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This July Main & Station is delighted to welcome back artist Sydney Lancaster and geologist John Waldron, and to introduce composer Scott Smallwood to Parrsboro.
The team are collaborating on a multidisciplinary project that will “explore both the limitlessness of the tide’s ebb and flow, and the limits of human capacity to comprehend time on that immense scale”.
This summer is a 2 week Research & Development Residency, to plan and develop a new site-specific sculptural installation responding to the tidal range in the Bay of Fundy. The goal is to scout potential locations for an installation, meet with local people (potential collaborators) and get to know the area. The team will also be learning about local materials and trying some experiments to see what might best be used for the work, a large-scale site-based sculptural installation which they hope to create and document in summer 2017.
Want to know more? Join us for an artist’s talk, a workshop or a walk…
You can also pick your tickets up at Main & Station (Parrsboro’s old Post Office) or from Nancy Curleigh, Uli Rockenbauer, Irene Taylor, Judith Bauer, or another of our many group members.
A group of concerned Parrsboro citizens have formed a committee named “Parrsboro Welcomes Refugees”. We will be privately sponsoring a refugee family of four. Our family will have been previously screened by UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and the Government of Canada. Most people are both well informed and aware of the stressful situation in the Middle East and Syria. The Federal Government has promised to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of this year. We are eager to assist in reaching this goal.
Canada is the only country in the world to allow private sponsorship. Sponsoring a refugee family is a concrete way to respond to the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II. The Federal Government’s Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and the organization Immigration Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS), assume overall responsibility and liability for the management of sponsorship. Our committee will be working closely and jointly with ISANS.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada will be responsible for a rigorous security screening. Our group is responsible for housing, food, clothing, local transportation and other basic necessities of life for the first year. By then they are assumed to be basically independent.
Keep an eye on both the fundraiser page and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ParrsboroWelcomesRefugees/) for more information about refugees and other groups working to help these desperate families and children!
We have set up an online fundraiser under https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/6132M2 and to date we have raised over $7,000. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to respond to your questions or concerns. Tax receipts will be issued by ISANS in the year 2016 for all financial donations over $20.
Please open your hearts and be willing to help.
As part of the Defend Our Freedom national day of action to stop the Secret Police Bill C51 from being enacted into legislation, Parrsboronians & Canadians are courageously standing up against this act of fearmongering and Stephen Harper’s attempt to limit our freedoms.
The Defend our Freedom national day of action happened on Saturday, March 14th, noon-2PM at Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaw (The old post office) 168 rue Main Street, Parrsboro Nova Scotia and over 70 other key locations across the country.
We gathered to send a message that while the politicians are debating the bill in parliament, there are more and more Canadians that find this bill as presented not acceptable and an attack on our already compromised freedoms of expression and our right to protest any injustice. Although he was invited, the Prime Minister did not attend.
Vic has a lifelong interest in the natural world and studied science and received his undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Toronto.Vic led nature interpretive tours for Haliburton Inn for ten years and has travelled to various world destinations to explore and photograph wildlife and their habitats. He is a past president of the Kawartha Field Naturalists, and served on the board of Ontario Nature for two years. He was the winner of the 2006 Environmental Hero of the Year Award for the City of Kawartha Lakes and the 2010 W.W.H. Gunn Conservation Award from Ontario Nature.
Join him for a walk on the Partridge Island trail, a moderate effort but the first part of the trail is quite steep as we climb up the island.
Wear hiking footwear and bring water. If you like to walk with a stick, bring it.
The number of participants is limited so drop by Main & Station as soon as possible to reserve your spot or contact judith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-979-3978.
Note that it is about a 5km drive to Partridge Island from Main Street. Please consider carpooling. If you need a lift or can offer one, please let judith know when you register.
For further information about the walk, call Vic at 254-3880 or send him an e-mail at email@example.com