Campbell River, British Columbia
Museum at Campbell River

We welcome Thelma Silkens as one of our columnists, she will be writing about Campbell River's past and present,
as she works for the local museum and will be entertaining us with stories of days gone by and current offerings by the museum.

Museum at Campbell River: Upcoming events

MONKS & TROUBADOURS Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm
Learn about music from the Middle Ages and enjoy a collection of Medieval music and song on contemporary recordings.
Instructor: Sandy Havelaar Cost: $12


OPENING & RECEPTION Sunday, Feb. 13, 1 pm - 4 pm
Displays, films and entertainment for all ages.

FILMS Thursday, Feb. 17, Noon & 7 pm
A selection of award winning multicultural films by independent filmmakers.

Japanese style flower display and demonstrations by students of the Sogetsu School dressed in colourful kimonos.

Ikebana enhances the Museum

The many benefits of cultural diversity in B.C. are the focus of Multiculturalism Week, February 13-19.
Like organizations across the province, our Museum is hosting events that week which emphasize cross cultural appreciation and understanding. One of these is Ikebana: Spectacle for the Millennium. On February 19
Yoko Jensen and her students in the Sogetsu Ikebana School of Japanese Flower Arranging will create and display exquisite floral arrangements in the Museum foyer.
Ikebana is a Japanese word that means flower arranging. It is an art form with origins dating back to the
6th Century. In Japan there are eight different recognized schools of flower arranging, of which the Sogetsu School, founded in 1927, is the most recent. The Sogetsu School is also the most unconventional; it ventures beyond the use of strictly flowers and plant materials and is limited only by space and imagination.
Yoko and her graduate students will also decorate the Museum foyer for the United Nations proclaimed Day for the Elimination of Racism, March 21. On that date, guest speaker Dr. Midge Ayukawa will give an illustrated presentation Explaining the Silence describing the Japanese Canadian experience and the political and social climate preceding, during and following their "evacuation" from the west coast.
From March through May, the Museum's Fletcher Challenge Canada Gallery will host a travelling exhibit Unearthed from the Silence based on the excavation of pre-World War II Japanese Canadian artifacts from the Steveston area at the mouth of the Fraser River. The Sogetsu School plans to maintain a small, changing flower display beside the guest book throughout the length of the exhibit.

-with thanks to Michele Morton, Ikebana Coordinator,
for providing this information

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