This year, Ontario artists are being given the privilege of having some leading artisan’s provide a series of documentaries and talks, and it is absolutely free. Some of the artisans presenting at this year’s festival include Rufus Wainwright’s performing opera, Prima Donna, while Bruce Cockburn is featured in a documentary screening.
This year’s themes:
This year, the festival’s themes include the struggle for artistic rights, divas, and Africa. Besides these free seminars and performances, there will also be performances by George Bures Miller and Janet Cardiff, both Canadian artists.
This festival runs from June 11 – 20 in Toronto; therefore, most Ontario artisan’s will have the opportunity to attend and enjoy themselves while learning and growing.
To learn more, visit Luminato Festival 2010.
Canadians drop their television viewing in favour of their computer and online surfing
A survey was done recently that found Canadians are now spending 18.1 hours each week surfing the internet, compared to the 16.9 hours they are spending watching television. It would seem even the big screen television is losing its appeal to the smaller but much more functional internet with its vast array of entertainment.
Computers grow in agri-urban areas at record numbers
This year has also seen an increase in the number of homes in the agri-urban areas, as well as school systems. This increase is being fostered by children’s needs to have access to the internet for everything from homework to school updates and lessons.
Even adults in agri-urban areas are now upgrading their skills through online courses and studies in many topics that before required traditional schooling. With this flexibility many people have more of an opportunity to advance their education without having to leave their home to do it. This is ideal for Canadian families that have small children at home.
To learn more, visit this list of online schools.