Tuesday, June 26, 2012

NSAI Meeting

June 26 - 7:30 PM.  in the Brampton Arts Council Building, 24A Alexander St (behind high school in parking lot area, go to the back porch door of the building). LAST MEETING UNTIL SEPTEMBER. Meeting Agenda:. NSAI will be doing a creative exercise to give you a new way to come up with song ideas. Please bring a pen & paper for this exercise. There will also be song evaluations. Please bring a song with 10-15 copies of the lyric. Play your song live or bring a CD. http://www.nsaitoronto.com/

Brampton Folk Club Meeting

July 9, 7 - 9 PM.  Library Meeting Room (Lower Level), Brampton Civic Centre. Bring your instrument! The atmosphere is informal and relaxed. http://bramptonfolk.ca/    

HGNO Composition and Recording Camp

Begins July 2. Higher Ground Neighbourhood Outreach’s summer Composition and Recording Camp is ready to go. Executive Director Carl Merenick invites you to think about getting involved with this great community event either as a participant, volunteer, or passionately sharing the good news to someone who needs to hear about this event. Participants will have  the opportunity to do a final performance in Rose Theater Garden Square on July 20.  Visit www.hgno.org for more.

Originally published on June 11, 2012 at 3:40 PM
Republished on June 18, 2012 at 2:32 pm; June 23, 2:30 PM


S U M M E R  C A M P- (as low as $120 weekly!) A combination of Music, Dance, Drama & Art! FUNtastic Educational Affordable Programs! Experienced teachers. Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm. Extra extended care also available upon request.  Choose your stay... from 1 hr, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month.  "Drop-In" available if spaces vacant.  Visit  www.SynergyPerformingArtsAcademy.ca or call (905) 846-5000 to pre-register by phone and save a spot!  Friday mini-concerts for parents, friends & the community!  Call to reserve a free spot.

Originally publlished May 16, 2012 on 4:43 pm
Republished on June 18, 2012 on 2:27 pm; June 23, 2:30 PM


At theartworkshop.ca. The Art Workshop is a great little studio space that offers ongoing classes and workshops, designed to bring out the creative beast in you! Meet like-minded clever folks, relax, unwind, de-stress and it's all affordable and all-inclusive too. We provide you the opportunity to try out a craft or skill, we'll provide the instruction and all materials, and you get to learn in a small, low teacher-to-student ratio and have some fun too! Presented by the Brampton Art Fair.

Originally published at 3:31 PM, June 11, 2012.
Republished on June 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm; June 23 at 2:28 PM

Monday, June 18, 2012

Local author wins Arthur Ellis award

Pictured here: Well-known
Canadian mystery writer
Mary Jane Maffini with
Arthur Ellis award
winner, Cathy Astolfo

More congratulations go out to BAC member Cathy Astolfo for being the recipient of the national Arthur Ellis Award and her work “What Kelly Did”. When receiving the award, Cathy had this to say when receiving her award: “Thank-you to NorthWord Magazine for giving my story a home. To the ...  judges for picking mine from all the fabulous stories on the final list.To my family, friends, and Crime Writers of Canada colleagues, I wouldn’t be standing here if it weren’t for you, especially my husband Vince. This story is about a teacher and a child, so I dedicate my award to all teachers and to the children who have made my life spectacular.”

North of 49 gig

BAC member Dan McVeigh’s band North of 49 performs in Brampton on June 29  at the Ivy Bridge Pub. For more information and other concerts, visit  http://www.danmcveigh.com/     

Monday, June 11, 2012


Congratulations goes out to Jade Jager-Clark and her latest work. When asked to choreograph a dance in order to help one man propose to his girlfriend last weekend at Square One in Mississauga. Check out the crowd and dancing here: http://youtu.be/2No207o4vnw. For any commercial or production, call Jade @647-393-6396

Congrats also goes to

BAC member Derek C Wicks received the honour of Odo-Medonte Chamber of Commerce Artist of the Year. Derek congratulates the other nominee's and gives special thanks to Members of Parliament, Bruce Stanton and Garfield Dunlop for their wonderful letters and the certificate from the House of Commons  ”It is always nice to be recognized.”

Yet more good news...

We give proper respect to Cathy Astolfo and the recent honour of being shortlisted for the national Arthur Ellis award and her work “What Kelly Did”.