Alliance News / Embracing the Social Power of the Arts: How to Create Values-Based Arts Education Programs


The BC Alliance Presents: “Embracing the Social Power of the Arts: How to Create Values-Based Arts Education Programs”

Changes to the BC curriculum present arts organizations with many opportunities to create meaningful, values-based education programs. On October 18, the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture presents Embracing the Social Power of the Arts: How to Create Values-Based Arts Education Programs. This workshop will examine what is possible when the mission of an arts organization becomes the foundation for both school and community programming. Current ideologies in arts education will be addressed and examples of values-based programs will be presented as case studies for what is possible.

“Embracing the Social Power of the Arts” is facilitated by Colleen Maybin. Colleen is the director of education and community engagement at Vancouver Opera. A passionate advocate for arts education, Colleen has more than 20 years experience as an arts educator. Prior positions include teaching with the Vancouver and Delta School Boards, faculty advisor in teacher education at the University of British Columbia, arts manager at Regent’s College in London, England, and district manager, Surrey, with Arts Umbrella. She is currently a PhD candidate in Arts Education at Simon Fraser University.

If you can’t make it to the event, you can also register to view the workshop via our livestreaming service. Register to attend the session in-person or via livestream at our Workshops page.

Also Featured In This Issue

  • This Fall, Find a New Creative Space with SpaceFinder BC
  • Hot Off the Blog: City of Coquitlam to Host First Cultural Summit
  • What’s On: October 11 – 17
  • 20 Questions with… Richard Wolfe

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National Theatre Live PETER PAN Special Seat Price

The National Theatre LIVE production of PETER PAN plays Thursday Oct 19 7pm at the Royal Theatre in Trail. All seats for this fabulous kid friendly event are only $12.00! Enjoy Neverland for the price of a child. Available at the door the night of.


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Sunday Cinema 2017-2018 Series 1 at Royal Theatre


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Envisioned/Revisioned Exhibition at the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George, BC.


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Trail & District Arts Council: Get your groove on in October

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Your Weekly Arts Event Update!

The Teck Family Series kicks off this Sunday with RUPLOOPS: The Human Radio.
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Beatboxing and bhangra with a touch of education
Teck Family Series presents Ruploops: The Human Radio
October 15 at 2 pm

Trail and District Arts Council kicks off the Teck Family Series on Sunday, October 15th with a fusion of beatboxing, bhangra and live looping.
RupLoops’ new interactive show, The Human Radio, will take you on a journey of sound, exploring anatomy, geography and culture. Through body percussion and beatboxing, Rup demonstrates and teaches how the body is a musical instrument, exploring how it allows us to create and listen to music. With a mix of hip-hop, blues and bhangra, The Human Radio tunes into themes of home, identity, culture, justice, dignity and celebration. Using live looping, and an arsenal of eclectic instruments from around the globe, Rup creates a pulsating, entertaining, and engaging musical experience.
Rupinder Sidhu, aka RupLoops (roop-loops), has shared stages with Chugge Khan, Rajasthan Josh, Tanya Tagaq, Shane Koyczan, Delhi 2 Dublin, Michael Franti, and Jeet Thayil.
Rupinder’s other work includes contemporary fusions of classical ragas; scores for the National Film Board of Canada; remixes of vintage Bollywood tunes; and experimental compositions for dance and theatre productions.
Local beat boxer Finn Kinghorn will be sharing his skills as he opens for this fantastic show.
The Teck Family Series shows are recommended for families with kids aged 5-10. The series also includes Motus O Dance Theatre’s Petrouchka, Mr. Fish the science, magic and circus guy, and Story Theatre’s Rumpelstiltskin—all on Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now. Series Passes are only $40! And a family of 4 pass is just $144.
Single tickets for individual shows are $15.

Quick calendar

October 15 – Ruploops: The Human Radio (music/children), Teck Family Series, The BaileyTheatre, Trail
October 15 – The Glass Castle (film), Sunday Cinema, The Royal Theatre, Trail
October 19 – Downchild Blues Band  (music), The BaileyTheatre, Trail
October 20 – 6 Guitars: Chase Padgett (music/comedy), E2, The BaileyTheatre, Trail
October 21 – John McDermott (music), The BaileyTheatre, Trail
October 15 – Their Finest (film), Sunday Cinema, The Royal Theatre, Trail
October 26 – Ron Halliday (music), Jazz at the Griff, Muriel Griffiths Room, The Bailey Theatre, Trail
October 28 – Norman Foote The Howl: A Musical Masquerade, (music/children) The Bailey Theatre, Trail – FREE EVENT
October 29 – The Only Living Boy in New York (film), Sunday Cinema, The Royal Theatre, Trail
October 30 – Burton Cummings (music), The Bailey Theatre, Trail
November 3 – White Buffalo (storytelling), Alpine Grind coffee shop, Columbia Avenue, Rossland – By Donation
November 5 – Menashe (film), Sunday Cinema, The Royal Theatre, Trail
November 7 – Barenaked Ladies (music), The Bailey Theatre, Trail
November 12 – Petrouchka: MOTUS O Dance Theatre (theatre/dance/children), Teck Family Series, The Bailey Theatre, Trail
November 13 – The Debaters Live! On Tour (comedy), The Bailey Theatre, Trail
November 14 – Music of Junk: Stories of the Junkyard, (music), Performing Arts Trail, The BaileyTheatre, Trail
November 23 – Kootenay Jazz Ensemble (music), Jazz at the Griff, Muriel Griffiths Room, The Bailey Theatre, Trail

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RCAC News & Events: Miners Hall Celebration – Events Oct 13-15!








The first event of the weekend begins at 5pm on Friday October 13th
This event is FREE. There will be two incredible local musical acts playing: Singer-Songwriter Lise Levesque and alternative folk group “Dirt Floor”. Join us for wine (by donation) and to appreciate the art of your friends and neighbours! The exhibition is open all weekend at selected times: Friday 5-7pm, Saturday 3-7pm, and Sunday 12-2pm AND 5-7pm. Much of the art displayed is available for purchase.

The Canada Show: The Complete History of Canada in One Hour!

Friday October 13th 7:30pm

This hilarious show is family-friendly and sure to make you laugh!
Originally created in 2001, The Canada Show has been Monster Theatre’s most successful play. The show premiered in Calgary at Shakespeare in the Park and over the next two years toured 8 different Fringe Festivals.

Famously, Ian McKellan was turned away from a performance in Vancouver because the Fringe had a “no latecomer policy”. Since those first years the play has toured to the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Second City in Toronto, The Belfry Theatre in Victoria, Lunchbox Theatre in Calgary and hundreds of other places across Canada.


25$ in advance at “Out of The Cellar” in Rossland
27$ Online by clicking here

THE DEVILS YOU DON’T: Community Dance

Saturday October 14th 8pm: Come celebrate the Miner’s Hall re-opening with “The Devils you Don’t”, a high energy five-piece band from Nelson specializing in Swing, Bluegrass, Old Country, Rock, Pop, and Disco. Video:

Opening for the band is the talented “Sexton Blake” led by Nadine Tremblay. Sexton’s music is innovative and energetic with hip hop, indie, synth-pop and electro influences.

This event is sure to sell out!


20$ in advance at “Out of The Cellar” in Rossland
22$ Online by clicking here

Purple Pirate’s Magic Pirate Ship!

Sunday October 15th 1pm: The Purple Pirate weaves together theatre, music, dance storytelling and state-of-the-art lighting and sound to promote positive messages and values rooted in courage and compassion.

This show is aimed at kids ages 3-9.

Kids are encouraged to come dressed at a pirate- or wearing purple!


10$ Individual Ticket
20$ For up to a family of four
In advance at “Out of The Cellar” in Rossland

Online by clicking here


Echoes of Rossland: Past and Present

Sunday October 15th 7pm: Come have a glass of wine and enjoy the talented local singers, songwriters and poets performing their work for our Rossland-themed showcase. Entry by donation.




RCAC Memberships
Rossland Arts Council works dilligently in Rossland to bring live performances, street sculptures and opportunities for local artists, sculptors and our youth.  RCAC also seeks out grants and fundraises, not only for the arts community, but to contribute to the renovation and upkeep of the Rossland Miners Hall.
Memberships can be purchased at any RCAC performance or online at

For as little as $10 single per year, you can help support arts and culture in Rossland by  purchasing your RCAC membership.

Memberships will be for sale at the ticketed events at the October Series Weekend.



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Facebook can’t bring us together, but culture can. That’s why Unesco is vital

The Guardian / Opinion / Unesco
Tuesday 10 October 2017

he Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg made headlines when he said earlier this year that the social media giant wants to bring together communities and help people “find a sense of purpose and support”. As a film-maker, I know that cinema is an ideal medium for opening minds and, in Zuckerberg’s words, “expanding our horizons”. Films are not designed to serve as schools or teach lessons. They are spectacles. Even so, those spectacles can have profoundly political dimensions. Through cinema, distant countries have got to know one another and powerful taboos have been overcome.

Politicians rightly fear and respect these powers. This is why authoritarians have always sought to subjugate them. History shows us that fascists and Stalinists have little patience for dissenting views – especially when those views are immortalised in the form of a book, a painting, a play or a film.

The most straightforward way of determining whether a government is democratic is to ask: does it allow cultural life to proceed independently, or does it seek to bend culture to its own purposes?

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