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Rising Above - Sunnyside 2013 Flood Project

We’re creating another show with Trickster Theatre; this year we’re focusing on the Calgary Floods of 2013 and the stories of our community as we work to rebuild.

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Rising Above - Sunnyside 2013 Flood Project


Leading up to the residency week, our students will be involved with interviewing the community and gathering video and photo accounts of last year’s flooding in Calgary, and specifically in the community of Sunnyside. These stories will then form the basis of a performance exploration with Trickster Theatre; the culminating performance will occur on the one year anniversary of our school’s evacuation.

  • Full Project Summary

    The Alberta Floods of 2013 were the worst in the province’s history. More than 100 000 people were displaced by the rising waters, and many homes and communities were devastated. A total of 32 states of local emergency were declared over the course of the flood, and the total damages are estimated to have been around $1.7 Billion.

    However, in the aftermath of all of this, communities in Alberta pulled together remarkably well to help one another rebuild. One family put a handmade poster on their lawn saying “we lost some stuff, but we gained a community”.

    Our project with Trickster Theatre intends to focus on that idea of community and the importance of resilience and connectivity as we continue to work to rebuild what was lost.

  • Project Outcome

    Our project is a youth-driven initiative that aims to connect the students and the community and to build connectivity following the flooding of 2013.

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    Only a school site admin can set up new projects. Ask you teacher to get help in setting up a project page. Once set up you can write blog articles to support your project. 

    New Projects can be of many types: an event, a take action project, a study, or a Trickster Residency.

  • What is Trickster Theatre

    Trickster Theatre hosts weeklong residencies in Alberta schools. We help create an original show with up to 500 actors - on any theme. We provide the lights, curtains, sounds, costumes, and more! 

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Kids Go Global - Explore, Act, Inspire.

Kids Go Global is a place for Elementary, Junior and Senior High schools to explore Global Issues and then work alone or with NGOs to take action locally and internationally. It also supports students acting out the issues using theatre and provides opportunities to share student work and projects. It is a partnership between schools, NGOs and Trickster Theatre.

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