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Vancouver Historical Society The earliest known surviving film footage of Vancouver, shot in 1907 by a hand-cranked camera mounted to a streetcar, mysteriously surfaces in Australia, and is given to...
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The Volcano Theatre Company crossed the ocean from Wales to bring its water-based installation to Britannia Secondary School. The theatrical event, called A Few Little Drops; the extraordinary life...
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Urban Republic/Cineworks Urban Republic and Cineworks recreated the drive-in movie experience in the heart of Vancouver, with their own contemporary spin. The roof of a Gastown parkade was...
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Dal Richards
It’s 9 a.m. A Tuesday morning, and I’m waiting my turn to interview Dal Richards – well-known bandleader, sax player, Freeman of the City, philanthropist, and nonagenarian. “Dal” is being interviewed...
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Origami – the art of paper folding – has long been relegated to the far corner of the craft store, considered simply a hobby or a child’s pastime. That view holds true even in Japan, the country long...
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Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia Society Eighty-six-year-old Cyril Holbrow grew up in Clayburn, a picturesque village just outside of Abbotsford where he still lives today. He’s pleased about...
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Emily Carr Summer Institute Aboriginal teens with artistic inclinations had the opportunity to participate in Emily Carr’s Summer Institute for Aboriginal Teens, thanks in part to $13,000 grant from...
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DTES Small Arts Grants The elderly First Nations man limps toward Oppenheimer Park, as he does nearly every morning, bearing the weight of his bum knee on a copper-coloured cane. If Oppenheimer Park...
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Ballet British Columbia Who doesn’t like Frank Sinatra? Inspired by old blue eyes himself, Nine Sinatra Songs is a ballroom-dance ballet set to the swooning voice of Sinatra, presented by Ballet...
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"Is that art? Or is it mass production?" Instructor Val Batyi leads a group of students through the Artists for Kids Gallery in North Vancouver. They've just moved on from Ed Burtynsky's Oxford Tire...
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Arts in Action Society The Arts in Action Society has launched its new magazine, Lester’s Army, which aims to strengthen intergenerational friendships by connecting youth and seniors. The magazine...
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Kids Up Front Foundation Kids Up Front Foundation gives underprivileged families the opportunity to attend entertainment events they couldn’t have afforded otherwise. One father says, “It’s been...
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Vancouver Sculpture Biennale "The Vancouver Sculpture Biennale is a bi-annual citywide celebration that transforms the city into an open air museum. It features contemporary works by artists from...
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Vancouver Foundation A unique program creates stability for B.C. arts organizations. With a $25M donation from the Province of B.C., Vancouver Foundation offers arts and cultural organizations...
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The art world has seen a renewed interest in painting, both here in Vancouver and abroad. The Vancouver Art Gallery has created an exhibit focusing on seven BC painters who ventured out of Canada to...
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NeWorld Theatre Society Neworld Theatre Society’s latest production Adrift on the Nile explores the relationship between the Middle East and the West. Adrift on the Nile addresses many of the...
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Every Wednesday evening, from September to June, the walls of Ryerson United Church in Vancouver, reverberate with the sounds of a world-renowned choir rehearsing. You may have heard them on national...
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ArtStarts in School Society Delta students take part in a gallery tour created by young artists in collaboration with professional artists. Through movement and dance, students see first hand the...
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Vancouver Academy of Music The Academy is more than just a school of music. It’s a community where students can grow as musicians. They offer classical classes for all levels from three-year olds...
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Surrey Museum Surrey Museum has been busy collecting artifacts, and building an audience. When they amassed almost 100,000 artifacts and archival documents, they decided it was time for a new home...
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MN8 Sound One youth says the MN8 Sound Program was the best thing that ever happened to him. That is the power of music. Therapist Avrum Nadigel created the program hoping that music would help youth...
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Kiwassa Neighbourhood House runs an art therapy program for pre-teens in East Vancouver. Issues like self-esteem, identity and bullying can pose challenges for kids. Kiwassa encourages them to work...
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Ballet Kelowna Words cannot convey the beauty of this movement. Tour jeté en l’air, panché arabesque, into lift. Retiré into fouetté pirouette, finish with lift, arms en haut. They do it again… and...
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