Drumming with Ada Tinney! at Healthy Busy Bodies
10:00 am - 12:30 pm.
North Hastings Children's Services- Resource Room
I am a descendant of Chief John Baptiste Kijicho Manito who resided at Baptiste Lake. He was my grandfather's grandfather. We are of Algonquin and Nippissing ancestry. We grew up knowing our mother was Indian but had no knowledge about who our grandfather was until searching my native background information if the early 1990's. We had lots of cousins who also had Indian heritage since my father, his brother and one of his sisters married descendants of the Baptiste families. For twenty-seven years I was employed as a public school secretary. After retirement in 1995 I learned how to make hand drums using cedar hoops that were made from a tree my husband and I cut and had sawn for that purpose. I buy the rawhide deerskins used for the drumheads. The beater sticks are wrapped with some padding and tanned deerskin over the end. I also learned to make moccasins and dream catchers and medicine bags. have taught many drum making classes to adults, students at Our Lady of Mercy School and North Hastings High School and drumming to students at Haliburton school. I have read legends and stories and performed some native ceremonies with students in schools in the Bancroft area. People of all ages enjoy the beat of the drum and I look forward to enjoying some time with the children and parents who will be taking part in drumming on January 22, 2015.
This popular program gives kids a chance to socialize and play.
We have frequent guest speakers on everything to do with healthy eating habits from nutrition, to dealing with picky eaters, to smart shopping, and coupons and budgeting, Participants get the chance to try new dishes, make friends, learn new recipes, and take home a grocery store gift card so they can make the recipe again at home.
This Play Group offers wonderful learning opportunities for children and their parents or caregivers. Young children receive the benefit of socializing with other children; learning through play, and developing new skills. Parents are able to network with other parents while learning new educational and bonding activities to do with their child.
Equipment, toys, resources and a nutritious snack are all provided by North Hastings Children's Services.