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The Stories that Travelled
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Once they are shared, stories can travel in surprising ways and for great distances. This is the tale of how two stories told to a friend while we were sitting…

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A Voice in the Darkness
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At the beginning of a week-long workshop I always ask the participants what brought them here. What was their desire, motive, hope, need, or intention in coming? A calmer BC…

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Laughter on Molokai
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One of my most unusual concert locations was the Kalaupapa Leper Colony on the island of Molokai in Hawaii. I spent four days there after being invited to do a…

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The Floating Stage
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One of the most memorable stages I performed on was a floating stage. At the Elora Arts Festival in Ontario the stage was on a raft which floated in a…

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Looking Back with Love
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 Valerie Hennell was my manager and dearest friend. We were two impassioned innocents without a clue as to what we were doing or where we were going. “Valerie Hennell and…

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Music and Lyrics and Brel
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A passion for writing songs and a great friendship was born when Valerie Hennell and I met. I was playing the lead in a university musical, and she and I began…

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Stepping Onstage
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In junior high school I was in a quartet, harmonizing the songs of the day at school dances. I began to play the guitar at 14, when a friend gave…

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Torch-Bearer Award for Peace Run
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  Today I was honoured to receive a Torch-Bearer Award from the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run. The run is a global torch relay that embodies humanity’s universal aspiration for…

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20th Anniversary of Gettin’ Higher Choir
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Uplifting, joyful music to raise support of education and health initiatives in Africa – just the thought of it makes my heart sing! I’m thrilled to be part of the…

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Minutes to Midnight, May 19, 2016
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You are Invited to the Centre for Global Studies’ Gordon Smith Lecture Series WITH Murray Thomson In recognition of Dr. Smith’s service to the university community as the Centre’s Director…

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Summer Workshop at Hollyhock July 27-31 2016
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We’re pleased to announce this upcoming summer workshop…. KNOWN, UNKNOWN AND UNKNOWABLE July 27 – 31, 2016 REGISTRATION and INFO Ann Mortifee Kristen Scholfield- Sweet Somewhere deep within each of…

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Woza Afrika: coming Nov. 28, 2015
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Save the Date! More info coming soon! Hope to see you on Nov. 28th at the Kay Meek Theatre in West Vancouver for a tribute to Rachmaninov and Into the…

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