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Arts Office eNews:: May 2012

Welcome to our Spring Issue! This month's eNews includes; a fond farewell, the 'fab four' in Artists Among Us, grants opportunities and news, a Culture Days update, and the return of one of the North Shore's favourite springtime pastimes,  Art in the Garden. Time to get out and smell the roses!

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  • Margo Gram will be taking her final curtain call when she retires later this month after 25 years with the North Vancouver Rec Commission. For the past 14 years, Margo has been the Cultural Services Coordinator at Centennial Theatre, a position that has allowed her to work with many wonderful local, national and international artists, not to mention the 'on-the-job' challenges that have included everything from transforming the theatre into a graveyard for Halloween to wrangling sheep actors in the lobby!

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  • By day, this quartet of public servants deals with civic matters big and small. But after hours, out come the guitars, keyboards and drums and these Artists Among Us get down to a very different kind of business! It all began a few years ago when North Vancouver City and District staffers Don Sigston, John Haythorne, Larry Orr and Richard White discovered a common interest in rock and roll and the blues. Acting upon their love of great music, they decided to form their own band and aptly named themselves, The BureauCats!

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  • The North Shore Culture Days weekend will take place September 28, 29 and 30, 2012. Think of it as a giant 'culture crawl' that will include a wide and wonderful range of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes,” to discover the world of artists, musicians, dancers, historians, authors, curators, and other creative people right here on Vancouver's North Shore.

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  • The Arts Office thanks everyone who came out to our recent Cultural Planning Open Houses in the City and District of North Vancouver. Over the past few months, creative sector stakeholders, the arts community and the general public have come together to engage in collaborative discussions regarding aspirations, opportunities and challenges that will inform a new Cultural Plan for North Vancouver.

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  • Thirteen years and 'growing' strong! With the addition of new locations, the 13th Annual Art in the Garden tour offers garden lovers a birds eye view of fifteen beautiful private gardens in North and West Vancouver. Exotic plants, edible gardens, xeriscaping, and unique palms, the featured gardens range in scope from professionally designed spaces to those created by passionate weekend gardeners, and lots in between!

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  • Established in 1995, the mandate of FANS is to increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the arts through a variety of programs. The Distinguished Artist Award is an annual award that recognizes outstanding artistry and bears witness to the heights that an artist can reach when they follow their dreams. The Don S. Williams Grant provides funding to practicing artists located in North Vancouver and West Vancouver who have demonstrated a maturity of talent. The deadline for nominations and applications for these FANS programs is June 25, 2012.

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  • On May 7th, 2012, Councils for the City and District of North Vancouver approved 2012 Operating Grants to groups providing year round creative activities. Councils also approved the second round of Project Grants in support of projects, activities, events and festivals that take place in the period from July to December, 2012.

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