Project Healing Waters
Ten soldiers, both U.S. and Canadian, are packing their bags and counting down the days to “Healing On The Albany,” a week of fishing from our Miminiska Lodge. The event is now just days away, (July12-20) and Mark Snyder, PHW coordinator says everything is all set.
Thanks to Ed Newby, the flights from Chicago to Thunder Bay are taken care of. Thanks to Ed Newby, American Airlines is rounding up the soldiers from around the U.S. to get them to Chicago. Thanks to Dallas Bergl CEO of Inova Federal Credit Union whose $5000 donation has arrived to buy the rods, reels, and terminal tackle. And thanks to the many friends of Wilderness North for their donations of even more money to provide for clothing, equipment, and supplies.
Here is the list we will be welcoming:
Team Canada: (All stationed out of Manitoba.)
Mateusz “Matt” Kozakiewicz
Neil Frustaglio, Green Bay, Wis.
Bill Johnston, Pittsburgh, Penn.
Russell Martin, Dover, Del.
Mike Oreskavic, Eugene, Ore.
Sam Floberg, Fargo, ND
Jacque “Jake” Keeslar, Washington, DC
Josh Gonzales, Hickory NC (Josh is not only a vet but will also be Mark’s assistant guide, and fly-casting instructor.)
We are all excited and can’t wait to do our part in saying a little thank you for the big job these young men have done to preserve freedom for all of us.
Information about the event, and how you can still contribute is just click away. Click here.