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About the North Shore Art Crawl

The North Shore Art Crawl is a free community arts event that celebrates the creative energy of our local artists and enables cultural vitality. The objective is to feature artists in approachable and accessible art venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity. We engage, inspire, and transform the North Shore through inclusive alliances among artists and the community.

Special Events and Programs Archive

2014

45th Anniversary & Volunteer Appreciation

Thursday, December 4, 2014 5:00-8:00pm

CityScape Community Art Space 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is celebrating 45 years of stimulating culture in North Vancouver!

At this invitation-only event, we will celebrate 45 years and recognize our dedicated volunteers and lifetime members.  The evening will include unforgettable performances, fabulous food and refreshments, great door prizes and much more!

All volunteers and members are welcome to attend this special event.

Performances by:

Canoe Quartet, with Jay Knudsen – west coast celtic

Lamondance – a training and performing contemporary company for aspiring professional dancers

Vanleena Dance Academy – students will perform a selection from their upcoming holiday spectacular

Mark & Lorna Fortin – vocals, guitar & cello

Thank you to our generous event sponsors:

Holiday Inn, North Vancouver

Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

Presentation House Theatre

S’wich Cafe

Safeway, Lynn Valley

Save on Foods, Park and Tilford


2012

Spring Fundraising Campaign for Maplewood House Beautification   

Maplewood House is a quaint log building at the south end of the parking lot at Maplewood Farm that we share with North Shore Family Services.  We use the upstairs to provide arts programming for adults and children and Family Services uses the downstairs to provide services to families.  The front garden area is extremely difficult to maintain on a regular basis using volunteers and as a result always looks neglected and overrun with weeds.

In partnership with North Shore Family Services, we have recently launched a fundraising campaign through Vesey’s Bulbs to raise money to help cleanup and maintain the garden area in front of Maplewood House. We receive 50% from every purchase, and all proceeds will go to help beautify the grounds at Maplewood House.  Vesey’s has been selling superior seeds and bulbs for 73 years, and guarantees the quality of all their products.

We invite you to browse through their brochure and place your order for spring bulbs.  Ordering deadline is April 17, 2012 and the product will arrive early May.  To browse the catalogue, view the pdf on Vesey’s website (4MB).

To place an order, use our online form here, call the office at 604.988.6844 or come by 335 Lonsdale Avenue to place your order in person.

If you’d like to learn more about Vesey’s Bulbs, visit their website.

North Shore Art Crawl – from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay

Saturday, April 21, 2012 11:00am-5:00pm

CityScape Community Art Space will be open

For a preview of the crawl and a complete listing of the locations and participating artists, visit the North Shore Art Crawl website.  Please note the event will take place on both Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, with CityScape open on the Saturday only.

During the art crawl, visit the Urban Flaneur exhibition at CityScape, featuring four accomplished artists who explore the grandeur and densification of urban space, urban architecture and an individual’s experience within a city.

While you’re here, take some time to visit our Art Rental collection, with over 400 works of art for rent or for sale.

TAG…You’re Knit! Yarn Bombing Project Launch

Saturday, April 28, 2012 2:00pm-4:00pm

CityScape Community Art Space 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

At this info session you’ll find out how we’ll be ‘tagging’ the community with a new type of graffiti…

Project Launch:   Join us for a presentation about the “yarn bombing” phenomenon that inspiredTag… You’re Knit!.  Participants will learn about the movement and see examples of works that have been created in the past. We will outline the project plan to provide a better understanding of what we will be doing over the spring and summer.

The Workshop: Local artist/educator Jessica Glesby will introduce knitting with “plarn” (plastic yarn).  Participants will learn how to make yarn from plastic bags, re-purposing the plastic to keep it out of the landfill, and creating unique and durable accessories with plarn!

