I am happy to share that Ottawa 2017 event, Mìwàte: Illumination of Chaudière Falls is officially open to the public!
Stop by Chaudière Falls for a stunning visual and audio display as a rich soundscape celebrates Indigenous Peoples of Canada and their cultures including the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn, as well as local Métis and Inuit communities.
Vincent Letellier led the team of composers for Moment Factory, with additional creative contributions from: A Tribe Called Red, David Maracle (Indigenous Mohawk composer and multi-instrumentalist), the Pikwàkanagàn Wildflowers (youth hand drummers and singers), and Pikwàkanagàn community members who spoke the words and phrases.
In addition to the illumination, participants will be invited to explore the Algonquin Awareness Exhibit, which will share information on the presence of Indigenous Peoples in the region. This special exhibit is presented by the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn.
Dates and times for Mìwàte:
- October 6 to 22, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- October 23 to November 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The lighting display runs in a continuous 10-minute loop. It takes about 30 minutes to enjoy the entire experience.
Spectators will be able to view Mìwàte from the new public space overlooking the falls that is part of Hydro Ottawa’s Chaudière Falls expansion project.
I highly encourage all residents to check out this incredible one-of-a-kind experience paying tribute to the rich indigenous history our country has to offer.
For more information, please visit http://www.ottawa2017.ca/magnificence-of-chaudiere-falls/