The interns are ready to embark on careers in water management in indigenous communities.
 
 
14 graduates were celebrated on September 233, 2022 at a moving graduation ceremony at Shawanaga First Nation's Pow Wow Grounds, just north of Parry Sound. It was easy to see the pride of completion on the faces of the interns and the proud parents and family that supported those interns during their journey into Water Management. Congratulations also to the caring and knowledgeable Water First Staff that taught, encouraged and motivated the interns along the way. 
Water First and their work with Indigenous communities has been supported by the awareness activities and fundraising efforts of international partners and supporters in a Rotary Global Grant. The Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville has contributed financially to this worthwhile initiative.
Rotary District 7010 lead by Steve Meadley has raised an amazing $150,000 for the next Internship now underway along the North Shore of Georgian Bay in partnership with Mamaweswen, The North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC), with seven member First Nations in Northern Ontario. Congratulations to District 7010 and all the Rotary Clubs that supported and fundraised for this project. Well done!
 
Reference: Diane Dance of the Rotary Club of Guelph, a partner in this Water First project. www.rotaryguelph.ca