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Georgian Bay Biosphere holding Lands and Water Gathering November 29-30

The Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere (GBB) is hosting a gathering in late November to showcase research and caretaking work being done throughout the region. 

Officials with the biosphere say the event is meant to celebrate the most recent State of the Bay ecosystem health report. 

The event, called the State of the Bay: Lands and Waters Gathering, will be held Nov. 29-30 at the Charles W. Stockey Centre in Parry Sound.  

The biosphere says the free event will be open to the public and will provide an opportunity to learn about the biodiversity of the Biosphere and what climate change means for the region. 

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According to the GBB, on Nov. 29, the Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth (GBAY) are hosting an Indigenous Art Exhibit and Sale.  

The evening portion will open and close with a performance by the Little Spirit Singers and more. 

On Nov30, following an opening song by MinWeWe, youth and community leaders will speak in moderated panel discussions. 

Officials say the panels will be an opportunity for participants to hear from people in our community from grassroots and governmental organizations.  

“The gathering is an opportunity to share knowledge and stories, learn from one another, inspire action, and celebrate the caretaking being done in the Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere region,” says Katrina Krievins, Aquatic Conservation Programs Manager for the GBB. “Our last State of the Bay gathering in 2019 was a great success.  

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