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brooke
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 04-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 10:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Does anyone know what the dates are for the change of season ceremony this year? I am interested in attending. Thanks, BK
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brian
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Post Number: 719
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 10:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Sept 14-16:
http://www.ottertooth.com/Temagami/News/newsbriefs -065.htm#ma23

A great place for info are the main pages of Ottertooth.
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brooke
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 04-2004
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 10:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks BK
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hillbilly
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Post Number: 240
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Sunday, August 5, 2007 - 5:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

brooke,
If you need directions e-mail me at bsuabill@netscape.net and I will send you detailed directions.
Bill
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hillbilly
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Post Number: 242
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Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 9:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Bumping up to keep it alive.
Bill
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kim
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Post Number: 204
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 10:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Just an update for the Sept 15th weekend

Drummers are confirmed.
A female drum group from Bear Island will attend this year events and perform Saturday afternoon.

Elder confirmed
An elder from Nippising First Nations will assist Alex Mathias with the ceremonies on Saturday at approximately 11 am .

Food is confirmed
A communal meal will be served on Saturday.
Please bring you own plate,utensils and a cup.

Weather
Not confirmed,but we have always had good weather for this event.

A reminder about dogs.
No dogs are allowed to run loose during the ceremonies on Saturday....PLEASE
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kim
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Post Number: 205
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 2:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

We are set to go

There will be a communal meal on Saturday for all to share.
Moose stew and lake trout on the menu this year along with burgers (vegetarian and carnivore )
Sausage on a bun ,potatoe cakes and desserts as well.

The sweat lodge is up.
Firewood for the sweat is on the site.

All guest speakers are confirmed.
Trail guides confirmed (thanks Bill and Mike)
Novice paddlers will be escorted across the lake.(thanks Tripper and crew)
Motorized shuttles are available too.

Earthroots is setting up ride shares.(thanks Amber and Catherine)
Contact earthroots if you need a ride from the metro Toronto area .

We are anticipating 100 people to attend this year.

See you all up there.

Sure would be nice to see some more Bear Island people there this year.You are most certainly welcome to attend.
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hillbilly
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Post Number: 249
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 9:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi Bill,

If you could post this, I would appreciate it.

thanks,
Catharine

Temagami Gathering, September 14-17

This year there's a surplus of people from Toronto who want to attend Alex Mathias' Changing of the Seasons Ceremony but who don't have cars. If anyone is planning on attending, and is willing to carpool, please contact Earthroots campaigner, Catharine Grant at 416-599-0152 ext. 13 or catharine@earthroots.org. People without cars understand that they will need to share gas costs.

Thanks!
Catharine
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kim
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Post Number: 206
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 4:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

116 in attendance this year .
Biggest crowd to date.
Thanks to all that attended.

Thanks to Alex Mathias for hosting the event once again.
We had constant rain on Friday.
Great weather on Saturday for the gathering and on Sunday .
A big thanks to Todd ,Allison ,Tripper ,Tracey,Nancy and Mike for helping in the kitchen and to Hillbilly,Jay and Mike MacIntosh for leading hikes to the old growth.
Thanks also to Norm for looking after the sweat lodge and the fire.

CityTV in Toronto covered the event on Saturday.
Supposed to be 2 segments.One aired last night and another one tonight at 6
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hillbilly
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Post Number: 250
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 5:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hear are some pics of the Ceremony.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hillbilly_temagami/se ts/72157602071576039/
Bill

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