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April 5, 2012

Mr. Henderson’s Students: The Beast / Stone Soup

Mr. Henderson’s Grade 11 History Class at St. John’s-Ravenscourt
April 11, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
The Beast: Stories of Colonization, Exploration, and Determination

Realizing that there was a gap in historical fiction that dealt with early exploration and colonization in Canada, 22 students from St. John’s-Ravenscourt School have taken it upon themselves to fill this void. 

The Beast looks at the exploration beginning with John Cabot in the 15th century until Franklin’s demise in the 19th century.  The short stories are written from a variety of perspectives, from the explorers, first nations and indigenous people, women, and the marginalized. 

The Beast is an exercise in student autonomy, by which students are creating and furthering their knowledge and then applying it in order to affect change in their society. The Beast represents the landscape, European greed, the concept of the Northwest Passage, and a past that still needs to be reconciled.

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Stone Soup Story Café
April 13, 7:00 pm in the Atrium 

The soup’s on for Friday nights. Winnipeg’s oldest free-for-all storytelling group is coming to McNally’s. Come and taste the soup, or add an ingredient of your own. Whatever you bring will make a more delicious soup. There will be an experienced teller/host each night to help us get cooking.

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

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