Below are some of the past events hosted by the Dufferin County Cultural Resource Circle. Other past events may be seen or shown on the Events, Home and News pages.
DCCRC is pleased to announce its first 2020 Social Gathering to be held on Saturday, March 14 – 1 – 4 pm. Please come and join us in Room 215, Alder Street Recreation Centre, Orangeville. Share this moment with us. Bring your own project if you’d like. We ask that you bring your own beverage and snack. There will also be door prizes and announcements. All are welcome. Cancelled due to COVID-19
Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day is September 30 – Its purpose is to help create awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of Indian Residential Schools. During September, 2019, DCCRC sold orange t-shirts which we had created. Wording on the shirts included “EVERY CHILD MATTERS. Honouring the children who survived the Indian Residential Schools and remembering those who didn’t”. This was our way of taking the message out to our own community and encouraging discussion as well. Other local OSD fundraising for DCCRC occurred during September. In addition, our Community Elder spoke at the Orangeville Public Library’s Storyteller Hour on the actual day, September 30.
Community Gathering Potluck Lunch
On December 7, 2019, the Community Gathering Potluck Lunch was held at the T-D Room at Alder Street Recreation Centre. A great gathering of friends and sharing of each person’s food offering. The Young Creek Drum Group came all the way from Sault Ste Marie to bring the Young Creek Drum to our event. A great honour for all of us.
National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 20-21, 2019, DCCRC hosted our fifth annual National Indigenous Peoples Day. The Proclamation for recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day was presented to the Chief of Nawash.
This free, family-friendly event featured live music, Indigenous and local artisans and crafters, traditional drummers and dancers as well as traditional Indigenous foods. It was held at Alexandra Park behind Orangeville Town Hall.