On November 4, 2020, Anishnawbe Health lost a great friend and neighbour. As a Foundation donor and volunteer Tricia Waldron was an enthusiastic champion for Anishnawbe Health, particularly in strengthening our relationship with our future neighbours in Corktown and the Canary District. As past editor of the Corktown News, Tricia led the Corktown Toronto campaign for a new home for Anishnawbe Health and with her friend Larry, offered to match donations to the campaign. Tricia's work inspired the neighbourhood to come together and raise nearly $60,000. In the last couple of months of her life, Tricia captained a team of walkers for the Scotiabank Marathon Virtual Charity Challenge that raised $12,000 for health and healing of the Indigenous Community in Toronto.
This year, on October 24, we are walking the Don to Downtown 5K Guided Walking Tour in Tricia's honour. The walk will be a pay-what-you-can fundraiser ($5 and up are eligible for a tax receipt), with all funds raised going towards the new home of Anishnawbe Health Toronto and the reclamation of traditional healing practices for the Indigenous community in Toronto.
Please join us by
1) making a donation in support of the health and wellness of the Urban Indigenous Community in Toronto, and to support the preservation and reclamation of Indigenous traditional healing practices; or
2) join our Scotiabank Charity Challenge team to walk or run in support of the Anishnawbe Health Foundation.
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Oct 22||Renee and David Bucholtz||$100.00|
|Oct 19||Sharon Zeiler||$50.00|
|Oct 14||Anonymous||Undisclosed amount|