Upcoming Community Events
Are we building our families on the four pillars of “too much” – too much stuff, too many choices, too much information, and too fast? Join the slow parenting movement and learn ways to simplify and slow down your home environment, create predictable and connecting rhythms, simplify your child’s weekly schedule, and find out the benefits of filtering out the adult world….
Tuesdays, Feb 5, 12, 26 & Mar 5, 7-9 pm
Cost $100 includes Simplicity Parenting book at the Vancouver Waldorf School. Led by Margo Running, Certified Simplicity Parenting Coach, LifeWays Childcare Administrator, Waldorf Early Childhood Educator. For more info or to inquire about subsidy contact Margo at 604-375-2959 or Lifeways@gmail.com.
Feb 14 | Spacial Dynamics
An invitation to join the Vancouver 1st Year Training Course in Spacial Dynamics©.
For more information please contact Les Tulloch at: email@example.com
Feb 17 | The Magic Flute
The UBC Opera Ensemble invites you and all of your friends to our upcoming Children Shows of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” on Sunday, February 17 at 11am & Wednesday, March 6 at 12:30pm in the Old Auditorium. Details here
Feb 23 | Music of the Spheres: inspiration from the heavens
The ancient Pythagorean concept of ‘music of the spheres’ regards proportions in the movements of star and planets as assigned musical values. This ‘music’ is not usually thought to be literally audible but a harmonic, mathematical or religious concept. February 23, 2019, 7:30 pm at Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, 818 West 10th Avenue Vancouver, BC. Tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/musica-universalis-music-of-the-spheres-tickets-46205363486
Mar 2 | An Exploration of the Mystery Dramas
led by Marie-Reine Adams
Slides of Steiner’s fourth drama, The Souls Awaken, recently performed in Britain with a sharing of the experience
Short drama workshop on Goethe’s fairy tale and its echo in Steiner’s first drama, The Portal of Initiation
Conversation about future work. At the Rudolf Steiner Centre.
Mar 3 | Elemental Beings, Christ and Us
A Talk by Ralph Danyluk on Sunday March 3, 2019 at Noon
Donations welcome: $20/$10/$5
The Christian Community, 5050 Hastings St. Burnaby, BC details
Mar 21-24 | A Second Chance for the World
We are pleased to let you know about this upcoming event, A Second Chance for the World – Seeing beyond the falsehoods of modern history through the lens of associative economics. If you cannot attend but wish to participate in the work by making a financial contribution to the costs of the conference, please donate here.
Mar 29-31 | Co-Creating with Nature Spirits to Heal the Earth
Book Launch and Workshop with Tanis Helliwell details
Location: Rudolf Steiner Centre, 2743 Delbrook Avenue, North Vancouver
March 29, 2019, 7:30 pm Talk and book launch: Elementals and Ancestors of Hawaii: Tanis will tell about her new book, which describes her meeting of seldom-seen beings of various races that dwell in volcanoes, misty forests and roaring seas. She will also do a book signing and will be available for questions. Fee: $20 (pay at door) (Workshop participants free)
March 30-31, 2019 Workshop: Co-creating with Nature Spirits to Heal the Earth, is based on Tanis Helliwell’s books, Summer with the Leprechauns: The authorized edition and Pilgrimage with the Leprechauns. This course will share with you the secrets of manifestation according to natural laws and the natural world so that you can be more effective in your work and world.
May 12 | VAM Community Concert Series
Sunday, May 12, 2:00 pm at Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St
Evoking the radiant verdure of an enchanted garden, VAM Symphony Orchestra brings the 2018/19 season to an exhilarating close with Stravinsky’s vibrant, folk-inspired Suite from The Firebird. In an afternoon of monumental Russian masterworks, internationally renowned pianist and VAM alumnus Jon Kimura Parker – hailed by the New York Times as “an insightful, energetic soloist” – joins conductor Ian Parker and VAMSO for Tchaikovsky’s formidable yet passionately lyrical Piano Concerto No. 1.
Reserve your complimentary tickets here vancouveracademyofmusic.com/vam-community-concert-ticket-program
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.
- 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. This is offered to the students along with a chaperone. Enjoy!
Dec 1 & 2 | Spirited Christmas Beauty
Capilano University Festival Chorus, Capilano University Singers, Soloists, and Professional Orchestra, Lars Kaario conductor. Begin December’s festivities with Vivaldi’s opulent Magnificat RV610, Handel’s virtuosic Dixit Dominus and Monteverdi’s Gloria à 7. The Capilano University Choirs will be joined by the beautiful voices of Music Diploma alumni as soloists.
Saturday, December 1 at 8 pm, and Sunday, December 2 at 3 pm BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
Tickets: General $30 | Seniors $25 | Students & Children $10 www.capilanou.ca/centre or 604.990.7810
Dec 16 | Free Family Christmas Concert
First-class choral music for children. Seasonal favourites, sing-along carols, active participation. FREE – No tickets required!
