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September to October: Circle of Rhythm

The Circle of Rythmn is a four series of face to face mini workshops for families with 

children aged 5 to 8 and Youth aged 9-16.  All activities in this four session circle are free. We did our first two circles of rythmn on Sept. 26 and 27th in Ottawa and have plans to do two more in the spring of 2021. Watch for details here! 

Artists in the Circle: Marg Boyle, Akawui and Edgar Hernandez

Thanks to volunteers Lisa, Natalie, Maria and Paige! Here are some photos from the fall of 2020! 

Topics Drumming and percussion of Indigenous nations from South, Central and North America, creating rythmn in sound, movement and art, learning how Akawui comes up with rythmns, learning a couple of traditional Indigenous songs

Dates: Saturday September 26 and Sunday Sept. 27, and two dates in the spring of 2021


Times:  Watch for times in the spring for families with  children aged 5 to 8 and Youth aged 9-16  


Where: On each date, a parent accompanies children under 12 to the picnic table in the courtyard at Beaver Barracks and signs their child in. Youth also sign in.  Please dress for the weather and wear a mask. Some activities such as singing will invole mask removal once participants are set up 2 metres from each other. Some activities will require masks.  Please pre-assess for covid -19 symptoms prior to attending on each date. Also consider the need for sunscreen, a hat and your own bottle of water. Note that there is not washroom access during the two hour sessions.  All art materials and percussion instruments are provided free as are snacks. PPE will be provided for those who forget a mask, as well as hand sanitizer and gloves. 

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Registration for Spring 2021 Circles of Rythmn will start in March 2021


If you have any questions, contact Marg at

These circles are free activities to promote community wellbeing and cultural understandings thanks to the funding from Arts Network Ottawa, The Trillium Foundation and the Ottawa Community Foundation!

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