Sheila Murray moved to Canada from England in the 1970s and has worked in Toronto and overseas as a documentary filmmaker, sound editor and communications specialist. Sheila’s short fiction has been published in Descant, Dalhousie Review, TOK, Exile, White Wall Review and Room.
Michael Fraser is originally from Grenada and immigrated to Canada as a young child. He's a high school teacher, poet, and writer. He has been published in various anthologies and journals including: Literary Review of Canada, The Paris Atlantic, and Caribbean Writer. He won the 2005 Toronto Star Poem About Toronto contest.
Mahlikah Awe:ri , Enml'ga't-Saqama'sgw Walking Woman, is a First Nations (Haudenosaunee Kanien’kéha and Mi’kmaw) drumtalk-poetic-rapologist, musician, hip hop MC, arts educator, radio show host, artivist and curator.
It’s hard to think of a bigger story this week than the unrest in Ferguson after a St. Louis County grand jury ruled not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager.
Gisele and Melvin make a poppy for Remembrance Day.
Telescope Short Description:
Celebrate: Remembrance Day
Telescope Long Description:
Marking seasons and holidays is an exciting and important part of life for young children and their families. Acknowledging our own and others' traditions is also an important part of the Kindergarten curriculum as Ontario's preschool population continues to become more diverse. Gisele's Big Backyard has created a series of craft and activity-based segments which celebrate days that are special to the preschoolers of Ontario and their families. In this series which is organized around the four seasons, Gisele and a puppet friend make a craft or do an activity associated with a special day or festival. In this episode, Gisele and Melvin make a poppy for Remembrance Day.