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Community Events – October 14, 2016

Van Dussen

The Signature of All Things

October 2 – 31, 2016

Location: Discovery Room

An art exhibition inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s best selling botanical novel.

Exhibition Opening: The Signature of All Things
presented by the Open Book Art Collective

Opening reception: Sunday, October 2 | 1 to 4 pm

Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 2nd, and join us in the Garden’s Discovery Room for the opening of a month-long exhibition of original artwork created by the Open Book Art Collective and inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel, The Signature of All Things.

View the work and meet the artists. Then, satisfy your inner botanist with a closer look at some plant matter through one of our microscopes. Attendees will have the chance to enter to win one annual household membership with the Vancouver Art Gallery and a copy of Embracing Canada: Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven to continue to grow your love of art and nature.

The Open Book Art Collective is a Vancouver-based group of emerging artists brought together by their shared interest in creating dialogue with art objects that are both informed by and informing the literature that they reference.

Fire Ball Art Show

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – 1:15pmFriday, December 9, 2016 – 5:00pm
New Westminster

Date: October 14th to December 3rd, 2016
Location: Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster (Across the street from the New West Skytrain Station)

Throughout the month of October, communities across BC are promoting inclusion and celebrating diversity, bringing awareness to the strengths and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. Opening during Community Inclusion Month and closing on International Day of Persons with Disabilities Inclusion BC Foundation is mounting an exhibition called Fire Ball, showcasing the vibrant and visceral talent of artists with intellectual disabilities.

The works that make up the show are the result of a high-octane day tour of Community Inclusion art studios starting in our headquarter city, New Westminster, where we visited Pottery Works brand new location just around the corner on Victoria Street, Artists Helping Artists in Burnaby, Bridge Art Studio in Langley and Alternative Creations in Vancouver.

Gravitating to paintings and drawings that depict the natural world, its disasters and demons the works of Fire Ball are brazen in their points of views and as supernatural as BC itself.

Fire Ball runs from Oct 11th – Dec 9th in the Anvil Centre Community Art Space. Opening night is Friday, October 14th from 5-7pm featuring a tour, bar and meet and greet with the artists. Closing night is December 3rd, the evening of our Film Festival.

Link to Poster: fireball_poster


Inclusion Art Show & Sale

Art show

The 12th Annual INCLUSION Art Show and Sale is just around the corner, happening on October 26-27 at Heritage Hall in Vancouver. If you know a talented artist, or are one yourself, registration is now open! We’ll walk you through the process in a few quick and easy steps. Everything you need to know is posted on our brand new site!

Halloween 2016


Collingwood Community Lunch – Tuesdays and Thursdays

Check out their menu below

How to order:

you can eat there at Collingwood or you can get take out

you can order first thing in the morning for takeout and pick up your lunch at 12:30 for $6.25

These three-course lunches are inexpensive and delicious. Menus are different each week; they reflect the changing seasons and diverse food traditions. All proceeds support Collingwood Neighbourhood House Seniors’ Wellness programs.