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Tweet Me Right
Raffi on Twitter
New Board Member
Centre Speakers Series
My Drawing: Our World
Evergreen Everblue
Upcoming Presentations
Amy Goodman
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Spring, 2011
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Eventful Spring at the  

Centre for Child Honouring! 

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Tweet Me Right

Raffi was born in Cairo, Egypt and recent developments there have touched him and motivated him to speak out in song.

Raffi's just released "Tweet me Right" celebrates the power of social media and the part it played in the release of Egypt from a corrupt dictator.

Listen to it here. Share the link with all and ask them to do the same--help the song go viral!

Raffi and "Tweet Me Right" were featured on a CBC Radio International broadcast on March 22 to the Arab world. Listen
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Raffi on Twitter

What's Raffi thinking?

You can now follow him @Raffi_RC!!
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The Centre Welcomes New Board Member

We are pleased to announce that Salt Spring's Karen Hudson will be joining our Board.

Karen Hudson has been working as Librarian for the Salt Spring Island Public Library since 2009.

Karen's experience also includes serving as the Salt Spring Island Conservancy's executive director for seven years, president of the Salt Spring Island Cooperative Preschool Association and as host of a local island radio show.

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The Centre Speakers Series

This spring we present three internationally known speakers to Salt Spring Island.

April 3 : Joel Bakan, author of The Corporation, speaking on Childhood Limited
April 26 : Makere Harawira, on Indigneous Women's Wisdom: Enriching Our Lives
May 28 : Annie Leonard, best known for her YouTube hit video, The Story of Stuff

Details available on The Centre's  website.

Harbour House   Country Grocer

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My Drawing: Our World

The Centre's lastest program, My Drawing: Our World, will involve local school children presenting their interpertation of Raffi's Covenant for Honouring Children in art. The resulting art will be displayed in an exhibit which will open on Salt Spring and travel to other communities.

Led by Tracy Harrison, visual artist, poet and art therapist, this program has received a lot of community support, both from individual donors and corporate donations from Thrifty's and Mouat's on Salt Spring for art supplies.

The resulting art will be displayed in an exhibit on Salt Spring Island.

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Evergreen Everblue CD - 20th Anniversary Edition

On April 19 Raffi will re-release his 1991 ecology album, Evergreen Everblue, in honour of Earth Day.

Evergreen Everblue

This CD is full of songs that reflect Raffi's love for our planet, including new tracks, "SustainABILITY" and
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Upcoming Presentations

On May 4 Raffi will speak to the Vancouver Island Chapter of the Ontario Retired Teachers Association's AGM in Duncan, BC

On May 28 Raffi will present a keynote to the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology in Victoria, BC

On June 2 in Dallas, TX, Raffi will be a keynote presenter at the Global Summit on Ending Corporal Punishment and Promoting Positive Discipline

More on these events here.
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Amy Goodman

Centre partner, The Salt Spring Forum, will be presenting Amy Goodman, one of America's most renowned progressive radio journalists, co-founder and host of Democracy Now on April 30 at Gulf Island Secondary School on Salt Spring Island.  More info.


As we welcome the new growth of spring and look forward to the warmth of summer, take some time to reflect on our planet and what's happening around the world. Might a world that honours its children above all else hold a brighter future?


Judi Wilson
Centre for Child Honouring