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The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents:

“ACNW Permanent Collection”

Exhibition Dates: Dec 5, 2018 – January 27th, 2019.

Free Admission.

Exhibition Statement

The Arts Council of New Westminster’s permanent collection of artwork consists of a variety of styles and mediums of various artists and patrons that have been connected to the Arts Council over the past fifty years. This year’s exhibition is a curated selection of natural landscapes and floral still lifes from the permanent collection. The styles of the different works range from abstraction to hyper-realism, exploring the subject matter in oil, acrylic, and watercolour paint. This selection of paintings and prints serve as an homage to The Gallery at Queen’s Park’s unique natural setting, and during our winter season, this exhibition offers a gentle reminder of the richness and vibrancy within nature.

 

Leave No Trace 
(Drama)
1hr 49

Writer: Debra Granik (screenplay by), Anne Rosellini (screenplay by)
Director: Debra Granik
Stars:  Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard
When: Monday, November 19, 2018 – 7:00 pm at Massey Theatre
Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8
{Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office}
{Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY}

 Synopsis:
A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

 

The Arts Council of New Westminster has immediate need for volunteers to assist with ACNW programming. 

Exhibition Installation Crew
Last Sunday of each month
4:00pm to 7:00pm

ArtsToGo Workshop Assistant
First Sunday of the Month at Royal City Centre  
12:00pm to 3:00pm

For more information and to apply, please send a simplified resume to info@acnw.ca

David Pacholko – “Moments Remixed / A Mixed Media Exhibition” – Nov 7 – 25th, 2018.

October 24, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Moments Remixed / A Mixed Media Exhibition” by David Pacholko Exhibition Dates: Nov 7 – 25th, 2018. Opening Reception: Wednesday Nov 7, 6 – 8pm Inter/action: Sunday, November 18, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Each work represents a specific moment, simplified and combined with David Pacholko’s love of colour, it re-captures a fleeting moment, vista […]

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Coffee C’Art – Visioning Session – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – November 14, 2018

October 16, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster invites you to: “Coffee C’Art: Social Enterprise – Visioning Sessions” The Gallery at Queen’s Park Wednesday Nov 14, 2018 Doors: 6:30pm Event: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Free Admission. Please RSVP here The concept of the Coffee C’Art project is to build and operate a mobile espresso cart, which will be […]

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AGM NOTICE 2018

October 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster 2018 Annual General Meeting will be on Sunday, November 25th 2018. Venue: Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park Time: 1:30pm – 2:30 pm After our formal AGM, please plan to stay for our Annual Arts Celebration, 2:30pm – 5:00pm. Please share this invitation with others, as the meeting is open to […]

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The Children Act – Monday, October 29

September 26, 2018

The Children Act   (Drama)    1hr 45min Writer: Ian McEwan (screenplay by), Ian McEwan (based on the novel by) Director: Richard Eyre Stars: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin  When: Monday, October 29, 2018 – 7:00 pm at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY}  Synopsis: In […]

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Seth MacBeth – “Page to Page – Building New Worlds, Exploring New Depths” – Oct 3 – 28th, 2018.

September 21, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Page to Page – Building New Worlds, Exploring New Depths” by Seth MacBeth Exhibition Dates: Oct 3 – 28th, 2018. Opening Reception: Wednesday Oct 3, 6 – 8pm Inter/action: Sunday, October 14, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Seth Macbeth is interested in how creativity speaks a language all its own. […]

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Arts Vote New West – All Candidates Meetings

September 10, 2018
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Meditation Park – Monday, September 24

September 4, 2018

Meditation Park  (Comedy, Drama)    1hr 34min Writer: Mina Shum Director: Mina Shum Stars:  Pei-Pei Cheng, Tzi Ma, Sandra Oh  When: Monday, September 24, 2018 – 7:00 pm at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY}  Synopsis: Devoted wife and mother, 60-year-old Maria Wang’s […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show to benefit local charity

