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Get Outdoors

May 28 @ 10:00 am - May 29 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Get outdoors by WOCDC

Get Outdoors is a two-day event that aims to promote access and inclusion to green spaces within Durham and the Greater Toronto Area by empowering BIPOC through building community, reducing ‘eco-anxiety’, and dissecting our relationships with the land. Participants can attend one day or both, curated by our facilitators, Jodianne Beckford and Jocelyne Pelletier!

Community Hike: May 28th, 10 am-12 pm

Location: Durham Forest, Uxbridge, ON

This hike will be facilitated by Jodianne Beckford. Jodianne is the founder of “Noire Girls Plant”, a platform that intends to build community through educating people on the importance of nurturing plants for personal healing. Her mission is to share with others how incorporating plants into their every day can help to connect back to self.

  • Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate hike clothing
  • Snacks and PPE will be provided
  • A raffle item will be given to one lucky participant
  • Small “community-care” grants will also be available for a limited amount of participants to provide monetary support for travel

Community Picnic: May 29th, 11 am-2 pm

Location: Rotary Park, Ajax, ON

This picnic will be facilitated by Jocelyne Pelletier. Jocelyne Pelletier is of Turtle clan from Serpent River First Nation. Her paternal side is from Batchewana First Nation. She was born and raised in Toronto and now resides in Pickering. She is a mother of five beautiful human beings and also has two guinea pigs. Jocelyne is a researcher, artist and aspiring writer. She loves to dance, and her favourite place is being near the water as it is healing for the mind, body, and spirit.

  • Participants are encouraged to bring snacks, chairs and /or blankets
  • Food and PPE will be provided
  • A raffle item will be given to one lucky participant
  • Small “community-care” grants will also be available for a limited amount of participants to provide monetary support for travel

Get Outdoors is intentionally curated for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour from the ages of 16-29+.

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Details

Start:
May 28 @ 10:00 am EDT
End:
May 29 @ 2:00 pm EDT
Website:
https://wocdcgetoutdoors.eventbrite.ca/

Organizer

WOCDC
Email:
info@wocdurham.ca
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Venue

Durham Regional Forest and Rotary Park
Concession Rd 7
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1R4 Canada
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