The Secret Path a Fundraising Event

The Secret Path Fundraising Event – Hosted by the Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle, in support of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund on October 21, 2018, at the Regent Theatre in Oshawa, ON.

An impressive evening of artistry and reflection. This is the story of the tragic death of twelve-year-old Chanie Wenjack during his escape from Indian Residential School. It is an evening that will awaken the heart, mind and soul through music, animated illustration, photography and the spoken word.

The evening is featuring the impactful film “The Secret Path” by Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire, lead by our Master of Ceremonies  – Cheri Maracle,  followed with a panel discussion with Residential School Survivors,  traditional drumming led by local First Nations elders, silent auction, and more.

Special guests include:

  1. CHERI MARACLE – Master of Ceremonies and Moderator
  2. DR SHIRLEY WILLIAMS –  Elder, Residential School Survivor
  3. BERNARD NELSON – Elder, Residential School Survivor
  4. MARY KELLY – Residential School Survivor
  5. MARY GEORGE – President Bawaajigewin, 2nd Generation Residential School Survivor
  6. JEREMY HOYLE – THE STRICTLY HIP
Recommended Age: 12+

Why are we hosting this fundraising event?

Fundraising for the Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle – (BACC).

This unique event is a fundraiser for Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle (providing community support services to people identifying as Indigenous and living in Durham Region) and in support of The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (supporting reconciliation initiatives nation-wide).

Our dream is to purchase a building for our community, BACC strives to respond to and advocate for the dreams and visions of the Durham Region Aboriginal community. We are raising money to cover the costs involved for Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Circle to apply for registered charitable status read more about us here.