bits: lullaby, aids awareness, central market, & school of life
hi again. seem to be taking prolonged holidays from this blog. anyway here's a few bits:http://www.theschooloflife.com/
first a bit of a zulu lullaby to mellow you out as you read the bits below.
This Saturday is the Third HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at Central Market. The poster says it is at Knox - that's because until the last minute it was not clear what kind of access we would have to the park or alternative arrangements. It will be on Edmonton Street [which will be closed] between Sargent and Qu'appelle [400 block] from 1 to 4 pm.
Speakers / entertainers this year include:
Minister of Healthy Living - Kerry Irvin-Ross Fred Penner [yes that Fred Penner!] Focus Africa Choir Flo Oramasionwu [Flo Soul] Central Park Dancers Buffalo Gals Drum Group
The Connecting Communities Coalition is a joint initiative of aboriginal and newcomer women to bring about greater awareness of HIV in their respective communities. There will be entertainment, food, children's activities - so come out and join us!
Though many people have come together over the last several years to make this happen, we are forever grateful to the passion of the indomitable Aynai Ali for her vision and commitment.
Central Market for Global Families is back up and running. This year, because of construction in the park, we will operate every Saturday [10 to 3] on Edmonton Street [closed to traffic]. If the park opens before the end of summer, we will move inside, but plan for a street party instead!
We will have produce from the Rainbow Community Garden [our agricultural initiative at University of Manitoba] within the next few weeks. Also from the Sister Mac Boys and Girls club who have been growing produce in their gardens at Sister Mac School.
As well as AIDS Awareness Day remember our other big festival - Central Park Revival on the 3rd Saturday in August.
Fiesta Fridays will be on Qu'appelle in front of the church [between Edmonton and the lane], from 4 to 9 pm each Friday.
Watch for some of our vendors also at the Forks Market on Wednesday, and perhaps also at the Osborne Village Market on Thursday.
Our celebration of GlobalSong at Knox was a great success. Bruce Harding will be back in August to help put together the band for the RiverRunning Intercultural conference in November. He's quite an astonishing fellow, and was pretty taken with the great cultural diversity of Knox - Central Park, and the potential for building a truly global community here.
Finally, I came across this interesting initiative in the UK. Have a read through what they offer - quite interesting.