Spring Fling in Canso – Guysborough Journal

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Spring Fling in Canso – Guysborough Journal

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 2016291 Views

CANSO – Nova Scotia has been hit this week by what could be called the worst part of our winter yet this year, the worst because it is officially spring. In light of the season pronounced on the calendar, if not by mother nature, the Canso Library and Resource Centre held a Spring Fling event on April 3, a few short hours before old man winter came knocking on the door again. Fortunately Sunday afternoon started out sunny and cool in Canso and many community members turned out for the event which featured an art sale, performances by The We’koqma’qewiska drummers from Waycobah First Nation, and a reading by renown artist Alan Syliboy from his new book The Thundermaker.

The afternoon started off with an honour song performed by the women’s drum group We’koqma’qewiska. The drummers, who are all either survivors of residential school or family members of survivors, provided translations of the traditional songs they sang and ended their performance with a round dance inviting all in the audience to join hands in dance and song. The Canso audience were pleased to participate and the resulting circle of dancers took up most of the main room in the library.

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