For Immediate Release
Local Non-Profit Corporation Presents Innovative and Affordable Fundraising Project
—support for an important mission that's also a tool for acknowledging the people in your life--
Bellingham, WA, March 28, 2014 - HonorWorks, a local 501c3 nonprofit corporation, will reveal its HonorCoin™ Project on April 12, 2014, at the Lummi Gateway Center. The project is designed to provide participants with a tangible way of acknowledging others when they behave Honorably while also actively supporting Swil Kanim and HonorWorks in bringing music and storytelling programs to alternative high schools in Western Washington state.
The event will begin at 6:30pm. Free tickets can be reserved at www.honorworks.eventbrite.com. Space is limited to 120 attendees.
"Sometimes words are not enough to express our appreciation when a person in our life is the best they can be. We wanted to find a strategy to generate revenue that enables us to us continue our work while, at the same time, give our supporters something tangible they can use to acknowledge people when they share their skills, gifts, and talents", says Swil Kanim, President of HonorWorks.
The solution —The HonorCoin™ Project.
"People keep asking us how they can support our work even though they have a limited budget. Participation in the HonorCoin™ Project will enable them to do so and have a tangible way to honor and acknowledge others," says board member Kathy Dorr.
Several pre-launch HonorCoin™ participants will share their stories on the impact the HonorCoin™ has made on their lives and the lives of others.
"A person who expresses their skills, gifts and talents is acting Honorably," says Lori Marshall, Vice President of HonorWorks. "It can be a very simple thing, such as good customer service or a kind word for someone who is struggling."
The HonorCoin™ Project is based on the Elements of Honor. During the fundraising event, Swil Kanim will explain how the Elements of Honor can work in everyday life. At the end of the presentation, attendees will be invited to register for one of several upcoming Elements of Honor workshops.
HonorWorks is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission it is to create and ignite the potential for Honor among all people by encouraging audiences to freely express their skills, gifts and talent.
About the Lummi Gateway Center
Lummi Gateway Center is a Tribal Small Business Incubator serving the Lummi Community. This nearly 10,000 square foot facility features a seafood market, cafe, tribal arts market, a carving shed, seven incubator spaces and a multipurpose room. Follow us at www.facebook.com/LummiGatewayCenter.
Honoring Inspiration Film Festival -- Call for Submissions
Bellingham, WA, September 5, 2013 – Today HonorWorks announced that it will begin accepting submissions on October 1, 2013 for the first annual Honoring Inspiration Film Festival. The film festival will take place on December 4, 2013 at the Pickford Film Center. Entries in three categories will focus on stories, situations and music that have inspired people to model self-awareness, honesty, integrity, and acceptance.
Local film makers are encouraged to submit their short films to be judged by local business people and artists.
o Documentary (maximum length 10 minutes)
o Music video (maximum length 5 minutes)
HonorWorks is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation whose mission it is to create and ignite the potential for honor among all people by encouraging self-expression through all forms of arts.
Managing Director Hannah Martine can be contacted via email at hannah@HonorWorks.net.
THE SEATTLE TIMES - September 18, 2013
During a Tuesday afternoon rehearsal of an improvisational new work called “Exchange,” held at Seattle Symphony’s Soundbridge music center, Native American musician Swil Kanim — a violinist and member of the Lummi tribe.
Swil Kanim (his names are inseparable) follows that opening with a brief but enthralling cadenza that gradually engages three other players: flutist Paul Taub, a professor at Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts; clarinetist Angelique Poteat, substituting on this occasion for Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s (SSO) Laura DeLuca; and Native wooden flute master Paul “Che oke ten” Wagner, of the Wsaanich (Saanich) tribe of southern Vancouver Island, B.C.
After several minutes of searching, shapeless improvisation, Swil Kanim suggests the group find inspiration outside, in the chaos of the city. He leads the others to Second Avenue and Union Street, where they absorb the wild energy of rush hour.
Written by Tom Keogh for the Seattle Times. To see the full article, click the read more link below.
THE NORTHERN LIGHT - September 4, 2013
Fans of beautiful music and passionate storytelling have learned to mark the first Friday on their calendars during the summer, and this Friday marks the last chance this year for newcomers to take part in a blossoming tradition.
Violinist, storyteller and all-around entertainer Swil Kanim will perform at the last First Friday event at the Lummi Gateway Center (LGC) on Friday, September 6.
Held since May, the monthly event has featured family-friendly performances and extended shopping hours at the LGC’s seafood market and arts and crafts shops. The LGC invites the public to browse, shop or just hang out and take in a captivating performance from a skillful musician.
Swil Kanim has played the violin since the age of eight and went from busking as a young man on the streets of Seattle to performing at events around the world – even performing by invitation for the Dali Lama. The Lummi tribesman’s musical talent is complemented by a gift for storytelling, and he typically weaves stories into his music.
Listening to Swil Kanim perform makes for “a phenomenal family evening,” said Nancy Jordan, who directs the center. “He’s very engaging and welcoming to everyone who attends.”
Written for the Northern Light. To see the full article, click the read more link below
WHATCOM BUSINESS PULSE - July, 2013
Swil Kanim has been honored with many titles, among them a virtuoso violinist, and a passionate storyteller. His performances have ranged from elementary school groups to events around the world. He's had a role in a network TV show ("Northern Exposure"), starred in a movie ("The Business of Fancydancing"), played violin and spoken at the American Indian Film Festival Awards in San Francisco, and performed by invitation for the Dali Lama [sic].
Without an artistic outlet to channel his emotions, he said he never would have been able to overcome the suffering of his early childhood and help others avoid or heal from similar circumstances. He has transformed his experiences into a non-profit foundation, HonorWorks, designed to "inspire self-expression for the honor of all."
HonorWorks relies solely on private donations, and recently undertook a path of booking appearances at corporate and other private-business sponsored gatherings.
Written by Sherri Huleatt for Whatcom Business Pulse. To view the full article, click the view article button below.