June is National Indigenous History Month, an opportunity to celebrate and learn about the rich history and heritage of Indigenous peoples in Canada. On Friday, June 17, our club's guest speaker will be Michael 'Cy' Cywink, an acclaimed Indigenous Cultural Arts Educator, Curator, Artist, Author, Muralist and Storyteller. He will present "Art and Artifacts of the Odawa Anishinabe." All welcome. Event details here
You may also have heard about Cy through his remarkable projects since the 1980s in helping some 50 schools to create stunning Indigenous wall murals in their schools - the latest one being at Waverley Public School right here in Guelph. Through these projects, the students gain appreciation for First Nations culture and history while expressing their own artistic abilities and creating lasting memories for themselves and those who follow. The results are simply stunning, as you can see from this wonderful CTV story online HERE. Take a look!