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Hope & Truth Unveiling at Sharon Temple

Sharon Temple has unveiled the Hope & Truth Reflection Garden – designed by Anishnaabe artist Donald Chrétien and sculptor Shane Clodd, in consultation with the Chippewas of Georgina Island.

I had the pleasure of visiting the unveiling of this amazing and meaningful peace of art alongside the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario.

The statue, a 12-foot-tall tree carved into a female hand, holding an aluminum feather engraved with Indigenous pictographs, will educate visitors and bring awareness of the world we must continue to do on the path to reconciliation.

The unveiling also featured an Indigenous vendor’s market, free samplings of traditional Indigenous foods, entertainment, and children’s crafts.

This project was aided by a $92,995 grant as part of our Tourism Relief Fund, delivered by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

I encourage everyone to stop by Sharon Temple and learn more about this beautiful sculpture.

Tony Van Bynen

Member of Parliament for

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