The Adventures of Himmat Kaur and Fateh Singh
A Self-Directed Activity in English and Punjabi — An Illustrated Children's Story
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This self-directed activity is a fun-filled journey through Bear Creek Park that little kids (age 5 and up) and their adults will love. Self-directed activities use QR codes in public parks inviting participants to experience the activity at their own pace. The Adventures of Himmat Kaur and Fateh Singh is a gripping and hilarious kids book that uses both Punjabi and English to delve into the world of an over-imaginative child.
Himmat and her trusty sidekick Fateh are immersed in a cartoon dreamland and her father’s stories help her navigate the different parts of her identity. As Himmat tries to unpack these teachings passed on to her by her father, she finds the courage to combat her playground bullies!
Grab your device and follow the QR codes to scavenge through Bear Creek Park to find different parts of the story! This activity is available in English and Punjabi. This delightful and engaging walking storybook activity will take about 35 minutes to complete.
ਹਿੰਮਤ ਕੌਰ ਤੇ ਫਤਿਹ ਸਿੰਘ ਦੀ ਮਸਤੀ ਭਰੀ ਕਹਾਣੀ
“ਹਿੰਮਤ ਕੌਰ ਤੇ ਫਤਿਹ ਸਿੰਘ ਦੀ ਮਸਤੀ ਭਰੀ ਕਹਾਣੀ” ਇੱਕ ਦਿਲਚਸਪ ਬੱਚਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਕਿਤਾਬ ਹੈ ਜਿਹੜੀ, ਅੰਗਰੇਜ਼ੀ ਅਤੇ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਦੇ ਵਿੱਚ, ਇਕ ਬੱਚੀ ਦੇ ਤੇਜ ਮਨ ਵਿਚ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ। ਹਿੰਮਤ ਅਤੇ ਉਸ ਦਾ ਵਫਾਦਾਰ ਦੋਸਤ ਫਤਿਹ ਸਿੰਘ ਇਕ ਕਾਰਟੂਨ ਦੁਨੀਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਸਤੀ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਨ। ਹਿੰਮਤ ਦੇ ਡੈਡਾ ਦੀਆਂ ਕਹਾਣੀਆਂ ਰਾਹੀ ਹਿੰਮਤ ਆਪਣੇ ਆਪ ਨੂੰ ਪਛਾਣਨ ਲੱਗਦੀ ਹੈ । ਜਦੋਂ ਹਿੰਮਤ ਆਪਣੇ ਡੈਡਾ ਜੀ ਦੀਆਂ ਕਹਾਣੀਆਂ ਦਾ ਅਰਥ ਕੱਢਦੀ ਹੈ, ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਇਲਾਕੇ ਦੇ ਗੁੰਡੇ ਬੱਚਿਆਂ ਦੇ ਸਾਮਣੇ ਖੜਨ ਦੀ ਹਿੰਮਤ ਮਿਲ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ।
Begin the Activity At Bear Creek Park
Chapter one clue: Head to the nearest bridge to start your adventure!
ਅਧਿਆਇ 1 ਸੁਰਾਗ: ਆਪਣੇ ਸਾਹਸ ਨੂੰ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਨੇੜਲੇ ਪੁਲ ਵੱਲ ਜਾਓ!
About the Artists
The Adventures of Himmat Kaur and Fateh Singh team consists of Gavan, Simranpreet and Conner. We're a group of artists and good friends, working together for the first time to create this interactive experience. While our individual practices are uniquely different, our passion to create thought-provoking, innovative work that inspires is unified!
Gavan is a storyteller who has a passion for using theatre as a means to build community, celebrate diversity and spark positive change. As an artist Gavan feels deeply passionate about telling stories that are diverse and that celebrate all members of her multicultural Canadian community.
She holds a double major from the University of British Columbia in Theatre Studies and History. She is currently the Artist in Residence at Theatre Conspiracy, where she is working on her skills as a director, writer, and dramaturg. She will also be working on her skills as an administrator and producer and will be enhancing her relationships with the theatre community through Conspiracy’s networks locally, nationally and internationally.
Previously, she was the coordinator of the 3.7% at Boca del Lupo – an initiative that strives to create more opportunity for female artists of colour in the Vancouver theatre community. Some of her past directing credits include da’ kink in my hair by Trey Anthony for Stone Throw Productions (staged reading), Mrs. Singh and Me by Munish Sharma for the Arts Club (staged reading), The [Organization] by Rachelle Miguel for unladylike co., Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar for the UBC Players Club, and Foreign Radical, and Victim Impact by Tim Carlson for Theatre conspiracy (assistant). She was also the recipient of the UBC Bill Millerd Award in Theatre and worked for the Arts Club Theatre Company as their Dramaturg Intern.
Conner Singh VanderBeek
Conner is a composer, media artist and PhD candidate in ethnomusicology based between the University of Michigan and Vancouver, BC. He works on musical expressions of Canadian Punjabis and how, whether they create for their diasporic community or for the cultural mainstream, their work is always viewed through their racialization. As a musician, he specializes in classical and jazz piano with forays into Indian classical and Sikh devotional musics, Javanese gamelan, and noise music. Conner also enjoys sewing, weaving, and making stuffed animals.
Simranpreet is an artist, curator and cultural worker creating and working on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Watuth) Peoples (Vancouver). Raised in a diasporic Punjabi community as the daughter of immigrant parents, Anand’s childhood was filled with cross-cultural tension that cultivated her interests in the relationships between culture, familial history and subjective experience. Her work confronts systemic racism and parallel settler colonial structures through their relationships to misunderstanding, failure, humour, boundaries, and language. She is committed to a socially-engaged practice, and has worked with documenta 14, the Surrey Art Gallery, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Rungh, and SFU Galleries.
About Bear Creek Park
When you explore Bear Creek Park, you'll find the focal point for the arts at the Surrey Arts Centre, the cooling off point for the summer at the outdoor pool and waterpark, and the Bear Creek Miniature Train. In addition to a large playground, Bear Creek features football and soccer fields, a running track, a new fenced-in dog off-leash area, and a skatepark to practice your skills. Also find outdoor fitness equipment to use for cardio and strength training. You can also spend time wandering along the nature trails and walking paths. Just a short walk down from the trail, catch a glimpse of spawning salmon or trout!
Surrey Civic Theatres are built on the unceded territories of the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and se’mya’me (Semiahmoo) nations. We are honoured to work and learn on land they have stewarded since time immemorial.