Creative Workshop Reviews
a great opportunity for our students to approach creative writing in a new way
Debra Bridgman, Principal, Standing Stone School, Oneida Nation of the Thames, ON
The sessions were fun, interactive and a unique opportunity for our students
Sharlene Kantz, Teacher, Northern B.C. Distance Education School, Fort St John, B.C.
Rik does an amazing job beyond teaching his content
Dave Ritchie, Principal , Carmi Elementary School, Penticton, B.C.
There was a really powerful exchange of ideas as Rik reinforced some great poetry writing techniques to apply to their own writing. Margaret Syme, Senior Secondary Teacher, Literacy Consultant, Northern Territory, Australia
Rik’s sessions are engaging, comprehensive, supportive right from the first steps of the writing process, to the final stage! The skills and lessons learned are invaluable.
Ruth Stadelmayer, High School Teacher, Francine J Wesley Secondary School, Kashechewan First Nation, ON
Indigenous Performance Workshop Reviews
Your presentation both moved and inspired us all…you connect with your audience in a way that is unique. You tease all our senses through your performance and what you leave behind is a warm memory and the desire to open the floodgates of our own creativity.
Brent Kaulback, Regional Director, South Slave District School District, NWT
you have joined an elite group of rising stars representing the best and brightest Aboriginal recording artists from across the country. Eric Robinson, Minister of Culture, Heritage, Tourism, and Sport
It is one thing to follow the curriculum. It is another to teach its worth in our lives. Rik Leaf and Tribe of One did just that!
Gretchen Day, Teacher, Heart Lake Secondary School, Brampton, ON
The workshops demanded risk-taking, courage, and creativity
Sheila Cavanagh, Principal, Lutsel K’e Dene School, NWT
Your presentation was invaluable, you encouraged us to imagine, create and persevere.
Verne Lorway, Music Director, Sydney Academy, Cape Breton
An exceptionally memorable performance! We gained a clearer understanding and appreciation for individualism and the talents that each person may hold.
Dan Summers, Principal, Fort Resolution Deninu School, NWT
A high-impact presentation! I shudder to think that we might have missed this amazing opportunity had I been too quick to hit the delete button.
Geoff Bueger, Principal, Princess Alexandra School, Hay River, NWT
I considered it to be the best presentation I have ever seen throughout my entire career
Jon MacNeill, President, Sussex Regional High School, Sussex, NB
The event far exceeded our expectations and hopes and the feedback we have received has been uniformly glowing.
Maura Broadhurst, Curator, Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, ON
After seeing videos on YouTube, I was already sold… but I had no idea that these videos would pale in comparison to the live performance. I heard nothing but rave reviews from the crowd. The most memorable performance of my weekend
Ken Jaworski, Artistic Director, Brandon Folk Festival, MB
What a unique presentation!
Lynn Munilla, Artistic Director, Festival du Voyageur, Winnipeg, MB
Rik’s Music Reviews
A multi-layered slice of Canadiana – while others try to divide the country, Rik has captured the sound of Canadian unity
Broose Tulloch, DJ, 92.9 KICK FM
Rik Leaf has carefully positioned himself on the margins speaking hope to the disenfranchised and dispirited.
Brent Nelson, Ph.D., English Department, University of Saskatchewan
An invaluable addition to Canada’s music scene. I don’t know of any other effort that has so completely captured the essence of Canada. Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Member of Parliament, Winnipeg, MB
Rik Leaf is a category 4 hurricane slamming into the coast of Canadian Culture.
Karla Adolphe, Jacob & Lily
Rik leaves you thinking…
Paula Spurr, Blue Grass Orphans
Rik Leaf is most clearly an innovator.
Tom Lennie, Gold USA.com