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Dryden Native Friendship Centre salutes local employers

Local businesses were honoured at a lunch hosted by the Dryden Native Friendship Centre, April 15. Pictured (from left) are: DNFC’s Sally Ledger, WalMart’s Tammy Filke and Charlotte Coates; City of Dryden’s Nick Beyak and Kathy Huntus (behind); Norwest Printing’s Dave Neegan, CAP-C’s Arlene Williams, Norwest Printing’s Leroy Fiddler, Reid Wilson of Wilson’s Business Solutions, DNFC’s Laurie Fisher, Norwest Printing’s Travis Pitawanakwat, Kerrie Cameron and Roberta Semenko of McDonald’s and DNFC’s Roxanne VanTassel. Photo by Chris Marchand
Local businesses were honoured at a lunch hosted by the Dryden Native Friendship Centre, April 15. Pictured (from left) are: DNFC’s Sally Ledger, WalMart’s Tammy Filke and Charlotte Coates; City of Dryden’s Nick Beyak and Kathy Huntus (behind); Norwest Printing’s Dave Neegan, CAP-C’s Arlene Williams, Norwest Printing’s Leroy Fiddler, Reid Wilson of Wilson’s Business Solutions, DNFC’s Laurie Fisher, Norwest Printing’s Travis Pitawanakwat, Kerrie Cameron and Roberta Semenko of McDonald’s and DNFC’s Roxanne VanTassel. Photo by Chris Marchand

By Chris Marchand

The Dryden Native Friendship Centre held a lunch to pay tribute to several local businesses who have been very proactive in hiring members of Dryden’s urban Aboriginal population, April 15.

“In the past year I’ve been working with many of the employers to improve quality of life for urban Aboriginal people in Dryden, to find them employment or training, or placements,” said Roxanne VanTassel, Career Developer at the Dryden Native Friendship Centre. “The businesses here have been partnering with us and making that happen.”

Representatives from the City of Dryden, Norwest Printing, Wal-Mart, Wilson’s Business Solutions, CAP-C (Community Action Plan for Children) participated. Also invited were Solomon and Son’s Ltd, The Dryden Mission, Dryden Literacy, Contact North, Canadian Tire and Kokom’s Bannock Shack.

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