Wednesday, February 27, 2013

HGNO March Break Music Camp

March 11-15 at 42 Scott Street, Brampton. A Higher Ground Neighbourhood Outreach event. A composition, recording and performance training camp. To register, 416-802-7664


Peel Panto Players is also looking for volunteers (16 years+) to help serve the breakfast and clean the table for their fundraising breakfast. Buy a ticket and serve for an hour and support your PPP

Originally published on February 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Fundraiser for Peel Panto Players

Saturday, March 2 from 8-10am. Flapjacks breakfast at Applebees. (Coffee, tea, juice, 3 large pancakes with butter and syrup, bacon). Tickets $10. Now available at 115 Orenda Road. Tuesday Feb 12 and Thursday Feb 14 from 7-9:00pm. Sunday Feb 17 from 1-3:30 pm. (More dates to follow.) Ask for Manja or Crystal in the PPP space.
Come out and support local theatre and get fed!

Originally published on February 13, 2013 at 3:44 PM

UPDATEMakeup seminar originally scheduled for this Saturday Feb 23 is being rescheduled to Saturday March 2nd. So on Saturday March 2nd, Peel Panto Players starts off the day with a fundraising breakfast at Appleby's from 8 am to 10 am (only $10 for pancakes bacon coffee and juice) tickets available at Orenda Road Sunday Feb 24 and Tuesday Feb 26. Following at 11 am is the makeup seminar - learn to SNAZEROO animal faces. $5 to cover materials - but will be refunded if you volunteer to work backstage doing makeup during The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe March 13 to 17 (not required for all shows!)

March ART Break Camp

Presented by Progressive Art for Progressive Kids at Beaux-Arts Brampton,  Visual Arts Camp for Grades 1-8; Full Day and Half Day programs available. Watercolour, acrylic and plasticine painting, drawing in a variety of mediums, gallery visits and lunchtime movies! To Register and for Art Camp Info: 905-460-1606

Originally published on February 13, 2013 at  3:36 PM


Early Registration Special: 5 days ONLY $139!   Music, Dance, Drama & Art combined!!!  "For the Love of It!"  (by March 1st)
FUNtastic Recreational & Educational Programs! Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm, (Regular price $250)  Extra extended care also available. Choose your stay... from 1 hr, 1 day, 1 week!  "Drop-In" available if spaces vacant. Visit or call 905-846-5000 to pre-register
"FREE FOR ALL FRIDAYS" mini-concerts for parents, friends & the community!  (call to reserve a free spot)

Originally published on January 30, 2013 at 11:48 AM
Re=published on Febuary 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM.

New classes and workshops for a new year! is pleased to present new classes in Jan/Feb:
Silk Painting, Mixed Media, Art for Teens and also for pre-teens, T-Shirt painting, Stained Glass Painting, One Stroke classes, and a Writing Critique Group too! To find out more, or to register for any of our upcoming (and affordable!) workshops or classes, please email or visit our website and click on our Calendar of Events.

Originally published on January 23, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Re-published on January 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM, February 13, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Adult Writing Workshop

Saturday February 23, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at 2nd floor, Brampton Library. Taught by BAC member Kimberley Williamson. Whether you are an experienced writer or have always felt it was something you wanted to try, this could be the perfect opportunity to gain insight, new skills & loads of inspiration. Theme: CONFLICT. $15. Sign up? Email or phone 289.233.3943 & please leave a message.

Youth Writers Club Meeting

February 27, 6 – 8 pm at Four Corners Library Branch, 65 Queen St E. Open to secondary school students. This club and it’s monthly meetings are to inspire and enhance the writing skills of aspiring youth writers, to publish selected works, and to learn from special guest authors. 905-793-4636. Registration required. Limited space of 20.  

Looking for donations/loans of artificial trees/shrubs

Peel Panto Players is looking for donations/loans of artificial trees/shrubs.  They will be used on stage in the production of The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe March 14, 15, 16, & 17. If you have some, please either let us know ( or drop off at 115 Orenda Road Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 to 9:00 or Sundays 1:00 to 3:00. Please be clear if donating or loaning. (don't want any mishaps!)


Artist in Residence (AIR) Roster. Deadline: March 1, 5 pm | Fill out the application and email it to with the subject line: Artist Roster AIR Application.

Originally posted on February 13, 2013 at 3:53 PM

A Recipe For A Good Life

BAC member Paulette Murphy and Dawn Friesen’s cookbook A Recipe For A Good Life will no longer be available at Friesen Press; however a good supply of copies.are available. Anyone wishing to purchase the book may call: 905-457-0058 or e-mail Thanks for your support of our project.

