Let’s tell a Story

The Opening

Storytelling is one of our oldest traditions. Storytelling is a gift that creates a sense of magic and wonder that teaches us about others and about our own lives. Storytelling is a unique way for people to develop an understanding, respect and appreciation for other cultures and can promote a positive attitude to people from different lands, races and religions. Storytelling can spark the imagination, ones’ creativity; improve listening skills and the practice of empathy.

What to Expect

Newcomer/immigrant youths will construct their stories of overcoming, hope, and Love into one collective narrative that will inspire a better tomorrow…Now. In each session, facilitator Randy Jernidier will lead the youth in constructing a story that relates to inclusion and equity for all. As well to capture the creative fun of this experience, there will be the making the of ‘Lets’ tell a Story’ documentary. The screening of the documentary and the unveiling of the stories created will occur during Culture Days at the end of September.

The Ask

  • Calling all newcomer/immigrant youth between the ages of 7 to 13
  • Sign up for all five sessions or a minimum of 2 sessions
  • Be available for one rehearsal before the Culture Days performance
  • To participate in the ‘Lets’ tell a Story’ celebration and unveiling during Culture Days the last weekend of September

The Details

Dates: August 13, 15, 20, 24, 27, 2018, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Story Crafter: Randy Jernidier
Videographer: Trophy Ewila
Register: For more information, or to register your child, contact Dorothee at ac.rcknull@eehtorod

Snacks provided. All youth participating in ‘Lets’ tell a Story’ must have a signed waiver of consent by a parent.

Unveiling & Celebration

Immigrant Services - Let's tell a Story

Gain insight into being a Newcomer as youths share their experiences, hopes and dreams coming as immigrants to a new country.

Working with storyteller Randy Jernidier, youths have created a collective narrative that reflects their shared experiences and casts light on the need for inclusion and equity for all.

Join the celebration as they present their story for the first time. Take part in interactive dance and music opportunities that reflect the diversity of the participants.

View the premiere of a short documentary of the project created by Trophy Ewila.

Light refreshments will be served

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