The Kairos Blanket Exercise

Hosted by Ancaster Village Church

The City of Ancaster has a rich and vibrant history.  "Established 1793."  But there were people living here long before then.  Did you know Wilson Street was once an Indigenous trail?  Have you ever wondered why for many people who are 35 and older, you didn't sit across from Indigenous peoples in public school?  We, as residents of Ancaster, are asking you to consider joining us in learning about the history of Turtle Island (Canada).  Through this powerful, experiential, and educational event, the Kairos Blanket Exercise tells the story of the relationship between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples.

"Participating in the Kairos Blanket Exercise was an even more emotionally stirring experience than I had anticipated. The facilitators were so terrific and the spirit in the room vibrated throughout me. There were so many times throughout the evening that I felt so deeply disappointed and almost shameful because of how Indigenous history has been 'presented' to me through my history-textbooks while growing up. I left with both deep remorse and appreciation, optimistic that I can now be one within the growing numbers to help in righting the misinformation out there. Truly a moving evening."

- Jenn

Participant & Settler

"Thanks to Ancaster Village Church for this amazing learning experience. So moving. The leaders were excellent in guiding us through our shared history in this unique way. I highly recommended this experience to everyone."

- Wendi

Participant & Settler

Ancaster Village Church has hosted this event twice, and we look forward to doing it again soon.  For more information about the exercise, click here and here.