The Tide Walker’s Christmas Journey

On December 16, I will be telling the story called :”The Tide Walker’s Christmas Journey” at St. John’s Heritage Church & Arts Centre in Lac Du Bonnet. This is a Christmas concert with local musicians that is a fundraiser for the Lac Du Bonnet and District Historical Society. This is a delightful all wood church with excellent acoustics that is fast becoming a gathering place for artists of all genres in the lac Du Bonnet area.

Tickets will be available in advance. Contact me or

Manitoba rural and northern juried art show – Aug 1-27, 2023

• Exhibition Dates: August 1st to August 27th, 2023.
• Opening Reception: The opening reception for artists and guests will take place on Sunday, August 13th, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
• Venue: The exhibition will be held at the Buhler Gallery, which is located within the St. Boniface Hospital.
• Show Highlights: The Manitoba Rural and Northern Juried Art Show showcases the finest contemporary visual arts from various regions across Manitoba. It features the works of over 60 artists who have been selected through a jury process. The exhibited artwork encompasses a diverse range of media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, and textiles.
• Join us: We invite you to join us at the opening reception on August 13th to immerse yourself in the art and culture as presented through the unique perspectives of these talented artists.

A Circle of Stories


The ancient medium of storytelling is even more relevant today. No special equipment is needed: only your voice. Learn how to tap into this accessible form of communication by choosing a folktale and participating in a series of fun activities designed to help you prepare your story for telling. Learn how to give and receive feedback. All materials, including folktales, are supplied by the instructor.

Monday evenings, 6-9 PM, January 16-February13. Suggested fee $100.00.

Register at: Contact Page or email to:


Outwitting Death: Songs and Stories for the Turning of the Year


“Outwitting Death:  Songs and Stories for the Turning of the Year


FIREFLY is: Shannon Shewchuk, songs, guitar, keyboard and Mary Louise Chown, stories, hammered dulcimer, drum

River Hills farm & Apiary         November 9@ 7:00pm $15

To reserve a spot:           204 348 7540




Save the Date! November 4

Tales from the Thousand and One Nights

An Afternoon of Storytelling for Adults

With refreshments and music

The Thousand and One Nights are stories set I many lands and told and retold in many languages over the centuries. Members of the Manitoba Storytelling Guild will bring some of these tales to life in oral storytelling. We are all working on learning our chosen stories and planning our music.


Mary Louise Chown
Jane Cahill
Justin Jaron Lewis
Jane Enkin
Anne Morton
Sheila Pinkerton


Michael Cobus
Mary Louise Chown

The Skin of This Planet

Join us for an evening of entertainment as we watch the video installation of The Skin of This Planet, based on the Poem by PK Page.

It has to be made bright, the skin of this planet
till it shines in the sun like gold leaf.
Archangels then will attend to its metals
and polish the rods of its rain. – PK Page

Open to the public during the Boreal Shores Art Tour and otherwise by appointment

P. K. Page’s poem “Planet Earth” has received wide acclaim. It was chosen as the standard-bearer for the United Nations’ year-long Dialogue Among Civilizations Through Poetry, it has been read aloud in celebrations at such diverse places as the Mount Everest Base Camp and the Antarctic Research Station, and Page herself chose to read this poem when she was shortlisted for the 2003 Griffin Poetry Prize.

Page has written some of the best poems published in Canada for over five decades. In addition to winning the Governor General’s award for poetry in 1957, she was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1999. She is the author of more than a dozen books, which include ten volumes of poetry, a novel, selected short stories, three books for children, and a memoir entitled Brazilian Journal based on her stay in Brazil.  Born in England and raised on the Canadian prairies, Page has lived in the Maritimes and Montreal.

Firefly Performs at Fire & Water Music Festival

Fireflies bring magic to a summer night and FIREFLY brings you songs, drum, hammered dulcimer, and a close attention to the music of language that connects the worlds of ordinary and extra-ordinary experience. FIREFLY is local singer/songwriter Shannon Shewchuk, and well-known storyteller and musician Mary Louise Chown, who recently moved to this area. They began working together 3 years ago to produce a full-length concert called The Iron Rose, which tells the story of Dr. Charlotte Ross in song and words. They enjoy performing for audiences of all ages.

Join us at Fire & Water Music Festival from August 3 – 5, 2018 to hear our stories come to life.

Boreal Shores Art Tour

Creativity runs deep in Eastern Manitoba and inspiration flows at every turn. From the surreal east shore beaches of Lake Winnipeg, through the Winnipeg River System to the rugged lake country of the Whiteshell, join us on a tour of art and landscapes as artists across this beautiful region open their homes and studios to share their world with you.

45 artists, including myself, will have their works on display during the 2018 Tour. Join us all for a weekend of art as you embark on this self-guided tour, featuring artist studios, artist group locations and galleries scattered throughout the beautiful and diverse Boreal forest and shore regions of Eastern Manitoba.