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Cultural Crawl Workshops: Saturday, June 22 2019

The Arts Centre is delighted to be part of the shíshálh Nation’s celebration of National Indigenous People’s Day. On Saturday June 22nd, we will host two free workshops and invite the public to join us for this exciting and important event.

Writing Workshop with Joseph Dandurand


The Story of a Metis Puppeteer with Sandy Buck


Space in the workshops are limited. Please arrive early.

More information about other events in the shíshálh Nation’s National Indigenous Peoples Day Cultural Crawl go to:

Joseph Dandurand

Screen Shot 2019-06-13 at 11.15.14 AMDirector of the Kwantlen Cultural Center, Joseph A. Dandurand brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role as a storyteller. A member of Kwantlen First Nation located on the Fraser River, Dandurand has been a storyteller since he was a young man. His talent and passion for words and sharing stories has followed him through the many journeys of his life. An accomplished poet, playwright, researcher, archaeologist and proud father of three children, Dandurand received a Diploma in Performing Arts from Algonquin College and studied theatre and direction at the University of Ottawa. He has produced several plays for adults and youth, including works as the Playwright-in-Residence for the Museum of Civilization in Hull in 1995 and a radio script, St. Mary’s, produced by CBC Radio in 1999. The workshop was presented by the Gibsons Public Library, through our Enriching Library Writing Series program, which is generously sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.

Sandy Buck

sandy buckSandy Buck is a Metis multi-disciplinary artist with over 20 years experience as a costume designer in the theatre and film industry, including a Genie Nomination for her design work on the 2005 film “Eve and the Firehorse”. Years ago, she discovered the magical world of puppetry and began creating her own puppets and original shows. In 2006, she formed her own puppet theatre company Rababoo Puppet Theatre. Since that time, she has performed her one-woman show “The Dragon’s Desire” at festivals and theatres across the coast and lower mainland and has performed her puppet show “The Tales of Maggie Rose” across Canada. Maggie Rose is a Metis elder and storyteller. And she loves to tell stories and can talk your ear off sharing tales of history mixed with laughter and light. She incorporates the audience so be prepared to share some your stories with her!