As we approach the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th, Wine Rack stores across Ontario will once again partner with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) throughout September. DWF is an Indigenous-led national charity that aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Last year, Wine Rack stores raised a total of $100,000 in support of the organization.
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With updates from Legacy Schools and Legacy Spaces, the launch of the Gaagaagi (Raven) Monthly Donor Program, and an important update on residential school recovery efforts, there is plenty to catch up on. Take a look below for more details and be sure to stay tuned for more information about Indigenous History Month coming up in June.
National MMIWG2S+ Awareness Day is May 5, and we have compiled the resources you need to teach your students what this important day means and how they can Do Something. Continue learning by participating in our DWF live sessions, entering our virtual Artist Ambassador visit contest, and attending a reconciliation workshop hosted by DWF staff and Tom Wilson. Check out all of this and more below!
Spring is finally here, and after wrapping up an incredibly successful weekend with Ziigwan, our first-ever Indigenous music and arts festival, DWF is looking forward to all the ways we can take reconciliACTION together! Whether it’s registering your 2023 Walk for Wenjack, joining the upcoming Youth Ambassador Program, or checking out our brand-new Legacy Spaces partners, DWF has you covered— check out all the details below!
Spring is in the air, and DWF has some exciting things in the works for Legacy Schools! We are offering Artist Ambassador workshops to 20 lucky Legacy School classes or youth groups, prizes for you and your colleague when they join the program, incredible DWF LIVE performances, and more! Check out everything you need to help continue your reconciliation journey below!
Spring is just around the corner, and that means big things are underway at DWF! Applications for Oshki Wupoowane | The Blanket Fund are now open and from now until the end of the month you can join our Legacy Schools program and enter for a chance to win amazing prizes from Indigenous owned businesses. We are also excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Youth Ambassador program for 2023. As well, in celebration of Women’s History Month, we are thrilled to host a DWF LIVE with Artist Ambassador, Candace Linklater. Plus, if you’re in Toronto at the end of the month, join us for Ziigwan, an Indigenous music and arts festival happening at Yonge-Dundas Square! Check out all the details on this and more below!
It’s finally March, and it feels like the great thaw might finally be commencing. Signs of spring are starting to pop up, like Toronto’s Ziigwan Indigenous music and arts festival — a free musical celebration of new beginnings.
So far, 2023 has been a busy year and we have no plans to slow down! From honouring Gord on his birthday to exciting DWF LIVE and Artist Ambassador visits, our Legacy Schools haven’t stopped finding new ways to take reconiliACTION. We’ve got lots going on to help you on your reconciliation journey, check out all the details below for more information!
From 2023 Youth Ambassador Program applications opening, to new reconciliACTIONs and Legacy Spaces, here are just a few of the things we are working on at DWF!
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