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A Birthday with Puppets, presented by Vancouver Puppet Theatre

If you are looking for original, fun and captivating entertainment for your children, or would just like to re-discover puppetry beyond The Muppet Show and Sesame Street – we’re your puppets! Vancouver Puppet Theatre presents: An affordable and reliable entertainment for your Birthday Party! We perform 20-45 min long original puppet shows for 2-12 years…

If you are looking for original, fun and captivating entertainment for your children, or would just like to re-discover puppetry beyond The Muppet Show and Sesame Street – we’re your puppets!

Vancouver Puppet Theatre presents:

An affordable and reliable entertainment for your Birthday Party!
We perform 20-45 min long original puppet shows for 2-12 years old children.
Ask us about a wide selection of age-specific puppet plays for your kids.

Our mobile Vancouver Puppet Theatre was organized in 2012 and performed actively ever since.

Vancouver
778-330-4313
Academie Duello
412 West Hastings Street,
Academie Duello is a school of Swordplay and Western Martial Arts devoted to teaching the traditional martial practices of Europe. Their system includes diverse weapon arts, including use of: Rapier, Longsword, Sword and Shield, Polearms, Mounted Combat, Archery, Walking Stick and Umbrella self defense and Wrestling. They also have a Stage Combat program. They offer youth and adult programs focused on fitness, martial arts…

Academie Duello is a school of Swordplay and Western Martial Arts devoted to teaching the traditional martial practices of Europe.

Their system includes diverse weapon arts, including use of: Rapier, Longsword, Sword and Shield, Polearms, Mounted Combat, Archery, Walking Stick and Umbrella self defense and Wrestling. They also have a Stage Combat program.

They offer youth and adult programs focused on fitness, martial arts mastery, theatrical presentation, self-defence, and more.

The martial art they teach is based on the content of authentic combat manuals produced during the Middle Ages, Renaissance and beyond, and covers the array of weapons and techniques used by the diverse fighting men and women of those periods, from duellists to knights. They even have a few original fighting manuals available to see in our Museum.

Their five-day Knight Camp for youth centres on the skills of becoming of a knight – from martial arts of the longsword and sword and shield – to the practice of knightly virtues such as courage and integrity. Students at Knight Camp learn about history, leadership, heraldry, archery, medieval games and more.

Vancouver
604-568-9907
artmania
2432 Marine Drive
Welcome to artmania, a place for people and art! We are a team of highly creative and enthusiastic artists with a passion for sharing our knowledge through classes for all ages. At artmania, we are happy to be celebrating our 14th year of bringing art classes to elementary schools across the lower mainland. We are…

Welcome to artmania, a place for people and art!

We are a team of highly creative and enthusiastic artists with a passion for sharing our knowledge through classes for all ages. At artmania, we are happy to be celebrating our 14th year of bringing art classes to elementary schools across the lower mainland. We are also very proud of our newest addition to the company, a studio and gallery space in the heart of beautiful Dundarave Village, West Vancouver.

 What we do:

artmania offers fun and exciting art classes for children and adults. At our studio, we provide the creative setting for a hands on art experience through classes and workshops. We also bring the artmania experience to your local school, offering lunchtime and after school classes.

We offer art parties and workshops at our studio, in your home, or work place. Each event is custom designed to suit your needs. We have a selection of parties to choose from that range from printmaking, wacky crush t-shirts, funky sculptures, cool screen-printed bags and more.

Our gallery showcases and supports unique and emerging local artists.

Please feel free to contact us by phone, through our website, or by visiting our studio to find out more about our programs!

West Vancouver
604-670-7592
Arts Umbrella
1286 Cartwright Street


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Arts Umbrella is a place where young artists ages 2 to 22 cultivate their creativity through Theatre, Dance, and Visual Arts programming. We believe that art is powerful—powerful enough to change the lives of kids in incredible ways. When young people connect with the arts, they gain self-confidence, develop self-discipline, and discover creative expression—skills they’ll…

Arts Umbrella is a place where young artists ages 2 to 22 cultivate their creativity through Theatre, Dance, and Visual Arts programming. We believe that art is powerful—powerful enough to change the lives of kids in incredible ways.

When young people connect with the arts, they gain self-confidence, develop self-discipline, and discover creative expression—skills they’ll carry with them for life. Art comes in many forms, so Arts Umbrella inspires creativity through painting, drawing, music, photography, theatre, dance, architecture, animation, technology, media arts, and more. We base our classes on arts education principles, hire practicing artists to provide innovative instruction, and use top-notch studio supplies.

At four facilities across metro Vancouver, Arts Umbrella enrolls children, youth, and teens in over 1,000 classes every year. To ensure that all kids have access to the arts, we offer scholarships and bursaries, and provide a range of free-of-charge community programs at schools and community centres. Each year, more than 22,000 children experience the arts at Arts Umbrella, with two-thirds participating at little to no cost to families. Our mission is to be Canada’s leader in arts education for young people, a place that builds community and delivers profound life experiences through our commitment to innovation, excellence, and inclusivity.

Experience limitless creativity. Join the Arts Umbrella community!

Register: Find a favourite class for your young artist.

Donate: Give today to share our community programs with more kids in need.

Volunteer: Help out with a community program

Attend: support our students by attending a theatre performance, dance show, or art exhibit

Follow us: We’re on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

Vancouver / Surrey
604-681-5268
Burnaby Village Museum
6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel is a place where history comes to life – Stroll down the streets of a 1920s village exploring at your own pace. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Popular stops include the blacksmith, the print shop, the garden at the farmhouse and…

Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel is a place where history comes to life – Stroll down the streets of a 1920s village exploring at your own pace. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Popular stops include the blacksmith, the print shop, the garden at the farmhouse and the General Store.