August 31, 2018

Media Release August 31, 2018 For Immediate Release  International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show to benefit local charity New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster is pleased to announce that they have been selected by International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show as their charity of choice. Proceeds from sales at the 2nd Annual […]

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Suzanne Laird – “Shift” – September 5 – 29, 2018

August 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Shift” by Suzanne Laird UPDATE: The exhibition will be closed on Sunday, September 30th due to an exhibition change-over. Exhibition Dates: September 5 – 29, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, September 16, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Suzanne Laird’s intention in this body of work is […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Arts Council of New Westminster to host two All-Candidates Meetings

August 23, 2018

Media Release August 23, 2018 For Immediate Release  Arts Council of New Westminster to host two All-Candidates Meetings New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster will be hosting two All-Candidates meetings at the Centennial Lodge in September 2018. With a focus on the arts, candidates will have the opportunity to meet with […]

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Inter/action – Lex Ireton – August 12, 2018

August 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Lex Ireton Artist Talk:  Sunday, August 12, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Canada Day 2018 Pick-a-Box Silent Auction RESULTS!

July 26, 2018

A big THANK YOU to everyone that celebrated Canada Day in Queen’s Park on July 1, 2018. We were thrilled to host the Pick-a-Box Silent Auction during the festivities to raise funds for “Arts in Queen’s Park”. Special thanks to the City of New Westminster and the Canada Day Organizing Committee for putting together such […]

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Lex Ireton – “Repeat After Me: An Exploration of Pattern” – August 1-26, 2018

July 25, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Repeat After Me: An Exploration of Pattern” by Lex Ireton Exhibition Dates: August 1 – 26, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 1, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, August 12, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Lex Ireton’s glass work is heavily process oriented, where she explores her love of connecting with the material hands […]

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Inter/action – Tony Durke – July 15, 2018

July 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Tony Durke Artist Talk:  Sunday, July 15, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Tony Durke – “Realpolitik” – July 1-29, 2018

June 24, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Realpolitik” by Tony Durke Exhibition Dates: July  1 – 29, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 4, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, July 15, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Art, in its many forms, challenges us to think about our world in new ways, sometimes engaging, sometimes enraging. These days it feels as if […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – 2019

June 21, 2018

At the Arts Council of New Westminster, we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all Coast Salish Nations. THE GALLERY AT QUEEN’S PARK EXHIBITION APPLICATION PACKAGE CALL FOR ARTISTS 2019 The Arts Council of New Westminster aims to have exhibitions […]

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Call for Board of Directors 2018

June 18, 2018

  To download this Call for Board Members as a PDF, click here

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Announcing the lineup for Music By The River 2018!

June 15, 2018

July 5 – Raincity Blue July 12 – wax cowboy July 19 – The Burying Ground July 26 – Early Spirit August 2 – Sweetz August 9 – Francis Henson From 6pm to 8pm each night, at the Westminster Pier Park Festival Lawn! Enjoy New West’s own beer and wine from the Eats at the Pier Concession! Bring your friends and […]

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Praxis – June 20, 2018

June 1, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes & Figure Drawing Featuring: An After-Class Social with Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and Vancouver Fashion Truck Free Wednesday, June 20, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge  “The process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. ‘Praxis’ may also refer to the act of […]

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NWSS Student Exhibition – “Our Journey to Here” – June 6-28, 2018

May 27, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Our Journey to Here” by NWSS Student Exhibition Exhibition Dates: June 6 – 28, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 6, 6-8pm Graduation Reception: Thursday, June 28, 6-8pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The New Westminster 2018 Graduating Students have worked hard to bring together their best work for our FIRST Grad Show. The […]

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ACNW Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021 Community Engagement Survey and Session

May 25, 2018

The draft ACNW Strategic Plan 2018-2021 is ready! The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud of what we have been able to accomplish through our 2015-2018 Strategic Plan. Our overarching goals were to become relevant in the city and to bring community together through the arts. We were especially proud to have our successes […]

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Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool 3rd Annual Art Exhibition – “The Kindness CONNECTION” – May 23-27, 2018

May 16, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “The Kindness CONNECTION” by Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool 3rd Annual Art Exhibition Exhibition Dates: May 23 – 27, 2018.  Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present a pop-up exhibition by the Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool. This group exhibition will display artwork […]

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The Leisure Seeker – Monday, May 28

May 3, 2018

The Leisure Seeker     (Adventure, Comedy, Drama)    1hr 52min Writer:  Michael Zadoorian (novel), Stephen Amidon (screenplay) Director: Paolo Virzì Stars:  Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay When: Monday, May 28, 2018 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: The film stars Academy […]

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Praxis – May 16, 2018

May 2, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes & Figure Drawing Featuring: An After-Class Social with Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and Vancouver Fashion Truck Free Register Here Wednesday, May 16, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge  “The process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. ‘Praxis’ may also refer to the […]

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Arts Council of New Westminster announce scholarship recipient for 2018

May 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to announce Hailey Connor as the 2018 recipient of the ACNW Scholarship through the Douglas College Foundation. Hailey is studying as an actor in the performing arts department at Douglas College. We are excited for Hailey’s future as an actor and look forward to her sharing her […]

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CALL FOR MUSICIANS!

April 30, 2018

Make sure you apply for the 2018 ACNW music programs! There many fantastic opportunities for performances this summer. Loading…

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The Rhodo Photo Contest – The Gallery at Queen’s Park

April 26, 2018

To celebrate The Gallery at Queen’s Park’s unique natural environment, we have decided to ring in spring with a photography contest! The subject is the beautiful and bountiful rhododendron bushes outside of the Centennial Lodge and inside the park! All styles of photographs and editing are welcome (black & white, macro, portraits, landscapes, manipulated, selfies […]

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Inter/action – Diane Roy – May 6, 2018

April 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Diane Roy Artist Talk:  Sunday, May 6, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Diane Roy – “Allegory of our Seas II” – May 2-20, 2018

April 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Allegory of our Seas II” by Diane Roy Exhibition Dates: May 2 – 20, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 2, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, May 6, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The striking beauty of landscapes and oceans has always fascinated fibre artist Diane Roy. Roy uses a variety of knots, bends, weaving and […]

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The Florida Project – Monday, April 30

March 27, 2018

The Florida Project     (Drama)    1hr 51min Writer:  Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch Director:  Sean Baker Stars: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe  When: Monday, April 30, 2018 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: The Florida Project […]

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Inter/action – Dennis Greer – April 15, 2018

March 23, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Dennis Greer Artist Talk & Painting Demonstration:  Sunday, April 15, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming […]

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Dennis Greer – “Sea-to-Sky” – March 28-April 29, 2018

March 23, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Sea-to-Sky” by Dennis Greer Exhibition Dates: March 28 – April 29, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, April 15, 3-4pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present Dennis Greer’s solo exhibition Sea-to-Sky. The expansiveness and quiet energy […]

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Call for Committee Members – The Gallery at Queen’s Park

March 21, 2018

Interested in making a difference to the New Westminster arts community? Consider volunteering on the Visual Arts Committee or one of its sub-committees. These committees plan, develop, and facilitate arts activities that engage the public, spark dialogue, and encourage collaboration. Committee members create connections and community through The Gallery at Queen’s Park program. The Visual […]

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Inter/action – Iris Mes-Low – March 18, 2018

March 9, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Iris Mes-Low Artist Talk:  Sunday, March 18, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Praxis Alternative Yoga – March 21, 2018

March 6, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes By Donation Drop-in $1-7 Wednesday, March 21, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge We’re bringing something new to our community. An all ages all level movement journey with a twist! Join us at The Gallery at Queen’s Park for some Yoga in a non-traditional space. Jenni will be leading you through […]

