Children's performer Norman Foote at Spring Creek Community School 

Juno Award winner brings humour and song with Grades 3 to 5

click to enlarge PHOTO SUBMITTED - Sing along Children's performer Norman Foote is playing at Spring Creek Community School with youngsters in Grades 3 to 5 on Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m.
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  • Sing along Children's performer Norman Foote is playing at Spring Creek Community School with youngsters in Grades 3 to 5 on Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m.

Internationally acclaimed musician and children's performer Norman Foote is playing at Spring Creek Community School.

Youngsters in Grades 3 to 5 at the school with also take to the stage with Foote on Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m.

Originally from Vancouver, Foote is best known for his songwriting, outrageous props, and offbeat sense of humour. He was nominated for four Juno Awards for Best Children's Album in 1990, 1993, 2001 before winning in 2010, and has received critical acclaim for his clever songs and engaging concert performances.

Tickets are $10 in advance at the school or at the door. All parents and students are invited to attend. It is a cushion concert so bring a cushion.

For more information contact Alison Hunter at ahunter@sd48.bc.ca.

LB Productions' food bank call

Anita Burleson's young team of actors, dancers and singers at LB Productions will be performing and learning about making a contribution to their community.

Their new show, 10 Steps to Happiness, opens on June 7, but they are looking for donations to the Whistler Food Bank in Spring Creek on May 21 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

At first the connection isn't obvious, but Burleson explains that 10 Steps to Happiness is about being grateful and giving back.

"The story is about this one kid who sets out to find happiness and he comes across a wacky character who tells him he needs to do something to help people. Finally, they say they should go to the food bank," she says.

The show combines film and live theatre, and this is where the search for donations comes in.

"The kids are going to at first show some silly, superficial ways of helping people, like stirring coffees at Blenz, and they realize that this is not helping people. So they go to the food bank and help by stocking shelves and bring some awareness about it."

As part of the experience, Burleson says they wanted to encourage the public to help with their own donations on the day — and this will end up being part of the show.

"It's good to raise the importance of it, especially with the kids," Burleson says.

Survival Guide cover call for artists

Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS) is looking for an artist for the 2015-2016 Survival Guide.

The selected artist would provide cover artwork and six interior images to illustration the contents of the guide.

The WCSS Survival Guide comes out each fall to introduce community resources to newcomers. It offers advice and information on where to get help and how to make ends meet in Whistler.

Each year 5,000 guides are published.

Please send a CV, resume or biography and support material, along with a cover idea to Jackie@mywcss.org by 4 p.m. on May 28.

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