Art Displays, Food & Festivities for the Nadleh Whut’En Annual Holiday Event

On December 11th, members of the Health Arts Research Centre joined the community of Nadleh Whut’En for their annual holiday event!

During the night, event attendees had the opportunity to walk through a stunning display of several artworks that community members created as part of Envisioning Health, an arts and strengths-based community partnership project. These artworks will be kept on display throughout the holiday season. The night was full of festivities and after a warm and delicious turkey dinner, community members also had the opportunity to create holiday-themed cards with HARC team members.

The Envisioning Health partnership project with Dr. Terri Aldred began in the spring of 2018 and employs arts, community- and strengths-based approaches to explore what optimal health and wellness means to community members of all ages. Evening gatherings include socializing around a meal and participating in individual and group expression through a variety of activities.



The art activities we do together inspire conversations around health, community and creative expression. Some of these include:

  • Memory canvases
  • Vision boards representing future goals
  • Shadow boxes
  • Stone painting
  • Patio stones for walkways or gardens
  • Métis dot art
  • Clay modelling
  • Artistic wall hangings with colorful wool

We are so grateful to the community members of Nadleh Whut’En for so warmly welcoming the Health Arts Research Centre to the holiday event and for having us join for the delicious meal and fun festivities. View the photo gallery below to see the beautiful holiday decorations and incredible artworks on display!

We look forward to the next Envisioning Health Art Night taking place on Tuesday, December 17th.