The Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives is giving members of the community a chance to interview someone special in their life and have their stories recorded for the future. A day of listening is being presented in one-hour sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, in collaboration with Christenson Village.
"You choose the person to interview and the questions you would like to ask them, and we will provide a private location at the museum for your conversation to be recorded with professional audio equipment," said museum manager/curator Kimiko Hawkes. "The question and topics that you speak about are up to you: there is no right or wrong answers, and it is important to keep in mind that this is an informal process. Picture a kitchen table conversation with that person whose stories make you laugh, learn or capture your heart and imagination.
"Afterwards, we will burn a CD with your recorded conversation on it (or transfer it to a USB memory stick provided by you) for you to take home and share or keep for the future."
Do you have someone in mind but can't find the right questions? Hawkes suggests checking out the Story Corps website to get started at http://storycorps.org/record-your-story/question-generator/list/
"It is the act of listening that honours another person, and it is our goal to help capture the stories that are important to your life and help preserve them for the future," she said.
To pre-book a one-hour time slot, call the museum at 604-886-8232. Book soon, as there are only six slots and they will fill fast.