I’m not usually an effusive person but I feel compelled to share how much I was inspired by the 2017 Symon’s Lecture event at our Confederation Centre of the Arts on November 23. The highlight, of course, was the Dream Catcher performance by the Centre’s Young Company.
I had enjoyed this powerful dance/musical presentation twice during the summer when I proudly shared it with family visitors from Scotland, but on the Homburg main stage, on the occasion of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s acceptance of this year’s Symon’s Medal, its messages of inclusion and tolerance and optimism, and its celebration of our young people and our country, felt more potent than ever.
Thank you to everyone who played a part in this perfectly organized event. It filled me with hope and happiness on a bitterly cold November day.