GUELPH – Renowned Indigenous author Edmund Metatawabin, who was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award in 2014 for his novel Up Ghost River, will speak at the regular Friday luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Guelph, Sept. 27 at 12:15 pm.
The meeting will be held at the Italian Canadian Club, 135 Ferguson Street, Guelph. Members of the community are invited to attend.
Metatawabin, a recipient of the Order of Canada, will speak about his residential school experience.
This event is being held in recognition of Orange Shirt Day which falls annually on Sept. 30.
It is an opportunity for Canadians to learn about the legacy of the residential school system.
Indigenous Awareness Committee members of the Rotary Club are committed to highlighting reconciliation with First Nations peoples.
Orange Shirt day also reinforces talks about anti-racism and bullying and reaffirms that every child matters.
Rotary is also honored to host the CEO of the Assembly of First Nations, Dr. Paulette Tremblay, as well as Vanessa McGregor, special advisor to the CEO, who will both be present at this special meeting. To confirm attendance, send an email to Dianne Dance (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text her at 519-741-6291 by Sept. 24.
The cost of the luncheon is $20 at the door for those pre-registered.