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Vanessa Big George, a member of Naongashiing First Nation started her business “Esthetics by Vee” while on the Self Employment Program. Her interest was sparked after she completed the Esthetics Program at Seven Generations Education Institute. Vanessa started her business as a Mobile unit, travelling to First Nation communities, events, and as requested by many patrons. She was able to secure a shop in the Nanicost building.
The focus of her business is esthetics, spa-rty’s and Self-care workshops. Some of her services and products include: 1) Body Waxing; 2) Professional Makeup; 3) Nail Care; and 4) Facial & Massages. There are additional costs for mobile esthetics services and a mileage charge for trips outside of Fort Frances.
There was some difficulty in maintaining her shop during the COVID 19 pandemic therefore Vanessa took on employment at a local community until it is safe to deliver the services her business provides.Read More
Each year Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong holds a Recognition Banquet in one of our communities for successful clients and the winners of the Youth Bursary Awards.
The Recognition Awards recognizes and honours the achievements of individuals who participated in programs offered through Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong. Training is just one stop of life-long learning. It is our job to help individuals to take steps towards achieving their career goals. Many overcame obstacles, some leaving their home communities to pursue their dreams. The achievers represent the dreams and aspirations of all our clients.
Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong encourages and support students who are striving to excel in a field of their interest and to recognize students for their academic performance through the Youth Achievers Bursary Award Program.
There are bursary awards in categories that recognize students in the areas of academic, attendance, community volunteer/service, sports, cultural areas in addition to a speech/essay poster contest. A total of 20 bursaries are awarded.