Three Powerful Events in One Weekend

This weekend there are so many good things going on in our city. I’m one of the hosts of CBC RadioActive’s InCrowd, where it’s my job to say ‘here’s what you should check out in the arts scene this weekend’. That job gets a lot harder come summer.

For those of you interested in the power of art for social change, the choice is easy this weekend. Bleeding Heart is involved with not one, but THREE incredible events on Saturday (and beyond) that you won’t want to miss.

HOME - A Conversation on Displacement and the Refugee Crisis 

The HOME exhibit is a beautiful reflection on the immigrant experience curated by Edmonton Islamic youth and young adults organization, The Green Room. It’s moving. It’s timely. It’s participatory. It sparks conversations.

Saturday at noon, they are hosting a more formal conversation on Displacement and the Refugee Crisis as part of their community conversation series. This will begin at 12 noon in the Sanctuary of St.Faith’s Anglican Church, just across the street from Bleeding Heart Art Space at 11725 93rd street.

More info? Sure thing!

Reconciliation Songs: Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories

In the second last sharing event of our outdoor community art installation, Reconciliation Songs brings together Edmonton musicians and storytellers to share stories of reconciliation in musical form. 

I’ll be joined by musicians Spencer Ford, Alana Levandoski, Ian Porteous, Karen Shepherd. Our afternoon will begin with a smudge and prayer offered by Cree elders.

More details on Facebook at

The Medicine Stories Audio Experience

Our team has been recording stories of reconciliation from a myriad of Edmontonians impacted by the racial and cultural divides in our nation. Those stories can now be experienced through your smartphone on-site at Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories.

Get details on how to use the free Detour App to embark on this listening experience at

This Audio Experience and the Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories installation will remain on-site at 118th ave and 92nd street until June 21, when we will hold a special National Aboriginal Day closing ceremony starting at 1 PM.

See you on the Ave this weekend as we witness how ‘beauty will save the world’. 

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