As we approach the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th, Wine Rack stores across Ontario will once again partner with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) throughout September. DWF is an Indigenous-led national charity that aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Last year, Wine Rack stores raised a total of $100,000 in support of the organization.

Status/Non-Status, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, DJ Shub to Play Toronto’s Free Ziigwan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival

It’s finally March, and it feels like the great thaw might finally be commencing. Signs of spring are starting to pop up, like Toronto’s Ziigwan Indigenous music and arts festival — a free musical celebration of new beginnings.

Hudson’s Bay Foundation and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund Partner to Launch Oshki Wupoowane | The Blanket Fund

Business Wire – Moving Forward, 100% of Net Proceeds from the Sale of all HBC Point Blankets will go to Indigenous Peoples. The First $1 Million Contribution from Hudson’s Bay Foundation Helps Launch the Initiative

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Sales of iconic Hudson’s Bay blankets will now support fund for Indigenous initiatives

CBC – The Hudson’s Bay Foundation and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund have announced that from now on, 100 per cent of the net proceeds from the sale of HBC’s famed striped wool blankets will provide support for Indigenous cultural, artistic and educational activities through a newly launched initiative called Oshki Wupoowane — The Blanket Fund.

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School project garners accolades from community

Toronto Star – Students from JA Laird Elementary School have welcomed community feedback from businesses in the Columbia Valley, and even from some residential school survivors, on a recent school project.

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Sacred Heart of Jesus named Downie and Wenjack Fund Legacy School

Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board – Staff and students at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Elementary School have committed to improving the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education and connections between all people in Canada. These efforts have recognized Sacred Heart as a Legacy School through the Downie and Wenjack Fund.

Canada’s top doubles luge team gets creative to fill sponsorship role

CTV News – Canada’s top doubles luge team had to get creative in order to find a new sponsor to help fund their 2021 World Cup season.

Tristan Walker and Justin Snith are getting ready to head to Germany to start their World Cup season to compete in three World Cups and a world championship in January and like all high performance athletes, the dynamic luge duo rely on sponsorship deals to help finance their World Cup and Olympic dreams – most years.

Dan Levy Calls U Of Alberta’s Indigenous Course ‘Transformational’

HuffPost – Dan Levy made good use of the extra time he got during the COVID-19 lockdown — but he’s not done yet. In August, the “Schitt’s Creek” star signed up for a free 13-week online course on Indigenous history and issues at the University of Alberta, and encouraged fans to join him.

Durham to host new podcast series

Oshawa Express – The first four episodes are available now, featuring guests such as Regional Chair John Henry; CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Rocco Rossi; Executive Director and Co-Head of the Toronto International Film Festival Joana Vicente; and President and CEO of the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund Sarah Midanik.

Moosonee Public School joins Legacy School program

Timmins Today – Moosonee Public School (MPS) has taken the next step in raising awareness about residential schools by registering to be a Legacy School.

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