Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street


Bully Pulpit: Stories of Success for Children and Community

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 7:00 PM

Prepare to be inspired by some of the top people and programs making a difference for children and community in Vancouver. The evening will feature Pecha Kucha-style presentations of 20 slides for 20 seconds each, as well as time to discuss the evening’s topic over light refreshments both before and after the main event.

RSVP through the Vancouver Opera Ticket Centre at 604-683-0222.


Jessie Miller, Mediated Reality, Social Media Education and Awareness
Loretta A Cella, Executive Program Director, Passion Foundation
Donalda Weaver, Project Limelight Society
Special Guest Carol Todd, Founder of Amanda Todd Legacy
Naveen Girn, Community Engagement Curator
Ian Pierpoint, Eastside Boxing Club

In honour of World Mental Health Day we request all those attending the event to wear purple as part of the 2nd annual Light Up The World Purple for World Mental Health Day.

Stickboy Community Event Series

Explore this bravely autobiographical work and the issues it confronts in an innovative series of events.

The inner life of a young boy is at the heart of this moving and meaningful new opera by world-renowned spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan and composer Neil Weisensel. Bravely autobiographical, beautifully poetic, visually innovative and musically memorable, Stickboy confronts the uncomfortable reality of a society struggling with its own fear and insecurity, a society that seeks conformity and uniformity at the expense of those who are different.This visually stunning world premiere will feature visuals designed and animated by Giant Ant, the producers of Mr. Koyczan's monumentally popular video "To This Day"



There's a bully in all of us

Music composed by Neil Weisensel • Libretto by Shane Koyczan, based on his book, Stickboy

Parent Advisory: Some content might not be suitable for younger audiences. The production includes coarse language and the depiction of violence.

Call the Ticket Centre at 604-683-0222 for specially priced tickets for young people, starting at $19. On sale now!


Free. Everyone Welcome.


When: Friday, October 10, 2014. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St., Vancouver

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement in partnership with Vancouver Opera 

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