National Seniors Day
Celebrate National Seniors Day virtually, with a musical performance and guest speakers. Watch the show from the comfort of your home as we acknowledge the contributions seniors make to our communities!
Date & Time
Tickets & Pricing
How to Watch
- Check back here on October 1 at 10am to watch the show virtually
- Available to watch from October 1–4
- Renée Sarojini Saklikar, Poet and Creative Writing Instructor
- Noel Bentley, Speaking and Storytelling Coach for the Surrey SHARES program
- Tiller’s Folly
For any queries, contact Camilla Daoud, City of Surrey Age Friendly for Seniors and Diversity Programmer at firstname.lastname@example.org
About our Presenters
For over 20 years, Tiller’s Folly have been uniting past with present as modern-day storytellers of lore, singing the West’s pioneer history to life. From the outset, the band aspired to create acoustic music that is thoughtful, progressive, yet timeless in nature. Music that represents their Pacific Coastal home. They set out to preserve a measure of the West’s colonial heritage in stories and songs.
Drawing influence from Scottish, Irish and Maritime Music traditions, Tiller’s Folly have continued to expand and refine their potent blend of Pacific Canadiana and beyond.
Renée Sarojini Saklikar is a poet and creative writing instructor who lives in Vancouver on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples. She is the author of four books, including the ground-breaking poetry book, children of air india, about the bombing of Air India Flight 182, which won the Canadian Authors Association Poetry Prize. Her newest book is Bramah and The Beggar Boy, an epic fantasy in verse, (Nightwood Editions, 2021)
Born in India, Renée grew up in towns across Canada, before settling in New Westminster. She was the first poet laureate for the City of Surrey (2015-2018).
As a speaker, emcee and comedian, Noel challenges and entertains audiences with his unique perspectives, ability to connect ideas and offbeat humour. Noel is the Emcee and Program Co-ordinator for TEDxSurrey. He is a Distinguished Toastmaster and has created a public speaking project designed to change how we create and experience keynote talks.
Currently, Noel is the Speaking and Storytelling Coach for the Surrey SHARES program which helps participants to uncover and tell their stories. His recent volunteer work includes teaching photography and creating a program to help newcomers to Canada find and keep employment.