Upcoming Community Events

Jan 9-ongoing | Community Choir

Our community Choir will resume practices on January 9th, 2020. Singers will meet weekly on Thursday nights at the High School campus, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Jan 25 | Service for Elijah Drasyl

In honour and recognition of the life of Elijah Drasyl, his family is welcoming all to attend his service on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 1:00 pm at the North Shore Alliance Church 201 23rd Street East, North Vancouver.

Early Saturday (January 11, 2020) morning, the life of former 17-year-old VWS student Elijah Drasyl was tragically taken in a motor vehicle accident. Eli cared deeply for his friends and was a beacon of light for those in need. His photos can still be found in the administrative hallway at the Grade School. Any of us would be happy to point them out.

GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help cover the expenses of the funeral service and to support the family while they grieve. Please consider contributing, or for those who know the family and would like to participate in a meal train, please contact lbergstrome @ vws.ca


The last Saturday in January is always close to Mozart’s birthday, and we will commemorate with an All-Mozart programme. Our Concertmaster, Andrea Siradze, and Principal Violist, Isabelle Roland, will be the soloists in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola. In addition to the exquisite and audience favourite Jupiter Symphony, we will perform the delightful and unusual Abduction from the Seraglio Overture.

January 25th, 2020 7:30 pm at Centennial Theatre

A special offer of $15 per ticket is generously being offered by Lions Gate Sinfonia. Please use the code word ‘Waldorf School’ when purchasing at the Centennial Theatre box office. Hope to see you there! These tickets are good stocking stuffers.

Feb 2 | Biodynamic Impulse for the City

A New Initiative from the Vancouver Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada

Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition. Biodynamics is rooted in the work of spiritual scientist, Dr. Rudolf Steiner, whose 1924 lectures to farmers opened a new way to integrate a scientific understanding with a recognition of the spirit active in Nature. All people interested in working together with this impulse are invited to a meeting at the Rudolf Steiner Centre, 3743 Delbrook Plaza, North Vancouver.

Sunday, February 2nd at 3:00 pm

Feb 4 | Dancing Colours Art Show

Opening Reception Tuesday, February 4, 6-8 pm at the Silk Purse

Artists Diane Akey, Aiden Fisher-Lang & Peter Winnett examine notions of happiness & ideals through explorations in pattern, media, rhythm & bold colours.

Fisher-Lang’s work captures his love of colour while exposing the ideals that matter most to him through paintings in watercolour, acrylic & marker. Using geometric patterns & stylized iconography, Fisher-Lang represents versions his favourite locations & concepts like ‘home’ & community’.

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Feb 9 | Nourish & Shine Goddess Day Retreat

Sunday, February 9th from 10-3

This will be a safe space to come as you are to spend some time relaxing and learning in the comfort of community. We will focus on stress/anxiety relief and what tools you can learn to help your body adapt better to stressful situations with the use of emotional aromatherapy, and there will be some journaling and movement. You will also learn how to make a nourishing and calming tea blend which you will take home, and also go home with a formula to use in the creation of your own unique tea blends.

Cost is $100 and includes GF vegan lunch and take-home goodies.

Feb 10 | 2019/20 Celebration Concert Series

For Ross Alden’s 100th Birthday Celebration two new commissions will be premiered: Nocturnal Bells (2019) for solo piano by Evgeny Shcherbakov and Of Kindred Minds (2020) for piano quartet and oboe d’amore by Janet Danielson.

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7:00 pm • Monday, February 10, 2020 • Murray Adaskin Salon
Tickets: $39.50 / Students with ID $10

From Ross Alden’s daughter, Elizabeth:
“Ross Alden not only worked abroad in England, but also spent five years in Switzerland. My father was drawn to the work of Rudolf Steiner and was then invited in 1976 as a pianist and composer to work at the Goetheanum in Switzerland, the Headquarters of the Anthroposophical Society. He was not only employed at the Goetheanum, but also worked for Else Klink at the Eurythmeum in Stuttgart Germany.” read more

March 16-20 |Spring Break Performing Arts Camp (Ages 8 to 12)

Performing Arts Camp: Music and Theatre

Morning Session:
Instructor Tatyana Dobrowolski will teach students to use songwriting to express what matters to them. This, combined with fun and meaningful art projects, will make for a week full of creativity and expression.

Afternoon Session:
Instructor Minah Lee welcomes you to a week-long theatrical journey of listening to the unheard stories of our clothing. What if your T-shirt or jeans remember where they were born, who made them, and how they travelled to get to you? Join us as we find creative ways to give them unique voices.

Course Location: Maplewood House, 399 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver
March 16-20, 2020 8:30am to 4:00pm
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March 23-27 |Spring Break Inspired by Nature Camp (Ages 6 to 10)

Art on the Farm Camp

Morning Session:
Farmer Derrick will take our campers along each morning to help him with morning chores and learn about the animals. Participants will get to know the inner workings of daily farm life and learn about the animals on the farm. Then instructor Sydney Tough will lead an art activity related to what the children have seen. Each day we will craft a new art project based on the “animal of the day.”

Afternoon Session:
Instructor Tatyana Dobrowolski will guide campers in using inspiration and materials from nature to create art. Come explore the outdoors and a new instrument as well, as we learn to play the ukulele together.

Course Location: Maplewood House, 399 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver
March 23-27, 2020 8:30am to 4:00pm
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