Start date: 15 April, 2017
End date: 30 October, 2017
"Le Cercle 150" music area has a goal of connecting the school's outdoor "discovery" play and learning area, (which includes our "Sentier D'amitié interactive footpath") - to the Squamish
community's public "Discovery Trail".
This drum circle installation will serve as communal gathering point, learning center and multigenerational,
With 2 daycares / pre-schools, two elementary schools (with a combined population of over 600
students) and a High School (with a student population of over 600) and Community Services
5 / 8
Youth Center within 1000 ft from the installation, we hope to enable local children and youth to
learn and discover more about current and historic Canadian cultural connections, music, health,
healing and learning - outside.
A number of high density residential projects are also underway bordering these school properties,
and we anticipate increased recreation and community traffic along the Discovery trail, and in
school playgrounds. This project would be a legacy for all downtown residents to enjoy as they
meander the Discovery trail.
Nature of the Project Reach
This permanent outdoor drum circle will have a particular focus on integrating Aboriginal curriculum, cultural diversity and french as first language/dual identity for our Squamish youth.
Being a francophone school in an anglophone province, having our students grow up developing both their francophone and anglophone sense of identity is of utmost importance. Through sharing and music circles, performances and workshops, we hope to create immersive outdoor learning experiences in an inclusive, collaborative spirit. In addition, with our school being on the traditional territory of the Squamish Nation, we hope to create a sense of belonging and appreciation for music as a way to learn about healing and reconciliation at the peer to peer level
for Les Aiglons students and their neighbours.
Drumming circle design input Ground cover (EWF, Sand, Gravel...)