February 21, 2021
Arts Office eNews:: February 2013

In our February eNews, we want to share the creative spirit and innovative thinking that has been infusing the development of a new cultural plan over the past year. The public is invited to a Community Info~Input Session on February 28th to learn more about the process and provide feedback on Culture Plan 2013-2023: Creative Spirit North Vancouver.

In our Artists Among Us series we shine the spotlight on a recent recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal. Plus, we celebrate the unveiling of The Salmon People, a beautiful new mural created at last year's North Shore Culture Days. Read on for these and other stories about what's happening in our creative north shore community!

Do you have a creative story to share? Contact Barb McLean at [email protected] for opportunities to 'tell all' in the Arts Office monthly eNews!

The Arts Office team,
Ian, Barb, Lori and John



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  • Culture Plan 2013-2023: Creative Spirit North Vancouver is the working title for a new Cultural Plan that will inform and guide the delivery of arts and cultural services for North Vancouver over the next 10+ years. The Arts Office invites the public, members of the arts and cultural community and creative industries to an Info~Input Session on Thursday February 28, 2013, 4-6pm to learn more and provide input on the draft Cultural Plan.

  • North Shore resident and 'volunteer extraordinaire' Hilary Clark was presented with the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal from MP John Weston for her contributions as founder and longtime manager of the Ambleside Orchestra, and for her work with other community organizations. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to celebrate Her Majesty’s accession to the throne 60 years ago and is designed to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

  • Echoes Across Seymour is the wonderful result of a labour of love by Deep Cove Heritage Society members and authors Janet Pavlik, Desmond Smith and Eileen Smith. A sequel to Echoes Across the Inlet, this new release places an emphasis on the last 50 years in the Seymour area of North Vancouver and highlights some of the physical challenges that have been overcome in creating a community that has developed in harmony with its beautiful but rugged natural environment.

  • The Salmon People mural represents a wonderful legacy from last years' North Shore Culture Days celebrations. The North Vancouver District Public Library invited the community to share in a day of creative activity that included First Nations dancers, storytellers and visual art. The result was a beautiful mural designed by Squamish Nation artist Maurice Nahanee and created with the help of the general public.

  • The 2013 North Shore Culture Days weekend will take place September 27, 28 and 29, 2013. Creativity is nurtured within so many sectors of our diverse community and North Shore Culture Days is an opportunity for local artists and cultural groups, as well as hotels, cafes and creative businesses to open their doors and invite the public to discover and learn more about what goes on behind the scenes!