Fundraiser for Cowichan Campus Bursary & Scholarship Fund

September 12, 2007 - 8:10am

By Helene Demers

A fundraiser for Malaspina University-College’s Cowichan campus Bursary and Scholarship Fund takes place Saturday, September 22, 7 pm at the Mercury Theatre in Duncan.

Puente Theatre presents Chili Con Carne & Emergence, the journey of Kwakwaka’wakw poet Krystal Cook. She uses movement, mask, sound and spoken word to explore and celebrate the emergence of voice. She reflects and shares poignant experiences that have shaped and influenced her world view.

Emergence examines Krystal’s role as a poet. The journey takes her from a tribal fishing village to the big city and investigates the spiritual tests and victories she encounters in her desire to become whole amidst colliding world views. The play speaks to and questions her experience with the residue left behind from residential school.

Emergence is a step towards creating and affirming earthbased theatre that honours ancestral forces and connections to spirit, land and family.

Donations for this presentation will be accepted at the door. Proceeds will benefit Malaspina University-College Cowichan Campus Bursary & Scholarship Fund. For more information call (250) 370-1742 or visit

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