Eighth community comes on board for CBC Thunder Bay Sounds of the Season
About 40,000 pounds of food will be flown to northern communities on Friday
CBC Thunder Bay's Sounds of the Season has added another destination.
The community of Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope) has come on board the annual event, which will see about 40,000 pounds (18,000 kilograms) of food — collected through the Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA) — delivered to eight northern communities on Friday.
It's all being done with the help of a number of sponsors, including the Thunder Bay International Airport, Wasaya Airways, North Star Air, Perimeter Aviation and KBM Resources.
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"It's tremendous to see the community come together for this event," said Michael Dick, CBC Thunder Bay executive producer. "When we work together, we can accomplish fantastic things, and help make this Christmas a great one for the residents of these eight communities."
"My heartfelt thanks go out to each of our Sounds of the Season sponsors, as well as everyone who has donated food and time to help make this year's event a huge success."
Eabametoong joins Neskantaga, Sandy Lake, Sachigo Lake, Weagamow (North Caribou Lake), Marten Falls, Nibinamik and Kasabonika Lake as destinations for the holiday deliveries.
CBC Thunder Bay will also be broadcasting live throughout the day Friday, Dec. 15 at the Thunder Bay International Airport. Morning host Lisa Laco will be on the main floor, and the broadcasts will also feature live musical performances by Thunder Bay's Jean-Paul De Roover.
CBC Thunder Bay staff will also be there giving away FREE holiday ornaments, while supplies last. Parking at the Thunder Bay International Airport is also free Friday for people who come to support Sounds of the Season.
Online to the Regional Food Distribution Association
By phone, call 1-855-CBC-SOTS (1-855-768-7222)
In-person food and monetary donations collected at:
- RFDA - 570 South Syndicate Ave, Thunder Bay, ON.
- On Friday, Dec. 15 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Thunder Bay International Airport.