Around Town: Stone’s Throw, Herbert Tsang, Indigenous Peoples Day . . .

Pacific Theatre keeps busy, even when it’s not actually on stage. The Stone’s Throw Theatre Festival will take place in four parts for the rest of the month and into early July.

Here’s a description of how it will work:

While operating a fully professional mainstage, Pacific Theatre is also community-based and offers non-professional community members opportunities to work alongside theatre professionals in its community shows through its non-professional counterpart, Stone’s Throw Productions. Most Stone’s Throw shows are produced by our season apprentices.

Memory House by Kathleen Tolan (June 12 – 15)

One winter night a woman bakes a pie as a girl tries to finish her college essay. As the deadline looms, unexamined issues of the girl’s adoption from Russia, the rupture of her parents’ divorce, and the fear of leaving home break through the surface. Directed by Rick Colhoun.

We are the Body by Andrew Kooman (June 20 – 22)

The last thing for any of us, I think, will be silence. In solitary confinement behind the Iron Curtain in post-war Romania, three prisoners are trapped in darkness and tortured for their beliefs. Featuring Kira Fondse.

Henry V by William Shakespeare (June 25 – 29)

Let us on your imaginary forces work. A young girl puts aside her dolls to play soldier, leading her sister, friends and family through the harrowing and heroic saga of Shakespeare’s Henry V. Featuring Shelby Wyminga.

Agamemnon by Aeschylus (July 4 – 6)

In war, the first casualty is truth. The King must die. It is a place like Argos, the tenth year of the Trojan War, the year the prophets say that Troy will fall. Agamemnon’s victory is near at hand. Clytemnestra is poised to act on a wound burned deep into her heart. Directed by Linnea Perry.

Herbert Tsang’s award

A recent Langley Advance article took note of an achievement by Herbert Tsang:

A Trinity Western professor has been recognized for his efforts in emphasizing the world’s computing future to university classrooms.

Dr. Herbert H. Tsang, PhD, PEng, was awarded the 2019 Excellence and Innovation in the Integration of Technology – a prize given out in partnership with the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education.

“I am honoured and humbled to be recognized for the integration of technology into the learning environment,” Tsang said.

A Professor of Computing Science and Mathematics, Tsang’s support of technology has been long applauded. His courses covering modern multimedia systems, wireless communications and even iPhone app development were offered before many other institutions had similar programs developed.

Go here for the full article.

Indigenous Peoples Day(s)
At least a couple of Vancouver churches are holding special gatherings to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day, though not on the day itself, which is June 21.
Mosaic Church
Mosaic Church is inviting people in their neighbourhood to join Downtown Eastside churches and local residents for a celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day this Saturday (June 15, 1 – 6 pm.
Mosaic has held similar celebrations for many years; this is how they describe their approach all year round:

As a community of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, we desire to be a place of education and celebration of Indigenous cultures and histories. We acknowledge that we meet in a building on unceded Musqueam land, and are grateful to and mindful of that nation.

We hope to provide a welcoming environment where our First Nations, Inuit and Metis friends can discover or rediscover the Creator’s love for them. We also want to encourage our non-Indigenous friends to hear and learn from their Indigenous brothers and sisters in Christ.

We attempt to be honest with each other, to face the past and imagine a positive future together. We also want to be a voice to other communities regarding the realities of First Nations, Inuit and Metis histories and our collective responsibility and need to work with hope in order to move forward.
The gathering takes place on Princess Street, south of Hastings, beside Strathcona Church, where Mosaic meets.
Anglican Diocesan Centre

Feathers in the Nisga’a dance. Image from the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster website (Randy Murray).

Members of the Anglican community – and probably others – are invited to another celebration, next Wednesday (June 19, 11 am – 2 pm) at the Anglican Diocesan Centre. This will be the agenda:

  • Welcome: Bob Baker (Squamish Ancestral name is S7aplek.)
  • Welcome from Archbishop Melissa Skelton
  • Kwhlii Gibaygum Nisga’a Dancers
  • CEO Kevin Barlow, Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council
  • V’ni Dansi, Yvonne Chartrand Metis Dancers
  • Inspector Suzanne Muir and Constable Rick Lavallee VPD
  • Love Medicine, the Big Drum
  • Lunch
  • Closing comments
The celebration will take place in the gardens surrounding the Synod Office.

