Creative Expressions of Well Being: Art, Stories and Healthy People in Northern BC
The Health Arts Research Centre is thrilled to announce the opening event to our inaugural spring gathering, “Creative Expressions of Well Being: Art, Stories and Healthy People in Northern BC”.
On May 9th HARC will be hosting a night of ideas, discussion and performance exploring the connections between art, stories, health and well being from 8.00 to 9.30pm at the Waap Galts’ap Longhouse on the Northwest Community College Campus in Terrace, BC. This event marks the opening of the first gathering of artists, authors, poets, physicians, front-line health workers and university researchers to begin their work on renewing health and well-being in northern BC communities through arts, humanities and creative expression, with an Aboriginal focus.
The evening is hosted by Northern Medical Program professor and award-winning poet Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, with featured presenter award-winning author Eden Robinson, and a beautiful closing by local aboriginal performers. The event is free, open to the public, and promises some provocative discussion and impressive creative thinking!
Funds for this event are provided through Dr. de Leeuw’s Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Award, and special thanks to our event collaborator Northwest Community College for donating the beautiful longhouse space.