The Knitters: Participants of all ages and skill levels are welcome.  In this workshop you’ll learn to knit with your fingers (a great tool that you can use anywhere!)  All supplies will be provided, so anyone can join in the fun.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, call 604.988.6844 or emailinfo@nvartscouncil.ca with the subject line ‘plarn workshop’ to get your name on the list.

All materials supplied.

Jessica Glesby is an artist/educator working with the installation of knit textiles in public places. She has taught graffiti knitting to grade 9-12 students throughout Vancouver and is currently completing a Masters of Art in Art Education at Boston University on the topic of Graffiti Knitting in the classroom.  As a graduate of Emily Carr University with a Bachelor of Media Arts, Jessica has worked with film, video, and performance art, but finds the greatest satisfaction in community installations and the hands-on arts of collage and textiles.  She has a Bachelor of Education, specializing in Art from UBC and most of all enjoys interacting with the public and having discussions with strangers.

 

Learn to Knit, Teach a Neighbour Workshop

Thursday, May 10, 2012 7:00pm-9:00pm

CityScape Community Art Space 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

If you’d like to participate in yarn bombing, but have never knit – this is your chance!  or if you can rib a row with your eyes closed, come and share your skills!

We’re inviting anyone who would like to learn to knit to join us for this beginner session, led by artist/educator Jessica Glesby.  As we learned at the project launch on April 28, knitting has been shown to reduce the heartrate, which explains why it is a relaxing, mesmerizing activity.  Come and try!

If you’re a skilled knitter, come join the group and help some community members learn to knit – its all part of the fun and the community building of the project.  The more people who come together to yarn bomb North Vancouver, the more spectacular the results will be!

Free.  All materials supplied.  Everyone welcome.  Call 604.988.6844 or email to register with ‘knitting workshop’ in the subject line.

This project is presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council with support from The Arts Office and the City of North Vancouver.

 

Knitting in the Park

Saturday, May 19, 2012 2:00pm-4:00pm

North Vancouver City Park 1100 Lonsdale Avenue

Link to sculpture image and map

Interested in yarn bombing? Want to get involved with the TAG…You’re Knit! yarn bombing project?

Join us this weekend for a knit-in at City Centre Park (look for the grizzly bear sculpture), 1100 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, on Saturday, May 19th, from 2-4pm. Skilled knitters and newbies are all welcome to this free event. Bring your picnic blankets and chairs – snacks and refreshments will be provided! If rain develops we will head to CityScape Community Art Space to continue our knitting.

If you are interested in participating in this knit-in, call 604.988.6844 or email info@nvartscouncil.cawith the subject line ‘knitting workshop’ to get your name on the list.

Free. All materials supplied. Everyone welcome.

Learn more about this exciting project.

This project is presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council with support from The Arts Office and the City of North Vancouver.

 

Gallery Knit-in & Workshop

Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:00pm-9:00pm

CityScape Community Art Space 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Interested in yarn bombing? Eager to learn how to knit? Or are you already one of our knitting-contributors?

Join us Thursday, May 31, 2012, from 7-9 pm, at CityScape Community Art Space for an in-gallery knit-in & workshop.

For knitting-newbies, expand your knitting repertoire. A new stitch will be demonstrated for participants to learn – for those already in-the-know, lend a hand by passing on some of your knitting knowledge!

Artist and educator Jessica Glesby will also be on hand to give a presentation on community based knitting projects, and knitting’s feminist bonds.

Free.  All materials supplied.  Everyone welcome.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, call 604.988.6844 or email communications@nvartscouncil.ca with the subject line ‘knitting workshop’.

Learn more about this exciting project.

This project is presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council with support from The Arts Office and the City of North Vancouver.

 

First Official Yarn Bombing!

Saturday, June 9, 2012 1:00pm-3:00pm

CityScape Community Art Space 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

TAG … YOU’RE KNIT!  Are you ready to YARN BOMB?

Join us Saturday, June 9th, from 1-3pm at CityScape Community Art Space for the North Vancouver Community Arts Council’s First official yarn bombing!

