EARTH SONG | 2019 Nutrien Saskatoon Community Foundation Cultural Gala

NUTRIEN SASKATOON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CULTURAL GALA
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 ~ TCU PLACE

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

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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)
Performances by:
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.

Title Sponsor

DIAMOND SPONSORS

 

 

PLATINUM SPONSORS

 

 

 

 

SHAWL SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY CONNECTOR SPONSORS

* this sponsorship donates back 4 of their tickets for Survivors and Grant Recipients to attend the event.

Silver Sponsors

AMI Supply

Des Nedhe Development

JNE Welding Limited Partnership

Kitsaki Procon Potash

MLT Aikins LLP

Normandale Holdings Ltd

Orano Canada

Saskatoon Metal Manufacturing 

Sautner Concrete Services Inc.

Sasktel

Standard Machine

Stantec

Westburne Rexel Group

Media Support

CTV Saskatoon

Rawlco Radio

Saskatoon Media Group

The Star Phoenix

In Kind Services Support ($1,000.00+)

Bart Hunter- Scotia Wealth Management

Blossoms Living

Creative Fire

Enterprise Rent a Car

Handy Special Events 

Hillberg & Berk

Inspired Travels by Jess | Travel Designer

Mister Print PrintWest

READ Saskatoon

RSVP Event Design

Saskatoon Coop Liquor Stores

Saskatoon Golf and Country Club

Sleek Signs

TCU Place

The Saskatoon Club

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

SILENT AUCTION SUPPORTERS

9 Mile Legacy Brewing

Anthologies

Beppi’s Gelato

BigSteelBox

Black Fox Distillery

Crew Rowhouse

Dakota Dunes Golf Course

Delta Hotels by Marriot

Ellie Boyenko Photography

Hardpressed

Higher Ground Music Festival

Homestead Ice Cream

Inside Out Therapies

Juno’s

Klassique Designes

Leopold’s Tavern

Leyda’s

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 NormanAnu 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 CatherineDawn Wasacase