LOCAL EVENTS

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SACRED FIRE IN RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

September 30, 2021
1-3pm

This is a come and go event being held at M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre (1045 3rd Ave West, Owen Sound)


Join them for a Sacred Fire.
They will have tobacco available so that people can offer prayers.

We ask that those attending wear a mask  and practice safe social distancing and COVID protocols.

The new stat holiday is called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is meant to be a day for Canadians to spread awareness of and reflect on the tragedies experienced by Indigenous people as a result of the country’s former residential school system.

“Orange Shirt Day” is a day when we honour those Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada.

For more information please contact admin@mwikwedong.com or call 519-371-1147 and speak with reception.

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NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION CEREMONY

September 30, 2021
3-5pm

Please join us on September 30th, 2021, 3:00 to 5:00PM at Kelso Beach Park

The Gitche Namewikwedong Reconciliation Garden welcomes you to a time of reflection, sharing and learning on this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Join us for ceremonies to honour and remember, and for the opportunity to come together and move forward in a good way.

COVID protocols will be in effect. Please wear a mask, observe
social distancing, and stay away if you are unwell.
Bring a lawn chair if you wish to sit.


Thanks to the Community Foundation Grey Bruce for their support of this event

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CELEBRATION OF THE ARRIVAL OF NOOKOMIS GITCHE NAME'KWE

October 2, 2021
2-4pm

You are invited to join us in celebrating the arrival of Nookomis Gitche Name’ Kwe . Grandmother Sturgeon Comes Home, to the Reconciliation Garden at Kelso Beach Park, on Saturday October 2nd 2021, 2:00 - 4:00PM

This public art piece was commissioned by the Gitche Namewikwedong Reconciliation Garden Committee,
which selected Anishinaabe-kwe artist/sculptor Kathryn Corbiere from M’Chigeeng FN on Manitoulin Island to imagine and create this work.

The sculpture brings home to the garden the sacred presence and the teachings of Grandmother Sturgeon, and we look forward to celebrating with you.

COVID protocols will be in effect.
Please wear a mask, observe social distancing, and stay away if you are unwell. Bring a lawn chair if you wish to sit.

Thanks to the Community Foundation Grey Bruce and The City of Owen Sound for their generous support

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