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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Forest Bathing + Music = Enchantment!


Indigenous Music Nature & outdoors Physical activity & movement Storytelling
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Sunnidale Park (meeting in front of Dorian Parker Centre)

265 Sunnidale Rd, L4M3B9

Barrie ON, ON

Directions: There is lots of free parking by the Dorian Parker Centre but the Sunnidale Bridge over the 400 is closed. Please allow a bit of extra time to get here.



Offered in English.

Has gender-neutral washrooms.


Celebrate Culture Days Barrie and the Autumn Equinox as you wander on a luscious Forest Bathing walk with guide Beth Foster as singer/song-writer Painted Sky offers guitar accompaniment to the sultry sounds of nature in the autumn splendour of Sunnidale Park, Barrie.

Dress for the weather. Prepare to be outside, walking very slowly, rain or shine, for 2 hours. You are welcome to bring a sit-upon, folding chair, water bottle, backpack for extra layers or walking sticks to keep you comfortable. Please dress warmly--we will not be generating heat through exertion.

Event is free but Pre-Registration required at eventbrite. Only 15 spots available.

See you in the woods!



Beth Foster/Forest Bathing With Beth

Beth Foster: Having wandered in the woods all my life, I delight in educating and guiding others to an awareness and understanding of the healing power of nature and trees as a tool for peace and prosperity. I believe that, in order to restore balance to our planetary and emotional health, we must reignite a deeper and sustainable connection between humans and the earth. I guide year-round and play in the woods in and near Barrie Ontario Canada.

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Painted Sky: He is a Storyteller, Knowledge Keeper, Sacred Pipe Carrier, Visual Artist, Producer, Songwriter, and Indigenous Musical Recording Artist from Couchiching First Nation.

Couchiching First Nation is located just outside of Fort Frances located in Northwestern Ontario near Thunder Bay and Winnipeg, Man.

Painted Sky is Saulteaux, Ojibwe, Chippewa, and of Potawatomi descent. He is one of the last descendants of Chief Nawash who rode with Chief Tecumseh in the battle of 1812. Historical battle that took place in Moraviantown.

He has shared with many audiences large and small, by expressing his lived experience, his music and lyricism.

He provides many audiences his empowering stories by storytelling and by providing awareness and teachings through an indigenous lens and perspective to those within many communities across Turtle Island.

Painted Sky has also performed at many festivals and venues throughout the years where he was featured on APTN, CBC, Cogeco, Rogers television shows featuring Indie Music

Miigwetch 🪶

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