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WIFN LIBRARY RECEIVES DONATION

The Bkejwanong Library will soon see improvements thanks to a $10,000 donation from Sun Canadian Pipe Line’s Community Support Program. These funds will help the library enhance its technology, health and safety, building maintenance, and library collection.
Librarian Anne Fournier welcomed Tony Waters from Sun Canadian Pipe Line and presented Mr. Waters with gifts and a coffee reception on July 11. Also present were library staff member Lisa Soney, volunteer Jaynes “Press” Altiman, Councillor Alan Jacobs, Policy Analyst James Jenkins, and Dean Jacobs. Dr. Jacobs, Consultation Manager for Bkejwanong’s External Projects program, was instrumental in coordinating the donation.
Bkejwanong Library plans to host a community open house after the first phase of the project is complete. Keep an eye out for upcoming notices.

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SCIENCE AT A POW WOW

The Walpole Island Elementary School Pow Wow had it all. With exhibits such as craft venders, traditional food for sale and excellent dancing and drumming, one of the highlights that sets the school’s pow wow apart is how they  incorporate education.  Let’s Talk Science was there showing the students and community many science projects that were very educational and could be made easily at home.

The beauty with such a pow wow is the sharing and the teaching, as one of the Let’s talk Science members, Pointed out “This was my first time attending a Pow Wow and it was an experience I will never forget.  The sounds of singing and drumming filled the school yard.  The regalia worn by the dancers was breath taking and the little children who took part in the ceremony immediately put a smile on your face.

I helped staff the Let’s Talk Science booth and we had students make gak using Elmer’s glue, food colouring and borax.  By way of this activity, students were introduced to the properties of polymers.  We continued making gak until our supplies ran out – the activity was a hit!”