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – NEW WEST SUMMER SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL

March 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) Performing Arts Committee has identified the need for a one-day summer performing arts festival to take place in Queens Park Concert Bowl on August 11, 2018.  This dynamic, entertaining, new summer event will feature a variety of local performing arts groups and performers, engaging the community with vibrant […]

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Iris Mes-Low – “Eulogy on the Family Home” – March 7–25, 2018

February 24, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Eulogy on the Family Home” by Iris Mes-Low Exhibition Dates: March 7–25, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 7, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, March 18, 3-4pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present Iris Mes-Low’s solo exhibition Eulogy on the Family […]

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Now Hiring: New West Cultural Crawl Coordinator – Canada Summer Jobs

February 15, 2018

Founded in 1967, the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization committed to a mission of bringing the arts to the centre of community life. We accomplish our mission through initiatives that focus on arts programming in the community, arts advocacy, and programs that nurture and support our local artists and arts […]

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Inter/action – Manuel Axel Strain – Feb 18, 2018

February 9, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Manuel Axel Strain Artist Talk:  Sunday, February 18, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be […]

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Manuel Axel Strain – “Mutations” – February 7–25, 2018

January 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Mutations” by Manuel Axel Strain Exhibition Dates: February 7–25, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 7, 6-8pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present Manuel Axel Strain’s solo exhibition Mutations. Mutations is an on-going self reflective practise in […]

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You are Inviting! ACNW Strategic Planning 2018

January 12, 2018

Please REGISTER for any of the five events happening throughout New Westminster: Register at https://acnwcommunityroundtables.eventbrite.com Can’t make it in person? Please fill out our online survey here

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Photos from #ACNW50 – 50th Anniversary Celebration – Nov 26 2017

November 26, 2017
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ACNW Permanent Collection – December 1, 2016 – January 28, 2018

November 23, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “ACNW Permanent Collection” Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2017 – January 28, 2018. Winter Holiday Hours: The Gallery will be closed December 16, 2017 – January 9th, 2018 Exhibition Statement The Arts Council of New Westminster’s permanent collection of artwork consists of a variety of styles and mediums of various artists […]

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ACNW50 recognition by MLA Judy Darcy

November 22, 2017

(L to R) ACNW Executive Director Stephen O’Shea; ACNW President Leanne Ewen; Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, MLA for New Westminster   Artwork featured in the above image by:

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ACNW50 recognition by MP Peter Julian

November 21, 2017
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ACNW50 Presentation and City of New Westminster Proclamation

November 7, 2017

  Arts Council of New Westminster President Leanne Ewen and Executive Director Stephen O’Shea gave a presentation to Mayor Cote and Council on November 6th, 2017 at New Westminster City Hall. The presentation highlighted the successes of the Arts Council of New Westminster in 2017. At the end of the presentation, Mayor Cote read a […]

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Arts Council of New Westminster 50th Anniversary Celebration

October 25, 2017

Come help us celebrate the Arts Council’s 50th anniversary! Yes, that’s right, the Arts Council has been a part of New Westminster for 50 years. To celebrate this milestone, we want to gather as many people as we can who have been involved with the Arts Council over the years to chat, share stories and […]

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ACNW 50th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition – Joseph Plaskett – Nov 1-26, 2017

October 25, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “ACNW 50th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition” A selection of Joseph Plaskett’s work, on loan from the Collection of the New Westminster Public Library Exhibition Dates: November 1-26, 2017 Gallery Hours: Wed 1-8pm, Thurs-Sun 1-5pm Celebration Reception: Sunday, November 26, 2:30-5pm RSVP here Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park […]

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Winter Harp – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Nov 29, 2017 – By Donation

October 25, 2017

Winter Harp is giving an exclusive one-hour concert in The Gallery at Queen’s Park. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.  This is the most intimate Winter Harp concert you will ever attend. You’ll be treated to heart-warming carols performed by singers with harps, cello, violin, flute, piccolo, percussion and medieval instruments. Come see the instruments […]

