Spiritfest II: Celebrating Creativity Festival (Newmarket, ON)

Dulcimerhead and the York Region Food Network present:
Spiritfest II: Celebrating Creativity Festival
October 31, 2009
10am to 4pm
Newmarket Community Centre, Hall #1
200 Doug Duncan Drive (Timothy and Cedar Street)
Please see www.davidrankineart.com for a complete list of exhibitors and events
Followed by Gadelica/Dulcimerhead concert (7:30pm, Tickets $20)
Hunger in affluent York Region is unacceptable, but it is a fact – hidden by shame and denial. None of us should feel comfortable about this. So, let’s shed some light on it!
Spiritfest is an all-day FREE family festival designed to highlight the importance of creativity – the ultimate renewable resource – in feeding people. Dulcimerhead has again gathered an amazing collection of artists, healers, and performers to raise money and awareness of the York Region Food Network.
Dulcimerhead (www.myspace.com/dulcimerhead1) is a local band who hosted the first Spiritfest festival in April 2009, bringing people together to create art, participate in drumming, and experience workshops and storytelling – all activities directed toward emphasizing one key message: human creativity and community are the keys to building a society where everyone feels valued and has the basic necessities.
As Dulcimerhead sings: “If you can make something out of nothing, you’re already there.” Creativity in the form of community gardens, gleaning programs, cooking classes, school backpack programs and fundraising are just some of the ways the York Region Food Network creates solutions to a growing crisis to feed people. Together, we have enough creativity to solve any problems we face as a community.
Program of events is below. Highlights include:
Meditation and yoga classes
Story-telling: “Stone Soup”
Georgina Drum Circle and “Open Mike” for poetry and music
Spotlight Theatre’s Voices of Impact group
Artisans market – the best of local handcrafted art and jewellery
Holistic practitioners treatment area
Silent auction in support of YRFN (winners announced at evening concert intermission)

Events for Spiritfest II: Celebrating Creativity
A FREE All-Day Arts Exposition in Support of the York Region Food Network
October 31, 2009
Newmarket Community Centre, Hall #1
Doors open at 10am.
10:00am -- Guided meditation with Chantal Garneau
10:30am -- BlissKids yoga class with Amanda McFadyen
11:00am -- Connecting to Consciousness presentation with Tara Mae Hillyer
11:30 am -- Presentation by Dagmar Schoenrock of Ab Intra Healing
12:00noon -- Anyone Can Draw workshop with Linda Laforge
12:30pm -- Vermiculture with Cathy Nesbitt of Cathy's Crawly Composters
1:00pm -- "Stone Soup" storytelling with Tim Greenwood
1:30pm -- Do The Math with Joan Stonehocker, Executive Director of York Region Food Network
2:00pm -- Spotlight Theatre's Voices of Impact group does musical theatre selections
2:30pm -- Open Mike: for poetry reading, music, performance of your choice
3:00pm -- Georgina Drum Circle -- and they are bringing extra drums thanks to Phil Shaw of Shaw Percussion (not that shaking boxes of worm poop wasn't fun last time, Cathy!)
4:00pm -- closing the space
7:00pm – Concert featuring Gadelica and Dulcimerhead
Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door -- Children under 10 FREE-
Silent auction will run all day at the York Region Food Network table, with winners announced at intermission of Dulcimerhead concert.

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