On September 29, 2017, volunteers on the planning committee for the Qalipu Cultural Foundation's annual Ke'tipnemk Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction went on an excursion to learn how to identify and prepare Labrador Tea. The traditional brew will be served to guests with their dessert at the upcoming gala at Jennifer's Restaurant on October 14.
Labrador Tea "The grandmother of North American teas. The leaves produce a pleasing tea when steeped in water. The tea is a tonic."
Excerpt from Mi'kmaq Medicines: Remedies and Recollections" by Laurie Lacey
Committee member Vera Alteen (centre) said, "This outing was a lot of fun and it contributed to my own cultural discovery. I feel proud to contribute what I have learned to make our Gala special. This is what it's all about. Learning, sharing and growing."
Tickets for the 2017 Gala are on sale now. Contact Mitch Blanchard at 634-5046 to reserve your seat or group table. We hope to see you there!