SJSTF: Atsan Man with Louise Profeit-LeBlanc

Date: Sep 28
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Theatre

This program, Atsän Män, is about resilience, the strength of women and about how life throws us the most unbelievable and impossible tests.

Louise Profeit-LeBlanc looks at how our ancestors dealt with similar issues through their beliefs and knowledge that there was a far greater power than our puny selves at work in this world. She feels we can restore, reconstruct and rebuild that which is very precious to us, if only we have faith.

Through our songs and prayers to the Great Spirit, we can achieve the unbelievable through the grace of our Creator.

Tickets: $12 (+HST), Free for Rooms Members and SJSTF members. Get your ticket online or by calling (709) 757-8090. 

Louise Profeit-LeBlanc is a member of the Nacho N’yak Dun First Nation of Mayo, in Northeastern Yukon. She is a mother, grandmother and a Story-Keeper. Louise comes from a long line of traditional storytellers and her repertoire consists of ancient stories relative to her homeland, as well as her own bundle of personal stories of growing up in her homeland.

As an Elder and Story-Keeper, she acknowledges that this is the most important time of her life and sharing her stories is as a way to give thanks to the Creator for this gift.

This program is in collaboration with St. John’s Storytelling Festival, a not-for-profit organization that has been active in the Storytelling community of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2004. SJS hosts and organizes an annual Storytelling Festival bringing storytellers from across the province, Canada and internationally to the stage in St. John’s.

Events & Programs

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kickstart your weekend by joining us at The Rooms! Spend Saturday mornings with your little ones in our charming Harbour View Room. It's a delightful opportunity for unguided playtime amidst a variety of toys and books tailored for toddlers aged 2 to 4.

There's no need to pre-register; simply pay your admission at The Rooms front desk and then drop in anytime between 10 am and noon and let the weekend festivities commence! 

While the activities are designed for children aged 2 to 4, younger kids are more than welcome. Caregivers are required to accompany their children throughout the session. Our program room can accommodate up to 20 adults with their little ones, but if it's full, caregivers are encouraged to step back momentarily to allow space for others to join in the fun.

The Playdate is included in the cost of admission. Free for Rooms Members. 

With support from Tom and Susan (Kent) Foran Family Foundation.