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Andre Sutherland Begin
My name is Andre and I'm a storyteller, I'm an Indigenous (Moose Cree) member of the storytellers of Canada. The stories I tell are in poem form and my favorite poet is Robert W. Service. I have been reciting these poems now for 22 years sharing them at retirement homes, museums, libraries, theatres, galleries and festivals. I was a 2007 original member of the Around Town Tellers in Nanaimo and began visiting senior homes up and down the Island. I volunteered at the former Travellers Lodge now Eden Gardens that care for Alzheimer's patients for 6 years from 2007-2013. It was there that I saw the magic of storytelling thru poetry and spoken word. Alzheimer's is my charity as my father, aunt & uncle all suffered with it in early 2000, I myself was diagnosed with it in 2017. I use my poetry recitations as a therapy and mental exercise every day. I have performed as "The Man From Eldorado" reciting Robert Service poetry at the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous in Whitehorse since 2017.
This is the Castanet video showing my work at the Good Samaritan