The Winner of the Name the Bear Contest Is …


The bear is now officially name MAKWA
which is the Algonquin, Ojibwe name for black bear.

Prize …

Jackie donated her prize to the Mattawa Women’s Resource Centre.

THANK YOU for your enthusiastic participation in this contest – we had over 150 entries! The committee narrowed it down to 20 names and then ultimately Makwa was chosen! In order to be fair, everyone who suggested this name had their names entered into a random draw.