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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Messages On Doors: Quw'utsun


Comedy History & heritage Indigenous Intercultural Interdisciplinary Performance
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Siem Lelum Gym - Cowichan Tribes

5574 River Road

Duncan, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


A live blending of storytelling, personal experience, and performance art.

Join us in person this Sept 26, 2023 for the public feast and sharing of the Core Artists’ and Community Participants’ artistic responses to the messages on doors workshop.

Messages on Doors is an online community engagement workshop and live art presentation where members of the Vancouver Island public generate works of art through an online theatre workshop and directed creative process.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Indigenous and non-Indigenous community participants work together to create messages shared as part of a digitally streamed and live celebration performance on the traditional and ancestral lands of the Cowichan Tribes

The Big Ideas 2023

We are responsible to take action against the Historical and Present day dark messages of hate towards Indigenous peoples.

In these times of Reconciliation, we need to connect more.

Values: Love. Truth. Listening. Survival. Joy.



The Fox Queen

Progressive Theatre Collective, The Fox Queen (FQ) was formed during the early days of Covid 19, due to a strong desire to connect, inquire, dismantle, (re)align artistic practices, and forge new decolonized ways of theatre making and creation. The Fox Queen is creative collaborators Tamara McCarthy and Dave Mott. These two white artists of settler descent have over 40 years of combined theatre creation, direction, performance, physical training, devising, leadership, independent producing, mentorship, presentation and teaching in the arts sector. The Fox Queen ethos rests solidly inside the founding shared values of Humour, Love, Communication, Listening, Respect, Healing, Song, and Collaboration. Tamara and Dave are focused on Community, Responsibility, Survival, Anti-Racist Practice and the Present Moment. Our values lead and define us. FQ exists in the present moment, self reflecting and focusing on the heartbeats around us; we are flexible, continually responding to the evolving needs of the people on our teams and the communities with whom we engage.