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Rik Leaf

Arts Education Resources

I’ve been offering arts education and performance workshops in schools for 15 years. To maximize the investment of your school, I offer three separate workshops; Slam Poetry, Filmmaking and Songwriting. I am happy to offer all three over the course of a week, or focus on just one. Slam Poetry is a combination of creative […]

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Record Your Version of This Song

Dark is the Night, came out of recent conversations with young songwriters, slam poets and filmmakers in remote communities across the country. Their personal stories of pain, hope and struggle mixed with the stories coming out of Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island. The theme of my workshops is always about finding your voice so you […]

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live in your moment

Driving from Victoria to Fort St John, B.C. felt like moving through a 12-hour postcard. The richness and depth of the autumn palette was totes-amazeballs. Like Mother Nature knew full well she was looking damn good and meant to flaunt her assets and turn some heads as she sashayed from summer to fall. After battling […]

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Let Your Palate Be Your Guide

My budget has never been able to afford the wines I’d drink if money were no object. My palate has motivated me to be a very discerning buyer, exploring wine producers and regions where I don’t have to pay for a prestigious ‘brand name.’ I want my money going to the quality of the wine […]

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The story ON the bottle

Space is very limited on the outside of a wine bottle, so you know that winemakers have carefully chosen information they believe will help you anticipate the wine IN the bottle. I recently picked up a bottle of Urban Uco. It had a sophisticated hipster logo that made me think of young urban wine drinkers…like […]

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July Newsletter

  Hey I’ve been working on something that I thought might interest you. This year I completed my advanced level wine education with the Wine Spirit Education Trust from London, England. I’ve combined this wealth of wine knowledge with my love of art and culture, creating two events I’m excited to share with you. The […]

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4 Wines. 4 Books. 1 Event.

The idea for the Perfect Pairing came up during a conversation with my publishers at Promontory Press. We all love stories. We all love wine. And we love having a great time together with other people who feel the same. I describe The Perfect Pairing as, Book-Club-meets-Wine-Tasting and discovers it’s the best party of the […]

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Food & Wine Success!

My advice is to approach pairing food and wine with a sense of adventure! Treat it like you would art, music or theatre. One taste doesn’t fit all. It’s not about right or wrong it’s about exploring the world of possibilities and discovering something that you really love. In the pairing game food has more […]

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Event Photos-World of Wine

 

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Entertaining Wine Education

The Entertaining World of Wine transports wine education from the classroom to a cultural event. Rik Leaf is an advanced level wine educator whose interactive performance presentation creates a really exciting environment that makes it fun to explore the world of wine. Seven Noble Grapes                       […]

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World Tour Videos

I’ve worked on some spectacular sets and studios and loved every minute. But the reality is, a great story can compensate for a lack of budget, but it doesn’t work the other way around. While we toured the world I had one pocket size HD video camera, one point and shoot and a laptop in […]

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Live Productions

Rik Leaf & Tribe of One Instrumental Storytelling – Fort St John, B.C. Rik Leaf – A Master Storyteller What If – Slam Poetry Tribe of One – Gathering Of Nations, New Mexico Rik Leaf & Tribe of One – Festival du Voyageur A Wicked Winnipeg House Concert – April 2012 Rik Leaf & Tribe […]

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