CBGS – Annual General Meeting 2022

Canadensis Botanical Garden Society – Annual General Meeting – Thursday, June 16 @ 7 pm with Guest Speaker Albert Dumont. “South Wind” is a Poet, Storyteller, Speaker, and an Algonquin Traditional Teacher. He is also Ottawa’s Poet Laureate.

About this event

You are invited to join us for the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Canadensis Botanical Garden Society (CBGS) on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Due to the continued uncertainty caused by COVID-19 pandemic this year, the assembly meeting will again be held using Zoom conferencing. The evening will mark another step in our progress to build an outstanding botanical garden in the nation’s capital. 

The business meeting will be followed by a talk by Albert Dumont, “South Wind”. Mr. Dumont is a Poet, Storyteller, Speaker, and an Algonquin Traditional Teacher. He is also Ottawa’s Poet Laureate.

Cost: Admission is FREE. Registration is required to obtain the link to the meeting’s platform.

Please remember that you must register if you plan to attend. You will receive the link to the event content in your order confirmation email, and in a reminder email before the event starts. Only members will be eligible to vote. Register by clicking here here

About Albert Dumont

Albert Dumont, “South Wind”, is a Poet, Storyteller, Speaker, and an Algonquin Traditional Teacher. He was born in traditional Algonquin Territory (Kitigan Zibi). He has been walking the “Red Road” since commencing his sobriety in 1988. He has published six books of poetry and short stories and two children’s books, written in three languages. Several organizations, both native and non-native, are currently featuring his poetry in their promotions, among them are the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and the Native Veterans Association. Albert Dumont was honoured as Ottawa’s Poet Laureate in 2021.

Albert has dedicated his life to promoting Indigenous spirituality and healing and to protecting the rights of Indigenous peoples, particularly the young. He is the father of three daughters and grandfather of five grandchildren.

From Protecting Greenspace within the City’s Perimeters – It’s your Duty as a Human Being: “Have you ever wondered if a tree feels the weight of a bird singing on even its smallest branch? The tree does not object in any way to the presence of a bird who enters its circle of spiritual energy, nor does it cringe at the song it sings there. Let us always be mindful that the tree is as a pew of countless others in a grand cathedral (the world over) into which spirit is ever present. The tree delights in the presence of the bird, so much so that it sends forth its own voice to rise and sing in harmony with that of one filled with similar purity and innocence as its own. The tree welcomes all birds and critters who come to rest or nest on its limbs. Trees spiritually recognize that it is part of Creator’s instructions for them to be accommodating and gracious when ‘All their Relations’ come to them in a good way.” Read the full post here.

Please join us at our AGM to receive the latest news on our botanical garden project and be updated on the progress of Canadensis as well as enjoying a most interesting and insightful talk by Albert Dumont.

Please consider supporting the Canadensis Botanical Garden Society by becoming a member or making a donation at the link below: https://jardincanadensisgarden.ca/donations/memberships/

By making a donation, you contribute directly to our mission to build Canadensis: The Garden Of Canada.

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