Why I can't "Just get over it"
Sep 25, 2020
Nicole Mascherin
Why I can't "Just get over it"

On September 25, the closest Friday to ORANGE SHIRT DAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (read about it on our website here), our club's Indigenous Awareness Committee is proud to present an outstanding presenter to share her real-life experience.

Nicole Mascherin is a second-generation residential school survivor. In a powerful talk, she will share the difficulties she experienced as a child growing up with a mother who was dealing with trauma experienced at St. Anne’s residential school, and explain Why I can't "Just get over it".

Today, Nicole serves her community as current President of the BEL Rotary Club (Bridgenorth-Ennismore-Lakefield) in Selwyn Township (north of Peterborough), as District Chair of Indigenous Focus, District Co-ordinator of Rotary HIP, 7010 and President of the Board of Lovesick Lake Native Women's Association ( LLNWA) in Lakefield, Ontario. She also works with Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) which is a corporation with a mandate to provide safe and affordable housing to urban and rural First Nation, Inuit and Métis people living off-Reserve in Ontario.  Nicole is also a Sales Representative for Chestnut Park Real Estate in Lakefield, ON.

Join the Rotary Club of Guelph on September 25th at 12:30pm to hear this amazing speaker. Bring guests. Join at:  https://rotary7080.zoom.us/j/97027189714?pwd=WmhJbE81SUQva25XdG1iZzdZcGtUdz09

Meeting ID: 970 2718 9714  Password: 542091

Many Canadians remain poorly informed about the history of residential schools and the generational after-effects, so here is a great chance to learn by attending a 1.5 hour webinar presented by the Rotary Club of Pickering and the Rotary-inspired HIP organization (Honouring Indigenous People). It's on September 30, 2020  from 4pm to 5.30pm. Details and pre-registration are here