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Gichi-Name Wiikwedong Reconciliation Garden

In the Spirit of Reconciliation, the Garden will be a contemplative place where our community can pause, reflect and remember.

South end of Kelso Beach at Nawash Park
Vehicle entrance to the Park at 100 19th Street West, Owen Sound

The Kelso Beach at Nawash Park site was chosen as our oral and written history tells us that the banks of the Sydenham and Potawatomie were once the fertile hunting and fishing grounds of the Saugeen Ojibwa Nation of the Nawash people.

Upcoming Event: Friday, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

Please join us at the Gichi-Name Wiikwedong Reconciliation Garden, at Kelso Beach at Nawash Park, at sunrise for a special ceremony to acknowledge this significant day.

Rain or shine, the sun will rise either way.

Friday June 21, 2024  |  5:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


Upcoming Event: Friday, June 28th - A flag-raising even to proudly acknowledge the territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation

As many look forward to the fireworks and celebration of Canada Day, it is important to be mindful of those who came before; those who lived in harmony with the land and the waters, and called this land home for millennia before colonization and confederation; those who had no concept of title or ownership, sharing freely the rich resources of the land and the waters, and taking only what was needed. These are the Anishinaabe people. and on this day we will honour and give thanks for their stewardship and acknowledge their traditional territory with the raising of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation Joint Chiefs’ flag at the Reconciliation Garden, where it will proudly fly permanently. 

Geyaabi maampii nindayaamin  |  We are still here...

Come to the fire:

Friday June 28, 2024  | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

June 28th invite to flag-raising event

Contact Us

808 2nd Avenue East,
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 2H4
Phone: 519-376-1440
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