On one end of the spectrum, Theatre Calgary has been delivering the arts to Calgary for nearly a half century, all the while being active community builders and contributing to the development of their city. On the other, the upstart Major Minor Music project is entering its second year of delivering volunteer fuelled music and arts events in an all ages environment, while seeking out opportunities to build community with others.
CFN has recently been working with Theatre Calgary in their initiative of sharing the stories Calgarian immigrant women in conjunction with their upcoming run of A Thousand Splendid Suns. CFN will be attending the latest incarnation of Major Minor, Punk Rock Axe Throwing at Calgary's one and only BATL - Yes, that wasn't a typo - this coming Sunday to pick up tickets for their March 18th show donated towards our silent auction - Punk Rock Dark Light Bowling Party at Paradise Lanes.
Both in terms of history and content. Theatre Calgary and Major Minor couldn be further apart. That said, at their very core, the spirit upon which the draw life dwells within the infinite hallway of the arts - a most vital part of the cultural landscape of our city. Arts and culture make considerable and necessary contributions to the well-being of our communities. Powerful tools with which to engage various levels of change and growth, they are a means to public dialogue, contribute to the development of a community’s creative learning, while fostering healthy communities capable of action. Moreover, the arts provide an avenue for community mobilization and activism, and perhaps, above all else, help build a community's capacity and develop it's leadership.
A big thank-you from all of us here at CFN to both Theatre Calgary and Major Minor for supporting our fundraiser and we hope to see you there!