A one-man play with Zach Stevenson
January 31 Masset | February 1 Skidegate
Time: Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm
Tickets: Members $15, Non-members $20
A witty, fast-paced tale of small-town journalism, First Nations poverty, and, yes, stampede queens. Leiren-Young’s tale won the 2009 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Stampede Queen is funny. Really funny
Zachary Stevenson (the Arts Club’s Buddy Holly) stars in the stage adaptation of Mark Leiren-Young’s bestselling memoir Never Shoot A Stampede Queen – winner of the 2009 Stephen Leacock Medal for humour.
Never Shoot a Stampede Queen follows the adventures of a big city boy who arrives in the crime capital of BC (Williams Lake) and discovers stranger news, quirkier characters, and better friends than he ever could have imagined. He also learns about the dangers of photographing aspiring rodeo royalty.
Adapted for the stage by the author and directed and dramaturged by acclaimed solo show specialist T.J Dawe, Stampede Queen received its world premiere at Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops in May 2013, playing to packed houses and standing ovations.
Janice is an interdisciplinary artist from Canmore, Alberta. She participated in the Artists in Gwaii Haanas program in 2012.
Veronique La Pierre M.
Veronique is a multi-media artist from Montreal, Quebec. She participated in the Artists in Gwaii Haanas.
Darrell is a ceramic and multi-media artist from Tlell, Haida Gwaii. He participated in the Artists in Gwaii Haanas program in 2012.
Vintage Roots Duo
Friday, April 25 at the Port Clements Community
Saturday, April 26 at the Skidegate Community Hall
Powerful harmonies, precision picking and a laid back vibe; this husband and wife duo from Horsefly, BC, bring it on home.
Like a 1937 country act modern incarnation, Pharis and Jason combine powerful, unadorned lead vocals with top-notch picking, uncanny harmonies, and a collection of songs learned or written in the honest tradition of the folk singer. The glorious homespun originals are virtually impossible to distinguish from the Romero’s stirring covers of old time classics. And they perform everything on vintage pre-war Martins, Gibsons and their own splendidly hand-crafted banjos and resonator guitars. They have appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, the Winnipeg and Vancouver Folk Festivals, and venues across North America.
Classical guitarist Daniel Bolshoy and violinist Jasper Wood
Friday, May 30 at the Port Clements Community Hall
Saturday, May 31 at the Queen Charlotte Legion
Two of Canada’s leading classical performers combined in a refreshing and passionate chamber ensemble. Duo Rendezvous is already in great demand across the country, thanks to the thriving solo careers of Bolshoy and Wood. These charismatic virtuosi engage their audiences with humor and unique programming that includes transcriptions of masterpieces from around the world and newly commissioned pieces by leading Canadian composers.
“Jasper Wood made his first public appearance at the age of five, and has since captured the hearts of music lovers everywhere with his thrilling virtuosity” (The Strad)
A true ambassador of the arts, Daniel Bolshoy’s performances take him from the most prestigious stages, on which he makes frequent appearances, to intimate concerts at remote and small communities where audiences are captivated by his skill, charm, and uniquely communicative stage presence.
A 3-month art project involving Kindergarten (some mixed Grade1/2) classes of all six elementary schools on Haida Gwaii, BC.
Taan means bear in the Haida Language. This project acknowledges and is grounded in traditional Haida knowledge. The Haida have several ways to describe the cycles of the moon. Haida moons are marked by seasons and food gathering times and carry names like: Taa Halxa and Kuu.ngaay – Food Gathering Moon
and Ts’uu K’al WiiGuuxaayKuu.ngaay – Cedar Bark Weaving
Moon. Alison Gear, a local writer and an early learning coordinator for School
District 50 Haida Gwaii, was inspired by the traditional Haida descriptions. She wrote a poem
called Taan's Moons, describing twelve moons through the eyes of a bear (Taan). Alison
invited artist Kiki van der Heiden to embark on a creative journey to find a way to
illustrate her poem through felt creations with the help of the children of Haida
<p>See Kiki's <a
href=”http://www.kikivanderheiden.com/taans-moons.html”>website</a> and blog for some of
the captivating results.</p>