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TCR Workshop 8: Metis History, Culture and Canoe at Island Lake

August 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Ecosource and the Credit River Metis Council for the day to learn all about Metis history and culture on the Credit River! In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to canoe on Island Lake, which is an important component of the headwaters of the Credit River. There will also be a free lunch full of delicious Metis dishes representing the Metis peoples’ geographical and historical connection to the Credit River.

Optional Meeting Spot for FREE transportation to Island Lake Conservation Area: Ecosource Office, 6600 Falconer Drive, Mississauga

Please note that if you are taking the bus with us from the Ecosource Office, the meeting time is 8:45 a.m. in order to leave at 9:00 a.m. We will return to the Ecosource Office at 5:00 p.m.

Contact us for public transit tickets to get to the meeting spot
Mileage will be reimbursed for Indigenous youth

What to Bring: a notebook, a hat for the sun, weather-appropriate clothing, a backpack, a water bottle, and a rain jacket (just in case!).
Lunch and snacks will be provided.
This workshop is in partnership with the Credit River Metis Council.
About the Credit River Metis Council: The Metis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Credit River Métis Council represents Métis citizens in the areas of Halton and Peel. We are a not for profit council of volunteers, who support citizens, plan events, and host council meetings for our catchment.


This workshop is part of the summer Travelling the Credit Workshop Series that aims to engage Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in place-based learning about the Credit River through Indigenous story-telling. For more information please contact Sarah Bale at: sbale@ecosource.ca or (905) 274-6222 ext. 314.

“Travelling the Credit” is brought to you by Ecosource and generously supported by the Province of Ontario through the Ontario150 program. Le programme, “Travelling the Credit” est possible grâce au soutien de la province de l’Ontario, par le biais du programme Ontario150.


August 20, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Island Lake Conservation Area
673067 Hurontario Street
Orangeville, ON
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