Faces of the Fraser is an informal opportunity for the community to engage with people on the river to learn more about the role played by the mighty Fraser in our daily lives.
Presentations are followed by a Q&A session. Previous speakers have included local historian Archie Miller, wildlife photographer Fernando Lessa, Fraser River Pilot Mike Armstrong, and Fraser Riverkeeper’s Sadie Caron. These sessions are designed to promote understanding and discussion of the living, working Fraser River.
Please note that in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Faces of the Fraser events will be held digitally until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Carmen Rosen (Still Moon Arts Society) – February 7th
Join us on February 7th at 7pm on Zoom as we welcome Carmen Rosen, founding Artistic Director of the Still Moon Arts Society.
Moving into the Still Creek neighbourhood transformed Carmen from a stilt walking performer and visual artist to a community-engaged artist and environmentalist advocating for the health of the community, the stream, and the salmon. Carmen will discuss her 22-year history working in Renfrew Ravine and with the Still Creek watershed, a tributary of the Fraser River. In 2012, the year after the Brunette fishway was installed at Cariboo Dam, chum salmon returned to spawn in the Vancouver portion of Still Creek for the first time in close to 80 years. The return of the salmon motivated the surrounding community to continue to restore habitat for salmon and create art that engages more people in the conversation about ecosystem restoration.
Still Moon Arts Society’s mission is to inspire vibrant and connected communities by creating artistic experiences and nurturing a passion for nature. In addition to actively stewarding Renfrew Ravine and Still Creek, Still Moon’s signature event is the annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival that brings together the community to celebrate the full moon, cultural diversity, creativity, harvest, and the environment. They also host Colour Me Local Dye Garden, ongoing Ecological Arts programming, and 1-3 year long art projects with guest and in-house artists. Their current special projects are Beaver Pond(er)ing Lodging and Consciousness of Streams.
Registration is by donation and includes a link to the Zoom meeting. As a non-profit charitable organization, the FRDC relies on support from community members like you to develop exhibits and programs that give voice of stories of the Fraser River. Please consider donating to the Discovery Centre HERE, or in-person during your next visit. Thank you!
WHEN: February 7th, 7:00pm. Participants may register for this virtual presentation online, and will be provided a link to the Zoom meeting.
WHO: While everyone is welcome, this presentation is aimed at adult audiences.
COST: Two registration options are available:
- FREE registration option
- Donation registration option – pay what you can.
Please note that in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Faces of the Fraser events will be held online until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
As a non-profit charitable organization, the Fraser River Discovery Centre relies on support from community members like yourselves to develop exhibits and programs that give voice to the stories of the Fraser River. Please consider making a donation to the Discovery Centre HERE, or in-person during your next visit. Thank you!