Diversity Caravan is coming to Campbell River

The Diversity Caravan, in partnership with the Campbell River Immigrant Welcome Centre, is coming to town

The Diversity Caravan, in partnership with the Campbell River Immigrant Welcome Centre, is coming to town.

Watch out for our information booth and interactive community art poster at the Diversity Health Fair at Strathcona Gardens, Aug. 13. All community members are invited to an Identity Art Workshop and Meaningful Media Matinee, Aug. 15 starting at 1 p.m. at the Robron Centre.

  • 1 p.m. – Identity Art workshop, presented by the Diversity Caravan: using paints, felts, pictures, and other three dimensional materials in a gently guided process to explore, share and celebrate our own identity and that of others.
  • 3 p.m. – Diversity Caravan presents the Powell River Diversity Initiative Film, “Defining Diversity, Creating Community” (popcorn provided!)
  • 4 p.m. – Discussion
  • 5 p.m. – Youth 4 Diversity hosts a BBQ dinner

Also a free all ages summer song and spoken word poetry contest is being held with a big prize! Send us your song or spoken word poetry on the theme of “Imagining a world without hate.” The winners will be selected by a panel of professional artists and awarded cash bursary prizes.  First prize is $400 and two further bursaries will be awarded. Entry deadline is Aug. 23.  All finalists will be invited (transportation paid) to the Comox Valley on Aug. 27 to perform their song or spoken word poetry for a video recording, in front of a live audience.

Send submissions to: diversitycaravan@gmail.com Include ‘contest’ in the subject line and attach the text of your song/spoken word poem along with your recording. For more information, e-mail diversitycaravan@gmail.com or call 250-510-4644.

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