Weechi-it-te-win wins award for family programs

By Robin McCormick
West end Correspondent

February 14 was not only the gift of love for Valentines Day, it was also a time to recognize Weechi-it-te-win Family Service (WFS) to appreciate all the love the people employed at WFS put into their commitment to make a better life for all they provide service too and the entire district.

WFS was honoured to receive a “Certificate of Appreciation “ from the Province of Ontario for Non-Profit Sector Appreciation week 2024.

Mayor Andrew Hallikas nominated WFS and said “Weechi-it-te-win sponsors a variety of quality family events that are inclusive to everyone in our area and that enrich the quality of life for all of us. It’s Non Profit Organizations such as WFS that make our community a better place to live, work and play for everyone. I’m very thankful for all the wonderful work that they do, not only with  their 9 First Nations partners, but other local communities.”

Weechi-it-te-win Family Service accepts an award for their work in creating inclusive family events. On hand to accept the honour were Chris Henderson (Board President) and Laurie Rose (Executive Director). Fort Frances mayor Andrew Hallikas, right, nominated the organization for the provincial award. – Robin McCormick photo

WFS Executive Director Laurie Rose and Board President Chris Henderson received the award on behalf of behalf of WFS.

Laurie said, “We are honoured to receive the certificate of Appreciation from the Province of Ontario and appreciate Mayor Hallikas for nominating us. Our staff work very hard at their job’s providing family treatment, prevention-oriented programming, healing and wellness meant to maintain and enrich the lives of everyone in our partner First Nations surrounding municipal communities.”