Mixed Sweat Lodge Ceremony at Jardin Botanique on Sunday, September 18th, 2016
Participation for this Sweat Lodge Ceremony is limited to individuals who identify as Indigenous (i.e. First Nations, Inuit, Métis) and who have been affected by the legacy of the Residential School System in Canada (directly or related to a family member who attended).
If you give your name, then you are committing to attending (the Lodge is small, so only a certain amount of people can fit inside of it). This Ceremony is dedicated to Residential School Survivors and their families who seek healing. Priority for participation will be for Residential School Survivors, Intergenerational Survivors and the Urban Native Community of Montreal.
Please RSVP by September 15th by emailing the Program Coordinator:
Participants must arrive by 8:30 AM on September 25th. We will meet where the greenhouse building is by the front entrance of the Botanical Gardens. We will give our names to the desk clerk to be waived of entrance fees. Please RSVP to ensure your name is on the list to enter, or else you may be responsible for paying an entrance fee.
What to Bring:
Tobacco (bundle for your prayer / to offer to the Elders)
Shorts for men and Long skirt/dress for women with a shirt that covers your shoulders.
A change of clothing. We will be outside all day, so dress according to the weather.
1-2 towels and a plastic bag for wet clothes
Something to drink-water and/or juice
A snack / dish to share
Monetary donation to the Firekeeper and Helper for their time and assistance for the Ceremony.
How to get there:
Metro: Pie-IX Metro (East exit).
Bus: Number 24 bus on Sherbrooke St.
By car: There is on-site parking for the day - $12.00
Can't make it? Upcoming Sweat Lodge Ceremonies there will be another on October 30th, 2016.