Grant Writing Committee Team members were ecstatic when they learned that the Board of Directors of the Johansen Larsen Foundation has decided to provide Procyon Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre with funding for the 2022 Hydro and utilities costs for our critical care and rehabilitation work program. Procyon is very grateful to the JL foundation for their significant assistance and thanks them for their generosity.
About the Johansen Larsen Foundation:
The JLF was established in 2008 after Marianne Larsen received a large sum of money from a family friend, Boje Johansen, shortly before he died. Boje was born in Denmark in 1935. He left Denmark when he was a teenager and sailed to South America, making his way to Canada. By the 1950s, he was settled in Toronto where he met Rose Atkinson, a Cree Indigenous woman who became his life-long partner. They lived, travelled, and worked together for over 40 years. During the 1970s, they operated a general merchandise store in Rose’s community (Fort George then Chisasibi on the eastern shore of James Bay, Quebec). Later they ran a hotel in Florida. After retirement, they divided their time between Ontario and their summer house in Denmark. Rose died in 2004 and Boje in 2007.
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