December 1st 11:30 AM at the Hornby Island Community Hall
Hornby Arts and the Hornby Festival will be hosting a community gathering with Elder Barb Whyte on December 1. Doors open at 11:30 am and the thank you will begin at noon at the Hall. This gathering is a follow up from the Coast Salish Connections presentations that were a part of the Hornby Festival and Hornby Arts offerings this summer. We will be thanking the community for the support and willingness they have shown on this journey of recognition and awareness, necessary steps towards healing from past injustices and building ongoing indigenous relations .At this time there will be a recognition of the amount of money collected from the personal donations and fees we received from the workshops and gatherings that were a part of the Coast Salish Connections event.
We will also talk about the follow up planned use of these funds for recording Elder’s stories and how we are hoping to present them at next year’s festival and other community gatherings .Following the Coast Salish Connection gathering, we have been approached by a number of people in the community who are wanting to find ways to support the work that has started. There will be time for discussion around this topic at this time. We look forward to seeing you there.
The requirements for gatherings at the Hall are proof of vaccination and matching ID (for people 19 and over) and wearing of masks.
We will be serving tea. We would ask you to pre-register for this event through TICKIT as the Hall’s maximum capacity at this point is 90. We will be letting people in at the door if we have not reached this limit.