The Schomberg Country Run is always on the last Saturday of September
Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in the Annual Schomberg 5K Country Run. The route will take you through the surrounding rolling hills and farmland of Schomberg. Proceeds from the run will support Clean Water for Pikangikum; a clean drinking water initiative for Indigenous communities in the North, and the work of the Anglican Parish of Lloydtown (Kettleby, Nobleton & Schomberg). You can get involved by sponsoring the event, by registering for the run or by volunteering on race day. Visit Eventbrite and search the run or call (905)939-2914
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/