We’re SO excited to present this jam-packed Every Day is Earth Day series, focusing on climate action, Indigenous culture and music. Brian Knockwood will lead a drum-making workshop on April 15. Then on April 22, in the afternoon we'll have a drum-painting workshop with Alan Syliboy, and all these other amazing activities. Details below are subject to change, but here's a general outline of the day:
2:30 - Drum Painting with Alan Syliboy (register for this separately - click the calendar links for drum workshop info)
2:30 - Climate-Action songwriting workshop led by Braden Lam and Kim Barlow
4:30 - pop-up choir with Freya Milliken and the Queer Community Chorus!
5:00 - drum circle and traditional Mi’kmaq songs workshop with Mika Francis
6:00 - Community Supper
7:00 - Round-table w Kim Frye of Music Declares Emergency, Braden Lam and Alan Syliboy, on Music, Climate Action and Indigenous Knowledge.
8:00 - Midnight - We'll cap the day off with great music and dancing, featuring Braden Lam, John Muirhead, Steel Cut Oats Keeper E and more!
This event is open to all-ages, and is a drug-and-alcohol-free event. We'll be serving fancy mocktails and treats for a $2 donation throughout the night, and we'll keep the farmers' market rocking til we all turn into non-GMO organic pumpkins at midnight. You can purchase tickets for the whole event (drum-painting separate), or the evening music only. Tickets for the evening music will also be available at the door. Please pre-purchase if you'd like to attend the Whole Day, so the cooks will know how much food to prepare ahead of time.
We encourage you to bring your own cup or water bottle. There are some mugs on site. We also encourage you to ride-share to the event, and we'll be offering shuttles from outlying areas. Send us a message if you'd like to hop on the Earth Day bus!
We'd like to thank Doretta Groenendyk (artwork) and Izra Fitch (design) for the beautiful poster! We also thank our partners for making these events possible, including the Small Change Fund, Music Declares Emergency, and the Town of Wolfville. MIC recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.
Whole event: $50 / $25 students Evening Music only: $20 / $10 students (+ eventbrite fees)