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Guelph storyteller sharing tales about dads at virtual Father's Day event

'Stories, we usually say they’re about someone, but usually a good story is about a lesson learned'
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Guelph storyteller Brad Woods. File photo

If you’re looking for something to do for Father’s Day, a local storyteller is teaming up with the Guelph Civic Museum to share some dad-related stories.

Sunday at 10 a.m., veteran storyteller Brad Woods will share lessons he’s learned from his father, his own parenting adventures, and some folk tales featuring father figures in a free online event called Father’s Day Stories.

“Stories, we usually say they’re about someone, but usually a good story is about a lesson learned,” said Woods, “I have stories that feature my dad, but it’s about bigger themes.

“I try to tell stories that are good for everybody."

The event will be streamed by the Guelph Civic Museum, but more information about the event will be posted closer to the performance on their website or Facebook page.

For those who can't tune in that morning, Woods mentions his performance is being recorded and a video of it will be available online for the rest of the day.

“Not only do you get a chance to sit back and listen and do something different, you don't have to pay us, just come and join us," said Woods.

The event is in association with Basic Dads, a Toronto group which started during the pandemic by one father looking to form social connections online by releasing how-to videos. 

Woods adds it is a great organization and he is thrilled to be working with Basic Dads for this event.

“To be doing a Father’s day event with Basic Dad is a great tie-in,” he said.

Having told stories for almost 25 years, Woods hopes families who tune in on Sunday will have a laugh, a thought or reflection while listening to him.

“If it’s a good story, it’s good for everybody,” he said, “I think it’s important to connect, we need it more now than ever.”

Besides hosting this virtual event, Woods will be participating in a few other events this summer, including VirtualiTea ‘n’ Tales, the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival and the Fergus Scottish Festival.

“There’s going to be a whole combination of words and songs and rhythms and harmonies that will be happening.”


Ariel Deutschmann

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Ariel Deutschmann is a feature writer and reporter who covers community events, businesses, social initiatives, human interest stories and more involving Guelph and Wellington County
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