KWIC Celebrates 25 Years with Talking, Singing and Dancing

Celebration

On March 21st, KWIC celebrated its 25th anniversary at Market Hall. Over 200 people attended the event, which was opened by the Indigenous women's acapella group, Unity. MC Ray Dart led us through a pleasant evening that inclded speaker Dennis Howlett of Canadians for Tax Fairness, the Raging Grannies, puppeteer/musician Glen Caradus and to take us into dancing that evening, the Beau Dixon Band. Food Not Bombs provided a feast as staggering in its variety as its plentifulness. Videographer Tony Buell videotaped attendees to talk to them abot KWIC. James Wilkes took excellent photographs to commemorate the occasion. Tina and her crew from Fandango augmented volunteer efforts to create a beautiful space.

KWIC would like to thank all the staff, volunteers and workers who made the event possible, promoted it and made it a fun way to honor our past, and jump forward into our future!

More pictures to come!

Dennis HowlettKWIC's 25th Birthday Cake

 

 

MC Ray DartUnityBeau Dixon

Perennial favourites the Raging Grannies honoured KWIC with this song:

HEY LOOK THEM OVER, LEND THEM AN EAR,

KAWARTHA WORLD ISSUES CENTRE CELEBRATING HERE

WE THANK THEM FOR RESOURCES EXPLANING OUR GLOBE

APPRECIATE THEIR POINT OF VIEW, MAKE US THINK AND PROBE!

WORKING STILL WITH STUDENTS, AND ISSUES THAT BRING TEARS

WE'RE A GROUP OF GRANNIES TELLING YOU

TO MAKE A VERY BIG FUSS

CAUSE KAWARTHA WORLD ISSUES IS PART OF US!

 

HEY THEY'VE SHOWN LEADERSHIP THROUGH THE YEARS

MOTIVATED YOUTH AND COUNTLESS VOLUNTEERS

WE ALL FIND A WELCOME, A GREAT PLACE TO BE

IF YOU'RE EXPLORING COLONIAL TIES OR BUILDING COMMUNITY

THEY DON'T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS; QUICK TO JUST POINT OUT

IF WE SEEK THE TRUTH TOGETHER, WE'LL LEARN AND PUT IT OUT

WE'RE A GROUP OF GRANNIES TELLING YOU 

TO MAKE A VERY BIG FUSS

CAUSE KAWARTHA WORLD ISSUES IS PART OF US!

 

MANY PROJECTS OVER THE YEARS HAVE CHALLENGED PETERBOROUGH FOLK

TO REEXAMINE DEVELOPMENT; EQUITY PROVOKE

WHEN YOU AND I WOULD RATHER BE COMFORTABLE AT HOME

KWIC MAKES US TAKE UP ACTION; ROUND THE WORLD WE ROAM

PROMOTING EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION FOOD AND HEALTH

REOUNCING WAR, PROMOTING PEACE, SHARING ALL THE WEALTH

WE'RE A GROUP OF GRANNIES TELLING YOU 

TO MAKE A VERY BIG FUSS

CAUSE KAWARTHA WORLD ISSUES IS PART OF US!

 

SO TWENTY-FIVE YEARS HAVE COME AND VERY QUICKLY GONE

THROUGH IT ALL, KAWARTHA WORLD ISSUES CENTRE REALLY SHONE

THEY ILLUMINATED PATHS, HELPED US ALL TO BE

BETTER GLOBAL CITIZENS IN SOLIDARITY

SO THANKS TO JULIE AND HER GANG; TO OTHERS DOWN THE YEARS

BOARD MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS, PARTNER GROUP AND PEERS

WE'RE A GROUP OF GRANNIES TELLING YOU 

TO MAKE A VERY BIG FUSS

CAUSE KAWARTHA WORLD ISSUES IS PART OF US!

Raging Grannies

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