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Keiskamma Canada AGM

An Invitation / A Reminder! – Annual General Meeting

When: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: Highlands Branch, Edmonton Public Library – 6710 – 118 Avenue

At our AGM we review past year’s events & elect new board members. To vote you must be a paid up member ($20 membership).

Over the past decade, Keiskamma Canada has been able to accomplish much […]

I’m going to take you on a journey…

written by Neil Sawers, board member

You’re en route to Hamburg on the coast of the Eastern Cape.

First, to East London. South African Airways will fly you there from Johannesburg or Cape Town. You’ll descend over one of South Africa’s informal settlements, make your way through a small terminal, then to your rental car, a […]

By |April 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Learn about the Keiskamma Music Academy

By |August 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Who buys things at our product sales: A story

Today is the first day of our Christmas sale at the University of Alberta Hospital. We have 4 long tables set up, full of the wonderful hand crafted items from the Keiskamma Trust. There are warm felted scarves, tea cozies, aprons and tea towels, brightly coloured shopping bags, elephant cushion covers and beaded ornaments […]

By |January 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Why We Do What We Do…

 

Little did Carol Hoffmeyr know what she was getting into when she and her husband, Justus, moved from Johannesburg to the small village of Hamburg on the coast of the Eastern Cape back in 2000. Both physicians, Carol is a generalist while Justus’s specialty is obstetrics and gynecology.

Carol’s reason for moving was to pursue […]

By |September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    The Keiskamma Art Project – Restoring Hope and Livelihoods by Brenda Schmahmann

The Keiskamma Art Project – Restoring Hope and Livelihoods by Brenda Schmahmann

Dear friends of mine and of Keiskamma
Our book about the major works of Keiskamma Art project is about to be printed and will be launched on 30 November this year.

Robert Hofmeyr, our son, designed it, Professor Brenda Schmahmann wrote the text , and it is being published by Robin Stuart-Clark of Print Matters. I […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    INDALO: Nature Tapestries from Keiskamma, Eastern Cape of South Africa

INDALO: Nature Tapestries from Keiskamma, Eastern Cape of South Africa

February 13-March 20
 

Inspired by the wonder, beauty and fragility of their natural environment, the women of the tiny village of Bodiam have created intricate tapestries that set birds in beautifully lush surroundings. The women have entitled this work ‘Indalo’, the Xhosa word for ‘nature’. Although life in the Eastern Cape remain challenging, hope and […]

By |January 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

The Isishweshwe Apron

Isishweshwe is a distinctive printed cotton fabric from German design.

An Isishweshwe apron [faskoti] is an important part of a Xhosa woman’s wardrobe.

You first wear an Isishweshwe apron when you are a bride [umakoti].

As a married woman, you are supposed to have one or two or even more Isishweshwe outfits in case there is a […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Food for the Heart – Garden Program from a Youth’s Perspective

Food for the Heart – Garden Program from a Youth’s Perspective

Thank you Sean Sander for sharing one of your experiences from the Change Your World Youth Tour put on by Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC). Watch for more stories from the youth participants! 
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Upon viewing the garden, I was struck with awe. The pilot garden, and the Go-Go gardens that I visited are beautifully pruned, and […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Fabric Inspired by One of Our Own

Over the years, previous board member, Marilyn Scott has made several visits to the Keiskamma Trust to inspire teachers and children in the classrooms. While she was inspiring children with her kindness and creativity she didn’t quite realize the inspiration her sundress would bring to the Trust as well. Some of the women […]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|