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AGM NOTICE 2017

October 21, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster 2017 Annual General Meeting will be on Sunday, November 26th 2017. Venue: Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park Time: 1:30pm – 2:30 pm After our formal AGM, please plan to stay for our 50th Anniversary Celebration, 2:30pm – 5:00pm. Click here to RSVP Please share this invitation with others, as the […]

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ACNW MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL NOTICE

October 1, 2017

Dear Member,   Your membership in The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is very important to us. Your membership with the ACNW needs to be renewed before December 31st in order to remain active. Please take this letter as a friendly reminder to renew if you have not already done so. Your renewed Membership […]

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Call for Submissions: “From Life to Death” Group Exhibition

October 1, 2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS “From Life to Death” Group Exhibition Presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster and New West Hospice Society at Anvil Centre Community Art Space The Arts Council of New Westminster and the New West Hospice Society have partnered to present an exhibition that aims to normalize conversations and messages about dying, […]

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“Contribution – ACNW Volunteer Exhibition” – October 4-29, 2017

September 19, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Contribution – ACNW Volunteer Exhibition” Exhibition Dates: October 4-29, 2017.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 4, 6-8pm Exhibition Statement The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the visual, literary and performing arts. Its aim is to bring the community together through the Arts. The Volunteers at […]

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Sing-A-Long Grease – Oct 19, 2017

August 25, 2017
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Feast on the Fraser – Sept 25 2017 – Taste of Sri Lanka Gallery Long Table

August 24, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster and Emerald Culinary & Catering Club present The Taste of Sri Lanka! This exciting long table dinner includes an innovative sampling of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. This exclusive dinner wil take place in the recently refurbished ‘The Gallery at Queen’s Park’ amidst works from talented local artist Tajah Olsen. […]

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New West Artists – Art Squared – August 30 to Sept 4, 2017

August 24, 2017

New West Artists and Arts Council New Westminster presents Art Squared Exhibition and Sale Located at The Gallery at Queen’s Park, Queen’s Park, New Westminster OPENING RECEPTION: THURS August 31, 2017 Free to attend. Light Refreshments. Meet and Greet with Artists. Exhibition Hours: August 30th – 1pm-8pm August 31st – 1pm-9pm September 1st – 1pm-5pm […]

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Tajah Olson – “My Face My Canvas” – September 6–30, 2017

August 23, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “My Face My Canvas” by Tajah Olson Exhibition Dates: September 6–30, 2017.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 6, 6-8pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Tajah Olson’s solo-exhibition, My Face My Canvas. Olson’s artistic practice is based in […]

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The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Call for Artists 2018

August 10, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is now inviting artists to submit applications for solo or duo exhibitions during the 2018 calendar year. The ACNW operates a picturesque gallery in Queen’s Park known as The Gallery at Queen’s Park, which features a wide range of visual arts by local and emerging artists in exhibitions which […]

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It’s A Queer Life: Pride Arts Celebration – August 14th at Centennial Lodge

August 5, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster and Youth for a Change presents: It’s a Queer Life: Pride Arts Celebration a part of New West Pride week August 14, 2017 Centennial Lodge 6-9pm Join us for an art exhibition featuring LGBTQ+ artists and readings beginning at 8pm.

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Dorothy Doherty & Frank Turco – “Ashes & Paint: Abstraction in Contemporary Ceramics and Painting” – August 2–27, 2017

July 20, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Ashes & Paint: Abstraction in Contemporary Ceramics and Painting” by Dorothy Doherty & Frank Turco Exhibition Dates: August 2–27, 2017.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 2, 6-8pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement Both Dorothy Doherty and Frank Turco use intuition as a guiding […]

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Canada Day Pick-a-Box Silent Auction RESULTS!

