Story and Song: Intro to Anishinaabemowin with Melody Crowe

This event is free and open to everyone. Registration required.

Join us virtually or in-person at Oshawa Public Libraries – Delpark Homes Centre Branch on Saturday June 18th from 10:30 – 11:30 am for a morning of stories and songs with Anishinaabekwe Melody Crowe. Learn the Anishinaabemowin names for the animals living around us. This event is hybrid with limited in-person capacity. To participate in-person, please email Erin Szikora at [email protected]. To participate virtually, please register with the link above. Each participant will receive a printable colouring book. This event is for all ages and is presented in partnership with The Robert McLaughlin Gallery and Oshawa Public Libraries.

This program is presented as part of Mamanaw Pekiskwewina | Mother Tongues: Dish With One Spoon Territory, the second of four locality specific iterations of the Mamanaw Pekiskwewina project, and was developed in tandem with the presentation of Taskoch pipon kona kah nipa muskoseya, nepin pesim eti pimachihew | Like the winter snow kills the grass, the summer sun revives it at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Mamanaw Pekiskwewina | Mother Tongues: Dish With One Spoon Territory is co-curated by Missy LeBlanc and Erin Szikora.


Melody Crowe is a Michi-Saagiig Anishinaabe Woman from Alderville First Nation which is located on the South Shore of Rice Lake, Ontario. She has dedicated her life to creating a deeper understanding and appreciation of First Nation culture, knowledge, language, and history, and has more than 25 years of teaching the Ojibway language to children, youth, adults, and Elders. She works from the place of honouring her Ancestors and honouring the importance of Indigenous Peoples and ways of knowing. In 2007, Melody received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in the preservation of language and culture from the Union of Ontario Indians, and in 2015, the Honouring Our People Award from the Ogemawahi Tribal Council. Melody is also an eagle feather carrier, a jingle dancer, and a photographer.

Mamanaw Pekiskwewina Mother Tongues: Dish With One Spoon Territory is presented in partnership with TRUCK Contemporary Art.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for this project.

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OPG Sunday: Flowers

Bring on the blooms! It’s Oshawa’s Peony Festival weekend! Join us as we create flower inspired artworks.  We’ll make a fun mixed media sculptural flower garden as well as paint our own windsocks! This event is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

No registration required.

OPG Sunday: Mom’s Day

Join us at 11 am or 1 pm! No registration required.

It’s a special day! Come celebrate with us as we are inspired by current exhibitions to create an artistic fabric masterpiece and cool pop up card. We’ll also explore the Oshawa Art Association exhibition with a scavenger hunt!

This event is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

Mother’s Day Brunch

Price: $65 for ages 12 and up, $38 for ages 4 to 12, free for kids under 4

1st seating @ 10:30am | 2nd seating @ 12:30pm

Email [email protected] to register

Treat them to brunch! The RMG is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch in Arthur’s on the 4th. Catered by local company, Farm and Wild, come out and spend the day celebrating the motherly figure in your life.