It was great to be back in an elementary school helping to deliver the Stream of Dreams Murals Society watershed education and community art program!
There has been some remote program delivery, and while getting the message across, it doesn’t compare emotionally with being in a school.
With careful protocols, some adjustments to delivery, and repeated and thorough sanitization between each class, today’s sessions went smoothly, and several teachers said they loved the program!
And of course team members, teachers, and students are masked at all times.
Team members are cross-trained to do both the watershed/environment education part of the program, and supervising kids through the Dreamfish painting.
The fish will eventually be installed as a beautiful mural on the school’s chain-link fence to remind students, their families, and the entire neighbourhood that All Drains Lead to Fish Habitat!
We took in the Mini Matsuri (festival) at Nikkei Place in Burnaby, BC, today. It was scaled down due to Covid, but it was still a lot of fun. Great food, displays, and entertainment.
Let’s move on to the food!
Yumi and I split an Okonomi Japadog, split an order of shrimp takoyaki, had one sweet red bean taiyaki each, and split an order of gyoza.
Don’t think we’ll need to cook any dinner today!
Yumi and I checked out the Nikkei Garden Farmer’s Market this morning at the Nikkei National Museum and Culural Centre, just up the hill from our place in south Burnaby, BC.
Yumi got some plants and a bag full of used Japanese novels.
There’s an excellent exhibition in the gallery on women in STEM.
I was angry and sad to come across several of these posters on my walk in SE Burnaby and New Westminster today. They were on the urban trail that runs along the Skytrain tracks between Taylor Park and 22nd St. Station.
Over the last year or two it seems such incidents have been increasing, be it harrassment of women, or of Asians, or. . .
I’m angry that woman and people of colour walk in fear, and sad to find it in my back yard.
I had a lovely evening at the Burnaby Art Gallery chatting with folks about streamkeeping and the Stream of Dreams Murals Society watershed education and art program at the cool Uninterruped VR salmon show.
Gina Chong (ART PROJECT) – Slideshow for the National Day of Action against Anti-Asian Racism – MATURE CONTENT.
This has to be shared for we are all in this together. The hate must stop.
In solidarity. . .