Upcoming Community Events – Autumn 2018

Upcoming Community Events

October 18 – April 25 | The Vancouver Opera

The Vancouver Opera has once again generously offered students of the Vancouver Waldorf School the opportunity to buy dress rehearsal tickets to their 2018/19 season.

  1. The Merry Widow (Lehar) Student dress rehearsal: Thursday, Oct. 18th, 2018 at 7 pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  2. La Bohème (Puccini) Student dress rehearsal: Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 2019 at 7 pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  3. Faust (Gounod) Student dress rehearsal: Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 7 pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  4. La Cenerentola (Rossini) Student dress rehearsal: Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 2 pm at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre

Tickets are $18 each.
Place your seasons’ request with Ronaye. Include cash (preferable) or cheque (made out to Andrea Siradze) with your name and telephone number in an envelope. Submit order by Oct 5 and pick up Oct 12. This is offered to the students along with a chaperone. Enjoy!


Nov 9 -11 | Reconnection: a weekend recovery retreat by Shift Education Incorporated and Enso Society

Addictive behaviours are both a product and a result of disconnection. As people on a path of recovery, we want to reconnect in ways that are healthy. Where we once bonded with substances and processes, we now seek to bond with ourselves and with others on this path to healing. At this nonresidential retreat, we come together in a beautiful location to explore meditation, mindful movement, silent forest walks, and therapeutic dialogue. All are welcome. Please come with open minds and hearts. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reconnection-a-weekend-recovery-retreat-tickets-50471648058


Nov 12 | Introduction to Veil Painting

A One Day Workshop with Sarah Parsons (artist, teacher, and Light, Color and Darkness Painting Therapist). Explore the Anatomy of Veil Painting. Working with the artistic method of “Grisaille”, Sarah will demonstrate whole-painting wash, dryness, edges, water lines and horizontal brush strokes. You will practice veil painting with grey pigment, later adding cool colours behind the light and warm colours in front of the light, creating a soft colour space from which an image may arise, and developing the image that appears out of the colour. Details here: One Day Workshop.pdf


Nov 14 – 18 | 2018 Biodynamic Conference

4 on-farm field days, 12 pre-conference intensives, 4 keynote panels featuring 11 inspiring speakers, 62 breakout workshops across 3 days, 80th Anniversary Celebration, Film screenings, Seed swap, Research poster session, Open space sessions and lightning talks, Workshops and activities for children, Exhibits, and more. Details


Nov 15 | Who’s in Charge with Colleen Drobot

We hold this workshop once a year and it’s one of our most popular ones. Colleen actually gave the talk a few years ago at our school and it was very well received. It really gets to the crux of parents being able to be in charge of their children with a natural authority to parent from a place of attachment. When parents are in the alpha position, kids can rest and mature. poster


Nov 18 | Vancouver Academy of Music

Ronaye has vouchers for free tickets to see the Vancouver Academy of Music’s performance The Planets at the Orpheum on November 18, 2018, at 2:00 pm.

Presented in collaboration with Canadian Music Competition Ambassadors Concert Series

Inspired by the luminous night sky, Holst’s The Planets swirls with the energy of the cosmos and invokes seven colossal astrological characters in one of the most loved works of the 20th century. Bringing the firmament underneath the opulent arches of the Orpheum, VAMSO’s performance of this iconic British masterwork will include image projections provided by H. R. MacMillan Space Centre.

In a special collaboration with the Canadian Music Competition Ambassador Concert Series, this concert features past CMC winners Tate Zawadiuk (VAM alumnus) and Ian Parker (VAMSO Music Director & Principal Conductor).

Ian Parker, conductor, Tate Zawadiuk, cello

Repertoire:
P. I. Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker Suite
P. I. Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme
G. Holst, The Planets

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the Canimex-Canadian Music Competition, this is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada. Please see Ronaye in Reception for vouchers for free tickets.



Nov 25 | Peter Pan Zen, A Mindfulness Class for Kids by Maryse Cardin

A fun mindfulness class for children with meditation, stories, movement, breathing, art, music and snacks. All children 7 years and older are welcome. No experience necessary. Our intention is to decrease anxiety and stress, and increase self-regulation, calm, self-esteem, and compassion. The class is organized by the North Shore Zendo — a non-profit meditation group. The class will be held in the beautiful Meditation House in North Vancouver. Poster | Register


Jan 7 – Apr 8 | Parzival

Destiny, identity, relationships: These are leading themes of this medieval, yet modern story with Philip Thatcher. Over 11 Mondays, January 7th through February 11th; February 25th through March 11th; & April 1st and 8th, 2019. The cost for the course will be $100. Please register by January 4th, 2019: 604 985-3569 by phone or by e-mail at philipthatcher39@gmail.com. Details


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The Vancouver Waldorf School is situated on the unceded ancestral territory of the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ) Nations.

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