Thanks to 4elements Living Arts, many residents and visitors to Manitoulin Island have been learning the land creatively in 2016. Highlights of these learning opportunities, and of the exciting events in store for next year, will be presented at the Park Centre in Kagawong on January 28, 2017, starting at 4 pm.
After that, the membership of 4e will elect its Board of Directors for the coming year, and then everyone's invited to a pot luck social hour starting about 5:30. There will be time and music for dancing too.
Nominations are now open for the Board of Directors, and this year 4e is looking for some new talent on the Board. Two members who have served for over six years are retiring from the Board, and besides, next year is not only “Canada 150” but also “4e 15” – the 15th anniversary of the founding of 4elements. Here's an opportunity to lead some creative learning about the past and future of this place, working with a vibrant and growing organization. If you (or someone you know) are interested, call or drop in to the office, or contact the Board's current Chair, Gary Fuhrman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall is here, the salmon are spawning in the Kagawong River, and the Elemental Festival 2016 opened with a beautiful and moving performance of Lisa Hamalainen's play There Is No Word for Wilderness by the river Friday night. For other events of the weekend check the Festival Facebook page, and get the updated schedule at the 4e studio or the Park Centre in Kagawong.