On September 29th we are holding our 2nd fundraiser in support of the Parry Sound Friendship Center Building Committee featuring local Indigenous Artist Russell Noganosh.
Make a night of it with early dinner reservations starting at 4:45pm. The night will start with guests arriving and social time from 615pm-7pm followed by a Land Acknowledgement, Smudge, and opening words and prayer by an Elder.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door if available.
Russell Noganosh (Sabe) is an Algonquin/Ojibway born on Henvey Inlet First Nation in the year 1956. In 1957 at the age of 7 months old, he was illegally apprehended from his mother and placed in a foster home. When he was two years old, he was transferred to Sundridge, Ontario. He had taken up the art of soapstone carving in Toronto in 1977; it was suggested to him by Cecil Reeser. He left Ontario in 1979 and headed west where he attended Plains Indian Culture Survival School. He met Isaac Bignell, a Cree artist from The Pas, Manitoba where he learned the sponge painting technique from Isaac. For the next 34 years, he dedicated himself to this form of art, developing his own style of contemporary and traditional art themes. He works with acrylic paint on canvas, paper, and birch bark. Russell has traveled throughout North America selling his artwork and doing art shows.
Russell's artwork has been on display at the brewery since the beginning of August and this event will serve to wrap up the showing. You will be delighted, amazed, and shocked by Russell’s story as he speaks about his life and his art. This will be followed by a Q&A session. All proceeds from the sale of tickets to this event will be donated to the Parry Sound Friendship Center Building Committee fund. Seating is limited so be sure to buy your tickets as soon as possible.
Please note that there are no physical tickets. You will be adding to a guest list and checked in at the door on the event date.
Thank you to our event sponsors:
WPSHC Board & Leadership Teams, Parry Sound Insurance, Parry Sound Fuels, McDougall Insurance, Crofter's Organic & Orr's Fine Meats & Deli.
IMPORTANT COVID REGULATION NOTICE
To best ensure the safety of guests and staff at this event, seating will be limited according to current COVID regulations. Also, due to the new regulations coming into effect on September 22, proof of vaccination and valid ID will be verified for admission. Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with a doctor’s note.
How does an individual prove they are fully vaccinated if they are an Indigenous person and haven’t consented to provide their data to COVAX?
Ontario will support the implementation of vaccine certificates for Indigenous communities whether or not they have opted to enter their data into COVax, while maintaining Indigenous data governance, control, access and possession principles.
What if I don’t want to disclose my vaccination status?
It is at the discretion of the individual to determine whether or not they would like to disclose their vaccination status. Should they make the decision not to divulge this information, they will not be permitted to access settings that require proof of vaccination.
In settings where you have to be vaccinated to attend, is a recent negative test sufficient to attend if you are unvaccinated?
A negative COVID-19 test or recent COVID-19 infection does not entitle a person to enter these settings, with narrow time-limited exceptions for testing. For the period between September 22 and October 12, 2021, it is intended that people attending wedding or funeral receptions at meeting or event spaces will be able to provide a negative rapid antigen COVID-19 test from no more than 48 hours before the event as an alternative to proof of vaccination. The only exemptions are for unvaccinated people with medical exemptions and people under 12 years old will also be permitted to enter these settings.
Please note that children under 12 will not be permitted to attend this event.