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2323 Pooley Street, Wells, BC V0K 2R0; 1.800.442.2787 250.994.3466; www.imarts.com; 12–6pm Tues–Sun

Island Mountain Arts has been operating in the vibrant 1930’s gold rush town of Wells since 1977 and runs a Public Gallery and Artisan Giftshop, School of For a 3-year subscription to the Arts & Cultural Guide to British Columbia the Arts, featuring courses in visual, send $25 to: Van Dop & Associates, Richmond Street, New Westminster, BC Festival V3L 4C4 literary421 and performance arts, and hosts the ever-growing Artswells of All Things Art on Etheartguide@art-bc.com  August long weekend. P 604.521.7887  F 604.540.1062  W www.art-bc.com

Please provideDiscovery your creditCoast cardMusic number and expiry date. Festival Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0; 250.799.5618; www.bellacoolamusic.org; July 19 and 20, 2008


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Experience the arts & culture of Vancouver, Coast & Mountains From Aboriginal artisans to Asian architecture, and unique historical sites to magical museums, a cultural journey awaits every visitor.

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Downtown Vancouver Voted one of the world’s most livEable cities year after year, Vancouver is not only rich with natural beauty but also with a diverse and dynamic arts and cultural scene awaiting your discovery. Beginning this discovery of Vancouver’s rich creativity and cultural scene is as simple as starting your own self-guided tour: simply start walking.

There are many public artworks to be explored at any time of day; begin by finding the 18 Mosaic Art Tiles placed throughout the Downtown area. You will find the first one located just outside the entrance to Cathedral Place. Use page 15 as a reference to discover the rest.

You may wish to start at 639 Hornby near the corner of the Georgia and Hornby with the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Cathedral Place. Its calming courtyard and exquisite architecture make this downtown location a must-visit and excellent starting point.

Bill Reid: Nanasimget Bracelet – Photo by Kenji Nagai Teri Rofkar, Shelly Laws: Three Dancing Blankets – Photo by Chris Arend

Going south, on the north-east corner of Hornby and Georgia you will find the Pendulum Gallery in the atrium of the HSBC Bank. Look up and you will see where the name came from. South across Georgia Street you will find the Vancouver Art Gallery, housed in the former provincial courthouse. The VAG presents national and international exhibitions and houses the world’s most significant collection of works by renowned BC artist, Emily Carr.

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Back on Georgia, turn north on to Howe Street and visit The Howe Street Gallery (555) followed by the Dorian Rae Collection located at 410 Howe. Turning back south on Howe Street, turn east on Dunsmuir and drop into the Art Institute (SW corner of Dunsmuir and Granville) for a culinary experience before heading for the Michel Blais Gallery of Contemporary French-Canadian art (415 Dunsmuir). Heading South from Dunsmuir head to the Art Works Gallery (225 Smithe Street, 604.688.3301) as well as the Contemporary Art Gallery located at 555 Nelson. Both well worth taking in.

Contemporary Art Gallery 555 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC,   V6B 6R5; 604.681.2700 info@contemporaryartgallery.ca  www.contemporaryartgallery.ca Open: Wednesday to Sunday 12–6 pm. A public art gallery exhibiting contemporary visual art. Exhibitions address current issues in contemporary art and place the work of Vancouver and Canadian artists in the context of art internationally. Admission is free, everyone is welcome. Downtown Vancouver is a peninsula with water on two sides and Stanley Park on a third. It’s a planned city, so most streets run parallel or perpendicular to the water. Downtown has several districts: Library Square – Centred around the beautiful central branch of the Vancouver Public Library, Georgia & St; The Heritage District and Burrard Street: fast becoming a destination for high-end retailers and trendy restaurants.

ArtStarts Gallery 808 Richards St. (at Robson), Vancouver (Downtown), BC, V6B 3A7; 604.878.7144 www.artstarts.com; Tues, Weds, Fri: 10 am to 5 pm; Thursday: 10 am to 7:30 pm   Last Saturday of the month: 10 am to 4 pm The first Canadian gallery devoted exclusively to young people’s art. The visually striking exhibitions celebrate the exciting artwork that emerges when professional artists, students and teachers work together to deepen learning, creativity and community connections. Admission is Free.

Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2G6 604.606.6400; www.thedancecentre.ca Canada’s flagship dance facility, housing performances, classes, workshops and events.

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If you didn’t already spot Art Beatus located at 808 Nelson Street, do yourself a favour and pay a visit now.

Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd. 108-808 Nelson Street, Downtown, Vancouver,   BC, V6Z 2H2; 604.688.2633 www.artbeatus.com; Monday–Friday 10am–6pm, appointment is recommended Founded in Hong Kong in 1992 and with the addition of a Vancouver location in 1996, Art Beatus showcases modern and contemporary art from around the world with a special focus on the increasingly important area of Chinese art.

Li Zhong Xiang

Head west on Nelson, then north on Howe to visit the Rendezvous Gallery (323) with its large collection of Canadian artists. Nearby you’ll find a wonderful public art installation by Daniel Lakskarin titled Working Landscape.

Continue north towards the water and then west until you are at Burrard. Marvel at the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre, renowned as a green-designed, stateof-the-art facility. Continue west and at the foot of Thurlow Street stop at the 2010 Olympic Cauldron and imagine the five cauldrons alight. Now that you are on the waterfront head west down along the sea wall and enjoy the public artworks you will find along the way as you stroll towards Stanley Park.  ancouver Convention Centre V 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 604.689.8232; See public tour information on website: www.vancouverconventioncentre.com/artproject The Art Project at the Vancouver Convention Centre showcases the richness and diversity of the history, contributions and innovations made by all workers to the building of our province. The thematic art program is anchored by major works commissioned from five BC and two International artists that were selected by jury. It also includes interpretive story panels throughout the West building and surrounding seawall, a Coast Salish Gallery in the Harbour Concourse connector between the West and East buildings, and a BC Artists’ Gallery featuring major historic and contemporary BC artists who have addressed the province’s landscape in their work.


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1  •  Art-i-tecture by Bruce Walther. Located outside the entrance to Cathedral Place, on the north side of the 900 block of West Georgia St.

10  •  Points of View by Liz Calvin. Located at 510 Burrard St. at the southwest corner of Burrard and West Pender St.

2  •  The Swing of Things Located outside the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, south side of the 900 block of West Georgia St.

11  •  Neon Lights by Liz Calvin. Located at the southeast corner of Robson and Howe St. 12  •  On the Scene by Liz Calvin. Located at the southeast corner of Robson and Burrard St.

3  •  Sea of Opportunity by Bruce Walther. Located at the northwest corner of Burrard and Dunsmuir St.

13  •  FIREWORKS OVER ENGLISH BAY by Bruce Walther. Located at the northeast corner of Burrard St. just north of Pacific Ave.

4  •  Bird’s Eye View by Elia Mishkis. Located at the southeast corner of Seymour and Cordova St. 5  •  Enterprising Beginnings by Liz Calvin. Located at the southwest corner of Seymour & West Georgia St.

14  •  WALK OF CHAMPIONS by Bruce Walther. Located on Robson St. just west of Hamilton St.

6 Sounds Around Town by Liz Calvin. Located at the northeast corner of Robson and Burrard St.

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7  •  Spanning Time by Liz Calvin. Located at the southwest corner of West Georgia and Howe St.

16  •  CELEBRATION by Liz Calvin. Located at the northwest corner of Dunsmuir at Hamilton St.

8  •  Our Land, Our Roots by Bruce Walther. Located at 401 West Georgia St.

17  •  RINGS OF LIFE by Liz Calvin. Located at the northeast corner of West Georgia at Jervis St.

9  •  Claim to Fame. Located outside the Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St. (northwest corner of Seymour and Smithe St.)

18  •  SIGNS OF THE TIMES by Liz Calvin. Located at the southwest corner of West Hastings at Burrard St.

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Going East After exploring the heights of Vancouver from the Lookout, get the city’s in depth history at the Architecture Centre Gallery at 440 Cambie St.

#100 - 440 Cambie St (at Pender) Vancouver, BC, 604.683.8588; www.aibc.ca Architectural Walking Tours: From Vancouver’s famous Gastown & historic Chinatown to Vancouver Moderne, or from Inner Harbour to Old Town in Victoria, experience a blend of history and modernity through distinctive architectural cityscapes. Architecture Centre Gallery: The AIBC Gallery features a steady rotation of architecture- & design-related exhibits throughout the year with diverse, dynamic displays open to the public. Admission is free. Hours: 8:30 am–5 pm Mon–Fri.

Explore this garden home of a Ming Dynasty Chinese Scholar. The covered walkways and halls are beautiful year-round, rain or shine. Enjoy a complimentary guided tour and cup of Chinese tea. 578 Carrall St. Vancouver, B C, C H I N AT OW N , 604.662.3207

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Main Street & the Drift Arts Grace Gallery 1898 Main Street @ 3rd, Vancouver, BC  604.839.5780; www.grace-gallery.com An interdisciplinary exhibition & performance space. grace-gallery offers a lab like setting assisting artists in the development and presentation of new visual, performing, literary and media arts. Artists are encouraged to take risks, cross boundaries, ask questions and develop the culture of Vancouver’s art community. grace-gallery strives to present an exciting schedule of contemporary art while also allowing space for community-based events.

William P Stock Photography Vancouver, BC; Please phone for a viewing   604.608.1933; www.williampstock.com I prefer to look for the art within nature and the beauty it creates today, the secret message of yesterday’s decaying and erosions as well as man-made objects and projects from an artist’s point of view. All my work is printed on metallic paper and mounted on aluminum. There will be smaller pieces that are mounted in acrylic. It is frameless and sits out from the wall approximately one inch. My work is considered modern and contemporary, abstract, peaceful and yet very strong.

Arts Off Main 216 E. 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5V 2M4  Wed–Sat: 11am–6pm, Sun & Holidays: 11am–5pm   www.artsoffmain.ca Ten inspired Vancouver artists partner in this collectively run gallery featuring painting, photography, pottery, jewellery, sculpture and cards. The gallery has a rotating selection of work by other outstanding local artists. Professional, affordable framing is also available at Arts off Main.

Rocio Graham Georgia Jackson Studios,   505 E. Georgia St.– by appointment only 778.689.1974; Graham.rocio@gmail.com Rocio works with a variety of media; wood boxes, acrylics and patina. Her pieces are “tactile” and full of emotion. Her Mexican heritage can be found in her palette choices. She has been commissioned by the film industry and by private collectors.

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6TH ANNUAL ART WALK & STUDIO TOUR OCTOBER 2ND & 3RD MAIN STREET, VANCOUVER FREE, SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR. LOCAL VANCOUVER ARTISTS IN SHOPS, CAFES, GALLERIES & STUDIOS ALL ALONG MAIN STREET, VANCOUVER’S DESTINATION FOR ART, DESIGN & GREAT FOOD! MORE INFORMATION & TOUR MAPS

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The working spaces of Granville Island are a special feast for you to discover and enjoy. Meet the artists and artisans whose skill and passion create a diverse culture that makes Granville Island an exciting and unique place. Detailed brochures are available at the Island’s information kiosks.

Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival 202-1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver (Granville Is), BC   V6H 3R8; 604.681.6330 www.writersfest.bc.ca Oct 19 – 24, 2010 Presenting a world of words on Granville Island The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival presents acclaimed Canadian and international writers for six days of events for readers—discussions, interviews and performances, in intimate venues on Granville Island, and special events throughout the year.

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LEGEND Made by Hand Artist & Artisan

Made by Hand Railspur Alley Artist & Artisan

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From market-fresh morsels to divergent drawings, from the culinary to the extraordinary, Granville Island is yours to explore.

Granville Island Annual Festivals & Events

www.granvilleisland.com

JULY • 8th Annual Walking Fish Festival - Upintheair Theatre Society presents an emerging artists’ festival bringing together playwrights, performers, and directors to create original theatre. July • Canada Day - Fun, free island-wide activities for the whole family. Canada Day parade, contests and music from noon to midnight. august • 23rd Annual Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival - Afloat and ashore you can sing sea shanties, watch or participate in boatbuilding, view and go aboard many of the boats on the docks, visit nautical aritsan booths, learn to tie fancy knots or go on a Viking raid September • Vancouver International Fringe Festival - Innovative live theatrical performances year after year. February • Winterruption - The island comes to life with plenty of free music, theatre, film, visual arts and culinary events.

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1 Daniel Materna

2 Hammered & Pickled

4   New-Small & Sterling Glass Studio & Gallery 1440 Old Bridge Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3S6; 604.681.6730 www.hotstudioglass.com; Mon to Sat, 10 am to 6 pm Sunday 11 am to 5 pm Closed Mondays January to March only At our “hot shop” in the heart of Granville Island, watch as fine works of art are created from molten glass, using only heat, simple hand tools, and the breath of the artist. In the gallery, we show work by over 50 Canadian glass artists, ranging from jewellery and functional glassware to one-of-a-kind treasures.

5 Textilecontext Studio 6 White Raven Studio 5 The Uusoja Collection 7 Jeweller Per Wendel Madsen 8 K.L. Chang and Joan Collins Studio 604.716.4267 or 604.720.7898; www.reframe.ca

11  Janis Dean Johnson Jewellery Design 604.408.2100

9 IE Creative 12 Hilary Morris 13 Jasna Sokolovic

14 Funk Shui Atelier 16 Aurum Argentum Goldsmiths 17 Hartman Leather

Ceramics

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18 Artisan Sake Maker 19 Northwest Bungalow Furniture 22 Sadryna Design (Monika Sadryna) 23 Studio 13 Fine Art

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24 Black Stone Press 26 Origins Coffee Company 25 Alder Bay Boat Company 27 Ainsworth Custom Design A  Gallery & Offices for the Federation of Canadian Artists 604.681.8534; www.artists.ca

B Gallery of BC Ceramics 604.669.3606; www.galleryofbcceramics.com C C  raft

Council of BC Gallery and Crafthouse Shop

1386 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC  V6H 3R8; 604.687.7270 shop 604.687.6511 office www.craftcouncilbc.ca Daily 10:30am to 5:30pm

Kirsten Chursinoff

Crafthouse is a social enterprise operated by the Craft Council of BC, a non-profit charity. Juried fine craft in fibre, wood, metal, clay, glass and mixed media is sold. Gallery exhibitions change regularly.

15 Alarte Silks 1369 Railspur Alley, Vancouver (Granville Island), BC, V6H 4G9   778.370.4304; www.alartesilks.com; Open daily 10am–6 pm Discover the magic of handpleated Shibori shawls, handpainted silk ties and gossamer felt scarves. Immerse yourself in amazing colors, watch artists work on the premises and experience the beauty of wearable art.

28 Feathercraft 29 Darcus Studio/Gallery 30 Forge and Form 31 New Leaf Editions

32 Island Studio 33 Malaspina Printmakers Studio & Gallery

35 Micheal Dean Design Jewellery Gallery

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36 Geza Burghardt

Master Luthier 37 Kroma Artists’ Acrylics I

38 Granville Island Glass John Nutter Studio

E mily Carr University of Art and Design

1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3R9 604.844.3800; www.ecuad.ca Featuring the Charles H. Scott, Abraham J. Rogatnick and Concourse galleries. 7 Jeweler Per Wendel Madsen 1490 Johnston Street, 2nd floor  Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6; 604.684.0707 Opening hours: 9am – 6pm or by appointment  www.perwendelmadsen.com Visit Per’s workshop and showroom and have him create your dream in 18k. Gold or Platinum using the finest Pearls, Diamonds and precious gemstones.

