60 Years of Inclusion (1962-2022) Historical Exhibition at Centre Square Mall – Lower Level

Inclusion NWT is proud to partner with Centre Square Mall – Lower Level to present: “60 Years of Inclusion (1962-2022)”, a 60-foot, 60-day historical exhibition in the heart of Yellowknife (A.K.A. Unit 30, the former home of Grandma Lee’s ).

Our exhibition offers an intimate glimpse into the daily life of the small subarctic mining town that nurtured the spirit of Inclusion, diversity and unity that continues to inspire our organization and our partners into the future.

Created with labour from our clients with the Inclusion NWT Odd Job Squad and the Inclusion NWT Business Services team, the historical exhibition invites the public on a meandering journey through the past six decades.

Bona fide subarctic artifacts annotated with artsy-facts share the nostalgic narrative of Inclusion NWT’s grassroots beginnings, innovations, milestones, ambitions and perseverance by creating an immersive museum-like experience.

The exhibit is made up of unique decades-old photos and some never-before-seen artifacts on loan by the NWT Archives, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, the Yellowknife Historical Society, Yellowknife Public Library, Walt Humphries, Judy Murdock, Bruce Valpy, Peggy Moorhouse, True Value Hardware, YK Gold & Silver, the Salvation Army, Vinnie’s Flea Market and Ever Good Stuff Thrift Store, True Value Hardware, among many others.

“Thank you to everyone throughout the community who made this exhibition possible,” said Beth Collinson, Interim Executive Director. “Inclusion NWT clients and staff hope your family will enjoy this experience this spring.”

Inclusion NWT got its start in 1962 on the traditional Dene cranberry harvesting grounds now home to the incoming Itl’o` School.

Since then, our nonprofit, charitable organization has grown beyond the classroom to include Supported Living Services, Skills Training, Supported Employment and Job-Coaching Services, Youth programming, Skills Training, Respite Services and the Literacy Outreach Centre – which operates as a partnership with Aurora College.

Watch for our 60 Years of Inclusion Colouring Book and look for opportunities to win lots of fun prizes from our longtime neighbours at The City of Yellowknife, Buffalo Air, True Value Hardware, Bullock’s Bistro and many other participating businesses and organizations, as part of our ongoing series of We Love Our Community free prize draws!

Inclusion NWT provides lifelong support for individuals with intellectual and other disabilities and their families in the NWT, since 1962.

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