Pat Greenwell: Millennium Harper of Children's Harp Awareness in Central Alberta, 2002
Hello, John, I feel as if I have come to know you over the past year. Thank you for giving me and others the incentive to push ourselves beyond what we thought we could do. This Millennium Harper project has been a great experience. And the rewards keep coming. I played last weekend at an Awards ceremony honouring people from small towns. One of the recipients was a lady from the Indian Reserve who had had 13 childrend, fostered many others, and still had time to be a teacher. After I played, her little grand-daughter came up and gave me a hug, and said she had played my harp at the school and would I come and meet her kokum (grandmother).
Sincerely, Pat Greenwell, Millennium Harper of Children's Harp Awareness in Central Alberta.
(Below is the original declaration:)
I, Pat Greenwell, make this proclamation: To become the Millennium Harper of Children's Harp Awareness in Central Alberta, Canada. I will call my program- "Come and Meet My Harp"
It is my intention to contact in the Red Deer to Wetaskiwin area, schools, libraries, and home schoolers day programs with the goal of acquainting children with the harp, and encouraging them to play it. I intend to show them how the harp works, and make a presentation about the various types of harps, and how it can be used to enhance, stories, plays etc. I will provide documentation of my performances with witness signatures and with photographs.