Celebrate the Easter Weekend with a Special Children’s Book Launch & Signing
At the Museum of Vancouver on Saturday, April 15
DREAMLAND, we can meet each other there….
“Within the depths of grief and sorrow
it is hard to marvel at the sun’s magnificent rays.
We can meet again in “Dreamland”
where our spirits and thoughts may transcend to play!”
Dreamland reading and book signing with Dr. Ramneek Dosanjh and her daughter Niyah
April 15, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Families are encouraged to attend this special reading of Dreamland, a children’s book written by a mother-and-daughter team about dealing with loss, as well as Easter festivities including a visit from the Easter Bunny.
MARCH 28, 2017, VANCOUVER, B.C. – “I’ll see you in my dreams” is a phrase that we often hear and say to those who can’t be with us at all times. For one Ladner working mother, she discovered a place where she and her daughter can always meet. Together they turned Dreamland into a children’s book.
Dreamland is a creative collaboration between Dr. Ramneek Dosanjh and her eight year old daughter, Niyah.
First imagined when she was training to become a family physician and working long hours, this creative venture brought Dr. Dosanjh and her daughter closer. It marked a way for the two of them connect when they couldn’t always be together.
“When time, distance or circumstance separate us, the idea of creating our own Dreamland where we can be connected and present for our loved ones provides immeasurable comfort,” says Dr. Ramneek (Rummy) Dosanjh, a Canadian born, U.S. certified family physician. “By creating this space for my daughter and for children everywhere, I’m fulfilling my personal goal of taking a step towards creating a healthier community and society. It’s often difficult for children to understand loss and creating this space for them to visit with loved ones who are no longer with them or are unable to always be with them brings them a closer connection that their imagination can control.”
Dr. Dosanjh believes the acceptance of loss and time, fosters deeper connections by providing opportunities for relationship building. Her hope is that she will be able to develop more strategies that will continually promote the health and well-being of children and families. Dreamland allows for the creation of a place dependent on the dreamer’s imagination and permits escapism to bridge the gap, whether of loss or of presence, and helps to preserve connection and emotional attachment. From a child’s perspective, the concept of loss and death is particularly difficult to grasp. Dreamland allows the imagination to scheme and to create hopeful scenarios.
In celebration of this creative story, Dr. Dosanjh and her daughter are hosting a special Easter weekend Dreamland event for parents and children. Just as Dreamland represents a safe place where child and parent or caregiver can meet, this event gives families an opportunity to share in Easter weekend festivities with a visit from the Easter Bunny, specialty cake will be served all while hearing a special reading by the mother and daughter duo at the Museum of Vancouver.
Published by Kelowna-based Big Heart Publishing Inc., Dreamland allows the imagination to create hopeful scenarios and provides a positive bedtime ritual for children while maintaining a familial connection.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Dr. Dosanjh-Lalli is a family physician who is passionate about primary care, mental health advocacy, youth empowerment and leadership. As a wife and mother to three awe-inspiring daughters, Niyah, Azaria and Ariyana, Dr. Dosanjh-Lalli understands firsthand what it means to balance career with life’s immense challenges.
Niyah K. Lalli is the eldest of three sisters. Her inquisitive spirit and robust imagination led to the creation of Dreamland after the loss of a loved one.
Both mother and daughter are committed to creating small ripples of change and leaving the world a bit better place than they found it.
ABOUT BIG HEART PUBLISHING INC.
Kelowna-based Big Heart Publishing supports the Canadian experience by focusing on Canadian authors, Graphics Designers, Illustrators and printers. Its books have been purchased throughout North America and are soon available through major retailers across Canada as well as their online bookstore at www.BigHeartPublishing.com Established in 2014, Big Heart Publishing Inc. began with a mission to empower young authors to release the story within. Since that time, the two principals and their team have published 8 books featuring children’s stories and raised funds for public schools through their Dynamite Book Project. In 2016, Big Heart Publishing placed in the Top 5 for Best Business Concept at the Small Business Awards for BC. This exposure lead to substantial networking opportunities and coverage in the Business section of the Vancouver Sun. Within days of the article’s publication, Big Heart received several requests from authors seeking an opportunity to work with the company, Mrs. Dosanjh of Dreamland, among them. Follow Big Heart Publishing on Twitter and Facebook.