Moorelands Hope and Heritage Timeline
Start date: 3 July, 2017
End date: 12 August, 2017
600 Moorelands' Youth, made up of 58 different cultural backgrounds, will be coming together for 6 weeks to create a nature walk timeline with 15 stations; one to represent a significant Canadian achievement for each decade of our history.
The timeline will wend it's way through some of Ontario's pristine wilderness - incorporating information on our natural resources and the roll that nature can play in a sustainable future for Canada.
Each participant, upon completion of the walk, will be asked to answer 3 questions about their hope for the future of Canada.
These answers will be placed on card of red or white along with the youth's name, age, and languages spoken in the home. Upon completion of the cards they will be placed on a giant Canadian Flag made up of all the youth's answers.
Another 200 participants from Toronto and 200 from the Dorset community will be invited to Moorelands Camp to see and celebrate the kids' views of Canada and to walk the timeline - impacting 1000 Ontarians. Select kid responses will be captured on video and shared with a community of over 4500 back in Toronto.
Nature of the Project Reach
This project will reach 5500 Canadians of all ages from the GTA and surrounding areas.
The goals of the project include that it will:
- create and deepen an understanding of what it means to be Canadian for over 5500 people;
- inform our citizens of our kids' hope for Canada's future;
- give context to the diverse and rich backgrounds of the citizens that make up this great country;
- and that it will help our kids explore their active role in the future of Canada.