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Friendship centre loses funding – Interlake Spectator

by NationTalk on January 6, 2012567 Views

Friendship centre loses funding

By Teresa Carey

A grant of $84,500 through the federal Department of Canadian Heritage has fallen through for the Riverton & District Friendship Centre, a fixture in Riverton for 30 years, shaking the organization right down to its very foundation.

It is a grant which the centre has enjoyed for the past 11 years, and which it has come to rely on. The funding has made possible all sorts of Aboriginal youth programming, directed to a wide geographical area that went well beyond the Village of Riverton’s borders.

“We really thought this was going to come through,” said Tanis Grimolfson, Executive Director of the Riverton & District Friendship Centre (RDFC).

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