Tell Us Your Story project set to launch in two locations

Goal is to create an on-going series of sessions/workshops/classes which bridges the community connections

From the Writer’s Cafe, which includes Quensel Wordspinners and Parkland Wordsmiths, is a new project funded, in part, through a $1,000 grant from Plan H – BC Healthy Community Capacity Building Project funding.

With these funds the organizing committee has planned part of the first phase of Tell Us Your Story project.

The goal of this project is to create an on-going series of sessions/workshops/classes, which bridges the connection between community members who’d like to tell their story and the opportunities and resources of this project.

These stories will feature the residents in our neighbourhoods, how they came to live here, what their experiences have been and what they have learned or hope to learn.

Some participants will be able to adequately tell their own story by whatever media they choose, only needing editing and publishing resources for example, while others will require a facilitator to help them through the entire process from start to finish.

One of the enduring values of such a project is the permanent records of our residents’ contribution to the communities in which they live.

This is a cherished element of the culture of any community. There is also the possibility that with on-going projects, a publishing industry could evolve.

The project will be rolled out in phases, one building on a previous phase.

The first phase is engagement with the community members through open houses and working with partners already reaching out to members of the community.

Quesnel Wordspinners/Parkland Chapter will host two open house luncheons with stakeholders and invitees. One at Parkland Community Centre, Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and March 7 at Bouchie Lake Hall, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

A co-ordinator will be hired to organize this phase and bring together all stakeholders and invitees.

Once the engagement of the community is evaluated, steps required to move to subsequent phases will be implemented.

To find out more about this project and how you can get involved, contact Pam, 250-747-0088 or Linda, 250-991-0923.

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