It’s summer! The weather is great and it’s time to head outdoors. There is so much to do. Where do we start? OK here goes. Come out and celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday at one of the largest Canada Celebrations in the country July 1, at the Bill Read Amphitheatre, 176 St & 64 Ave., featuring Canadian performers including rock band Hedley, amusement rides, interactive games, a zip line and a fireworks finale”, recreation, food and best of all, fireworks!

Still in July is Fusion Festival: the Ultimate Weekend Destination on July 22 & 23rd at Holland Park, 102 Ave. and King George Blvd. Come out and enjoy yourself in the best community celebration of cultures, foods and entertainment on the Canada 150 stage showcasing Indigenous, Francophone and local Canadian talent, and over 35+ interactive pavilions. This free family event features various cultural performances, including 2017 headliner Nelly Furtado. But especially come to visit us at Canada Pavilion and join the merriment of the free hourly give away!

From June 23 – August 26, ARTS 2017 Juried Exhibition reflecting upon Canada – now and in the future is on display at Surrey Arts Centre Gallery, 13750 – 88th Avenue.

The Arts Council Gallery at the Newton Cultural Centre, we have two months of art to tell you about. In July, Caesar Hujun’s show “Canada Face” and Nino Dobrosavljevic’s show “Tribute To Brushes” will be on display July 2 – 31. Artist Reception Saturday, July 8th, 1 – 3 pm The August show, “Imaginative Florals & Timeless Treasurers” featuring artists Gail Hall, Jane Saborio, and Ellie Hanson. Their works will be on display from August 1 – 29, and opening reception on Saturday, August 12, 1 – 3 pm.

The next general meeting is September 12. Enjoy your summer and when we come back together in September be prepared to tell all the other groups, members the wonderful adventures you had.

Happy Summer!

ACS President