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CPAC Communication - June 2nd, 2024

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CPAC Communication - June 2nd, 2024
by Claremont PAC - Sunday, 2 June 2024, 9:19 PM

COPACS is pleased to invite you to two upcoming events:

1. School Food "Cultivating Connections" for staff, PAC and partners in SD 63
What: Join other PAC members, parent volunteers, staff, teachers, administrators, education and farming partners supporting and digging school food programs. This short afternoon event, hosted by Stelly's secondary, Farm to School and COPACS will include speakers, delicious foods (fish tacos, dumplings and homemade ice cream sandwiches anyone?) and an opportunity to meet other school food supporters.  
Where: Stelly's Secondary School foyer - 1627 Stelly's Cross Road
When: Tuesday, June 4th from 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Register to attend here
Childcare available (but please let us know) by contacting 

2. The Kairos Blanket Exercise for PAC and SD 63 families
What: Facilitated by Tina Savea, SD63 Indigenous Family Advocate, along with a co-facilitator. The Kairos Blanket Exercise is an interactive and experiential workshop that educates people on more than 500 years of history. It communicates the historic and current relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the land we now know as Canada. Participants step on blankets representing the land and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Participants engage by reading scrolls when cued and carrying cards which ultimately determine their outcome as they literally ‘walk’ through situations that include pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. The KBE concludes with a debriefing, conducted as a “talking circle” during which participants are given the opportunity to discuss the learning experience, process their feelings, share insights, deepen their understanding and later ask questions. The Kairos Blanket Exercise embarks on emotional and intellectual levels, and both educates and creates empathy and understanding.
Who: SD63 families, PAC executives, COPACS members and educational partners (Max 30 people)
Where: Individual Learning Centre multi-purpose room - 1649 Mt Newton Cross Road
When: Thursday, June 13th from 6:30 - 9:00 pm