Dreamcatcher Workshop for National Aboriginal Day

Dreamcatcher Workshop for National Aboriginal Day

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Description: 
In celebration of National Aboriginal Day, we brought in Sylvia Mercredi, a local who does many Aboriginal Crafts, to teach two Dreamcatcher workshops - one for Kids and one for Adults. We had a maz registration of 10 participants per session, with a fee of $10 for Adults and $5 for kids (to cover supplies and fee).
Number of sessions: 
2
Length of program session: 
30-60 minutes
Presenter(s): 
Sylvia Mercredi
Guest speaker(s) - include name and organization: 
Sylvia Mercredi
Audience
Primary Audience: 
Preschool (aged 3-4)
Primary (Gr. K-3 or aged 5-8)
Intermediate (Gr. 4-7 or aged 9-12)
Middle School/Junior Secondary (Gr. 8-10 or aged 13-16)
Adults
Resources
Resources required (materials/supplies; food/refreshments, etc.): 
Feathers, beads, leather lace, sinew, yarn (for kids), willow branches (collected by Sylvia), and something from nature (collected by participants). Supplies bought from Besseeze's in Winnipeg.
Funding (grants/foundations/corporations): 
Registration Fee ($10/adult, $5/child)
Budget for this program: 
$150
Evaluation
What were the goals/objectives of your program?: 
We wanted to celebrate National Aboriginal Day by bringing in someone from the community to teach patrons how to make dreamcatchers, a skill that none of the staff have.
Feedback from Participants: 
Would like a similar workshop in the future.
Highlights - what worked well?: 
Adult workshop had full registration, they really enjoyed learning the history of the dreamcatcher and learning the technique. Some of them turned out great! The Kid's Workshop had 6/10 spots filled, and a few of the younger kids struggled with the technique, we may keep it for older kids in the future.
What would you change about this program?: 
Older kids for the kid's workshop.
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