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Virtual Gold
Online Presentations, Podcasts & Workshops

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Western Gold presents a series of FREE online presentations, podcasts, and creative workshops to help keep you engaged and entertained during these challenging times.

We hope you enjoyed our Virtual Gold programming for Asian Heritage Month!
Huge thanks to Melissa Oei for curating the programs.

This June, join Western Gold in celebration of National Indigenous History Month. We present three Virtual Gold events in partnership with Full Circle: First Nations Performance, curated by Margo Kane.

Read about all the participating artist here


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The Hitchhikers at Home!
Presented in partnership with Full Circle: First Nations Performance

Featuring Jamie Thomson and Dennis Joseph
Friday, June 25 on YouTube

Join the Hitchhikers – Jamie Thomson (Haida Nation) and Dennis Joseph (Squamish Nation), two of the coolest cats we know – on YouTube, as they, along with special guest Brent Joseph, jam some stories with music and mix it up with some laughter. Kick back, relax and get your groove on!

Watch past presentations on our YouTube channel here


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Hope Matters Podcast
Presented in partnership with Full Circle: First Nations Performance

Featuring Lee Maracle, Columpa Bobb, and Tania Carter
Wednesday, June 16 Podcast Launch

Join multiple award-winner Lee Maracle and her daughters Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter as they read from their book Hope Matters, which takes us on the journey of Indigenous people from colonial beginnings to reconciliation. Traditional welcome and song shared by Xwechtaal Dennis Joseph.

Maracle states that the book “is also about the journey of myself and my two daughters.” During their youth, Bobb and Carter wrote poetry with their mother, and eventually they all decided that one day they would write a book together. This book is the result of that dream.

Written collaboratively by all three women, the poems in Hope Matters blend their voices together into a shared song of hope and reconciliation. 

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Tune in to past Virtual Gold podcasts here.


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Plant Walk with Cease Wyss
Friday, June 4 on YouTube 

Presented in partnership with Full Circle: First Nations Performance

Take a virtual plant walk with T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss, ethnobotanist, media artist, educator and activist of Skwxwu7mesh/Stó:lō/Hawaiian/Swiss ancestry. On a sunny spring day, she led Talking Stick Festival Artistic Managing Director Margo Kane on a journey of botanical discovery through Xway Xway (Stanley Park). The legacy of that walk is this compelling, informative video in which Cease shares her extensive plant and forest knowledge, talks about medicines, traditional teachings, and the interconnectedness of nature and the forest.

Creativity has no expiry date! ™

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The Humber Foundation

The McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation

McIlwaine Stewart Family Fund

McLean Foundation

We gratefully acknowledge that we are on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. We deeply thank them for so generously allowing us to live, work, and play on their beautiful lands. 

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