Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Spirit Fish Watershed Awareness Celebration

Still Moon Arts Society (headed up by Carmen Rosen of the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival) is organizing a big environmental art/bike/food/fish event to raise awareness about local watershed issues. Please see the note below for workshop and event info.

Spirit Fish is March 21st!

We will have a fishy bike parade along the Central Valley Greenway bike path to the event site and at the site we will have a performance art and music tea party, make our prayers for the water andcelebrate the first day of Spring and World Water Day.

THE SPIRIT FISH CELEBRATION is taking place under the Kensington freeway access overpass in Burnaby - under it there flows Still Creek, home to herons, ducks, native plants, a bike path, evidence of temporary cardboard shelters, and huge columns that are reminiscent of old growth tree trunks or cathedral columns... but these columns are lifted in worship to the automobile overhead. Quietly beneath it and ignored we find the things we say as a culture that we treasure. So join us at this lovely spot to reconsider what we value, have a tea party, dress up, make art, listen to music, and be part of the wet, fishy celebration

SPIRIT FISH EVENT DAY CELEBRATION MARCH 21
1 pm - Fishy Bike Parade
Meet on the Central Valley Greenway bike path at Renfrew Skytrain
Station in Vancouver and follow the flow of Still Creek along the greenway.
2 pm – 4 pm - Event Site
Celebrate on the Central Valley Greenway bicycle route, just west of
Sperling Skytrain station. See map for details.
2 pm – 4 pm - art, music, and refreshments
3:15 pm - special Spirit Fish live music and dance performance along with
Prayers for the Water ritual

PRE-EVENT WORKSHOPS
All workshops are free to the public.

SPIRIT FISH BOAT WORKSHOPS
Create your own fish lantern boat. Bring your words, small images and glue-able items for your boat.
Sun. March 7th, 2-4 pm, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Mather House studio G
Sun. March 14th, 2-4 pm, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Mather House studio G
Thurs. March 18th, 3-6pm, Renfrew Community Centre, Rm. 110

FISHY COSTUME AND ART MAKING BLITZ
We're taking over the school during spring break! Come and make your fishy costume or installations with friends!
Wed. March 10th, 10am - 2pm, Windermere High School Still Moon room 204
Friday. March 12th, 10am - 2pm, Windermere High School Still Moon room 204
Sat. March 10th, 10am - 2pm, Windermere High School Still Moon room 204

FISHY BIKE DECORATING WORKSHOPS
Decorate your bike with your art and prayers for the fishy parade.
Tues. March 16th 3-5pm with the Windermere Bike Club
Thurs. March 18th, 3-6pm, Renfrew Community Centre, Rm. 110
Fri. March 19th, 4-6pm, Britannia Community Centre, Family Activity Room

Workshop locations:
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts - 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Renfrew Community Centre - 2929 East 22nd Avenue, Vancouver
Windermere School - 3155 East 27th Avenue, Vancouver
Britannia Community Centre - 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver