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October 02, 2017
Fall social gathering to celebrate indigenous culture

Drop-in event on October 21 is free for all residents


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

The event will be held on Saturday, October 21, featuring activities and information booths to celebrate indigenous culture in the region. The fall social gathering will include children’s activities, a drumming performance, food, and refreshments. This event will also provide the opportunity to learn more about local indigenous groups including N’Amerind Friendship Centre, Native Women’s Centre, and Metis Nation of Ontario.

This is a free drop-in event for residents and families that 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.

The event will be held:
Saturday, October 21
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s High School
431 Juliana Drive, Woodstock

This event is being organized by Oxford County Human Services 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


Adam Nyp | Strategic Communication & Engagement

519.539.9800, ext. 3529 | anyp@oxfordcounty.ca


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