The Sacred Canoe is a theatrical production being created in partnership with drummers and elders from Webequie First Nations, Georgina Island and Students and teachers from Sacred Heart CHS. It is a play that is sending a message of unity and partnership between two different cultures that also answers a call to action from The Truth and Reconciliation Report. The message of the play is we can travel together in a canoe of partnership and friendship into a promising future by learning about and from the past. The partnership will reflect the great partnerships created by early explorers and First Nations people in charting much of the Canadian water system by canoe and establishing the fur trade throughout Canada. As we head towards our Canada 150 Celebrations, this project will recognize and commemorate one of the oldest relationships in our history.
Funded by Newmarket, ON (March 2017)