NEECHI COMMONS IS CLOSed
but Aboriginal Designers Co-Op is very OPEN
Mon to Tues 10:30am – 3:30pm; Wed to Sat 10:30am – 5:30
HOW TO HELP NEECHI
Many people have expressed their shock and condolences over the closing of Neechi Commons at the end of June. Some have asked if there is any way that they might help. Well, maybe there is:
#1. Weare exploring ways of re-opening Neechi Commons and ensuring renewed opportunities for Indigenous and other neighbourhood residents. However, for this to happen we urgently need to find a large community-minded investor, or group of investors,willing toprovide major new interim financing.So if you are connected to a foundation, an SRI (socially responsible investment) fund, or community oriented business investor, that might step to the plate, please contact us as soon as possible. If you are not connected directly, who do you know who is?
Niigaan Sinclair’s commentary on Neechi’s closing makes a strong case for renewed community investment:
You can still contact us at our office at Neechi Commons: firstname.lastname@example.org , or (204) 949-1338. If you phone, please enter 109 after the answering message starts. If no one is available when you call, please leave a message when prompted (after 6 rings).
#2. We are looking for a sustainable way of “re-inventing” the Commons, with new products and services, management and governance. Please contact us if you are connected with a business or a business idea that might do well at Neechi Commons; or with a training program or other social service that could fit in.
……………………….. September 7, 2018
Thank You! Neechi Foods Co-Op Ltd. is very grateful for all the customer support and good wishes that we have received over 28 ½ years in business. Miigwetch!
FOOD MARKET, CAFE, CATERING, BAKERY, ARTS and CRAFTS – ALL CLOSED
865 Main Street (at Euclid Ave.), Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 3N9