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Trees, Roots and Other Natural Stories

This Family Sunday will explore our personal and collective relationships with nature. Learn about the building of the Minokamik Garden, reflect on the spiritual meaning of trees, and celebrate the interconnectedness of human and environmental wellbeing through the sharing of stories and music.

Art Activities and Workshops

June 18, 2023

Art activities and workshops from 11 am to 4 pm

Performance by KUNE
at 2 pm

Special Family Sunday Kids Menu and Grab and Go options available at Cabin.

FREE ADMISSION on Family Sundays

Please note that parking fees ($7) are still in effect

Treelines, Shapes and Colours | Drop-in Family Art Workshop 

Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Instructor: Don Chretien
Location: Education Space
All Ages

Led by Ojibwe artist and educator Don Chretien, this art workshop will examine the visual forms and colours of trees while probing their spiritual meaning within Anishinaabe culture. Demonstrating his personal artistic approach, Chretien will encourage participants to create their own representation of trees, a symbol of life and growth across cultures.

Rooted and Re-rooted | Storytelling Circle

Time: 11:15 am, 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm
Location: Starting in the Grand Hall
All Ages

With a guided viewing of Sara Angelucci’ s Uproot, Re-root project, this storytelling circle will explore how deeply our communities are defined by our often complicated relations with nature.

Minokamik Garden Story | Outdoor Workshop

Time: 11 am and 12:30 pm
Instructor: Christina Kerr, Creative Learning Program Development Manager
Location: Minokamik Garden
All Ages

Learn how Elder Shelley Charles, horticulturalist Lynn Short and the McMichael’s Creative Learning Team successfully rallied local schools, organizations, and neighbours to construct a beautiful garden of Indigenous flora that has become a site of spiritual, artistic and community gathering. The McMichael’s Christina Kerr, who was part of the project from the very beginning, will share stories about the creation of the Minokamik Garden and invite participants to get hands-on with landscaping and planting activities


Universal Echoes performance by Kune, Canada’s Global Orchestra

Time: 2 to 3 pm
Location: Gallery 8
All Ages

Born and raised in different parts of the world, the musicians of Kune have all been personally affected by displacement, conflict, and global warming. For Kune, making music together is a way to build awareness, galvanize community response and inspire hope that environmental challenges can be resolved by working together. Universal Echoes reminds us that the most innovative solutions come from a deep commitment to traditional cultures and an openness to dialogue and transformation.

About Kune, Canada’s Global Orchestra

Kune, Canada’s Global Orchestra celebrates Canada’s cultural diversity through the shared language of music. The performing musicians are Aline Morales, vocals, congas, pandeiro, alfaia and zabumba; Demetri Petsalakis, lyra, guitar and oud; Matias Recharte, drum, cajón and percussion; Padideh Ahrarnejad, tar and Selcuk Suna, vocals, clarinet and tenor saxophone, and they come from Peru, Burkina Faso, Iran and beyond, together creating a sound that is at once global and distinctively local.


June 18, 2023
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