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Advance Tour of Social, Cultural, and Economic Innovation Centre of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 14, 2022

OTTAWA – Members of the media are invited to attend an advance tour of the new Social, Cultural, and Economic Innovation Centre of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) on June 20, 2022, as well as to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with the public opening of the Centre’s café, national gallery and artisan boutique on June 21, 2022. UPDATE: Her Excellency, Governor General Mary Simon, will NOT be attending the opening as previously planned.

EVENT ONE

WHAT: Advance tour for media of the new Social, Cultural and Economic Innovation Centre of the Native Women’s Association of Canada

WHEN: Monday, June 20, 2022, from 2 pm to 3 pm ET

WHERE: 120 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Que., J8X 2K1

EVENT TWO

WHAT : Public opening of the Centre’s café, boutique and national gallery.

WHEN : National Indigenous Day, Tuesday, June 21, 2022, from 4 pm to 6 pm ET

WHERE: 120 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Que., J8X 2K1

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the public opening of the new Social, Cultural, and Economic Innovation Centre of the Native Women’s Association of Canada that will take place on National Indigenous Day. Because it will be impossible to give a full tour and to answer reporters’ questions at the public opening, members of the media are also invited to attend a special tour a day prior with NWAC CEO Lynne Groulx.

The uniquely designed five-storey Social, Cultural, and Economic Innovation Centre is the association’s new national headquarters where it conducts its research and its advocacy - but it is much more than that. It houses the Café Bouleau which serves Indigenous cuisine, and the Artisanelle boutique which is part of NWAC’s economic opportunity program, offering one-of-a-kind Indigenous artisan crafts. The walls are adorned with a collection of Indigenous art (all of it for sale) that rivals any gallery in Canada, and the public meeting rooms have been culturally designed for use by Indigenous community members and for third-party rental.


Media Contact:

For information, or to arrange an interview, contact:

Gloria Galloway
gloria@gloriagalloway.com
+1 613-447-6648.


About The Native Women’s Association of Canada
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. An aggregate of Indigenous women’s organizations from across the country, NWAC was founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies.