Toronto Tales

Star pride at the Workroom, Toronto with Karen Valino. Toronto was buzzing with end of summer holiday energy. We also arrived at the beginning of the Toronto International Film Festival. At first, we didn’t pay much attention to the red carpets and black SUV’s cruising around town, until we happened to walk past Sigourney Weaver on King St West in downtown Toronto. That was pretty exciting. My first workshop with Raquel Figueroa and Angelica Reyes Fraga at the Regent Community Health Centre was a lovely way to enter Toronto city life. They provided more ribbon and were weaving stars before I got there! It was lovely to see children teaching adults and hearing about exciting opportunities to

Winnipeg, Canada reflections

Star weaving with James Favel, Director Bear Clan Patrol. North Winnipeg Canada. Our time in Winnipeg is difficult to put into words. We heard happy, painful and moving stories about people finding purpose in looking after others, giving young people second chances and using the arts to reach people with mental health needs. Winnipeg is a small town, compared to Vancouver and Toronto. However, it has a vibrant art and craft community who pride themselves in being a supportive network. We had the incredible privilege of weaving stars with James Favel from the Bear Clan Patrol, ArtBeat Studio with Nigel and Katryna, Plug In ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) with Sarah Nesbitt, Art City Youth

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The One Million Stars project acknowledges the traditional owners and continuing custodians of the lands and waters where we weave, live and play. We give our respect to elders past, present and emerging.


THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make the 2018 One Million Stars installation a reality. We did it! And it was BEAUTIFUL & POWERFUL!

The One Million Stars to End Violence project continues and is an ongoing international weaving movement created in 2012 by Pasifika weaving artist and entrepreneur, Maryann Talia Pau.

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