Sunday, July 24, 10am - 1pm

Sunrise
Gathering

where we gather to honour and explore the rich heritage of Canada's indigenous arts, culture, and teachings that are woven into the fabric of our country.

MARK YOUR
CALENDaRS

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for our event on Sunday, July 24, as we gather to honour and explore Canada's indigenous heritage at Algonquin College. Guests will hear from an indigenous chief, be wowed by the talents of indigenous performances including hand drum singing, traditional drummers, and will enjoy exceptional charcuterie-served indigenous food. Stroll down "Indigenous Alley" where you can purchase unique handicrafts from some local indigenous artisans and attend a medicine bag making demonstration. Don't forget to check out the silent auction to bid on some amazing items.

Indigenous
Event Space

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Algonquin College takes pride in its commitment to making Indigenous knowledge and traditions an integral part of the institution’s culture. Nawapon, an Algonquin word that translates as “gathering strength for the journey,” is the new name for the Indigenous Learning Commons. Nawapon serves as a gathering place for the College community, as well as a place where we will be hosting this amazing fundraiser.

donate today & 
make a difference

Giving is not just about making a donation, it is about making a difference. ​Your contribution will make a difference for the youths and their families who are under the support of our charity partner The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre. Making a donation is a way of reaching out a helping hand. By contributing a small donation, you can be part of an effort and make a difference to their lives.

Traditional
Drummers 

Drums carry powerful significance in Indigenous culture. Drums are used for healing, ceremony and celebration Each song and drum beat carries the messages and intentions of our ancestors. 

Indigenous
ALLEY MARKET

Stroll down our Indigenous Alley, a marketplace, where you can purchase unique handicrafts as memento from some local indigenous artisans and be intrigued by craft-making demonstrations.

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THank you
Donors & Partners!

On behalf of the event organizing committee, we would like to thank all generous partners and donors for supporting our event.

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IN SUPPORT OF

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Contact Us

A Sunrise Gathering
c/o Algonquin College

1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1V8

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