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Sooke Talks: A Night of Stories, Insights & Energizing Experiences with Sooke Region Residents
A fundraiser for the EMCS Community Theatre.
Presented by the EMCS Society and the Sooke Harbour Toastmasters Club.
The debut Sooke Talks will showcase a fraction of the fascinating people living in our midst. Some are familiar faces locally, others less so. All are stepping up to launch what's intended to be an ongoing series of speaker nights that will raise funds for needed technical upgrades to the EMCS Community Theatre.
MC Tania Ehman will introduce our debut line-up of speakers/presenters, namely Marjorie Baskerville, Christine Bossi, Phoebe Dunbar, Emma Hornsby, Parvez Kumar, Tracy Waters and the double-teams of Finn & Chloe Unger and Don Brown & Rick Eby.
Tickets are $15 each. Upon purchase, you'll receive an email with print-your-own ticket(s). Extra donations in the amount of your choice are warmly welcomed in support of Sooke's Community Theatre. Charitable receipts for all ticket sales will be issued by email following the event.
Public speaking is famously said to be preferable to death (at least in theory), so the organizers extend deep appreciation to our inaugural line-up of speakers and "audience energizers" who'll be on stage between 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the EMCS Community Theatre.
In alphabetical order:
* Marjorie Baskerville: Exploring the playful art of finding your voice and giving it creative license to make a relaxed, improvised, joyous noise. The message from this musician, artist, theatre veteran and certified SoundBody instructor: "Don't be afraid to sing, the world needs your voice!"
* Christine Bossi: The coordinator of the Sooke Region Communities Health Network will share her sobering yet inspiring frontline experiences with Red Cross International in battle-scarred Africa as she helped prisoners of war, families and child soldiers find their way home.
* Don Brown (Baha'i Community of Sooke) and Rick Eby (Sooke Baptist Church): Two members of the Sooke Region Multi-Belief Initiative reveal how we all can contribute to an already caring community by making the personal shift from "me first" to "we first" with the Charter For Compassion.
* Phoebe Dunbar: Anecdotes from a local legend who, over nearly 50 years, has built community in Sooke with creativity, inspiration, hard work and much laughter. Everyone has a gift to give their community. What's yours?
* Emma Hornsby: A courageous Grade 12 EMCS student reveals how she transformed anxiety into a learning experience. Emma will share coping skills in hopes of assisting the many of us who quietly suffer from this common, often debilitating condition.
* Parvez Kumar: Up, up and away with a test pilot, engineer and veteran of the Canadian and European space agencies as he explores the (believe it or not) future of flying cars. Recognized as one of Canada's space-age pioneers, Parvez trained the first wave of Canadian astronauts, among them Col. Chris Hadfield and Canada's new Governor General, Julie Payette.
* Finn and Chloe Unger: A pair of youngsters from Sooke's InishOge Farm reveal how their discovery of wolves on the farm's back-40 sparked a passionate inquiry into the fate of this vital but misunderstood keystone species.
* Tracy Waters: A master of the symphonic gong, sound healer and teacher at Sooke Yoga, Tracy will ring the night's changes while also leading a literal seventh-inning audience stretch.
Event MC Tania Ehman is a mainstay with Sooke Harbour Toastmasters. A gifted speaker herself, she finished in the top-20 among more than 30,000 competitors at the World Championship of Public Speaking in Washington, DC. two summers ago.
About the presenting organizations ...
The EMCS Society builds partnerships with students, parents and a diverse range of individuals and organizations while providing life-long learning opportunities in the Sooke Region.
Sooke Harbour Toastmasters Club provides supportive, positive learning to anyone wishing to develop self-confidence along with communication and leadership skills. All in town are welcome to drop-in for weekly Wednesday night meetings from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Sooke Hospice, 6669 Goodmere Rd.