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Interview with Penticton’s Shane Koyczan

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What were your hopes for this performance?

“In the arts community, lines are being drawn between people who are part of [the Olympics] and people who aren’t. People are upset about cuts to arts funding. My hope was to galvanize us again because the arts community has always had a strong united front.”

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We Are More: Transcript of opening ceremony poem by Shane Koyczan

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Thanks to the Vancouver Sun for posting Shane’s poem. Here’s the link.

This was one of the most surprising and inspired choices from last night’s ceremonies.