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October 02, 2018
Second annual fall social gathering returns to celebrate Indigenous culture

Interactive educational event on October 13 is free for all to attend


The Indigenous Advisory Committee in Oxford County will be hosting their second annual fall social gathering, free for all local residents to attend.

Taking place on Saturday, October 13, the event will feature fun and educational activities and experiences that celebrate Indigenous culture in the region. The event will include children’s activities, a drumming performance, food, and refreshments while providing the opportunity to learn more about local Indigenous groups including N’Amerind Friendship Centre, Native Women’s Centre, and local Metis Councils.

This free drop-in event for residents and families will offer perspectives and networking opportunities to learn about Indigenous culture and traditions. Transportation will be available for Oxford residents without access to transportation to the event. Rides can be arranged by contacting Oxford County Human Services at 519-539-9800 ext. 3317.

The event will be held:

Saturday, October 13
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s High School
431 Juliana Drive, Woodstock

This event is being organized by Oxford County Human Services in partnership with Oxford County Indigenous Advisory Committee as part of the Ontario Ministry of Education’s The Journey Together: Ontario’s Commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.
 

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Indigenous Fall Gathering poster



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About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Oxford County has a population of approximately 111,700 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050 and becoming a zero waste community. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture forms a cornerstone of the County’s economy, which boasts 55,000 jobs in a rapidly expanding commercial and industrial sector bolstered by its location at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403. The County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.



Contact

Donna Kemp | Strategic Communication & Engagement
519.539.9800, ext. 3158 | dkemp@oxfordcounty.ca


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