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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sinead O'Connor - This Is To Mother You

Friday, May 20, 2016

Press Release- Harbourfront Centre May 21-23, 2016

HarbourKIDS: Circus, May 21–23

HarbourKIDS: Circus will take over the site with all things circus-arts related, all weekend long.
Partnering with local circus artists and curators this three-day festival will leave spectators of all ages gasping in awe, doubling over with laughter and even joining in.


Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, M5J 2G8


Saturday, May 21 from 11am to 5pm
Sunday, May 22 from 11am to 5pm
Monday, May 23 from 11am to 5pm


Sea to Sky Circus Show               
May 21: 1:30pm-2:20pm, 4:00pm-4:50pm, May 22: 1:30pm-2:20pm, 4:00pm-4:50pm,
May 23: 1:30pm-2:20pm, 4:00pm-4:50pm
Curated by Femmes du Feu, the Sea to Sky Circus Show offers something for the whole family - aerial silks, trapeze, dancing mermaids, clowns, acrobatics, break-dancing, vaudeville comedy and more.

The Animal Show
May 21: 11am-5pm, May 22: 11am-5pm, May 23: 11am-5pm
A dance theatre piece where dancers transform into animals, performing and interacting with the audience. Experience this modern day take on the animal show where the hierarchy of human to animal is broken down, and the animals lead us in quirky, exuberant and sometimes thrilling feats of the imagination.

Magic with Mike Correira
May 21: 1pm-1:45pm, May 22 1pm-1:45pm
Anything goes in Mike Correira’s entirely unique magic show. This comedy magician uses lots of audience involvement, mime and mind reading techniques, sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

For further information on HarbourKids: Circus, please visit  or call Harbourfront Centre at 416-973-4000.

Jennie Benjamins
Office: 416-973-4381

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Book Review: A Gentle Habit written by Cherie Dimaline

Book Review: A Gentle Habit
By: Christine Smith McFarlane

Imagine as a little girl there’s a bead quarry in your elementary school yard, no one knows where the beads come from but take great delight in digging them up every day and collecting them. Never realizing that the beads come from an unlikely source- another girl who is classified as a misfit and a victim of fellow classmates bullying.

Or what about the mundane fellow who lives in a cockroach infested bachelor apartment and is not only addicted to crack but addicted to words and finds pleasure in ripping up pieces of files at his equally boring job as a file clerk and eating words like they are actual pills to make himself high  to get himself through the day. Within this story, you are drawn into how an addict’s brain can possibly work-wanting more and more but never being really satisfied. “The urge to pop each of them into my mouth is overwhelming. I want to suck on them, hear them clatter against my fillings like forks dropped into a sink.” The file clerk- Mr. Moriarty asks himself “How can I carry out my job when I have taken to cannibalizing it?

A Gentle Habit follows the success of Metis writer Cherie Dimaline’s other two books Red Rooms and The Girl Who Grew A Galaxy and is a collection of six short stories that are characters trying to make it a world that they don’t necessarily fit into. Some of the stories leave you feeling sad, intrigued and have you feeling a myriad of other feelings as you delve into each new diverse character and balance delicately in the journey that each character takes you on.

Published by Kegedonce Press, A Gentle Habit is 178 pages long.