Saturday, June 9th is International Yarn Bombing Day.

Come celebrate by learning to yarn bomb, and constructing a public art installation with our knittings!

Interested in participating? Email communications@nvartscouncil.ca with the subject line ‘Yarn Bombing’, or call 604.988.6844.

Learn more about this exciting project.

This project is presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council with support from The Arts Office and the City of North Vancouver.

 

Knit, Stitch, & Share!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 7:00pm-9:00pm

CityScape Community Art Space 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

On Wednesday, June 27, from 7 – 9pm, the North Vancouver Community Arts Council will be a hosting another TAG… You’re Knit! workshop.

After the success of our first yarn bombing, we are excited to start the second phase of our project and begin knitting for the next yarn bomb! If you have recently signed up for the project, this will be a great opportunity to get involved and start knitting.

With the second phase of the project we will be integrating two Arts Council colours into our knittings (blue, turquoise, green, yellow, & orange). There will be a demonstration of colour patterning at the event!

We welcome all knitters to this knit, stitch, & share event, where knitters can share their favorite knitting patterns and stitches. Send us a copy of your favorite pattern, or bring one to the event, and we will make copies to share with the other participants.

To register for this event, or to send us your favorite stitch, email communications@nvartscouncil.ca!

Learn more about this exciting project.

This project is presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council with support from The Arts Office and the City of North Vancouver.

 

TAG… You’re Knit!  Presentation by Leanne Prain

Thursday, July 12th, 2012 7:00-8:00pm

CityScape Community Art Space 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Join us Thursday, July 12, from 7-8pm, at CityScape Community Art Space for an exciting, presentation by author and yarn bomber Leanne Prain!

Leanne will join us to discuss the increasingly, worldwide phenomenon of knit graffiti (or yarn bombing) – a public art form that has spread to the streets of North Vancouver!

Come find out why people all over the North Shore, and beyond, have joined the TAG… You’re Knit!project, and started yarn bombing.

About Leanne:

Crafty since child hood, Leanne learned to sew at an early age and has a passion for stitch work, silk-screening, fabric painting, knitting, and textile design. As a communications designer, she has a particular interested in how handmade skills can flourish and be taught in the internet age.

Leanne has a BFA in Creative Writing and Art History from the University of British Columbia, and a Master of Publishing Degree from Simon Fraser University. She is a professional member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, the BC Federation of Writers, and the Writers Union of Canada.

In 2006, she was introduced to the knit graffiti (aka Yarn bombing) movement via the internet, and the political and cultural aspects of modern handicrafts have turned into a down right obsession for her.

Leanne Prain is the co-author of Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti, and the author of Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery.

For more information on Leanne check out her website: www.leanneprain.com

To register for this event call 604.988.6844, or email communications@nvartscouncil.ca

Learn more about this exciting project.

This project is presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council with support from The Arts Office and the City of North Vancouver.

 

TAG… You’re Knit! Yarn Bombing on the North Shore

Saturday, July 28th, 2012 1:00-4:00pm

1100 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Knitters get ready – it’s time for another yarn bombing!

The TAG… You’re Knit! project has been spreading throughout North Vancouver and beyond, and our participants have been hard at work, knitting away. We now have plenty of knitted yarn ready to be fashioned into some fabulous knit graffiti.

On Saturday, July 28th, from 1-4pm we will be meeting at 1100 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver (look for a grizzly bear statue). We will be yarn bombing this small, often overlooked park; brightening it up with a splash of stitched colour!

All participants are encouraged to join us for this exciting hands-on installation event, where we will combine everyone’s knittings and create some incredible public art. This art will be later repurposed into blankets for the homeless.

If you are interested in joining the TAG… You’re Knit! project, or just want to know what knit graffiti is all about, feel free to stop by and start participating – everyone is welcome!

For more information on the project email: communications@nvartscouncil.ca, or visit the archived web page.

Learn more about this exciting project.

