Check back here regularly as project dates are still being planned.
Sunday, 13th- 12:30-3pm
Join steward/biologist, Greg Ferguson and myself to do an invasive pull of the “lovely but lethal” Flag Iris. OK, it’s not lethal, but it is really not good either. We will not totally remove it, but leave a fringe boundary that will stop people or dogs from going in, and still delay it’s gradual taking over the place. Greg is the steward with Stanley Park Ecology Society, and runs the invasive plant management program in Stanley Park. He is a great source of knowledge for learning about the eco-system of our little pond. I have a limited # of hip waders and pitchforks, please RSVP under comments to reserve a spot, rubber boots recommended. This is not recommended as a child friendly activity, but cheering us from the side-lines encouraged! Thanks to Stanley Park Ecology Society for the use of tools and hip waders.
Monday / Tuesday, 13th /14th- 12-3pm
I have done the briefest of braid/weave sample-experiments– enough to determine that some really interesting things can be done with this as a material to create a temporary installation of some sort… I will be working under the pavilion or by the side of the pond these afternoons and hope you can join me in a process of material discovery.
During the National Aboriginal Day weekend celebrations at the newly renovated park I will be weaving the last of the pulled Flag Iris with community, and showcase some of the examples made the days prior.
Thursday, 1st- 1pm
July 1st Celebrations!
Community Activist, and park founder Don Larson (Crab Park Water for Life Society) has for years planned celebrations with music and food in the park. This year, Don and I will co-lead a walking tour of the park history, ecology and various memorials and art works during the event, the tour will begin at approx. 1.45pm by the marsh pond.
Ladies Tea Group, dogwood weaving at Oppenheimer Park
Saturday, 17th- 2-4pm
Downtown Eastside Woman’s Centre
Making a seasonal table mosaic with DEWC patrons.
Tuesday, 3rd- 1-3pm at the InterUrban
In partnership with The Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts: community consultation about the protective border for the Missing Womens’ Memorial Stone and group activity: beginning the woven border frames, working with local red osier dogwood
Wednesday, 18th- 1-6pmWeaving a protective border for the Missing Womens’ Memorial Stone. I am very honoured to be partnering with Dalannah Gail Bowen and the Downtown Eastside Arts Centre for this component of the project. There will be tea, cookies and fruit for participants.
Sunday, 29th-1-4pm Final Celebration!
join in for tea, a walking tour and interactive music with the Legion Of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra.