Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nations is a proud and progressive Algonquin community situated on the shores of the Bonnechere River and Golden Lake in Renfrew County. They applied for funds to purchase 12 sets of new bunker gear to protect their volunteer firefighters. Their current gear in outdated and unsafe and none of what they have will fit any of the women volunteers.
They applied for $23,500 and were awarded $15,000 so we could share more funds with other departments. As always, we are overwhelmed with applications and want to help as many as possible. With this grant they will be able to purchase eight new sets of bunker gear. I personally called Angelina Commanda, the administrative assistant, public works, to share the good news.