This project is presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council with support from The Arts Office and the City of North Vancouver.

 

Knit-in the Park

Saturday, August 25, 2012 1:00pm-3:00pm

Waterfront Park 200 Blk W. Esplanade, North Vancouver

Link to map

Interested in yarn bombing? Want to get involved with the TAG…You’re Knit! yarn bombing project?

On Saturday, August 25th, TAG…You’re Knit! will be hosting a knit-in the park at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. We will be knitting, stitching, and sharing, from 1-3pm, while situated between two gorgeous views – the North Shore Mountains and the Vancouver skyline!

Knitters of all skill levels are welcome to this free event. Artist, educator, and yarn bomber, Jessica Glesby will be on hand for those in need of a little knitting instruction.

Bring a blanket or chair, and most importantly, your knitting gear! If rain develops we will head up to CityScape Community Art Space to continue our knitting.

Learn more about this exciting project.

This project is presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council with support from The Arts Office and the City of North Vancouver.

 

TAG… You’re Knit! Yarn Bombing on the North Shore

Saturday, September 8th, 2012 12:00-4:00pm

Rey Sargent Park, W 21st and Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver

Knitters get ready – it’s time for another yarn bombing!

As the summer comes to an end, so does the North Vancouver Community Arts Council’s TAG… You’re Knit!yarn bombing project… However, we are not done yet – there is still one more yarn bombing to stitch-up and install!

Over the summer our participating knitters have been busy knitting away; their creative efforts are ready to be constructed into some spectacular knit graffiti!

On Saturday, September 8th, we will be yarn bombing Rey Sargent Park, in North Vancouver, from 12-4pm.  We will yarn bombing this newly renovated park, adding a splash of knitted colour to the busy Upper Lonsdale intersection.

We encourage everyone to join us for our last yarn bombing event of the summer! Stop by to watch yarn bombing in action, or maybe even lend a hand, and install some knit graffiti yourself!

For more information on the project email: communications@nvartscouncil.ca, or visithttps://northvanarts.ca/tag-youre-knit.

This project is presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council with support from The Arts Office and the City of North Vancouver.

 

 

TAG… You’re Knit! Sewing Scarves for Charity

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 7:00-9:00pm

CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver

On Thursday, October 11th, from 7-9pm, the North Vancouver Community Arts Council will be hosting a knit-in at CityScape Community Art Space to create scarves and blankets for the homeless with the leftover knittings from the TAG… You’re Knit! yarn bombing project.

There are still lots of square and rectangular knittings sitting in our office, waiting to be put to use – and we need your help! No knitting experience is necessary, and everyone is welcomed. Stop by and help sew-up some scarves for people in need

If you are interested in participating in this knit-in, call 604.988.6844 or email communications@nvartscouncil.ca to register.

This project is presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council with support from The Arts Office and the City of North Vancouver.

 

Annual Christmas Festival – A Community Celebration

Saturday, December 1, 2012, 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Shipbuilders Square, foot of Lonsdale Ave

The Lower Lonsdale Business Association in partnership with the City of North Vancouver invites you to celebrate their annualChristmas Festival on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at The Shipyards, located at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue, from 4:30pm – 7:30pm.

Shipbuilders’ Square will be sparkling with Christmas lights and filled with children’s activities that include the always popular bug lantern building workshop run by the North Vancouver Museum & Archives; the North Shore Neighbourhood House gingerbread man decorating station; and festive crafts hosted by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. To keep you warm during the festivities there will be free hot chocolate, coffee & cookies.

More information about the event is contained in the Press Release.

For more event details please contact Wendy Sears at 250-228-4452, wendy@lewissears.com or visitwww.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com.

 

Carol Ships

Saturday, December 15, 2012 – ships expected at 8:30pm

Panorama Park, Deep Cove

Join us on the shore of Deep Cove to watch the Carol Ships sail by. Warm by the blazing bonfire, enjoy live music and a free craft workshop – make Christmas cards and Christmas tree ornaments from 7-9pm. This event is presented by the North Vancouver Recreation Commission and the Carol Ships Parade of Lights Society.


