July 2020 at Place des Arts
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Happy Canada Day! The 12th annual Coquitlam Canada Day celebration will be broadcast at coquitlam.ca/canadaday .

Enjoy the festivities from the comfort of your own home. We have a pre-recorded segment that will air that is an at-home Canada-themed craft. The broadcast is from noon to 7 pm and will stay up u ntil July 5. RSVP to the Facebook Event.  

We're happy to announce Place des Arts is open as of June 29. We have been working hard to create proper procedures to ensure the safety of our clients, staff, instructors and students! Find out more about our reopening and Safety Plan below.

This July 6, our Summer Camp begins! We are excited to have campers in our facility and learning from home. If you haven't picked up your supply kits for our online camp, you still have time!

We are also open for registration for our summer private music lessons and online dance classes.

We hope you are having a happy Summer!
Aurora van Roon
Communications Coordinator
what's on?
Rehearsals Start for our Summer Teen Theatre Troupe!
On June 30, 11 talented young actors as part of our Summer Teen Theatre Troupe will dive into the world of JM Barrie’s Peter Pan.

Lead by professional director Jessica Anne Nelson the actors will adapt the story to current world events, using the COVID-19 world pandemic as a backdrop.

The premiere will be on September 4 at 6 pm.
what's new?
Place des Arts is open as of June 29! Find out all the detail here.
From June 29 to September 7 , visits to our facility will be limited to:
  • Inquiries/registrations for our programs at the registration desk.
  • Visits to the Artisan Shop. Note: Patrons are encouraged to call ahead for an appointment at 604-664-1636 ext 0 or email info@placedesarts.ca.
  • Registered students participating in in-person camps and programs.

The health and safety of our community is our priority. To ensure a welcoming and comfortable environment, we have developed our  COVID-19 Safety Plan  following Education, Recreation, Museum/Gallery protocols as per BC Ministry of Health, Public Health Authorities, WorkSafe BC, the BC Ministry of Education and BC Parks and Recreation Association.  

You can find out more about our 2-stage re-opening plan and safety information here. See the sign we will be putting up at our facility to help guide patrons below!

As always, we welcome your  feedback .
get inspired
Oh, What a Lovely War! 2.0 is up on YouTube
If you missed the premiere, please take the time to view the Coquitlam Youth Theatre year-end showcase, Oh What a Lovely War! 2.0

What happens when you take a two-and-a-half-hour comedy musical about World War One performed by clowns and plonk it in the middle of a worldwide pandemic? You get a heartfelt reflection on the tragedies of war and the resilience of the human spirit during unprecedented times. 

View the video here! Learn more about how director Seamus Fera pivoted the production to respond to COVID-19 here .

Please consider donating $5 or $10 to help support Place des Arts’ youth programming!
get informed
Is your child attending our Summer Camp?
Our first week of in-person and online camps begins on Monday, July 6. We're so excited to be up and running, but before you get here, please read the information below so you can have a safe experience!

For In-Person Camps: Please review our Summer Fun! Safety Plan. Parents/guardians, you will be contacted with more details on the drop-off and pick-up procedures. Read our Happy Camper Checklist to ensure your child is ready for the first day of camp! This checklist will be reviewed with you every day of the week before your child enters the facility.

For Online Camps: Review our Helpful Tips for Online Classes and Lessons before your first day of camp. If you haven't picked up your supply kit, drop by our facility during our hours of operation before your first class.
what's funny?

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

Oscar Wilde (1854- 1900)
Irish Poet and Playwright