Sports & Other Activities
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.
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.
Pirate Adventures Canada, has arrived in Vancouver, looting and pillaging from the shores on Granville Island, providing an interactive theatre extravaganza, which has been a hit in both their Ottawa and Victoria locations.
With the Jolly Roger flying, the pirate music providing background and the Pirate crew at the ready, this fifty foot pirate ship complete with 12 cannons, ventures forth to seek sunken treasure. From the sea battle to walking the plank, you will be amazed at this energetic band of pirates captures your imagination transforming you into a pirate.
Pirate Adventures sailing on False Creek in the heart of Vancouver promises non-stop Pirate action with an entertaining, energetic crew for everything from children’s parties to corporate events or come with as a family, all to be Pirates for the day!
What can one expect on this 75 minute epic journey
– An interactive theatre experience
– Learn to and become a pirate
– Discover a secret treasure map
– Attack the evil Pirate “Pete” with our water cannons
– Defend the ship from a mutiny during a sword fight
– Retrieve a sunken treasure of gold and jewels
– Singing a sea shanty, learning to pirate dance and all with a wee bit of grog
Of course, prior to boarding everyone gets transformed into a pirate, gearing up with face painting, pirate fashions and your own pirate name!
Meet Rhythm Gym, the latest fitness activity for children 1-10 years old blends the fundamentals of gymnastics with the hand-held apparatus of rhythmic gymnastics and spices things up with nonstop dance, music, movement and fun!
Started by the mother daughter team that’s behind Adagio Rhythmic Academy, the Premiere Competitive Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in Vancouver, Rhythm Gym was a very natural evolution of their daily work building athletes for life. Adrienne Arnold and daughters Megan Magid and Ashley Lonsdale have inspired thousands of Vancouver girls over the past 25 years through their work as high level rhythmic gymnastics coaches and mentors.
Throughout those years, and especially most recently, they have noticed that there is a great disparity in body awareness and readiness for sport in many of the gymnastics students that came to them at a young age. They saw that a kids program that focuses on establishing body and spatial awareness, strength, coordination, dexterity and overall fitness would be of great benefit to babies, toddlers, preschool and school age children.
Focusing on the important developmental steps leading to the acquisition of lifelong “physical literacy”, this experienced team has developed a refined program that combines basic gymnastics and active movement skills with the manipulation of small hand held apparatus and has added the energetic and fun components of rhythm based movement and dance with great music that will surely unleash the creative spirit in all kids. The founding threesome all agree “Inspiring and preparing young kids for a healthy and enjoyable future where the concept of lifelong fitness comes naturally” is what Rhythm Gym is all about!
Rhythm Gym’s open, bright, kid-centric Vancouver studio is located directly across the street from Whole Foods Cambie – we hope to see you there!
Shoreline Actors Academy is an integral part of Shoreline Studios, Canada’s longest running casting facility and a staple in the Vancouver film and television industry. With a state of the art digital studio, we are favoured for our friendly staff and welcoming environment, bringing professionalism in an easy and stress-free environment. At SHORELINE ACTORS’ ACADEMY, we are passionate and pragmatic idealists. We believe that our work makes the world a better place. Actors are asked to walk in another’s shoes and to understand human behaviour. In doing this, we learn compassion.
Compassion gives us the Courage to be ourselves while understanding that others must be themselves. We believe that a Commitment to that understanding will translate to all areas of an artist’s life.
Compassion, Courage, and Commitment are the values we live by and what we instill in our work and in our students.
Our students are expected to be great. We set the bar high and they are expected to meet or exceed it. We have tremendous pride in our work and the work of our students.
Founded in 1999, the Thunderbirds Track and Field Club began as a community based, grass roots track and field club and has evolved into one of the largest and most well respected track organizations in the country.
We offer year-round training for ages 8 and up in distance running and track and field events. Our objective is to provide high quality coaching for athletes from Junior Development through to elite levels.
New members are always welcome! Annual, seasonal and introductory memberships available. Spring and summer camps are also offered.
2017 Summer Camp Details: http://www.thunderbirdstrack.org/2017-summer-track-and-field-camps/