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Message from the Executive Director
We welcome you from near and far to come and experience what we have in store for our 11th ACT Presents season. Previously we have claimed that The ACT is the place to see the best talent on tour in our region -- and indeed, the BC Touring Council agrees. This past April, it was my great honour to be named BC Presenter of the Year! Our award-winning programming is becoming increasingly popular, demonstrated by the fact that we have patrons coming from as far as Harrison Hot Springs, the Sunshine Coast and even Sumas, Washington to see productions at The ACT!
Our performing arts offerings begin with the amazing Shangri-La Acrobats and we will celebrate The Arts Club Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary with three brilliant touring plays you won't want to miss. New to the season is the introduction of Classical Coffee Concerts on select Wednesday mornings with piano virtuoso Sarah Hagen and guests. Our dance offering this year features iconic Canadian choreographers working with Ballet Kelowna, and music acts will include some joie de vivre with Quebec's internationally recognized Le Vent du Nord. Most of our concerts are great for all ages, but little ones will especially be delighted by the return of Charlotte Diamond on Family Day!
The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council, operators of The ACT Arts Centre, Theatre & Gallery, prides itself on our many community partnerships. This season we are collaborating with the Family Education and Support Centre for Canada CULTURE Day on September 28th to "Celebrate our Cultures" together.
The Arts Council also has a stellar reputation for delivering an incredible array of excellent Arts Programs and gallery exhibitions. The Maple Ridge Art Gallery has also been making the news following a summer long touring exhibit of Lyle Wilson's PAINT at the Bill Reid Gallery! We welcome you to join us for our fun Gallery openings and hope you return again and again.
Everyone is welcome to enjoy The ACT and all the activities and great community events that take place here. If you haven't already, make this year the one to participate in arts programs, take in visual arts or attend a live performance. All of these experiences have been statistically supported to result in better physical and mental health, to make you feel less trapped in a daily routine and to give stronger satisfaction with life. The Arts Council has been part of the community for over 40 years and we believe our mandate to Bring the Arts to the Heart of the Community is part of a healthy lifestyle we hope you will embrace with great satisfaction!
We will see you at The ACT soon, and hopefully often!
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council
& The ACT Arts Centre and Theatre