TORONTO – Bif Naked is in a hotel restaurant, chipper as ever with her jet-black hair and tattooed arms, even as she discusses the darker parts of her new memoir, “I, Bificus.”
After battling misogyny and drugs on the music scene and dealing with sexual assault and a divorce – not to mention surviving breast cancer, kidney failure and heart surgery – the Vancouver singer-songwriter is newly engaged, feeling healthy and plans to record a new “very loud” record.
“I feel really good,” says the 44-year-old, whose past hits include “Spaceman” and “I Love Myself Today.”
The latest attraction to the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden is now open to the public.
Motoko is a new metal mosasaur measuring 13 feet in length that’s part of a new interactive exhibit.
“Motoko has been in the works for a while and we’re thrilled at how well received she was at her unveiling,” said CFDC executive director Peter Cantelon. “Our goal is to give people a truly unique and fun experience with our new Access Credit Union Aquasaur Photobooth that they cannot get anywhere else.”
The new Inuit Art Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery will receive $5 million from the city over the next five years.
Mayor Brian Bowman made the funding $1 million annual commitment on Friday to the centre, which will include Inuit and Indigenous art galleries, studio and learning spaces, and artist-in-residence and curator-in-residence spaces.
“Indigenous arts and culture constitute a large part of our collective heritage as Winnipeggers and that makes Winnipeg the logical place to celebrate it,” Bowman said. “The Inuit Art Centre will play an integral role in promoting Indigenous Arts and Culture and I’m proud to be a part of that.”