Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Interesting events and activities from CBC Radio 1

So much to learn and do as heard by Elaine on CBC’s Radio 1.

Tying in with WASM’s 50 Artists for 50 Days featured on WASM’s Facebook page, Elaine is recommending the Black Stories Collection - Being Black in Canada on CBC Gem:
CBC’s afternoon programme Let’s Go with host Sabrina Marandola offers more than just news, weather, and traffic updates. Interviews and activities galore can be found right here - listed are current and past episodes:

Ones that Elaine found relevant to arts and culture (we will throw in a little wine know-how, spices, and cats too!):

The Phi Foundation web site for more info:
Cats are helping out in support of Black Lives Matter - it’s a project that West Island Cats is organizing right now:

The event on WIC’s Facebook page:
Books for babies written and designed by two Mohawk women:
The spicy web site with virtual exhibits:
It won’t happen this summer, but Festival Mural’s web site has loads of images and info on street art and the artists who create these magnificent murals:
Many of the outstanding events at Festival des arts de St-Sauveur had to be cancelled, but there is something very special this season called A Shared Solitude. Read all about it right here:
UQAM Le Coeur des Sciences City Tours:
The tours are given in French and take place in the downtown core of Montreal, but are so popular that the tours in August are filled. More will be scheduled in September:

Sunday, July 19, 2020

For your listening pleasure - more fascinating programmes which aired recently on CBC Radio 1

Inside the strange and world-changing kingdom of fungi. Listen to this interview of Merlin Sheldrake, biologist and author of a new book called Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures.
It’s sure to blow your mind!
Sit there and do nothing. “Mindfulness doesn’t have to be serious! Join host Meg Lewis as she turns you into a relaxed blob through part-useful, part-comedic guided meditations, stories, affirmations, and other weirdly soothing experiences. Perfect for easing your anxiety and putting you into a better mood”.
Elaine enjoyed listening to “Affirmation: I am a likeable person”. Scroll down the page and click away! We all need affirmation right now, so relax and enjoy!
A new kind of produce can be found right here. Hamidou Horticulture brings vegetables and herbs from Niger and other parts of Africa and Amerindian countries.
“Connecting farmers and city-dwellers - Eat local, healthy, and seasonal foods! The Farmer’s Market, a project led by the non-profit organization House of Friendship, offers seasonal, local food products sold directly by producers. Fill your basket with cheese, meat, vegetables, bread, pastries, flowers, honey, and maple syrup around the Laurier metro station. This is also an excellent opportunity to find out more about sustainable production as well as the environmental and social impact of these initiatives”.
When: Thursdays (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.). 
Where: Laurier metro station, at Place du Côteau-Saint-Louis, between Berri and Rivard Streets.

Monday, July 13, 2020

WASM Newsletter for July 13, 2020

It is powwow time again, but like so many other festivals, concerts, and cultural events, the 30th Echoes of a Proud Nation Powwow 2020 is cancelled. Kahnawake Tourism has videos and lots of info about the powwow. The Kahnawake Tourism Facebook link with videos: .

Also, to see a short video Elaine has put together with photos she took at last summer’s powwow: .
Click on the thumbnail entitled “Magic of the Powwow”. The video will play automatically, but make sure your speakers are on to hear the dynamic music accompanying the video. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

More News and Items to watch or listen to this Canada Day 2020

Canada Day:
Amazing and beautiful, “Prayer” composed by Vivian Fung:

Canada Day Celebrations Fireworks - after dark:
Juno Awards:

See the entire show on CBC Gem:

More art on CBC Gem:

BIPOC Issues and more with Tom Power on CBC q:

Chika Okeke-Agulu calls out Christie’s for sale of looted Nigerian sculptures:

Simons Newsletter, supporting arts and culture throughout the pandemic:

Stay safe and keep healthy:

News from WASM members July 2020

Sonia Roseval put together a short video showcasing her latest art:

Great news from fellow WASM member Carol Rabinovitch:
Carol is very proud of her daughter, Marnie, for having an article published in the July issue of Chatelaine magazine. Marnie has sound business sense and a great product for comfort and well-being. Please visit Marnie’s Linked-In page to learn more about her: 

For more info on the product, here is the web site for Marnie’s company: