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W.A. Day Elementary

Winter for Dummies - How the Canadians Live in the North

Trickster Theatre logoOur students at W.A. Day School will work with professional artists from Trickster Theatre for one week to create an original performance based around our theme.

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Winter for Dummies - How the Canadians Live in the North


W.A.Day School is a rural based school with 327 students, Kindergarten to Grade 5. 120 of these students are First Nations hailing from the Piikani Nation to the west and the Kainai Nation to the south.

Our students, teachers, and staff are very excited to work with Trickster Theatre in the 2017-18 school year to put on our show on Winter for Dummies: How Canadians live in the North.

We greatly appreciate your help and look forward to sharing our finished work with you!

  • Full Project Summary

    W.A. Day students will create stories that show the humour in the long Canadian winter.

    We will look at topics such as: the winter solstice and the long, dark nights; Blackfoot storytelling; hockey and its history (including the game played by First Nation’s people which was similar to lacrosse); kitchen parties where the music steams the windows; the constant talk about the weather and going south; the outdoor activities that require 40 pounds of clothing; knitting as an extreme winter sport; and the creative way parents keep their children from going crazy.

    The second part of this residency will be the creation of video essays by the students. In these essays, we will ask students what Canada means to them. The video essay will be shot by a videographer from Trickster Theatre, who will then edit and distribute the videos on the Kids Go Global platform.

  • Project Outcome

    Exploring the theme A Survival Guide for a Canadian Winter For Dummies in a theatre residency will have many benefits for the students and the staff. A great deal of learning for young children comes through play. It is important for children to be directly involved in the creation and realization within their learning. It is more meaningful and definitely more fun.


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