No foolin’, we’ve made it to April. Hello, Spring!
I admit to my own delight to see the physical signs of Spring in the garden, but I’m also watching an extra spring in the steps of the young people who pass by our house every morning on their way to the nearby school. We’re all excited about what’s ahead…the end of the Spring term for these students…the launch of Huron Waves’ Spring programming uppermost in my mind.
So allow me today to focus on youth by sending everyone the three pages of the pamphlet prepared to alert – and to welcome – educators and their classes to experience GAIA. (If you’ve yet to check the designer’s original video for GAIA for yourself, do use this link: my-earth.org )
Amazingly, because of the generous support of the Rotary Club in Grand Bend, there will be no admittance costs for students and young people to experience GAIA with its supplementary outdoor activities planned for Baldwin Street, immediately north of Trivitt, possible with the co-operation of the South Huron Council.
Even if a young person would like to come back to see GAIA a second time, or to bring parents along, or to experience GAIA outside of a formal school visit, it’s free entrance for that young person from June 1 to July 3. Three cheers for the Grand Bend Rotarians who are making this experience possible!
If you know any educator who should also know of this opportunity, or any young person who should stand under this precise sphere of our world, please share today’s newsletter with your friends and colleagues. Over the fourteen days set aside for school visits during the daytime hours, GAIA can welcome thousands of young people. That’s our goal. Help us if you can!
And be sure you have a visit to Exeter on your own calendar for your own experience, your reflection on our theme, Our Earth/My Responsibilty.
In just a few days I’ll be back in touch with descriptions of the creative programming that will accompany GAIA and will continue to express Huron Waves’ support for underserviced communities in our region. But today, the task is to reach educators with the news of this special offer for them and their students. If you can help us distribute the information, please do so.
Till we’re together again…remember that Music Connects Us.
John A. Miller, Artistic Director