Archive for month: May, 2015
Tickets are $5 a piece, doors at 6:30pm with a 7pm start.
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Tim Neufeld Bio
Tim Neufeld is a JUNO award-winning recording artist based in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Tim is best known as the cofounder and lead singer of EMI recording artist STARFIELD who are four time JUNO Award nominees, Western Canada Music award recipients, winners of 10 GMA Canada Covenant Awards (CGMA) and 2 Dove Awards. Tim’s first solo recording endeavour ‘TREES’, won the 2014 JUNO Award for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year as well as the award for the 2013 CGMA Modern Worship Album of the Year. After the release of ‘TREES’, Tim and the Canadian bluegrass trio The Glory Boys embarked on the ‘TREES TOUR’ in which the band performed in 60+ Canadian markets. Tim’s sophomore album ‘THE JOY’ was released in September 2014 to critical acclaim and earned him a JUNO 2015 nomination. ‘THE JOY’ album has quickly found its way into the ears and hearts of both new and longtime fans. Tim and the Glory Boys embarked on the ‘Joyride Tour’ in Fall 2014 in support of ‘THE JOY’ album which saw them once again undertake an extensive tour across Canada and into 2015 and finds them delighting cross generations of fans with their unique brand of bluegrass infused modern worship music.
Sunday September 20, 2015 1pm
Six String Nation (Canada)
Six String Nation is the spirit of a country embodied in a single guitar.
Canada. Its diversity of geographies, histories, mythologies, languages, literature, art, food, sport and industry all find a place in the body of the Six String Nation guitar, in the music coaxed from its strings by those who play it and in the imagination of all who encounter it.
The guitar is made from 63 items of real Canadian history and heritage in wood, bone, metal and stone representing different cultures, communities and characters from every province and territory of the country. A handful of additional pieces adorn the guitar strap and the interior of the case.
Each piece tells a specific story.
Sunday September 20, 2015 2pm
Severn Cullis-Suzuki – Culture and environment activist and writer.
Host of the APTN TV series Samaqan – Water Stories, board member of the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society and the David Suzuki Foundation, and council member of Earth Charter International.
Severn has been an activist for intergenerational justice her whole life – justice for future generations. Deeply concerned about the environment as a child, she started the Environmental Children’s Organization with friends in grade five, which culminated a few years later in a speech to the UN Earth Summit in 1992 when she was twelve. As a youth Severn continued to advocate for future generations, earning UNEP’s Global 500 award, and traveling extensively to speak out about the legacy of our destructive time, and about returning to our deepest human values, and human scales. Severn has spearheaded many projects including Powershift 2000, a cycling trip across Canada for clean air and climate change awareness, and the Recognition of Responsibility pledge- brought to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg 2002. Severn returned to Rio for the UN Rio+20 conference as a Champion for ‘We Canada’ in 2012. In Japan she is an advocate for the Slow movement and the post-Fukushima Million Mothers Movement, and has collaborated with the Sloth Club on four speaking tours. She is an Action Canada Fellow (‘04-‘05), and co-editor for the book Notes from Canada’s Young Activists (Greystone books, 2007). She holds a B.Sc. in Biology from Yale University, and an M.Sc. in Ethnoecology from the University of Victoria, where she studied with elders from Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations. Today Severn’s is focused on the nexus of decline in diversity of worldviews, biodiversity, economies, language, traditional knowledge and identity. Severn lives on the archipelago of Haida Gwaii off the coast of British Columbia where she is studying the Haida language (Skidegate dialect) with her husband and two sons.