May 06, 2016 - 5:00 PM
KAMLOOPS - White Buffalo Aboriginal and Métis Health Society will be hosting its second annual fundraiser event “Honouring Our Life Givers” Night at the Drum: Alive with the Fiddle at 7 p.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 2016, at Sagebrush Theatre.
Featured performances include those by Nathan Cunningham, Rene Therrien, Raynie Gervais, Cvetozar Vutev, Fara Palmer and the Sisterclan, Lii Michif Kamloops Dance Troupe, The Margit Sky Project, Shalni Prowse School of Highland Dance, B.C. Metis Federation Jiggers, Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers and Friends, and Good Heart Drum. This year, funds raised at Alive with the Fiddle event will be used to expand and continue White Buffalo’s Reaching Out Project, a targeted outreach response to domestic violence in Kamloops and surrounding rural communities.
In 2015, the 1st annual Night at the Drum event resulted in proceeds of $3,852 which benefited Interior Community Services (ICS) in creating an emergency Youth Safe Suite for youth experiencing homelessness while building positive relationships and linkages to support services. This year, funds raised at Alive with the Fiddle will ensure the continued success of White Buffalo’s own Reaching Out Project (funded through Status of Women Canada), which will positively impact the community by educating and building momentum for community action against domestic violence.
The intent of Alive with the Fiddle is to honour women, provide education, and share traditions and knowledge. This event will be an experience and an opportunity to learn the history of the violin starting from the era of the 1500s to the 1800s when the violin was developed to mimic the physical shape of a woman and sound of a woman. We wish to invite members of the community to come together to honour our life givers of the world and to celebrate this through our Alive with the Fiddle event. All women who attend will be entered to win a variety of door prizes.
“Honouring Our Life Givers” Night at the Drum: Alive with the Fiddle tickets can be purchased for $25 through Kamloops Live! Box Office – kamloopslive.ca – 250-374-5483 – or at the door (doors open at 6:30).
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