The Sacred Canoe – The Search for Truth and Reconciliation Through Cultural Partnership
The exhibition showcases student works from May 15 to June 21 and is open for viewing Tuesday to Friday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sacred Canoe is a multi-discipline production co-created by artist Glenn Marais
and Sacred Heart Catholic High School Department Head of Arts Dawn Ellis-Mobbs
and Visual Arts teacher, Julee Colucci.
This cultural partnership that seeks to answer Calls to
Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Report and present an informed
historical perspective for First Nations people and Canadians. The stunning gallery presentation
of all works of art created during the project including an epic 17 foot long
painted canoe representing First Nations Cultural History.
History of Newmarket's Old Town Hall
Newmarket's Old Town Hall is located at 460 Botsford Street. The two-storey Old Town Hall is an important part of Newmarket's history. It was opened in 1883 and began operating as a Farmers' Market, operating until the 1940s. The Farmers' Market brought a great deal of prosperity to the area and helped Newmarket's Main Street grow into the heart of the community. Directly across the street from the Old Town Hall is Market Square, an open meeting place where local events and celebrations are held.
Since 2012, Newmarket's Old Town Hall had undergone substantial renovations to achieve architectural renaissance. A new atrium extension was added to the south side of the building representing the blending of the old and the new. Renovations and improvements were made throughout the building to make it fully accessible and ensure it functions as a culture hub for theatre, music, dance, arts and cultural activities and numerous opportunities for continued economic
The restoration of Old Town Hall is part of a joint project with the Federal and Provincial government in which the Town of Newmarket received approximately $3.4 million in funding. As a key driver of the Town's Cultural Master Plan, this landmark will act as a hub for arts and culture and will play a key role in the revitalization of Newmarket's downtown core.
Learn more about the history of Newmarket's Old Town Hall or check out some of the upcoming events and activities such as:
Heritage Lecture Series | Discovery Walk Series | National 10 Minute Play Festival
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