Thanks to our team organizer, Dave Leonard, we fielded our first Green Wood sports team at the recent Slow-Pitch Tournament, in Grafton, ON, to benefit the Salvation Army's homeless outreach program. We were contenders--well, we won one of our games, but we had great jerseys! Thanks to Mystic Signs for hooking us up with great fashions. There is much discussion about reassembling a team next season.
Green Wood Coalition is pleased to present the acclaimed play, To Shut the Mouths of Lions, for one night only on Saturday, October 1 at Port Hope's Capitol Theatre.
To Shut the Mouths of Lions is an original play written and directed by long-time Northumberland Players member, Dave Clark. Nominated for The Carol Bolt Award for new plays in 2016, the play tackles important and difficult subject matter in a compassionate and insightful way, using humour, pathos and drama in its portrayal of a family burdened by secrets and assumptions.
The action occurs over Boxing Day as the autocratic William McBride, faced with his own demons, fumbles to connect with his two alienated sons – one of whom is gay. The family dynamics are recognizable in both their poignancy and humour, as this timely story unfolds.
All proceeds from the performance will go to Green Wood Coalition, with thanks to Cameco for their support.
Tickets are available through the Capitol Theatre Box Office.
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Through Green Wood Coalition, our friend Sayed Sharifi found community and a place to belong after moving to Port Hope, five years ago. This past weekend, he was able to act as a welcoming host and cultural interpreter for Syrian refugees, recently immigrated to Northumberland County, who were offered free weekend passes to attend Shelter Valley Folk Festival, near Grafton, ON. The festival added a "peace tent" that provided a quiet location for meditation or prayers. Sayed provided welcoming hospitality and connections that will extend well beyond the festival as these former refugees find a home in our community.
[Sayed is pictured here on a tour of the festival site, during setup.]
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