Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | Categories: |
Tapestry host Mary Hynes examines a more gritty kind of hospitality.
In terms of meaning, it's become one of the mushiest words in the English language: "hospitality".
You have your hospitality committee: volunteers wearing name tags, handing out drink-tickets at the office party. There's the whole hospitality industry, that holds big conventions at chain hotels out by the airport. With more name tags. And lots more drink-tickets.
Closer to home, there's hospitality of the Martha Stewart style -- the kind you thank hosts for as you marvel at their artfully constructed centrepieces, and colour-coded table settings.
But in this week's episode of And The Winner Is... a more gritty brand of hospitality. From the woman in Calgary who invites a homeless man to come and stay ... to refugee homes in Winnipeg. We are also going to hear about the hospitality from L'Arche community in Toronto, and the Munk School of Global Affairs.
The program is called "Radical Hospitality" -- an award-winning episode of "Tapestry" that was recognized in 2011 with a Gabriel Award.