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  • Thu
    28
    Dec
    2017
    Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018

    Health Break

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    Taking a Health break - stay tuned for new programs and refreshed website!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ladybug

  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018

    StoryFusion Cabaret! Journeys to Canada from South and East Family Trees

    8 p.m.

    CSI Annex. 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto. Celebrating Canada 150.

    Bernice Gei-Ying Hune

    Telling Tales From Gold Mountain

    Born in Toronto, Bernice Hune retells folklore from China and creates new stories from Canada’s recent past.  She recalls elders speaking in Cantonese about the Head Tax, the Chinese Exclusion Act and their determination for social justice. Bernice shares this legacy of stories in performance. Fresh from university, she performed as an actor, and then co-hosted a CBC radio program. Her work in education as a visual artist and an arts educator is widely recognized, and it informs her storytelling.

    Njacko Backo

    The World Beyond My Village

    Starting from a very young age, Njacko Backo has been curious about the world. He was born into a musical family in a rural village in Cameroon, well isolated from the rest of the world. Despite grave warnings from his family that he would be eaten by cannibals, he was inspired to leave home at the age of 17 to explore, play music, and find his way to Europe. 15 years later, he arrived in Canada with a young family and has built a career as an award-winning professional musician and cultural ambassador for school-aged children in the GTA and beyond.

    TICKETS    www.storytellingtoronto.org

    Artistic Director, Heather Whaley. Co-directors, Backseat Balladeers.

     

     

    Bernice Gei-Ying Hune

    Njacko Backo

     

  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    Wise Fools - World Storytelling Day

    2 p.m.

    Faith United Church 1778 Nash Rd, Courtice, ON (all ages),

    For 2018, the theme is Wise Fools. With Durham Storytellers.

    Stories with this theme aim to inspire those who may not believe in their own innate wisdom, and show them that they have the ability to change their self-belief. And of course some tales will simply add humour and chuckles to our day, while the noodles, jesters and the foolish of the foolish surprise us with their natural instinctive wisdom!  

     

  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    World Storytelling Day - Wise Fools

    2 p.m.

    Faith United on March 9 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm with Durham Storytellers

    Public 1778 Nash Rd, Courtice, ON L1E 2L9 Contact Enid Decoe [email protected] 

  • Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018

    World Storytelling Day - Wise Fools

    7 p.m.

    Northview Community Centre on March 15 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm with Durham Storytellers

    Public Kathleen Smyth [email protected] NOTE:  This will be a special World Storytelling Day program with featured storytellers at our new time, 7:00 pm, at Northview Community Centre, Oshawa (adults) during our regular monthly storytelling gathering. There will be an open mic following. Come Listen, Come Tell, Catch the Magic!

  • Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018

    Wise Fools with Durham Storytellers

    7 p.m.

    Bethesda House  - Private

    Musical Storytelling with drum

  • Tue
    01
    May
    2018

    Brain Wave Cafe/ Personal and Family Stories and Songs

    1 p.m.

    Alzheimer's Society Brain Wave Cafe Benefit for clients with dementia. 

    Bowmanville
    Bowmanville Older Adult Association
    26 Beech Ave., Bowmanville
    First Tuesday each month, 1 – 2:30pm
    ( Apr 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug 7)

     

  • Wed
    02
    May
    2018

    Brain Wave Cafe/ Personal and Family Stories and Songs

    1:15

    Alzheimer's Society Brain Wave Cafe Benefit for clients with dementia.  

    Ajax
    Ajax Public Library–Main Branch, Rotary Room
    55 Harwood Ave South, Ajax
    First Wednesday each month, 1:15 – 2:45pm
    (Apr 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, Aug 1)

  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018

    For the Love of George. Fundraiser and Tribute Concert.

    7:30 p.m.

    Club Carib, Caribbean Cultural Centre, 600 Wentworth St E, Oshawa, ON L1H 3V9

    Tribute Concet and Fundraiser. In celebration and honour of elder B. George Blake 1922 - 2018. 