July 18, 2017

A big THANK YOU to everyone that celebrated Canada Day in Queen’s Park on July 1, 2017. We were thrilled to host the Pick-a-Box Silent Auction during the festivities to raise funds for “Arts in Queen’s Park” Grant program. Special thanks to the City of New Westminster and the Canada Day Organizing Committee for putting […]

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Free Arts Workshop at The Gallery at Queen’s Park – June 24, 2017

June 18, 2017

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Music By The River set to return to Pier Park in July

June 15, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE: June 15, 2017 New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster is thrilled to be partnering with Alex Jopson (of City to Suburb Real Estate Group) and the City of New Westminster to bring back the Music By The River concert series and arts festival to the award-winning Westminster Pier Park […]

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New West Photography Club – “This City, Our Way: New West through the Lens” July 1–July 30, 2017

June 14, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “This City, Our Way: New West through the Lens” by New West Photography Club   Exhibition Dates: July 1–July 30, 2017. Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 5,  6-8pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The “Royal City” has it all: new and old, modern innovation […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: New West Cultural Crawl 2017

May 17, 2017
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Barbara Webb – “Nature of Layers” – May 31–June 25, 2017

May 17, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Nature Of Layers” by New Westminster artist Barbara Webb Exhibition Dates: May 31–June 25, 2017.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 31, 6-8pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present New Westminster artist Barbara Webb. Barbara Webb’s paintings are aesthetic translations […]

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Starlight Casino donation to The Arts Council of New Westminster

May 16, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster is thrilled to announce a $1,289.83 donation from the GatewayGIVES program from the Starlight Casino of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment. We are overwhelmed by the donation and we cannot thank them enough for their generosity. Through this donation, the Starlight Casino will be supporting the New West Cultural Crawl later […]

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Queen’s Park Preschool – “Mother Earth. Father Sky” – May 27-28, 2017

May 16, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Mother Earth. Father Sky” by The Queen’s Park Preschool Exhibition Dates: May 27–28, 2017.  Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present a pop-up exhibition by the Queen’s Park Preschool. This group exhibition will display artwork by the current students of QPPS, highlighting our city’s future […]

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Call for Participants: Speak-in Speak-out!

May 16, 2017

The City of New Westminster, in partnership with the Arts Council of New Westminster, and with funding provided by the Canada 150 Fund and a Shaw Canada 150 Initiative grant, has a fantastic opportunity for Aboriginal and Newcomer youth, aged 13 to 21, to participate in a free 2-day workshop! Share stories, explore issues that […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Buskers Wanted 2017

May 10, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster coordinates busking style performances throughout New Westminster through various programs and events. 2017 will see the return of this program! We are seeking submissions of small musical acts including solos, duos, and full band performances. All genres of music will be considered. Performances will take place Thursdays through Sundays, […]

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2017 ACNW Community Engagement Survey

May 1, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster invites you to take our community engagement survey. Please let us know of your experiences with the ACNW and how we can improve in the future. Survey can be taken online here.

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Debra McKenzie – “Playing With Nature” – May 3–21, 2017

April 18, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Playing With Nature” by New Westminster artist Debra McKenzie Exhibition Dates: May 3–21, 2017. Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 3, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Saturday, May 13, 3-4pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Artist Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present […]

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Live Drawing with Fiona Tang

April 18, 2017

The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present a live drawing with Fiona Tang. The drawing sessions will take place during the weekends, starting April 22nd and 23rd, and continue on April 29th and 30th.   The creatures of Fiona Tang’s solo exhibition, “Charcoal Gone Wild”, aim to minimize the distance between humans and animals, highlighting the viewer’s relationship to […]

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Analog Pop-Up Vinyl Shop April 22nd, 2017

April 10, 2017

Analog: Pop Up Vinyl Shop returns to New West on Record Store Day On Saturday, April 22nd from 2-5pm, indie and electronic record labels from across Metro Vancouver will descend upon New Westminster for a day of live music, beer, food and of course crate digging. First launched by Steel & Oak Brewing Co. in […]

