Laughing Allowed! —The Slapstick World of Neighbourhood Activism. November 8th, 2014.

Laughing Allowed! —The Slapstick World of Neighbourhood Activism. November 18th, 2014. My readers may remember local theatre director Will Weigler for his community-based work that resulted in From The Heart: Enter the Journey of Reconciliation.  He's at it again--this time with a more comedic bent.   It’s great when neighbours unite and work hard to make their community better, but sometimes there are bumps on the road to getting … [Read more...]

The Trees That SeaThe Sky, March 12 2014 at First Met United.

Will Weigler,who brought us the incredible From The Heart: Enter Into The Journey of Reconciliation at Uptown this past summer, returns to his story-telling roots on March 12th at First Metropolitan United Church with a program entitled The Trees That Sea The Sky: an evening of stories, songs and poems on experiencing the sacred in the natural world. Featured will be  a wonderful collection of poetry, prose and music that Weigler says " speak … [Read more...]

From the Heart: enter into the journey of reconciliation. July 10 – 27th 2013.

I grew up in Ucluelet on the traditional lands of the Nuu-chah-nulth people, but it wasn’t until I was in Grade 5 or 6 that the first aboriginal students joined us at the local elementary school. The nearby residential school (called Christie or Kakawis) on MearesIsland was the last such school to close in BC in 1983.  So, why did I think it had closed when I was 11 or 12 (in the mid-60s)? Our settler’s memory can be very selective, even … [Read more...]