A space for Indigenous art & culture along the northern shores of Lake Ontario.
We are Indigenous & non-Indigenous people sharing, celebrating, & creating.
A Nonprofit organization founded & managed by local Indigenous people from varying Nations, based in South Mississauga.
Upcoming FREE! community events:
Indigenous Art Exhibition:
Come stop by the Small Arms Inspection Building Sept. 28th – October. 13th for our third annual Indigenous Art Exhibition.
Tues – Fri: 10am to 6pm
Sat & Sun: 10am to 2pm
(Note: closed for viewing Fri. Sept. 30th)
1352 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga ON
Orange Shirt Day
Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters would like to welcome the community for the event we are hosting in honour of Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, September 30th.
There will be amazing live music from a great line up of Indigenous performers, great food and lots of orange shirts! Not to worry if you don’t have your own orange shirt, there will be some for sale on site.
All ages are welcome! Please remember to bring your own chairs for the concert.
Small Arms Inspection Building grounds, 1352 Lakeshore Rd. E, Mississauga
2nd Annual Gathering and Healing Ceremony and Arts Exhibition
On October 1st and October 2nd, Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters will be hosting our 2nd annual Native Gathering and Healing Ceremony, and 3rd Indigenous Art Exhibition.
From Traditional Ceremonies and Dances to Native Artisans, there will be something for everyone!
Admission is free and this will be a family friendly weekend event, a children’s craft table will be present.
Performances, Ceremonies, and Vendors will be located outside of the Small Arms Inspection Building and the Indigenous Art Exhibition will be inside the main gallery space of the SAIB.
Located at 1352 Lakeshore Rd. E, Mississauga
Lakeshore Rd, and Dixie rd, this location is accessible by both MiWay and TTC services.
Bike and car parking available on site and nearby.
Saturday October 1st, 10am-4pm
Sunday October 2nd, 10am-2pm
We hope that you will join us for this special time!
We are looking for extra hands to help us with setting up and tearing down tents on Saturday and Sunday, as well as to help vendors carry their wares to booths. If you would like to volunteer please reach out to [email protected].
Saturday 8am-10am, Sunday 2:30pm-5pm.
We were very fortunate to be accepted by a few groups in their grant contributions this year. So we would like to send a special thank you to The Ontario Trillium Foundation for their sponsorship in our upcoming weekend of events. We would like to include another thank you to The Community Foundations of Canada and The City of Mississauga for their sponsorship towards this event too!
We are also grateful that the local community developers contributed to our event…Thank you to Lakeview Community Partners, Edenshaw and Brightwater for your kind donations!
Past community events:
Saturday 28th May 2022, Monarch Mud Toss:
Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters, The Creative Hub 1352 and the TRCA, would like to invite our Community to bring out their children and participate in the 4th instalment of the Monarch Project.
Free Parking and easy Miway+TTC access at the Small Arms Building parking lot, foot of Dixie and Lakeshore Rd. E. Mississauga.
Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters presents the 4th “Monarch Mud Toss” in the outdoor “Arsenal Lands” area at the SAIB. (Rain or shine event!)
Things will get muddy so dress appropriately. Everyone is welcome, this is a family friendly event!
What is the Monarch Project?:
The Monarch Project was started in July 2016 to help preserve and enhance new habitat for the Monarch Butterfly, as well as all the additional pollinators whose populations have seriously diminished in recent years.
We will be adding wildflower seeds to mud and making seedy mud balls for tossing in the field all around the ponds. Mother Nature then takes time to break it down with the wind, rain, and snow, to eventually become new wildflowers!
Please bring your kids, dressed in clothes you don’t mind getting muddy, and help to save the natural habitat of our Community.
Join us and have a great Saturday afternoon in the park helping to save the Monarchs!
Free- But bring clothes that can get dirty.
Running: Saturday May 28th , 1-3pm
Small Arms Inspection Building, 1352 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga
Past 2021 events and exhibitions:
EVENTS WILL PROCEED RAIN or SHINE!
Indigenous Gathering and Celebration:
Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters: Indigenous Arts & Cultures gathers and welcomes all to a weekend of Indigenous events and exhibitions!
Come out the second weekend of October to explore and discover Indigenous culture; art, dancing, drumming, singing, ceremony, foods, and more!
With plenty of canopy tents we’ll be prepared for a great weekend no matter the weather!
Running from October 8th-10th:
Friday, October 8th: 6pm-7pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday, October 9th:
· Craft Vendors 10am-4pm
· Healing Ceremony 12pm
Singing, Dancing ~1pm-2:30pm
· Traditional Foods for Lunch 12:30pm
Three Sisters Soup (vegetarian)
Sunday, October 10th: 11am to 2pm Closing Ceremony
· Light food fare provided
We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces for this fantastic long weekend event!
We present “A Story of the Three Sisters Garden”!
Join us at the Small Arms Community Garden Sunday, August 15th to meet one of our program director and educator, Kandy Kennedy who will share the story of the Three Sisters Garden as well as show the progress of our garden’s growth in the Ecosource Small Arms Gardens.
What: Story telling and knowledge sharing of the Three Sisters and companion growing of corn, squash, and beans.
When: day, August 15th at 10am-10:45pm.
Where: Ecosource Small Arms Community Gardens
1352 Lakeshore Rd. E, Mississauga Ont.
Check out our progress of our garden so far in our “Past Events” section!
Supported by CreativeHub 1352 and Ecosource.
We invite you to join us for the Eagle Spirits Mocc-a-thon along Lakeshore Road on Saturday, August 7th.
Starting at the Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB) with a smudge, we will walk along Lakeshore Road to Port Credit Memorial Park / Credit River and then back to SAIB.
What: Eagle Spirits Mocc-a-thon – our version of a walk-a-thon. Wear your moccasins or runners!
When: Saturday, August 7th at 9:30am start, arrive 15-30 minutes early to register and participate in the smudging ceremony.
Where: SAIB to Port Credit Memorial Park / Credit River and then back to SAIB (10KM in total)
Why: All funds will go to the Indigenous Healing Ceremony / Art Exhibit and gathering in October 2021 (stay tuned for more details)
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