Rain, rain, don’t go away. Yeah, that’s right, it’s time to start training yourself to embrace the mild weather. The summer has been beautiful but with all of the forest fires it’s nice to have a little shower now and again. Sure, I’m not thrilled it’s going to be a wet weekend but it’s not like we’re going to the PNE on Saturday… oh, wait, we are. Bummer.
*Speaking of rain, here’s an idea for you. When walking around today offer to share your umbrella with the drowned rat beside you (a.k.a. a person who forgot their umbrella or someone who refuses to use one, like me). If you’re headed in the same direction, and they look harmless, then take a step closer and ask them if they’d like to join you (insert legal disclaimer here). Let’s do what we can to make the rain a good thing.
*Speaking of umbrellas, did you know that the Arts Umbrella is the charity of choice for our conference this year? One of the goals of CREATIVEMIX is to support creative education and we felt it was important to feature a non-profit organization that is helping children grow their creative skills. And, in light of recent government cut backs, we feel even stronger about doing everything we can.
We particularly want to highlight the work they’re doing with their Outreach Program. They provide free of charge, high quality arts workshops to pre-school, elementary, and high school students in communities throughout British Columbia. As a result of these programs, performances, and workshops they’re providing an opportunity for young people to explore their creativity through all of the art forms offered at Arts Umbrella while removing geographic and financial barriers to their participation.
This deserves a shout-out for sure! We’re honoured to support the work they are doing and are thrilled to include the Arts Umbrella in our Creative Exhibition; President & CEO Lucille Pacey will also be making some remarks as a part of the program. So, when registering for the conference know this, your registration is helping the next generation of creatives.
Now go jump in some puddles.
Posted by: Corwin Hiebert
*tactless transitions, I know