Marc Walter’s new artwork “La Grande Nourricière” was unveiled September 10
Through the first ten days of September, Marc worked daily with over 100 community members to create a sculpture made from cedar boughs to celebrate the majestic beauty of trees.
The monumental “mother tree” was welcomed with a blessing ceremony by Natalie Coutou. La Pêche Mayor Lamoureux and sixty guests participated, including representatives from the MRC, NCC, Tree Canada, and La Pêche Global Forest Initiative. The initiative was funded by Caisse Dejardins de Hull-Aylmer and MRC des Collines-de- l’Outaouais Cultural Development Fund. See detailed article.
EARTH PATH programs continued Fridays from September 17 to November 19
Educators Corinne, Caylin, and Erika mentored 11 young people, aged 6-11. Activities included sharing and gratitude circles; stories and teachings from First Nation’s lore; drumming and music-making, fire-keeping; exploring; nature crafts and games and plant, bird, and animal studies.