Anne Frank: A History for Today
and a tribute to the 70th Anniversary of the Dutch Liberation
Join us on May 31st at 1pm in the Foyer of the Max Cameron Theatre to hear stories of the Liberation of The Netherlands told by local community members and in the Theatre at 2pm for a presentation by Julie Couture, a representative from the Anne Frank House.
This free presentation and the actual exhibition will provide not only the life story of Anne Frank, but also place that story in historical context. This year, there will also be an emphasis on Canada's role in the Liberation of the Dutch people.
PRISMA has partnered with School District #47 to bring this exhibit to the community, under the Distinguished Patronage of:
The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
PRISMA will display the Anne Frank House's exhibit in the upper level of the Recreation Complex in Powell River during festival days from June 20th to 27th, as well as before concerts and during intermissions at evening performances. The exhibition will then be displayed in the Town Centre Mall after the festival.
This year, PRISMA's A Celebration of the Senses, the free, open-air community event on June 17th, will include a tribute to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian forces. This tribute, "Two Countries-One Spirit," will feature speeches by Dutch and Canadian dignitaries, a flight show, and, of course, live music by PRISMA's symphony orchestra, the Pacific Philharmonic. The HMCS Whitehorse will anchor nearby, and, during the Overture 1812 by Tchaikovsky, real canons will be fired from the beach. For more information on the event and its history, visit 1945-2015.org.
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