The First Annual Gathering of Water Always Goes First in Elgin Park was held on June 5, 2022 in Elgin Park, Uxbridge.
Participants were welcomed to the park with books and art related to water, artist Dianne Brown-Green’s (Cree) DIY copper bucket necklace table, and information about Maamawi Collective.
Participants were invited to go on a walk around Elgin Pond while considering their relationship with water. After the walk, participants wrote reflections about water on lengths of ribbon and tied them to a sculpture. Dianne Brown-Green painted the leather piece that topped the sculpture.
Grandmother Becky Big Canoe (Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation) spoke about the significance of water and offered traditional knowledge about local water systems.
Thank you again to our Event Sponsor Sarafino Oolive Oil, and to our Founding Sponsors Quaker Dental Clinic, Nadia Torfs Real Estate, Pharmasave, Canadian Tire.