2011

CAMPFIRES:  A CIRCLE OF COMMUNITY

Spirit Festival, February 3 – 26, 2011

Throughout the month of February 2011, the North Vancouver Community Arts Council, with many community partners, will present various events exploring the theme of ‘campfires’.  Click on the images below to view the image gallery from the community campfire event on Saturday, February 19, 2011.

Campfires Exhibition

February 4-26, 2011 at CityScape Community Art Space

Six local artists created work for this exhibition, exploring the campfire’s real use and imagined understanding.

Featured artists:  Andrei Bus, Norman Coloma, Martin Krykorka, Marcus Jolly, Roland Meier, Joelle Sept

Opening Reception Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 7:00pm

Artist Talk Saturday, February 5, 2011 -1:00-3:00pm

Philosophers’ Café

February 16, 2011 – 7:00pm at Lynn Valley Library

Working with Simon Fraser University’s Continuing Studies, we presented an evening of discussion about community.

Community Campfire

February 19, 2011 – 5:30pm-9:00pm at Ship Builders Square

The community was invited to join around a campfire to celebrate the spirit of camaraderie, singing, music, storytelling, food and fun, in partnership with the Province of British Columbia and the Assembly of BC Arts Councils.  We also partnered with the local Scouts to celebrate 100 years of Scouting on the North Shore and Capilano University’s Indigenous Independent Digital Film Program who filmed the event (video coming summer 2011). Performers engaged the audience in singing round the fire while storytellers shared their tales and guests shared in the warm flow of the fire.  The setting of the campfire was along the north shore spirit trail and within the historic shipyard, where the community of North Vancouver began over 100 years ago. As part of the event, guests created their own bug lanterns with the North Vancouver Museum & Archives, just like the pioneers did to light their way up the local mountains.  Follow this link for the full list of partners  and sponsors.  Learn more about community campfire performers and activities here.

We thank our partners for working with us to make this spirit festival a true community event:

Philosophers’ Café  

presented in partnership with Simon Fraser University’s Continuing Studies

at Lynn Valley Library, Wednesday February 16, 2011 – 7:00pm

The ‘Campfires’ exhibition at CityScape Community Art Space and the Campfires Spirit Festival (Campfires:  A Circle of Community) encourage further exploration of what is a community.  With online chat rooms called ‘campfires’ and social media replacing personal, social contact, we wonder if the reality of a ‘community’ is changing.  Working with Simon Fraser University, the North Vancouver Community Arts Council invites everyone to participate in a conversation about community.

Community

Is community fundamentally geographic or can it be interest based?  Are we losing community in our urban and digital world or may digital connectivity enhance the reach of community?

Mediator:  Dr. Mark Battersby, Capilano University

For more information about the Philosophers’ Café, visit the website.

   

Additional festival events:

Campfires – An Art Exhibition

February 4-26, 2011

Opening Reception:  Thursday, February 3, 2011 – 7:00-9:00pm

CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Avenue

Six artists explore the utility and magic of a campfire, recalling the narrative and re-imagining its contemporary brand while contending with a dialogue that mystifies rather than clarifies.  The artists have created diverse works for this exhibition such as carvings, found objects, sculptures, video, photography, paintings and DIY art.

