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Outland Camps supports Books With No Bounds

June 2013


Dave Bradley Julia Emma Regional Chief Stan Beardy.

PHOTO: Dave Bradley, Julia and Emma Mogus and Regional Grand Chief Stan Beardy at the Aboriginal Youth Achievement and Recognition Awards 2013

Following the lead of former Ontario Lieutenant Governor, James Bartelman, Julia (15) and Emma (14) Mogus of Oakville are continuing to support literacy among Aboriginal youth by collecting and shipping thousands of books in to Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities across northern Ontario.   They have delivered in excess of 21,000 books to date with thousands more sitting in their basement ready to be processed and shipped north. 

Outland Camps owner/manager, Dave Bradley, was initially approached by Porter Airlines to assist the Books With No Bounds team (which also included Mom, Janet Mogus and friend/supporter, Oakville Councillor, Pam Damoff) with logistics on their recent trip north.  Porter has been helping the girls with transportation from Southern Ontario to Thunder Bay.  Wasaya Airways has been assisting with air travel and transport of books from Thunder Bay into the northern communities.  On this last trip Half-way Motors Nissan provided a Nissan Cube for local transportation while the Best Western Nor'Wester Hotel and Conference Centre took care of accommodation.  Outland Camps is providing book storage and book forwarding/road transport assistance from our Thunder Bay office when required. 

Julia Mogus Emma Mogus In Front Of Outland TBay Office

PHOTO: Books With No Borders team visits Outland Camps Thunder Bay office. Front Row (L to R): Pam Damoff (Councillor City of Oakville), Emma, Julia, Janet Mogus (Mom).  Back Row (L to R): Dave Bradley (Owner/Business Development), Jenn Morrison (Owner/Regional Manager), Lynne Montgomery (Operations Manager Camps and Catering Services), Joel Hagarty (Manager, Type 2 Forest Fire Crew Services), Rose Therrien (Manager Northwest Fire Pumps Services), Harry Gesic (Fire Crew Boss), Lester Bouchard (Fire Crew Boss)

Dave joined the foursome at the Aboriginal Youth Achievement and Recognition Awards dinner where Julia and Emma were winners of the Community Involvement Award.  Regional Chief, Stan Beardy, NAN Deputy Chief Goyce Kakagemic and newly elected Fort William First Nation Chief Georjann Morriseau all had an opportunity to speak to the youth and their families and supporters.  It truly was an inspirational evening with a fantastic line-up of First Nations youth from across the province being recognized for their achievements.

Also, during their recent trip, the Books With No Bounds crew travelled with  Chief Stan Beardy to the remote community of Fort Severn.  It was an eye opening experience for all.  They were blown away by the hospitality of the community and the warm and friendly people there.  Chief Beardy has been a keen supporter of Julia and Emma since they first met about a year ago when he was first elected Ontario Regional Grand Chief.

Visit the Julia and Emma's Facebook page and their website for more news and information.  They are truly Teens on a Mission!

 Pam Damoff Julia Mogus Emma Mogus Janet Mogus DB

PHOTO: No visit to Thunder Bay would be complete without Finnish Pancakes at the Hoito Restaurant!.  L to R: Pam Damoff, Julia, Emma, Janet Mogus, Dave Bradley

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