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Sun, May 05


Old St. Thomas Church + Facebook Live

Šawelihcikewin Fundraising Campaign Launch

Keynote Speaker: Chief Peter Wesley, Moose Cree FN We have a major grant to announce!

Šawelihcikewin Fundraising Campaign Launch
Šawelihcikewin Fundraising Campaign Launch

Time & Location

May 05, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Old St. Thomas Church + Facebook Live, Old St. Thomas Church, Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0, Canada

About the event

Launch of the Šawelihcikewin Fundraising Campaign - Phase I: Save Old St. Thomas

Join us in front of Old St. Thomas Church in Moose Factory

Or by Facebook Livestream @

We will acknowledgement past support received, especially the leading contributions from Moose Cree First Nation.

MC: Robert Faries, Chair, St. Thomas Restoration Committee, MRHHA

Keynote Speaker: Chief Peter Wesley, Moose Cree First Nation

We will then launch the campaign - and new campaign website - with the announcement of a major new grant from Canadian Heritage.

"We support the restoration of Old St. Thomas to serve the community with traditional and new purposes, with a focus on programming that strengthens families, culture, arts, and language. It is a powerful way of honouring the legacy of our loved ones and ancestors who have been laid to rest in the cemetery."  

Chief Peter Wesley, Moose Cree First Nation

“The Government of Canada is excited to support Moose Factory's 350th anniversary project. This project will create a valuable space where Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities can come together to celebrate our shared heritage and forge strong, lasting bonds. We look forward to seeing this place become a crossroads of mutual respect, enriching dialogue, shared support and active preservation of our collective heritage.” 

The Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage

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