Wellington County Council officially opened the Gathering Circle located on the Wellington Place Campus on Wednesday April 26th.
The Gathering Circle was developed through community conversations facilitated by the Indigenous Advisory Committee of the County of Wellington. It was developed as an alternative, land-based space for education, healing and gathering as a means to support the Indigenous community in a culturally safe environment. It will be shared as a place of inclusion to help facilitate some of the 94 Calls to Action identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Warden Andy Lennox said, “The Gathering Circle would not have been possible without the vision of the IAC and the support of County Council. There is space for all of us in this project – Indigenous, neighbours and allies.” The County received $250,000 in Federal funding towards the project. Once completed in the fall, the Gathering Circle will include space to grow medicines for ceremony, native plant species, and a pavilion. The Gathering Circle is located behind the Wellington County Museum and Archives.
Photo: County of Wellington