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Great Art for Great Lakes (GAGL) Partners with the Municipality of Central Manitoulin to Host ‘Providence Bay Beach Social’ July 1st, 3pm-5pm, Providence Bay Village Square Park

July 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Sudbury-Manitoulin, June 15th, 2017 —Waterlution, in partnership with Greatness—The Great Lakes Project—is thrilled to announce we have partnered with the Municipality of Central Manitoulin to host, ‘Providence Bay Beach Social’ held on the beach, adjacent the newly renovated Providence Bay Village Square Park! The public is invited to our FREE event and share their favourite Great Lake story with Manitoulin’s commissioned GAGL Artist, Julieanne Steedman, who will weave their story into her community art project, Stories of the Lake, to be installed at the Providence Bay Village Square Park in August 2017.   


We invite you to participate in this amazing process that will capture the heart of Manitoulin Island and create a lasting legacy to our great lakes, specifically, Lake Huron. Participants of ALL AGES are invited to get social with us–take a Beach Walk with Sue Meert from Manitoulin Streams; enjoy mouth-watering Bannock & Berries alongside captivating storytelling by Josh Eshkawkogan, ‘Bard on the Boardwalk’ reading by Alex Baran from Luke Hill’s Island Pieces; create wonderful beach arts and crafts with the kids; and sign up to share YOUR Great Lake stories with Julieanne Steedman in her storytelling tent! Have a relic or photo reminiscent of your story? Bring it along too! Participants that aren’t able to attend the event are invited to share their story via email to: .


Julieanne will also be at The Mutchmor Café TOMORROW, June 16th,  collecting stories from 11am-1pm! Please feel free to drop in or email a preferred time to: .


Here’s a sneak peek into Julieanne Steedman’s GAGL piece, Stories of the Lake:


“Julieanne looks forward to working with the local community to create meaningful artwork that will share history, build connections and tell a story; the story that the lake has to share. This collaborative work will celebrate the small truths and hidden miracles of our northern environment – it’s history, people, and landscape.”


Waterlution’s Great Art for Great Lakes is sponsoring similar projects in seven other Great Lakes communities, including Toronto, Hamilton, Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Thunder Bay, Owen Sound, Mississauga, and Kingston. Each community will host public events to introduce their commissioned artist who will collaboratively create a permanent work of art to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Great Art for Great Lakes is funded through the Canada 150 Fund and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.



July 1, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm