Tag Archives: Mount Pleasant Community Centre

Free Puppetry Workshop & Puppet Show In Mount Pleasant

27 Oct

PuppetShowMPNHThe Vancouver Star Theatre is hosting a free puppetry workshop and puppet show for families in Mount Pleasant. The workshop and puppet show will be hosted by two puppet masters. Firstly,  Randi Edmundson who is an experienced puppeteer and drama teacher. She currently teaches theatre classes for Vancouver Performing Stars and Place des Arts. The second puppet master is Kaeden Derksen who is a children’s performer, musician and drama teacher. Kaeden recently spent time in India facilitating intergenerational theatre workshops for seniors and children.

MAKE PUPPETS & TELL STORIES – Sunday, November 1st

Randi Edmundson and Kaeden Derksen are experienced puppeteers and will be leading a free puppetry workshop for children aged 5-8 at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre on Sunday, November 1st. Participants will make their own simple puppets and learn manipulation techniques. They will also have the opportunity to practice their newly learned techniques in front of their class mates.   The workshop runs from 10:45 am to 12:45 pm and registration is required.  Contact the Mount Pleasant Community Centre directly to register.

THE MAIN EVENT – Tuesday, November 10th

Randi and Kaeden will be sharing a free puppet show at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House. We hear that the performance will be zany, interactive and full of surprises. It will also incorporate music as well as stories created by the workshop participants. The puppet show will begin at 4:30pm and run for 30 minutes.  For those wishing to take in this puppet show, you are encouraged to show up early to reserve a seat.

The workshop and puppet show is brought to by the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, the Mount Pleasant Community Centre and the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood Small Grants Program.

Dance Dance Dance Party At Mount Pleasant Community Centre Tuesday Nights

8 Sep

SeftonBillingtonRecordPlayerLadies, do you love to dance? Well then this one is for you. You are invited to come out to Dance Dance Dance Party at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre, 1 Kingsway, on Tuesday, September 8th.  What is it exactly? Dance Dance Dance Party happens at 8:15 pm on Tuesday evenings for one hour. It is billed as “a fun-focused female only free form dance class”. So there is no instructor to keep up with and best of all no judgment, just fun. To add to the fun of the evening, funny lady Sara Bynoe is back as ‘den mother’ for the September classes to help you get your groove on. She might just tickle your funny bone as well, inadvertently, of course. Sara Bynoe if you don’t know her, is the woman behind Say Wha? Deliciously Rotten Readings as well as Teen Angst. So all around, we expect it will be a fun evening. Cost is $7.00 for a drop in, or you can purchase for the 4 sessions in advance at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre. Dancing mandatory, leg warmers optional.

Photo Credit: Sefton Billington

Help Vancouver’s Urban Forest And Plant A Tree

2 Apr

FlowersofAppleTreePasipHelp Vancouver’s urban forest and plant a tree. It’s that easy and Treekeepers makes it affordable as well. TreeKeepers is a non-profit partnership between Tree City and the Environmental Youth Alliance working with the City of Vancouver to grow our urban forest.  Every tree you plant provides ecological, economic and cultural benefits.  David Tracey, Executive Director of Treekeepers states in a recent Vancouver Courier article that “trees provide cleaner air and intercept rainwater so fewer stormwater infrastructures are necessary. He also said trees give us aesthetic pleasure by softening the harsh lines of infrastructure and maintain a thriving biodiversity by providing habitats for birds and insects.”    There are a variety of trees including fruit bearing (apple, plum and fig), flowering and evergreen trees available.  This April you can pick up a tree for the very reasonable price of $10 – $15, but you must pre-order your trees. To pre-order a tree visit Treekeepers.

List of upcoming tree sales in East Vancouver:

 April 11 – Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive 1:00 to 2:30 pm

 April 18 – Slocan Park, 2750 East 29th Avenue, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

 April 18 – Sunset Rink, 390 East 51st Avenue, 2:00 pm  to 3:30 pm

 April 19 – Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street, 10:00 to 11:30 am

 April 22 – Mount Pleasant Community Centre, 1 Kingsway, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Do your part to help create the world’s greenest City and plant a tree.

Photo Credit (Above): Pasi Pitkanen
Photo Credit (Below): Makio Kusaharamaple-leaves-1116091-mHirektasu

Mount Pleasant Park Festival Saturday, July 20th

16 Jul

Mount Pleasant Park

Mount Pleasant Community Centre is hosting a fun family friendly evening at Mount Pleasant Park (16th & Ontario St.) on Saturday, July 20th.  The event will get under way at 6:00 p.m. and include skateboard demonstrations, live entertainment and inflatables. There will be activities for all ages.

At dusk, they will be showing an outdoor movie ‘Despicable Me’ on a 3 story high movie screen.  You are invited to bring your lawn chair, blanket, friends and family.  Some food trucks are planned to be on site for those that get hungry or need a snack.    NOTE: the event is weather permitting. For more information contact: mtpleasantcc@vancouver.ca

%d bloggers like this: