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Mavis Dumont shares Northwest Coast Indigenous Stories in Parksville Feb. 23 – PQB News

Storytelling event planned for 7 p.m. at McMillan Arts Centre

Mavis Dumont has been a storyteller for decades, carrying on an oral tradition that goes back thousands of years.

Her one-woman show Northwest Coast Indigenous Stories is set for Feb. 23 at the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville, presented as part of Mid Island Storytellers’s series ‘Tales for the Telling’.

Dumont has learned a wide range of stories over the years.

“It’s a lot of laughter, a lot of fun, a lot of spookiness and suspense,” she said.

“I like to put a twist on my stories, like I’ll elaborate, so people’s minds can just wander into the forest and just imagine the surprises that can jump out at you any moment.”

The evening will include two 45-minutes sets: the first is a brief history of the area — stories told among First Nations that lived along the coast and the inlets, Dumont said.

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