    Coordinator and Artistic Director: Heather Whaley

    For the Love of George In Story and Song

     FUNDRAISER/CONCERT Presented in partnership by Durham Storytellers and Club Carib

    Come celebrate the extraordinary life of Dr. B. George Blake through story and song

    Sat., May 12th, 7:30 p.m.  (doors open 6:45)

    Club Carib

    600 Wentworth St. E., Oshawa

     With

    Host, Artistic Director, singer/storyteller Heather Whaley

    Singer Shaundell Parris and Kalalu

    Oshawa Sounds of Steel

    Durham Storytellers

    Storyteller Dianne Chandler

    Poet Daniel Healy

    Storyteller Rita Cox

     Tickets $20

    Online: Eventbrite https://fortheloveofgeorge.eventbrite.ca

    Club Carib Lydia Francis  905-728-4293

     Reservations to pay at door contact Heather Whaley

    [email protected]

    Call or text 289 688-1492

    Accessible        Parking on premises     Refreshments

    Proceeds to create and preserve a legacy audio and video archive of George’s pre-recorded stories.

    Please note: this is not a Memorial, but rather a concert in George’s honour.

    Dr. B. George Blake had a past to be proud of. He served in the RAF in World War II, became a clinical psychologist, a Buddhist monk, an accomplished photographer and an outstanding performance storyteller. In more recent years he had settled on sharing his roots, remembering the stories he heard as a child in Jamaica, using authentic idioms and phrases often accompanied by interesting trivia but always in that deep rich voice that resonates in the memory.  He was a fascinating, model human being in that he lived story – he WAS story.  George gave so much of his talent, time and expertise to thousands of people throughout his life. 

     

  • Thu
    17
    May
    2018

    Brain Wave Cafe/ Personal and Family Stories and Songs

    10 a.m.

    Alzheimer's Society Brain Wave Cafe Benefit of our clients with dementia.

    Whitby – Games Café
    Alzheimer Society of Durham Region Office
    1600 Champlain Ave., Suite 202, Whitby
    Third Thursday each month, 10 – 11:30am
    (Apr 19, May 17. June 21, July 19, Aug 16)

  • Mon
    02
    Jul
    2018
    Sat
    11
    Aug
    2018

    Conference and Archiving Project

    I am taking the summer to update my website, work on new programming, record storytellers' voices and archive elder George Blake's voice for local museum and Storytellers of Canada radio.

    Stay tuned ...

    Two new programs are in the works to be performed in Durham Region and east of the city (GTA upon request).

    From the Goodness of My Heart:

    "Listen to My Heartstrings" for school age children

    "Heart to Heart" for adults and older audiences.

    These programs will be all about raising the spirits and lifting the heart with fun, humourous and heartfelt traditional and personal stories and songs. Heather will also tell you about her own journey with heart disease and how stories and music lighten the load and help relieve stress.

  • Sat
    29
    Sep
    2018

    Open Streets Whitby - Musical Storytelling

    10:30 am

    Open Streets Whitby - Cultural Fair  

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Whitby Seniors Activity Centre

    801 Brock St S, Whitby

     

     

    As part of Open Streets Whitby, Whitby Seniors Services in partnership with the Ethno-Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee, would like to invite you to participate in our Cultural Fair. This is a FREE Admission event open to the public.

    What is Open Streets Whitby?

    • A program that opens streets to people and closes them to cars
    • Activity hubs and pop-up activations will be along a 1.2 km stretch of Brock Street from Mary Street to Burns street.

    Join us at the Whitby Seniors Activity Centre for this exciting Cultural Fair featuring

    • Local performances from a variety of Cultural Groups
    • Interactive displays from 16 community organizations
    • Opportunity to learn new skills such as learn Tai Chi
    • Get to know what your community offers
    • And much more!

     

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018

    Boo! at the Barns

    4:30 p.m.

    Boo! It is a Halloween party at Wychwood Barns 601 Wychwood Street, Toronto 

     and Storytelling Toronto is part of the fun!
    We will be in the Stop kitchen with spooky tales and tunes.

    Program: Halloween Boo! At the Barns: Halloween Storytelling with Toronto Storytellers.

    Date: Saturday October 20, 2018

    4:30 – 5:45 p.m. Halloween Hoopla! Stories, Rhymes and songs: Ages 8 and under

    6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Tales of Horror, Legend and Lore: Ages 9 and up. Adults welcome. Includes 20 minute Open Mic!

    Organised by Heather Whaley on behalf of Storytelling Toronto tellers. Thank you to all participants - Wow, what a lineup!!

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018

    Halloween Happening

    4 p.m.

    Annual Community service with Durham Storytellers 

    Simcoe Hall Settlement House. Children's After school program. 

