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Rotary's Indigenous Awareness Committee offers learning opportunities to the public

Orange Shirt Day in recognition of the harms done by the residential school system on Sept. 30
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The Rotary Club of Guelph is pleased to offer three important invitations to the public from the club’s Indigenous Awareness Committee:

  • Sept. 25: Hear a powerful presentation by Nicole Mascherin. Nicole is a second-generation residential school survivor. In a powerful talk, Nicole will share the difficulties she experienced as a child growing up with a mother who was dealing with trauma experienced at St. Anne’s residential school, and explain Why I can’t “Just get over it”;. Nicole is also the current President of the BEL Rotary Club, outside of Peterborough Ontario. Join us live on Zoom on September 25 at 12:30 p.m.(

  • Sept. 30: Orange Shirt Day in recognition of the harms done by the residential school system. Learn more at our club website. (

  • Sept. 30: Free Orange Shirt Day webinar presented by Rotary Club of Pickering and HIP ( Many Canadians remain poorly informed about the history of residential schools and the generational after-effects. Here is a great chance to learn more by attending a free 1.5 hour webinar. The webinar is presented on September 30, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Pre-registration and further details are live online. (

“We are thrilled to offer these opportunities to our community to participate in the important work of truth and reconciliation,” said Dianne Dance, chair of the Indigenous Awareness Committee. “The Rotary Club of Guelph is committed to championing this progress in our community.”

Rotary Club of Guelph
The Rotary Club of Guelph is marking its centennial in 2020, celebrating a century of partnering with the Guelph community to live our values of Service Above Self. The largest of the 4 Rotary clubs of Guelph, we collaborate to bring programs such as Kidsability, Hospice Wellington, the Guelph General Dialysis Centre and the Integrated Youth Services Hub and community events such as Canada Day, Sparkles in the Park and Lobsterfest.