Becker Galleries Inc

J Pier 32, Granville Island, 210–1333 Johnston St Vancouver BC 604.681.7677, www.beckergalleries.com 10am–5pm Wed–Fri or anytime by appointment International contemporary art by established and emerging artists. Photography, sculpture and painting. d

Circle Craft Co-operative

In the Net Loft, 1-1666 Johnston St, Vancouver (Granville Island), BC, V6H 3S4   Daily 10am–7pm; 604.669.8021 or shop online www.circlecraft.net Circle Craft features the work of 200 craftspeople from across British Columbia. For every season of giving, our Store offers a wide selection of contemporary and traditional craft in clay, glass, fibre, wood, metal and mixed media. Our Gallery hosts monthly exhibitions. The Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market is November 17–21, 2010 in the new West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre. 39 Jeanne

Krabbendam at the Salt Water Studio 202-1650 Duranleau St., Vancouver, BC,   V6H 3S4; 604.434.1367 www.jeannekrabbendam.com * Artist and art educator * Paintings in acrylics, mixed media, collage * Exhibitions in Europe and North America

Her colourful paintings in a wide variety of subjects are mostly inspired by nature, traveling and people. Her style of work is between representational and abstract. Please call ahead for an appointment or to book a private class or workshop.

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Carolyn Kramer, Artist #200 – 1650 Duranleau St, Granville Island Vancouver Bc V6H 3S4, Canada  1.604.868.6259  www.carolynkramer.net

41 Granville Eyeland Opticians & Framemakers 42 Dundarave Print Workshop 604.689.1650; www.dundaraveprintworkshop.ca

43 Amity Design Studio 44 Kingsmill Studio Pottery

45 Fibre Art Studio

F Arts Club Theatre Company 47 Silk Weaving Studio 1531 Johnston Street (next to the   Sandbar Restaurant) Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9   Daily, 10am–5pm; 604.687.7455 www.silkweavingstudio.com The Silk Weaving Studio is a working studio and retail shop where several weavers produce and sell hand-dyed silk garments and accessories. Come to this unique studio to watch the weaving process unfold.

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Tamara Clark Designs 604.374.5525 create@tamaraclark.ca www.tamaraclark.ca Tamara’s wearable art designs capture the spontaneous and organic exploration of her surroundings and are inspired by the shapes and textures inherent to the natural world. Custom & one-of-a-kind designs.

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H Eagle Spirit Gallery 1803 Maritime Mews, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3W7 604.801.5205 or Toll Free 888.801.5277 eaglespiritgallery@telus.net   www.eaglespiritgallery.com Daily, 11 am–5 pm, Call for seasonal hours Specializing in Northwest Coast Native art and featuring hand-carved masks, panels, bentwood boxes, totem poles, argillite, glass sculpture and Inuit stone sculpture.

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Federation Gallery OPEN INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION

www.artists.ca

August 17 - September 5

1241 Cartwright St. Vancouver, BC V6H 4B7

Entry Deadline: June 4, 2010

THÉÂTRES Arts Club Theatre 1585 Johnston St; 604.687.1644 www.artsclub.com

Vancouver TheatreSports

1502 Duranleau St; 604.738.7013 www.vtsl.com

Carousel Theatre

1411 Cartwright St; 604.685.6217 www.carouseltheatre.ca

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Va n c o u v e r M u s e u ms & C u lt u r a l C e n t r e s

300-950 300-950W.W.41st 41st Avenue, Avenue,Vancouver, Vancouver,BCBCV5Z V5Z2N7 2N7 (604) (604)257-5199, 257-5199,www.jewishmuseum.ca www.jewishmuseum.ca

Museum of Anthropology 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC   V6T 1Z2; 604.822.5087 www.moa.ubc.ca Summer (thru Oct 12): Daily, 10am–5pm, Tues 10am–9pm  Winter (Oct 13 to May 20): Tues 10am–9 pm, Wed–Sun 10am–5 pm Canada’s contemporary museum of world arts and cultures, housed in a spectacular building overlooking mountains and sea. With an elegant Shop, Café MOA, free tours, and changing exhibits.

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Enda Bardell Fine Art Vancouver BC, endabardell@telus.net www.endabardell.com; 604.738.9947 Contemporary Watercolour and Acrylic landscapes of Vancouver & British Columbia. Artist’s Statement: “Continuing to develop as an artist in today’s world, I have come to realize that the process of searching for a new way of revealing the familiar is an ongoing pursuit.”

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casa artists

galleries 101–1636 W. 2nd Ave. Vancouver BC Located in the new lifestyle & design Armoury District. www.casacollection.ca Blog: www.casastore.ca

casa is a Vancouver-based home décor & gift store with a contemporary flare.

We are pleased to represent and showcase BC/Canadian artists and artisans; we also display contemporary lines in glass and ceramic from Europe. There is always something new at

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M-F 10:30 to 5:30, Saturday noon – 5 Or call 604.263.8525

Kermodi Living Art Showroom /Gallery 1889 Powell St at Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC;   604.630.3759; www.kermodi.com Open Thu 1pm–7pm, Fri 1pm–6pm and   Sat 11am–5pm, or by appointment Creating living works of art by blending the elements of interior design with landscape architecture, kermodi is the perfect “green” compliment to our urban landscapes. Visit our showroom to find unique living art pieces for gift giving, or to decorate your home, office or special event.

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NORTH S HORE CityScape Community Arts Space 335 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC    V7M 2G3; Gallery Hours: Tue–Sat, noon–5pm  604.988.6844; www.nvartscouncil.ca Contemporary, interactive art gallery Other art exhibits at District Foyer and Library Galleries Art in the Garden – Self-guided tours of prize winning North Shore gardens, paired with local artists and musicians. Arts & Crafts Fairs – Seven annual weekend juried outdoor fairs.

Drissia Abid Studio West Vancouver, BC; 778.896.4123, 604.922.3072 drissia.art@gmail.com; www.drissia-art.com Canadian artist Drissia’s work might be described as Impressionist-Contemporary Cubism and she can also be classified as Expressionist as the work is not usually descriptive   of reality but is intended to touch the soul of the viewers.

The Graffiti Co. Art Studio and Gallery 171 East 1st Street, 2nd Floor, North Vancouver, BC; 604.980.1699 www.graffiticoart.com One of a kind objects d’art and furniture displayed in an informal studio/gallery setting.

Seymour Art Gallery 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver, BC, V7G 1L2; 604.924.1378 www.seymourartgallery.com; Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm Gallery Exhibitions, Gallery Shop, Adult and Children’s Art Programs.

Khot-La-Cha Art Gallery & Gift Shop 270 Whonoak Street, North Vancouver,   BC, V7P 1P4; 604.987.3339 www.nativegallery.ca Mon to Sat, 10am–5pm Khot-La-Cha features authentic Northwest artwork created by BC’s finest native artists. Hand-carved cedar totem poles and plaques, unique feasting bowls, rattles and hand-tanned moccasins, exquisite handcarved sterling silver and 14k gold jewellery. Visit our “Long House” Art Gallery and Gift Shop located on the Reserve, minutes away from the Lions Gate Bridge.

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arts, culture, & heritage Ferry Building Gallery • ferrybuilding.com 1414 Argyle Avenue • 604-925-7290 This beautifully restored heritage building has become a popular meeting place as well as a centre for arts and culture in West Vancouver. The Gallery showcases the artwork of both emerging and established North Shore artists. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend all events.

Silk Purse Arts Centre • silkpurse.ca 1570 Argyle Avenue • 604-925-7292 Home to the West Vancouver Community Arts Council, this seaside cottage promotes arts in the community by hosting musical concerts, visual art exhibits, literary events, workshops, and children’s programming. General admission is free, some events are ticketed.

West Vancouver Museum • westvancouvermuseum.ca 680 17th Street • 604-925-7295 The West Vancouver Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting art, architecture, and culture featuring dynamic exhibitions, educational programs, and special events throughout the year. The Museum Gift Shop highlights unique works of art and books of local and national interest.

West Vancouver Memorial Library • westvanlib.org 1950 Marine Drive • 604-925-7400 Founded as a memorial to honour those who gave their lives during the Second World War so future generations would have the freedom to pursue knowledge without obstruction. The Library also showcases local art and provides a cultural and intellectual meeting place for people of all ages.

Harmony Arts Festival • harmonyarts.ca July 30th – August 8th, 2010 • 604-925-7268 A ten-day celebration of community and art that showcases the finest creative and visual arts talent from the North Shore. The Harmony Art Festival takes place at various waterfront venues in West Vancouver and include music, craft market, studio tours, hands-on art experiences, art lectures, and more!

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Our Waterfront Community welcomes you! One of life’s simple pleasures … a visit to Starfire.

6607 Royal Ave, Horseshoe Bay West Vancouver • 604.922.5510   Photo by Tella Sametz

www.starfireattheferries.com

Spirit Gallery 6408 Bay Street, Horseshoe Bay, W. Vancouver, BC V7W 2H1; 604.921.8972, www.spirit-gallery.com; Open Daily. Sun Spirit Gallery: 2444 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, BC, V7V 1L1. 778.279.5052, www.sunspirit.ca Sun Spirit Gallery in Dundarave and Spirit Gallery in Horseshoe Bay offer a wide range of West Coast Native and Inuit art. The blend of contemporary and traditional work includes unique corporate and personal gifts, gold and silver jewellery, home accents, art prints, glass work and hand carved masks, totem pole, panels and bentwood boxes. We aspire to showcase the best in First Nations art and share an understanding of the stories behind the art.


squamish Squamish Arts Council Squamish, BC, 604.892.9838; www.squamishartscouncil.ca Squamish Arts Council represents over 35 local arts & culture organizations. Visit SAC’s two venues for events & exhibits:   SAC Building at 37950 Cleveland Ave, and 24-hour viewing at SAC Artisan Gallery at 1336 Main Street. The Squamish Valley Artists Society is a forum that supports the development, education and promotion of local visual artists.

The UpStares Gallery 37991 Cleveland Ave, Downtown Squamish, BC   604.567.ARTS (2787) www.upstaresgallery.com New affordable work by our best local artists every 6 weeks, workshops and presentation room rentals.

The Foyer Gallery at the Squamish Public Library 37907 2nd Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0A7; 604.892.3110 squamish.bclibrary.ca/services-programs/foyer-gallery A contemporary space dedicated to the exhibition of excellent artwork. Monthly shows of large wall works as well as 3D pieces   in elegant glass display cases. Submissions invited.

Fran Solar – Metal Artist Box 675, Garibaldi Highlands, BC VON 1T0; 604.898.4377 www.francessolar.com By appointment only Fran Solar is a contemporary Canadian artist who combines traditional loom-based textile techniques with unconventional materials – ie wire, metals, electrical whatevers, bike gears, washers, to create unique woven sculptural vessels, and wallmounted Scrapyard Quilts. She is intrigued with using these ‘masculine’ materials to produce art with a feminine/domestic dynamic.

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HAPPY FUNKY ART Whistler, BC

Inspired by the magic of the mountains Whistler Studio by appointment 604.932.3473 www.crossdesigns.bc.ca


Fine lakeside dining minutes from Whistler Village, and a world away from the ordinary.

www.edgewater-lodge.com

604 932 0688

WHISTLER M U S E U M AND ARCHIVES presents: “Whistler’s Olympic Journey” A special exhibit to celebrate our community’s journey to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Visit us in Whistler or online:

www.whistlermuseum.org


Durlacher Hof Alpine Country Inn

7055 Nesters Road, Whistler, BC  V0N 1B7; 1.877.932.1924 or 604.932.1924; info@durlacherhof.com www.durlacherhof.com Durlacher Hof a traditional Austrian Alpine Inn, Close to the Village and trails, Delicious full breakfasts, Lovely rooms with private bath, mountain views, a peaceful and comfortable stay. German spoken.

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pemberton

Adventure Begins Here!

Discover the unexpected. Pemberton, British Columbia is a hidden gem – a destination of choice for those in the know and a gateway to rare adventure. Located just 25 minutes north of the famous mountain resort of Whistler and within easy reach of both Vancouver and Seattle, pastoral Pemberton delivers its own brand of exceptional experiences, distinct from anything else in the region. www.tourismpembertonbc.com

SLOW FOOD CYCLE SUNDAY, 6th Annual Ride: Sunday August 15, 2010 Sea to Sky’s signature agritourism event, Slow Food Cycle Sunday Pemberton blows the fast-food drive-through away. A pedal-powered trip through the natural buffet that is Pemberton Meadows farmland, to meet local growers and sample produce fresh from the field. www.slowfoodcyclesunday.com

Pemberton & District Museum & Archives 7455 Prospect Street, Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0  604.894.5504; www.pembertonmuseum.org The Pemberton and District Museum and Archives Society, in partnership with the Village of Pemberton, has a collection of artifacts and archives and permanent exhibitions on site. Come for a visit and learn about those who came before us in Pemberton and District.

Nestled in the beautiful Pemberton Valley just north of Whistler, the Pemberton Distillery handcrafts fine, distinctly regional organic spirits. Experience this craft distillery’s small batch operations, and sample the award winning Schramm Vodka the world’s only organic potato vodka - made from locally grown potatoes and pure mountain water. Cheers!

Soul Mates 3’ x 4’ Acrylic on Canvas

The Art of Lynn Pocklington Acrylic Watercolour Giclée Prints 604.894.5335

www.lynnpocklington.com

info@lynnpocklington.com

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Start A Beautiful Relationship www.sunshinecoastcanada.com the 28thAnnual Sunshine Coast

August 12-15 2O1O

FESTIVAL of the WRITTEN ARTS

Rockwood Centre | Sechelt

tel: 604.885.9631 toll free: 1.800.565.9631

www.writersfestival.ca

Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival PO Box 1754, Gibsons Landing, BC, V0N 1V0 Aug 19–21, 2010; 604.740.1229 www.gibsonslandingfibrearts.com Western Canada’s leading fibre arts community festival celebrates every aspect of fibre art. Activities include a wide range of workshops, juried exhibit and sale, merchant mall, artisan market, demonstrations, activities and entertainment in beautiful Gibsons Landing. Join us for our 11th Annual Festival!

Jack Gibson Fine Art Creations Ltd 5107 Elliot Road, Garden Bay, BC, 604.883.9010 www.jackgibsongallery.com Fine Art, Limited Edition bronze sculpture, figurative and wildlife art tiles for kitchens and bathrooms. Hours 11am to 5pm, closed Mon/Tues or by appt. Accommodations available.

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Explore the artistic treasures of the Sunshine Coast withh the Purple Banner Guide – then dine & relax in blissful comfort in one of our restaurants, resorts, hotels or B&Bs after enjoying the wonders of the Coast’s great outdoors.

Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives P.O. Box 766, 716 Winn Rd Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V0; Tues to Sat, 10:30 am–4:30 pm Research by appointment; 604.866.8232; www.sunshinecoastmuseum.ca

Fibre Works Gallery 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy  Madeira Park, BC; 604.883.2380 www.gunboatbaylodge.com Fibre Arts in Yurts! Special exhibit of paper, basketry, wood, textiles and fibres – by BC and International artists – visit a spinner and weaver’s studio – participate in workshops (visit website for exhibition and workshop schedules) – located in beautiful Pender Harbour.

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Start A Beautiful Relationship www.sunshinecoastcanada.com

Studio on Dogwood 3502 Dogwood Street, Gillies Bay, Texada Island 604.486.0334; www.studionodogwood.com dgart@telus.net Landscapes, portraits, wildlife, aviation and marine art. From your ideas or your photos. COMMISSIONS WELCOME. Custom murals on canvas and custom paintings are our specialty. Price quotations by telephone or e-mail.

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PO W ELL RI V ER Powell River Studio Tour Aug 28 to 29, free, 10am–6pm Visit over 20 artists in their studios on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. www.powellriverartists.com

Mischa Brooks-Thoma ~ Kissing Fish Studio Central Powell River 604.483.5283 Open by appointment only, www.kissingfishstudio.ca Multi Media Artist & Photographer. Originals, Prints, Art Cards & Magnets Imagery & Cards available at various Festivals & Stores Locally “Tripping Across the Rift of Creativity”

Sunrise Gallery #26-7100 Alberni St.  Powell River, BC V8A 5K9  604.485.5006 www.lukeraffin.com Come in and enjoy our relaxing atmosphere. Conveniently located in the Town Centre Mall. We feature the art of Luke Raffin and much much more.

Yellow Rock Studio & Gallery 9260 Williams Road, Powell River, BC, V8A 4Z2; 604.487.1752; yellowrockstudioandgallery@shaw.ca By appointment only. Louise Gloslee works in stained glass, water colours, oils, & acrylic paint. She believes that art can imitate life, & depicts this through playful, lively images of colour, mood, & emotion.

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It’s happening here! Arts Council Gallery - Queens Park New Westminster, BC, V3M 6W6; Tues–Sun 1–5, Closed Mon  604.525.3244; www.artscouncilnewwest.org The gallery is located in picturesque Queen’s Park— showcasing monthly exhibitions of emerging and established artists.

Massey Theatre and The Plaskett Gallery 735 8th Avenue, New Westminster; 604.517.5900 1 3/25/2010 3:30:19 www.masseytheatre.com

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Enjoy art among the books on The Ramp and in the Reference Department. Works by local artists feature a wide range of styles, themes, and media.

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Gabor Gasztonyi Studio 730 12th Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M 4J9   778.397.1449; www.gaborphotography.com Tues–Sat 10am–5:30pm closed Mon, Sun, Holidays. Located on the historic 12th street of New Westminster this updated art-deco studio specializes in black and white photography and fine art prints by portrait artist Gabor Gasztonyi and oil paintings by resident artist Judith Copland.

The Bernie Legge Theatre Queen’s Park, New Westminster BC  604.521.0412; www.vagabondplayers.ca

Lafflines Comedy Club 26 4th Street, New Westminster, BC, 604-525-2262 info@lafflines.com; www.lafflines.com

OpeningThis Summer

Lafflines At The Burr Theatre

OpeningThis Summer

Opening in the historic Burr Theater this summer for comedy. Available for banquets, fundraisers, seminars & weddings. Two private venues accommodate up to 200/300. Lafflines Xmas dinners are a crowd favourite with customers and their companies.

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It’s happening here!

1865 Irving House Captain William Irving’s house allows you to revisit the splendour and grace of the early pioneer days in New Westminster. Complete with ornate ceilings, rich furniture and elaborate fireplaces, our costumed guides will help you step back in time with stories and experiences from the Victorian era. After a visit in Irving House, drop-in to the adjacent New Westminster Museum and Archives to view their exhibits and see their unique gift shop. For more details and hours of operation, please visit www.nwpr.bc.ca.

Horticultural Beauty The City of New Westminster prides itself on its wide array of unique and beautiful planters, hanging baskets and floral arrangements. Four ‘must see’ horticultural locations include Esplanade Boardwalk (Quayside Park), Glenbrook Ravine Park, Friendship Gardens and the Queen’s Park Rose Garden. Each delightful park offers the visitor a wide range of beautiful plantings, attractions and spectacular scenery. Please visit www.nwpr.bc.ca for locations, virtual tours and more details.

Experience Culture The City of New Westminster offers visitors a vibrant arts community offering a wide range of arts and cultural pursuits. Throughout the summer, Parks, Culture & Recreation offers special events and free live performances on our three outdoor stages. For schedules and details, please visit www.tourismnewwestminster.com or www.nwpr.bc.ca.

Make It Happen! www.nwpr.bc.ca


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Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours 780 Quayside Dr, New Westminster, BC, V3M 6B9 604.525.4465; www.vancouverpaddlewheeler.com This authentic paddlewheeler is modeled from the ships that used to travel BC in the 19th century. We now offer Pitt Lake tours on the catamaran Beta Star.

! n i n o Come Discover the living, working Fraser River with interactive exhibits and hands-on programming.

788 Quayside Drive New Westminster BC www.fraserriverdiscovery.org 604.521.8401

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port coquitlam arts ◦ culture ◦ heritage ◦ community

Bounded by abundant natural beauty of the Fraser, Pitt, and Coquitlam Rivers, and home to a growing arts scene, cultural facilities, public art and built heritage Port Coquitlam is a great destination any day of the year.

ANNUAL COFFEE CONCERT SERIES Jan-Mar MAY DAYS A tradition and “must see” Apr 30 - May 9

At the centre of downtown is the Leigh Square Community Arts Village dedicated to encouraging and facilitating community development through arts, culture, and heritage. It is a hub for visual art exhibitions, heritage displays, beautiful public art, special events and festivals.

PORT COQUITLAM’S FARMERS MARKET Every Thurs, 3-7pm May-Sept CANADA DAY Jul 1, Castle Park MUSIC IN THE PARK Lions Park every Sun, 2pm, Jul-Aug LIVE @ LEIGH SQUARE Every Sat, 1:30pm, Jul-Aug CINEMA UNDER THE STARS Outdoor movie nights on a giant 20’ screen, Jul-Aug SHOW & SHINE: PORT COQUITLAM CAR SHOW Aug 15 TERRY FOX HOMETOWN RUN Sept 19 to honour Canada’s hometown hero HARVEST FESTIVAL Oct 2, Lions Park RIVERS & TRAILS FESTIVAL AND TRAIL RIVER RUN Sept 26 CHRISTMAS AT LEIGH SQUARE & WINTER ARTISANS MARKET Nov 27, 28, 29

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Burnaby Art Gallery Burnaby Eco-Sculptures Burnaby Village Museum and Carousel Centennial Rose and Century Gardens Deer Lake Park Michael J Fox Theatre National Nikkei Heritage Centre Shadbolt Centre for the Arts Summer Concert Series

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PLACE DES ARTS 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2  Call 604.664.1636 or visit www.placedesarts.ca for gallery hours.

Sandrine Pelissier, Skate Board Park

Regina Seib, Shall we dance Place des Arts offers a variety of innovative classes in music, visual arts, dance and drama for all ages, skill levels and interests. In our three gallery spaces and gift shop, we showcase the work of local emerging artists. Family Day at PdA features artist tours, demonstrations & workshops offered by current exhibiting artists.

ARTSCONNECT: Connecting People Through the Arts Coquitlam, BC; 604.931.8255; www.artsconnect.ca ArtsConnect is a regional arts resource. We inform, inspire, & engage people in arts and cultural experiences.

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Lori Motokado Original Watercolours. By appointment only: 778.834.8307 lori@brilliantcolours.ca; www.brilliantcolours.ca Lori is a self taught watercolour artist. With her unique style she captures the intimate beauty and simplicity of varying subjects (florals, boats, antiques, still life and wildlife).

Wallflowers and Beyond 106–1320 Kingsway Ave   Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6P4  Hours of operation: Tue–Sun 11:00 to 5:00   778.836.5454 www.wallflowersandbeyond.com Wallflowers and Beyond studio/gallery is home to owner/artist Judy Osiowy. A painter of landscapes, florals, portraiture, and abstracts, she works daily in the studio. Rotating shows include contemporary work by painters, fibre artists, potters, jewellers, and photographers. Call ahead for appointment or drop by. Art classes and workshops also available. For more information visit www.wallflowersandbeyond.com.

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is a small but vibrant waterfront city. Its cultural facilities such as Inlet Theatre, Port Moody Arts Centre and Station Museum engage residents and visitors throughout the year. A growing public art collection allows you to experience art in natural and open settings. Visit feature pieces at Rocky Point Park or discover hidden artwork long Shoreline Trail.

w w w. c i t y o f t h e a r t s . c a Port Moody Station Museum 2734 Murray St. Port Moody, BC V3H 1X2  604.939.1648; www.vcn.bc.ca/pmmuseum Located in a heritage CPR station, the museum features a recreated station office, parlour and kitchen. The museum contains displays on the early history of Port Moody, local logging and sawmill industries.

Blackberry Gift Shop Located inside the Port Moody Arts Centre  2425 St. John’s Street, Port Moody, BC  604.931.2008; www.blackberrygiftshop.ca Fresh from the studio, handcrafted creations by local artists. Discover paintings, pottery, jewellery, cards, more…

Port Moody Arts Centre “Inspiring Creativity”

The Port Moody Arts Centre Society manages a unique arts centre in a restored 1913 heritage building in partnership with the City of Port Moody.

 four art galleries, showcasing the work of local artists on a monthly basis

 courses for all ages in our art, ceramic and music studios

 Festival of the Arts | Sept 24-Oct 3, 2010  Wearable Art Awards | Feb 18-19, 2011 The Blackberry Gift Shop, run by an artists’ co-op, offers unique items hand-crafted by local artists. 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 2B2 info@pomoartscentre.ca | pomoartscentre.ca (604) 931-2008 Monday-Thursday: 10am-8pm Friday-Saturday: 10am-5pm | Sunday: 12pm-4pm Closed Holidays

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To download a public art map or a complete list of festivals and events visit us at cityofthearts.ca.

w w w. c i t y o f t h e a r t s . c a Inlet Wellness Gallery 2320 Clarke Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 1Y8; 604.939.1059 www.inletwellnessgallery.com; Monday–Friday 11am–5pm; Saturdays 10am–4pm The Inlet Wellness Gallery is Port Moody’s unique combination of art and wellness. An art gallery showcasing fine original art from diverse and talented Canadian artists teamed with a palette of wellness services including RMT’s.

ARTSCONNECT: Connecting People Through the Arts Coquitlam, BC; 604.931.8255; www.artsconnect.ca ArtsConnect is a regional arts resource. We inform, inspire, and engage people in arts and cultural experiences. Visit www.artsconnect.ca for up-to-date arts and cultural news, events calendar and more!

Vivio Flower Gallery 2333 Clarke Street, Port Moody, BC, V3H 1Y9 604.931.3112; www.vivioflowers.ca Mon to Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 11am–4pm The Art of Floral Design.

Don’t miss Western Canada’s Premiere Chocolate Festival this October!

Chocolate-themed events for enthusiasts of all ages! www.chocolatefestival.ca For sponsorship and media opportunities contact NG Farrell Marketing 604-306-5559 www.ngfarrell.com

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Tourism Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Capture the essence of our communities through culture and the arts by visiting our world-class theatre & galleries. Our region is rich in heritage and natural amenities and we celebrate throughout the year with exciting Festivals and Events. For complete information visit www.mapleridge-pittmeadows.com. Come and see what you’ve been missing! Pick up your FREE Visitor Guide and Map at our Visitor Centre located at 12492 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows 604.460.8300/1.877.465.8300 Lilith Fair Celebrate Canada Day at this exciting musical extravaganza! July 1

Caribbean Festival Live Caribbean bands, colourful costumes, dancing, arts & crafts & delicious food! July 10 & 11

Music on the Wharf Free summer music series celebrating historic Port Haney July 12 & 26 August 9 & 23

Artizans Art Studio 12507 216 St. Maple Ridge BC, V2X 5K4  604.463.6116; www.elainebooth-kallweit.com Artist Elaine Booth-Kallweit creates diverse fine art pieces inspired by nature & ethnic cultures. By appointment only.

Unique, original & functional Come and meet artist E Jane Mackay and see how art glass is individually hand created. This durable dinnerware and servingware is designed to give you years of pleasure. Impress guests with your taste! View Jane’s latest One-Of-A-Kind Art. Art Glass Design Inc. 22416 129th Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2P9 604.466.5924  www.artglassdesign.com Please call for an appointment

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Bard on the Bandstand Free performances of ‘The Tempest’ July 16 & 17, 22 & 25 Countryfest A free agricultural fair for the whole family! July 24 & 25 Ridge Meadows Heritage Day A celebration of community history July 31 Christmas in the Park Featuring the Santa Claus Parade! December Winter Wonderland Skate Experience the magic at Pitt Meadows Arena December

The ACT Arts Centre & Theatre Maple Ridge 11944 Haney Place,   Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 6B1   Ticket Centre: 604.476.2787 www.theactmapleridge.org Bringing Art to the Heart of the Community! Located in a park-like setting in the heart of Maple Ridge, The ACT is a first-class performing arts venue boasting a 500-seat main stage, a studio theatre, the Maple Ridge Art Gallery and Gallery Shop, art & pottery studios and a teaching darkroom. In partnership with the community, The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council Works to develop, promote and celebrate the arts through high quality performances, art gallery exhibits and a wide variety of arts and crafts classes for visitors and residents to enjoy year round.

Artist in Residence Kjaer Neletia Pedersen, www.kovancouver.ca Kjaer has been playing with and successfully selling her unique handbuilt clay art for many years. She enjoys creating masks, murals, and table wear. Kjaer has just left 30 wonderful years of teaching and recently launched an exclusive clothing line that she creates for all sized women.

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COME AND EXPERIENCE A VIBRANT AND GROWING ARTS AND CULTURAL MOSAIC IN SURREY. AS THE CULTURAL CAPITAL OF CANADA JUST TWO YEARS AGO, SURREY OFFERS A DIVERSE AND UNIQUE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER. As one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse communities in Canada, Surrey offers residents and visitors a wide variety of events, attractions and live performances. Festivals such as the Fusion Festival, the Festival of Dance and the Arnold Mikelson Festival of the Arts are becoming well known regional events. Surrey’s Vaisakhi celebrations attract over 100,000 participants from around the world making it a truly international celebration. Venues such as the Bell Centre for the Performing Arts and the Surrey Arts Centre provide excellent facilities for live theatre and performances. The Arts Council of Surrey sponsors and promotes events each year fostering awareness and appreciation of Surrey’s artistic and cultural achievements artscouncilofsurrey.ca. Be sure to visit tourismsurrey.com to find out about all of Surrey’s arts & cultural events.

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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS Surrey Festival of Dance – March/April Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair – May Children’s Festival – June Canada Day Celebrations – July Fusion Festival – July 37th Annual Arnold Mikelson Festival of Arts – July Blueberry Festival – August W W W. A R T SIN SURRE Y.C OM


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Situated in the spectacular Fraser Valley, Langley delivers a showcase of historical sites and museums, splendid galleries and renowned festivals and events. The endless choices in activities will set your spirit alive! Every season in Langley provides a reason to celebrate and experience the rich heritage and culture of the people. Plan to visit often. Visit www.tourism-langley.ca for all community and event information.

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Abbotsford, the City in the Country, invites you to rediscover your passion for the arts! With its vast array of arts, culture and heritage experiences, and a unique blend of city life and country charm, Abbotsford is an exceptional cultural adventure that you will not soon forget. Our palette is full of possibilities! This self-guided tour is basically a road map that directs you to the diverse arts, culture & heritage experiences in Abbotsford. For a complete list of partners, festivals and events, please visit our website. | The Reach | Kariton Gallery | The Arts In Mill Lake Park | Trethewey House Heritage Site | Clayburn Copperworks | Charisma Gallery | Historic Downtown Abbotsford | Strung Out On Beads | Clayburn Village | Hummingbird Gallery | Venema Pottery | The Glass Puffin | The Glass Hive Studio | University of the Fraser Valley | Gallery 7 Theatre & Performing Arts Society | For more info on Abbotsford and the Arts, Culture & Heritage Self-guided tour, please contact Tourism Abbotsford at 1.888-332.2229 or visit www.artsinabbotsford.com


Wisteria Studio 46054 First Avenue, Chilliwack, BC; 604.791.1947 chez-phelps@shaw.ca; www.ArtistLindaPhelps.com Wed–Fri, noon–4:00pm or by appt. Good idea to call first. Linda has been painting porcelain out of her heritage home studio since 1983. Her studio is close to the centre of downtown Chilliwack. She specializes in North American & European style porcelain painting and does watercolour and oils.

Chilliwack Museum & Archives 45820 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1T3 604-795-5210; info@chilliwackmuseum.ca www.chilliwackmuseum.ca, Mon–Fri: 9am–4:30 pm Changing art and history exhibits, discovery tour, and more, right in the heart of Chilliwack.

Party in the Park www.downtownchilliwack.com or 604-792-4576 FREE Family Event at Central Community Park in the heart of downtown. Every Friday Night July 9-Aug.27 5:00-10:00 Entertainment Stage, Family Fun Zone and Night Market Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association

Summer Light Studio May–Sept, Wed 12–5pm or by appointment 46010 Collins Dr., Chilliwack (Sardis Park area) 604.846.1106; www.christinecamilleri.com christinecamilleri@shaw.ca Christine Camilleri is an award winning artist and paints in pastels, acrylics and oils. She is best known for her bold use of colour in stunning landscapes, oceanviews and wildlife paintings. Originals and prints are available.

Greendale Pottery & Country Guest House 42245 South Sumas Road, Chilliwack, BC, 604.823.6430 mckeenfarm@shaw.ca; www.greendalepottery.com Enjoy a stay at our elegant, spacious accommodation and visit our Pottery Gallery & Studio in this peaceful farm setting. You’ll find stunning Crystalline-glazed Porcelain, as well as fine functional ware in bright, contemporary colors & unique designs.

For a FREE copy of the Artisan Tour Brochure visit www.thegreatoutside.com


Minter Gardens Exit #135 off Hwy 1, Chilliwack BC P: 604.794.7191 www.mintergardens.com Discover a 32-acre tapestry of colour, sound & fragrance set against a magnificent mountain backdrop. Stroll through 12 themed gardens, savour a meal in one of our fabulous restaurants and find a special momento of your day in our Gift, Garden & Sweet Shop. Open April to mid-October. Celebrating 30 years in 2010!

Inspired Arts & Gifts Inc. 42333 Yarrow Central Rd., (Yarrow) Chilliwack BC 604.490.8555; www.inspiredartsandgifts.com inspiredartsandgifts@gmail.com Store Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–5:30pm, Sundays Noon–4pm The renovated 1940 Old Print Shop is home to many styles of art and local & goumet food items. Pottery

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s u r r e y/ t s awa s s e n / r i c h m o n d The Loafing Shed Glass Studio 9060 184th Street, Surrey BC V4N 3T4, 604.612.2753; www.robertgaryparkes.ca Open to visitors most days Master glass blower Robert Gary Parkes creates art glass in the form of vases, bowls, platters and paperweights. With 25 years experience, Parkes’ works range from traditional to contemporary and experimental. The studio overlooks the pastoral view of the Parkes’ five acre farm in sleepy Port Kells. Located just five minutes from the 176th Street exit off Hwy #1, not far from Fort Langley. Please call ahead for studio hours.

Coffee Gallery at the Tate #59 7238 189 St. Surrey, BC V4N 5Y8  lanahart@telus.net CoffeeGalleryattheTate.com (visit website for hours) Representing 14 local and international artists

Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery 1710 56th St., Tsawwassen BC, V4L 2M4; 604.943.3313 Thu – Sun 11am – 4pm; www.southdeltaartistsguild.com A short drive from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal, the home of the South Delta Artists Guild features monthly themed shows with a wide variety of fine art works for sale. Plenty of free parking. Email: info@southdeltaartistsguild.com

Erika Koenig-Workman Studio 217-11675 Seventh Ave. Richmond, BC V3H 1X2  604.767.0915; erikakw@shaw.ca erikakoenigworkman.com Multi media and Graphik design. I work with an idea – that is both figurative and symbolic – to depict a storyline joining together varied materials such as paint, stone, steel and type combining elements of design.

Jeanette Jarville, Artist Studio 13211 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, BC V6W 1A5 604.277.8714; 1.866.877.8714 www.jeanettejarville.com; Call for hrs/appt. Vibrant, stylized, semi-abstract figurative, floral & landscape paintings. Oil on canvas & Acrylic reverse on glass. The studio is located in The Doorknocker B&B: www.thedoorknocker.com.

Browning Stained Glass Studio 7560 Winchelsea Cres., Richmond BC   604.908.9182; stuartbrowning@shaw.ca www.browningstainedglass.com Available by appointment Stuart Browning, glass artist, specializes in the creation of original leaded stained glass windows, etched art pieces and wall dividers for churches, homes and commercial buildings. Traditional techniques are used which include etching, sandblasting and carving. Stuart is skilled at incorporating his designs into residential and commercial renovations.

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WELCOME TO VANCOUVER ISLAND INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED for warm hospitality, gorgeous scenery, and exceptional activities and attractions, the Vancouver Island region is acclaimed by the readers of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Magazine and was named Top North American Island nine years in a row and thirteen times over the past sixteen years.

Heritage & Culture Discovering the history of the Vancouver Island region is an exciting journey into the past, and full of insight into our modern culture. Ride a steam train through an outdoor forestry museum or explore a fully restored heritage mill where actors demonstrate the tools of their trades. Stroll through flourishing gardens first planted by early settlers or have an English-style tea party in the garden of a heritage home. Visit a community that was established more than a century ago by Finnish idealists with a dream of Utopia. Discover the haunting story behind a significant collection of First Nations ceremonial regalia. See the history of a town depicted in outdoor murals or watch First Nations artisans demonstrate the ancient skills of their ancestors. Museums here bring the past to life: the ancient traditions and proud culture of the First Nations; stories of pioneer hardships and lifestyles and the people who built the region’s communities; tales of marine exploration, the heroes that charted these waters, and the perils they faced; the early days of forestry, fishing, mining, agriculture, aviation; and the military. The Vancouver Island region’s museums are the keepers of a tremendous wealth of historic treasure to be preserved and shared. Anywhere you travel in the Vancouver Island region, you’ll find pieces of our history, from the larger collections at places like the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Royal B.C. Museum, Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre, Nanaimo Art Gallery, McLean Mill National Historic Site in Port Alberni, Museum at Campbell River, and U’mista Cultural Centre to historic sites and the smaller artefact collections in museums in almost every community on the Island.

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it is the array of creations made right here that makes shopping in the Vancouver Island region an experience you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

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Maybe it’s the inspiring scenery or the relaxed island lifestyle, but this region is blessed with an impressive population of creative people: painters, sculptors, jewellers, potters, weavers, glass blowers, wood workers, writers, photographers, and designers. When it comes to local products, you have so many lovely choices. Handmade soaps and body care products made from Island-grown ingredients, hand-knit sweaters made from the wool of Island sheep, alpacas, and llamas, and handmade furniture crafted from Island wood, to an amazing selection of unique folk art: gillnet rugs, hand-painted gumboots, hand-blown glass, driftwood sculptures, hand-woven textiles, garden art, and much, much more. The potters create outstanding decorative and functional ceramic pieces, and jewellers work their intricate magic using everything from local wood and B.C. agates to gold, silver, and the


finest quality Canadian diamonds. Many of the painters and sculptors that live and work in the Vancouver Island region are worldrenowned, and you can see their work in exclusive galleries and, in some cases, meet the artists themselves. A number of galleries specialize in carvings, jewellery, paintings, and prints by some of the very best First Nations artists in the province. In bookstores, you’ll find tales of local history written by Island authors with pictures by Island illustrators and photographers, and, in the gift shops, a huge selection of souvenirs for the folks back home, from amusing little trinkets to exquisite giftware. Antique and collectable shops throughout the region offer all kinds of intriguing and often unusual items with a past. Take the time to explore the uniqueness of each region of Vancouver Island, Victoria and the Gulf Islands. For complete information visit VancouverIslandArts.ca.

Many of the painters and sculptors that live and work in the Vancouver Island region are worldrenowned. you can see their work in exclusive galleries and, in some cases, meet the artists themselves.

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the Gulf Islands The Gulf Islands are home to many artists and artisans. On all of the Gulf Islands, you’ll find galleries belonging to potters, sculptors, woodworkers and artisan bread, cheese and honey producers, which are only a few reasons why the Gulf Islands are the ideal place to feed your body, mind and soul. Maps outlining the many welcoming artists are available for Salt Spring, Galiano, Pender and Gabriola Islands. Come on out and see the artists themselves in action or experience some authentic Island time during one of the many festivals and events such as Gabriola Island’s Thanksgiving Gallery Tour or Salt Spring Island’s Art Craft or one of the many farmers’ markets that run from April through October.

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South Island The South Island is the perfect blend of historical opulence and rustic charm. The capital city of Victoria is one of Canada’s most beautiful, rich with fully-restored heritage buildings and bustling Inner Harbour. And there are enough festivals and events in this region to keep you coming back for more! Highlight events include Victoria Highland Games, JazzFest International, Symphony Splash, Victoria Dragon Boat Festival and the Vancouver Island Blues Bash. Thirty-five minutes southwest of Victoria puts you on the doorstep of the ruggedly wild Sooke to Port Renfrew region, where wildlife is plentiful and creativity flourishes. Sooke is also home of the Sooke Fine Arts Show in early July/late August which showcases both well-known and emerging artists from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Twenty-five minutes north of Victoria sits the pretty seaside town of Sidney featuring a scenic three kilometre walk along the water front with stunning panoramic ocean views. Along Beacon Street, and the town’s side streets, explore the fabulous galleries and antique bookstores unique to Sidney. Be sure to visit the many artist studios of Saanich such as Aurelia Jacobsen’s Studio Gallery in neighbouring Brentwood Bay. Close by are The Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site with 55 acres of wonderful floral displays and sculptured gardens, Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre.

On Canvas at Sea Cider 2487 Mt. St. Michael Road; Saanichton, BC V8M 1T7; 250.544.4824 www.seacider.ca; www.oncanvasartgallery.com Art & artisan cider; a perfect pairing. Rotating installations featured in the Mezzanine Gallery, curated by artist Karen Cooper. Open year round for tastings and tours. Come, raise a glass! Wed-Sun 11am-6pm

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See all of BC, in an afternoon Take a fascinating journey through the cultural and environmental history of British Columbia. From our interactive Ocean Station to the First Peoples Gallery, we’ll keep you enthralled and entertained. The Royal BC Museum: Behind the Scenes To celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, we turn inside out and reveal the hidden world of our natural history staff. Exhibition opens June 25, 2010

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victoria A spectacular Inner Harbour, an easily walkable downtown graced with beautifully restored heritage buildings, and superb shopping, dining, and entertainment options make Victoria a world-renowned visitor destination. The city is home to many art galleries and studios, many of which are within walking distance of the downtown core or just a short drive away. While Victoria’s tearooms, hanging flower baskets, and horsedrawn carriages give it a cozy, old-world feel that reflects its European heritage, year-round downtown activity gives the city a youthful energy.

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James Bay Art Walk September 11–12 www.jamesbayartwalk.ca

A fantastic weekend surrounded by parks and ocean in VICTORIA’S OLDEST NEIGHBOURHOOD.

The World We Wish II, Pyx Sutherland

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606 View St, Victoria BC, 250.388.4660 info@madronagallery.com www.madronagallery.com An exceptional range of Canadian paintings and sculpture.

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South Shore Gallery 2046 Otter Point Road PO Box 173; Sooke, BC,   V9Z 0P7; www.sooke.org/southshoregallery 250.642.2058; Mon–Sat 10am to 5pm Original paintings, sculpture, pottery and glass by South Vancouver Island artists. Robert Louis Chouinard

Exhibit Room III 2050 Drennan Street, Sooke, BC, 250.642.7176, Open by appointment or by chance; www.constablematheson.com, stay@constablematheson.com Exhibit Room III is the studio/shop of feltmaker Sheila Beech. Located in Sooke’s first police station, the studio is full of bright wool and exotic fibres that are used for Sheila’s innovative designs. The studio has been changed to a demonstrating / working one. Sheila has worked for the Metropolitan Opera, and Donna Karan in New York. Her work has been sold worldwide.

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Cowichan is made up of a number of small communities, each with its distinct character and unique activities. Each one is worth taking the time to explore; Chemainus, Ladysmith, Duncan, Lake Cowichan, Youbou, Honeymoon Bay, Mesachie Lake, Cowichan Bay, Cobble Hill, Mill Bay and Shawnigan Lake. Request your Cowichan Travel Planner at www.tourismcowichan.com or by calling 1.888.303.3337.

The ‘land warmed by the sun’ has also warmed the hearts and minds of many artists who are pleased to call the Cowichan region home. The inspiring colours, landscapes and natural beauty of rolling hills and sweeping ocean vistas have found their way into the area’s visual, performing and culinary arts. The splendid rural setting is ripe with artisans creating award-winning wines, ciders and meads. Ride your bike through the countryside and sample the delectable Cowichan fare as you visit the many vineyards, farms and studios. If you really want to give your vacation some Cowichan flavour, visit during the Blackberry Festival in September, the Cowichan Wine and Culinary Festival in late September/early October or the Salmon and Mushroom Festival in October. The vibrant First Nation’s culture imbues this area, and is reflected throughout the artistic community. From hand-carved masks and totem poles, toBowl native centres, muralsGallery and festivals, theBowl Cowichan F Gallery Ad 22 (VD Ad 22 (VD GuG CTF Gallery Ad Bowlinterpretive (VD Guide):CTF Guide):CTF Gallery Ad Bowl (VD CTF region is the perfect place to start your cultural journey.

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www.chemainustheatrefestival.ca www.chemainustheatrefestival.ca Cathi Jefferson Pottery 5656 West Riverbottom Rd., Duncan; 250.737.1463 www.cathijefferson.com Unique salt-fired functional and sculptural stoneware. Each piece is hand decorated with designs from nature. Follow the Artisan signs from Hwy 18 to our Studio and Gallery located on the Cowichan River.

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Silverside Farm & Winery 3810 Cobble Hill Rd, Cobble Hill BC; 250.743.9149 1.877.743.9149, www.silversidefarm.com We invite you to visit our landmark property, take a tour of our berry plantation, or a guided tour of our winemaking operation before sampling some of our wine. Also check out the work of the area’s artists inside our tasting room.

Merridale Ciderworks, Bistro & Spa 1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill 250.743.4293 1.800.998.9908, www.merridalecider.com A destination – Tour the orchard, cellar or distillery. Taste the ciders and brandies. Browse the farm house store for unique art and culinary treats. Savour local fare in the bistro. Relax in the orchard spa and courtyard.

Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC, V9L 6P4   250.746.8119 / 877.746.8119 www.quwutsun.ca First Nations cultural experience – Open June thru September. Listen to a Cowichan Tour Guide tell you stories passed from generation to generation, see the Authentic Cowichan Knitters display and purchase hand carved art pieces and jewelry. Try Authentic Native cuisine in the Riverwalk Café- along the banks of the Cowichan River.

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OldSchool Woodworks & Gallery artisan furniture • fine arts and crafts • home renovations specializing in kitchens

Furniture by Anthony Staub & other Guest Artists 12 Roberts St (at the south entrance to Ladysmith, BC) 250.924.0011 Oldschoolwoodworks.com Oldschoolwoodworksgallery.com

25th Annual Boat Festival June 18–20, 2010; Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre www.classicboats.org Entertainment, food, chowder contest, boat building competition and more. Share the history of Canada’s Navy with the HMCS ORIOLE as they celebrate their centennial.

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Vineyards & Fine Cuisine The mild sea air, rich soil and temperate climate of Vancouver Island all combine to create ideal conditions for growing some of the most unique wines in the world. While the varietals of grapes are similar to those found in the wine centres of Europe, our regional wines are crafted with intense variation. Known as the “Wine Islands,” the Vancouver Island region offers wine Photo by Boomer Jerritt connoisseurs an opportunity to taste both the familiar and eclectic flavours, layered with the experimentation and eccentricities of the area’s wine producers. Surrounded by the natural beauty of lush emerald meadows and panoramic ocean views, a trip through the Wine Islands is a warm and welcoming tour, offered by passionate vintners eager to tempt the discerning palate. Perfect pinots are best paired with succulent local cuisine and Vancouver Island delivers. From marionberries to melons, free range beef to brussels sprouts, Vancouver Island is a gourmand’s dream. Community farmers’ markets abound throughout the Island, with wharfside restaurants, and luxurious dining rooms.

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olourful Tibetan prayer flags wave us under a wrought iron arch overgrown with scented honeysuckle and ahead a high yellow shrine pays ritual tribute to an international mélange of cultures. The blue plastic head of a hippopotamus peaks from beneath a nearby pond of lily pads, the fish net on hand meant for kids to catch and release the pond’s resident frogs. Winding concrete paths set with gem-like glass and trinkets are shadowed by a towering mix of West Coast rain forest and semi-tropical flowers and greenery. Renowned Nanaimo artists Nixie Barton and Grant Leier have fashioned their whimsical visions into a truly original garden and gallery in the Cedar countryside. The Barton Leier Gallery seemingly worlds away is just 15 minutes from downtown Nanaimo. Visit their funky new urban space downtown located on Chapel Street.

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ontinuing downtown, The Artisan’s Studio is a local cooperative where you’ll find quality arts and crafts, including pottery, woodwork, wall hangings, weaving, original prints, paintings and stained glass. Hill’s Native Art is home to one of North America’s largest collections of Northwest Coast First Nations artwork and the place to go for authentic Cowichan sweaters, Inuit sculptures, masks, totem poles and fine native jewellery.

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Barton Leier Gallery 3140 Decourcy Drive, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1E2  250.722.7140; bartonleiergallery@shaw.ca www.bartonandleiergallery.com; Hours: Apr–Nov: Thu–Sun, 11am–5pm, Jul & Aug: Everyday, 11am-5pm Barton and Leier Gallery showcases the work of Nixie Barton and Grant Leier, professional full time artists exhibiting across Canada. Well known for their use of colour and unusual imagery combinations, the gallery features great art and funky gifts, focusing on experimental works as well as traditional. In addition, Barton and Leier Gallery has just opened a second location in downtown Nanaimo at Church and Chapel, open everday. 250.591.1111. Campus Location 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo BC, V9R 5S5, Tel: 250 740-6350 info@nanaimogallery.ca

Downtown Location 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo BC, V9R 5G6, Tel: 250 754-1750 www.nanaimoartgallery.com

Nanaimo Art Gallery presents: inspiring exhibitions community and educational events popular festivals art rental/sales program gift shop Both locations offer a relaxing atmosphere to view exquisite works of art.

Gallery 223 223 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC 250.741.1188; www.gallery223.ca Mon to Fri, 10–5:30 pm   Sat 9:30–5pm, Sun noon–4pm

Fine West Coast, Canadian & European Contemporary Art Gallery 223 carries an extraordinary selection of original paintings and sculptures by acclaimed Canadian, European and American Artists in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

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G abriola Island Sheila Norgate Studio: 2531 Tyee Dr, Gabriola Island BC V0R1X7   250.247.7308; www.sheilanorgate.com Open by chance or by appointment Vibrant and distinct acrylics by noted, nationally represented Canadian painter. Original works only. Available in a wide range of sizes.

Tammy Hudgeon Glassworks 1790 Seymour Road, Gabriola Island, BC   250.247.0104; www.tammyhudgeon.com Award-winning glass art infused with vibrant colour & spirit. Jewelry, bowls, windows, garden art and larger than life glass sculptures.

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D. F. Gray......pastels of Vancouver Island

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Central Island The Central Island is quickly becoming known as the arts and festival district. If you love seeing artists at work or enjoy the variety of festivals, this region is the place for you. Nanaimo, Parksville and the Qualicum Beach region play host to several festivals throughout the year including the Maple Sugar Festival in February highlighting francophone heritage, the Canadian Open Sand-Sculpting Competition in July and the Bard to Broadway Theatre from late June through August featuring live summer theatre, Island style. With the beautiful scenery found within this region, it’s difficult to ignore the creativity that flourishes. Artists either have studios that are open to visitors or they work at collaborative gallery spaces such as the Oceanside Arts Council and the Station Gallery in Parksville and the Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach, which are open to the public.

Pacific Rim The Pacific Rim beckons with a plethora of exciting activities that awaken the artist in everyone. Start your journey in the heart of the Alberni Valley where history and antiquities coalesce. Take a ride on a steam powered locomotive and explore the region’s remarkable past at historic lighthouses and lookout points. There are several ways to enjoy the arts in the region and the many festivals are a testament to the creativity and diversity that flourish here. Annual festivals include the Pacific Rim Whale Festival in March, Shorebird Festival in May, Lantern Festival in August, and Alberni Fall Fair in September, and feature gifted artisans from within the community.

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north Central Experience the adventures of true wilderness in the North Central Island region while maintaining all the comforts of home. The Comox Valley is host to an annual artisan festival at the Filberg Lodge in Comox, Courtenay is the site of the international Vancouver Island MusicFest held annually in July and Cumberland hosts the Big Time Out in August. This region is also built on a foundation of marine and colliery history. Museums in small communities such as Cumberland offer visitors a glimpse into the area’s storied past. Celebrate rivers, fly-fishing and the legacy of writer Roderick Haig-Brown during Campbell River’s HaigBrown Festival held every year in late September. Quadra Island, a short ferry ride from Campbell River, is an intensely artistic community home to over 120 artists and is the perfect place to view musicians, writers, and painters in their element. During the first weekend of June every year, the community celebrates the Quadra Island Studio Tour, an ideal way to watch artists hone their craft and exhibit their wares.

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WaterWorks Garden Sculpture 8138 Island Highway, Black Creek, BC   250.337.8417; www.waterworksgardenart.com Come stroll though our cottage garden/gallery where flowers blend with an array of unique fountains. Douglas Walker creates eclectic garden sculptures using discarded musical instruments and found objects.

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DiscoverComoxValley.com Filberg Festival 61 Filberg Road, Comox; www.filbergfestival.com 250.334.9242; July 30 to August 2, 2010

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Love Art? Follow your heart to the Filberg! Featuring 4 days of exceptional art and hand made work from up to 140 of Canada’s talented artisans. The 28th annual Filberg Festival takes place on the grounds of historic Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox. As well as amazing art you will find entertainment for adults and kids and a wide variety of culinary treats ranging from exotic to downright decadent. Daily Admission is charged – No Pets.

Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery 2926 Back Road, Comox, BC  Open Mon–Sat, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM   1.877.338-2120; www.spiritsofthewestcoast.com Beautiful Native and Haida Art including a large variety of gold & silver jewellery, masks, carvings & prints.

Magnolia Gallery & Garden 2732 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland   250.336.2000; www.magnoliagallery.ca Magnolia Gallery & Garden Centre features quality works of art by Island artists—original paintings, sculpture, jewellery, glass & more, with a fabulous garden centre out back.

Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens 6183 Whittaker Road, Courtenay  250.338.6901; www.woodlandgardens.ca 3.375” (width) × .9375” (height) 24-acre internationally acclaimed woodland wonderland. This unique and beautiful showcase of nature hosts popular summer arts festivals and Christmas events.

Blue Moon Estate Winery 4905 Darcy Road, Courtenay, BC V9J 1R5  250.338.9765; www.bluemoonwinery.ca Visit our tasting room and certified organic blueberry farm and discover the refreshingly different taste of wines vinted from valley-grown organic berries and tree fruits.

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South Hollow Art Studio & Gallery 218 – 5th Street, Courtenay BC   250.334.0221; www.southhollow.ca Open Mon to Sat, 9:30am — 5:30pm Local images. Local artists. A charming art gallery and working studio featuring a wide range of contemporary pieces including unique leaf imprints and West Coast tiles. Quality handmade papers, inks and related supplies.

L’Association francophone de la vallée de Comox 2435B Mansfield Dr, Courtenay, BC V9M 2M2, 250.334.8884; afvcbc@telus.net En français... parce que ça m’plait. Le mandat de l’association est de promouvoir la langue et la culture francophones dans la vallée de Comox.

adventures in mulBerryLand Gallery/B&B 1526 Mulberry Lane, Comox BC V9M 3S4 250.339.3723; www.mulBerryLand.com Enjoy Seuss-inspired whimsical artwork by Naomi teWinkel while relaxing in mulBerryLand’s private suite, amongst half an acre of beautiful gardens.

Teresa Knight, Artist Box 146, 5673 Island Hwy., Union Bay, BC,   www.teresaknight.com; 250.335.3234 Thoughtful and evocative paintings of local area using intense, beautiful colours, in a soft-focus style. Visit Teresa at work in her quaint Union Bay studio.

Brian Scott Fine Art 8269 North Island Hwy, Black Creek, BC V0R 3B0 250.337.1914; www.brianscottfineart.com Artist Brian Scott is an original oil painter whose name is inextricably linked to colour – wild and wonderful mixes of fanciful, fun and exciting hues.

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www.vancouverislandnorth.ca Culture Shock Interactive Gallery Aboriginally owned and operated. Create lasting memories with a ‘Namg gis Roots Experience. Also featuring ‘Namg gis inspired clothing, jewelry and gifts. Phone: 250-974-2484 010A Front Street, Alert Bay, BC www.cultureshockgallery.ca

Café Guido & West Coast Community Craft Shop SHOP - local art is featured in West Coast Community Craft Shop gallery SIP - indulge in espressos & sweet homemade scones at Café Guido SAVOUR - great new books and funky giftware in the Book Nook 7135 Market Street, Port Hardy Café & Books: 250-949-9808 Gallery: 250-949-2650

Just Art

Features one of the largest collections on northern Vancouver Island. Totem Poles, Paddles and Masks all carved and painted, are regularly available. 1705 Campbell Way, Port McNeill Phone: 250-956-4908

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U’mista Cultural Centre The centre houses the renowned Potlatch Collection and other traditional and contemporary artifacts. Our gift shop offers fine carvings and local, traditional arts & crafts.

1 Front Street, Alert Bay Phone: 250-974-5403 www.umista.ca

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north island The North Island region’s prosperous history and First Nation’s culture touches your soul like the pounding of a handmade drum. The tradition and folklore of the district is evident, not only in the way of life of its inhabitants, but in the art they produce as well. Wood carvings are showcased throughout Port Hardy and many of the buildings feature expansive murals. Market Street has many popular artisan shops and galleries exhibiting native masks, jewellery and paintings. Alert Bay, a quaint seaside village, is home to the U’mista Cultural Centre, which features the famed Potlatch Collection of ceremonial regalia. This community prides itself on traditional dance performances, held at the Alert Bay Big House, and also for being home to the world’s largest totem pole. Welcome to Vancouver Island, truly Canada’s paradise on the Pacific! Photo by Chrischeadle.com

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WELCOME TO THOMPSON OKANAGAN The Thompson Okanagan, in the B.C. interior, is rich in Culture and alive with Creativity and Art.

It’s the best place in the world to discover not only unique and varied traditional arts but also the art of the Orchard and the art of the Vineyard. After taking in our cultural ­attractions, be sure to spend some time outdoors and enjoy nature’s art gallery! For more information, visit www.hellobc.com/tota or call 1.800.567.2275

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THE BARN GALLERY Okanagan Original Art In a True Country Setting Open Friday to Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

“The Barn Gallery” by Jean Heger

From the May Long Weekend until Thanksgiving

THE 4450 BARNTowgood GALLERY Rd., Oyama BC V4V 2B6 Okanagan Original Art • Fax: 250-548-0004 Ph: 250-548-3823 In a True Country Setting email: barngallery@shaw.ca Open Friday to Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

From the May Long Weekend until Thanksgiving

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wgood Rd., OyamaOyama BC V4V 2B6 BC V4V 2B6 548-3823 • Fax: Ph: 250-548-0004 250-548-3823 mail: barngallery@shaw.ca

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Make your mark, blaze a trail, come about, go beyond, check out a

play, picture perfect, galleries galore, hear the flute, expand your mind,

sing a song, play along, sail away, reduce your stress, laugh with a clown, get down... Historic O’Keefe Ranch 9380 Hwy 97N – 12 km north of Vernon on Hwy 97, Vernon, BC; 250.542.7868 www.okeeferanch.ca Tour the Opulent O’Keefe Ranch, the Greenhow Museum and the North Okanagan Model Railway as well as other original buildings from the 1800’s. Enjoy heritage candy from the General Store & mail a postcard from the Okanagan Post Office. Check out our website for current festivals and events. Some events also happen during off-season. Open May–Oct (Thanksgiving). History comes alive at Historic O’Keefe Ranch.

A critical selection of contemporary and new media art by established, mid-career and emerging artists. Art Rental • Gallery Gift Shop 3228 31st ave vernon, bc • V1T 2H3 250.545.3173

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www.tourismvernon.com Drop by the Vernon Visitor Centre, 701 Hwy 97 South, only a 30 minute drive from the Kelowna International Airport.

Heritage Murals         of Downtown Vernon, BC Visit downtown vernon and explore 25 amazing murals that depict the history, culture, scenery and folklore that made vernon what it is today.

Vernon boasts one of the largest outdoor public art galleries in Canada. All of the murals have been created from original photographs and depict actual Vernon and area residents. The murals cover many walls of our business district with some pieces as large as 300 feet long and 40 feet high! Join our tour guide, the Conductor, on an adventure into our past today!

GUIDED WALKING TOURS Available July and August Monday to Friday, 9am & 11am $7.00 per person *Available year round on request

SELF-GUIDED TOUR (With MP3 audio set) Monday to Friday Year Round 9am to 3pm $5.00 per person and $40.00 refundable deposit

All tours depart from the Old Train Station. Mention this ad and receive $1.00 off your 2010 tour! P. 250.542.5851  •  F. 250.545.0001  •  E. info@downtownvernon.com #4-3101 29th Street, Vernon BC V1T 5A8  •  www.vernonmurals.ca *Other times of the year subject to availability

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THE SHUSWAP The Shuswap provides a magnificent landscape to display the many talented artists and artisans from this region. With many cultural events in all regions of the Shuswap, the problem won’t be whether there will be something to suit your tastes, but how to fit them all into your schedule. SALMON ARM Roots and Blues Festival August 13-15, 2010 – Salmon Arm, BC www.rootsandblues.ca or call (250) 833-4096 Dance to the beat of your own drum amid a rainbow of music and cultural exchanges at this three day music extravaganza! The 18th Annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, August 13th – 15th at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds, presents up an eclectic mix of the most exciting blues, roots, and world music artists from around the globe on six daytime and two nighttime outdoor stages. 2010 headliners include Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles, Joan Armatrading, K’NAAN, Martha Wainwright, Fred Penner, Five Alarm Funk, Non Stop Bhangra, and much more.

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SAGA Public Art Gallery

Unique and Distinctive

Paint the Town 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010 – On August 7, artists will travel, easel in hand, to their spot where they can draw or paint the scenery in any direction. Artists are free to draw the landscape, buildings, businesses, people or anything they see from their location. Artwork is then installed in the gallery and a celebration for the artists will be held the same evening. For more information please contact Tracy Kutschker at (250) 832-1170 or by email at sagapublicartgallery@telus.net.

Paint the Festival 2010

Saturday and Sunday, August 14-15, 2010 – Artists will paint on site at the Roots and Blues Festival. Works produced will be exhibited at the gallery for the duration of August. Please contact Tracy Kutschker at (250) 832-1170 or by email at sagapublicartgallery@telus.net for more information. For other shows and events please visit www.sagapublicartgallery.ca. For a complete listing of the many cultural events throughout the Shuswap region go to www.shuswap.bc.ca.

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th ompson ok a n ag a n Boundary District Arts Council Society Box 2636, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 With 19 Arts and Culture member groups, BDAC is the hub of Arts and Culture in the Boundary. See our website www.boundary-arts.ca to plan your arts and culture itinerary, and find Performance Series concert information.

Boundary Artisan Association Studio Tour August 14 and September 25 Christmas Artisan Faire December 3 and 4 Visit our website www.boundaryartisans.ca to meet the Boundary Artisans and arrange a studio visit or plan your personal studio tour. Rags Relics & Rutabagas Downtown Rock Creek Gallery, antiques, collectables museum. Come relax and browse. “When the laundry is out... We’re in.”

524 Central Ave, Grand Forks, BC, V0H 1H0 250.442.2211; grandforksartgallery.ca gallery 2 exhibits, interprets, and promotes art and heritage in all media. The gift shop features local and regional handmade crafts and works of art.

Joybilee Farm 12025 Hwy. 3, near Greenwood; 1.866.965.9665; www.fiberarts.ca Fiber Artists that grow their own medium. Natural Dyes, Linen Culture, Fiber Animals, Artisans at Work. Open 9 to 5, Tuesday to Saturday from May to October. 3rd Annual Linen Festival: August 7.

Tomorrow’s Treasures Gift and Quilt Shoppe Next to Heritage Credit Union, Highway # 3 (Copper St) Greenwood BC; 250.445.6664 Unique artistic gifts, proudly supporting local and BC artisans, wood, metal, pottery, glass, quilting fabric and notions.

Kettle Valley Steam Railway “The Okanagan’s Heritage Railway” Prairie Valley Station, 18404 Bathville Road, Box 1288, Summerland, BC, V0H 1Z0; 1.877.494.8424 or 250.494.8422; www.kettlevalleyrail.org May–October *see website Steam back in time on the only preserved section of the historic Kettle Valley Railway, built during 1910–1915. Enjoy beautiful vistas; from lush orchards and vineyards to spectacular views from the Trout Creek Bridge. Powered by a restored 1912 steam locomotive, this 90 minute adventure includes an observation game for kids, historical commentary and lively musical entertainment.

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The Art of Wine Country Imagine: Winding back country roads, perfect rows of

vines, clear blue lakes, patio restaurants, luxurious resorts and quaint tasting rooms where proud winery owners pour the fruits of their labour. Welcome to Wine Country in the Okanagan!

The Okanagan Valley

can be broken down into 7 sub-regions: Kelowna/North Okanagan, Kelowna/Mt Boucherie, Summerland/Peachland, Penticton/Naramata, Okanagan Falls, Oliver/ Golden Mile, and Osoyoos/Blacksage Beach. The Okanagan is the home of over 160 wineries producing 95% of British Columbia’s wines. What better way of understanding the art of crafted BC wine than walking the very soil from which it came, quizzing the vintner, and savouring the wine in its very home?

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Orchard Hill Estate Cidery Ltd RR1, Site 42, Comp11 Oliver BC, V0H 1T0 250.689.0240 For Directions and a Map, visit our website at www.orchardhillcidery.com Open 7 days a week: July and August: 8am to 8pm June, Sept, Oct: 8am to 6pm. Winter and Spring: by appointment or to order, call: 250.689.0240

Apple Ciders, carefully hand crafted from fresh Okanagan apples grown right here on our family orchard. The flavours are fresh, crisp, subtle and unique. Our cider blends contain different apple varieties mingled together, each with a different level of residual sweetness and with the subtlety of bubbles, to give you the crisp, clean taste of sparkling ciders.

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Nota Bene Tasting Experience

Join us at Black Hills Estate Winery for an exceptional experience in our new Vineyard Ultralounge. Immerse yourself in our terroir and gain a true appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into our wines. Enjoy tastings of all of our current vintages, including our sold out Nota Bene, Carmenere, Alibi, Viogner and Chardonnay. Plus a “sneak peek” barrel tasting of our upcoming Syrah. You will enjoy your experience with a small group of 12 or fewer guests, and will be guided & entertained by our resident “Wine Evangelist” The Tasting Experience takes place Thursday through Sunday at your choice of an 11 am or 2 pm start time. Only $20 per person and reservations are a must.

For details and reservations, please contact (250) 498-0666 or visit

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Working Horse Winery Vineyard Inn and Organic Farm 5 2 6 6 Coldham Road, Peachland BC V0H 1X2 www.workinghorsewinery.com, 1.877.448.5007

vineyards in the Okanagan and the location where the 1st Icewine in North America was made.

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We offer tours and tastings, gourmet picnics, lunches & dinners, relaxing farms stays and a venue for special events such as weddings. The Organic Gourmet Farm Store carries local produce, herbs, artisan organic baked goods, our favourite kitchen wares and other items that bring joy to the culinary experience.

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Strolled through the Cultural District and along the waterfront boardwalk – amazing public art on the way

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Sipped a cappuccino at an artsy café and mingled with locals – they are so lucky to live right here!

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Checked out the latest exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery

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Visited galleries and art studios at Rotary Centre for the Arts - found the perfect painting for my dining room!

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Sipped some wine samples at the BC Wine Museum and VQA Wine Shop – got some local wines to take home

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Tapas at a funky wine bar and just enough time to send a few messages to my envious friends!

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kelowna Hambleton Galleries 1290 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z4; 250.860.2498 www.hambletongalleries.com Hambleton Galleries was established in 1963 making it the first gallery in the Okanagan. We show a full complement of artists, from emerging to some of the top names in Canada. We also offer brokerage in the procurement and selling of investment art.

Ken Gillespie’s Swirling Light

Geert Maas Sculpture Gardens & Gallery SCULPTURES & PAINTINGS One of the largest collections of bronze sculptures in Canada. 250 Reynolds Road, Kelowna | 250.860.7012 maas@geertmaas.org | www.geertmaas.org

Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6Z1 250.717.5304; www.rotarycentreforthearts.com A multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts centre featuring concerts, live theatre, dance, workshops, art exhibits, artist studios, galleries, bistro, meeting and event spaces.

Native art Turtle Island Gallery 115-1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9V8; 250.717.8235 www.turtleislandgallery.com; Monday–Friday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm year round, in summer we are also open Sundays 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Specialize in First Nations art from magnificent masks to original paintings, and limited edition prints to exquisite gold and silver jewelry, carved by some of Canada’s foremost aboriginal artists. You will also find a great selection of crafts, giftware clothing and Pendleton blankets.

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Cherryville Artisans’ Shop Gallery & Marketplace. 1187 Highway 6, Cherryville BC V0E 2G3 250.547.0020; www.cherryvilleartisans.com (check website or phone for hours open) Enjoy our magical little shop nestled in the Monashee Mountains, offering a unique array of local fine arts and crafts from glass, jewelry, pottery, painting, sculpture, weaving and a farmer’s market every Saturday morning. Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts Feb 27, 2011– Mar 19, 2011

Commitment to Practice Opportunity to Participate Passion to Perform

PO Box 162, Kamloops, BC V2C 5K6 www.kfpa.ca

Michael Breakey 2326 Country Club Drive, Kelowna BC 250.765.7222 Cell 250.717.7793 info@michaelbreakey.com www.michaelbreakey.com After years of travelling the world, and extensive wanderings across Canada, Michael has created a series of photographic landscape works of art for your home or office visual enjoyment. He provides consultation services to really focus on your style of imaging, as well as framing that will suit your personal environment. Michael’s work is guaranteed to please.

Dawn Emerson, BFA, BED, Artist 1535 Pinehurst Cres, Kelowna BC V1Y 4J1; 250.717.1006 www.dawnemerson.ca; info@dawnemerson.ca Dawn has a unique style and energy with her beautiful tactile paintings on canvas and paper. Her artwork is exhibited and represented throughout Western Canada. Dawn welcomes you to visit her studio. (Please call ahead to book an appointment.)

Trevor Moen 250.469.3031

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Sculptor Trevor Moen offers unique stone sculptures. Trevor has an in house gallery at 763 Raymer Rd Kelowna and an annual Art Show Oct 22–24, 2010.

1561 Pandosy St., Downtown Kelowna, BC 250.862.3817; www.awoodsidedesign.com • STOP HERE in Kelowna’s Downtown core! Everything “made Right in B.C.”! JEWELRY, POTTERY, FIBRE ART, WOOD-TURNING, STONE SCULPTURE, FUSED GLASS, and monthly PAINTING Exhibitions of our “eh’ list” Gallery ARTISTS!

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m u s e u m s & h e r i ta g e s i t e s Hat Creek Ranch Junction of Highways 97 & 99, 11 km north of Cache Creek. Open daily May–Sept 1.800.782-0922; www.hatcreekranch.com Step back in time to the 1860s Gold Rush! Enjoy guided tours of the historic Roadhouse or learn about the Shuswap First Nations culture at our Native Interpretation site.

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre 1000 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos, BC 250.495.7901, 888.495.8555 www.nkmipdesert.com Discover the Lands, the Legends, the People at a stunning new First Nations cultural attraction. Our interpretative centre features interactive and fun activities for the whole family!

Mascot Gold Mine Tours and Snaza’ist Discovery Centre 161 Snaza’ist Drive, Hedley, BC V0X 1K0 Open from May 22 – October 11, 2010 info@mascotmine.com; 250.292.8733 Reservations Highly Recommended Tour to the famous Mascot Gold Mine perched 3000 vertical feet above the hamlet of Hedley in the beautiful Similkameen Valley. Participate in our Archaeology program at the Snaza’ist Discovery Centre – get down and dirty learning about the archaeology of the Similkameen, the making of arrowheads, pictographs and ancient aboriginal mining.

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September 24–25, 2010 twitter.com/reimagineart

Colourful Front Street Welcomes You...

Arts & Culture Neighbourhood of Penticton BC

The Lloyd Gallery 18 Front Street, Penticton, BC, V2A 1H1 250.492.4484; www.lloydgallery.com Summer Hours: 9:30–5:30 Mon–Sat Winter Hours: 9:30–5:30 Tues–Sat Browse our new gallery located only one block from Okanagan Lake in downtown Penticton. Original oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, and mixed-media as well as sculpture. Our collection is a feast for art lovers. We also are a custom framing shop. Est. in 1980, Nel and Alphons Witteman invite you to visit their family-friendly atmosphere in its new location.

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Pentastic Jazz Festival 113-437 Martin Street, Box 386, Penticton, BC V2A 5L1 1.866.599.3494 or 250.770.3494 www.pentasticjazz.com; Sep 10 –12, 2010 The Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival returns to Penticton for its 14th year. A leading Jazz Festival in the Pacific Northwest, it is the largest event of its kind throughout the region. Hear the great sounds of Dixieland, Swing, Blues and Zydeco. As always, the ever-popular Gospel music will be served up on the Sunday morning. Come early, stay late....it’s a party!

Peachfest August 4–8, 2010, Okanagan Lake Park & Gyro Park Visit www.peachfest.com for complete info One of BC’s largest free annual festivals! Featuring live entertainment daily, parades, kids day, aboriginal cultural village, with a variety of vendors carrying all kinds of food and merchandise. Come to Penticton... “Take time to breathe”

Cormier’s Studio 495 Vancouver Ave, Penticton BC V2A 1A4 www.cormierstudio.com Open Year Round Experience the intrigue of our Canada Select 4.5 star B&B, art gallery & sculpture garden. Enjoy a relaxed getaway immersed in artwork, sip wine on your private patio, and indulge yourself in our luxurious accommodations. We are nestled hillside overlooking Okanagan Lake, in the city, yet in the country, and walking distance to all downtown Penticton amenities.

Penticton Art Gallery 199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC, V2A 1H3; Tues–Fri 10 am–5 pm, Sat & Sun noon–5 pm, Closed Mondays 250.493.2928; www.pentictonartgallery.com The Penticton Art Gallery displays contemporary and historic art. Exhibits range from traditional art practices to experimental applications such as digitally produced imagery. A place of interest, inquiry and enjoyment, the gallery aspires to challenge, educate and entertain while recognizing excellence in the visual arts.

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WELCOME TO THE KOOTENAY ROCKIES The Kootenay Rockies is the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa Kinbasket Nation. Ancient petroglyphs can still be found along the shores of Kootenay lake. Discover wonderfully restored heritage towns, thriving arts communities and gold rush boomtowns.

Learn about the rich culture at aboriginal interpretive centers and be sure not to miss the Pynelogs Cultural Centre 250-342-4423 in Invermere, an all-season community heritage building, home of the Columbia Valley Arts Council. Visit www.HelloBC.com for more information.

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Discover Nelson Visit Nelson’s Firehall as seen in the movie Roxanne

Historic Baker Street. A true adventure in itself

Golf at Granite Pointe only minutes from downtown

Visit Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art & History

. . . anytime Visitor Centre 225 Hall St. Nelson BC V1L 5X4 Ph: (250)352-3433 Toll Free: 1-877-663.5706 Email: info@discoverNelson.com Web: www.discoverNelson.com Photos by David Gluns

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105-402 Baker St, Nelson BC, 250.352.0660, 1.877.534.0660 hazeldeangallery@gmail.com; www.hazeldeangallery.com

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Hazeldean Gallery is an eclectic gift and furniture shop consisting mainly of locally made wood products. Ranging from rustic to fine furniture, from bed frames to wine cabinets, from painting to sculptures, and from jewellry to pottery. Check out our ever evolving store and web site.

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Explore artists’ studios, museums, art  galleries and heritage sites through this  free, self-guided tour within  the Columbia Basin.

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Meet the artists, shop for  craft, view demonstrations, special  exhibitions, interpretive displays or                          10:00  chat with local historians during this  am-5:00 pm two day long cultural celebration!  For further information visit our website  or call. A project of

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Mountain Mosaic

Festival of the Arts Canada Day Celebrations Thursday July 1 , 2010 Pynelogs Cultural Centre & Kinsmen Beach from noon to 3 pm. FREE

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2 Hours of Peace and Music. Now 2 Shows, Thursday July 22 or Friday July 23. Doors open at 7:30 pm - Concert at 8 pm. Tickets $12

Tour of the Arts

Featuring Columbia Valley artists. Sunday, August 1. Art Tour 10 am - 4pm. Celebrate the Arts Reception 4:30 pm - 7 pm. Passports $20

Check out our website for Summer Workshops, Films, Gallery Shows and Special Events

columbiavalleyarts.com or call 250-342-4423

An intimate boutique featuring Deanna’s artwork Functional & wearable ‘One-of-a-Kind’ Jackets * Skirts * Hats * Bags * Jewelry Mixed Media, Watercolour & Oil Paintings, Mosaic furniture, Mirrors & Wall art Award-winning quilted vests & wall hangings BUSINESS HOURS Seasonally adjusted & posted monthly on website. Call or email for daily hours & appointments 250.342.5043 or 342.5347, deanna@deannagauthier.com

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WELCOME TO CARIBOO CHILCOTIN COAST The vast landscape of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast stretches from the wildness of the Central Pacific Coast to the imposing Cariboo Mountains, with infinite forests, pristine lakes, craggy peaks and golden plains of the Chilcotin Plateau set in between.

Step back in time to visit old ghost towns along the Gold Rush Trail. Fish the endless lakes and rivers Northern BC in search of a prized catch. Ride off into the See Pages sunset at the finest120–125 guest ranches in the province. Experience some of the finest outdoor adventures Canada has to offer. Explore the regions’ many museums and exceptional Art Galleries and Studios. These are just a few of the experiences that make the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast truly, a land without limits. So plan your next getaway or vacation in our region and see for yourself how the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast delivers. You won’t be disappointed. Call 1.800.663.5885 or visit www.landwithoutlimits.com for travel information on Central BC. 16

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ca ribo o chilcotin coast Quesnel & District Museum 705 Carson Avenue, Quesnel, BC, V2J 2B6 250.992.9580; www.quesnelmuseum.ca 24th of May Weekend–Labour Day, open daily 9am-6pm. September–May, Wed.–Sat. 9:30am-4pm From rare Chinese artifacts to “Mandy, the haunted doll,” the collections of the Quesnel Museum appeal to all ages & interests. The photography of C.D. Hoy & C.S. Wing and the video stories of elders memorably bring community history to life. Pick up guides for heritage walks in the gift shop.

Art in the Market Quesnel Farmer’s Market, Corner of Carson and Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 5P6 250.991.4013; Saturday July 10 from 9am–1pm; www.city.quesnel.bc.ca 20 local artists set up displays and demo their art form on this special day!

Quesnel Old Time Farmer’s Market Carson & Kinchant, Quesnel, BC www.quesnelmarket.com; Every Saturday from May to October; 8:30am–1pm Farmers & Crafters gather on the grassy site at the corner of Carson & Kinchant in Quesnel. Fresh local produce, baking, honey, canned goods, flowers, herbs and much more!

Quesnel Arts & Recreation 500 North Star Road, Quesnel, BC, V2J 5P6; 250.992.8200 www.city.quesnel.bc.ca Mon–Fri, 6am–10pm; Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 10am–9pm; Holidays 1– 4pm. The Quesnel ARTrium is BC’s best permanent art exhibit, featuring over 30 pieces of art. Located within the Arts and Recreation Centre, just off highway 97 near downtown Quesnel, an ideal stop for travellers.

