Celebrating Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada
Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) was founded in 1993 as a result of a national meeting in Montreal instigated by Rosalyn Cohen. Since then, SC-CC holds an national conference in a different location each year. In 2000, SC-CC was incorporated as a Non-Profit Organization and received its National Arts Service Organization designation.
SC-CC functions as the national representative for those involved in maintaining and practising oral traditions in Canada.
SC-CC encourages the participation of all peoples, by recognizing storytelling as a common root of all cultures and by making strong, positive efforts towards regional and cultural inclusion.
Since its founding in 1993, the following storytellers have served as National President:
1999 - 2002
In 1998 Glenna Janzen and Jan Andrews were co-coordinators
Mary Louise Chown, 2002-4 Winnipeg
President 2008-09 Vancouver, BC
One of the special privileges of our Past Presidents on leaving office is the honorific title of "Silly Old Person" together with its special symbol, a nose. This privilege is bestowed at special ceremony at the Conference.
The ceremony is topped off by the ritual singing of "Just a Song at Twilight".