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Featured In This Issue

  • More People You’ll Meet at Weaving Wellness, the BC Alliance’s Annual Conference
  • A Few Notes on Accessibility at Weaving Wellness
  • Show Your Support for the City of Vancouver’s Proposed New Culture Plan!
  • Volunteer at Weaving Wellness!
  • Hot Off the Blog: Kamloops Opens Nominations for Annual Arts Awards
  • What’s On: August 28-September 10


More People You’ll Meet at Weaving Wellness, the BC Alliance’s Annual Conference

Last week, we told you that Heather Lamoureux, Dawn Morrison and Kendra Fanconi would be joining us September 30-October 1 for Weaving Wellness, our upcoming conference presented in partnership with the Vancouver Park Board and the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. Without further ado, here are a few more names you can expect.

Cree-Saulteaux performing artist Margo Kane is the founder and artistic managing director of Full Circle: First Nations Performance. For over 40 years, she has been active as an actor, performing artist and community cultural worker. Moonlodge, her acclaimed one-woman show, an Indigenous Canadian classic, toured for over ten years nationally and internationally. She developed and runs the annual Talking Stick Festival and an Aboriginal Ensemble Performing Arts Program in Vancouver. She was the artistic director for the Canada 150+ summer festival, The Drum is Calling. She has received a City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award in Theatre, a Career Achievement Jessie Award and most recently the Order of Canada from the Governor General.

Julie Lebel is a Vancouver-based choreographer invested in community engaged dance and in interactions between public space and community, involving musicians, visual artists, film makers and writers. Her immersive and participatory touring works are Tricoter [Knitting], a short form for unusual performance spaces and Paper Playgroundfor children five years and under. Julie leads Dancing the Parenting, an ongoing improvisation and performance practice for children of 0-5 years with their adults, as well as many community engaged projects with various level of trauma informed practice, for people of all ages and on various demographic spectrums. She is a member of Lower Left Collective (USA, Germany, Norway and Canada), teaching and performing Ensemble Thinking.

Carmen Papalia is a social practice artist who lives and works as an uninvited guest on the unceded and occupied territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) people. He uses organizing strategies and improvisation to address his access to public space, the art institution, and visual culture. His work, which takes forms ranging from collaborative performance to public intervention, is an effort to unlearn visual primacy and resist support options that promote ableist concepts of normalcy. Papalia’s work has been featured at: The Solomon R. Guggenheim museum, New York; the Tate Liverpool, Liverpool; the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge; the Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana; and Gallery Gachet, Vancouver; among others.

Additionally, we’ve extended early bird registration for Weaving Wellness until Friday, September 13! That means you have an extra week to access a special discounted rate. Special hotel rates are available through our sponsor, Sandman Suites – Vancouver Davie, until the extended deadline of September 16; see the Eventbrite for more information.

Please indicate upon registration any needs you may have around accessibility, dietary restrictions or child care. The BC Alliance is committed to making our programming accessible to everyone. If there are any barriers, including financial, that prevent you from registering, please reach out to us at so we can direct you to Pay What You Decide and Listener registration options (more info on these options can be found in the section about accessibility below!).

Register online for Weaving Wellness at Eventbrite.

Hot Off the Blog: Arts + Culture News

Kamloops Opens Nominations for Annual Arts Awards 

Nominations are now open for the City of Kamloops’s annual arts awards, to be presented at the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts in January. You can nominate until October 11.
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BC Heritage Awards Opens Nominations 

Heritage BC has opened nominations for the BC Heritage Awards. Nominate by November 8!
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Canadian Dance Assembly Launches New Dance Across Canada Map 

The Canadian Dance Assembly has launched the new Dance Across Canada Map, which identifies, quantifies and describes the ecology, economy and environment of dance in Canada.
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Who You’ll Meet at Weaving Wellness 

We’re excited to announce some of the artists and experts who will be joining us September 30-October 1 at the Roundhouse in Vancouver.
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