LUNAFEST 2019 Coming at ya!

LUNAFEST is a celebration of the diversity of women and women’s experiences in our lives and around the world. LUNAFEST will showcase films by women, for women, and about women and will enthrall your heart, mind and soul as we witness these works of art together. We will also honour our inner Goddess with mystical live performances, tarot card readings, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, candy bar, door prizes, cash bar and will keep you tantalized and entertained the whole night through!

Tickets are available at Simply Jennifer (110 Pitt St, Cornwall, ON) and at S.A.S.S. of SDG&A (123 Amelia Street Cornwall, ON) Call 613-932-1755 ext. 27 or email volunteer@sassforwomen.ca.

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Om the Night

Come stretch out with us once again for Om the Night yoga in the park.

Gather together with us to share in the positive vibes and energy that a summer evening, yoga and community can create. The evening will start at 5pm and come to a close around midnight.  It will be held at the Bandshell in Lamoureux Park on the lawn.

The schedule will be similar to last year’s and classes are drop-in and will be run on a donation basis with proceeds benefiting SASS for Women of SDG & A. There will be a mix of familiar faces and new, and stay tuned to our line up of instructors!

All levels of experience are welcome! It’s also recommended to bring a reusable water bottle and maybe some snacks.

More Information

volunteer@sassforwomen.ca or (613)-932-1755 ext.27

Girl Spoken Summer Camp

SASS’s March Break camp is now a Summer camp!

Girl Spoken uses creativity, art, and self-expression to explore issues facing young girls, including:

  • Identity
  • Body Image
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Effective Communication

Girl Spoken is a free summer camp for girls ages 9 through 12. It will run from August 20th to August 24th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The camp will be held at SASS on 123 Amelia Street in Cornwall, ON.

To Register and/or More Information

volunteer@sassforwomen.ca or (613)-932-1755 ext.27

WE Moves at Pride Fest 2018

Reclaiming our bodies. Our unity and selves through the power of dance together at Pride Fest.

Join us in dance workshops in Lamoureux Park on Saturday, July 14th from 1:30pm – 2:30pm. All you have to do is show up and boogie.

We are Empowered by self-expression through movement! We are Empowered by moving together and supporting one another! We are Empowered by sharing an experience together in a healthy and physical way!

Teacher include BCDC dancers, Kevin Jans & Tracy Gordon, Melanie Bennett, Jacynthe Villemaire, Feryn King, Amanda Marini-Rohde and more!

∗ There will also be several surprise guests dancers performing! ∗

Styles offered:

  • Acro
  • Contemporary
  • Hip Hop
  • Traditional First Nations Dances
  • Folk Dance
  • Express Yourself
  • Ballroom

More Info

volunteer@sassforwomen.ca or (613)-932-1755 ext.27

Walking with the Gals! Part II

Join us for a walk in the park!

Starting July 3 to August 7 every Tuesday morning, we will meet at the Clocktower in Lamoureux Park at 9:00am and walk for about 45 minutes.

We will wait at the Clocktower for 15 minutes and then begin our walk at 9:15am.

All levels are welcome! You don’t need to have previous experience, as the purpose of this is to get out, move and enjoy each other’s company.

In case of rain, the walking group will relocate to inside the Civic Complex and meet at the bottom of the ramp.

More Information

email: volunteer@sassforwomen.ca or (613)-932-1755 ext. 27

 

Girl Spoken After School Camp

SASS’s March Break camp is now an after school camp!

CREATIVE VOICES FOR CHANGE!

Girl Spoken uses creativity, art, and self-expression to explore issues facing young girls, including: – identity – body image

Thursdays from 2:45-4:30 April 26th to May 31st @ Cornwall Public Library In Boardroom (upstairs)

A collaboration with the Cornwall Public Library and the Sexual Assault Support Services for Women of SDG&A

Registration is required as space is limited. 

Register: 613-932-1755 ext. 27 volunteer@sassforwomen.ca

EPIPHANY STRING

“We play a game with time and life, like a pair of rolling dice.” ~unknown

I came across the above quote just shy of the beginning of the new year. It had so much to say within the few seconds it took to read it…

Remnants of ember ink render themselves to a surrendering shape. The past slowly creeps upon her. Reminiscing in different tones, and she’s become a little deaf. Shadows talk. Her shifting movement escapes the echoing grip. She smiles a little, and then a little more.

