Spring has sprung for DWF, which means our Legacy Schools Poster Challenge is back, and Indigenous History Month is just around the corner. Take a look below for more information and an exciting update on our Legacy Spaces Program!
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Indigenous History Month 2022
Indigenous History Month is fast approaching, and to celebrate we’re hosting four virtual events throughout the month of June! In addition to celebrating Indigenous history, culture, and arts, we will also be raising awareness of the true history and impact of Canada’s residential school system. All peoples in Canada, from coast to coast to coast, are invited to tune in for each of the events.
The themes for this year’s program are reflection, honour, and commitment, and will feature Indigenous teachings, artist performances, and cultural presentations from the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, and New Brunswick. Finally, the month will conclude with a special Canada-wide episode.
With so many incredible performances and guests, Indigenous History Month 2022 is shaping up to be an exciting celebration and we hope you will join us!
Legacy Schools Poster Challenge Closing May 13
Taylor from Kelowna Secondary School in BC answered the question, “How does mental health influence our ties to the land, family, community, and relationships?” and won second place in last year’s Poster Contest.
Spring Poster Challenge 2022:
As part of the Legacy Schools Program, participants are encouraged to engage in reconciliACTIONs throughout the year. This year, students and youth are asked to create a poster that answers the question: what does reconciliACTION mean to you, your family, or your community?
- Students will win an amazing prize pack including an Orange Shirt from DWF
- Teachers with the most class participation will be entered into a draw to win a classroom set of DWF Orange Shirts
- Elementary Pre-K – Grade 5 (ages 4-10 years)
- Middle Grade 6 – 8 (11-13 years)
- Secondary/High School 9-12 (14-18 years)
- Post-secondary education/Young Adult (18-25 years)
- Youth Group or Club
- Class/Group with most submissions (up to 25 Orange Shirts will be offered to leader/teacher in charge)
Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2022.
Winners Announced: Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Prizes will be mailed out to schools or homes based on safety and health measures in place in that region.
Submissions should be high quality artwork 8.5×11 inches, at 300 dpi resolution.
Legacy Schools: Moving schools? Taking a leave of absence? Changing Clubs? Let us know!
We’re getting ready to send you some updated materials in September’s Legacy School Booster Kits that you won’t want to miss! Please let us know if you’re changing positions so we can send your Legacy Schools Booster Kit to your new location or pass it along to someone who is taking over for you.
Legacy Spaces Updates
Established in the summer of 2018 by the Abbotsford Arts Council, the Kariton Art Gallery Legacy Space features an ongoing rotation of local Indigenous artwork and serves as an open community gathering space.
ReconciliACTIONs from Our Partners
Hydro One is preparing to launch a Legacy Space at their head office in Toronto later this year. The Legacy Space will be a safe place to build cultural understanding and a path towards truth and reconciliation with their team members and guests. Through their Power to Give initiative, which supports Hydro One employees in giving back through fundraising and volunteer opportunities, they have raised more than $34,000 in additional support for DWF this year!
Meet our Latest Partners