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.