The Refinery is launching something new this fall, we hope that you can join us for A Thinker’s Tea Party!
A Thinker’s Tea Party is a community lecture series meant to gather community, offer an opportunity for us to broaden our understanding of wonderfully interesting topics, share tea and conversation.
The Refinery launches this initiative with ‘What is Islam?’ with Fachrizal Halim on Tuesday, September 17th, starting at 7:00 p.m. The Refinery is located at 609 Dufferin Avenue, at the corner of 12th Street East and Dufferin.
We look forward to seeing you at The Refinery this fall!
Living Traditions – the link between intangible cultural heritage and community development
Dale Jarvis is a Newfoundlander and he is the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Development Officer for Newfoundland and Labrador. Dale will be giving a FREE lecture at the U of S (open to the public) on understanding ICH and folklore. In this special lecture, Dale Jarvis will give examples of why folklore and ICH is at the heart of local life; explain how safeguarding intangibles can contribute to more vibrant and engaged communities; and demonstrate the links between intangible heritage and community development. FREE. Open to the public.
Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) includes our community’s living cultural traditions, those ways of speaking, doing things, and understanding of our local environment that shape who we are and how we view ourselves in the world.
Monday, September 26
U of S, Arts Building, Room 214
Co-facilitated by Dale Jarvis and Kristin Catherwood, this workshop will provide you with tools to help you discover and celebrate your community’s unique stories and practices. September 26 & 27 – Wanuskewin, Saskatoon
Workshops will be held from 9:30am – 4:30pm each day.
Registration is required:
To register: saskmuseums.org/programs
Dale Jarvis is the ICH Development Officer for Newfoundland and Labrador, the first provinciallyfunded folklorist position in Canada. A tireless promoter of local culture, he works with tradition bearers, towns, heritage associations, museums, and archives to safeguard intangible cultural heritage and diverse traditions.
Kristin Catherwood is the ICH Development Officer for Heritage Saskatchewan a folklorist, storyteller and historian. Born and raised on a century family farm near Ceylon, Saskatchewan Kristin has an MA in Folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is a long-time volunteer in her local community. She has a special interest in rural community sustainability and prairie folklore.
Dr. Alec Couros with Coralee Pringle-Nelson
Castle Theatre at Aden Bowman Collegiate
In a world of Internet, social media and instant messaging, it takes knowledge for parents and schools to share the message of good digital citizenship.
But how can you map the “digital footprint” your child is leaving behind during their journey through the digital world and how can you help make that experience a safe one?
Back by popular demand, Dr. Alec Couros, a professor of educational technology and media at the University of Regina, has strategies to protect your child and help them avoid the pitfalls as they explore the digital world. Saskatoon Public Schools is hosting Couros for a free, hour-long presentation for parents and caregivers.
His presentation, “Raising the Selfie Generation – Are you preparing your kids for the digital age?” will help parents learn more about the role they can take in their children’s digital lives. The message Couros shares aligns with the work being done by Saskatoon Public Schools on digital citizenship and how schools are providing information and support to help students become responsible digital citizens.
This year, Dr. Couros will be joined by Coralee Pringle-Nelson, coordinator of counselling services with Saskatoon Public Schools. Coralee will present on the crucial connection between parents and their kids and how parents can talk to their children about the use of technology in healthy and productive ways.
Members of the Congregation and the public are invited to a hear Irene Faber, Head of Collections of the Amsterdam Jewish Museum, speak about “Convoluted Beauty: In the Company of Emily Carr” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7. Our congregation and the B’nai Brith are sponsors of this important exhibition, which includes works by Charlotte Salomon who perished in the Holocaust.
The work of Emily Carr (1871-1945) is nationally respected for its pioneering of modernity in Western Canada. This project, curated by Lisa Baldissera, Chief Curator, Mendel Art Gallery, is the first significant presentation of Emily Carr’s work in Saskatchewan in almost 20 years. Convoluted Beauty examines Carr’s legacy through work by major international artists, including Charlotte Salomon.
“Charlotte Salomon (April 16, 1917 – October 10, 1943) was a German-Jewish artist born in Berlin. She is primarily remembered as the creator of an autobiographical series of paintings Leben? oder Theater?: Ein Singspiel (Life? or Theater?: A Song-play) consisting of 769 individual works painted between 1941 and 1943 in the south of France, while Salomon was in hiding from the Nazis. In October 1943 she was captured and deported to Auschwitz, where she and her unborn child were gassed to death by her government soon after her arrival.” Wiki
The Mendel is grateful to Tourism Saskatoon, B’nai Brith Lodge 739 and Congregation Agudas Israel, Saskatoon, for sponsoring this exhibition.