NUTRIEN SASKATOON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CULTURAL GALA
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 ~ TCU PLACE
EARTH SONG | 2019 Nutrien Saskatoon Community Foundation Cultural Gala
NUTRIEN SASKATOON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CULTURAL GALA
Two years ago, the Nutrien Saskatoon Community Foundation’s Cultural Gala began building the Community Fund for Reconciliation—and we honoured the element of water through art, song, and dance. We heard directly from Residential School Survivors, beginning a path of Reconciliation through the experience of the gala. Last year, we reignited the fire, and were reminded that Reconciliation requires constant effort, vigilance and action to create change in our communities.
In 2019, we presented Earth Song.
Mother Earth sustains us with water, nourishment, and an ecosystem rich in resources for all creatures to sustain one another. The diversity in nature allows all of us not only to survive, but to thrive.
The diversity in our communities also makes us better, stronger. The diverse audience in attendance has planted seeds for the work of Reconciliation to continue: changing our community through projects that build partnerships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. We were honoured by the presence of elders and survivors of residential schools and the sixties scoop, and inspired by the participation of young leaders such as Emcees Neal Kewistep and Steph Clovechok.
The evening’s performances also reflected the diversity of the community. The artists and producers created unique performances that resonated with the power of Mother Earth, inspired by her capacity to feed our communities—in body, mind and spirit. A centrepiece of the performance was the shawl dance—an Indigenous prayer to the Creator that we were honoured to share with all those who attended. Beautiful, bright shawls with elaborate beadwork and fringes brought to life the movements of the performers. And as a special feature of our evening, we auctioned 6 shawls created exclusively for the evening, a celebration of Earth Song.
Through Earth Song, we honour the past. We look to the future. We share our commitments to engage in the work of Truth and Reconciliation. Earth Song was not a gala—it was an opportunity to open our hearts, shift our perspectives, and find the roles we can each play. This is the transformative power of community! We are honoured by all of you who have chosen to walk with us, and we invite everyone in Saskatoon to join us on this path.
~Tracy Muggli & Lisa Mooney, 2019 Co-Chairs
SAVE THE DATE: WALK WITH WIND SEPTEMBER 19, 2020
Watch Earth Song | Nutrien Saskatoon Community Foundation Cultural Gala Courtesy of Shaw
CTV Morning Live Interview August 27, 2019
CTV News at Noon Interview August 29, 2019
The 2019 Saskatoon Community Foundation Cultural Gala continued its exploration of the four elements to bring you Earth Song, in which song, dance and poetry were used to explore the significance and meaning of the land to Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures.
This year’s event built on the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people – all in support SCF’s Community Fund for Reconciliation. (see Granting Program and Recipients)
Eekwol – award-winning hip-hop artist from Muskoday First Nation
Little Opera on the Prairie – innovative performers who bring opera to the people
Karrnnel – one of Canada’s most accomplished and innovative fiddlers and musicians
Your support helped spread the spirit of Reconciliation – as we renewed our relationship to the land, our commitment to care for it and our gratitude for all it provides. Gala proceeds are allocated to the Community Fund for Reconciliation, which grants funds to initiatives that bring Indigenous and
non-Indigenous people together.
The 2019 Nutrien Saskatoon Community Foundation Gala could not happened without our Sponsors and Partners. With a shared vision of making Saskatoon the best city in which to live, we are grateful for their generous support.
Contact our office to join these incredible companies in support of our event.
COMMUNITY CONNECTOR SPONSORS
* this sponsorship donates back 4 of their tickets for Survivors and Grant Recipients to attend the event.
Des Nedhe Development
JNE Welding Limited Partnership
Kitsaki Procon Potash
MLT Aikins LLP
Normandale Holdings Ltd
Saskatoon Metal Manufacturing
Sautner Concrete Services Inc.
Westburne Rexel Group
Saskatoon Media Group
The Star Phoenix
In Kind Services Support ($1,000.00+)
Bart Hunter- Scotia Wealth Management
Enterprise Rent a Car
Handy Special Events
Hillberg & Berk
Inspired Travels by Jess | Travel Designer
Mister Print PrintWest
RSVP Event Design
Saskatoon Coop Liquor Stores
Saskatoon Golf and Country Club
The Saskatoon Club
Wanuskewin Heritage Park
SILENT AUCTION SUPPORTERS
9 Mile Legacy Brewing
Black Fox Distillery
Dakota Dunes Golf Course
Delta Hotels by Marriot
Ellie Boyenko Photography
Higher Ground Music Festival
Homestead Ice Cream
Inside Out Therapies
2019 Nutrien Saskatoon Community Foundation Cultural Gala Committee
CO-CHAIRS: Tracy Muggli | Lisa Mooney
CULTURAL ADVISORS: Lorna Arcand | Eugene Arcand
SPONSORSHIP : Raj Kavia | Ken Juba | Trent Norman | Anu Kashyap | Curtis Kimpton | Milton Greyeyes | Jessie Usselman | Carm Michalenko
AUCTION: Christine Ruys | Curtis Kimpton | Aliya Jiwa | Jo Custead | Namarta Kochar
FOOD AND BEVERAGE: Linda Clouthier
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Donna Hughes
MEDIA AND PRINT: Heath Mulligan | Lori Coolican
DECOR: Crystal MacLeod
CREATIVE TEAM: Carrie Catherine | Dawn Wasacase