November 13 (Sunday) Colonel Sam Smith Park, Etobicoke
Leaders: Lynne Freeman and Monika Croydon
Meet 9 a.m. at south parking lot at foot of Kipling Avenue, just below Lakeshore Boulevard. Late Fall migrants, winter arrivals, ducks, grebes, gulls. Washrooms onsite.
What to bring: Water, sunscreen, snacks, lunch. Please contact trip leader in advance if you require loaner binoculars or accommodations by sending email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terrain: Flat terrain. Slow pace. Some side trails may be birded too.
Public Transport :Colonel Sam Smith Park is situated at foot of Kipling Avenue. TTC: Can be reached by TTC via Lakeshore Boulevard or Kipling Bus.
Facilities: Restrooms available.
Land Acknowledgement for Toronto
"The land in Toronto (Tkaronto) in what we now know as Canada, from where we are meeting, includes the traditional territories of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
We also acknowledge that Toronto and this area of Toronto have been included under the Williams Treaty, the Toronto Purchase - Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit and the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum inter-nation peace agreement.
We are doing a land acknowledgement today to recognize the communities of peoples that were present and inhabited the lands before us and the traditional territories of the peoples whose lands we are fortunate to share, live on and present from today. Also, in effort to continue to improve our ongoing inter-relations with members of First Nations and Indigenous communities today. We are mindful of broken covenants and the need to reconcile with all our relations. Together, may we care for this land and each other, drawing on the strengths of our mutual nation building through peace and friendship being mindful of generations to come."