Everyone Knows a Story

Storytelling event will support three local causes

K.L. Kivi will be one of many story-tellers at Everyone Has a Story on Sunday

Everyone Knows a Story, an evening of storytelling on December 4 at 7 pm in Nelson, will support three important local causes: Kootenay Co-operative Radio (KCR), the Selem’s Children Fund, and the St. Saviour’s Boiler Replacement Fund.

The evening will feature a diverse array of storytellers from across the region, including Anna Purcell, Anne Degrace, Taress Alexis, Judy Wapp, Anthony Sanna, KL Kivi, Nicole Purvis, Rania Kassem, and Bobbie Ogletree.

Jocelyn Carver will host the evening, and Sinixt Elder Marilyn James will provide a welcome. The event will take place at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral, 791 Ward St.

Selem, a refugee from Eritrea, has been living in Nelson since June 2015. She has applied to be reunited with her five children and three grandchildren who are in Ethiopia and Eritrea respectively. However, the reunification process has been very slow, and in the meantime her four youngest children need ongoing financial help to cover the costs of food, rent, and school. A group of friends of Selem’s have formed the Selem’s Children Fund and found a reliable channel to send much-needed funds to the children.

The fund plans to help the children with costs until Selem’s application to bring them to Canada has been processed. Donations will be accepted at the event.

St. Saviours Pro-Cathedral has been fundraising for some time to raise a large sum of money to replace their aging boiler system. St. Saviours Boiler Replacement Fund volunteers will have goodies available at the event and will also take donations in support of their project.

Kootenay Co-op Radio is a co-operatively owned, listener-supported community media source which invites people living in the West Kootenay region to actively participate in the process of creating news, entertainment and culturally relevant programming, with an emphasis on local issues and concerns.

KCR receives no operational funding and is supported by its members, local businesses, and fundraising events like this one. KCR will have an information and membership table at the event.

Tickets are available at the door, $10 for KCR members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for children under 12.

 

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