Events

Upcoming Events in 2022:

Three Sisters Garden Planting

May 21st @ 2:00 pm at the Shelburne Community Garden.

Did you know that corn, beans, and squash are called the “Three Sisters”? A number of Native American tribes interplanted this trio because they thrive together, much like three inseparable sisters.

The teaching will be provided by Elders of the Seneca Nation of Six Nations. We will be gathering at the north end of Fiddle Park in the Shelburne Community Garden, the teaching will begin at 2 pm. We hope to see you there!

You can learn more about the Legend of the Three Sisters here.

 

Indigenous Peoples Day

June 25th @ 1:00 pm at the Alder Soccer fields behind the Alder Street Recreation Centre.

We commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

Memorial Walk for Residential Schools

October 1st at 12:00 pm. Meet at the main door of the Alder Street Recreation Centre.

This walk is held in commemoration of the survivors of Canada’s residential school system. The honour walk serves to give the community some space and time to pay respects to the survivors of residential schools.

Indigenous Day of Action

October 8th @ 2:00pm. Meet at the back entrance of the County of Dufferin Court House on Elizabeth St. between Louisa St. and Clara St. for the walk to Orangeville’s Town Hall.

Across Canada, the day is marked by ceremonies and celebrations that highlight cultural performances and activities, displays of arts and crafts, and events that recognize the contributions by Indigenous people.