Originally posted on February 14, 2013 at 9:42 AM

FEBRUARY FREE youth workshops

FEBRUARY FREE youth workshops schedule for Youth Arts Against Violence, Tuesday – Thursday, 4 – 7 pm. Ages 12 – 24 are welcome. Tuesday is Music Production &/or Step Dance, Wednesday is Photography or Modern Batik, & Thursday is Photoshop or Visual Arts. Friday, 4:30 – 6:30 PM is Drama workshops are at the Eclypse Youth Centre, 60 West Drive, St 101.Please call to register a space. 905-790-7707.

Originally published on January 30, 2013 at 12:04 PM.
Republished on February 13, 2013 at 3:28 PM.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Keep Warm and Look Good!

NEW CLASS JUST ADDED! In honour of our recent snowstorms, we've added a great new workshop - Ruffled Scarf Knitting! Tues, February 19, 7-9pm - $25. Learn how to knit a ruffle scarf. No experienced needed. Bring along size 9 US (5.5) knitting needles and a ball of  Red Heart Sashay yarn, plus a sense of adventure! Email or call 647-761-2247 to register.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

NSAI Meeting

February 19, 7:30 PM. Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Meeting at Brampton Arts Council Office, 24A Alexander St, Entrance is at the back.

Originally published on February 7, 2013 at 10:30 AM


The OSA's 140th Annual Open Juried Exhibition takes place April 2 to 26, 2013 at the John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto. This is an annual exhibition open to all artists. Please encourage your fellow artists to enter. ENTRIES must be delivered by  Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, 6pm.

Chair: Kelly Borgers, OSA

Jurors: Bryce Kanbara (guest juror), Gerald Sevier, OSA, & Maya Foltyn, OSA

Theme: Echo ... In its broadest sense, Echo can be reverberation, repetition, or a
sympathetic response. At the other end of the spectrum, ECHO can be a consequence or a repercussion.

Call for Entry (

Thank you.

Originally posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 10:44 AM
Republished on January 23, 2013 at 11:57 AM, January 30, 2013 at 11:21 AM


MADE BY HAND SHOW is accepting applications to their show April 20, 2013. Find out more info here:

Orginally published on December 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Re-published on Jan 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM, January 23, 2013 at 11:53 AM, January 30 at 11:13 AM.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's concert

February 10, 2013, 3 to 5 PM at Ellen's Bar & Grill, 190 Bovaird Dr West (just West of Main on North side). Come celebrate Valentines with The Mellifluence Trio (BAC member Paul Pacanowski – piano & sax, Will Jarvis – bass, Mike McClelland – drums). Bring your sweetheart, laissez les bon temps rouler to this jazz concert!

New DAYTIME classes

*Music *Dance *Drama *Art subsidized programs.(Bovaird & Airport area) Weekly classes begin Jan 21 call today to reserve your spot! For more details please contact  (647) 338-4502

Originally published on January 23, 2013 at 2:10 PM.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Call for Musicians

Downtown Guelph is seeking submissions from musicians and entertainers interested in performing for our 2013 Noon Hour Concert Series, staged every Friday from June 7th to September 13th in St George's Square. 

 We welcome interest from groups and individuals from all genres of music, and are aiming for talent that is marketable to the global audience present during the noon hour. Additional musicians will be sought this season for Fourth Fridays, a burgeoning Downtown Guelph event which embraces creativity, community and performance on the fourth Friday of each month.

This is an excellent opportunity to participate in highly regarded local events.

Friday Noon Hour Concerts are a long- standing tradition of the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) whose intent is to enliven and pay tribute to our downtown community by showcasing local and regional talent. Artists are chosen by committee and are paid for their performances. Instruments, all sound and technical equipment are the responsibility of the artists. Power and shelter are supplied by the organizer. Each concert is a rain or shine event.

To apply, please submit a demo CD or EPK, or a link to your web page, PLUS a one-sheet biography by March 1st, 2013 to: Sam Jewell. Events Coordinator. Downtown Guelph Business Association, 202-42 Wyndham Street North Guelph, ON N1H 4E6 T:519 836 6144


More congrats to Jade's Hip Hop Academy

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to share some wonderful news and a link to our most recent performance. The Premier of Ontario specifically requested Jade's Hip Hop Academy (JHHA) for his tribute which occurred this past Friday January 25th during the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention at Old Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. The Premier made his request after having seen us perform in 2011 at the BBPA Harry Jerome Awards, when I won the Young Entrepreneur Award and my students performed in the opening Gala number. It was a great honour and 65 JHHA dancers ages 8 to 18 performed in Flash Mob fashion for the Premier and thousands of Ontario Liberals and received a Standing Ovation.

This was one of 4 performances in January for JHHA who completed a 40 minute performance at the Canadian Opera Company Noon Hour Series at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on the 10th, a flash mob at the Toronto International Boat Show on the 12th and  a 20min Theatre production at Dance Weekend'13 at Harbourfront Centre on the 18th. To keep up to date on all of our performances follow us on twitter @jadeshiphopacad. Thank you to all for your continued support!