Pre-Festival Workshop

Ann Mortifee and Sherrill Miller, friends of many years, will present a full-day workshop together – “A Celebration of Living and Possibility.” The workshop runs from 9 am to 4 pm, on Friday, October 23rd, 2015. Bring your journal, comfortable clothing and water container. Ann will later give the keynote address at the opening reception of InSpirit: Celebrating Spirituality in the Arts, that begins at 7 pm that evening.
The cost is $90, which includes a delicious lunch. Bursaries and financial assistance are available, upon request.

Change is inevitable. Every day we have the opportunity to make new choices. Whether our story is of bereavement and loss or transitioning into new territories, Ann and Sherrill will provide strategies to see new possibilities to reinvent and re-enchant our lives.

Ann will work with tools to anchor ourselves in the present moment. She will portray embodiment of life experiences and provide tools to be in the body, to be in the present, in stillness and at peace today with what is.

Sherrill will feature ‘The Gift of Change’, a blend of story and music with images by world renowned photographer, Courtney Milne, in a journey of beauty and wonder.
Through images, discussions, movement, journaling and reflection, Ann and Sherrill will weave their knowledge and expertise together for a moving and life enhancing workshop.

Ann Mortifee

Ann spent years as a theatre and concert artist performing solo or with the likes of Harry Belafonte, John Denver and Paul Horn, her late husband. She has sung with symphony orchestras throughout North America, written ballet scores, including the internationally acclaimed The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, created film scores, musicals, one-woman shows, inspirational books and CDs, all of which led to her to being honoured with the prestigious Order of Canada, and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, for her outstanding contribution to the performing and healing arts.

Sherrill Miller

Sherrill Miller uses symbolic, artistic, psychological and spiritual concepts to assist others in discovering deeper ways of understanding their lives. Working with the mystical images portrayed by her late husband, renowned Canadian photographer Courtney Milne, she guides participants to move from knowledge to wisdom, using an “inner landscapes” process evolved through years of creative exploration and photography of sacred places around the world.

This workshop is being held prior to the inSpirit Festival.To register for this workshop, go to or drop in at 760 Main Street, Penticton. You can register by phone at 250-770-7668 or e-mail To be as inclusive as possible, financial assistance and bursaries are available