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Art in the Park: Discovering Chun T’oh Whudujut

August 31, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a family-friendly Art in the Park event to celebrate the beauty, biodiversity and magic of the Ancient Forest / Chun T’oh Whudujut.

The event will begin at 11am with welcoming to the Territory by the Lheidli T’enneh First Nations and a dedication of the festivals in memory of Mary Gouchie by singer-songwriter, Kym Gouchie.

After the dedication brief words from the festival planning committee and pollical leaders will follow:
• MC Dannielle Alan, RDFFG Area H Director;
• MLA Shirley Bond, MP Bob Zimmer;
• Mayor of McBride Gene Runtz;
• Mayor of Prince George Lyn Hall.
• Nowell Senior will tell his story of the forest.

Arts in the Park will begin with local artists and musicians, from dancers and quilters, knitters and painters, sculptors and felters, basket weavers and wood turners scattered throughout the forest performing and showing off their creations. Attendees can wander throughout the forest enjoying the many sights and sounds, while searching for Gandalf and the mystical forest fairies.
If all this excitement makes you hungry there is also lunch available by donation through the Dome Creek Community Association as supplies last.

Cost: Free to attend

Tentative timeline:
• 11:00 am: Event begins!
• 11:00 – 11:20am: Lheidli T’enneh First Nations Territorial Welcome and Prayer
o Kym Gouchie
• 11:20 -11:45pm: Committee welcome
• 11:30 – 4:00pm: On going events
o BBQ lunch
o Music stations
o Visual artist stations
o Guided naturalist walks (starting at 12:00pm and 1:15pm)

*Please notes changes to the schedule may occur

Getting to the Celebration:
Complimentary accessible buses from Prince George and McBride are available by pre-registration on a first come, first serve basis. Please RSVP through Engage Sport North via: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/art-in-the-park-discovering-chun-toh-whudujut–august-31-2019-2138765868?resp=on&dateid=2138461461

Please note the departure times for the bus you choose; you must take the same bus back.
Bus options:
• Bus 1: Leave Prince George at 9:30am from CN Centre parking lot
o Arrive Ancient Forest at 11am
o Enjoy the festival – 11am -1pm
o Leave forest at 1:00pm
o Arrive back in Prince George 2:30 pm

• Bus 2: Leave Prince George at 11am from CN Centre parking lot
o Arrive Ancient Forest at 12:30pm
o Enjoy the festival 12:30 -2:30pm
o Leave forest at 2:30pm
o Arrive back in Prince George 4:00 pm

• Bus 3: Leave McBride at 9:30 am from McBride Train Station
o Arrive Ancient Forest at 11am
o Enjoy the festival 11am -1pm
o Leave forest at 1:00pm
o Arrive back in McBride 2:30 pm

• There will be parking at the Ancient Forest.
• Please work with the parking attendants to make parking as easy as possible
• Please car pool with friends and family if possible!

Things to Consider:
• please bring a water bottle
• Please dress appropriately for the weather
• Bring extra snacks as needed
• Car pool with friends and family