Project Type
Partnership
Location
Fort Frances, Ontario

Aazhogan

Aazhogan means “Bridge” in Ojibwe and represents both the International Bridge at Fort Frances and the opportunities associated with bridging ideas and initiatives. It is in this spirit that Rainy River First Nations and The BMI Group formed the Aazhogan LP partnership.

In the News/Media Release

Here is to new beginnings

The Aazhogan partnership cutting the ribbon at the Fort Frances International Bridge.
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An Important Crossing

“I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has supported this initiative, including the Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra,MPP Greg Rickford, our neighbouring municipalities and First Nations, and of course the countless individuals who have expressed their support. Rainy River First Nations is proud to be acquiring this important crossing between two countries”

  • Chief Robin McGinnis of the Rainy River First Nations
Image credit: Kevin Lund
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A Key Component

“We are thrilled to be partners with Rainy River First Nations on the purchase of the bridge. Like the communities, we want to ensure the Bridge remains open for tourism and trade. It is one of the key components for a sustainable economy and will form part of a welcoming experience for everyone who crosses the Bridge into Fort Frances and International Falls.”

  • Paul Veldman, Managing Partner of the BMI Group
Image credit: Kevin Lund