RBC Awards Blue Water Project to KO Community Initiatives

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Charity Initiatives was created in June 2009 to provide youth with recreation and education opportunities. Royal Bank of Canada has awarded KOCI with a Blue Water Community Grant of $5,000 to enable the partner First Nation to raise awareness of sources water conservaiton. Youth and Elders will be travelling the land this summer to learn about the watershed, how bogs filter water and where to find springs. The Elders teaching good water practices and the communities wanted to provide a chance for the youth to learn in their communities in the language. An art contest and tours of the local water plant will also be available to the youth. For more informaiton about the project and the registered charity, contact Brian Walmark (brianwalmark@knet.ca) 877.737.5638 X 1261. See the pictures.