The important places: I used to picture them somewhere far off, like a dream. There, nameless faces are wrapped up in a flurry of activity not unlike my own, but…
For the past three decades, Roy Salmond has recorded musicians and poets, the past 16 of them at his Whitewater Productions studio in Surrey, B.C. A producer, percussionist, guitarist, keyboardist, pianist and singer, Salmond received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 37th annual Covenant Awards in Nov. 5, 2015.
The greeting you get when visiting Yhya Al Kurdi’s apartment is full of excitement. Before you actually reach the door, Al Kurdi has opened it and stands at the end of the long corridor, waiting as you walk the rest of the way. Though he doesn’t know much English yet, he’ll give an enthusiastic, “hello, hello, hello!” as he ushers you inside. It’s been a long time since he had a safe home to invite anyone into.
Holding their annual general meeting at the new Mennonite Heritage Museum in Abbotsford, B.C., gave the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada (MHSC) the opportunity to see this new facility…
Title: Common Grace
Playwright: Shauna Johannesen
Director: Ron Reed
A Pacific Theatre production
When a family is reunited to mourn the loss of their husband and father, they are forced to confront the conflicts that have kept them apart. The tensions of dealing with grief and scandal in a close-knit family and Christian community erupt in the most common of places: the family kitchen.