PRESENTED BY THE CONSERVATION HALTON FOUNDATION

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SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

AREA 8 (KELSO QUARRY PARK)

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TERRA FIRMA

In Latin, “terra firma” refers to ground which is firm, solid, and dry, and this phrase is often used to describe a feeling of safety, security, and stability. For more than a year now, the ground on which we stood has been shaky. It’s time for us to plant our feet in the earth, put down some roots and focus on where to grow from here. Nature has never been so essential to the health and wellness of our community. Conservation Halton has been working to open a new park in Milton, so the community will have even more opportunities to connect with nature. It is our goal that Terra Firma will raise funds in support of this new park.

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6PM - 10PM

Nothing says autumn like celebrating the bountiful treasures harvested by our local farmers from the rich soil. Sip curated beverages inspired by local produce expertly paired with sustainable plant-based food offerings while learning about why the ground beneath your feet is so important in conservation. Meander to the shoreline of the turquoise waters to enjoy various event offerings while being serenaded by local musicians. Finish the evening by cozying up to our fireside lounges on the waterfront surrounded by the beauty of Conservation Halton’s newest park. All COVID-19 precautions will be observed for this event. 

$175 per person (includes tax and $75 donation receipt)

(SPONSOR REGISTRATION)

ENTERTAINMENT

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Dre Ngozi
Dre Ngozi is mostly known as an international DJ, but she is also a multidisciplinary artist, host, music producer and curator, and an alternative health practitioner. Known for her genre-fluid musical curation, Dre has headlined events like TIFF Boombox, AGO Massive, Cavalcade of Lights, opened for major US acts and worked with brands like Valentino, Versace and Chanel, just to name a few.  She is beyond the definition of an open format DJ. Taking crowds on an unexpected journey, no set is ever the same.

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Semiah Smith

Semiah is a singer/songwriter from Six Nations, Ontario. She began professionally singing traditional music from her Haudenosaunee heritage in her late teens in solo performances and as a member of the singing trio, Hatiyo (the good voice). At the same time, she also began writing songs in English, however had never published any of her contemporary works until her first single, ‘Nothing Can Kill My Love for You’ debuted on May 14th, 2021. Semiah continues to challenge herself in her song writing to explore the nuances of identity, love, and the growing pains of her twenties.

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Tamara Podemski

Tamara Podemski is an Anishinaabe singer/songwriter born and raised in Toronto. Since her first studio album as the lead singer of SPIRIT NATION back in 2001, she has called upon her roots to inspire her music. After writing 2 albums in the Anishinaabe language, she launched her own label MUKWA MUSIC and released her first English-language album TAMARA, which won "Best Female Artist" and "Best Songwriter" at the 2006 Aboriginal Music Awards, as well as Best Music Video for “Meegwetch” at the imagiNATIVE Film Festival in Toronto and the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco. Tamara has joined forces again with Nashville powerhouse, Karen Kosowski, to write her fourth album. 

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Joey Tyler

Joey Tyler began his career as a member of the pop-duo “Farewell Summer”, the duo released a 4 song EP titled “Moments” in 2017 which landed the band on a 4-month, 76 show national tour across Canada. Joey Tyler then moved on to pursue a solo career in 2019 releasing his debut single titled “Mess This Up”. The song attained over 280,000 streams and garnered radio play across the country.

Your donations will help us build our trail network and continue with on-site rehabilitation projects so we can open our new park to the public. We are putting down strong, healthy roots of restoration in this park to support native wildlife, the natural ecosystem, and provide our community with access to green space and outdoor recreation.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Terra Firma has been designed to provide our stakeholders and guests with a safe and meaningful experience for guests in a COVID-19 safe environment. Your sponsorship opportunity will be activated at both events. Our event consistently reaches key government, corporate, and community partners and leaders from across Halton Region. Sponsorship means aligning your brand with Conservation Halton and our Foundation. It is also a demonstration of your support for local outdoor education, recreation, and important conservation projects. Join us as we celebrate reconnecting with each other, earth, and nature.

WANT TO BE A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

SAFETY

There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our guests as well as their families and communities. In an effort to keep up with best practices for health and safety, guests and staff will be required to provide either 1) proof of vaccination, 2) negative PCR test taken within 72 hours or 3) a note of medical exemption, and must complete a health pre-screening, to be allowed entrance to the event.

In addition, the following health and safety measures will be in place at the event:

 

  • Guests will receive hand sanitizer on arrival and additional sanitizer will be available

  • Guests will receive a branded mask to wear during the event, unless consuming food or beverages

  • Staff and guests will have their temperature taken upon arrival at the event

  • There will be a closely monitored indoor capacity limit

  • There will be enhanced cleaning indoors and outdoors at the event

  • More than enough space for physical distancing, even in the event of rain

  • All staff will be required to wear masks throughout the event

  • Additional PPE will be available for staff and guests at the event

  • All measures will be implemented as directed by Halton Region Public Health

TERRA FIRMA SPONSORS

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Aird & Berlis LLP,  Andrew's Scenic Acres, Blackberry Stone, Gardiner Roberts LLP, Greck and Associates, Hatch, Springridge Farms, Terrapure Environmental and XPOSURE PR

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For more information, please contact Garner Beckett at gbeckett@hrca.on.ca

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