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Tatanka Workshops

 Is Tatanka Workshops suitable for National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW)?

Yes, we have often been booked during November’s NAAW dates in presenting workshops to the students and evening workshops for community members designed to meet the goals with fun, entertaining and informative activities.

NAAW is November 19-25, 2017 and this year we are connecting with NAAW’s theme, “Small Actions Make a Big Difference”, to encouraging participants to live addiction-free and responsibly.

An addition to this year’s workshops is information on Fentanyl abuse which is complementing or usual focus on drug and alcohol prevention and the underlying factors of this behaviour. The use of multimedia techniques aids in getting a strong message across in a comfortable learning environment.


 How do I get a price quote for a workshop in our community? 

All of our pricing is at a flat rate to help you plan your budget accurately. The fee includes travel, sound, lights, projection, promotional material, and books. Because of the variables in travel expenses, quotes vary between communities. Please contact Dorothy who will provide you with a written quote.


What do we have to supply for the workshops?

Victor tours with a complete sound, lights, projection. If you have a screen in your gym, he will likely use that. We ask for 2 tables and four chairs for the workshop set up and seating for your participants. Usually the young students sit on the floor and seating is provided for others.


Is Victor Lethbridge your only presenter?

We have access to other amazing talent and Motivational Speakers if you are looking for additional presenters. This includes:

Double Vision Magic: Comedy Magic Show with a Twin Twist. These identical twins use some of the top illusionist techniques, including the levitation of a body and unbelievable disappearing skills to create laughter while incorporating a message that encourages all.

Jungle Jim Hunter:

Numerous Musical Bands in all generous of music: Dorothy was a concert promoter for over 20 years and has access to all bands. Recent bookings she has done include but are not limited to:  Hunter Brothers.


How many workshops would there be in a school day?

 School Workshops are intended to be about 70 to 90 minutes long but are flexible to fit into a school schedule.


The sample workshop schedule below is for a Grade k to Grade 12 school.



                        9:30 am  - Arrive & Set Up Sound, lights, projection 

                        (No activity in gym during set up)

Workshop #1  10:30 am to 12 pm     Jr High Grades

Workshop #2  1:00 pm to 2:10 pm    Elementary Grades

Workshop #3  2:15 pm to 3:30 pm    High School (or Activities UV-DJ Dance & Author signing)



What is the film school?

Another workshop option would be to have a 2-day event and have the workshops but also a film school focused on the Jr High or high school students. This is a project where a grouping of 20 students is broken into three groups which each produce a commercial, music video or interviews an elder. Victor edits the project and puts it to music which they have selected. Each participant and the schools gets DVDs as a lasting memory in the community. The community is invited to the debuting of the film clips as they are presented in a school assembly. This is a wonderful way to have footage of some elders and youth interacting. Let us know and we can give you the goals, benefits and costs of this project.



Do you do youth conferences?

Yes. Here's a sample schedule.



Day One

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Lunch & Registration

 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm    Opening Comments & Ceremony

2:30 pm to 3:45 pm Workshop #1 Violence & Bullying: Self Esteem Development

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm  Break Out Sessions as sport/craft/workshop options

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm  MEAL

 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm  Other entertainment

9:00 pm to 12:00 pm  DJ DANCE         

Day 2    

10:30 am to 12:00 pm  Workshop #2 Drug (Crystal Meth) & Alcohol Prevention     12:00 pm to 1:00 pm  MEAL  

 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm  Break Out Sessions as sport/craft/workshop options

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm  Workshop #3 Relationships, HIV/AIDS: Respect & Stigma

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Break Out Sessions as sport/craft/workshop options

 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm  MEAL                                

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm  Activities & DJ DANCE            

Day 3    

10:30 am to 11:30 am  Workshop #4 Self Esteem #2 & Leadership Development or Suicide

 11:30 am to 12:00 pm  Closing Comments



  • The above are suggested times that can be changed to accommodate the exact school timetable.
  • Set up and workshops must be in the school gym or Hall since we tour with a full sound a light set-up.
  • It takes about 1 hour to set up so we will need full access to the gym, with no other activities, for 1 hour before the first workshop.
  • We use a lot of film projection in our presentation so the gym must be able to be darkened in advance. (i.e. Windows covered)
  • We need 3 tables and 4 chairs available in the gym when we arrive for our set-up.
  • You must supply chaperons/security for any evening events



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