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February 1, 2020 Events

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Saturday, February 1, 2020
» Early Years Conference 2020
Jan 30 to Feb 01, Vancouver, BC
The Early Years Conference 2020 continues to lead the field of professional development in early childhood development, early childhood intervention, and family support. Join us as we explore the complex factors impacting childrens development and highlight many of the considerations and practices in our work with young children and their families. This year's theme Listen Together, Learn Together, Act Together is a call to action. It is a reminder that families and communities are central to the healthy development of young children. When Listening Together, Learning Together and Acting Together, we can create relationships that will best optimize the well-being and resilience of children.
During the Early Years 2020 Conference, participants can expect to: Explore collaborative approaches; consider the significance of relationships in the context of children, families and the communities they are part of; Review the latest evidence-based research and practice related to child development, early childhood intervention, and family support; Be inspired to Listen Together, Learn Together and Act Together in all aspects of service and support of children, their families and their communities.
More information here: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/earlyyears2020/

The Flight of the Hummingbird
Jan 13 to May 03, Touring opera for young audiences that travels and performs at the school
Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria have collaborated to co-commission and co-produce a new opera for young audiences with music by Maxime Goulet and libretto by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Haida) and Barry Gilson. The Flight of the Hummingbird stage director is Glynis Leyshon with musical direction by Kinza Tyrrell.
In this enchanting opera, the animals of the forest are inspired to come together by Dukdukdiya, the Hummingbird, to save their beautiful home from a raging fire.
The Flight of the Hummingbird is based of an Indigenous parable from the Quechuan people of South America. The story of the brave Hummingbird traveled through pre-contact trade routes to become well known within Haida culture. This opera is influenced by the graphic novel written by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and will include elements of his dramatic Haida-manga illustrations. Contact cdugan@vancouveropera.ca
The opera is 45 minutes in length and features four singers and a small ensemble. The production is suitable for students in Kindergarten though Grade 9. This production is accompanied by a study guide aligned with the First Peoples Principles of Learning and the B.C. curriculum. The study guide was created by an advisory council of Indigenous artists, educations and knowledge keepers.
Touring British Columbia January to April 2020. School and community bookings available: $800 +GST per performance.
Visit the website for more info: www.vancouveropera.ca/learn/the-flight-of-the-hummingbird/