June 10, 2020
artsNews::June 2014

Included in this month's artsNews:

  • Artists Among Us Sing
  • 2014 Grants Approved
  • Getting Set for Culture Days 
  • North Shore Jazz Fest
  • Putting Public Art on the Map

Check the ON! events calendar and find out about all of the arts and cultural activities happening here on the North Shore. 

The NVRC Arts team,
Barb, John & Lori



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  • Sue Macdonald has been with the North Vancouver Recreation Commission as a Community Recreation Programmer for the past 15 years and currently oversees the arts portfolio at Parkgate Community Centre.  Her husband Brent, is a Property Manager who recently joined Stratawest Management Ltd.  With busy jobs and active lives, little did they know that singing in a choir could be such a rewarding, joyful and therapeutic experience.

  • The 2014 Operating and Project grants to North Shore based arts organizations were recently approved by Mayors and Councils at the City and District of North Vancouver. With support from the Arts Office Operating Grants program, the Lions Gate Sinfonia Youth Orchestra (pictured above) is playing its part to provide training for aspiring young musicians. 

  • North Shore Culture Days returns September 26, 27, 28 and we're getting ready to get creative! North Shore arts, culture and heritage groups, libraries, community rec centres, galleries, and creative community organizations that host North Shore Culture Days activities can take advantage of the FREE North Shore News promotion coordinated by the Arts Office.  Event organizers can also participate in a FREE Culture Days webinar that will take place on Wednesday June 25th, 11am-12noon.

  • North Shore Jazz, as part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, returns this month with a stellar line up of world class artists who will perform at Capilano University, Presentation House Theatre, and the Kay Meek Centre.  Plus, the ever popular FREE concert series in North Van Civic Plaza kicks off on June 22nd with The NightCrawlers (pictured above).

  • Geocaching can be a fun way to explore North Vancouver's world-class Public Art Collection. Geocaching (geo=earth; cache=hiding spot) is a free outdoor treasure hunting activity for GPS enthusiasts of all ages. Millions of hidden caches exist worldwide - there's even a cache on the International Space Station! The hidden caches at twelve public art sites are maintained by North Vancouver volunteer and 'geocacher extraordinaire' Gary Murray.