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Tales for the Telling Season Opening


Tales for the Telling

Season opens with "Beyond Bars & Brothels:  Women of the Klondike"
The first show of the season will feature well-known local storyteller, Marva K. Blackmore, who will be joined by the exceptional Rachel D. Muller, recently returned from her successful engagement at the Storytellers of Canada Conference in July.
Together, they are presenting “Beyond Bars and Brothels:  Women of the Klondike” on Friday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. 

The women who made their way to the Klondike during the gold rush were more than miners.  They were courageous, strong women who were also entrepreneurs.  These brave, intelligent women often made their fortunes selling goods – and not themselves – to the male miners.  A few were not as successful, but they were just as brave.  Hear their stories. 

Tickets are $15/$12 for Arts Centre members and are available at the McMillan Arts Centre (133 McMillan Street, Parksville), on-line at, or by phoning the Arts Centre (250-248-8185).  Remaining tickets will be available at the door.

You may also purchase a Season Pass until October 21.  Purchase the entire season of six shows for the price of five.   The Season Pass is $75.  You get one show for free!

The  upcoming shows are

November 18:  Seven Cities of Love:  Tales Told in Desert Tents featuring Ariel Balevi from Toronto, ON
January 13, 2017Jarring Events and Daring Deeds: Stories Shared Around the Kitchen Table featuring Jennifer Ferris and Shirley Routliffe of Victoria, BC
February 17:  The Wideness & Wonder of Georgia O'Keeffe featuring Margaret Murphy of Nanaimo, BC
March 17:  The Changing World:  Celebrating World Storytelling Day featuring members of The Storytellers of Canada
April 28:  Lovers and Other Demons: Woven Words of Odin's Daughtersfeaturing Karen Gummo of Calgary, AB and Faye Mogensen of Victoria, BC

As an added bonus this season, if you missed Turn Your Radio On:  Gospel Music in Story and Song, a special presentation of this show which was sold out twice at the MAC and played to a capacity crowd at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa will be held inQualicum Bay at the Lighthouse Community Centre on November 5, 2016.
As our partner, the McMillan Arts Centre has been given access to the Tales for the Telling e-mail list.  If you do not wish to receive e-mails from them, all you will need to do is unsubscribe from their e-mail list.  However, they will be doing all of the marketing for Tales for the Telling from this point forward.

Welcome to a wonderful new year. 
Tales for the Telling,
Storytelling for Adults

        McMillan Arts Centre
        133 McMillan Street, Parksville, B.C.

       October to April on varying Fridays
        7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00)
        Tickets at door: $15 / $12 for Arts Centre members 

Advance tickets available at the McMillan Arts Centre.
​Tickets can also be purchased on-line
at or
by phone (250-248-8185)
​using your credit card or PayPal.
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