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2017 CHAIR-ity Raffle Winners Announced!

Winners Announced

Congratulations to Laurie W. and Lillian B., this year’s winners in the  2017 CHAIR-ity Raffle. Grand Prize Package winner Laurie W. will be relaxing on the Adirondack Bench painted by Artist Lauren Albrice, enjoying the Arts Club Topdog/Underdog at the Goldcorp State at BMO Theatre Centre, staying overnight at Whistler’s Pan Pacific Mountainside location, enjoying a local… Read more »

2017/18 ACT Presents is now online!

Our 2017-2018 ACT Presents season brochure is now online!

Download your own copy, share it online with friends and family, search for your favorite shows, browse by table of contents, and more.

View-able on desktop and mobile, it’s easier than ever before to enjoy all The ACT Arts Centre has to offer.

SD42 scholarships awarded by
The ACT Arts Centre

The ACT Arts Centre is proud to award five deserving Grade 12 students from School District 42 scholarships of $1,000 each. Scholarships are applicable to any accredited post-secondary institution to support their continued arts education.

Maple Ridge Festival of BC
Audience Choice Winners

Film Audience Choice Winners

We are also very pleased to announce that after three days screening six shorts and six feature films, all made in British Columbia, over 200 votes were cast and the Audience Choice Winners are: The Timekeeper (Short) and Into the Forest (Feature)

Congratulations to The ACT Arts Centre’s Executive and Artistic Director Lindy Sisson!

Lindy won the Non-Profit Leader of the Year Award at Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. (left: Lindy Sisson; right: Kaila Klassen from Chances Maple Ridge) Photo Credit: The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadow News

Continue the giving in 2017

Donations for Friends in Need Food Bank

Satisfy Your Hunger for Something New! Discover new alternative performances and help support our community with a non-perishable food item donation for the Friends In Need food bank. Drop off a non-perishable food item at The ACT Arts Centre during opening hours or during ALT Fest between 7–7:45 pm on February 3-5, 2017. To make a… Read more »

2016/17 ACT Presents Tickets on Sale Now!

Adonis

Welcome to your Arts Home at The ACT Arts Centre! 2016/2017 marks our 14th Season featuring performances from Canada and around the world sharing dance and music from Spain, India and Cuba and in the traditions of blues, jazz, country and Celtic. All this plus your favourite series including Arts Club On Tour, Classical Coffee Concerts, this year programmed in… Read more »

Arts Club ON TOUR

Arts Club ON TOUR is back for another exciting season of live theatre. Subscribe now and save on tickets to the 2016/17 Series. Individual tickets go on sale September 1st at 10am but you can beat the rush by subscribing now. Subscriptions include tickets to three great shows:           Subscription Pricing: $113… Read more »

Call for Nominations

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows

Board of Directors 2016/17 The ACT Arts Council Call for Nominations   Looking to make a difference in your community? Consider joining the ACT Arts Council Board of Directors! The ACT Arts Centre is seeking members to fill vacant positions on its Board of Directors. Terms are for three years. Individuals may submit their own name or… Read more »

A Midsummer Dream Come True!

Cast Member from Emerald Pig's Midsummer Night's Dream

“Bard on the Bandstand is always free, it supports the Friends in Need Food Bank and this year the show is set in 1967 with a live band, hippies and flower children! It’s fabulous!” – Sharon Malone, Director Emerald Pig Theatrical Society is at it again with another free summer performance of a Shakespeare classic. This… Read more »

Music on the Wharf

Concert Band

Music on the Wharf 2016 starts tonight and continues every second Monday through July and August. Celebrate the ninth year of this free (by donation) concert series happening at the Port Haney Wharf. The series is put on by the Maple Ridge Museum & Community Archives, a member of The ACT Arts Centre. This year’s series features: July 11th… Read more »

Thank You Dancers!

The ACT Arts Centre Mainstage

This year we had the pleasure of welcoming amazing dancers of all ages to The ACT Arts Centre through dance competitions and recitals. Thank you to our 2015/16 dance competitions, dance schools and dance recital presenters (in alphabetical order): “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”  ― Friedrich… Read more »

FREE Concert Series – Twilight Tuesday/Pops in the Park

The Maple Ridge Concert Band in Memorial Peace Park

Did you know? The Maple Ridge Concert Band was an integral part of the Bandstand’s construction and the structure itself was designed and engineered by band trombonist Tom Walker. Maple Ridge Concert Band is back again this summer with their annual free concert series. The Twilight Tuesday/Pops in the Park Concert Series starts this week with events on July 5,… Read more »

Shop Feature: Summer Sale!

Lemonni Faux Suede Tote Bag

Don’t miss our summer sale in the Gallery Shop! Until July 29, all Lemonni lunch bags and tote bags are 20% off! Lemonni bags come in a variety of fun, cheery prints, and are the perfect summer accessory for the farmer’s market, the beach, or day trips. Bags are made with either canvas or faux suede,… Read more »

Thank you to the 2015/16 ACT Arts Centre Supporters!

Thank You Sign with Board Members Bob D’Eith and President Korleen Carreras

Donations help support us bring great programming to ACT by offsetting the cost of artist fees, operations and more. Our Arts Angels program has allows patrons who would not otherwise had access to the arts to experience great entertainment and culture at the ACT Arts Centre. Without the assistance of these generous supporters our ACT Arts Centre programming… Read more »

Summer at South Bonson

Child in Arts Camp at South Bonson Community Centre

Looking for arts programs in Pitt Meadows? We have a number of excellent classes and camps at South Bonson Community Centre this summer.   Summer Camps starting soon: Arts – Creative Art & Dance Camp (M-Th 1:00 PM-3:30 PM #216467…… Jul 4-7) Arts – ARTrageous Summer Family Fun (M. Tu. W, Th 1:30 PM-3:00PM #216450 #216451 #216452 #216453……… Read more »

CRE8 Youth Arts Day 2016 Recap

2015/16 Arts Ambassadors

We had a blast last month with all the local youth who attended CRE8 Youth Arts Day 2016. Over 60 participants attended workshops led by Arts Industry experts on topics like: Special FX Makeup, Voice Acting for Cartoons, Calligraphy, Chocolate Art and Chinese Brush Painting. All attendees also became youth members of The ACT Arts Centre. Thanks so… Read more »

Robi Smith Interview

Artist-in-Residence Robi Smith. Photo Credit: Keith Jardine.

Robi Smith, Artist-in-Residence with Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Parks and Leisure Services has some of her work currently on display in The ACT Art Gallery as part of the Confluence exhibition. You can meet all three Artists-in-Residence at the Confluence Artist Talk on Saturday, June 18 from 1-2pm in the Gallery. Read on for the inside scoop… Read more »

Shop Feature: Stinging Nettle Studio Artisan Ceramics

Stinging Nettle Studio Artisan Ceramics

What’s new in the Gallery Shop? Michele Cloghesy’s Homestead Series artisan ceramics are fresh, modern and each piece is one of a kind . Operating as Stinging Nettle Studio, Michele creates versatile pieces in a calming speckled palette of white, yellow, and gray. Perfect for everyday use, these pieces are all handmade. All wares are crafted with… Read more »

Supporter Spotlight: TD Canada Trust

This month our Supporter Spotlight is on TD Canada Trust, who provided funding for our CRE8 Youth Arts Day event during BC Youth Week on May 2, 2016. TD’s belief in Investing in Communities allowed us to engage youth in some amazing workshops with Arts Industry Professionals. Participants were also able to enjoy the Youth Talent… Read more »