A Grand European Tour

Are you busy daydreaming about your next vacation? How about exploring the capital cites of Europe in complete luxury from a very unique vantage? Well, we’ve got just the ticket for you. We’re excited to unveil our new  Avalon Waterways European River Cruise raffle—now on sale!

Single tickets are only $20 or increase your odds with 3 tickets for $50! BUY TICKETS

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This raffle is brought to you by Avalon Waterways, one of the world’s leading river cruise companies and part of the Globus family of brands. Avalon sails on some of the most iconic rivers throughout the world, and the lucky winner of this raffle can choose a 7-night itinerary from among its collection of European cruises. All the river cruise tours are designed to highlight Europe’s extraordinary citiesthat are rich in history and built on Europe’s legendary waterways.

Imagine floating down the Seine and taking in the lights of Paris, or perhaps sailing by tulip fields and windmills on a Tulip Time cruise through Holland, or docking in the very heart of eclectic Budapest.

Enjoy the comfort and elegance of a spacious stateroom with an 11-foot wall-to-wall window that opens a full 7-feet to provide you with roomy Open-Air Balcony®  and an unobstructed view of hilltop castles, Roman ruins, lush vineyards, and quaint medieval villages. The intimate size of the ships means that you will share the experience with a small group of like-minded travellers.

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A few sample itineraries:

  • Romantic Rhine - cruise from Zurich to Amsterdam on the picturesque Rhine River and explore the majestic Gothic Cathedral and ruins of Heidelberg Castle.
  • Legendary Danube - discover the historic route from Prague to Budapest with guided tours of Prague, Nuremberg, Regensburg, and Vienna.
  • Seductive Seine - see architectural marvels such as the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame cathedral and take in the famous Rive Gauche (Left Bank), one of the most romantic districts in Paris. This is an ideal trip for art, history, and wine lovers.

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The grand prize trip for two includes:

  • Economy round trip flights from Vancouver to Europe
  • 7-Night deluxe cruise in an outside stateroom
  • Daily gourmet meals while cruising
  • Access to travel experts to plan sightseeing adventures
  • All applicable taxes and fees included

The grand prize will be drawn on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

For more info on Avalon Waterways European River cruises and other destinations, please check out the Avalon website. Raffle tickets are available at artsclub.com.

This is an Arts Club fundraising initiative brought to you in partnership with Avalon Waterways and Travel TST. Click here for Rules and Regulations.

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A revolutionary glamourama

Last night was the opening for Blue Box, and Carmen Aguirre kept the audience captivated with an engaging performance of her heart-stopping true tale. Wouldn’t you know that it was also Carmen’s birthday? What better way to celebrate that with a successful opening night and a cream puff. Congratulations Carmen! Enjoy a few photos from the festivities below and for the full gallery, click here. All photos by Megan Verhey.


Arts Club’s Bill Millerd and the birthday girl, Blue Box‘s Carmen Aguirre


Blue Box‘s sound designer Joelysa Pankanea with her friend


Neworld Theatre’s Kirsty Munro and Carmen Aguirre


Revue Stage technician Garreth Lau flanked by Blue Box‘s apprentice stage manager Tanya Schaerzle (right) and stage manager Anne Taylor (left)


Arts Club’s Bryan Woo, Jaime Fletcher, Nick Seliwoniuk, and Peter Cathie White

Blue Box is now playing at the Revue Stage until November 1! Tickets starts at just $25 and are available online.

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BLUE BOX opens tonight!

Blue Box officially opens tonight at the Revue Stage! Based on writer and performer Carmen Aguirre’s remarkable life, Blue Box is a no-holds-barred tale of terror and romance that takes you from the Chilean resistance movement to a passionate affair with a Hollywood TV star.

Happy opening night to Carmen, and the rest of the Blue Box teamHave a fantastic run!

Check out the show trailer and our interview with Carmen Aguirre:

Don’t miss this funny, sensual, and moving story, now playing at the Revue Stage! Tickets start at just $25.

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