ORA collaborated with Engineers Without Borders (UW Chapter) to host a youth engagement workshop for 35 grade 11 students in St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School on March 31st. The group included students from the STEM Club and from the Environment Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Red Seal Program. ORA offered the students a Sector-Partnered Experience (SPE) focusing on real-world environmental issues to be solved. Continue reading
ORA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SPEAKER: ADAM SHOALTS – #1 BEST SELLING AUTHOR
Saturday, 22 October 2022
Free – Limited Seats
AGM at 10:00 am – Keynote Speaker at 10:30 am
ADAM SHOALTS: A well-known explorer, adventurer, conservationist and bestselling author. Adam will join us to share stories of his expeditions in Canada’s wilderness and talk about the importance of preserving wild rivers from remote hinterlands to our own backyards.
BIO: Best known for his long solo canoe journeys, including crossing nearly 4,000 km of Canada’s Arctic alone, Adam Shoalts is the Westaway Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and a regular guest on television and radio. His national bestselling books include Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada’s Arctic, A History of Canada in 10 Maps, and The Whisper on the Night Wind. A geographer, historian and archaeologist, Shoalts has a PhD in History from McMaster University.
All registrants will receive an Agenda one week before the AGM.
All members wishing to vote at the AGM must renew their membership by 21 October 2022.
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Satahon’satat! (Listen!) – The Waters are Speaking
By Erin Hayward (Hill) – Guest Speaker
Onkwehonwe (Indigenous) peoples are instructed about our responsibility to the waters of the world throughout our Creation Stories. Kahnekanoron (Water is Precious) and it is our responsibility as humans to care for the waters and speak for them when it seems no one is listening. The waters are the source of life for almost all on this planet we call our Mother the Earth. By taking some time to critically consider our daily routines, we can come to understand how we personally may be contributing to the state of water quality in Riverine Ecosystems. The waters speak to us in many ways, and together we’ll discuss a few ways that we can listen. Continue reading