Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Opening Ceremony and Gala Evening

Wednesday, November 1, 6:30-8:30pm

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   Gerry McComb, They Watch... and Look Up To You

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Opening Ceremony and Gala Evening
November 1st, 6:30-8:30pm 

You are invited to an Opening Ceremony and Gala Evening on November 1st, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm, which invites the community together to celebrate a lively exhibition in honour of Reconciliation North Bay's one-year anniversary of public launch, along with the unveiling of a community art piece which reflects on Diversity and Inclusion in our region.

This evening is the creation of much community partnership! The 
North Bay Indian Friendship Centre has collaborated with the WKP Kennedy Gallery to host an exhibition in honour of Reconciliation North Bay's one year anniversary of public launch, which occurs in November. Serena Koostachin and Tashina Maiangowi have worked hard to organize this momentous showcase and have involved youth from the Waaban program and Nbisiing Secondary School in preparing the banners and content for the exhibition. All local artists who identify as Indigenous have been invited to submit artwork for the exhibition, and works will be for sale with all proceeds going to the artists. We are so excited to experience this vibrant exhibition as it unfolds!

On the same evening, a community artwork will be unveiled which reflects on the idea of Diversity and Inclusion in our region. Steered by the North Bay Heritage Gardeners, and in partnership with the Lindsay Weld Centre for Children, North Bay and District Multicultural Centre, and the WKP Kennedy Gallery, this community art project has been traveling through North Bay all Summer and Fall, collecting community member’s reflections on Diversity and Inclusion on this year in Canada’s history – the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Small circles of canvas have been circulating amongst people from age 1 into the 90’s, inviting each person to paint a small representation of what Diversity and Inclusion in our region means to them. On October 19th, the North Bay Heritage Gardeners and the WKP Kennedy Gallery teams will stitch this artwork together into a large mural work. This piece will be unveiled on November 1st, during the Gala Evening, and we are so excited to share this artwork with the community!

For more information about the community art piece, and the waterfront gathering garden which it is currently being created to embody the meaning behind this art project, please visit the North Bay Heritage Gardener’s website.

We hope that you will join us on November 1st, for a very special evening in North Bay!


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