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The Aurora Cultural Centre in Partnership with the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation present:

Honouring the Children

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Jared Big Canoe of Georgina Island will lead the recognition and acknowledgement of this historic day, through traditional ceremony, reflections, song and dance. Stay afterwards to create a healing card to send to our closest Indigenous neighbours on Georgina Island.

Ceremony: 4:00 PM

Jared Big Canoe & Honoured Guests from the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation. Performing artist J Rez will debut his new song The Children. Additional programming includes music, dance and remarks.

Healing Card Activity: 5:15 PM

Join artist Alicia Allare at the art station to create a healing card with your own message of hope. These cards reflecting your support will be gathered up to send to Georgina Island First Nation. The art station is located at at the eastern end of the park, near the fence by the Aurora Armoury.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

  • This event is offered at no charge; all ages welcomed.
  • Cash donations will be gratefully received on site to support the Waabgon Gamig First Nation School on Georgina Island.
  • A merchandise table staffed by Georgina Island will offer products for sale.
  • Cash is requested for both donations and the merch table.
  • Consider bringing your own chair or blankets for physically-distanced seating in front of the bandshell.
  • Consider picking up some local Aurora takeout from one of our many area restaurants to enjoy in the park. CFWI The Armoury will have a limited takeout selection available that evening.
  • COVID-19 health and safety protocols are in place for this outdoor event in Aurora Town Park. Attendees will be ask to conduct a health screening at time of entry, and asked to provide name and address for contact tracing purposes.
The Town of Aurora invites you to stay on in Town Park for an evening of learning, meaningful reflection and a sacred fire. Ceremony and presentation led by Anishinaabe Grandmother Kim Wheatley, Elder Pat Floody and Ancestral Knowledge Keeper Raiden Levesque. 6 pm – 8 pm

More information at www.aurora.ca/truthandreconciliation

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