Gathering: Community Welcome
Time & Location
About the Event
The festival kicks off with a Community Welcome on September 19 at 5:30pm at the Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre.
Elder John Rice will welcome the visiting authors with a traditional prayer and greeting. The GBNFC Youth Drum Group will play a welcome song and a traveling song. Authors Lee Maracle and Daniel Heath Justice will also speak and read from their work.
The Community Welcome event is free to the public and everyone is welcome.