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River As Home

March 30, 2017

River as Home City of New Westminster Submission Deadline: May 15, 2017 at 4pm PST Budget: $4000.00 Background 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada. This offers a chance to reflect on Canada’s history, look to the future, and embark on an exciting new chapter for the country. Many activities are being planned […]

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Denial – Monday, April 24, 2017

March 28, 2017

Denial    (Biography, Drama)  1hr 49 mins Writer: David Hare (screenplay), Deborah Lipstadt (based on the book “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier” Director: Mick Jackson Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall When: Monday April 24, 2017 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance […]

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Royal Flush Fundraiser Results 2017

March 23, 2017

A big THANK YOU to all the folks who came out and attended our Royal Flush: Let’s go all in for the Arts! Fundraiser on Thursday February 23rd, 2017. We are grateful to Match Eatery and Public House at the Starlight Casino for partnering with us on the event and serving their food and drinks. […]

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Fiona Tang – “Charcoal Gone Wild” – April 5-30, 2017

March 23, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Charcoal Gone Wild” by Richmond artist Fiona Tang Exhibition Dates: April 5-30, 2017. Free Admission. Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 5, 6-8pm The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Artist Bio Fiona Tang is a Vancouver-based artist who completed her BFA at Emily Carr University of Art […]

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2017 LitFest New West

March 16, 2017

Celebrated authors, the Pop This! Podcast, LitCafés, storytelling and kids’ programming set for 7th Annual LitFest New West.  New Westminster, BC– Showcasing BC’s vibrant talent, the 7th annual LitFest New West returns with an exciting mix of featured author events, literary cafés, children’s programming, writing workshops, a community exhibition, and a special literary marketplace running March 31 – April 2, 2017 throughout New Westminster. LitFest New West brings together “Readers, Writers, Community” […]

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New West Artists – Surprise Pop Up Show – March 12-26, 2017

March 12, 2017
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Madeleine Thien at Centennial Lodge – March 21, 2017

March 2, 2017

Join internationally-acclaimed Canadian novelist Madeleine Thien for an exclusive, intimate evening conversation about her latest book, Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:30 – 9:00 Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park, New Westminster Madeleine Thien, the featured author, is one of the most celebrated authors of 2016. CBC has declared her “Canada’s newest literary star.” The New […]

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Royal City Farmers Market / BC Farmers Market Association Pop Up Exhibition – “Farmers Markets” – March 4, 2017

February 23, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents a pop-up group exhibition in partnership with Royal City Farmers Market and the BC Farmers Market Association “Farmers Market” Featuring: Dorothy Doherty, Tannis Hopkins, Seth Macbeth, Valerie Wheater Saturday March 4, 2017 11-3pm at the Royal City Farmer’s Market – Belmont Street, New Westminster PLEASE NOTE: This public […]

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Yue Baoyu – “Symphony of Multi-visual Elements” – March 1–26, 2017

February 21, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Symphony of Multi-visual Elements” by Richmond artist YUE BAOYU Exhibition Dates: March 1 – 26, 2017. Free Admission. Opening Reception: Sunday, March 5, 2-4pm The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. STATEMENT In my paintings, I hold fast to the traditional values and craftsmanship with strict […]

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Now Hiring: Music Program Coordinator – Canada Summer Jobs

February 10, 2017

Founded in 1967, the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization committed to a mission of bringing the arts to the centre of community life. We accomplish our mission through initiatives that focus on arts programming in the community, arts advocacy, and programs that nurture and support our local artists and arts […]

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Now Hiring: New West Cultural Crawl Coordinator – Canada Summer Jobs

February 10, 2017

Founded in 1967, the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization committed to a mission of bringing the arts to the centre of community life. We accomplish our mission through initiatives that focus on arts programming in the community, arts advocacy, and programs that nurture and support our local artists and arts […]

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Royal City Literary Arts Society presents “Children’s Chronicles” at The Gallery at Queen’s Park

