THUNDER BAY – ‘Live from the Valhalla Inn’ the Wasaya Group Benefit Gala will be offered in HD Livestream+© for viewers across Northern Ontario and beyond.
The evening, which is a benefit for the Dennis Franklin Cromarty Living Centre and Youth Centres Thunder Bay features entertainment by Robin Ranger who will open the show. During dinner, Moccasin Joe will entertain the crowd.
Keynote talks by Wasaya Group President and CEO Tom Kam, Don Wing from Wasaya Dowland and Jonathan Kakegamic, the Principal from Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School.
There will also be presentations from youth and from Pierre Mapeso the Chair of Youth Centres Thunder Bay.
Shy-Anne will headline the show’s entertainment. Shy-Anne is fresh from her incredible success at the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards where she came home with six awards including Entertainer of the Year.
Last summer, at the Wasaya Group Annual General Meeting, the Wasaya Chiefs voted to support both the DFC Living Centre and a Youth Centre in the city. That move led to a partnership with the City of Thunder Bay for Youth Centres Thunder Bay.
The plan for the Dennis Franklin Cromarty Living Centre came about with youth and parents from Northern Ontario communities expressing to their Chiefs and Councils the need for a better way for young people coming to Thunder Bay to be housed. Those discussions led to action from Wasaya Group and Wasaya Dowland toward putting the thoughts into action.
The death of Jordan Wabasse, a young man from Webiquie who was attending high school in our city, and was the seventh young person in as many years to die in the city was the impetus for action, and Wasaya Group stepped up to implement the plan.
NetNewsledger.com is proud to support this effort with the HD Livestream+© so that the parents, friends and families of the youth in Thunder Bay can see what is shaping up to be a very exciting and enjoyable night of entertainment and fun.
To help make the DFC Living Centre and Youth Centres Thunder Bay places for all the youth to thrive and enjoy, you can make a donation to WeeCheeWayWin, the Wasaya Group’s charitable arm.