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August 1st – Nipin Celebration
9 AM Lighting of Bake Oven and Baking by Elders and Youth (near QuickStop)
11:30 AM Dedication of Nellie Faries Memorial Bake Oven
This will be a ceremony to unveil the new community bake oven as a living monument to the More than 350 year theme of Šawelihcikewin and to honour Nellie Faries, who had the vision for the bake oven and who was the elder and co-founding board member of the Moose Factory Tourism Association in 2004 (which became the MRHHA later). The Bake Oven fire will be lit in the morning to heat it up. The bake over will be used throughout the day by Elders and Youth to cook and bake various items together. People can come by and sample if things are available.
12:30 PM Luncheon co-sponsored by the Anglican Diocese of Moosonee (at Bake Oven)
Catered (Beulah Rickard) with additional items baked in the oven
2 PM Unveiling of new Ontario Heritage Trust Historic Site Plaque (at CCIC)
OHT guests: John Eecker, Chair of the OHT Board; Wayne Kelly, Executive Director, OHT; Dawson Bridger, Special Projects, OHT
5:30 PM Community Feast sponsored by Northern Stores at Arena Pad
Thanksgiving prayer by More than 350 Co-Chair or elder
7 PM Transatlantic Concert at the Arena Pad featuring Kris Driver, Alicia Blore, Stan Louttit, Marilyn Gunner-McLeod and Others
Gathering of our People – Schedule, details and live stream link available at www.gathering23.ca