Downtown Spark

O-day’min Day

May 30, 2024
Alex Decoteau Park
10230 105 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3L5
Ignite your imagination

O-day’min is the Cree word for strawberries (heart berry). It’s also the name of the downtown ward because it is the heart of the city. The fun continues at Downtown Spark with exciting and educational activities on Thursday, May 30.

Schedule
4 – 5 PM Matthew Cardinal
5 – 5:30 PM Darla Daniels (Metis fiddler)
5:30 – 6 PM Stories with Kohkum Kathy. Community Elder Kathy and guests share Indigenous stories, with love and laughter, and Indigenous Cree perspectives along the way.
6:15 – 7 PM Toosick (hip-hop, storytelling, and Indigenous dance)
7:15 – 7:45 PM Sauvage Plain
8 – 9 PM Rellik & Signal from Earth

PLUS engage with activities throughout the event:

  • Moosehide Medicine Pouches maker station, facilitated by Lorrie Lawrence
  • Land-Based Teachings  – Chantelle Gray has been working with plant medicines her entire life and will share gardening tips, Traditional Medicine teachings from an Indigenous perspective, and small plant pots for little people and adults alike to learn how to care for plants.
  • E2S Tea and Chat: Along with Chantel’s plant medicine teachings, E2S will have a table to chat with community members to provide information on their organization and 2 Spirit understandings in an informal setting.

 

Get eats from food trucks:

  • Filistix
  • Drift

 

Don’t miss the art installation, MÎKISAK ᒦᑭᐢ, by Cheyenne Rain LeGrande, a Nehiyaw Isko artist, from Bigstone Cree Nation, at Alex Decoteau Park.

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