Dryden Homeward Bound

The Kenora District Services Board (KDSB), in partnership with the Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) and the Dryden Native Friendship Centre (DNFC), is pleased to announce that it has purchased the former Pinewood School Property located at 91 Rourke Avenue in Dryden from the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board.

While the property has been sitting vacant for a number years; it is will provide an excellent opportunity for the Dryden Homeward Bound project to be developed and for the community to be positioned to have other new housing projects to be developed.

“Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services is once again very happy and excited to partner with KDSB, DNFC and the community of Dryden to develop additional safe affordable housing options with associated education, employment and childcare enhancements for the district” stated Don McBain, Executive Director, OAHS

“DNFC committed to working with our community partners, KDSB & OAHS, on this exciting initiative that will improve the quality of life for our community members” stated DNFC president, Shelley Toft

“The KDSB will be working with the City of Dryden and the community as we go through the rezoning and planning process to ensure the use of the property meets the Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw requirement, stated Henry Wall, CAO, KDSB, “Further, we are committed to ensuring that the community and the neighbourhood is fully informed and is engaged in the process as we move forward on the developments that will take place.”

The Kenora District Services Board took possession of the property on March 30, 2017. For further information, please contact Ruth McMillan at the KDSB at 807-223-2100 extension 2225 or by email at rmcmillan@kdsb.on.ca

Henry Wall, Chief Administrative Officer, KDSB

Don McBain, Executive Director, OAHS

Sally Ledger, Executive Director, DNFC

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