The DDCDC’s 4th ‘Celebrating Community Success’ Round Dance on November 15, 2013 was a great evening of dancing, laughing and celebrating. Thank you to all the Elders, special guests, singers and families who came out. A well deserved special thanks goes out to the volunteers who helped out, including the wonderful staff at White Buffalo Youth Lodge.
St. Paul’s Hospital’s Healing Arts Program brings the arts to patients and families as a form of expression when words fail. Works of art are displayed on the walls as well as the ceilings of the hospital. The painted ceiling tiles have become a colorful form of expression and a popular site in the hospital.
Within the hospital, Healing Arts Program Artist-in-Residence Marlessa Wesolowski works from a mobile studio and at patients bedsides. Through partnerships with core neighborhood organizations, local schools and through mentorships, the program’s benefits reach into the surrounding community.
In recognition of contributions to the Healing Arts program, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors Chair Colleen Cameron-Bergan presented a logo ceiling tile to the DDCDCs Board of Directors. The tile will be on display at the hospital.
DDCDC is looking forward to the upcoming Mayor’s Cultural Gala this Saturday, September 21, 2013. This event is in support of the Saskatoon Community Foundation (SCF). The SCF’s vision is to make Saskatoon the best community in which to live.