Big literary awareness event this weekend

  • May. 19, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Literacy Haida Gwaii invites islanders to engage in a weekend of arts and culture in the interest of literacy awareness.A $40 ticket means islanders can dress up and dig in at the Port community hall Friday (May 23) at 7 pm. Proceeds from the semi-formal affair stay in the community and enable people to graze on a Haida-style seafood buffet.Enter the toonie auction for the chance to win airline tickets, jewelry, artwork, and more when tickets are drawn Saturday afternoon.The Queen Charlotte community hall will open at 1 pm on Saturday (May 24), when CBC’s Shelagh Rogers interviews the Davidson’s about “Understanding Aboriginal History through the lens of Haida Art.” Admission is by donation.After the interview, around 3 pm, a music and poetry showcase will feature islanders’ creation and music from harmonica virtuoso Mike Stevens. Attendees won’t want to miss Literacy Haida Gwaii’s Adult Learner Achievement Awards. Don’t miss it!

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