Everyone is invited to join us for an engaging and reflective Intergenerational Traditional Storytime with an Indigenous Elder, and Indigenous Community Facilitator Chris Merkel. We will hear traditional stories, sing songs, learn valuable life lessons, and be part of a meaningful conversation toward truth and reconciliation.
All Ages. FREE!
Registration Required. Registration is per family, not per person.
Please note: This program will take place outdoors (weather permitting) beside the West Pavilion at Innisfil Beach Park, so dress appropriately! In case of poor weather, a Zoom link will be made available to registrants. Please read the "How To Prepare" section of your confirmation email for more important details about this outdoor program, including screening and waiver information. A program reminder email with these details will be sent again ~24 hours before the event. If you do not receive these emails, please check your "Junk" or "Spam" folders and contact the programmers directly before the program starts.
Chris Merkel is from the Tahltan Nation of northern British Columbia through his father’s mother’s family line, and grew up in Port Sydney, ON. Chris has worked with all ages but has mostly spent his time working with youth through outdoor adventure and leadership workshops, and most recently was involved in traveling to remote communities around Canada to facilitate social justice, leadership workshops with indigenous students. When he’s not working, Chris can be found outdoors or with loved ones. He particularly enjoys boarding, canoeing, road trips, movies, and music.