The winter solstice came and went. Receding with it, the patterns and permeation of the past. With a celebratory candle in hand, she secured her vows. The cocooning darkness of winter kindled hopes. Breathed fertility into the days unfolding. The goal crested. Heart centered propulsion was rising, greeting the new year with abundant dreams. And another cycle began. A steady stream of changes were moving in like mystic mist. Waves hushed and rolling.

The rhythm of her heart galloped like a hundred readied mustang. Moonlight rebellion fighting fires in her bloodstream. There was a soft light burning loose. Her word was given, a blossom budding. She built a new body beneath double January moons, fought the world for her own hand. Steady and vulnerable. Sure and secure.

The silent purity of black and white stretched out within frosted breath. Ideas and chains unfolding within eyesight. Incredulous and captivating she danced within the imagination of her soul. She owned a New Year wish. Something unprecedented to try on.  Not always one to follow expected norms, she laid faith out to be disassembled and reborn, and then peered out of a cage. Her soul was conjuring an escape plan, molding and moving.

Winter nights are crisp, and clean. Clarity and peace seem to define them. They possess ethereal silence that calms, speaking many languages.  She found herself on many different  paths. Each of them contributing to the wholeness of change. She awoke beneath the sun. Settled into the woods. Breathed in the deep darkness of winter sky, nestled into serene silence. But the wind, it was recalled most, always coming back with wisdom neatly enveloped in revelation.  It hit her face as expectations fell away, intuition swaying in unknown directions. Leading was an unequivocal sense of elation.

Winter whispers a quiet dream time. Dark edges. A womb in which to huddle in the safety of transcendence. Intentions bear the mentioning of fruit to be born. Fabricated with gold heart filaments, barriers willfully fall away, unraveling time.

This was vision. A promissory note from fate that her spirit dared to cultivate. Not an average New Year resolution. That was the brightly painted point.

Dare. A simple word owning the boldness of flaming synonyms; risk, venture, hazard, challenge, defy, invite.

Outstretched and clear eyed, feet have hit the ground moving a purpose forward. Her body resonates with a savage warrior cry sounding across bridged distance. Poking and whispering secrets grow, readied for unleashing.  Things would never be the same, she gathered the invisible and cradled it in her arms. Slipping quietly into the new. The promise of spring dawning waited patiently. It has something in store. Something so secret she could only grasp it’s vague sense, the warmth of it gently kissing her forehead.

The smoke signals rose. Signing for the future.

The blue moon was conspiring. Hoarding gifts. Sent to deliver a message. Asking slyly what a name sounds like when you throw it into the wind. And so she threw her cards skyward, just to watch them fall…

S. Mallory

MARCH BREAK Girls Empowerment Camp

Emotional Creature  (age 13 +)

The program, created by Eve Ensler, uses

dramatic arts and a final performance piece

to explore the lives of girls around the world.

Topics include:

  • self esteem
  • peer pressure
  • healthy romantic relationships
  • mental health self-care

 

March 12TH—16TH     9am—4pm

@ SASS for Women 123 Amelia St

Register: 613-932-1755 ext. 27

volunteer@sassforwomen.ca

 

 

The Vagina Monologues – V-Day 2018

In 2018, staging a production of The Vagina Monologues or A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer is more than just a theatrical experience; it is an ARTISTIC UPRISING, a RADICAL act, an ACT OF RESISTANCE.

On February 17th, 2018, at 6pm, V-Day Cornwall will present a one-night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues at The Best Western Parkway Inn & Conference Centre.

It’s been almost 20 years since V-Day was founded, since Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues shattered taboos, sharing the stories of women as they had never been told before. 2018 will be it’s 20th year.

“Welcome to V-Season 2018. It’s hard to believe we are here at this moment in our movement’s history. While the stakes could not be higher, we feel the energy of rising up, of resistance, of bold artistic energy and creativity coming forward from V-Day and One Billion Rising activists across the globe. We witness it in your performances and your risings. At the City of Joy in Congo, over one thousand women survivors will have graduated by the end of 2017, and the documentary film also entitled CITY OF JOY is enjoying a successful run at film festivals across the world, exposing audiences to the message of Turning Pain to Power. We could not feel more committed to the work at hand and the movement with V-Day and OBR activists worldwide at its core – is more active than ever, producing art for social change, activating communities and colleges, raising crucial funds for rape crisis shelters, domestic violence shelters, local programs for transgender youth at risk of sexual violence, for immigrant women and girls, and many more groups reflecting the needs of their communities.”   www.vday.org