It was another outstanding  May 10, 2020  Tuesday Talks as we introduced you to a new and unique exhibition of Indigenous history and culture in Muskoka; Misko-Aki; Confluence of Cultures.  When completed, in the summer of 2023, visitors will be able to experience the 13,000 year history of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe, Metis and Mohawk people as the exhibition, in Gravenhurst,  will take them on a canoe trip through the culture, history and geography of our region.  Your Rotary club can engage in this exciting new approach. We heard from Tim Johnson, Project Director; Gary Getson, Board Chair;  Rick McGraw, Director & Chair Revitalization Project; and Bill Empey, District 7070 Coordinator for Honouring Indigenous Peoples. This was a "not to miss" presentation. But if you did, it is on the District 7070 You Tube Channel . Thank you to Past District Governor Beth Selby for another fantastic year of Tuesday Talks. ..Please Read more.......





About the Speakers:

Tim Johnson. Project Director

Tim has 11 and ½  years of experience working with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian where he led the development of exhibitions and programs in Washington and New York. Tim Johnson is also the founder of the Landscape of Nations 360° Indigenous Education Initiative, artistic director of The Great Niagara Escarpment Indigenous Cultural Map (for Plenty Canada), and executive producer of the multiple award-winning documentary RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World


Gary Getson, Board Chair

Gary has over 40 years of experience in business working with both private, public and not for profit organizations.  At IBM he was a founding partner in the World Wide IBM Consulting Group where he led the national Information Technology Strategy and Planning Practice.  He subsequently served a ten-year term on the Ontario Health Professions Appeal and Review Board.   He has been an active volunteer throughout his career and for the past ten year in a leadership role with the Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre .


Rick McGraw, Director & Chair Revitalization Project

Rick has been a businessman and entrepreneur for over 50 years. He has started a number of businesses and developed them into significant enterprises taking many public. As a volunteer he has served on many not-for-profit Boards both national and local in scope.  For over 30 years with the Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre, he has lead numerous campaigns including the building of Wenonah ll (2002), wheel house (2015) and the Watershed Wonders (2018).  He Chairs the Revitalization project currently and has raised $6.6 M on a target of $8.1M.