Sharing Stories

sunflower-in-the-burnThe theme for Canadian Storytelling Night this year is “What on Earth? Stories Rooted in Land and Nature”. While many of my storytelling colleagues across the country are performing on different stages, I have decided to invite you to my virtual venue. You can listen to my recorded version of “The Legend of the Flowers” by clicking below.

This is a story that I shared many times this year, in formal and informal settings. I told it as one of the “Stories from the Five Corners” at the Storytellers of Canada – Raconteurs du Canada annual conference in Vancouver in July, and in a tipi as part of a cultural exchange at the Year of the Saskatchewan-Ukrainian Festival in August in Regina. I have also offered it as a gift to couples celebrating anniversaries and friends and relatives celebrating birthdays.  Stories really make very portable presents!

Living in northern Saskatchewan as I do, traveling to participate in storytelling events is not always easy.  That is why I was particularly pleased to have been able to take advantage of a revision to the criteria in the Culture on the Go Event Travel Grants.  Culture on the Go is funded by the Government of Saskatchewan and administered by the Saskatchewan Arts Board through an agreement with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. Whereas in the past, these grants only funded out-of-province travel, now in-province travel is eligible. Thank-you!

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