The Arts Club’s river cruise raffle is back!

raffleThe Arts Club is pleased to announce the return of our river cruise raffle—featuring the trip of a lifetime from Avalon Waterways! For only $20 (or 3 tickets for $50), you and a guest could win airfare and a seven day trip on a river cruise down one of Europe’s picturesque rivers. Glide past imposing medieval castles, lush riverbank vineyards, and remarkable ancient wonders. Every gentle bend of the river reveals another fascinating sight as your luxurious river cruise ship winds its way through scenic landscapes, delivering you right to where many of Europe’s most celebrated cities were born.

Raffle prize trip includes:

  • Round trip flight from Vancouver to Europe
  • 7-Night deluxe Avalon Waterways European cruise in an outside stateroom
  • Daily meals while cruising
  • All applicable taxes and fees included

This is an Arts Club fundraiser and all proceeds from the raffle support staging our productions.

To purchase a raffle ticket—and a chance to take the trip you’ll never forget—visit our website  or call 604.687.1644 today! Tickets are also available pre-show in the lobby at all Arts Club productions until March.

The draw will take place on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 4:30 PM

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Big week at the new BMO Theatre Centre

Last week was full of celebrations at the new BMO Theatre Centre! On November 30, we hosted a gala with Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival to toast the public and private funders who supported this immense undertaking. Their contributions will help realize new artistic and educational opportunities for Arts Club, Bard on the Beach, and community arts organizations. Cheers to that!

December 2 then marked the media opening of Peter and the Starcatcher,  the first production to tread the boards of the new Goldcorp Stage. This imaginative, inventive show embodies the spirit of theatre and the power of collective, creative aspirations. A perfect programming match for the BMO Theatre Centre launch! Click HERE for the full opening night photo album.

All photos by Mark Halliday

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The BMO Theatre Centre gala began with an official toast to all of our supporters!

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Christopher Gaze and Bill Millerd’s enthusiastic kick-off to the evening’s festivities

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Veda Hille performs a gorgeous song from the upcoming new musical Onegin, created with her collaborator Amiel Gladstone

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BMO Bank of Montreal’s Mike Bonner (C) with Christopher Gaze (L) and Bill Millerd (R)

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Goldcorp’s Christine Marks celebrates the new stage with Christopher Gaze and Bill Millerd

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BMO Theatre Centre Project Manager, Stan Hamilton, surrounded by his family

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Arts Club’s Kathy MacKenzie (L) with Industrial Alliance’s Azmina Karim-Bondy

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The beautiful new BMO Theatre Centre shining bright on opening night!


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The holiday season officially started on opening night of A Christmas Story, The Musical. After the performance, donors, subscribers, and the media all gathered to toast this festive production full of cheery songs and snappy tap-dancing. Click HERE for the full photo album. All photos by Mark Halliday.

A Christmas Story, The Musical is now playing at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until December 27.

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Jordyn Bennet (Esther Jane) receiving beautiful flowers from her parents Wayne and Natalie.

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A Christmas Story, The Musical‘s Duff MacDonald, Graham Coffeng, and Katie Murphy.

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Cameron Andres’ #1 fan: CBC Radio-Canada Phare Ouest Host, Marie Villeneuve (L). Thanks to Caroline Gascon and her family for joining in the fun!

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Meghan Gardiner (Mom) and husband, actor Todd Thomson.

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Sara-Jeanne Hosie (Miss Shields) and Valin Shinyei (Ralphie) all cleaned-up after their amazing song and dance numbers.

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Matt Palmer (The Old Man) and Duff MacDonald (Narrator).

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