July 2019 at Place des Arts
Home to our arts community
Happy Canada Day! Will we see you at Coquitlam's Canada Day celebrations today? Make sure to stop by our tent and say hi!

We're gearing up to welcome an abundance of children to our Summer Fun! art camps start tomorrow. If you have a child attending camp, take a look at some tips for parents to make the transition to camp seamless.

Looking for fun, family-friendly activities this month? Mark your calendar for this year's Summer Teen Theatre Troupe's free performances at Town Centre Park. The troupe is starting rehearsals this week on The Windsinger, an all-ages adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest!

Read on for more exciting news about what's happening at Place des Arts this month, including a call for artists for the 30th anniversary of our Positively Petite: Annual Miniature Exhibition and a call for teens to join our 2019/20 Youth Arts Council.

We're also giving you a sneak peek at all the wonderful events, performances and exhibitions we have lined up for next season, so take a look at the new guide and discover all the ways you can engage with us at Place des Arts.

Enjoy these salad days of summer!
Kate Lancaster
Communications Coordinator

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what's on? 
Summer Troupe Presents Live, Family-Friendly Theatre  
Free performances of The Windsinger at Town Centre Park 

Magic! Betrayal! Revenge!
Discover the wonders of live theatre and the genius of Shakespeare through our 2019 Summer Teen Theatre Troupe's free performances of The Windsinger, a family-friendly adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

The Windsinger by Robert Garfat tells the story of The Tempest with a focus on Ariel, the magical sprite who is freed from slavery by the main character Prospero in exchange for Ariel's participation in a scheme to wreak vengeance upon those who have exiled Prospero and his daughter Miranda to a deserted island.

Show Times
Tuesday, July 23: 7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 24: 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 25: 1:00 & 7:00 pm
Friday, July 26: 1:00 & 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 27: 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 28: 1:00 pm

TD Community Plaza at Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Admission is free!
BYO blanket, picnic & sun protection | show goes on, rain or shine!

what's new? 
Our 2019/20 Events Guide is Out! 
Join us for creativity, entertainment and laughter
Humour is part of our everyday lives and these days we need more of it! That's why this season, through several of our events, performances and exhibitions, we will be exploring how humour can ignite a sense of play, reveal truths and help us to overcome hardship.

As a newsletter subscriber, we're happy to give you a sneak peek of our 2019/2020 Events, Performances and Exhibitions Guide so you can find out about all the wonderful activities we have planned for the season. Indeed, there's something for all ages and interests.

You're bound to have a good time at anything listed in the guide, but if you want to have a chuckle, look for the laughing theatre mask icon which indicates the humour-themed activities.

Laughter is the best medicine in the world. ~Milton Berle

get inspired
Congratulations to Our Lidia!
Registration Clerk Celebrates Work-aversary
Congratulations to our own Lidia Kosznik on her anniversary of working at Place des Arts! Many of you will be familiar with lovely Lidia, one of our fabulous registration desk staff. That's because she's been working at Place des Art for a long time . . . a very long time . . . 21 years long, as a matter of fact!

So, for those of you who know Lidia and those who have yet to meet her, we thought we'd share a few insights into her passionate, art-filled life.

Join Place des Arts' Youth Arts Council
Are You in Grades 9-12? 
Get inspired by joining our Youth Arts Council!
Are you passionate about the arts? Are you a teen in grades 9-12? Then apply to join our volunteer Youth Arts Council for the 2019/20 season! You'll meet new people, gain leadership skills, marketing and event planning experience and have fun while making important contributions to the arts in our community.  

The council meets regularly during the school year and plans two annual events for teens.
Click here to fill in and submit the Youth Arts Council application form and upload your résumé.  
Feel free to contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information at volunteer@placedesarts.ca 

Deadline to apply: WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019.
get informed
Call for Artists
Positively Petite: 30th Annual Miniature Exhibition
Artists! Start creating your small and beautiful artworks for our Positively Petite: Annual Miniature Exhibition.
This season marks the 30th anniversary of this much-loved show and we want to make it extra special, so we are expanding the size guidelines to 30 square inches for 2D work and 90 cubic inches for 3D work!
The show runs from November 15 to December 19, with a festive opening reception on Friday, November 15 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. It's a great time of the year for a miniature exhibition, as the lovely artworks are very popular for those on the hunt for unique holiday gifts. All works must conform to the size guidelines and be for sale. 
The application deadline is Monday, September 23, 2019 at 5:00 pm  
 For more information, please contact our Exhibitions Programmer at
604.664.1636 ext. 32 | exhibitions@placedesarts.ca   
Image: Happy Music by Rose Kapp from 2018 miniature exhibition 
Is Your Child Coming to Summer Camp?
Get the info you need for a smooth transition!
Week 1 of our Summer Fun! art camp starts on Tuesday, July 2, and we're excited to welcome your wonderful children to Place des Arts - home to our arts community!

Please review our Behaviour Policy, Info for Parents and FAQ to find all the info you need to ensure your child has a great experience at camp!

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 604.664.1636.
get out in the community
Coquitlam Neighbourhood Nights  
July and August

We're heading out to several of Coquitlam's Neighbourhood Nights in July and August, so make sure to stop by our tent to say hi and do a fun art activity. Here are the locations and dates of the events we're attending.

July 11 - Victoria Park
July 18 - Rochester Field Park
August 1 - Mundy Park
August 8 - Galloway Park
August 15 - Blue Mountain Park

Coquitlam Canada Day 
Town Centre Park July 1, 12:00 - 10:30 pm

Stop by our tent at Coquitlam's Canada Day celebrations for a fun art activity geared towards kids!

Coquitlam's Canada Day celebration has grown to the largest event in the Tri-City area. With a wide range of diverse live entertainment, fireworks, delicious food and fun activities!
Connect with us on social media @pdacoquitlam! 

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