Director, Canada Council for the Arts in Dawson City

It’s a busy weekend for me. Today, Robert Sirman, who was appointed Director of the Canada Council for the Arts in June 26, 2006, is visiting Dawson City. I will be hosting him at the Berton House this afternoon at 4pm, followed by a reception at KIAC — Klondike Institute of Art and Culture — which I really need to talk about, but in another post.

I wanted my friend Lulu to be here, but she will be out of town, (best of luck). However, Dan Davidson, Walking the rivereditor and writer for the Klondike Sun is coming over and I’m sure Mr. Sirman will have people with him as well. It will be a thrill to meet the man who heads the Canada Council. Without that organization, I wouldn’t be here, and a lot of artists and writers across the country wouldn’t be able to do what they do best: create.

On Saturday, Dawson City is holding a health day and I will lead a workshop on creativity for the Women’s shelter. After that, I’ll dash across town to the Commissioner’s Tea, an event open to everyone, being held at the stately old Commissioner’s House on Front Street.

In the evening, there is a ball, which I’m going to skip in favour of soaking up some live music in town. A great weekend lies ahead.

Director Canada Council Bob Sirman at Berton House

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