Sacred Spaces: Orange Prayer Tie for the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
This event took place in September 2022
National Day for Truth & Reconciliation honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. Learn more on the Government of Canada website.
Spiritual Path to Awakening (SPA) welcomes the community to Downtown Abbotsford for Sacred Spaces: Orange Prayer Tie for the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. This in-person event takes place ahead of the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation / Orange Shirt Day. SPA takes pride in our commitment to making Indigenous Knowledge and Truth and Reconciliation an integral part of our event culture.
Join Darla Rasmussen (Blackkettle), Red Elk Singing Woman from Siksika Nation, for a conversation around National Day for Truth & Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. The event will conclude with the group creating an Orange Prayer Tie together.
Event: Sacred Spaces: Orange Prayer Tie for the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Abbotsford, Conference Room B, Trinity Memorial United Church
$20.00 per person
This event is eligible for the SPA Autumn Seniors Discount Code, inviting seniors (60+) to register and attend 80% off. Details of the Autumn Seniors Discount Code and a step-by-step how to redeem guide can be found on the Senior Discount Code section of the SPA website.
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Trinity Memorial United Church is located at 33737 George Ferguson Way in downtown Abbotsford, BC. V2S 2M4. Free parking is available onsite (in the church parking lot) for event attendees. If you require accessible parking/entry, please contact the SPA Coordinator immediately following your registration at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will take place in “Conference Room B,” located on the upper level of the church.
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Red Elk Singing Woman from Siksika Nation, also known as Darla Rasmussen (Blackkettle), is a mother of two boys, an entrepreneur, and a lifelong student in self-discovery, healing and growth.
Her life experiences are what strengthened her heart, mind, body and spirit to love, encourage and support others enduring similar life sufferings and transitions.
Her work experience has offered her a wealth of knowledge and opportunity to advance and grow over her 18 years of supporting Indigenous youth, women, men, families and communities. In 2011 in-stead of taking her life, she mentored under an Elder who grounded her in ceremony, cultural teachings and practices that enriched her life and encouraged her to be who she is today.
With the influence of her Indigenous roots she offers “Sacred Spaces” to a variety of organizations, agencies and community members by bringing them together around the big drum to share cultural teachings in a sacred way.
You will find Darla charming, graceful and genuine to work with, she will come to you with an open mind, empathic heart and willingness to give and receive love, knowledge and laughter.