OHSWEKEN — Chiefswood Park and Gathering Place by the Grand Event Centre are offering a Community Partnership Program to community groups and organizations.
The two sites are now under the management of Six Nations Tourism, a department of Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC).
The Community Partnership Program supports groups and event that seek to increase the profile of Six Nations locally, nationally, or internationally.
The program offers sponsorship for use of the space at either venue. An information session is being held on January 16, 2019 for the Spring Intake from 6-8pm at the Gathering Place at 2593 Chiefswood Road.
Officials with the SNGRDC say the venues are “revenue-generating assets which will ultimately assist with the betterment of the Six Nations Community through annual distributions of surplus profits to the Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust”.
The Community Partnership Program was designed to ensure the venues remain accessible to the groups and organizations on Six Nations who host non-profit events or initiatives that support the community’s membership.
Officials say the programming that qualifies for the sponsorship could be anything including education conferences, music concerts, workshops, performances, cultural teachings, and much more.
Applications for the next round of sponsorships for use of the space are open now and
successful applicants will be notified February 15, 2019 for the Spring Intake Session, and September 23, 2019 for the Fall Intake Session.
Last year the program supported the GREAT 2018 Job Fair, Ganohkwasra’s 30th Anniversary Gala, the GREAT Six Nations Networking Event, Six Nations Long Term Care/Home & Community Care – Elders Journey to Community Change/World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Events and Woodland Cultural Centre’s – Onkwehon:we – The Original People’s Festival.
“If you want to learn more about the program, we encourage you to attend either our Spring or Fall Information Session,” said Constance Jamieson, Manager of Tourism at SNGRDC.
Six Nations Tourism is a sub department of the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC). Six Nations Tourism hosts over 10,000 visitors a year at their four sites: Six Nations Tourism Building, Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks, Chiefswood National Historic Site, Chiefswood Park, and the Gathering Place by the Grand Event Centre.