Calling musicians and non-musicians alike, join us for a one-night songfest on Thursday, May 4th at 7 pm in Maxwell’s Tank Room. We will learn Milck’s song “Quiet” from scratch and celebrate singing it together. At the end of the evening we will film our version and make it available for sharing online.
While the lyrics of “Quiet” were inspired and written for women, the message resonates our hopes for a world of true equality.
Non-musicians: Please join us even if singing isn’t your “thing.” Carla has been teaching vocal music to the toughest classes – middle schoolers! – for many years and she will ignite your inner, shy musician. No music experience required.
Musicians: It will be great to have your experienced voices in the crowd. The score and lyrics will be availble soon so you can take a peak if you wish.
Come for a night of singing, connecting, laughing and celebrating. The bar will be open and fun will be had!
- Thursday, May 4th, 7 – 10 pm
- Maxwell’s Concerts & Events
- 35 University Ave E Unit 2
Waterloo ON N2J 2V9
This event will be the launch of Eko Chamber, Carla’s vision of open community songfests where periodic one-night events bring people together to learn a new song from scratch and record it to share online – Waterloo Region’s own version of Choir!Choir!Choir!
Tickets available on Eventbrite, “I Can’t Keep QUIET” – One-Night, Open Community Songfest at Maxwell’s.
Here we go! 😀
Breast cancer has certainly affected lives in my family and in my friends, so I am very happy to share this video. Yup, it made me all sniffy & blubbery. Beautiful.
As we all welcome in 2014, I have put together a gift for you. It is calendar page for January that you can save and print. It is from my Cooking With Sin project and I will be releasing a page each month that features the calendar for that month along with a special recipe from my CWS project.
Please share and enjoy!
If you include it in a document, please use the entire jpg so Cooking With Sin and Chef D get the credit. Thank you.
The calendar page is also available on my CWS site here.
Here’s to stirring up a little more “sin” this year!
Happy Happy New Year Everyone!
The Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) recently polled teachers on their favourite movies and published the results in our lastest edition of Professionally Speaking, the magazine published for teachers by the OCT. While I wasn’t in the poll, I do like the results.
The Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region have done a brilliant job of explaining the how children are affected by women abuse. It shakes the fundamental structures of their emotional and physical well-being.
If you are being abused, there is hope.
In Cambridge, please call 519-653-2422
In Kitchener/Waterloo, please call 519-742-5894
More information and the original copy of this image go here.
The fall edition of Infinity Magazine has just been released and I am especially pleased with my article this month. I love driving, I love travel and I love my daughter, so the two of us went on a 7000 km road trip this summer through the prairies and had the time of our lives. Writing about it was easy as memories were vivid and precious. Plus, I have been named the Contributor of the Month for the magazine, so “Thank you” to Infinity Magazine for that honour.
Click the Infinity image for the article
Into the great wide open Under the skies of blue Out in the great wide open A rebel without a clue. ~ Tom Petty
On Sunday, September 8th, we will be hosting the annual Best Bites, Taste of the Region fundraiser for Cambridge Memorial Hospital and the Rotary Club of Preston-Hespeler. It is a truly wonderful event that I am profoundly proud to be part of. Chefs, caterers and restaurants from across the region share bites of their favourite dishes while wineries, breweries and distillers share sips of their favourite libations. It is unlimited bites and sips for everyone who attends. For $125.00 it’s a great deal. What’s not to love!
This year the hospital funds will go toward the mental health unit. If you know me well, you know that mental illness has had a huge impact on my family. Plus a close family friend just spent the year on an exchange in Thailand funded by the Rotary club. She set aside graduating from high school to experience life in a very different culture and returns a truly enriched person. All of this makes this fundraiser ever nearer and dearer to my heart.
Check out the video from last year’s event and if you live in the area, go on the site and buy your ticket. Also, please tell other people in your circle about it too. You will truly enjoy being part of this special afternoon. Thank you!
In my first year of teaching, I attended a workshop given by professors who had just finished a huge education research project. They had been looking for a connection between school grades and success in the larger world. What they found, many of us already know. There is no connection between achievement in school and achievement outside school. Yes, for some people there is a strong connection – professors, teachers, lawyers, and a few others – but for the majority of us, there is no connection.
We all know people who barely made it through school, struggled to get good grades, were told repeatedly they were lazy or unmotivated, and yet found themselves truly excelling outside of school. They found a really great job or made a fortune with own business. We also know people who were the top of their class in school, were adored by their teachers, told they could do anything they wanted to do, but struggled to make smart decisions outside school.
So the next time the press publishes the data for the schools in your community and the next time a group like the Fraser Institute put all those results on a grading scale, please think critically about it and remember this. Students are so much more than their grades. They are more than their report cards. They have possibility beyond all of it. All students love education, but only a fraction of them love school. All those numbers and rating scales and the buzz that surrounds it doesn’t mean all that much.
This young poet-artist says it so well.