This page showcases YOUR involvement in this project of love for the sacred site.
Each dated segment, below, chronicles a group's efforts. Click on a thumbnail (small photo) and it will open to a larger photo and a slide show.You need to Contact Us to get your photos on this website.
JUNE 23,2016 UPDATE -- Public Works (federal government department) will not remove ribbons each week. They have agreed that it's okay to tie ribbons to the bridge until July 3, with removal to occur July 4.
JUNE 30, 2016 The volume of ribbons that people have tied to honour the sacred site is AWESOME! Each ribbon tied to the bridge expresses our love for this sacred site, for the waterfall and the islands that Dream Unlimited and Windmill corporations want to build condos on. This new video shares our perspective on the sacred site.
June 22, 2016 A new batch of ribbons is being tied to the steel bridge.
JUNE 20, 2016 In the afternoon, federal workers arrived at the bridge to remove the fantastic array of ribbons that were honouring the sacred site. Metro News published a short article.
The news article quotes Anishinabe-Kwe author and scholar, Lynn Gehl:
Gehl said the “strawberry moon ribbons” are prayers for the future of the site.
“It’s more spiritual than it is associated with an advocacy group,” said Gehl. “A lot of people think believing in the sacred is trivial. Sacred beliefs are really important, inside them there’s a moral code.”
Below is a great picture of the ribbons before they were removed. People walking and cycling on the bridge often stop to ask questions when they see people tying ribbons to the bridge. Sometimes, they decide to "tie one on" too!
June 18, 2016 On a still night, hands tie more ribbons to the bridge. So many expressed their concern about the sacred site and spoke out, with deep love, during the sacred walk on June 17 in support of an Algonquin vision for freeing the waterfall and the islands.
June 16, 2016 On the day before the sacred walk, there is a feeling of deep honouring as one approaches the bridge. Let us be clear: it is the water and the islands we are honouring! We are not "decorating" a bridge.More ribbons are appearing all the time, and some of those tying the ribbons have been so creative--even tying them to the drainage holes and allowing the ribbons to flutter below the steel structure. These photographs were taken early this morning.
June 15, 2015 Jackpot set of beautiful pictures arrived today from a person who wants to remain anonymous. Thank you for tying ribbons and for taking 11 pictures of the results (some ribbons were already there, but you have added to the perfection of this project). Isn't the power of the water amazing, even after the spring runoff has subsided? Imagine if the falls were liberated and we could hear its roar.