Festival Of The Strawberry Moon

In First Nation culture, the full moon of every month is given a name.  This name typically honours an element of the natural environment…  the weather, the plants, the animals, significant to that month.  June’s full moon is the Strawberry Moon, as the strawberry is the first fruit to emerge from mother earth bringing nourishment to her people…

Dearcroft Montessori, West Wind Junior High, presentation, festival

Strawberry Moon Festival

Festival Of The Strawberry Moon

Friday, June 5th, 2015
3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

~ Children’s games in our back playground, a family barbecue, catered Strawberry Moon fare prepared by Alex Flye Catering, First Nation inspired art and @ 5:00p.m. … a cultural presentation highlighted by native drummers & dancers!  Please join us for this magical year-end family gathering celebrating Dearcroft’s 47th year and the imminent arrival of summer!

Saturday, June 6th, 2015
2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. / Drop in…

~ Continuing into the weekend, our Festival Of The Strawberry Moon, will feature a special celebration of music for adults.  This will be the first in a series of Dear Friends initiatives hosted by Dearcroft/West Wind, welcoming parents and their friends, adult alumni and supporters of our school.  Please join us between 2:00 – 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 6th for a barbecue and an amazing lineup of wonderful live music provided by some extremely talented musicians.  Bring a lawn chair/picnic blanket and join us for a relaxing visit where you’ll be entertained by classic musical performances covering all musical genres from folk/jazz to outstanding blues and classic rock.  This will be a party not to be missed!

*Although there is no charge for admission, we will be accepting donations for Camp Onakawana, a camp established for First Nation youth in Moosonee, ON… encouraging a re-connection with the land through traditional activities such as fishing, hunting and trapping.*

Migweetch is Anishnabe (Ojibway) for thank you.  We are organizing this opportunity for gathering and fellowship to thank YOU in the spirit of community and the celebration of life.

We would like to thank COBS Lakeshore, The Taylor Group, The Invidiata Team and RBC for their support of these events!

Sincerely,

The Dearcroft/West Wind Staff

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