As stated earlier, the Moses Sheppard Scholarship Award is not a core funded scholarship. Meaning that when we run out of funds, we will no longer be able to help Thunder Bay's graduating students pursuing their education at a post-secondary level.
This is only possible with some financial contributions, and we are proud to recognize some of the great support we have received in the past.
Firstly, without going through all the names over the years, but to everyone who purchased a ticket to join us at our annual fundraising dinner, thank you so very much.
There are many more business who donated prizes or gifts and to each we say Thank You for your support. Every little bit helps and make our event a lasting impression for those attending.
We also get very good support from individuals who either donate gifts, make some gifts and help us in many other ways. Thanks to everyone for your continued support, much appreciated.
The Thunder Bay and District Injured Workers Support Group have also been very good supporters as each year they purchase either one or two entire tables and fill them with their injured workers members.
They are also a non funded, not for profit group and any donation they can give to the MSSA is greatly appreciated. Since the Lakehead Labour Centre has been demolished, you can find their office at 1201 Jasper Drive in Thunder Bay on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Due to limited space, it is recommended that you call ahead at 807-622-8897 or you can find them at www.thunderbayinjuredworkers.com
Here is another man from the Steelworkers that has given us tremendous support, from donations to having us take part in the final auction at the Lakehead Labour Centre, Bruce Frost donated a percentage to the MSSA for us to organize and conduct the auction. Many thanks for that and for the use of the Labour Centre as we know realize just how spoiled we were.
How can I even start to say thanks to these guys. We know that Moses was involved with the Steelworkers and at one point he was the President of his Local, but they certainly have gone beyond the call of duty in helping us.
Herb Daniher has been at the forefront for any of the fundraisers we've had. He has approached different locals, made phone calls, sent emails. Herb was also responsible for the sports memorabilia which were auctioned off at the 2015 Fundraiser that accompanied a hockey stick signed by all four of the Staal Brothers.