January 31, 2017

Date: Saturday February 25, 2017 3:30pm – 5pm, Admission is free. Location: The Gallery at Queen’s Park, New Westminster, BC Feature Author: Alan Woo, author of Maggie’s Chopsticks. Description: For children 8-12 years of age Story time, writing and discussion. More info https://rclas.com/recurring/childrens-chronicles/

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The Meddler – Monday, February 27

January 31, 2017

The Meddler   (Comedy) 100 min Director: Lorene Scafaria Writer: Lorene Scafaria Stars:  Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons When: Monday February 27, 2017 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca} {At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: With a […]

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Purpose Secondary Independent School – “On Purpose” – February 1–26,2017

January 20, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “On Purpose” by New Westminster artists from Purpose Secondary Independent School February 1 – 26,2017 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Free Admission. Artists in attendance on the weekends. Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 1, 6 – 8pm All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Royal City Farmers Market – Pop Up Exhibition

January 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Westminster, January 05, 2017 The Arts Council of New Westminster in partnership with Royal City Farmers Market is now inviting all visual artists from Metro Vancouver to submit applications for a group exhibition during the Annual General Meeting and Conference of the 2017 British Columbia Association of Farmers Markets. The exhibition […]

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A very successful Sing a-Long Sound of Music Fundraiser

December 5, 2016

Our sincerest thanks goes out to everyone who made this year’s Sing a-Long Sound of Music fundraiser such a great success. We are proud to partner with Royal City Musical Theatre for this event and we want to thank the Massey Theatre for hosting us. We are grateful to all those who came out, dressed […]

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The Dressmaker – Monday, January 30, 2017

November 29, 2016

The Dressmaker (Drama) 1h 59min Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse Writer: Rosalie Ham (novel), P.J. Hogan Stars: Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth When: Monday January 30, 2017 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca} {At the door, CASH […]

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ACNW Permanent Collection – December 1, 2016 – January 29, 2017

November 23, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: ACNW Permanent Collection – Various Artists December 1, 2016 – January 29, 2017 Please check the ACNW website for winter Gallery hours. Please note: The Gallery at Queens’ Park will be closed for winter holidays between December 17,2016 until January 3, 2017. The Gallery will reopen January 4, […]

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New Arts Council of New Westminster Logo

November 22, 2016

Say Hello to the NEW Arts Council of New Westminster logo! Designed by Shannon Pawliw of Mighty Sparrow Design

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Winter Harp – November 27, 2016 at The Gallery at Queen’s Park

October 31, 2016

Winter Harp is giving an exclusive one-hour concert in The Gallery at Queen’s Park. Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m.  This is the most intimate Winter Harp concert you will ever attend. You’ll be treated to heart-warming carols performed by singers with harps, cello, violin, flute, piccolo, percussion and medieval instruments. Come see the instruments […]

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Frederick Popowich – “Collision 1” – November 2-27,2016

October 30, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Collision 1” by Frederick Popowich November 2 – 27,2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 2, 6 – 8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, November 13, 2pm *ARTIST WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE ON WEEKENDS* ARTIST STATEMENT Collision is an ongoing project of mine that […]

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AGM NOTICE 2016

October 25, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster Annual General Meeting will be on Sunday, November 20th 2016. Venue: Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park Time: 2 – 3 pm After our formal AGM, please plan to stay for a wine and cheese social (3pm to 4pm). Please share this invitation with others, as the meeting is open to […]

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New West Film Fest 2016 – Oct 20-22, 2016

October 12, 2016

NewWest FilmFest 2016 Thursday, Oct 20th – Saturday, Oct 22nd, 2016 Most films at Landmark Cinema 10, New West unless noted. @newwestfilmfest #NWFF http://newwestfilmfest.ca/ Individual tickets price: $8 individual tickets $5 senior and youth $1 memberships are required Festival Pass is a great value at $35 and includes membership Thursday, Oct 20th, 2016 co-presented by […]

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