Nurturing Our Roots, Bridging Our Future – Traditional PowWow 12:00 pm
Nurturing Our Roots, Bridging Our Future – Traditional PowWow @ Montebello Park
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In partnership with the City of St Catharines. the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre and support from Celebration of Nations, Niagara Regional Native Centre is excited to be hosting it’s 4th Annual PowWow at Montebello Park this year! This free event boasts a variety of traditional crafts, foods and information. All are welcome to the Sunrise Ceremony at the Sacred Fire, Grand Entry at 12 noon followed by drumming, dancing and loads of fun! Drug & Alcohol free event, bring your own folding chair for comfort. Vendors, Sponsorship and Donations welcome. This event is hosted by the Niagara Regional Native Centre.
Public Meeting: Niagara Falls Cultural Hub and Farmer’s Market 7:00 pm
Public Meeting: Niagara Falls Cultural Hub and Farmer’s Market @ Niagara Falls History Museum
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm
The City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan expressed the desire for cultural intensification to create a vibrant and well planned city, and called for the development of an integrated, centralized cultural asset. The Main & Ferry area presents a unique opportunity to form a cultural cluster, as described in the City’s, and Region of Niagara’s Cultural Plan, in this neighbourhood. The project will operate as a new hub for culture and community in the historic Main & Ferry area. The project space, will be a dynamic creative space dedicated to arts, cultural engagement, and farmers’ market activity with additional publicly accessible space for community gatherings. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please take a few moments to fill out the short survey online. Visit letstalk.niagarafalls.ca for more information on this exciting new initiative. This event is hosted by the City of Niagara Falls.
Fall Lecture Series: Queen Victoria and Canada 10:00 am
Public Meeting: Canada’s Indian Act 7:30 pm
Public Meeting: Canada’s Indian Act @ St. Catharines Public Library, Central Branch
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm
Topic: The Indian Act, the intent, its role in the settlement process of Canada, and how and why we must collectively as Indigenous and Allied peoples work toward a vision of equity, justice, and fairness in Canada. Speaker: Darren Thomas, Lecturer on Indigenous Studies, Sir Wilfred Laurier University A Niagara District Council of Women Business Meeting will take place at 7:00pm. For more information, contact Gracia Janes (contact information above). This event is hosted by the Niagara District Council of Women.
Niagara Book Launch – Adam Shoalts 2:00 pm
Niagara Book Launch – Adam Shoalts @ Royal Canadian Legion #613
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #613 and Pelham Public Library present author Adam Shoalts, just back from his 5-month, 4,000 KM journey alone across Canada’s Arctic journey. The community is invited to celebrate with Adam as he launches A History of Canada in 10 Maps: The Epic, Untold Story of Canada’s Maps. Local author, explorer and adventurer Adam Shoalts recently released Alone Against the North to much acclaim. It won the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s 2016 Young Authors Award and the Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Award for northern literature. Alone Against the North spent twenty-six straight weeks on the national best-seller list, peaking at number 1 in Canada. Adam will be giving an illustrated talk. This event is free and refreshments will be served. Books are available for sale and signing. This event is hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #613 and Pelham Public Library.