Quesnel Art Gallery 500 North Star Road, Quesnel, BC, V2J 5P6 250.991.4014; Tues to Sat 10am–4pm The Gallery, run by volunteers, offers monthly shows and the Gift Shop brims with local, original artwork: paintings, pottery, books, cards, jewelry and glass—for unique gift giving and self indulgence. Located in the Arts & Recreation Centre. Artist Pete Reiger

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hen Billy Barker struck gold on Williams Creek in 1862 he probably couldn’t have predicted how many thousands of prospectors would travel great distances for a shot at becoming rich. Barkerville boomed between 1862 and 1870, with more than 100,000 people traveling on the Cariboo Wagon Road to work on the gold fields. Barkerville was once a bustling city filled with traffic, people, excitement and optimism — it didn’t take long to become the largest city west of Chicago and north of San Francisco. The historic town of Barkerville is now BC’s largest living museum and hosts more that 65,000 guests throughout the summer. Walk down the streets where miners once walked, take a stagecoach ride, and interact with the costumed interpretive staff. The Chinese community was an integral part of Barkerville life for nearly 100 years. They established a number of businesses, including the Kwong Lee Company, a general store that sold groceries, clothing, hardware, and mining tools. The Chinese community also built cabins for Chinese miners and Tai Ping (the “Peace Room”) a nursing facility for the elderly. Visiting Barkerville is truly like going back in time, with more than 125 heritage buildings, live theatre and demonstrations. History will truly come to life as you explore what Barkerville has to offer.

LILLOOET: A LAND OF ADVENTURE Spectacular scenery, wildlife, and history are just around the corner. Lillooet, British Columbia’s best kept secret. In 1860, the town was the 2nd largest North American centre west of Chicago, behind San Francisco.

Lillooet Museum & Visitor Centre 790 Main St., Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0; 250-256-4308 lillmuseum@cablelan.net Located in the heart of one BC’s oldest communities, the Lillooet Museum houses a veritable treasure trove of Goldrush and First Nations history.

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ca ribo o chilcotin coast Wells’ quiet rural atmosphere and inexpensive housing attracted a number of artists and artisans. Today, the small community is home to a good number of unique studios and galleries. But the artistry doesn’t end at the galleries. The town’s heritage buildings have also been preserved with artistic flair. Some locals have preserved the facades of their homes and galleries by painting them vivid colours, which creates an impression of gems set against a backdrop of green forest.

Island Mountain Arts Wells, BC; www.imarts.com; 1.800.442.2787 10am–6pm, Tuesday to Sunday, May to September Island Mountain Arts (est. 1977) runs a Public Gallery, School of the Arts and the ArtsWells Festival (July 30 – Aug 2).

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Located on Historic Street in WellsTheatre BC, theoffers Sunset Theatre Located on Historic Pooley Street inPooley Wells BC, the Sunset a full range a full of professional theatre, film and music. of professionaloffers theatre, filmrange and music. There’s something for everyone. For tickets: something for everyone. For tickets: 250.994.3400 or 250.994.3400 There’s or www.sunset-theatre.com www.sunset-theatre.com.

Island Mountain Arts

2323 Pooley Street, Wells, BC V0K 2R0; 1.800.442.2787 250.994.3466; www.imarts.com; 12–6pm Tues–Sun Island Mountain Arts has been operating in the vibrant 1930’s gold rush town of Wells since 1977 and runs a Public The Cariboo Gold Rush is still in full swing Gallery and Artisan Giftshop, School of and the the town is teeming Arts, featuring courses with in visual,fortune seekers all over the world. literary and performance arts, and hosts thefrom ever-growing Artswells Festival ofExciting All events and fun-filled activities abound for Things Art on the August long weekend.

the whole family. Barkerville welcomes visitors from mid May to late September. Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0; 250.799.5618; • www.barkerville.ca www.bellacoolamusic.org; July1-888-994-3332 19 and 20, 2008 barkerville@barkerville.ca This family-oriented festival is two days of multiDiscovery Coast Music Festival

cultural music, food, and children’s festivities in the most intimate, hospitable environment you’ll ever find, with award winning performers and a range of musical styles for every age and taste. Weekend Pass at the gate-$35; One-day: Adults $20.00; Students / Seniors $15.00; Children $5.00; Five and under are free. Dean Bareham photo by Lori Campbell

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WELCOME TO NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA Photo: JF Bergeron, Enviro Foto

Discover Northern British Columbia – a world of wilderness where the landscape inspires creative endeavours and the First Nations people proudly display their culture.

Take part in a fascinating learning experience and enjoy the studios, galleries and theatres that represent the rich culture of this region. Visit www.northernbctourism.com for more information.

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Hear the echoes of the past the clang of the cannery line & the drumming of the longhouse.

At the end of the road your journey begins Experience the arts, culture and heritage of the amazing Northwest Coast. At the Museum of Northern BC in Prince Rupert, experience the centuries old traditions of Tsimshian First Nations society, view world famous art and artifacts, witness ancient songs, mask dancing and storytelling. At Port Edward’s North Pacific Cannery Museum, discover the little known history of remote fishing villages and the fascinating industrial development that shaped the cannery business and drew people to the Northwest Coast from around the world.

Gift Shops • Restaurant • Tours • Performances For more information

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Prince Rupert’s Crest Hotel 221 1st Avenue, Prince Rupert BC, V8J 1A8 1.800.663.8150 or 250.624.6771 www.cresthotel.bc.ca Overlooking the beautiful Prince Rupert harbour, the Crest Hotel offers one of the most scenic vantage points of Kaien Island from our Waterfront Restaurant, Charley’s Lounge or our Heated Deck all of which feature BC Cuisine and award-winning BC wines. Visit our Gift Shop for a fine array of locally carved masks, jewellery, argillite and more. Located only minutes from local shopping and major attractions.

Kitimat Museum & Archives 293 City Centre Kitimat BC V8C 1T6 250-632-8950

Natural History Visual Arts First Nations Displays Gift Shop Open Year Round

Kitimat Tourism

Kitimat Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Information Centre Toll Free 1 800 664 6554 www.tourismkitimat.ca

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Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay 2 Second Beach Road, Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, BC, V0T 1S1 250.559.7885; www.haidaheritagecentre.com Open year-round—daily in the summer. Check website for hours of operation, daily tour schedule and admission fees. Haida History and culture come alive at this spectacular new Centre on Haida Gwaii, the home of the Haida people. Features of the centre include the Haida Gwaii Museum, ten standing totem poles, Bill Reid’s Haida war canoe Lootaas, a gift shop, carving shed, canoe house, performing house, Bill Reid Teaching Centre and a café. Parks Canada provides orientations and evening presentations about Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site in one of the centre’s two classroom spaces.

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site parkscanada.gc.ca Réserve de parc national et site du patrimoine haïda Gwaii Haanas parcscanada.gc.ca

Établissez Make your votre connection. propre lien. Discover over 13,000 years of Haida connection with the land and sea.

Découvrez les liens qui unissent les Haïdas à la terre et à la mer depuis plus de 13 000 ans.

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ART AT THE SIZE OF LIFE Known for its vibrant cultural scene and beautiful setting, Smithers is home to many talented artists, artisans, and musicians. The arts abound in a town with genuine small town hospitality. SMITHERS ART GALLERY

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1425 Main Street 250-847-5322 www.bvmuseum.com

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BV FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY

Featuring local & regional artists. Shows change monthly

Features work of Sherry Nielsen and others. Paintings, fused glass, gifts. 3783 Broadway Ave. 250-847-0070 www.nielsengallery.ca

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Many Smithers restaurants display local art, including First Nations art.

Summer 2010 Exhibit “Gasoline Valley”, history of automobiles in the Bulkley Valley.

· Annual Midsummer Festival—June · Music Camps and Coffee Houses www.bvfms.org

LOCAL HISTORY THE TELKWA MUSEUM Highway 16, Telkwa BC

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START YOUR JOURNEY TODAY! LET THE GOLDEN RAVEN BE YOUR GUIDE to discover North Central BC’s premier museums, galleries, and cultural facilities. These designated attractions will allow you to connect with the passionate people and colourful history of the region. Immerse yourself in our rich culture and unique heritage.

A GOLDEN RAVEN EXPERIENCE Experience the Golden Raven by visiting any of the nine designated attractions: Valemount Museum

Valemount, B.C. Ph: 250-566-4177 valemountmuseum.ca

Valley Museum & Archives

McBride, B.C. Ph: 250-569-2503 mcbridemuseum.ca

Whistle Stop Gallery

McBride, B.C. Ph: 250-569-8891 whistlestopgallery.org

The Exploration Place Science Centre & Museum

Prince George, B.C. Ph: 250-562-1612 or 1-866-562-1612 theexplorationplace.com

Two Rivers Gallery

Prince George, B.C. Ph: 250-614-7800 or 1-888-221-1155 tworiversartgallery.com

Railway & Forestry Museum Prince George, B.C. Ph: 250-563-7351 pgrfm.bc.ca

Huble Homestead Historic Site Prince George, B.C. Ph: 250-564-7033 hublehomestead.ca

Mackenzie & District Museum

Mackenzie, B.C. Ph: 250-997-3021 mackenziemuseum.ca

Artist: Margaret McKirdy

To view this and others from the “Little People” collection (1977-1982), visit the Valemount Museum, Valemount, B.C.

Barkerville Historic Town

Barkerville, B.C. Ph: 1-250-994-3332 or 1-888-994-3332 www.barkerville.ca

www.goldenraven.ca The Golden Raven Experience is a cultural branding project initiated by the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George and marketed by Tourism Prince George. For more information call 1-800-668-7646.


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Robson Valley Music Festival Dunster, BC; August 20-22, 2010 www.robsonvalleymusicfestivalbc.com A 3-day family oriented music festival representing artists from all over Canada and the world in all genres from folk, blues, reggae, roots, world rock, bluegrass and funk.

Artful Retreat –  Mila Lansdowne Tumbler Ridge, BC, foothills of the Northern Rockies 250.242.3389; mila@persona.ca www.Artful-Retreat.com Mila Lansdowne’s Artful Retreat reflects the philosophy of well-being, honouring the creativity in and all around us. The workshops and vacation packages will spark your creativity by allowing time for new discoveries and reflections.

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Visit: Muskwa-Kechika Wilderness Area, Stone Mountain, Muncho Lake, & Liard Hotsprings Provincial Parks. Email visitorinfo@fortnelsonchamber.com or phone 250.774.6400 for your FREE travel guide.

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Theatre and Performing Arts

Pick up your FREE THEATRE TIX CARD at participating box offices around the Lower Mainland, or by contacting the office of the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA). Get 5 stamps on your card, mail the card in to the GVPTA and receive a voucher for one free show! More info: www.gvpta.ca/frequent-buyer-card Or contact 604.608.6799, info@gvpta.ca

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC 6265 Crescent Road, UBC, Vancouver, BC; 604.822.2697 www.chancentre.com Located on the beautiful campus of UBC, the Chan Centre offers a diverse range of concerts, plays, operas and other events in an acoustically superb setting.

CONTEMPORARY THEATRE ∤ DANCE ∤ MUSIC

BOX OFFICE: PHONE 604.251.1363 VANCOUVER EAST CULTURAL CENTRE

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Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2G6 604.606.6400; www.thedancecentre.ca Canada’s flagship dance facility, housing performances, classes, workshops and events.

Vancouver Chamber Choir 604.738,6822; www.vancouverchamberchoir.com Celebrating 40 Years! One of Canada’s national treasures, noted for diverse repertoire & performance excellence.

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Smithe at Seymour. Magnificent 2,688 seat heritage concert hall orchestras, choirs, pop, rock, jazz, folk and celebrity artists.

Hamilton at Dunsmuir. Intimate 668 seat theatre: plays, recitals, chamber concerts, musicals and dance.

Hamilton at Georgia. Modern 2,781 seat theatre: opera, dance, Broadway shows and pop/rock concerts. Mezzanine Art Gallery open during performances.concerts, musicals and dance.

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Terry Fox Theatre 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Z5; 604.468.9403; www.terryfoxtheatre.com Unrivalled intimacy and affordable rates make Terry Fox Theatre the perfect venue for your next event. 336 seats, exceptional acoustics and sightlines, professionally equipped and staffed.

The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society Royal Theatre - 805 Broughton St, McPherson Playhouse 3 Centennial Sq, Victoria, BC; Box Office: 250.386.6121; Mon– Sat 9:30 am–5:30 pm & during performances; www.rmts.bc.ca The Society operates Capital Region’s two premier performing arts venues, 1434-seat Royal Theatre, and 772-seat McPherson Playhouse.

6250-144th Street, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A1; 604.507.6355; www.bellperformingartscentre.com Date: June 12 2009 Client: Bell File Created by: Niki Fleming Brand Manager: France Hamel Project Code: MEVT File Name: BPAC

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Sunset Theatre 2357 Pooley Street. Wells BC 250.994.3400 www.sunset-theatre.com The Sunset Theatre offers a full range of Art by Claire Kujundzic Sunset Theatre professional theatre, film and music. There’s something for everybody. Located on Historic Pooley Street in Wells BC, the Sunset Theatre offers a full range of professional theatre, film and music. There’s something for everyone. For tickets: 250.994.3400 or www.sunset-theatre.com

Capilano Performing Arts Theatre Island Mountain Arts

2323 Pooley Street, Wells, BC V0K 2R0; 1.800.442.2787 250.994.3466;

www.imarts.com; 12–6pm BC, Tues–SunV7J 3H5. Box Office: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, Island Mountain Arts has been operating 604.990.7810; Rental inInfo: 604.990.7910; www.capilanou.ca/theatre the vibrant 1930’s gold rush town of Wells since 1977 and runs a Public Gallery and Artisan Giftshop, School of

the Arts, featuringmost courses invibrant visual, One of the lower mainland’s performing arts theatres, this intimate literary and performance arts, and hosts the ever-growing Artswells Festival of All Things Art on the long weekend. theatre isAugust known for great music programming including a jazz series, folk & roots Discovery Coast Music Festival series, series as well as a speaker series and theatre series. Bella Coola, BCclassical/choral V0T 1C0; 250.799.5618; www.bellacoolamusic.org; July 19 and 20, 2008 This family-oriented festival is two days of multicultural music, food, and children’s festivities in the most intimate, hospitable environment you’ll ever find, with award winning performers and a range of musical styles for every age and taste. Weekend Pass at the gate-$35; One-day: Adults $20.00; Students / Seniors $15.00; Children $5.00; Five and under are free.

Kay Meek Centre 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver BC, V7V 2G7 604.913.3634; www.kaymeekcentre.com

Dean Bareham photo by Lori Campbell Kay Meek Centre showcases its two comfortable theatres, each with excellentVallance sightlines andclinton clear acoustics, with a range of exceptional pottery www.vallancepottery.com events, including music, theatre, dance, and foreign and Canadian films. Dean Bareham photo by Lori Campbell

1521 Cariboo Hwy.

Box 505 Clinton, B.C. Theatre Under The P.O.Stars Ph: 250-459-2573

At Malkin bowl in beautiful Pottery Stanley Park. and other artwork Joseph And The handmade in BC Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat & Singin’ In The Rain. July 13–August 21 (alternating nights). For info and tickets: The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Delivers Cariboo Chilcotin 1.800.663.5885 Coast 123 www.tuts.ca or call 1.877.840.0457./

Surrey Arts Centre Main Stage and Studio Theatre, 13750-88 Avenue, V3W 3L1 604.501.5566; www.arts.surrey.ca Professional and community theatre, dance and music performances year-round.

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WINNER

2009 Critic’s Spotlight Award Best Professional Production

Creekside Theatre 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Rd, Lake Country, BC 250.766.5669; www.creeksidetheatre.com (see page 99)

With a 270 seat capacity, Creekside Theatre is a great venue for live performances. You can count on a wide range of music film, dance, and drama performances.

Amelia Douglas Performing Arts Theatre New Westminster, BC; 604.527.5723 (see page 44)

The Port Theatre 125 Front Street, Nanaimo BC, V9R 6Z4 250.754.8550; www.porttheatre.com The Port Theatre presents their own season of events featuring Canadian artists that are emerging & professional.

