TALES 2015 Storytelling Festival was moved from their old location at Fort Edmonton Heritage Park to the Old Strathcona District. The new location proved to be a huge hit and accessible to the greater public, The Festival kicked off with a packed Story Slam at the Pint Pub on Thursday May 21 with stories of all kinds lined up for the mic. Moving on to the Friday there were school programs in the morning for youth and a workshop later on in the evening for storytellers perfecting their tales.
The Venues for the Saturday and Sunday were: Southside Memorial Chapel, McIntyre Park Tent and the Old Strathcona Library. We heard stories of all kinds and it was a difficult decision as to which venue you wanted to be at next.
The evening concert was a huge success as we heard the story of
In God Knows Where: Marie Anne Lagimodière in Story and Song
Performed by Ruth Stewart-Verger with music by Dean Verger
The first woman of European descent to travel and live west of the Great Lakes, this is the story of Marie-Anne Lagimodière. Hers is a story of adventure, of romance, of a woman breaking all the social boundaries of her day; the story of a woman who changed Canadian history.
What an amazing event and cannot wait until next year!!!