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    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)

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