For Immediate Release: February 11, 2021

On Monday February 15, 2021 (Family Day) at 3PM, Six Nations Health Services (SNHS) Gedeo Team will
be launching CommUNITY: Virtual Wellness Series.

Gedeo translates to compassion in the Cayuga language, and the Gedeo team provides crisis
management services to the Six Nations community.

CommUNITY will feature a number of Indigenous speakers and focus on elements of the mind, body,
spirit and emotions to inspire healing and wellness through humour, ceremony, music, sport, and

The purpose of this series is to allow members, and neighbours to connect with each other virtually
while social distancing, and to promote health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We recognize that this has been and continues to be a difficult year for our community. This initiative
hopes to bring people together to enjoy some fun and entertainment in a safe way virtually.
The series will kick off on Family Day and will take place every other Saturday after that, with the final
installment happening on May 15, 2021.

Each event will take place over Zoom, and be livestreamed to @Six.Nations.Grand.River Facebook.
Comedian Stan Wesley will lead the CommUNITY Family Day Kickoff, which will be a light-hearted
program focusing on Humour as Medicine.

The second CommUNITY installment on March 6 will feature Elder Tom Porter, who will be discussing
the importance of ceremony and traditional teachings.

The third installment of the wellness series will take place on March 20, where local musician Big Joe will
take the stage to share the healing power of music, as well as his personal experience with recovery and

Participants in each CommUNITY virtual event also have the opportunity to win a Wellness Box: a prize
pack consisting of health and wellness-focused items from local businesses. 10 of these boxes are up for
grabs during each event and participants must register in advance to be eligible. Registration for the
first series ends Sunday February 14 at 2PM by emailing