The community of Sagamok-Anishnabek First Nation is gathering together to host a day of celebration as part of the groundbreaking of a new school.
The new school, which will cost just over $24-million dollars to build, will house students from junior kindergarten to grade eight.
The over 2,800 square meter facility will be 40% larger than the existing Biidaaban Kinoomaagegamik school that was built in 1985 and will feature a gymnasium, cafeteria, library, science room and spaces for high-needs learners to house just over 200 students.
The day includes a Sunrise Ceremony, a community breakfast, and a presentation by the architects and construction company at the new community hall.
Following the presentations, the ground-breaking will be held at 1666 Toulouse Road, which is adjacent to the present school building.
If all timelines are met, the community will celebrate a grand opening in September of next year.