March 21, 2021
Arts Office eNews: March 2013

From the top of Cypress Mountain to bustling town centres and distinctive neighbourhoods - the North Shore is brimming with springtime arts and cultural activities!  In this month's newsletter we profile Artist Among Us Louise Ranger, NV Chamber  of Commerce 'mover and shaker' by day and aspiring artist after hours. There's music on the mountain; biodiverse public art; an update on Culture Plan 2013-2023: Creative Spirit North Vancouver; North Shore Culture Days; and suggested 'play dates' for upcoming theatre productions. 

Talk is fine, but experiencing the arts is even better. Visit the ON! event calendar to find out what's happening in your neighbourhood.

The Arts Office team
Ian, Barb, John & Lori



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  • At the end of a busy day, the President & General Manager of North Vancouver's Chamber of Commerce loves to do nothing more than pick up a brush and immerse herself in her latest landscape painting project.  Since a young age, Louise Ranger has been involved in the world of business, but a trip to Europe's renowned cultural capitals changed everything.

  • When Cypress Mountain was looking for ways to enhance the guest experience for their weekend skiers and snowboarders, they contacted the Deep Cove Big Band and invited them to come up and share their unique swing sound with the apres-ski crowd in the Cypress Creek Lodge. With a couple of gigs now under their belts, the Band has been thrilled with the response ... and even a little surprised to see so many young people stick around for their 3-hour sets .... still wearing ski boots! 

  • Local artist Mary Shaughnessy (left) and kindergarten teacher Val Batyi celebrate the recently completed community public art project at Cleveland School/L’Ecole Cleveland Elementary, a dual track school in the District of North Vancouver offering both a French Immersion and English Program.  The collaborative process involved in this community public art project gave students from both program streams the opportunity to come together and express their impressions and awareness of the local environment through art. 

  • Thank you to everyone that turned out to the community information session last month to provide input, ideas and feedback on a new plan that will guide the delivery of arts and cultural services for North Vancouver over the next 10+ years. The response to the vision in the new plan has been well received throughout the process.

    North Vancouver will be a creative community, building from the diversity inherent in its people, landscape and history to inspire innovation and creation across disciplines and cultures. It will be a place where the arts community is active and engaged, and where the social and economic value of our creative sector is widely recognized by residents, businesses and investors alike.

    Vision Statement
    Culture Plan 2013-2023: Creative Spirit North Vancouver

  • Hands-on, interactive and free - everyone will be encouraged to discover something new and different that will connect them with their own creativity and their community! North Shore Culture Days happens September 27, 28, 29, 2013 and we're currently laying plans for an even bigger celebration this year with support from all three municipalities, libraries, the Rec Commission, North Shore Tourism and the North Shore News.

  • Spring is here so it's time to get out and play....or go see one! Here are some great looking shows opening at theatres here on the North Shore in the coming weeks.

    Find upcoming 'play times' below. Find theatres, and more, in the Arts Office ON! event calendar.