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Get comfortable Under the Stars with TUTS!

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heatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is back! This year, audiences will travel back in time to witness the birth of the world’s first musical and launch into the future for a rock-and-roll fueled revolution when TUTS presents Something Rotten! and We Will Rock You, running alternate evenings July 2–August 27, 2022, at Stanley Park’s scenic…

Carlie Parkinson


Exciting Reel to Real Film Festival April 3-13

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Kids and the young at heart will enjoy films from BC, Canada, and around the world at this year's Reel to Real festival. In-person screenings at the Roundhouse Community Centre and Vancity Theatre. The films can also be streamed online from anywhere in BC.

Carlie Parkinson

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Exciting ways to harness the power of play!

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Through play, you become an active role model for your toddler. If you are not the world’s greatest crafter, scientist, and so on, it is still worth taking the time to do some projects with your kids, teaching them that you are willing to give it go. You are showing them it is okay to…

Lisa Forsythe


Arts Umbrella’s amazing new space unveiled

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A model for arts education across North America, the new facility significantly expands Arts Umbrella’s capacity to provide transformative experiences for young people in Metro Vancouver, across Canada, and around the world. Arts Umbrella serves 24,000 young people annually, and, within the next three to five years, the new building is expected to support 15,000…

Carlie Parkinson

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Enter tonight!

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There is still time to enter to win 1 of 2 passes to the Reel to Real Film Festival for Youth running April 14-23. The contest ends at 11pm tonight so get your entry in now.

Carlie Parkinson


Fall Activities Now Available

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With Back-to-School comes Fall activities. What will those look like this year? Who is offering programs? Extracurricular activities are proven to provide a lot of benefits to children. They get: An opportunity to explore new interests. Whether a new sport, art, or academia there are resources for after-school learning.  Kids gain confidence as they learn…

Carlie Parkinson


Benefits of extracurricular activities for students

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There are seemingly endless options for after-school activities that your children can get involved in, from soccer to swimming to piano lessons. But what do your children really get out of these activities? Here are some reasons why your kids should participate in extracurricular activities, beyond the standard ‘it looks good on a resume.’ Extracurricular…

Susan Cumberland

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The Arts Umbrella makes a big SPLASH again!

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Experience the - power of creativity at Splash – Arts Umbrella’s 35th annual art auction and gala, presented by TD Bank Group. On Saturday, October 14, Canada's leading non-profit arts organization for young people will be hosting an unforgettable art auction and gala featuring close to 100 works by prominent BC artists. "Arts Umbrella is…

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From Fridge to Wall – cherishing your child’s art

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Transforming your child's cherished art pieces Cherishing your children’s art is a parent’s duty, but sometimes there is too much to put on the fridge and your house is overcome by pieces from your aspiring artist. How do you encourage your child and ensure that original pieces aren’t damaged along the way? How do you…

Carlie Parkinson

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