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October 14, 2020

Call for Artists

Arts & Health seeks a lead artist (any discipline) for a telephone-based community-engaged arts residency with seniors, in partnership with Carnegie Community Centre. For full details or to apply, download the application: Arts & Health Call for Artists Fall 2020 -Carnegie

Applications are due November 9, 2020.

July 24, 2020

What Kind of World by the Roundhouse Choir

At the start of the pandemic, the longstanding Roundhouse Choir took their weekly Sound & Song workshops online.  Led by musician Leah Abramson, the group adapted their collaborative song-writing process to the new normal- going on solo soundwalks in their own neighbourhoods, and reporting back to the online group with photos, videos, observations, and inspirations that informed their song-writing process.

Their original new song “What Kind of World” is a poetic reflection and a hopeful call.  It’s also real catchy, and I hope it stays with you the way it’s staying with me.  Enjoy, and congratulations to all the participants of Sound & Song.

 

March 27, 2020

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities

Are you a BC senior looking for assistance?

During the COVID-19 period, seniors will be able to receive support through a new province-wide joint initiative of the Ministry of Health, bc211, and United Way of the Lower Mainland.

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities matches seniors who need support with non-medical essentials, to volunteers in their community that are willing to help.  This service will be available seven days a week during daytime hours.

Available services include:

  • Grocery shopping and delivery
  • Meal preparation and delivery
  • Prescription pickup and delivery
  • Phone and/or virtual friendly visits

Seniors can request volunteer help by:

Want to volunteer?

If you are an individual or organization supporting seniors, visit the Healthy Aging CORE for more resources and knowledge-sharing.

 

September 24, 2019

Watch the Strathcona Puppeteers!

This spring, artist Catrina Longmuir led the Strathcona Puppeteers in a digital storytelling project celebrating their 13 years of puppet theatre.  It was featured at our 2019 Showcase- watch it here!

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