September 27, 2019
Third annual fall social gathering returns to celebrate Indigenous culture
Interactive educational event on October 5 is free for all to attend
The Indigenous Advisory Committee in Oxford County will be hosting the third annual fall social gathering, free for all local residents to attend.
Taking place on Saturday, October 5, the event will feature fun and educational activities and experiences that celebrate Indigenous culture in the region. The event will include children’s activities, performances, and exhibits 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, which is part of Doors Open, is for residents and families and will offer perspectives and networking opportunities to learn about Indigenous culture and traditions.
The event will be held:
Saturday, October 5
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
466 Dundas Street, 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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About Oxford County
Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 119,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, 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, becoming a zero-waste community, and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that serves as a springboard for some of the sustainable industries that are steadily diversifying the local economy. Oxford 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, Ontario. 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.
Jenn Austin | Strategic Communication & Engagement
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