    Food bank donation. Contact me directly please if you would like to come. 

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018

    StoryFusion Cabaret! Up Yer Celt: a Second Craic

    8 p.m.

    CSI ANNEX Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto 

    I am so excited to announce our first StoryFusion Cabaret! show of the season.

    NOVEMBER 03, 2018
    8 P.M.
    CSI ANNEX

    Hope to see you there!

    StoryFusion Cabaret! Bringing rich, enlightening, and memorable stories to audiences.

    Artistic Director: Heather Whaley
    Co-Directors: The Backseat Balladeers

    StoryFusion Cabaret! is brought to you by Storytelling Toronto:
    Storytelling Toronto is the creative home for storytellers, listeners, and story-explorers since 1979. We inspire and encourage, support and celebrate the art of storytelling for listeners and tellers, through courses, workshops, gatherings and events, and the annual Toronto Storytelling Festival.

    Single tickets or Save on a Season Five Pass to all three shows: Up Yer Celt! A Second Craic (November 3, 2018), The King Got Up One Monday Morning (January 26, 2019), and Naughty by Nature (April 27, 2019).

    Passes available until October 31 at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/storyfusion-cabaret-season-five…

  • Sun
    04
    Nov
    2018

    7th Annual Canadian Storytelling Day. Water, Water Everywhere

    2 p.m.

    DURHAM STORYTELLERS PRESENT…

    7th Annual Canadian Storytelling Day

    RUNNING DEEP: THE POWER OF WATER - Water, Water Everywhere!

    Prepare to immerse yourself and dip your toes into stories and songs with the theme of water!

    Sunday, 04 November

    Pickering Public Library, 1 The Esplanade S, Pickering

    Auditorium 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Accessible Hearing devices available

    Suitable for Families with children 5 years and up. Nieces and nephews and grandchildren welcome!!

    Performers: Dianne Chandler, Enid DeCoe, Kim Michele, Summi Siddiqui, Kathleen Smyth, Heather Whaley.

    CSN-SNC on Nov. 3, 2018 is a time to gather for stories at the turn of the year, a companion event to World Storytelling Day in March.

    Artistic Director - Heather Whaley
    Contact: [email protected]
    durhamfolklorestorytellers.ca

    AND...two more dates following for adults and older children

    November 07 @ 2 pm Traditions of Durham Retirement Villa, Oshawa 
    November 10 @ 7 pm Faith United Church, Courtice

    Artistic Director: Enid DeCoe

    Check it out on our website http://www.durhamfolklorestorytellers.ca/Events.aspx

  • Wed
    07
    Nov
    2018

    7th Annual Canadian Storytelling Day. Running Deep the Power of Water.

    2 p.m.

     DURHAM STORYTELLERS PRESENT…

     7th Annual Canadian Storytelling Day 
      
    RUNNING DEEP: THE POWER OF WATER - Water, Water Everywhere!

    Prepare to immerse yourself and dip your toes into stories with the theme of water!  

    Traditions of Durham Retirement Villa - 1255 Bloor Street East


    Wednesday, 07 November 
      
    2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

    Accessible 

    Suitable for Adults     

    Dianne Chandler, Enid DeCoe, Graham Ducker, Peter Dawes, Kathleen Smyth, Heather Whaley.

     CSN-SNC is a time to gather for stories in November at the turn of the year and is a companion event to World Storytelling Day in March.  
    Artistic Director: Enid DeCoe

  • Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018

    7th Annual Canadian Storytelling Day. Running Deep the Power of Water.

    7 p.m.

     DURHAM STORYTELLERS PRESENT…

     7th Annual Canadian Storytelling Day 
      
    RUNNING DEEP: THE POWER OF WATER - Water, Water Everywhere!

    Prepare to immerse yourself and dip your toes into stories with the theme of water!  

    Saturday, 10 November 

    Faith United Church 1778 Nash Rd., Courtice.

      
     7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

    Suggested Donation $10

    Accessible   Hearing Devices (limited)

    Suitable for Adults and Older Children

    Dianne Chandler, Enid DeCoe, Graham Ducker, Peter Dawes, Kathleen Smyth, Heather Whaley.

     CSN-SNC is a time to gather for stories in November at the turn of the year and is a companion event to World Storytelling Day in March.  
    Artistic Director: Enid DeCoe

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