Healthy Aging Through the Arts

Healthy Aging Through the Arts 2 - photo Liza Tam

Tuesday October 29, 1pm – 1:30pm 
Strathcona Community Centre Seniors Lounge, 601 Keefer
Healthy Aging Through the Arts is a collaborative project between seniors and artists working together to explore the seniors’ stories through art. The Strathcona Seniors puppet group, led by artists Sharon Bayly and Maggie Winston, present Playtime, a story told by humanette puppets: the seniors use their own head and an attached miniature body to perform. It is fun to watch and a pleasure to share the enjoyment of art with the seniors. Come out and see this delightful performance. Everyone welcome.

Carnegie Snooker Tournament

Tuesday October 29, 11am Carnegie Snooker Tournament photo
Carnegie Community Centre, 401 Main
Games, fun, prizes! The Carnegie Pool Room hosts a sixteen player single elimination Snooker Tournament. Sign up at 10am in the pool room; first-come, first-serve. For further information contact Colleen, Carnegie Volunteer program 604-606-2708. Everyone welcome! Free

Edge Grain Artist Reception

Visual Arts
EDGE GRAIN Randy S. Tait, traditional Gixtsan/ Nisga’a carver 
Artist reception: Monday October 28, 4pm – 5pm 
Carnegie 3rd floor Gallery, 401 Main D Cooper '13 - Randy S. Tait - 0519
Exhibition October 4 to 28
(some pieces “on tour” October 11-13)

A carver since 1982, Randy carves totem poles, masks, feast bowls, paddles and plaques. The legends and stories of the Gixtsan / Nisga’a are a treasure trove of inspiration for Randy. His carvings, mainly in red and yellow, tell the stories of his nation’s rich heritage. Before the arrival of the missionaries, the Gixtsan/ Nisga’a people were animists; every living thing has a soul, a purpose and deserves respect. Some of the traditional images Randy uses acknowledge the power of the natural world, of which everyone is part of. Free


Women in Fish

Multimedia & Live Performance
Sunday October 27
Two performances:
3pm, followed by Q and A
7pm, followed by panel discussion with people from the fishing industry
Carnegie Community Centre Gym, 401 Main


The Festival is proud to partner with urban ink productions to present Women In Fish, a stunningly beautiful and evocative multi-media production.

The performance shares the powerful personal histories and memories of women who lived and worked in the West Coast fishing industry. The heart of Women in Fish is a story of survival that begins with a storm. Through beautiful film images and live performance, Women in Fish weaves the tough and touching survival story of the fishing boat Loretta B, and its sinking in 1962, with the larger tragedy of the demise of the world fishing industry.

Originally conceived and directed by Marie Clements and Kathleen Flaherty, this version features First Nation collaborator Rosemary Georgeson (The Cloudreader), with Mary Galloway (Young Cloudreader) as an on-stage witness who listens and remembers. Free



Walking Tour
WOMEN IN FISH WALKING TOUR with Rosemary Georgeson
Saturday October 26, 11:30am – 1:10pm
Meet at the Chinese Cultural Centre courtyard, 50 E. Pender
See the Downtown Eastside through the eyes of its lands, waters and historic fishing industry on this ninety minute tour led by Rosemary Georgeson, a Coast Salish Dene artist born and raised in the commercial fishing industry. The tour culminates with a reception at the Fishing Industry Community Art Installation at the G & F Financial Group at 803 E. Hastings. $10 for non-residents, pay what you can for local residents

Reception and Installation
Opening Reception: Saturday October 26 1:10pm – 2:30pm
G & F Financial Group, 803 E. Hastings
Installation October 29 to 31
G & F Financial Group – formerly known as the Gulf & Fraser Fishermen’s Credit Union – was the heart of financial matters for fishing people in Vancouver. This art installation features treasures and memorabilia gathered by Rosemary Georgeson from local families involved in the fishing industry. Rosemary’s Women In Fish Walking Tour culminates at the reception on Saturday, see 11:30am for details. Viewing hours: Tuesday to Thursday, Oct 29 to 31, 9:30am – 5pm. Everyone welcome. Free