May 27th, 2019
Lessons from life
May ... it's that time when the college and university kids have gratuated and they're now looking for opportunities in life. Our highschool kids are preparing for exams and looking back, desparately trying to remember all they've been taught over the past year. How about us though? As we move through life, how often do we look back at the experiences we've had and conciously think about what we've learned and how we can grow? What has life given you that taught you something about yourself...your family...your love? We've got some folks who'd love to share their lessons. You might even see a bit of yourself in their experiences.
Come to The Carleton on May the 27th for some real inspiration. You'll wish every day was a momondays.
May 27th, 2019
Lessons from Life
This month is something really special. We’re talking about life lessons and inspiration; being moved back to spirit. You know those times when you’ve had a tough experience and when you’re going through it you just think there’s no way that tomorrow the sun will shine, and the birds will sing? Then, tomorrow comes and there’s that old sun and you can hear those birds. As you look back on the disaster you faced you begin to see the lessons you’ve learned about you, your strength, your tender spots, your family and the meaning of it all.
That’s what this show is all about. Come on out as we hear from Cathy Martin. Cathy Martin is an independent producer, and the first Mi'kmaq film maker from the Atlantic Region. She’s an incredibly accomplished woman in so many ways and we’re incredibly fortunate to have her on our stage. She’ll be guiding us to discover family through storytelling.
Next up will be Lawrence Dorey. Anyone who’s been to momondays Halifax have seen Lawrence. He’s one of our regulars and has rarely missed a show. Now, he’s taking the stage! Lawrence lost his sight at age 42. But, as he says, just because he’s blind doesn’t mean he can’t see. He’ll tell you about it.
After Lawrence is Logan Pye. She was recently on Global news recently talking about her organization Jack.org, Canada’s only charity that trains and empowers young leaders to revolutionize mental health in every province and territory in Canada. Logan is a champion in our community who draws strength and courage from her own past experiences.
Closing the night will be Gordon MacDonald. He’s an artist featured at Argyle Fine Art (http://www.argylefineart.com/). Gord is a paradigm buster! He’s driven a cab in Toronto, wandered about the Maritimes and, because of a coin flip, settled down in Halifax. What’s incredibly unique about Gord is that he’s able to make a living from his paintings. He’s going to reveal his secret to success. It’s all about his mantra: “Don’t just do something … stand there”!
Oh yeah ... the music! You bet we've got music. We’ve got Noah Tye coming to our stage to open the night. If you don’t know Noah, you should! His music is really cool. For a preview of what’s in store for us check out this great video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgd9DuW8wNk. Cool huh! Come hear him live!
It’s going to be an evening of spirit, soul, joy and community. Seriously, you won’t want to miss this.
What a night. Come on out and socialize with all kinds of wonderful people in a fun, positive environment. Put in your own speaker application to speak at the next show… or grab some friends and get your fix of heart, humour and happiness.
Come down to The Carleton on May the 27th, 2019. You'll wish every day was a momondays.
Tim retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force in 2012 as an HR Officer with a speciality in Dispute Resolution and team-building. He has also experienced a broad spectrum of work environments, having served in operational squadrons across Canada and in United Nations missions overseas. In recognition of his achievements, in 2008 he was inducted into the Order of Military Merit by then Governor General, the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean
After retirement from the RCAF he was invited to come and work with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Canada’s Atlantic Region where he replicated his successes from the military environment in the community of policing and public service. With almost five years’ experience in that arena he retired and now works as a contractor, delivering training and services in a broad spectrum of first responder and security sector environments.
However, no matter where he’s worked, the common experience he’s witnessed our universal love of stories. That’s what drew him to the momondays experience, especially in Halifax … a city renowned for its traditional love of tall tales and community yarns.
The Carleton (venue of the year, 2019)
1685 Argyle Street