Let the Games Begin!

Archery at Crawford Lake

Archery at Crawford Lake

This summer is all about the Games!  As the GTA welcomes some of the best athletes in the world, we welcome park visitors to join in the spirit of the games through Crawford Lake’s Games of Kanata summer program!  In this celebration of Aboriginal sport and athletes visitors experience a melding of athleticism and art.

From archery to lacrosse to hand games the program presents many hands on opportunities for learning about the fun and challenging sports that have been played across North America for thousands of years. The Running with the Deer exhibit, hosted in the Deer Clan longhouse, features the art and poetry of local Anishinabe artist Rene Meshake. Through this exhibit we hope to honour the healing power of sport, the healthy nature of traditional foods, and in particular the resilience of Aboriginal athletes and people.  Lacrosse

Don’t let the inspiration of the games fade as the medals are presented, join us to test your own athleticism, learn about healthy eating, and to celebrate Canada’s inspiring Aboriginal athletes!

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Featuring

July 5 until Labour Day

Healthy Gardens Tour
11:00am

Introduction to Archery
2:00pm
**please note:  Intro to Archery is not offered on Tuesdays

Running with the Deer Exhibit
Featuring the art & poetry of artist Rene Meshake combined with the biographies of inspiring Aboriginal athletes.
10:00am-4:00pm (weekdays)
10:00am-5:00pm (weekends)

Longhouse Lore
1:00pm & 3:00pm

Special events

Music in the Longhouse with Shendaehwas Nathalie Picard
August 8, 7pm-8:15pm
(Pre-registered, visit conservationhalton.ca/events for details)

Lacrosse Workshop with Iroquois Lacrosse
August 9, 2pm-5pm
(Pre-registered, visit conservationhalton.ca/events for details)

Crawford lake gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada and the Community Celebration Fund for their support of this project.

Crawford lake gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada and the Community Celebration Fund for their support of this project.

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