Upcoming Community Events
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.
- The Merry Widow (Lehar) Student dress rehearsal: Thursday, Oct. 18th, 2018 at 7 pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
- La Bohème (Puccini) Student dress rehearsal: Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 2019 at 7 pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
- Faust (Gounod) Student dress rehearsal: Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 7 pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
- 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
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 email@example.com. Details
September 22 – 29 | Wild Salmon Caravan
Create or facilitate art in your medium of choice, following themes that relate wild salmon to mermaids, matriarchs, water, healing, regeneration, transformation and change, sustainable energy and Indigenous food systems. We invite everyone to take part in our parades and programs in colourful, creative, cultural expressions of love for wild salmon.
Join us as we follow the Sockeye from the Salish Sea to Secwepemcul’ecw!
September 28 & 29 | Cambridge Music Conference: Migration versus Multiculturalism
The World Premiere of Evgeny Shcherbakov’s new composition In Solitude: Midnight Moon for piano (2018 Cambridge Music Conference Commission) and the Canadian premiere of his piece Loneliness for piano (2006 Eurythmeum Zuccoli Commission, Dornach, Switzerland), both performed by the composer, will take place on September 28 & 29, 2018 at the Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
September 28 | A Community Craft and Cuisine Celebration
You are invited for dinner at the Cascadia Society Zodiac, 351 West 19th Street. Dinner begins at 6:30. Tickets include your meal and a beautiful plate, cup & napkin set.
Choose your menu: salmon or vegetarian meal, mixed organic greens or arugula with figs, and berry pie or vanilla bean creme brulee.
RSVP by Friday, September 7 by contacting Monique at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jason at email@example.com. Cash, cheque or credit card accepted.
October 12 | Deep Cove Coffee House
Featuring Rick Scott – 3-time Juno Nominees and award-winning singer, songwriter, and actor. With opening acts: Jon Bowman, Gary Poole, & Raw Honey at Mount Seymour United Church. The doors open at 7:00 pm, opening acts at 7:30 pm, and feature at 9:00 pm. Admission is $12 (includes coffee & home-baked goodies)
October 13 & 14 | Pentathlon Training – NEW DATES!
The Pentathlon events based on the ancient Greek Olympiad and developed by Spacial Dynamics, build on and enhance what is coming into being for the 10/11-year-old child: grounding, balance, rhythm, levity and attaining one’s goal.
Contact Michelle at 1-250-218-3986 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
October 19 & 20 | 5th Annual PROUD2BE Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference
Family Services of the North Shore, in partnership with West Vancouver Youth Services, presents the 5th Annual PROUD2BE Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference. At AMS Student Nest, University of British Columbia, 6133 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC.
PROUD2BE brings together youth, parents and professionals to strengthen and celebrate our diverse LGBTQ2S+, gender non-conforming and allied community. This two-day conference will feature workshops, entertainment, social events, panel discussions for youth, parents and professionals and key-note speaker, Ann Travers, Associate Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University. Register Now
October 20 | Robot & Me
Design a robot(s) that is a symbol of future technology without using technology! Parent Participation is a must. Age 6-10 Stimulate the minds by creating a robot using recycled boxes. Registration required. Email email@example.com to register. www.nvrc.ca/notices-events-blog/events-calendar/robot-me
September 18 – October 23 | Spacial Dynamics
Spacial Dynamics workshops in the VWS Roundhouse on Tuesdays from 8:30 am to 9:40 am beginning September 18 and concluding October 23. Graham Oslund will carry on the work of Marita and Les Tulloch. Experience is not necessary. Drop in for $15 or register for the full series for $75.
Contact Graham for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604 506-5366. Click for details
October 31 | The Enchanted Forest
Come join the Cascadia Society Halloween Festival. This year’s theme is The Enchanted Forest. October 31 – 6:00-8:00 pm – 351 west 19th Street, North Vancouver.
Take a look at other things Cascadia have been up to in their recent Anthony’s Blog post cascadiasociety.org/anthonys-blog-october-19-2018/. Or find them on Facebook to stay connected here facebook.com/Cascadia-Society-for-Social-Working.
November 1 | Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour
Lioness Movement exclusively presents the first North American Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour.
Join us for an evening of inspiration that includes ~60 minutes of short films featuring women using their bodies to accomplish incredible goals: from backcountry skiing, biking, climbing and surfing to using slack-lining as a tool to teach and support refugee children. Our night together will also feature a powerful panel discussion with women who serve as inspiring examples of using their physical capabilities to elevate their lives and the lives of others.
Visit www.nvrc.ca/centennial-theatre/whats-on/gutsy-girls-adventure-film-tour to learn more and book tickets.