Have I Got a Great Story For You

Canada Day at the East Lynn Farmers’ Market pictures courtesy of Melissa Peretti

This Week At The Market – Storyteller, Dan Yashinsky – 4:30 p.m.

Dan Yashinsky has been telling stories since 1977 in Canada and around the world.  In 1999 he received the first Jane Jacobs Prize for his work with storytelling in the community.  Dan created a curriculum program called The Telling Bee, produced a Toronto-wide story creation project called Future Folklore and conceived a project encouraging children to tell their own stories.  He is the author of Suddenly They Heard Footsteps – Storytelling for the Twenty-First Century.  DECA Vice-Chair, Catherine Porter, says “He is really really cool.  Like Robert Munsch cool.  People should bring their kids to hear him.”

St. Brigid’s Trees Need Your Help!

You may know that the St.Brigid’s Catholic School Eco-Club planted a whack of trees last year to improve their school yard and the earth.  This summer they’re looking for  people to help with the watering of those trees.  They need at least ten more people (especially in August) to meet on Tuesdays and Friday mornings at 8 (or 7) a.m. and spend about twenty minutes watering the trees.  If you can help, please contact the eco team at janglen@rogers.com.

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  1. Holy flashback to 1982! Dan Yashinsky came to our grade 9 English class for a storytelling component of the curriculum. We had to attend his Storyteller Cafe on Friday nights somewhere in the Annex, very cool for a bunch of kids from Scarborough.

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