April 2017 Newsletter

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Birds! Birds! Birds!

Still Moon is partnering up with Vancouver Bird Week and other organizations and individuals to celebrate Vancouver Bird Week May 6th-13th! Check out our workshops below, as well as other great events around the city here.

Words for Birds

Learn about Vancouver City Birds! Join us for an exciting workshop with community artists Cathy Stubington and Carmen Rosen and Fresh Local Poets, Jami Macarty and Kevin Spenst.

Write poetry, make puppets, explore movement and sound.  Bird Blurbs, bird quizzes, bird poems on sticks. Pick a bird to learn about, find out what their beaks do, where do they like to live? Explore their movements and learn their songs. A multitude of activities to choose from, or try them all. At the end of the workshop we’ll flock together to make a little parade, led by one of the candidates for Vancouver City Bird… which one will it be? To be announced at the Bird Week Celebration at Creekside Community Centre May 13th!

Workshop #1
Roundhouse Community Centre
May 6th 2:00 – 4:00PM

Workshop #2
Hillcrest Community Centre
May 7th 2:00 – 4:00PM

Workshop #3
Renfrew Community Centre
May 11th 3:30 – 5:30PM

Workshop #4
Troutlake Community Centre
May 13th 10:00 – 12:00PM

Bird Week Celebration
Creekside Community Centre
May 13th 5:30PM – 7:00PM

Crow Curiosity Bike Ride

Join us for a short, meandering ride on to investigate and learn about crows. We will be checking out their territories, visiting the roost, and begin to understand what the birds are actually saying. There are over 20,000 crows living in Vancouver, Burnaby and surrounding cities that are thriving in the urban habitats we have created and this will be a great opportunity to explore their wise ways of living.

This ride is co-presented for Vancouver Bird Week by Still Moon Arts Society and HUB, and will be hosted by RedSara. If you have binoculars bring them along, but not necessary.

Max 20 people. Please register here, and if you register please come so that you don’t take a spot from someone who wants to be there.

May 8, 7:00 -9:00PM
Begin: Slocan Park Field House in Vancouver
End: Crow Roost (near Gilmore Skytrain) in Burnaby

Birds, bikes, the feeling of flying through the air: what a wonderful world! See you there. Questions? Contact Sara: redsara@gmail.com

RedSara has been leading the Crow Roost Twilight Bike Ride in Vancouver and Burnaby for 5 years. She has studied and is tuned in to the mysteries of bird “language” and is a former Lead Instructor with Soaring Eagle Nature School. She’ll be joined here by HUB Burnaby Committee ride support.

Work with Still Moon this Summer!

We are looking to hire 4 summer student positions this summer who are passionate about working with the arts, environment, and/or community. The deadline to apply is April 27th, with interviews on May 2nd and May 4th. Please see below for the job postings and send your resume and cover letter to crecienbencio@gmail.com.

As these positions are supported by the Canada’s Summer Jobs Grant, all applicants must either aged 15 to 30 years old who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

 

Communications Coordinator

This position will work with the Artistic Director, members of the Still Moon Arts Board and Communications Committee, and the summer team. It is designed to fulfill the administrative and outreach needs of the Society, while catering to the goals of the summer student. Through this job, the student will be able to support and build a deeper understanding of the daily administrative and artistic tasks required to run a small non-profit community arts organization.

Moon Festival Administrative Assistant

This position will work with the Artistic Director of Still Moon Arts, the Moon Festival Director, members of the Still Moon Arts Board, and the summer team. It is designed to support the administrative and event planning needs of the Society while catering to the goals of the summer student. Through this job, the student will be able to build a deeper understanding of the daily administrative and artistic tasks required to run a small non-profit community arts organization and our major event of the year, which will be based on Birds for Canada’s 150th.

Fund Developer

This position will work with the Artistic Director of Still Moon Arts, the Moon Festival Director, members of the Still Moon Arts Board, and the summer team. It is designed to support the funding needs of the Society and the fundraising ideas of the Board, while catering to the goals and skills of the summer student. Through this job, the student will be able to build a deeper understanding of the daily administrative, budgeting, and artistic tasks required to run a small non-profit community arts organization.

Stewardship Eco-Art Assistant

This position will work with the Artistic Director and the Still Moon Arts summer team focused on the Renfrew Ravine. It is designed to support artistic and/or scientific endeavors of the student, with opportunities for the student to utilize their interests and existing skillset. The summer student will be mentored by a variety of stakeholders, artists, and citizen scientists with expertise in event planning, ecology, and art.