Bringing Home I Lost My Talk

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 12:00 pmDAN K STEVENS MEMORIAL ARENA  |  Eskasoni, Nova Scotia, Canada

Introduction to Physical Theatre

 In this workshop, participants will explore their own self-expression through improvisation, games, and mime. They will learn techniques that actors use to develop believable characters and honest interactions, and apply their new skills to short scenes and ensemble work. The workshop will be engaging, creatively physical and lead students toward honesty, vulnerability and utterly captivating performances. This workshop is designed to be an inclusive experience for indigenous and non-indigenous students and community members. And of course, it will be fun! For all levels – no experience necessary.

 SATURDAYS, APRIL 1 & 8, 11 AM - 5 PM

 Location: To be confirmed.

 Eight of the sixteen spots will be reserved for members of the indigenous community.

 Participants will receive a $100 honorarium for attending both sessions. Snacks will be provided.

 To apply for the workshop, please send an email expressing why you would like to participate to Artistic Director Andrea Boyd,

 Workshop leader: Christian Murray

 Christian is an actor /physical comedian, writer and director based in Halifax Nova Scotia.  He is a founding member of Jest in Time Theatre and a protégé of physical theatre and mime master/director Tony Montanaro. For 20 years he traveled throughout the world, performing Jest in Time’s original style physical comedy.  Highlights include performances at the Sydney Opera House, a tour of Japan, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Just for Laughs in Montreal, a performance for Queen Elizabeth and three national CBC specials.

 After Jest in Times conclusion in 2003, Christian founded Frankie Productions with Mary Colin Chisholm and Mary Ellen Maclean and produced numerous show’s including Lauchie Liza and Rory, that played at the NAC studio, Underneath the Lintel, Olympic Arts Festival in Vancouver and Fool School: a physical theatre primer for TYA. 

 Christian continues his work as a freelance actor, writer and teacher, he is a Crake Fellow (Mount Allison University, Sackville N.B.) and the recipient of the Merrit Award for Lifetime Achievement from Theatre Nova Scotia. In 2012 he was a member of the National Arts Center’s Theatrical Company, and is a frequent performer with Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre.

 Made possible by a special grant from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.


The Graduate to Opportunity program provides an incentive to Nova Scotia employers to hire recent graduates for permanent, full-time jobs paying at least $30,000 a year.  The incentive is 25% of the first year’s salary and 12.5% of the second year’s salary and it’s available to small businesses, social enterprises and non-profit organizations.  Now, employers who hire Aboriginal Canadians, people who identify as racially visible, persons with a disability, or women in occupations in which they’re under-represented or international graduates will receive an additional 10%, for a total of 35%, of the first year’s salary.  This “diversity bonus” will provide incentives to encourage employers to take a closer look at Aboriginal graduates and discover what tremendous benefits diversity can bring to a workplace.  Feel free to make this known throughout your networks and, especially, to employers.  I’m attaching, for your reference, both the government news release, a Fact Sheet and a postcard that Labour and Advanced Education has created to promote the program.  If you would like to receive copies of any of the materials, please give Rick Alexander a call at 902-722-1088, or send him an email at

The Speaker’s Office will be promoting the Speakers’ Speech Writing Contest over the coming weeks using social media.

We encourage you to share the following video on social media or via your email network.

Suggested tweets: 

Aged 12-17? For #Canada150 we want to know what Parliament means to you: 

Aged 12-17? Write a speech for your chance to win a trip to Ottawa! Here’s how: #Canada150

Watch this video! For #Canada150, the Senate Speaker and House Speaker want to know what Parliament means to you: 

A promotional image for the contest is also included in this message to accompany the suggested tweets.

The contest closes on April 21, 2017 and winners of each age group will be announced at a reception of recognition hosted by both Speakers in early June.

Thank you.


see flyer for details. Tournament starts on March 23 and ends on March 26. 

Girls Get Wise Science Retreat on April 22. Anyone interested in participating please contact Newell Johnson or Cindy Gould.

Are you a Grade 12 student in Nova Scotia, who has demonstrated a commitment to the environment through your school or community?

Divert NS is offering $20,000 in scholarships to students who have exemplified leadership in protecting our environment.

To be awarded one of the seven scholarships available, your entry must include:

  • A summary of your recent environmental activities in your school or community
  • A letter of reference from someone in your school or community that is familiar with your environmental activities
  • A research essay on the issue of food waste
  • A contact information form (included in this package)

Submissions must be emailed in PDF or Word format to:

Deadline for submissions: April 22, 2017

For more information, go the website or download the PDF information package.

Join us this Earth Hour on Saturday, March 25, 8:30 PM your time and be a part of our movement towards building a better tomorrow for our planet and future generations. 

Spread the word and bring a friend along! Together, we can unite to shine a light on climate action and #ChangeClimateChange

From its humble beginnings in 2007, WWF's Earth Hour has grown to become the world’s largest grassroots-led environmental movement for the planet, engaging more than 178 countries and territories worldwide! 

2017 marks Earth Hour's tenth anniversary, a new milestone in its commitment to making the planet a better place. Over the past ten years, WWF and Earth Hour teams worldwide have brought thousands of individuals together to help fund and support on-the-ground environmental and social initiatives that serve to advance our goal for a sustainable, climate-friendly future. 

Visit our website for more information:

Got an Earth Hour event to share? Add your event to our Earth Hour map here:

Here is an opportunity to win some great prizes....while enjoying a favorite pastime....reading.


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