Inspired by the Secret Path story and Gord Downie's humility, sincerity, and determination to tell the story of all youths from the residential school era who never made it home, members from the Courage For Gord Foundation team and documentary photographer, Joel Clements embarked on a spiritual journey called #walkforwenjack. To learn more about the walk, please visit Walk For Wenjack.
This picture frame measures 27" (L) x 17" (W) x 1 1/4" (D) and includes a signed photograph by Joel Clements and a beautifully written poem by Lesley-Anne Evans.
Lesley-Anne is a Belfast born poet whose work holds her perplexity, doubts, and a growing desire to celebrate the sacred in everything. Lesley-Anne holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, and is continuing studies in spiritual direction and art therapy. In 2015, Lesley-Anne wrote her first libretto, Lake of Tears, commissioned by Opera Kelowna to a score by renown composer Imant Raminsh, and premiered in February 2016. Evans's work is published widely, and she has performed at many venus and events. In her curatorial role with Metro Community, a street level ministry in Kelowna, Lesley-Anne engages with marginalized poets and artists in the belief that creative expression is a transformative process.
Courage For Gord Foundation is honoured to be collaborating with Lesley-Anne Evans and Joel Clements on this unique project. It is our sincere hope that this frame be displayed in your home with humility and will be used to help tell the story that this country needs to hear.
For more on Lesley-Anne Evans, please visit her website at www.laevans.ca
For more on Joel Clements, please visit his website at www.joelclements.ca
All proceeds will support the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.