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Fort fundraising to support six summer jobs
Former Fort George employee Craig Burney spent five summers working at the historic site and said it was the best job he ever had. (Supplied)

The Friends of Fort George is hiring six summer employees this year thanks to a partial federal grant, but needs to raise an additional $17,000 to help pay for the positions.

Before the pandemic the non-profit hired anywhere from 15 to 20 summer workers but could only afford four last year. With community help the organization hopes to cover the costs of six new positions this year.

Donations made through the Canada Helps Great Canadian Giving Challenge will enter the organization in a draw to win an additional $20,000. Every dollar donated is a chance for the organization to win.

“A colleague informed me offhand that ‘This will be the best job I’ll ever have.’ He could not have been more correct,” former Fort George employee Craig Burney said in a Friends of Fort George news release.

Donations can be made at http://www.friendsoffortgeorge.ca/donate/index.html

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