Last night Marcia and I were down at ‘The Well’ on Fort Street for the semi-finals of ‘The Spirit of Canada‘ – Poetry, Spoken Word and Singers/Songwriters’ Contest. Our friend Sheila was reading poetry in the event and has moved on to the finals on August 6!! All of the poems and songs were to incorporate Canadian culture, politics, landscape and/or humour, and there was some excellent talent there. Listening to the various performers, however, got me thinking about what it means to be Canadian, and I was reminded of a story shared with Marcia and me some years ago. I think it captures the essence of Canada in many ways. I was going to write it out for this post, then remembered that I’d already done so a couple of years ago. Here once again, then, is ‘Telling Tales‘.
P.S. If you’re in Victoria on August 6, be sure to come by The Well for the final presentations!