Welcome to the 1960s!

Singing Sunday

Welcome to our 1960s Singing Sunday!

 

Today Juneyt Yetkiner & Craig McNair sing a well known song, Sweet Caroline. This song was originally released in the late 1960s by Neil Diamond. Today, the song is still very well known and loved!

 

Starting this week we are beginning to feature our sponsors for Bestival 2020! Today we are thanking The City of Waterloo!

 

Thanks to our sponsors, we will be able to celebrate a virtual Bestival event this September! More details will be coming soon!

 

You can find Juneyt & Craig at : Turk & The Hobbits on Facebook 

 

You can find Juneyt at : 

www.juneyt.com

Cuneyt -Juneyt- Yetkiner on Facebook

@juneytyetkiner on Instagram

 

You can find Craig McNair:

Craig McNair on Facebook

 

Happy Singing Sunday!

Musing Monday

Today's Musing Monday art touches on a dark part of Canada's history.

 

From the 1960s to 1980s the Canadian government removed Indigenous children from their homes, and placed them with white families. This stripped these children of their culture and ties to their family. It was a clear effort to force assimilation and destroy Indigenous culture.

 

These children were taken from their families in the name of safety, but in reality many families were heavily coerced or forced to give up their children. Indigenous practices were looked on as being insufficient to provide a loving home for a child, giving the Canadian government more power to take these children from loving homes.

 

Today Chelsea from @flora.dawn.art on Instagram shares a powerful painting. Through her art she shares this horrific event that is sometimes forgotten when we talk about Indigenous rights in Canada. 

 

To learn more about the Sixties Scoop (& sources of information above):

https://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/sixties_scoop/

https://www.cbc.ca/cbcdocspov/features/the-sixties-scoop-explained

 

To learn more about reconciliation for the Sixties Scoop today:

https://www.metisnation.ca/index.php/news/metis-nation-60s-scoop-reconciliation-update

 

To find the artist of today's painting, Chelsea Brunette: @flora.dawn.art on Instagram.

Kid Time Tuesday

Today's Kid Time Tuesday we bring you two 1960s themed art lessons!

 

The video is divided into two sections: the first half is a tutorial on how to make an easy friendship bracelet, and the second half is a lesson on macrame and some basic knotting techniques!

 

All you need for the friendship bracelet is three different types of thread, and a positive attitude! It might take some time to get the hang of it, but once you've got it you'll be on a roll. 

 

You can buy supplies for macrame from almost any craft store! Check out the simple knots we've included in the video to get started with macrame.

 

Thank you to Marion Jenkins for the macrame video, and thank you to Rebekah and Lily Wilson for the friendship bracelet tutorial!

 

Happy Tuesday!

Music: bensound.com

Wellness Wednesday

Welcome to Wellness Wednesday!

 

Today we are showing you how to make an easy Jello recipe that was popular in the 1960s! It only requires a few ingredients, and has only a few steps.

 

We want to first thank one of our sponsors for Bestival 2020, the City of Kitchener. Without their support we wouldn't be able to celebrate a virtual Bestival event coming this September. More details will be coming soon!

 

Gelatin recipes were super popular because it was a new, quick and easy way to make a variety of meals or desserts. 

 

All you need for this recipe is four different colours of Jello, 14 oz (about 415 ml) of sweetened condensed milk , and two packets of gelatin!

 

This is the recipe we followed: https://www.lovebakesgoodcakes.com/broken-glass-jello/#mv-creation-854-jtr

 

Music: bensound.com

Throwback Thursday

Welcome to Throwback Thursday!

 

Today we are featuring a Belmont Village business that fits very well for today's theme.

 

Rumners Wobble is an antique shop on Belmont ave that carries items from many decades, including the 1960s. They have been a beloved local business for over 28 years!

 

Today features two throwback items: a Johnson card shuffler, and a rotary dial phone! 

 

You can find Rumners Wobble in Belmont Village at 720 Belmont Ave W.

You can find them on facebook at Rumners Wobble Antiques, Gifts, Home Decor

You can find more info and shop online at their website: https://www.rumnerswobble.com/

 

Happy Thursday, we hope you enjoyed this throwback to the 1960s!

Free for All Friday

Welcome to Free For All Friday.

 

Today we are continuing to touch on the subject of Indigenous right's and culture in Canada, and how they have changed from previous decades. 

 

Today Nicole Robinson, a member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames, touches on these changes. She speaks on how the Sixties Scoop still affects her family to this day. She also speaks on the hope and pride she has seen in the new generation of Indigenous youth.

 

We must continue to listen to the Indigenous communities in Canada, and learn from our past mistakes in order to provide a better future for all Canadians. 

 

Music: bensound.com

The 4th annual Belmont Village Bestival will be celebrated on CTV and online this year!

 

Check out our social media and Virtual Festival Section of the website to access the Virtual Bestival!

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