Ontario’s Lake Country is your four season destination located at an hour North from Toronto. Boasting some of the best resorts, venues and attractions in Ontario such as Horseshoe Valley Resort, Casino Rama Resort, Burl’s Creek Events Grounds, Mount St. Louis Moonstone or Hardwood Ski & Bike to mention a few! The area offers many different options for accommodations such as several B&B’s, Hotels and accommodation resorts making it perfect for your over night stay! With many events happening in the area we are your go to destination for young and old located in Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Rama, Ramara, Severn and area’s four season playground in Simcoe County.
On Saturday, September 30, OMAH is hosting a one-hour presentation entitled, Elevating Indigenous Voices. It will focus on the work of Ziigwen Mixemong, an Anishinabek youth from Beausoleil First Nation. Performed by her mother, Kelly Brownbill, it will include excerpts from plays, poems and children’s books written by Ziigwen and Kelly that focus on the issues facing Indigenous people in our area, while underlining the importance of an ancient culture in our lives today. Kelly Brownbill’s spirit name, Wabunnoongakikwe, means Woman Who Comes from the East and she is proud to be Waabizhashi Dodem, Marten Clan. She is a member of the Flat Bay community of the Mi’kmaq Nation in Newfoundland. Kelly currently resides in Simcoe County and is a member of the Three Fires Midewin Lodge.
The presentation starts at 1pm in OMAH’s Upper Gallery.
Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. And, this year, is the 10th anniversary of Orange Shirt Day, This day honours the children who never returned and the survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.