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Using art to express and heal yourself

January 9th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Using art to express and heal yourself)

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picture 326pfr-banner-post-1Mehdi Naïmi says that good art therapy empowers people, strengthens relationships, brings peace of heart, and joy to life

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Brendan McLeod’s OCD journey in Brain is hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful

November 16th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Brendan McLeod’s OCD journey in Brain is hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful)

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banner pfrBrain is a hilarious, heartbreaking monologue about consciousness, mental illness and friendship from award-winning novelist and former Canadian SLAM poetry champion, Brendan McLeod

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The accessible, informative, entertaining, and educational “story of school”

October 19th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on The accessible, informative, entertaining, and educational “story of school”)

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picture-718banner pfrAuthor Zander Sherman says that “the point of institutionalized education has never been to benefit the student for his or her own sake, based on the understanding that the activity of learning is an intrinsically worthwhile endeavour”

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Duncan McCue’s frank, funny and evocative ‘nonvella’ explores identity, Cree culture

September 24th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Duncan McCue’s frank, funny and evocative ‘nonvella’ explores identity, Cree culture)

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picture-717banner pfr“Months on a trapline in the wilds of James Bay promised deliverance from the self-doubts that nagged me, even if I did worry about not having a clue what I was going to be doing out there,” writes Duncan McCue in his new memoir

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Life of Bria creator tackles tough issues with comics, graphic art

August 28th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Life of Bria creator tackles tough issues with comics, graphic art)

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picture 712banner pfr‘Life of Bria’ creator and illustrator Sabrina Symington has published five graphic novels and posts her work online, tackling everyday life, and topics like ‘coming out’ and ‘trans sports’

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New scripts, comedies and edgy material at 6th annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival

August 5th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on New scripts, comedies and edgy material at 6th annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival)

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picture 701ebanner pfrPacific Coast Stage Company presents the 6th annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival in the heart of downtown Nanaimo from August 11 – 21, 2016

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