November 3 - Tidemark Theatre
Don't miss the 9th annual Haig-Brown Lecture by renowned singer and
ecology advocate Raffi Cavoukian, titled "Respecting Earth and Child: Child
Honouring and Sustainability". Proudly co-presented by the Campbell River
Museum, Campbell River Arts Council and Haig-Brown Institute, the event
was created to honour the memory of celebrated Campbell River author
Roderick Haig-Brown and has grown into a important voice for
conservation. Raffi's lecture will be accompanied by a short documentary
film, "Primeval: Enter the Incomappleux", by Campbell River's own awardwinning
filmmaker Damien Gillis, who will be on hand to introduce the film.
Known by his first name alone, Raffi was a pioneer in quality recordings for
kids on his indie label, Troubadour. For millions of fans, Raffi’s music was
the soundtrack of their childhoods, and they took his signature song, “Baby
Beluga,” to heart. These “beluga grads” now share his music with their own
kids. Raffi has been described by the Washington Post and the Toronto
Star as the most popular children’s entertainer in the Western world, and
Canada’s all-time children’s champion.
Raffi is a music producer, author, entrepreneur, speaker, and ecology
advocate. He is the recipient of numerous honours, including the Global
500 Roll, the Order of Canada, and the Order of BC. He holds four
honorary degrees and is a member of the Club of Budapest.
In a career spanning four decades, Raffi has refused all commercial
endorsement offers and has never taken part in direct advertising to
children. In 2006, he was awarded the Fred Rogers Integrity Award for this
In 2010, Raffi founded The Centre for Child Honouring on Salt Spring
Island, BC. With the motto “Respecting Earth and Child,” the Centre is at
the heart of a global movement that views honouring children as the best
way to create sustainable, peacemaking societies.
His recent work includes the book, Lightweb Darkweb: Three Reasons To
Reform Social Media Before It Re-Forms Us , his new kids’ album, Owl
Singalong, and the recently-released Best of Raffi.
The Haig-Brown Memorial Lecture Series was created by the Campbell
River Arts Council in 2009, and is a partnership of the Arts Council, the
Museum at Campbell River and the Haig-Brown Institute. The intention is
to honour the legacy of both Roderick Haig- Brown and Ann Haig-Brown
(nee Elmore). Roderick Haig-Brown (1908-1976) applied his passion
equally to fishing, writing, conservation, and public service and left behind a
strong legacy of literary excellence, centered on the rivers of British
Columbia. His work represented an early environmental voice. Ann Elmore
was a major force for social justice issues in Campbell River, notably
around the challenges facing women. The Ann Elmore Transition House is
named in her honour. The Haig-Brown Memorial Lectures provide an
annual forum for writers to inspire a new generation with their vision for the
environment, social issues and literary excellence.
Tickets: $15 (includes GST, +applicable fees) - contact the Tidemark