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While we have discussions about place, land, and making change in communities, we wanted to share some thoughts about the original and current stewards of this land and place.

We would like to acknowledge the history of the traditional territory and honour the longstanding relationships of the three local First Nations of this land and place in Southwestern Ontario. The Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples once settled this region alongside the Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples, and used this land as their traditional hunting grounds. The three longstanding Indigenous groups of this geographical region are the Anishinaabeg, The Haudenosaunee and the Lenaapeewak.

We would also like to recognize the three First Nations communities downriver Deshkan Ziibi (Thames River/Antler River): Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames and Munsee-Delaware Nation. We strive throughout this program and in our future programming and actions, to work with these communities to continue to listen, learn and restore the natural area back to its original beauty, support local initiatives and help our communities become climate and socially resilient.

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Wednesday, September 23

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.    Keynote: Dave Meslin (live on Zoom)


8:15 - 9:15 p.m.    Homelessness and Place (Youtube premiere)

All Day  -  Place Matters Trivia  (online)


Thursday, September 24

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.   Influencing Municipal Policy  (live on Zoom)

Until 9 p.m.     Place Matters Trivia  (online)

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Friday, September 25

7:15 - 8:15 p.m.   Anti-Racism and Place  (Youtube premiere)


Saturday, September 26

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Creating a Community for Students 

                                             (live on Zoom)

4:00 p.m. onward  -  An Evening on Dundas Flex Street (self-guided)

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Sunday, September 27

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.     Neighbourhood Conversations about

                                              Social Development Goals (Youtube premiere)

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.    Neighbourhood Decision Making Talk & Tour  (live on zoom)

All Day - The Incredible Antler River Race with Engage.Art  (self-guided tour)

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Self -Guided, Anytime

Heritage Tours

Third Places in Neighbourhoods

City of Neighbours Weekend

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