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday to Saturday 12:00pm-5:00pm

Featured Artists:  Andrei Bus, Norman Coloma, Martin Krykorka, Marcus Jolly, Roland Meier and Joelle Sept

Artist Talk – Saturday, February 5, 2011

1:00-3:00pm at CityScape Community Art Space

Community Campfire – Saturday, February 19, 2011

6:00-9:00pm at Ship Builders Square

foot of Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Community Campfire Schedule

5:30pm – North Shore Celtic Ensemble, main stage at Shipbuilders’ Square

6:00pm – Firelighting and Performance by the Eagle Song Dancers

6:30pm – Sing-a-long with the North Shore Scouts around the campfire

5:50pm – Pacific Spirit Childrens’ Choir leads a sing-a-long, main stage at Shipbuilders’ Square

7:15pm – storytelling with the Eagle Song Dancers

7:45pm – Maria in the Shower, main stage at Shipbuilders’ Square

8:15pm – Melissa Bandura, main stage at Shipbuilders’ Square

8:35pm – storytelling with Jacques Lalonde

PLUS

see the fire dancers on stilts, enjoy hotdogs (courtesy of the Lynn Valley Lions), s’mores(courtesy of Mountain Equipment Co-op), hot chocolate & coffee (courtesy Starbucks locations at Lonsdale & 3rd Ave, Esplanade, Lonsdale Quay) and craft activities with the North Shore Scouts and The North Vancouver Community Arts Council!!

 

Performers & Activities

The North Shore Celtic Ensemble is a culturally diverse group of young musicians from Metro Vancouver. The ensemble is directed by professional musicians, Claude Giguère and J. Knutson, and using strings, percussion and wind instruments perform lively original compositions and arrangements of Celtic Orchestral based music.

These accomplished young musicians will start the event with rousing celtic tunes – come early so you don’t miss this lively performance!

Spakwus Slolem, (translated,”Eagle Song Dancers“), are members of the Squamish Nation. Geographically located in what is called the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Our traditional territory being the Howe Sound, Vancouver to Whistler area. Spakwus Slolem presents a glimpse into this culture through singing/drumming and dance, and audience participation.  Spakwus Slolem is pleased and honoured to present songs and dances of yesterday, as well as today, and feel very honoured to represent our People in a good way, as our Ancestors had intended.

North Shore Scouts Celebrating 100 Years of Scouting on the North Shore, all North Shore scouting groups will gather for a Torchlight Hike for Hunger Parade down Lonsdale Avenue to Ship Builders Square for the the lighting of the campfire.  The Scouts will bring donations for the Harvest Project and invite guests to the Campfire Festival to drop off donations to the Harvest Project at the PGE station (foot of Lonsdale).  

Join the Scouts in a sing-a-long round the campfire – warm your hands and your feet while you sing and move along.

Pacific Spirit Childrens’ Choir (PSCC) is the North Shore’s premier childrens’ choir serving the needs of children of North Vancouver and West Vancouver.  The PSCC is led by Gerald van Wyck, former conductor of the British Columbia Boy’s Choir, and noted Canadian authority on choral music; and by Chelsea Edwardson, voice teacher and singing specialist for kids and youth.

The choir performs its own shows twice per year, in addition to participation in community events in both North Vancouver and West Vancouver. A highlight of 2010 was performing at Roger’s Arena with Andre Rieu and his Orchestra. For more information about the choir and how to join, visit their website,www.pschildrenschoir.ca

Maria in the Shower play music to make you smile and maybe dance, to touch your soul and feel your heart beat.  The styles may vary from swing to samba, or folk to gypsy, but the common thread is the way in which every song is delivered.  Maria in the Shower are wandering minstrel s, entertainers cut from old cloth, storytellers traveling often and gathering tales as they go.

Maria in the Shower is:

Martin Reisle – voice, guitar, trombone

Jack Garton – voice, trumpet, accordion

Brendon Hartley – bass, voice

Todd Biffard – percussion, voice

see their website for more information

Melissa Bandura is a Vancouver-based Independent Folk musician and multi-instrumentalist. Using her fiddle skills, guitar licks, flute chops, and classical theory background, Melissa skillfully writes and arranges her songs to be uniquely orchestral.  Adding to her instrumentation, Melissa’s softly powerful, haunting vocals thread their way through her diverse range of owing melodies, refreshing harmonies, eccentric chord changes and unique rhythmic phrasing.

