Thank you everyone, for your support with this year’s 8th Annual Schomberg Country Run.
Together, we continue to make a difference.
Reverend Sheilagh Ashworth speaks about the Schomberg Country Run at Synod. See YouTube video here.
“…Reverend Sheilagh Ashworth’s opening remarks included the news that the Boil Water advisory has been lifted for Pikangikum, and they now have qualified personnel to monitor the central water supply. Work continues to pipe the water to the homes of the families living in the community. There is ongoing construction/installation of indoor bathrooms and running water in kitchens, which is where thousands of dollars raised by the Run have been going over the years.” http://kingsentinel.com/?wpfb_dl=563
Building off last year’s success, the Schomberg Country Run, which took participants through the beautiful countryside of King Township, raised a significant portion of the funds support the clean drinking water initiative for Pikangikum and the work of the Anglican Parish of Lloydtown (Kettleby, Nobleton & Schomberg).
You can get involved for 2019 by sponsoring the event, registering for the run or by volunteering on race day. For more information, call (905) 939-2314
This family-friendly event welcomes everyone.
The Schomberg Country Run is always on the last Saturday of September
In the year 2000 the Pikangikum reserve in northern Ontario had the highest suicide rate in the world.
- Schomberg and Pikangikum had the same population in 2000. After our priest visited with the Anglican National Indigenous Bishop, The Right Rev. Mark Macdonald, we started the Schomberg Country Run to increase awareness and begin to address this very difficult issue. The Pimatisiwin Nipi Living Water Group has been successful in installing a number of water systems in homes in Pikangikum and is working with local residents there to address issues of basic infrastructure for water and waste removal.
- To learn more about water issues in Ontario Reserves click here https://www.facebook.com/Pimatisiwin-Nipi-Group-Living-Water-226299507559718/