Experience Heritage: learn about lead type at the printshop / feel the heat of the blacksmith’s forge / watch a silent black & white movie / chat to the clerk at the General Store/tour the exhibition in Stride Studio / ride the carousel /explore the restored Interurban tram /listen for the steam whistle / talk to the teacher in the one-room schoolhouse.

Summer Camp! Heritage Adventure Camps for Kids: Camps run all summer long. In our 1920s setting children play, create, discover and experience. Each week has a specific theme for aimed at specific aged campers. In our 1920s setting children play, create, discover and experience. Each week has a specific theme aimed at specific aged campers. Weekly themes include: Outdoor Escapes, Science Detectives, & Culture Quest. Sign up early as there are only 24 spots each week! More information at www.burnabyvillagemusum.ca/camps

Burnaby
604-297-4565
Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art
3696 W. 8th Ave.
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The Lyceum is a place full of stories – we have the largest private children’s library in the city. Our camps start with great works of literature, which we take great delight in sharing. We use these to inspire the creation of incredible works of art and writing, or the weaving of shared imaginative spaces…

The Lyceum is a place full of stories – we have the largest private children’s library in the city. Our camps start with great works of literature, which we take great delight in sharing. We use these to inspire the creation of incredible works of art and writing, or the weaving of shared imaginative spaces where really anything can happen.

The centre is run by Dr. Christianne Hayward, who is a legend in Vancouver’s education and children’s literature communities. She has created this magical space where there’s a focus on making for the joy it brings, and being part of a creative community.

What we hope children will learn is that making things – whether it’s a painting, a story, an ordinary box into something truly extraordinary – is a sustaining and lifelong activity.  We also hope that when they leave our camps they have a greater sense of how curiosity transforms into possibility.

The Lyceum also offers delightful art and literature-based summer camps (that may even involve fairies!) all summer long for ages 3-18.

Vancouver
604.733.1356
Gabriela’s Movement Studio
4217 Craigflower Dr
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At Gabriela’s Movement Studio, Gabriela specializes in the young child with high quality ballet and creative movement/art classes for boys and girls, from 2 to 9 years old. Gabriela was the winner in 2015 and finalist from 2011 to 2014 as Best Dance Instructor in the Richmond Review Best of Richmond Reader’s Poll. At Gabriela’s Movement Studio groups…

At Gabriela’s Movement Studio, Gabriela specializes in the young child with high quality ballet and creative movement/art classes for boys and girls, from 2 to 9 years old. Gabriela was the winner in 2015 and finalist from 2011 to 2014 as Best Dance Instructor in the Richmond Review Best of Richmond Reader’s Poll. At Gabriela’s Movement Studio groups are small, allowing for more personal attention. The atmosphere at the Studio is family oriented. Each family is special and each child is unique.

All of the students are given the opportunity to challenge themselves and develop their skills and talents at their own pace in a safe environment. The classes are presented in a fun way, resulting in an energetic class, sure to please the young student, all while learning through dance, a skill that help their minds and bodies develop as they learn coordination, memorization, and social interactions.

These skills become more challenging throughout the year and progress according to their own age. Dance enriches children with a sense of creativity, movement and self esteem that remains with them throughout their lives. The classes are specifically designed for each child’s age.

Richmond
604-272-0607
Grouse Mountain
With 212 acres of skiable terrain, Grouse Mountain has been welcoming visitors to our slopes to enjoy the best in downhill sports since our inaugural season in 1926. With 33 ski and snowboard runs, 15 night runs, four chairlifts, a magic carpet, five terrain parks plus the Cut Jump Line, Sliding Zone, 9 kilometres of…

With 212 acres of skiable terrain, Grouse Mountain has been welcoming visitors to our slopes to enjoy the best in downhill sports since our inaugural season in 1926. With 33 ski and snowboard runs, 15 night runs, four chairlifts, a magic carpet, five terrain parks plus the Cut Jump Line, Sliding Zone, 9 kilometres of snowshoe trails and the North Shore’s most extensive snowmaking system, Grouse Mountain is Vancouver’s outdoor playground with an average annual snowfall of 9.7 metres (31.8 feet). Grouse Mountain is also home to The Peak of Christmas and host summer adventure camps for kids!

Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society
12138 Fourth Avenue
Built in 1894 in the fishing village of Steveston, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery was once the largest building of its kind and the leading producer of canned salmon in British Columbia. Today, it is a National Historic Site and home to a museum presenting the history of Canada’s west coast fishing industry. Experience the…

Built in 1894 in the fishing village of Steveston, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery was once the largest building of its kind and the leading producer of canned salmon in British Columbia.

Today, it is a National Historic Site and home to a museum presenting the history of Canada’s west coast fishing industry. Experience the stories of this place and its people through interactive exhibits, films, and guided tours.

Kids can enjoy the many fun hands-on displays throughout the historic cannery, and pick up a Parks Canada “Xplorer Activity” book filled with activities that will guide your discovery of this unique site.

Richmond
604.664.9009
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
1100 Chestnut Street
The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is a non-profit community resource. Through innovative programming, exhibits, and activities, our goal is to educate, inspire and evoke a sense of wonder about the Universe, our planet and space exploration. Visitors can learn about space and the night sky through planetarium star theatre shows, live demonstrations, and an interactive…

The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is a non-profit community resource. Through innovative programming, exhibits, and activities, our goal is to educate, inspire and evoke a sense of wonder about the Universe, our planet and space exploration.

Visitors can learn about space and the night sky through planetarium star theatre shows, live demonstrations, and an interactive exhibit gallery.

Vancouver
(604) 738-7827