Graphic Designer: Sue Priban
Photographer: Crystal Gunson
The Bruce Power Aboriginal Affairs program partnered with Saugeen First Nation to create a 2016 calendar showcasing the artwork of local indigenous artists. Bruce Power completed the design, in-house printing and photography of the artwork pro bono for the calendars. The end product was sold in the surrounding communities, with the profits going to the Ki-n de’e’ Forest and Community Gardens. The amount of content for this project was the biggest design challenge, as the calendar needed to incorporate photos of the art, artwork descriptions, calendar details and information on annual traditions. The months and days are listed in both English and Ojibwa.
The calendars were designed and printed in time to be purchased for Christmas. Bruce Power purchased 300 calendars and gifted them to members of the Saugeen First Nation community. Volunteers involved with the project were extremely happy with the final calendar and there are plans to create another calendar for 2017.