Anti-Bullying Day: Tipi Tales

Collingwood Neighbourhood House and Embrace BC are happy to present another Tipi Tales edition to accompany BC’s 5th Anti-Bullying Campaign.  February 27th anti-bullying day event will promote:


 Through the cultural expressions of storytelling and music shared in the neighbourhoods famous tipi donated by the local Renfrew Collingwood Aboriginal Youth Canoe Program community groups are invited to come and learn about local artists and how they share their culture.

Book your 30 min visit in the Tipi with our community performers.
Please call Jolene at 778.918.1577
Performer preferences are booked on a first come first serve basis.

9:30 AM Ron Caldwell – From the Cree and Sioux First Nations, Ron is versed in traditional stories of old taken from is elders.  Imagery and legends brought from times of creation, where his stories come from. Ron is from Pine Ridge, South Dakota and grew up in Red Pheasant Saskatchewan.

10:00 AM Randy Tait – Storyteller and Carver Randy will explain how the art of carving tell the stories of his peoples rich heritage.  He will also share Nisga’a and Gitxsan legends of Northern B.C and stories it will be a treasure trove of inspiration.

10:45 AM Veronique Mulungie – African Storyteller.  A multi-linguist performer that works in the community supporting the welcome and settling of new immigrant families. Through story she will share teachings of responsibility and understanding.

11:15 AM Elvira Voskanyan – “Musical Journey” Russia born Violinist, has been playing since she was a child.  She is masterful, and will be playing a series of classical pieces that will reflect many International influences, from South America to Europe.

12:00 PM Pablo Oyarzo - Pablo played his first instrument called a Charango at age 8, a distinctly sounding, small, 10-string guitar from the South American Andes.  His worldly Latin guitar playing has formed his career in the Latin American community and stage.  He is part of our very own Renfrew Collingwood Multi-cultural Artists Network!

1:00 PM Mavis Dumont - a passionate story teller and has many legends from the North West Coastal region to the Plains and Southwest.  Animals play a significant role in her stories as they depict the way things came to be.

1:45 Dan Citynski – A comical and playful performer that uses his experience as a leader in Skald’s Guild, which focuses on storytelling and song bringing Viking imagery to captivate the imagination. This funny and exciting performance will transport you to a time when it wasn’t easy to put differences aside to triumph over evil.

2:20 PM Siobhan Barker – Performing Fabled Fables, bilingual singer storyteller of Folklore, World Issues and Culture. She is an active anti-oppression advocate, a published fiction and non-fiction author.

3:00 PM Wesley Nahanee – A Squamish Story Teller and Singer, Traditional name Chiaxsten, he shares stories about the shared traditional territory of the Coast Salish and the original people and care takers of the land that Vancouver sits on.

3:40 PM Roma Gry - A eclectic group of elaborately attired artists that will share Gypsy, Russian, and Ukrainian songs, as well as traditional gypsy dances.

4: 15 PM Isaac Rosen Purcell - Clown, roving performer, Stilt Acrobatic Dancer, Swing and Contact Improv Dancer, Clarinetist, Accordionist, Ukulele, Slack Line Walking are a few of the many talents he exudes.  Sure to ‘WOW’ and ‘SURPISE’ you with his array of artistic influences, Isaac too is from the Collingwood Neighbourhood.

Tipi Tales 2013 Invite PDF

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