Day 4 – Sept Iles to Blanc Sablon
Five shows, 400 kids, lots of laughs with Derwent is Different and some tears during Shared Account; the tour is on its way. At every school we have been welcomed with open arms and showed into our playing spaces with big smiles and lots of questions about what we are doing. We have had help unloading our set and also been taken out to dinner! Spoiled!
The best part so far has been the talk backs. Today in particular at Queen Elizabeth High School the crowd was very quiet and Derek and I weren’t sure if they were enjoying it or with us… But boy, never underestimate because once the talkback got going everyone had something to say and a lot of kids stayed afterwards to talk to us personally. Being able to have a conversation with them after about the heavy topics of cutting and suicide makes the whole experience richer and we are in fact able to ‘look a little deeper’.
On our drives from place to place James has been feeding us information about where we are and what’s what. He took us to a light house on our way to Sept Iles and it was beautiful (despite the rain and cold wind). The keeper’s house was closed but there was a light on so I rang the doorbell anyway and sure enough someone let us in, a fellow Montrealer, and we got to see inside which was a treat.
It has been an adventure so far! Today, after two great shows we took a plane to Blanc Sablon, the smallest plane I have yet to fly in, seating under 20 people. Flight was uneventful, all the bags were allowed in the plane so we are all set to do our shows with all our props!
Now, our journey continues on the Lower North Shore!