Looking for Intelligent Life in and Around Chaleur Bay – Baie de Chaleurs Guest Author:Pedro Hennessey, prospector (without license) extraordinaire First, let us begin with a few definitions.…
December … A time of waiting … Hoping … Hopping? No, Easter is time for hopping. December is a time for hope … For some of us … That next year will be better. It has b…
Source: Waiting for 2017
The new buzzis Social Enterprise.
Money to same old I’d guess
Well you see George the way it is is the way it always was and the way it will always be
Him who got, gets more.
No no no … social entrepreneurs need not apply unless said social entrpreneurs are approved by Chambers of Commerce.
Government likes Chambers of Commerce.
I have a feeling Government does not support social enterprise unless it is connected to “same olds” like Chambers of Commerce … Proof is in the pudding.
Besides … Why not ask ACOA … Ask what they are doing to encourage social enterprise.
Art? Support of Art and Artists and musicians. Heeee heeee heee you are just too funny, George.
Bathurst auditions are now over.
Best of wishes to all the young people who will be competing in the Battle of the Arts Competition finals taking place in Fredericton in November. More information on this competition may be found on the website http://www.battleofthearts.ca
And the FB page
Apparently auditions were held in Bathurst on August 15. If there was any local media coverage I am sorry to say I missed it.
I guess there must have been coverage since MAX 104 is a sponsor.
I think an art activity that encourages youth to stand up for their rights is of benefit to all of us.
Although I am an independent artist living in the area of Bathurst, New Brunswick, I myself am well beyond the age of youth competitions. However I have an open-to-the-public studio space at 212 St. Andrew Street in downtown Bathurst where I go to work three days a week and other artists are welcome to drop by.
An accident and the resulting surgury has curtailed my studio work over much of the last two months but I’ve tried to remain open and I expect to be walking again by December 1st.
I am a real people person, very familiar with the Bathurst business community, having written many stories and articles for a local home-owned newspaper in the past. I am also interested in womens’ poverty and unemployment issues and this is what I try to bring into my artwork.
Although an art competition would be a rather rare occurrence in Bathurst, the spirit of competition is quite alive here. Fair weather soccer and bike rallies, cold weather hockey, and the dozens of trophies that adorn local rec-rooms attest to the fact that Bathurst people have an active sense of competition.
The more I think about this culture of competition the more I wonder why some people are watchers, some are joiners and some are neither.
One type of competition I’d love to see would be job openings that offer decent wages and are not restricted to only those who are welfare or EI recipients. I’m sure this would excite local interest and bring in plenty of joiners.
I wonder too whether there is any way that non-violence fits into this picture of a competitive community. Would people get along better? Would people have more respect for their neighbour’s property?
Each article I read on this website is an encouraging reminder that there are still people who believe in peace and write about it and try to live peaceful lives without giving up on the rest of the human race.
Today I was reminded that if non-violence is something we learn then maybe we seniors could all be teachers and help our young people learn about non-violence as a way of life.
Some question I might ask young people:
What is non-violence?
Are we born as non-violent beings?
Is non-violence something we learn?
If so, where do we learn non-violence?
How do we learn to be non-violent
What are the effects of arts, entertainment, games, sports?
Do these encourage us to be non-violent?
What about competitions?
Does the urge to fame and fortune allow us to be non-violent?
What about the need to compete in the job-market?
If we are a member of some team, is it a non-violent team that we have chosen to join?
As individuals are we confident enough to stand up for the right to be non-violent?
My idea of Job Share is as follows.
I see a great job that I’d love to have but I don’t have the qualifications or background or the hundred other attributes that employers usually demand.
October 1, 2015 and I just found what looks like a great fob for someone
Not me I tell you
Not for me
I am an artist
You will agree
My cup of tea
But for someone
A Bathurst job
Paying good wages
Is such a dream
An artist job
Can this be true?
Just will not do
My dream job is in Toronto. Like any good Canadian I love Montreal. But I love Toronto even more and would be so happy to live there.
So, why do I mention it? Because I was born to share I guess. My need to share comes out of years of experience. No, I am not speaking about actual paying-job experience. I’ve had little enough of that. I mean the sort of experience one gets from years of job-hunting, groveling before gatekeepers and volunteering help wherever and whenever I have seen a real need.
If I were a salesman I might tell you that you’d better jump at this job since the offer is only open for one or two more days. Sigh, how many times have we heard that one?
So … My name is Sharon (I love how that sounds like sharin’) and here is the dream job I found today.
And why would I need a job, some might ask. Don’t I already have so much to do in my lovely studio at 212 St Andrew Street in Bathurst? Yes, but like most artists I am unable to make a living by my art. While I love what I do, winter is coming, NBPower rates will be going up and the studio will be getting cold. Already I must wear a warm sweater and leg warmers. Soon I will be wearing gloves to work as I did when I rented my studio at the Doucet-Hennessy House a few years back. This year I am presented with an additional challenge. A broken leg keeps me somewhat immobile and unable to move around enough to keep warm while I am working.
Unsigned piece of art