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Archive: 2006 Education Day Overview & Info

Education Day was originally added to the Canadian Aboriginal Festival in response to numerous requests from educators to include an opportunity for students to learn more about Aboriginal peoples.

To ensure content is in keeping with the wishes of teachers and appropriate for the Ontario curriculum, Education Day at Rogers Centre was organized in consultation with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, and the Ontario Teachers’ Federation and with the support of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

The day is financed through the generosity of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Bank of Montreal and through the registration fee of $7.00 per student. Without the assistance of our sponsors, the registration fee would have to be more than double to cover the overall costs.


Over 30 teaching stations are mounted around Rogers Centre, each of them taught by a knowledgeable Aboriginal instructor.

Stations will include topics such as hands-on crafts, games, storytelling and more. (Program subject to change)

The dance demonstrations will take place at 12:45 p.m. This activity is a highlight of the day for many students and teachers.

The content of the day is based on the Ontario Curriculum. It is suitable for elementary grades.

There is a limit on the number of students accepted for the day and for each rotation. Avoid disappointment by booking early. The event sells out annually.

Click here to download the 2006 Education Day Registration Form (PDF)

For a synopsis and listing of sponsors for the 2005 Education Event, please visit our Archive section.

NEW: Aboriginal Literacy Talking Circle

Calling Instructors, Teachers and Practitioners in Aboriginal Literacy to a Cultural Arts & Issues in Teaching and Learning Aboriginal Literacy Talking Circle.

When: November 24th & 25th, 2006 @ 11:00am - 12:30pm & 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: The Green Room

Visit the Literacy website at

Registration Form must be completed by November 10th and emailed to

Click here to download the Poster (PDF)
Click here to download the Registration Form (PDF)

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