During the 21-city national tour in 2015, Watermark Theatre collected thousands of personal hopes for the future in a souvenir book entitled A Book of Canadian Hope. A copy will be placed in the walls of Province House for the government of 2167 to open for our descendants to read. Some excerpts:
“In 150 years, we are going to be talking about love, we are going to be talking about fear….people just want to be heard, and want to be seen, and want to feel worthy and loved.” Tanya Davis, poet
“Compassion is something I think that has to be taught. What has to be taught is that other people matter.” Dr. Teo Dagi, Neurosurgeon
“It’s about humanity changing the game. And we can do that by starting to dialogue about climate change at a deeper level.” Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Nobel Prize nominee
“In terms of reducing emissions, there is going to absolutely need to be more ambition than what’s been put on the table.” Andrew Light, Senior Advisor to President Obama
“To me, Canada is not a nation. It’s a territory which many nations occupy and rely upon. Any concept of nationhood or governance going forward has to start with that basis.” Dr. Pam Palmater, Idle No More Founder
A Book of Canadian Hope is at The Bookmark or at www.canada300.ca.