August started on a bitter-sweet note, with the passing of Geoff McMurchy, a trailblazer in Canadian Disability Arts at the end of July. His perseverance and belief in arts has been an inspiration to us all. Find out how you can get involved with Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture and continue his powerful work, here.
Every summer Canadian cities seem to come alive with opportunities for public creative expression, whether it is salsa dancing in a busy city square, or beautiful tunes played on a public piano. With the long hours of daylight, it hasn't been difficult to find the time for artistic pursuits and creative challenges.
As we say goodbye to the lazy days of summer, and trade our flip-flops for winter boots, keep the creative spirit alive by marking your calendars for Culture Days, which kicks off at the end of September. Check out our calendar for workshops, events and happenings in your area.
Stay tuned for a more information about â€œArts and Health Monthâ€ coming up in November.
Julie Blue, pianist, composer, singer, choir director, teacher, and volunteer shows extraordinary vision and creativity. Her uplifting music and warm encouragement inspire people to find their voices through the joy of singing. In the past 30 years, thousands of people have been impacted by Julieâ€™s concerts, recordings, workshops, and choir. Many experience the power of music to heal and transform.
A diagnosis of arthritis means major life changes. Career paths are altered and the hours you are physically and emotionally able to commit to your work differ daily. Friendships, love, social activities and sometimes hobbies are sacrificed to accommodate the problems associated with
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