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Four Directions Community Gatherings: Teachings of the North

February 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Included in General Admission

Free for members

Adult – $18
Student/Senior – $15
Family $36
(Special Prices Tuesday)


This will be a series of four events that celebrates the planning, naming, and opening of a new Ceremonial Garden on the McMichael grounds, acknowledging the rich history of this land along with those communities who contributed to the development of Canada. Below are details of the first event in this series.

Join the McMichael and Elders Jim Dumont and Shelley Charles, and Lynn Short from Humber College as they unveil the location of a new Ceremonial Garden. Ojibway Elder Garry Sault from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation will also be here to share his knowledge through ceremony and storytelling revolving around the Indigenous presence and use of the land on which the McMichael is situated.

photograph of children walking in the snow

Snowshoe Hike
Meeting House, 1 and 2:45 pm

Join Kortright Centre for Conservation staff on a snowshoe hike to explore the beauty of nature (we will hike without snowshoes if there is not enough snow). Learn to identify some winter plants and find neat animal tracks on the ground, all while exploring the wonderful sights and sounds that nature has to offer.

Feel free to explore the nature touch table where you will find real furs, skulls and bones for everyone to touch, examine and learn about.

Ceremony and Talk
Meeting House, 1:45pm

Join Elders Shelley Charles and Garry Sault for an Indigenous ceremony, followed by storytelling revolving around the Indigenous presence and use of the land on which the McMichael is situated.

iPad Workshops
Meeting House, 1 and 2:45 pm

Take part in a fun artmaking activity within the gallery spaces. Using iPads guests will investigate and creatively respond to the unique approaches and techniques utilized by Woodland Artist Norval Morrisseau.


February 17, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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10365 Islington Ave
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J1C0 Canada
1(905) 893-1121