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August 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Facilitated by Tess Martens

Location: Speed River, meeting in front of the Boathouse

An interactive course designed to help you investigate recreation and leisure activities that are personalized, to reduce stress and anxiety and create balance in your activities of daily living.

Tess Martens is born and lives in Guelph, Ontario. She is a performance artist, painter and recreation therapist. She has performed in Canada, The United-States, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, and Mexico. Her work explores trauma, her childhood and adult memories, guilt and shame, as well as, play, childhood games, gender expectations, being queer and humour. As a recreation therapist, Tess has worked closely with the elderly for over 10 years, specifically seniors living with dementia. She loves to connect with people and explore their genuine interests to improve individuals’ lives.

Please email [email protected] with any questions and/or accessibility needs and to register for this session. 

[Image Description. Colour Image. Promotional Graphic with black and navy text on a light pink background with an illustration depicting “recreation”. The navy text that circles the graphic reads: Recreation Therapy for Artists’ Mental Health. Presented by Ed Video Media Arts Centre. White stars are visible to the top left and bottom right of the circular text. In the bottom left corner text reads: Facilitated by Tess Martens. Recreation Therapy for Artists’ Mental Health. Tuesday, August 23rd 6-8pm. Ed Video’s logo is visible on the bottom right. 

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