Past Events

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.

The Eagleheart Drummers

On the evening of June 30, 2021 the Eagleheart Drummers joined us in Orangeville for an Evening of Remembrance in honour of the many souls lost to the Indian Residential School System. You can watch the Facebook video here.

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

Dufferin County Cultural Resource Circle recognized this year’s National Indigenous Peoples Day with a virtual education celebration filmed at the Mino Kamik Medicine Wheel Garden on Saturday, June 19, 2021. This virtual celebration was featured on Facebook Live.

The intent of the virtual education celebration was to provide an understanding of local and regional Indigenous ancestries through the history of the Land Acknowledgement as well as a tour of the Healing Garden located at the Alder Recreation Complex in Orangeville.

Led by Elder Karen Vandenberg, viewers of this event learned the importance of the Mino Kamik Medicine Wheel Garden and how best to support and nurture its long-term viability and presence in the Orangeville Community.

David Nairn, Artistic Director of Theatre Orangeville, presented The Creation Story. Town of Orangeville Counsellor Joe Andrews opened the ceremony and acted as Master of Ceremonies.

To view the Facebook event click here.

Social Gathering 2020

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, 2019.

Community Gathering Potluck Lunch 2019

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 2019

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.