Message From Artistic Director John Miller
July 1 – Canada Day. My intention had always been to focus this newsletter on our national anthem. We’ll get to that spotlight in a moment, but first, I feel compelled to reflect on the tragedies that are currently breaking our collective hearts and dimming the glow of what would otherwise be a stellar Canada Day.
Over our country – in fact, over us all as individual Canadians – hangs a pall that reminds us of the lost Indigenous children whose resting places are being found and respected up to a hundred years later. Let’s be honest and admit that the treatment of these youngsters is a stain on the goodness and the inclusivity that I hope marks Canada Day 2021.
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