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“You only have to be an expert in your own life to have something of value to share with others.” – Jenny Gates

When I can’t be there to say goodbye …

Dawn Gates – August 19, 1929 to May 6, 2021 You know I’d be there to say goodbyeIf circumstance hadn’t conspired to lock me down and out,But thanks to technology, there is another wayTo share, reflect and remember,And to be there from so far away. You and I didn’t...

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With time on our hands

The past year has been tough on all of us in one way or another. Too many people have tragically lost their lives, and too many more are struggling with the loss of family, friends, good health, livelihoods, and safety nets. Not being able to meet up in person, dine...

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For the love of theatre

Post-Democracy by Hannah Moscovitch online now through Winnipeg's Prairie Theatre Exchange. I love theatre. I would go to every theatre venue and support every theatre company in the city and beyond if I could. I love the stories, the actors, the staging, and the...

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A different kind of normal

Some of the group workshopping with director Sarah Gavron (top centre). Twelve months ago, Zoom was not on my particular radar. Most meetings were in person, partly because that was how we did things, and also because a conversation over coffee was an opportunity to...

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When life goes to Schitt’s Creek

Welcome to Schitt's Creek. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the COVID news, political chatter, and social media banter that combine – and perhaps conspire – to weigh us down, dash our hopes, and dampen our spirits. Some days, it is hard to look on the bright side,...

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