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Seniors group receives 150 grant

Seniors group receives 150 grant

ROCKWOOD - The Eramosa Eden Retreat Centre in Rockwood has been awarded a Canada 150 Grant to involve local seniors in the celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial. The name of the project is Canada’s Seniors: Our Roots, Our Future.

The Our Voices group is meeting from April to  August to prepare a theatrical performance that will be presented in the Eden Mills Community Hall in October.

The Our Voices group is for anyone 55-plus. Itwill meet weekly to share personal stories, historical memories and ideas for the future.

Professional playwright Catherine Frid will craft these stories, with the help of the group, into scenes to be presented in the final performance in October.

Non-actors are welcome. No experience and no memorization is needed. You are invited to participate and/or learn about how a play is created behind the scenes.

“It’s your story and your voice that is of value,” officials state.

Our Voices is a group that celebrates being a senior. It plays entertain and educate that being a senior is not necessarily about aches and pains, but can be a time of inspiration, joy, humour and wisdom.

For more information, contact Catherine.frid@gmail.com or call 519-856-0380 to join this group.

Meeting times are Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:30pm at Eramosa Eden Retreat Centre.

April 21, 2017

 
 

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