June 18, 2015

Shaw Conference Centre Unveils Community Medicine Wheel Garden

A place for people to meet, share and connect

EDMONTON, AB – Today the Shaw Conference Centre officially unveiled a Community Medicine Wheel Garden placed on the rooftop of its Riverview Room overlooking Edmonton’s River Valley. Guided by a local Cree Elder, the garden is designed to be universal in its teachings and be a place for people to meet, share and connect.

“The indigenous story is an important part of who we are as a community,” said Cliff Higuchi, Vice-President & General Manager of Shaw Conference Centre. “Edmonton has always been known as a gathering place and we’re proud to contribute to the culture and tradition established long ago.”

Throughout time indigenous communities have worked with medicine wheels for sacred rituals, ceremonies, everyday blessings, cleansing and visions. They gave thanks, asked for guidance, used intuition and understood their world on many levels.

All Edmontonians and visitors to our city are encouraged to walk through the garden and learn of its teachings. This garden belongs to the people and the Shaw Conference Centre is inviting groups to utilize this space to enrich our community. To get involved email sccinfo@edmonton.com.

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About The Shaw Conference Centre
The Shaw Conference Centre, which is owned by the City of Edmonton and managed by Edmonton Economic Development, is a top contributor to the meetings, conventions and special event business in Greater Edmonton, hosting about 700 events and half million guests each year, who in turn generate $50 million in spending across the province annually.

Media Contact:
Imran Gill
Manager Marketing & Communications, Shaw Conference Centre
Work: 780.969.0477
E-mail: igill@edmonton.com

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