This summer, to celebrate our country’s 150th birthday as well as camp’s 100th, 600 Moorelands’ youth, made up of 58 different cultural backgrounds, will be coming together for six weeks to create a nature walk timeline with 15 stations; one to represent a significant Canadian achievement for each decade of our history.
The timeline will wend it’s way through some of Ontario’s pristine wilderness – incorporating information about our natural resources and the role that nature can play in a sustainable future for Canada.
Each participant, upon completion of the walk, will be asked to answer three questions about their hope for the future of Canada.
These answers will be placed on card of red or white along with the youth’s name, age, and languages spoken in the home. Upon completion of the cards, they will be placed on a giant Canadian Flag made up of all the youth’s answers.
Another 200 participants from Toronto and 200 from the Dorset community will be invited to Moorelands Camp to see and celebrate the kids’ views of Canada and to walk the timeline – impacting 1000 Ontarians. Select responses will be captured on video and shared with a community of over 4500 back in Toronto.
Moorelands’ Heritage and Hope Timeline will create and deepen and understanding of what it means to be Canadian for over 5500 people; inform our citizens of our kids hope for Canada’s future; give context to the diverse and rich backgrounds of the citizens that make up this great country; and will help our kids explore their active role in the future of Canada.
Moorelands is a proud recipient of a Canada 150 Grant for our “Heritage and Hope Timeline” at Moorelands Camp this summer. This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Toronto Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.