We had a great time at the Ginawadaganac Series event on Saturday! We enjoyed the drumming and the valuable stories that Larry McDermott and Barry Sarazin shared with us during the opening pipe ceremony and welcoming to our guests. The drum group performed a song that everyone danced to in honour of our executive director Larry and all the work he has accomplished as an Algonquin elder. Barry presented the Algonquin language booklet along with some Algonquin concepts to our participants of all ages. We also made a traditional Algonquin community feast with Bison burgers, strawberry water, and our desert made with wild rice (manoomin), strawberries and maple syrup. Our participants were eager to help prepare the food and clean up, which was so greatly appreciated during the event. The event reflected the voluntary spirit that we wish to emphasize which strengthens the community. Chii meegwetch, thank you, merci to all who participated in our event, and we hope that everyone had a great time!
• We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. • Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.