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Church Doings--Oct. 21, 2016

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Blanket Exercise: Join Elder Alice Williams from Curve Lake First Nation and Rev. Frank Tyrrell at St. James Anglican Church, Fenelon Falls, on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 pm to take part in the “Blanket Exercise.” Participants step onto blankets spread on the floor to represent the land—and into the role ofFirst Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

People and blankets are progressively removed to signify historic—and ongoing—events in Canada’s colonial story that harm and marginalize Indigenous peoples.

The exercise helps build our understanding of our shared history as

Indigenous and non-indigenouspeoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making,colonization and resistance.

Fifteen to 20 peopleare needed as activeparticipants who stand on the blankets; the others participateas observers. The workshop is open to all people, of all ages—as an opportunity to participate in the Canada-wide process of truth and reconciliation. There is no fee, but a goodwill offering will travel costs for the facilitators.  Register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-887-2537.

 • Volunteer to make food packs: The Investors Group is helping Kids Against Hunger Canada to host a food packaging event at Bobcaygeon’s Trinity United Church. Thirty volunteers are needed to set-up, package 7,128 meals, and clean up.

All meals will be donated to the Bobcaygeon Helps Food Bank.

Contact the Bobcaygeon Investors Group office at 705-738-2422, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or see the Facebook events page: facebook.com/events/364467400610171/

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