Archive for 'Culture & Events'

Growing up in foster care, Kooshet tells tale

Growing up in foster care, Kooshet tells tale

  By Michael Christianson Lisa Kooshet was the special guest storyteller at DAARN and the Dryden Public Library’s Living library last week and she had a lifetime of tales to derive from. Kooshet recalled her early [...]

A first look at DHS Drama’s High School Musical 2

By Sarah McCarthy Students at Dryden High School have been hard at work since October preparing for this year’s drama production of High School Musical 2. With the performance dates fast approaching, Drama teacher and executive [...]

An evening of wartime nostalgia in Last Train to Nibroc

An evening of wartime nostalgia in Last Train to Nibroc

  By Michael Christianson A travelling production of The Last Train to Nibroc rolled into the Centre last week for the Dryden Entertainment Series. The two-person play was put on by the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre [...]

Beating the winter blues

Beating the winter blues

  By Michael Christianson Last week grade 3-8 students at St. Joseph’s school took a day to beat the winter blues. The one-day program at the school was designed to help students enhance their physical, social [...]

Feeding the fire – Author Joseph Boyden speaks to DHS students about finding their passion

Feeding the fire – Author Joseph Boyden speaks to DHS students about finding their passion

By Sarah McCarthy Canadian author and champion of Indigenous peoples Joseph Boyden spoke to high school students in Dryden last week about inspiration, overcoming depression and finding purpose and passion. Boyden used the concept of the [...]

A year in the life of Sean Wood

A year in the life of Sean Wood

  By Sarah McCarthy The Dryden High School Library was packed last Friday during lunchtime for DARRN’s presentation of “Living Library” showcasing student Sean Wood. Students, staff and community members dedicated an hour of their time [...]

Ibrahim: It’s easy to take Canada’s opportunities and sense of security for granted

Ibrahim: It’s easy to take Canada’s opportunities and sense of security for granted

  By Michael Christianson The Dryden Anti Racism Network welcomed Dr. Ghada Ibrahim to their Living Library last week. Ibrahim was born and raised in Kuwait to Palestinian parents until Iraq invaded the country leaving her [...]

Everything Fitz

Everything Fitz

By Michael Christianson The Centre felt like a barnburner of a hoedown on Saturday night as Everything Fitz got the crowd into the spirit with their talented fiddles. Everything Fitz is a family band consisting of [...]

Wasaya’s Santa Run celebrates 19th year

Wasaya’s Santa Run celebrates 19th year

By Jennifer Parsons, Northern Sun News For children around the world Santa Claus arrives at their homes on the eve of Dec. 24. For children in many northern First Nation communities the past two months have [...]

Finnish exchange student gives talk

Living Library came to the Dryden High School last week for a special lunchtime presentation by Katarina Narhinen. Narhinen is an exchange student from Finland currently attending DHS. She spoke about her home country and its [...]