: ABORIGINAL DAY GALA dinner/concert $85, Friday June 16, 2017, 4 pm - 11 pm Alder Recreation Centre Red Rink.
Gerry Ã¢â¬ÅBig BearÃ¢â¬Â Barrett who is the Ultimate Aboriginal Entertainer! Gerry, an Ojibway from the Saugeen First Nation in Ontario, is a stand-up comedian, broadcaster, and actor. The Big Bear is known for his biting political satire, pop culture references, skits and live music. His Elvis skit is especially in large de- mand. Gerry grew up in Grand Valley, he currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Susan Aglukark Singer/Songwriter performing Friday Gala only! She is one of Canada's most unique artists, and a leading voice in Canadian music. She blends the Inuktitut and English languages with contem- porary pop music arrangements to tell the stories of her people, the Inuit of Arctic Canada. The emotional depth and honesty of her lyrics; her pure, clear voice and themes of hope, spirit, and encouragement have captivated and inspired listeners from all walks of life. Susan has held command performances for HRH Queen Elizabeth (twice), as well as several other dignitaries. Susan's albums Arctic Rose, This Child, Unsung Heroes, and her most recent release Big Feeling.
Toronto Council FireÃ¢â¬â¢s All Nations Juniors will be providing their traditional songs along with dancers to regale the audience between sets.
Lowell Souce a former member of the George Rose band for 30 years, brings soothing sounds of jazz, classical and other genres during the social gathering and Gala dinner.
Back by popular demand, NishDish will be catering at the Friday Gala. Traditional Chef, Johl Whiteduck Ringuette, has been providing delectable First Nations cuisine to the Native community and allies since May 2005. Raised in the backwoods north of North Bay, Ontario, Chef RinguetteÃ¢â¬â¢s knowledge of Native food was provided by the culinary wisdom of his mother and inspired by his father, a hunter, and fisher.
Bring a non-parishable to Aboriginal Day In Orangeville on Saturday, June 16th and 17th
: June 16th, 2017 at 4:00pm
: June 16th, 2017 at 11:00pm
: Alder Street Arena Red Rink
: 275 Alder Street