News:

bd 2014 poster End of Summer Community Supper and Barn Dance on  Friday, Aug 29!

A fabulous time is in store for those who join us for a great barbecue chicken supper (vegetarian option available) with 2 salads and dessert, followed by an all-ages dance to live music from the North Mountain Ceilidh Band! With foot-stomping music, a caller to lead you through the steps and much laughter promised. It’s a great way to say goodbye to summer friends and welcome the new beginnings of the fall!

Click here to register!

 

 

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Belinda McGuire showing dance work in progress Wednesday, August 27  at 7 pm

One of our core instructors at Dance Summer Dance, Belinda is an international contemporary dance sensation. After studying at Juilliard and working with the José Limón company among many others, Belinda has created a reputation for her passionate and spectacular dance. Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, Belinda will be in residency this fall at the Creek, but you get to have a sneak peek at the work of this extraordinary dancer and choreographer with works in progress in an informal showing on Wednesday, August 27 at 7 pm.

Ross Creek to create magic with kids at Deep Roots and Word on the Street Festivals! 

Ross Creek will be providing exciting and fun art projects with two festivals this September: on Sunday, September  21 we’ll be at Word on the Street in Halifax and on Saturday, September 27, we’ll be at Deep Roots in Wolfville. Come join us as we make magic from music and words!

Hurricane Arthur does some damage

UPDATE: We weren’t hit as hard as some, but still needing some assistance to get some of our infrastructure fixed and replaced – our big tent was damaged (we had taken the legs off and staked it to the ground, but Arthur decided he wanted it in the pond). Our intrepid cast and camp staff helped drag it back from the abyss, but the poles have been bent and we need funds to replace it. Our box office was pushed off its base and sliding too towards the bay, and between a huge number of shingles off the various roofs and the power and phone lines down for  four days, we had extra costs that we weren’t counting on, without reserves. Any help you can give us would be fabulous. We estimate the costs to be approximately $15,000 once all replacements, rentals and repairs are done. To donate, you can click here send a cheque to Box 190, Canning, NS, B0P 1H0, or call in a credit card number to (902) 582-3842 and tell them it is a donation for our Arthur Fund.

We can also use a hand – if you have time and experience that you would like to give, we can always use a par of steady hands! The storm also took a toll on staff and we’re trying to get back to the gardens, the cabin building and other tasks that went by the wayside in the Arthur cleanup:  from box office to building, from gardens to grilled cheese, we are always grateful for assistance. Just give us an email at chris@artscentre.ca and let us know what you would like to do and how much time you have.

Lego Roboto

Our own Lego Robotics Team #FLL won top score and project innovation awards at the recent Provincial championships at Acadia University, and won a spot at the first ever International Open in Toronto in June! They came in the top third of all competitors at that meet, and had a great time meeting young robot engineers and coders from all over the world.  See more here and thanks for the community support! 

Community support and new initiatives

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We are thrilled that Peter Kohler Windows and Entrance Systems is our official supplier for our cabin windows and doors. We are proud to work with this Nova Scotian manufacturer of beautiful and energy efficient products  and to build our community together! @pkwindows.

Ross Creek is grateful to Country Stoves and Sunrooms for their generous support of the Residency program–the farmhouse now has a lovely new wood stove!

Ross Creek is teaching architecture! We have a beautiful exhibit of work by students from our time at Glooscap school,  exploring the world of designing and building environments both personal and communal that are interesting and sustainable.

Ross Creek will be doing an exciting new program for young parents and their children at-risk. Working with whole families, we will be giving free art, theatre and writing classes and providing materials for young parents with their 3-4 year old children. Thanks for the support of the Wellness Initiative Boards for their support (Greenwood and Eastern Kings). 

Artist Residencies

Regular residencies – Deadline September 15 for artists of all disciplines and nationalities.
Click here for details.

 

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