Bordertown

Bordertown 2022 – November 16 – 25

Bordertown is a sample of Sackville’s many festivals, art galleries, local businesses, and restaurants. The Festival is, “about crossing the lines that categorize our community, working together, and celebrating all that this small town has to offer”.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16    

4 :00 PM – Colloquium Musicum – Dark with Excessive Bright: the Instrumental works of Missy Mazzoli presented by the Mount Allison Music Department

Bragg Artist-in-Residence composer and Performer Missy Mazzoli discusses her life as a composer and performer, with a special emphasis on her instrumental music.

Admission is free, all are welcome. At Brunton Auditorium.

www.mta.ca/music

6 pm – 8 pm – Renewal: A Series of Art Workshops – Learn How to Spin Yarn On a Drop Spindle with Denyse Hiscock presented by the Sackville Commons

Drop Spindle spinning is a traditional craft dating back to 1 AD. The drop spindle predates the spinning wheel and since it uses less moving parts, is simpler for beginners who want to learn how to spin their own yarn. This workshop offers an introduction to the composition of wool and how spinning evolved; discusses spinning as necessity, spinning for pleasure; explains the parts of the spindle; discuss single yarn and plies; explains carding wool in preparation for spinning woolen and worsted, and includes demonstration of drop spindle spinning with class learning on their own spindles provided by instructor. This workshop uses natural fibres and emphasizes the connections between where we live and the materials we choose, including sustainability. November 17.

Denyse Hiscock is a fibre artist from Dorchester, NB. She works in hand spinning, hand weaving, knitting, sewing, crochet, rug hooking, embroidery, tatting, nalbinding, natural dyes, commercial dyeing, and pattern making. For nearly twenty years, she worked at the St. James Textile Museum, Dorchester, N.B.

At Sackville Commons, 18 Lorne Street.

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7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Poetry+ Open Mic presented by Town of Sackville Poet Laureate Laura Katherine Watson

A free open mic event for writers of all ages and kinds! Everyone is welcome! Come read your poems, short stories, comics, essays, stand-up comedy, etc.

There will be a projector set up for anyone who wants to present images or videos. Just bring them on a USB or email them in advance to laurawatsonartwork@gmail.com.

Bill Johnstone Memorial Park Activity Centre

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:00 PM – 6 PM – Open Farm Bazaar hosted by Open Sky Co-operative       .

Drop in. Enjoy music, a cup of hot cider, tour the property, and visit the friendly animals. Try DIY Button-Making and crafts. Farm goods and fresh baking will be on sale.

Admission is by donation. At Open Sky Farm 12 Folkins Dr., Sackville

www.openskyco-op.ca

6 pm – 8 pm – Renewal: A Series of Art Workshops – Birch Bark and Porcupine Quill Work with Nicole Porter presented by the Sackville Commons

Birch bark Porcupine quill workshop is a First Nations art form traditionally used among the Mi’kmaq people. using natural material found locally.  Each participant will be creating a Mi’kmaq double curve motif design that will allow you to learn traditional medicine wheel teachings on top of traditional harvest and gathering methods of the natural material being used.  November 16.

Kwe’ Nin teloisi Nicole Porter, niin Oigi Amlamgog. I am the Mi’gmaq Cultural Coordinator for Amlamgog First Nation. I have been working for M’gmaq Child and Family Services since 2018. I graduated from University of Lethbridge with my BA in Native American Studies, History and Geography. I went back to school a few years later to get my License Practical Nurse Diploma. I have worked many years as a Primary Care Nurse in Alberta, until returning back to my community in 207. Upon returning, I felt a huge desire to get reconnected to my culture, so my kids would have that connection as well. My cultural journey began and has brought me to where I am today. By learning my culture and building relationships with other Knowledge Keepers and Elders I am able to help bring back these teachings to my community through ceremony and other cultural activities. Nnumltes.

Nicole Dube teaches traditional arts in the greater Tantramar area. She has taught quill work, beading, basket making workshops in partnership with the Owens Gallery, the Town of Sackville, Fort Folly, Mount Allison University, and through the Artist-in-Residency School Program in New Brunswick.

At Sackville Commons, 18 Lorne Street.

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7:00 PM –Public Talk – From MTV to the Metropolitan Opera: Operatic works by Missy Mazzoli presented by the Mount Allison Music Department

Composer Missy Mazzoli discusses her dramatic works for the stage.

Admission is free, all are welcome. At Brunton Auditorium.

www.mta.ca/music

7:30 PM –Foundries of Sackville NB: The People by Susan Amos presented by Live Bait Theatre

Performance of a play about the Sackville Foundries and the people who worked there, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Enterprise Foundry and 170 years since the founding of the Fawcett Foundry.

Admission by donation. At the Sackville Legion.

www.livebaittheatre.com

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (Moonlight Madness –visit www.facebook.com/events/1173467610046869/ for all the details)

4:00 PM- 8:00 PM Sackville Farmers’ Market Evening Holiday Artisan Market

The Sackville Farmers’ Market is a year-round market that offers an array of locally produced goods to the Tantramar region. The evening artisan market is intended to appeal to holiday shoppers during the Moonlight Madness event showcasing local artisans and crafters.

At the Sackville Commons, 18 Lorne St.

www.sackvillefarmersmarket.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Moonlight Madness Holiday Season Craft Show presented by Live Bait Theatre

Local craft vendors and more.

Free admission. At the Live Bait Studio Theatre, 14 York St.

www.livebaittheatre.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:15 PM – Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by the Town of Sackville

Featuring live music from the Mount Allison Band Society. Santa arrives at 6 pm to magically light the tree, hear Christmas wishes, and accept letters to Santa.

At Bill Johnstone Memorial Park

www.sackville.com

7:30 PM –Foundries of Sackville NB: The People by Susan Amos presented by Live Bait Theatre

Performance of a play about the Sackville Foundries and the people who worked there, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Enterprise Foundry and 170 years since the founding of the Fawcett Foundry.

Admission by donation. At the Sackville Legion.

www.livebaittheatre.com

7:30 PM – Chamber Music Recital presented by the Mount Allison Music Department.

This year’s Bragg Residency concludes with a concert of solo and chamber works by Missy Mazzoli, including her Vespers for voices and chamber ensemble and a solo piano performance by the composer herself.

Single tickets can be purchased at the door: $15 adults; $10 seniors and students; $30 family.  Series subscriptions are also available. All Music Department concerts are free for current Mount Allison students with a valid ID card. At Brunton Auditorium.

www.mta.ca/music

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

             

10:00 AM – 4 PM – The Heart & Pocket Revue Independent Craft Market presented by the Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery

The Heart & Pocket Revue is an independent craft market featuring handmade wares by regional and national artists and artisans. This event includes a special rug-hooking demonstration by Sackville-based artist Libbie Farrell.

Admission is free, masks are mandatory. At the Sackville Legion.

www.owensartgallery.com/owens/heart-pocket-revue/

2:00 PM – Celebration of Town of Sackville Ramsar Accreditation and Canadian Wildlife Service 75th Anniversary

The Town of Sackville and the Canadian Wildlife Service are pleased to invite the public to an event celebrating the Town’s recent accreditation as a Wetland City by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, along with the Wildlife Service’s 75th anniversary. An event featuring short talks, refreshments, unveiling of artworks and certificates, Waterfowl Park tours and other activities will be held.

Admission is free. At the Sackville Visitor Information Centre at 34 Mallard

www.sackville.com

6 pm – 8 pm – Renewal: A Series of Art Workshops – Wild Writing Workshops for Youth with Kayla Geitzler, Moncton Poet Laureate, and Shoshanna Wingate, former Sackville Poet Laureate

Wild writing is about helping youth to capture their authentic voice and discover the heart of their poetry and prose. In these two writing workshops teens will read and discuss prose and poetry from diverse voices and complete fun writing exercises. They will then learn how to be seen and heard by discovering how to represent themselves on the page. Using examples of traditional, experimental, and hybrid forms, youth will learn elements of fine writing, and that play is important to capture the heart of their piece. Created and hosted by Poets Laureate Shoshanna Wingate and Kayla Geitzler, Wild Writing workshops are safe, diverse, and inclusive spaces for differently abled, female-identifying, nonbinary, LGBTQ+ and allies. November 16.

Kayla Geitzler is from Moncton, New Brunswick, which is within Siknikt of the Mi’kma’ki, the traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq People. Named “A Rad Woman of Canadian Poetry”, Kayla is Moncton’s inaugural Anglophone Poet Laureate & host of the Attic Owl Reading Series. Her first book That Light Feeling Under Your Feet was a Calgary Bestseller & finalist for two poetry awards. Kayla is co-editor of Cadence Voix Feminines Female Voices, a multilingual poetry anthology, and co-creator of Poesie Moncton Poetry, an online video archive of Indigenous and Moncton Region poets. She holds an MA in English, Creative Writing and a Diploma in University Teaching. In 2021, she received a Top 20 Under 40 Award from the Moncton Chamber of Commerce for her outstanding dedication to the literary arts.

Shoshanna Wingate is the author of the poetry collection Radio Weather (Véhicule Press) and the chapbook Homing Instinct (Frog Hollow Press). Founding editor of Riddle Fence, her poetry and fiction have been published in a number of literary journals including The New QuarterlyThe Fiddlehead, and Arc Poetry Magazine, as well as the anthologies ibid: a selection of Canadian poetry from All Lit Up, The Montreal Poetry Prize Anthology, and Cadence Voix Feminines Female Voices, a multilingual poetry anthology. She has received grants from ArtsNB, the Canada Council for the Arts, Access Copyright, and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.  She is currently working on a memoir. She served as Poet Laureate of Sackville, New Brunswick from 2019-2022.

At Sackville Commons, 18 Lorne Street.

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7:00 PM – 9 PM – Screening of “Days of Heaven” With Talk by Dr. Konstantinos Koutras presented by the Sackville Cinemateque

The Sackville Cinematheque programs film screenings of cultural, aesthetic, or historical importance. For Bordertown 2022, the Cinematheque will be screening the film “Days of Heaven” (1978), directed by noted auteur Terrence Malick. Lasting roughly two hours, the event will consist of a short talk by programmer and film scholar Dr. Konstantinos Koutras, a short program of coming attractions, and a screening of the feature film.

Admission is free, masks are mandatory. At the Crabtree Auditorium, MTA Campus, 108 Main St

www.sackvillecinematheque.com

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20    

10 am – 12 pm – Renewal: A Series of Art Workshops – Guerrilla Animation for Youth with Peter Stephenson

The goal for this workshop is to learn animation tricks and tools using everyday materials and equipment. It’s unrealistic to teach youth on tools on which they don’t have access. So, this workshop uses the camera from our cell phones, a free app, selfie sticks and inexpensive tripods as well as everyday art and office supplies from the dollar store. A basic primer on technique and tricks will start us off and then, once familiar with the basics, using lo fi techniques and working in small groups, the participants will create small animations. We will then use this foundation to learn how one writes for the medium and focus our writing skills to match some ideas we have for movies, improvising simple scripts and stories, then moving on to editing and storyboarding techniques. We will explore several topics in animation: What are the best ideas for animation? How do you match the animation technique to best accentuate your idea? How, as a budget minded animator can you scale your project to fit your funds? Where can we source materials, equipment and most importantly, ideas.

This workshop will be suitable for youth aged 13-18 (with flexibility of course) and require participants to furnish their own cell phone cameras. A limited number of cameras will be available. All materials will be provided. November 20.

Peter Stephenson is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked primarily in the animation field for the past 25 years. A Fine Arts graduate of Concordia University’s Film program and having studied ceramics and sculpture at NSCAD, Pete has worked in film and television for clients such as IIMAX, the National Film Board of Canada and The Canadian Broadcast Corporation. He has directed shorts and has exhibited during Halifax’s Nocturne. As an educator, Pete has taught animation at NSCAD University, provided workshops through Viewfinders Film Festival and the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts as well as under his own company, Animation Express. Although he has specialized in an immersive stereoscopic style using the SANDDE  stereoscopic animation system, he loves working in Stop Motion animation as well as more experimental, handmade forms. Pete presently works at Open Sky Co-operative as a mentor and media specialist as well as operating a coffee truck (deus Ex Macina) with his wife.

At Sackville Commons, 18 Lorne Street.

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1 pm – 3 pm – Renewal: A Series of Art Workshops – Alterna-Ts with Derrick Dixon

This workshop is designed to introduce youth to several no-sew, at-home techniques they can apply to personalize and re-invent their own clothing.  These techniques are thought out to be relatively affordable and to be done without a sewing machine requiring very basic materials.  Youth of all abilities are encouraged to participate (please let us know of any support you may require) and techniques and clothing will not be limited by gender. This workshop considers repurposing clothing as an alternative to fast fashion, which contributes significantly to climate change. November 20.

Derrick Dixon is a queer multi-disciplinary artist who runs a local vintage resale business, Hounds of Vintage and ran housed a gallery space, Ninth Wave Gallery, which held several curated exhibitions and events. They graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

At Sackville Commons, 18 Lorne Street.

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2:00 PM –Foundries of Sackville NB: The People by Susan Amos presented by Live Bait Theatre

Performance of a play about the Sackville Foundries and the people who worked there, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Enterprise Foundry and 170 years since the founding of the Fawcett Foundry.

Admission by donation. At the Sackville Legion.

www.livebaittheatre.com

7 pm – 8:30 pm – Renewal: A Series of Art Workshops – Book Launch: The Summer the School Burned Down

New Brunswick Book Award nominated author Meghan Rose Allen reads from her new book of short stories “The Summer the School Burned Down”.  Welcoming special guest Eric Sparling also reading selections from his works.  Question time and books available for sale after the readings.

At Sackville Commons, 18 Lorne Street.

www.facebook.com/CoworkSackville

7:30 PM –Foundries of Sackville NB: The People by Susan Amos presented by Live Bait Theatre

Performance of a play about the Sackville Foundries and the people who worked there, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Enterprise Foundry and 170 years since the founding of the Fawcett Foundry.

Admission by donation. At the Sackville Legion.

www.livebaittheatre.com

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 

7:00 pm – Bordertown Country Music Program presented by Rod Allen and the Sackville Legion

Featuring Slim Pickins’, Dorothy & Chris Kean, Marjorie Patterson and Rod Allen.

Slim Pickins consists of Roxanne Legere, Fabian Haley & Richard Bourque. They have been playing together as a group for 11 years. Dorothy Kean & Marjorie Patterson are sisters and have played music together ever since they were young. Dorothy’s husband, Chris, sings Newfoundland songs. Rod Allen has played with various groups around Sackville for the last 45 years. Come out and enjoy some country music and maybe have a dance or two, while you are supporting the Sackville Legion. The Legion will also be selling 50/50 tickets.

Tickets will be available for the purchase price of $10.00 at the Sackville Legion, or at Sackville Car Star (Rod Allen’s Garage), or at Amherst Chrysler in Amherst, NS. The concert is at the Sackville Legion.

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