Veronica Tennant Unveils Art from On Stage, Please at Sick Kids Hospital

Author of the Tundra classic, On Stage, Please and former Prima Ballerina with the National Ballet of Canada, Veronica Tennant C.C, unveiled an art installation at the Hospital for Sick Children yesterday evening.   Donated by artist Rita Briansky, the permanent installation is part of a special gallery in the Hospital’s Sears Cancer Clinic.

Briansky’s fourteen etchings from On Stage, Please will accompany a glass mosaic titled “Pomp and Be Bop, Revisited”, a re-design of an original piece designed by the late Gundar Robez.

The new Clinic, which opened in January 2010, features colourful décor, including original works of art by clinic patients and fun activities to keep children of all ages entertained.

Originally published in 1977, On Stage, Please was written while Veronica Tennant was principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada.  Over thirty years later, this entrancing story of a young girl’s first steps in the world of dance remains a favourite among young dancers in Canada and abroad. 

The Double Blog Dare Tour: Day 8

Day 8! So far, Alison Dare has been having a fantastic journey at The Double Blog Dare Tour! Thank you to everyone for their enthusiasm and support. Now, what do we have today?

  • Alison Dare and the valley of giants at My Ever Expanding Library!
  • Sean shows us his take on Alison Dare at Got Cheeks?
  • Watch the live action as Alison Dare takes on the Halogen Light Monster at Ms. Bookish
  • Alison Dare goes on a bean stalk adventure at GarSeeYa and he even designed some colouring pages for you!

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The Double Blog Dare Tour: Day 7

Welcome to double day! This is the second day of the second week of The Double Blog Dare Tour! Double, double, what kind of trouble did Alison Dare get in?

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The Double Blog Dare Tour: Day 6

Day 6 and week 2 of The Double Blog Dare Tour! Today, the following bloggers are kicking off the second week:

  • Johanna at Comics Worth Reading with a review of the graphic novels!
  • Alison Dare meets the Globe Basil of Doom and the Solar-Powered Flower of Destiny at Shelf Elf!
  • What happens when Alison Dare doesn’t stay away from the kitty at A Journey of Books?

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