June 13, 2019

Memory House by Kathleen Tolan – June 13, 2019 - June 15, 2019 at All Day
SongStage with Ivan Boudreau – June 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

June 14, 2019

Pastors Forum: Pastors for the Common Good – June 14, 2019 at 9:15 am - 11:30 am
The Practices of Faith in the World of Work – June 14, 2019 - June 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Notes of Freedom – June 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

June 15, 2019

Journey Home Refugee Support: Basic Training – June 15, 2019 at 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
Step Up! Speak Up! Freedom Rally – June 15, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration – June 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Golden Threads from Heaven: Weavings by Debra Sparrow – June 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Porter's Gate Worship Project: featuring Isaac Wardell, Audrey Assad & more – June 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

June 16, 2019

Prayer Rally for Hong Kong – June 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

June 18, 2019

Beulah AZ Café (third Tuesday of each month) – June 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

June 19, 2019

EFC Webinar: What Churches Can & Cannot Do During a Federal Election – June 19, 2019 at 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Leaving a Legacy: a seminar on wills, estates & legacy gifting – June 19, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Indigenous People's Day Celebrations – June 19, 2019 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jazz Evensong – June 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

June 20, 2019

We are the Body by Andrew Kooman – June 20, 2019 - June 22, 2019 at All Day
World Refugee Day – June 20, 2019 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Welcome Table: A Summer Solstice Soiree: a fundraiser for Journey Home Community on World Refugee Day – June 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

June 21, 2019

One Heart B.C. – June 21, 2019 - June 22, 2019 at All Day
Emerging Artist Showcase – June 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

June 22, 2019

Teddy Bear Picnic – June 22, 2019 at 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for FEED (Family Empowerment Enrichment Day with Kids) – June 22, 2019 at 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Candid: An ACTS Seminaries Storytelling Open House – June 22, 2019 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Kevin & Julia Garratt – June 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ember – June 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marty Franklin Jazz – June 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Somerset Trio – June 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Laila Biali – June 22, 2019 at 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

June 23, 2019

Point Grey Fiesta: Ecumenical Worship Service in the Park – June 23, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Feather Dance: Unveiling Party – June 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jazz Vespers in the Valley: Gabriel Hasselbach – June 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taizé Contemplative Service – June 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Erosion of Freedom: How Transgender Politics in School & Society are Undermining Our Freedom . . . – June 23, 2019 at 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm

June 24, 2019

Iain Provan: The Emperor's New Clothes – Constantine as Old Testament Hero – June 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

June 25, 2019

Day of the Seafarer – June 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

June 26, 2019

Faculty Roundtable: What the Church Needs to Hear About the Holy Spirit – June 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Tremper Longman: The Beginning of Wisdom – Becoming Wise According to the Bible – June 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

June 27, 2019

Henry V by William Shakespeare – June 27, 2019 - June 29, 2019 at All Day
Business by the Book Breakfast, with Michael Franzese – June 27, 2019 at 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Celebration of the Life & Legacy of Jean Vanier – June 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Songs for the Fatherless with Brian Doerksen – June 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pray for Hong Kong (How This is Not Politics) – June 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

June 28, 2019

Mighty Men's Conference with Angus Buchan & Robin Mark – June 28, 2019 - June 30, 2019 at All Day
Evening of Music with Steve James, Carolyn Arends, Spencer Capier, Roy Salmond & Katie Ritson – June 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

June 29, 2019

Platinum Artist Project Playoff Concert – June 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fort Night Comedy Presents Saturday Night Improv – June 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Worship Invasion says . . . HELLO Summer!!! – June 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

June 30, 2019

Canada Day Family Picnic – June 30, 2019 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Party in the Park – June 30, 2019 at 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Merienda: An Afternoon of Filipino & Mexican Food & Stories – June 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jazz Vespers @ St. Andrew's United Church on the North Shore – June 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

July 1, 2019

Mark Buchanan: Pedestrian – Keeping Pace with the Three-Mile-an-Hour God – July 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

July 3, 2019

Regen: Simon Gau – July 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chad Wriglesworth: Contemporary Poetry & the Complexities of Human Experience – July 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

July 4, 2019

Agamemnon by Aeschylus – July 4, 2019 - July 6, 2019 at All Day
Burning Ones Conference 2019 : The Convocation – July 4, 2019 - July 6, 2019 at All Day

July 5, 2019

Celebration of Life for MP Mark Warawa – July 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dean Pinter: The Book of Acts – God's Story & Our Story – July 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

July 6, 2019

Love My City Week (Tri-Cities) – July 6, 2019 - July 13, 2019 at All Day
Love My City Week (Tri-Cities): Pitt Meadows United Church Painting – July 6, 2019 - July 7, 2019 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Race for the Ridge – July 6, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Richmond Community Day – July 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July 7, 2019

Love My City Week (Tri-Cities): Lions Park Clean Up – July 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

July 8, 2019

Kickers Soccer Camp – July 8, 2019 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lunchtime Concert: Tracy Fehr - Stories from North Africa – July 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Flo Soccer Camp – July 8, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ROAR: FREE Kids Camp: Life is Wild and God is Good! – July 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Love My City Week (Tri-Cities): Robinson Memorial Park Cemetery Clean Up – July 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hymn Festival – July 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
John Walton: Lost World of the Israelite Conquest – July 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

July 9, 2019

Love My City Week (Tri-Cities): Oxford Cemetery Clean Up – July 9, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Love My City Week (Tri-Cities): Citadel Heights Clean Up – July 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Love My City Week (Tri-Cities): Lafarge Lake Clean Up – July 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July 10, 2019

Faculty Roundtable: Practicing Hospitality in a Modern Church – July 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Love My City Week (Tri-Cities): Mundy Park Clean Up – July 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Regen: Mental Wellness - Unfiltered – July 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Paul Stevens: Investing in Heaven - the Ultimate Use of Money – July 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

July 11, 2019

Canadian Viewpoints: Concealed and Revealed – July 11, 2019 - July 12, 2019 at All Day
DivorceCare (ongoing, several locations) – July 11, 2019 - January 7, 2020 at All Day
Dennis T.W. Ng: A Faith that Enables People to be the Ambassador of Harmony Under Globalization - a Theology in the Context of Contemporary China – July 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Love My City Week (Tri-Cities): Shoreline Trail Clean Up – July 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July 12, 2019

BC Christian Ashram: Refreshing Revival in Christ Jesus – July 12, 2019 - July 14, 2019 at 12:00 am
Unplanned (movie) – July 12, 2019 - July 19, 2019 at All Day
Love My City Week (Tri-Cities): Coquitlam Crunch Encouragement & Clean Up – July 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lights for Liberty – July 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

July 13, 2019

Whole Way House: Amazing Race to the Family Picnic – July 13, 2019 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
MHM Book Launch: Women in Ministry Leadership by Doug Heidebrecht – July 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

July 14, 2019

Canada in Crisis Prayer Gathering – July 14, 2019 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

July 15, 2019

Film Night for Cambodia: Don't Think I've Forgotten – Cambodia's Lost Rock & Roll – July 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Andy Crouch: Putting Technology in its Proper Place – July 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

July 17, 2019

Now and Then – July 17, 2019 - August 8, 2019 at All Day
Faculty Roundtable: How Do Stories Shape Our Lives? – July 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Now and Then: Opening Reception – July 17, 2019 at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
DivorceCare Summer 2019 (Wednesday evenings) – July 17, 2019 - September 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Regen: Erin Larose (Home Church, Red Deer, AB) – July 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barbara Armacost: Justice, Advocacy & the Redemptive Power of Law – Are We Asking Law to Do Too Much (Or Too Little) in a Broken World? – July 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

July 18, 2019

Mission Possible Tour – July 18, 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

July 19, 2019

Film & Faith Evening: The Apostle – July 19, 2019 at 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm

July 20, 2019

Postmodern Urban Spaces: A City Tour – July 20, 2019 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

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