On The Land We Love Workshop Series Registration Open

June 1, 2021
Parks, Recreation, & Culture
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The Town of Collingwood presents On The Land We Love, a multi-week celebration of where we live, the land we enjoy, and the people around us. Taking place June 5th – July 21st, and inspired by World Environment Day (June 5), National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21), Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27), and Canada Day (July 1), On The Land We Love brings together community, culture, arts, and heritage. 

Exploring our Diversity
Engage online by participating in a series of free, virtual workshops which inspire us all to continue exploring and learning throughout this celebration. Workshops will be presented by a diverse group of facilitators including:

Wednesday, June 9, 6:30 p.m. – Cycling Tips with Jody Wilson
A 45-minute workshop with avid local cyclist and photographer, Jody will share cycle check tips and basic maintenance, safety tips and suggestions for exploring our region by trail or road on you bike. 

Wednesday, June 16, 6:30 p.m. – Indigenous Bead Stringing with Naomi Smith
Hear the story of the hairpipe, an ages old object of adornment. Learn ways it was used, how it got its name and why it is such an esteemed part of Indigenous culture. Then, follow step by step instructions with Indigenous artist and educator, Naomi Smith, to create your own hairpipe bracelet using traditional materials and an easy stringing method. 

Wednesday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. – Bhangra Dancing with Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon
An introduction to Bhangra dance, history and culture. Learn some of the movements of Bhangra dance through step-by-step instruction. Participants will have an opportunity to practice learnt movements to uplifting Bhangra music. 

Wednesday, June 30, 6:30 p.m. – Cooking with Spice and Flair with Marianna Volpe Knights
Join others on a cooking adventure. In this workshop you will have an opportunity to prepare a recipe with our cooking facilitator. Learn about different foods, spices and celebrations as part of your cooking experience. 

Wednesday, July 7, 6:30 p.m. – Pollinate Collingwood with Jessica Lehr
Bees, butterflies and other native pollinators are vital for our ecosystem and essential for life. Learn more about the different plants insect pollinators rely on and ways you can support pollinators. This session will include activities for making pollinator homes. 

Wednesday, July 14, 6:30 p.m. – Bamtastic! A Drumming Workshop with Bam
A one-hour interactive workshop with an introduction to various types of drums and the sounds they make. Bam will facilitate a virtual drum circle leading the group in various beats and rhythms. Bucket drumming is encouraged if participants don't have a hand drum. 

Join us, won’t you, as we challenge ourselves to learn new skills and new insights. 
All workshops are free but pre-registration is required for each. 

For full details visit www.collingwood.ca/ontheland. On The Land We Love is presented by the Town of Collingwood with generous support from Collingwood Downtown.

About Collingwood 
The Town of Collingwood is a progressive community located in the heart of a four-season recreation area on the southern shore of Georgian Bay. The area is well known for its many natural amenities and its rich heritage. Collingwood is a destination for tourism and many business, sporting and cultural events Collingwood acts as gateway to the South Georgian Bay region, with stunning landscapes that encourage an active lifestyle, and inspire the local arts and culture community.  Downtown Collingwood might just surprise you with 30 plus restaurants, 60 plus boutique shops, spas for relaxing, live music for grooving…all in the only downtown core recognized in Canada’s Registrar of Historic Places!  More recently, the harbourfront area is emerging as an extension to the downtown district.  Plans for expanding the amenities and events in the harbourfront area promise to make this a much more prominent tourism destination. 

For more information, contact:

Manager, Public Relations & Communications
Christa Carter
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3274

Manager, Culture & Events
Karen Cubitt
T. 705-444-2500 Ext.3711