SLARC in the Summer is the Sioux Lookout Anti-Racism Committee’s rich collection of summer activities, events, art, community, food and fun. 2010 will have something for everyone, from June through to August.
SLARC looks forward to partnering with the Aboriginal Healing Foundation to celebrate the anniversary of the apology made by the Federal government for the residential school system. An event is scheduled at the A-Frame Gallery from 12pm until 9pm. A recording of the apology will be played along with a speech from Commissioner Murray Sinclair. Sean Meades from the Nordik Institue will present his research on SLARC before local musicians entertain guests.
Plans for this year's National Aboriginal Day are underway. Please check back for more information on this event.
The Bannock Bake-Off will once again take the community by storm on July 30th, kicking off Sioux Lookout's 28th annual Blueberry Festival at the Town Beach. Contestants from First Nations and non-First Nations organizations will compete to bake the best bannock, incorporating whacky costumes, antics, and fun.
The Sioux Mountain Festival takes place at the Town Beach on the first weekend of the Blueberry Festival - July 30th and July 31st. Day One features the best of the region's blues, folk, rock, punk and other musicians, including bands from northern First Nations communities thanks to Ontario Arts Council support, and Day Two will see new cross-cultural workshops and displays. Both days will feature SLARC's time-honoured favourite - A Taste of Sioux Lookout - in which Sioux Lookouters and visitors can taste a wide range of traditional and ethnic dishes. Volunteers bring foods from their cultural background, or just a favourite dish. Local restaurants also donate their wares.