September 30, 2021: Candle Vigil Walk to Medicine Wheel Garden
On September 30 at the Alder Street Recreation Centre we will be meeting between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm to do a candle vigil walk to the Medicine Wheel Garden. Once there we will have a 5 minute talk followed by 2 minutes of silence for the children recovered and yet to be recovered.
October 4, 2021: Annual Walk for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
On Monday, October 4, members of the Dufferin County Cultural Resource Circle (DCCRC), community leaders, and others from the community will gather together to recognize the National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).
These events, which are held across the country, aim to draw attention to the crisis, demanding action from all levels of government to stop the violence.
In a 2015 report from the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) it was noted that between 2000 to 2008, Aboriginal women and girls represented approximately 10 per cent of all female homicides in Canada, despite making up only three per cent of the country’s population.
The walk begins at 12:00 pm at the Dufferin County Court House parking lot. This parking lot is at the back of the court house near the intersection of Elizabeth and Louisa Streets in Orangeville.
November: Indigenous Teachings Month
Watch for more information as we get closer to this event.
Annual General Meeting (To be rescheduled)
In support of the Town of Orangeville’s decision in March, 2020 to close all facilities, we will be postponing our Annual General Meeting until further notice.
Current information on the Town of Orangeville policy is available by searching their web site here.