May 2019 at Place des Arts
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Heads up! Registration for our 2019/2020 season opens to the public on Sunday, June 16. Our 2019/2020 Program Guide will be available online by the end of May and in print at the centre by June 16.

Returning Sep-Jun students are provided with an opportunity to register prior to the public registration opening. If you are a returning Sep-June student, you will receive an email today indicating the dates you may re-register for your class or lesson (make sure we have your correct email on file!).

Otherwise, we have lots going on this month at Place des Arts, so read on!

Kate Lancaster
Communications Coordinator

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what's on? 
Come Celebrate our 2019 Scholarship Winners!  
Awards Gala, May 4 from 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Congratulations to the 10 talented and dedicated students who have received scholarships this year!

Please join us to celebrate the students' achievements at our annual Scholarship Awards Gala on Saturday, May 4. Several of our music scholarship recipients will perform for you, and the artwork of our two visual arts winners will be on display.

Admission is free | All welcome

Read about our 2019 scholarship winners here
Art After Dark: Galaxy Edition 
Saturday, May 25 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Place des Arts' Youth Arts Council invites teens ages 13 to 17 (or 18 if still in grade 12) to Art After Dark: Galaxy Edition! At this free night of the arts, you and your friends can explore your artistic and creative interests through a variety of casual, galaxy-themed arts activities:
  • Slime Making
  • Constellation Stencils
  • Hip Hop Dance
In addition to making art, find your way out of an escape room and enjoy free snacks, drinks and music. Come spend your Saturday night chilling with your squad at Art After Dark!

Admission is free | Please register online at or by phone at 604.664.1636.
what's new? 
View Three New Exhibitions This Month 
Opening reception Friday, May 3 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Drop by the opening reception for three new exhibitions: Blending Tradition and Innovation, a group show by the Fraser Valley Chapter of The Federation of Canadian Artists; My Mother's Home, family portraits by Rita Hernandez and Jennifer Sarker; and Connections, watercolour and ink works by Mary Kate Woodward. The exhibitions will be on display until June 1. Come and enjoy fine art, inspiration and a glass of wine!

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Image: Pure Love by Veronica P. Davies - Fraser Valley Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artist

Spring Mini-Session Classes
Adults! Come explore your creativity this spring 
Looking for a quick burst of creativity? We have three short-term visual arts classes for adults (18+) coming up in the near future that will unleash your inner artist!
Introduction to Felting
One-day class on May 30 with Catherine Dumaine 
Basic Mixed Media
4 weeks on Tuesdays, May 7 - 28 with Bernadette Rollin 
Outdoor Acrylics: Landscape Inspirations
One-day class on June 9 with Jane Appleby
get inspired
CYT Presents Dear Edwina Jr.
Two all-ages performances on Saturday, June 1
Our Coquitlam Youth Theatre Company, a performance training company for ages 13 - 17, is busy rehearsing their big year-end show, Dear Edwina Jr. They're excited to perform two, all-ages shows on Saturday, June 1 at 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody.
Dear Edwina Jr. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, from the creators of Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Written in a show-within-a-show format, Dear Edwina Jr. is the perfect girl power musical for a new generation. 
Tickets: Adults $20 | Students $15 available starting today, May 1 at
Dear Edwina Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 
We Have a Winner
Winter Session Survey Prize
Congratulations to Cheryl Fan, whose son took part in our Spring Break Camp, for winning our winter session survey contest!
Cheryl won a $75 Place des Arts gift certificate, and you can too by filling out our class surveys each session when you receive them via email!
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Customer Appreciation Week
Monday, May 13 - Sunday, May 19

We appreciate you; we really do! We want to thank all our current customers* for your support of Place des Arts this season, so we're holding our annual customer appreciation week this month.

If you're at the centre from May 13 - 19, enjoy some drinks and cookies on us, and be sure to enter our raffle to win Place des Arts' gift certificates!

  • First prize: $150 gift certificate
  • Second prize: $100 gift certificate
  • Third prize: $50 gift certificate
*Raffle open to anyone (adult or child) registered in a Place des Arts class or lesson during the 2018/2019 season.

Call for Summer Volunteers
Come help us out at our summer camps!
Do you love the arts and working with kids? We have summer volunteer opportunities!
Come and help us out with our Summer Fun! and ArtReach camps this July and August. We're currently accepting applications from new volunteers and asking interested current volunteers to let us know your availability for summer.

Our summer camps are a great way for school students (ages 15+) to complete required volunteer hours. Adults are welcome to apply as well.

Along with regular camp volunteers, we are also seeking a few people for a specialized volunteer position as a Summer Fun! Student Support Volunteer.

Find out more and apply here
Victoria Day Hours 
Centre closed Monday, May 20
The Victoria Day long weekend is coming up on May 20 and, as with all stat holidays, Place des Arts will be closed. Our regular operating hours  resume on Tuesday, May 21.  
We hope you enjoy the break and get to do something fun and springy!
get out in the community
Family Fun Day at Place Maillardville 
Saturday, May 25 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Our friends at Place Maillardville,  1200 Cartier Avenue, Coquitlam, are hosting a Family Fun Day on May 25th. With performances by Bobs & Lolo and Denis Leclerc, raffle draws and a scavenger hunt, it promises to be a great event for all ages. We'll be there with an arts activity to engage you and your kids!

Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge 
Sunday, May 26 10:00 am -5:00 pm

Opus Art Supplies is holding their 8th annual Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge this month, and the Coquitlam event will take place on the grounds here at Place des Arts!

Opus invites folks of all ages and levels of skill to share their enthusiasm for creativity with their community of artists and neighbours at this fun event.

Find out more and register here
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