Building on her background in folk-roots sounds, Melissa crosses into slightly darker and intricate territory with the songs that grace her upcoming album, Dark Dreams.

see Melissa’s website for more information

Jacques Lalonde weaves tales of magic and mystery around the fire. He has worked as an actor, writer, director, and of course….storyteller!  He loves to sing songs and tell stories to children from the age of 1 to 100. Over one million people have seen his stories so far. He has performed for the 2010 Olympics, the Vancouver International Childrens’, Storytelling, Readers and Writers, Dragonboat and Film Festivals, as well as the Surrey and Whistler Childrens’ festivals, First Night Vancouver, First Night Surrey, Illuminares, The Prince Rupert and vancouver Comedy festivals and the Circus of Dreams. He is also the only recipient of a lifetime achievement award and recently received the 25th Anniversary award from the vancouver International Fringe Festival.

Buglight Workshops ( Afraid of the dark?)

Before the flashlight era many skiers and hikers lit their way to mountain cabins and along North Vancouver’s trails using buglights. Homemade contraptions of candles rigged in tin cans these were inexpensive and effective in the dark forests.

So if you’re afraid of cougars, bears, and the dark (oh my!), grab yourself a Bug Lamp to guide your way through the night.

To learn how to make your own ‘bug’ visit our tent at Ship Builders Square during the Campfires Festival.

Presented by the North Vancouver Museum & Archives

Fire Dancers Stiltwalkers

Bonnie and Sharon are from Vancouver and have been performing together for 10 years. This dynamic duo has toured children’s theatre shows across Canada and the United States. They have performed at countless festivals, and enjoy bringing smiles to young and old alike. They love to dance and can occasionally be spotted doing something crazy on their stilts!  

 

 

 

Annual Christmas Festival

Saturday, December 3, 2011 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

Shipbuilders’ Square, foot of Lonsdale Avenue

Join the North Vancouver Community Arts Council and enjoy free holiday craft workshops. Artist/Instructor Leah Bendell will help kids make festive elves and nature-inspired Christmas cards!

The 2nd annual Christmas Festival is presented by the City of North Vancouver and the Lower Lonsdale Business Association.  

Festivities will include:

  • live music with Danny Echo and the Mountain Harmony Singers
  • fire juggling show
  • Vaudeville show
  • gingerbread cookie decorating with the North Shore Neighbourhood House
  • bug lantern making with the North Vancouver Museum & Archives
  • and of course festive crafts with the North Vancouver Community Arts Council!
  • click on the image at the right to download pdf poster (1MB)

2010

Easter Egg Hunt 

April 3, 10:00am

Heywood Park

Artist/instructor Christina Froschauer helped children create fun, feathery friends during the Easter Egg Hunt.

Check out the gallery for pictures of the event.

This event was organized by the North Vancouver Recreation Commission.

 

Festival of Lights and Ship Builders Square Opening

Saturday, December 4, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

We were thrilled to be a part of the launch of the Christmas season and the new Ship Builders Square for this festive celebration.

Artist/Instructor Joy Roberts welcomed children under our tent, guiding them in the creation of a free craft activity to make a decorations.

This event was organized by The Lower Lonsdale Business Association.  Click on the image to see the poster. (845KB)

Please see our Community Events page for more information about this and other events throughout the year.

North Vancouver Carol Ships Festival of Lights

Saturday, December 11, 2010 – 7:30-9:00pm

Panorama Park, Deep Cove, North Vancouver

 

Thank you to everyone who came out in the rain to join the festivities!  The warmth of the bonfire was much appreciated as we enjoyed the musical performances, the fire juggler and the lights of the Carol Ships as they sailed by Deep Cove.  Visitors to our tent made unique treasure boxes with artist/instructor Maureen Coles – the rain didn’t dampen the creativity!

This event was organized by the North Vancouver Recreation Commission.

Learn more about this and other Community Events where the North Vancouver Community Arts Council is involved.