Two concerts Sunday, December 16: 2:00 pm at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Drive & 4:00 pm at St Andrews United Church, 1044 St Georges, North Vancouver.
Dec 18 | The Oberufer Paradise Play
Cascadia is presenting: The Oberufer Paradise Play on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Circle Hall, 348 West 19th Street, North Vancouver.
For info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec 6 – 19 | The Cascadia Christmas store
Hear ye, Hear ye! The Cascadia 🎄Christmas store will be opening this Thursday, Dec 6th. Our youth group once again will start the season off with hosting an afternoon tea & shop. You are invited to stop by for some tea and home-baked goodies and see what crafts we have for sale. Some of the wonderful handmade items we have for sale include willow baskets, hand-dipped beeswax candles, along with many fibre arts and clay creations. Our store will be open Monday through Friday until Dec, 19th
If you can’t make it during these times, please call us 604-987-3407 and we will try our best to arrange a suitable time for you.
Dec 14 & 21 | The Mystery of Mary~Sophia, and the Coming of a New World Culture
Advent Talks by Randall Scott (Followed by conversation). Friday, Dec. 14, 8:00-9:30 pm and Friday, Dec. 21, 7:30-9:00 pm (and ~ possibly beyond..)
410 West 15th Street, North Vancouver. By donation
Dec 22 | Kindling a Flame
The Vancouver Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada invites you to a Christmas Festival: Kindling a Flame on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm Rudolf Steiner Centre, 3743 Delbrook Plaza, North Vancouver BC.
Lighting of the Christmas Tree, Sharing of Thoughts with Rev. Susan Locey, Susan Koppersmith and others, and singing. All members and friends welcome, tea and refreshments afterwards, donations gratefully received to cover costs.
Dec 23 | Christmas Fairy Tale with Patricia Smith
(Sunday) at Cascadia (351 W. 19th, North Van) 4 pm. A Tyrolean tale of the Christmas night. Tea and conversation afterwards. Snack goodies welcome!
Dec 26 | Story by Nellie McClung with Patricia Smith
(Wednesday) at Cascadia 4 pm – Story by Nellie McClung with Patricia Smith, “Christmas is a poor time to keep a good cook in jail “. Tea and conversation afterwards. Snack goodies welcome!
Dec 27 | The Christmas Mystery: Novalis the Seer
(Thursday) 3 pm in downtown Vancouver, near Davie and Seymour. We will discuss parts of The Christmas Mystery: Novalis the Seer (https://wn.rsarchive.org/GA/GA0108/19081222p01.html) as well as read some of Novalis’ poetry. Refreshments. Room for up to 3 people (a small condo!) Please RSVP: Susan Koppersmith at email@example.com. Pre-reading the lecture might make the discussion more fruitful.
Dec 30 | Madonna Pictures
(Sunday) 5 pm at the Rudolf Steiner Centre (3743 Delbrook Plaza in North Van) – with Ruth Tschannen and Patricia Smith, Healing Madonnas: Sequence of Madonna Images Created by Rudolf Steiner and Felix Peipers for Use in Therapy and Meditation, with an introduction, music and poetry.
Dec 31 | prepare the bio-dynamic gifts of the 3 Kings: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh
(Monday) at Kaspar House (325 W 19th St, North Van) at 11:15 pm. Gather to prepare the bio-dynamic gifts of the 3 Kings: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. Grinding between 11:30 and 12:30. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan 6 | Stirring of the 3 King’s preparation
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 of 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
Jan 13 | Play with Purpose Workshop
An invitation to gather and emerge. The intersection between physical movement & leadership, rooted in purposeful play & play that probes purpose.
Weaving together physical movement and self-leadership, join Dr Carla Cupido and Chloe Gow-Jarrett in a 2-hour workshop that explores the impact of your reactive thoughts on your movement practice and invites you into expanding this awareness into the rest of your life.
Register here www.lioness.club/shop/playwithpurposeworkshopjan2019
Feb 1 | 40 days after Christmas – Candlemas Day
Our Advent spiral has been transformed into the First Goetheanum.
Grade 3 from VWS are joining us in moving the pillars of the large cupola into the small cupola and from the small cupola back to the large cupola. We have 26 ice candles in the colours of the planets and the fixed stars waiting to be lit and to shine out into the world on that special day. There will be short contributions to some of the themes of the day from the point of the earth, Persephone, St. Bride, blessing of the candles and the presentation of Jesus in the temple.
11:00 am in the Back yard at Cascadia on the mosaic. 351 West 19 Street, North Vancouver
Feb 1 & 2 | Hoobiyee 2019
Celebrate the Nisga’a New Year at the PNE Forum. Free admission. Find all the details and agenda for the day here: www.tsamiks.com/hoobiyee-2019.html
Feb 3 | Peter Pan Zen, A Mindfulness Class for Kids
A fun mindfulness class for children with meditation, stories, movement, breathing, art, music. No experience necessary. Our intention is to decrease anxiety and stress, and increase self-regulation, calm, self-esteem, and compassion. Details and registration.