Fundraiser to help family reunion

Verna Calder may not be able to see much longer.
Suffering from a rare form of glaucoma, Calder already has completely lost her vision in one eye—and is edging closer to becoming totally blind.
Before that happens, she has one wish: to see her family again. A benefit dinner and talent show is trying to make that wish come true.
“Her brothers and sisters were fostered out in 1961 and they’ve never come home as a family,” said Calder’s sister, Linda Jack.
Calder’s three brothers and two sisters were taken from their mother, Yvonne Spoon of Seine River First Nation, and placed in various foster homes throughout Canada and the United States as children.
Over the years, she re-established contact with them but has never seen the entire family together again.
“We want to bring all the siblings home before she looses her eyesight completely,” Jack explain-ed.
A family reunion is planned for this summer. In effort to raise money to fly in relatives, a benefit dinner and talent show is planned next Friday (April 26) at the Nani-cost gymnasium.
It will include a meal starting at 5 p.m., and then musical entertainment featuring Elvis DeBungee & Late Night Jammers at 8.
Organizers are asking for a $10 donation from those who attend.

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