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre McPherson Playhouse, Victoria, BC, 250.386.6162 www.bluebridgetheatre.ca (see page 80)

THE FANTASTICKS OCT. 2-23, 2010

Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones | Music by Harvey Schmidt Noël Coward’s

BRIEF ENCOUNTER NOV. 27-DEC. 23, 2010 Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice

THIS JAN. 8-29, 2011

Written by Melissa James Gibson

DEATH OF A SALESMAN FEB. 12-MAR. 5, 2011 Written by Arthur Miller

THE TRESPASSERS MAR. 26-APR. 16, 2011 Written by Morris Panych Special Presentation:

Shakespeare’s Macbeth meets TV’s The Simpsons in this one-man tour-de-force vocal spectacular!

MACHOMER

Created & Performed by Rick Miller

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BC’s Best Festivals and Events

Othello 2009 [photo: David Blue]

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

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Vanier Park, Vancouver; June 3 to Sep 25, 2010 Tickets: 604.739.0559 or 1.877.739.0559; www.bardonthebeach.org Presenting Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, Falstaff, and Henry V in open-ended theatre tents against a backdrop of mountains, sea and sky. REGION LEGEND: IS TO  CC  N  K

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PuSh International VA Performing Arts Festival Vancouver BC, Jan 18– Feb 5, 2011 604.605.8284, www.pushfestival.ca info@pushfestival.ca

Talking Stick Festival

VA

February, 2011 604.683.0497, www.fullcircle.ca 106-04, 555 Great Northern Way Vancouver BC, V5T 1E2 This citywide festival provides a stage for Aboriginal artists performing live music, dance, theatre, multi-media, storytelling and performance art.

Kamloops Festival TO of the Performing Arts Feb 27, 2011– Mar 19, 2011 www.kfpa.ca (See page 112)

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May 23–October 10, 2010 Sundays bi-weekly, 10am–4pm 604.729.7326, www.sfam.ca

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May 29, 2010, VA & May 28, 2011 FESTIVAL At the Scandinavian Community Centre in Burnaby, 1.866.749.9208

www.eurofestbc.ca

Come explore Europe at your doorstep! Over 30 countries are represented at this annual festival featuring fascinating cultural displays, non-stop entertainment and food from all over Europe, a children’s tent, a colourful marketplace with typical European goods, and finally dance and live music till late. Bring the whole family for a day of discovery and fun!


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Collingwood Days Community Festival, May 29, 2010 (Carleton School, Vancouver) & Last weekend in May 2011. www.collingwooddays.com; Call the BIA @ 604.639.4403

SummerFest at Lonsdale Quay Market

VA

Lonsdale Quay Market North Vancouver, BC www.lonsdalequay.com, June 25, 2010 to Sept 5, 2010 An 11-week celebration of music, dance, culture and community. SummerFest is an outdoor, waterfront festival featuring local talent cultural activities, Artisan Farmers Market, and kid’s activities. The festival is free of charge and is fun for the whole family. The N. Shore’s Favourite Waterfront Festival.

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25th Annual Boat Festival IS June 18–20, 2010 www.classicboats.org Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre Entertainment, food, chowder contest, boat building competition and more. Share the history of Canada’s Navy with the HMCS ORIOLE as they celbrate their centennial.

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37th Annual Arnold Mikelson Festival of Arts VA 13743 - 16 Ave. White Rock, BC 604.536.6460 www.mindandmatterart.com Sat & Sun July 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2010 Three acres of beautiful gardens filled with over 100 artists’ creations, paintings, pottery, wood, stone, sculptures.

FREE ADMISSION

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65th Annual Steveston Salmon Festival VA July 1, 2010, 604.718.8094 www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca  K Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival

July 30 – August 1, 2010 www.kaslojazzfest.com Roots, World & Folk Music from across the Globe

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MusicFest Vancouver

VA

Vancouver, BC; 604.688.1152 www.musicfestvancouver.ca; Aug 6–15, 2010 Top international and local musicians bring extraordinary live classical, jazz and world music to eight favourite Vancouver concert venues – in over 40 music events. Visit the website for full details and to purchase tickets.

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Peachfest

TO

See page 115; August 4–8, 2010

Aug 20–22, 2010, 1.877.971.2224 www.svwfest.com Rockin’s River Resort Inc 3865 Salmon Valley Rd. Prince George

Gibsons Landing VA Fibre Arts Festival See page 38; Aug 19–21, 2010

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Deer Lake Park, Burnaby BC burnabybluesfestival.com Saturday, August 14, 2010 2pm–10pm

Sunshine Coast Festival of the VA Written Arts See page 38; Sechelt, BC, Aug 12–15

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The 14th annual Pender Harbour Jazz Festival   VA Sept 17–19, 2010 www.phjazz.ca 1.877.883.2456 PLAN TO BE THERE! On the Sunshine Coast, only 2 scenic hours from Vancouver

october 2010 / 2011

3rd Annual Walk of the Nations Festival IS c/o Social Planning Cowichan, 135 Third St, Duncan BC, V9L 1R9 October 2–3, 2010 www.walkofthenations.ca info@walkofthenations.ca Acceptance, Understanding & Reconciliation Cultural Celebration & Community Walk

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Dunster, BC; August 20-22, 2010, www.robsonvalley musicfestivalbc.com A 3-day family oriented music festival representing artists from all over Canada and the world in all genres from folk, blues, reggae, roots, world rock, bluegrass and funk.

Filberg Festival

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Whistler Film Festival

VA

December 1–5, 2010 604.935.8035 www.whistlerfilmfestival.com 10th Anniversary. Featuring 80 + films, special guests and a flurry of events only Whistler can deliver.


Queer Arts Festival

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the drift 2010

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6TH ANNUAL ART WALK & STUDIO TOUR OCTOBER 2ND & 3RD MAIN STREET, VANCOUVER FREE, SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR. LOCAL VANCOUVER ARTISTS IN SHOPS, CAFES, GALLERIES & STUDIOS ALL ALONG MAIN STREET, VANCOUVER’S DESTINATION FOR ART, DESIGN & GREAT FOOD! MORE INFORMATION & TOUR MAPS

www.thedrift.ca

Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival

VA

202-1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver (Granville Is), BC V6H 3R8; 604.681.6330 www.writersfest.bc.ca Oct 19 – 24, 2010 Presenting a world of words on Granville Island The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival presents acclaimed Canadian and international writers for six days of events for readers—discussions, interviews and performances, in intimate venues on Granville Island, and special events throughout the year.

April 10-16 2 0 1 1 Visit local galleries, attend local performances, and discover the undiscovered . . .

www.bcartsweek.org ASSEMBLY OF BC ARTS COUNCILS www.abcac.ca


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Vancouver Coast & Mountains Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival June 3 – September 25 Whistler Artwalk June 15 – August 31 Harmony Arts Festival July 30 – August 8 Tsawwassen Sun Festival July 31 – August 2 MusicFest Vancouver August 6 – August 15 Abbotsford International Air Show August 13 – August 15 New Westminster Cultural Crawl August 7 – August 8 Burnaby Blues and Roots Fest August 14 27th Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts August 12 – August 15 Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival August 19 – August 21 Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival August 20 – August 22

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The Islands Bard to Broadway Theatre Society July 3 – September 5 Sooke Fine Arts Show July 24 – August 2 30th Annual Coombs Country Bluegrass Festival July 30 – August 1 Filberg Festival July 30 – August 2 Stinking Fish Studio Tour July 24 – August 2 Hornby Island Festival July 30 – August 7 Victoria Electronic Music Festival July 31 – August 1 Comox Nautical Days Festival July 31 – August 2 Salt Spring Island Studio Tours August 1– August 31 Victoria Symphony Splash August 1 Parksville Beach Festival July 16 – August 15

Thompson Okanagan Kelowna Festivals May – September Kamloopa Pow Wow July 30 – August 1 Penticton Peach Festival August 4 – August 8 Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Music Festival August 13 - August 15

Northern BC Grizfest Music Fest July 31 – August 1 Prince George Cultural Crawl August 1– August 31 Tlell Fall Fair August 1 The Edge of the World Music Festival August 6 – August 8 Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede August 11 – August 15

98th Annual Prince George Exhibition August 11 – August 15 Annual Salmon Valley Woman’s Festival August 20 – August 22 Robson Valley Music Festival August 20 – August 22 Robson Valley Music Festival August 20 – August 22

Kootenay Rockies Heritage Explorers Summer July 1 – August 26 Heritage Walking Tours July 10 – August 28 Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival July 30 – August 1 Columbia Valley Tour of the Arts August 1 Arts on the Edge August 7 Music in the Mountains June 26 – September 4 Shambhala Music Festival August 6 – August 9 Revelstoke Railway Days August 12 – August 17 Gold Panning Days August 21 - August 22

Cariboo, Chilcotin Coast ArtsWells Festival July 30 – August 2 Annual Bridge Lake Fair August 14 – August 15 Harp Concert August 18 Clinton Country Jamboree August 21 Mid Autumn Festival August 21 Lung Duck Tong Celebration August 21 Garlic Festival August 28 – August 29

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Looking for a little R&R?

You need the inspiration and quiet of Echo Valley Ranch nestled deep in the Cariboo. You’re ready to spend all day sipping sumptuous pinots in the Naramata Bench. You feel the call of Haida Gwaii shores. You can taste the luxuriousness of Tofino’s Ancient Cedars Spa on the tip of your tongue. It’s time to escape. Whether you’re headed for the remote stillness of the Kootenay Rockies or the sophisticated bustle of Victoria’s Lower Johnson, here are some tips to help you master the art of the getaway.

Choose an inspired accommodation Boutique hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts offer unequalled charms. When booking your stay, consider art hotels like Vancouver’s Listel, the exquisite hospitality of the Victoria Historic Inns or the oceanfront Brentwood Bay Lodge and Spa. Alternatively, keep it simple and head straight to a cultural hotbed like Nelson, Kelowna, or the Courtenay / Comox region where the arts await at every turn.

Stay for at least two nights You’ve gone through all of the effort, now relax and stay awhile!

Organize a few cultural excursions Before packing your bags, go online to www.art-bc.com and get the lay of the land. Check out seasonal festivals and events in the area. Spot an interesting artist? Pay a visit to their studio. These intimate encounters create memories to last a lifetime. Artists look forward to your visit, but be sure to call ahead to avoid disappointment.

Incorporate an Aboriginal element Visit the comprehensive aboriginalbc.com to locate a local powwow, book an interpretive kayak trip, or find an authentic longhouse or museum and experience British Columbia’s first cultures first hand.

Plan for the unexpected Stay flexible and leave extra time. Imagine you spot an incredible used bookstore in Sidney but you’re too rushed to pop in. There’s nothing worse. The ferry won’t wait, but there will be another. Instead, stay flexible with your time. If you’re more relaxed you might even strike up a conversation with a local, infusing your trip with a wonderful, personal flavour.

And finally, Unplug Consider leaving the laptop and Blackberry at home (or at least turn off your browser.) It’s your way of saying goodbye to the frenetic pace of the everyday and welcoming the calm of a well-planned vacation. Most of all, have fun. It’s a getaway after all.

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Glass Plate by Tammy Hudgeon Painting by Carole Arnston

Building your Collection Art is to be enjoyed for generations. Art and craft enhance our lives, bringing peace and enjoyment, whether it is in our home or our work environment. Collecting is an investment in your life and the generations to come. Approach your collection with this in mind. 

Look for clues around you. What items make you laugh, cause you to reflect, or have provided you with life-long pleasure? These are great signposts for selecting your next piece.

Be a lifelong collector. Whether you’ve realized it or not, you have been building your personal collection all your life. Notice patterns; maybe it’s time for a change.

Just have to have it? When you personally connect with a piece of art, take it home. Having it in your own space is an entirely different experience than looking at it in a gallery. (Most galleries have a lending policy.) Once you have it in the perfect place you’ll want to treasure it forever.

Collect in series. Artists often create series of work but rarely are pieces identical. When you buy a piece of art you love, ask the gallery to contact you when they receive new work from this artist. You’ll be the first to know when new items arrive and can have your pick of the artist’s inspiring new creations.    

If you are new to collecting, start by exploring galleries and learning about certain mediums that pique your interest. If you are a seasoned collector you’ll keep following your passion for a particular medium or artist. In either case, we hope these Art of Collecting tips help you along the way.   

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www.covelakeside.com West Kelowna, BC (877) 762-2683

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Cathedral Lakes Lodge Visit Canada’s highest full-service hiking and fishing resort, located in the core area of Cathedral Provincial Park in south western BC, on the BC-Washington State border. Guests can stay in a comfortable lodge room or a cozy cabin, while exploring the diverse terrain of the park. Over 60 kilometres of well maintained trails start in the vicinity of the Lodge and lead to a

number of alpine lakes and meadows, high ridges and the unusual geological formation that Cathedral Park is renowned for. Transportation is provided from the base camp to the lodge and cabins at Quiniscoe Lake (2000 metres above sea level). After a day of hiking or fishing enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub, a good meal in the lodge dinning room and a pleasant evening in front of the stone fireplace.

Cathedral Provincial Park Keremeos, BC 1.888.CLL.HIKE (255.4453) • 250.492.1606 • www.cathedral-lakes-lodge.com

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Abbotsford. . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63 Alert Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96-97 Barkerville . . . . . . . . . . 124-125 Black Creek . . . . . . . . . . . 93,95 Brentwood Bay. . . . . . . . . . . 157 Britannia Beach . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Burnaby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Cache Creek. . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Cawston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Chemainus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Cherryville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Chilliwack. . . . . . . . . . . . 64 - 65 Cobble Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Columbia Basin. . . . . . . . . . . 119 Comox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94-95 Coquitlam. . . . . . . . . . 50-51, 53 Courtenay. . . . . . . . . . . . . 93-95 Cowichan Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Cumberland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Duncan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82-83 Dunster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Egmont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Errington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Fort Nelson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Fort Steele . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Gabriola Island. . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Galiano Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Garden Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 Garibaldi Highlands. . . . . . . . . 32 Gibsons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 Gold River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Granville Island. . . . . . . . 18 - 24 Grand Forks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Greenwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Haida Gwaii . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Harrison Hot Springs. . . . . . . . 65 Hazelton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Hedley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Hornby Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Horseshoe Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Invermere. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Kamloops. . . . . . . . . . . 112-113 Kelowna. . . . 107, 110-112, 155 Keremeos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Kitimat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Ladysmith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Lake Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Langley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61 Lillooet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Mackenzie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Madeira Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Maple Ridge. . . . . . . . . . . 54-55 McBride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

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Merritt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Nanaimo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86-88 Naramata Bench. . . . . . . . . . 109 Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 New Westminster. . . . . . . 44-47 North Vancouver. . . . . . . . . . . 29 Oliver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107-108 Osoyoos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Oyama. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Parksville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Peachland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Pemberton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Penticton . . . . . . . . . . . 114-115 Pitt Meadows. . . . . . . . . . 54-55 Port Coquitlam. . . . . . . . . 48, 51 Port Hardy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Port Moody. . . . . . . . . . . . 52-53 Port McNeill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Powell River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Prince George. . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Prince Rupert. . . . . . . . 127-128 Qualicum Beach. . . . . . . . . . . 90 Quesnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Richmond. . . . . . . . . . 42-43, 27 Rock Creek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Saanichton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Salmon Arm. . . . . . . . . 102-103 Salt Spring Island. . . . . . . . . . 75 Sechelt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Secret Cove . . . . . . . . . . 40, 151 Shuswap . . . . . . . . . . . 102-103 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Simoom Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Smithers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Sooke. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Squamish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Summerland. . . . . . . . . 105-106 Sunshine Coast. . . . . . . . . 38-41 Surrey. . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-57, 66 Texada Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Tofino. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Tsawassen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Tumbler Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Union Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Valemount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Vancouver. . . . . 10 - 27, 69, 153 Vernon. . . . . . . . . 100-101, 155 Victoria. . . . . . . . . . . 77-81, 157 Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Westbank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 West Vancouver . . . . . 29, 30-31 Whistler . . . . . . . . . . 34-36, 156 White Rock. . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59


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