DATE: Friday December 8th, 2017 Location: St John's Hall Jubilee Street, Duncan ( Jubilee and First Street) Time: Doors Open 8:30am workshop runs from 9 - 3:30 and includes lunch
Join the thousands of residents in the valley who have participated in workshops over the past five years to help us understand the impacts of contact, colonization and what it means to begin to reconcile Canada's history. Together we are becoming a Village, join us on this journey if you haven't had the opportunity yet to participate, and even if you have, come again for as the conversation has changed, so has our story.
Cultural Connections: Reconciliation in Action – Reconciliation is a big word. The Elders remind us that it is a process, a journey without one single road or a final destination. It is not always easy or comfortable and it sometimes can be confusing and frustrating, yet worth every step. After working with over 5000 people in the Cowichan Valley, deepening our relationships with our country’s history and the impacts its legacies have brought to us, Cultural Connections has a story to share about reconciliation; its highs and lows, the emotions it stirs up and unimaginable gifts. The team will take you through the story of the first 145 years of Canada’s history and into the era of reconciliation. Participants will laugh, reconsider, reflect, deepen their understanding, maybe shed a tear, answer some tough questions and perhaps inspire a few new ones.