Family Sunday | June 20, 2-4pm | Planting Seeds
June’s Family Sunday falls on Summer Solstice and the day before National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. In celebration of the diverse cultures of Indigenous Peoples and a new season, this month’s theme for Family Sunday is caring for the land by lovingly planting seeds and experiencing the joy of gardening!
We are so pleased to be offering families certified organic, non-gmo, locally grown and open-pollinated vegetable seeds that are good for this ecosystem. These food plants are good for the soil and taste delicious!
Our Family Sunday team will be handing these out on the front steps of the AGGV, free, on June 20 from 2-4pm so stop by and get yours!
Please note that we’re getting as many seed packets as possible, but quantities will be limited.
For folks without a garden space, a bean variety will be included that can grow in a pot.
Special thanks to Full Circle Seeds for their generous support and caring ways.
If you can’t make it to pick up seed packets on June 20 at the Gallery, download and print this lovely “Three Sisters” colouring sheet, illustrated by our Family Sunday Coordinator, April Caverhill here. Enjoy!
Check out our growing collection of cool, inspiring, Family Sunday videos to check out featuring wonderful local artists on our YouTube channel!
Family Sunday happens every third Sunday of the month October – June, and is an afternoon of exploring hands-on art-making and ideas for all ages. This recurring program often features special guests like storytellers, artists, performers or musicians.
Also, enjoy this special offering from our June 2020 Family Sunday… A free coloring book created by the Tah’lum Indigenous Artists Collective Society! The colouring book (featuring artists Natassia Davies and Sarah Jim) supports Indigenous Language learning so be sure to download this wonderful tool ahead of time (see link below and check out the video featuring the Collective here). This program is part of our new digital arts initiative, FIELD TRIP: ART ACROSS CANADA.
The Tah’lum Indigenous Artists Collective Society was founded in March of 2019 to provide advocacy, mentorship, and further opportunity for Indigenous Artists. During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the collective wanted to find a way to reach out to folks of all ages currently in lockdown. The idea for the colouring book has grown far beyond its modest inception, and it has become a wonderful tool for supporting Indigenous Language learning. Three volumes of the books are planned, with a final expanded compilation volume planned for later this summer.