Arts Council Membership
The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley exists to enhance the quality of life in our community by promoting the arts. This is accomplished through:
Arts Education and Information
Provision & support of quality programming, services and events in all facets of the arts
Participation in the preservation, planning and development of cultural facilities and institutions.
Contributing to the development of cultural policies at the local, regional, provincial and national levels.
BC Arts Councils
The Province of BC
City Of Port Alberni
93.3 The Peak Radio
Jamie Collins Legacy Fund / Arrowvale Campground & Cottages
AV Community Foundation
AV Newspaper - Black Press
Business for The Arts
The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley acknowledges both, the generous Financial &
In-Kind Support from the following Sponsors.
Alberni Valley News
Arrowvale Campground through Jamie Collins Legend & Legacy Fund
93.3 The Peak Radio
The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley would like to thank and Acknowledge the Financial Support of the following Donors:
The BC Arts Council
The Province of British Columbia
The City of Port Alberni
100+ Women Who Care
Thank you for your continued support!
Groups and Organizations
The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley would like to thank and Acknowledge the Support of the following Groups and Organizations:
AV Photo Club
There are two meetings a month the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month
Location: North Island College, Room S103
Time: 7.00 pm
tel: +1 855 755 0566
Astrid Johnston: Creative Director
Gift Gallery: Open On Line and On Location
DRAW Gallery's 'Gallery Beyond Walls' offers Contemporary Canadian Westcoast Art in an intimate setting celebrating the diversity and talent of local and regional artists.
Our Gallery & Shop, 'Gallery Beyond Walls' holds all the News, Shows and Art works over time. We invite you to visit, explore and discover - Online or on Location.
Call or email to enquire!
We are located in the Dynamic Alberni Valley
4529 Melrose Street & 8th Avenue
British Columbia, Canada
Open 12 - 5 pm
Tuesday thru Friday
and by Appointment, too!
Stages Youth Theatre
4904 Argyle street
Port Alberni, British Columbia
STAGES Youth Theatre for ages 4 and up. Created by Teresa Drew and Wendy Karpuik Taught by Teresa Drew, Naomi Boutwell, Carrera Schroeder, and NEW this September 2018, to our regular classes and Company Two Class Nicole Saugstad Gain experience in acting, costume design, memorization, set design, script writing, and much more through the production of three plays per year at the Capitol Theatre.
Come have fun with our regular weekly classes taught by Nicole Saugstad on Monday and Tuesday, or if you are looking for something a bit more challenging, you could audition for our Company Two class also taught by Nicole Saugstad. This class is a bit more challenging and is expected to help crew the Company One production every Spring. Company Two and the regular classes act in two shows per year; The Works, a variety style show produced every December and our Big Spring Production every June.
For those students really interested in the theatre arts we offer our Company One Classes taught by Naomi Boutwell. Students must audition in late August/Early September to get into this class. These classes are held hourly twice a week to start, with the classes getting longer as we get closer to the one big show in the early spring. Students learn stagecraft like lights and sound as well as character work. There is a huge time commitment expected of these students as well as an expectation that they work hard at home to learn their lines and do assigned homework. This class is a lot of work, but there is a lot to be proud of as well when we present our work to the public in April/May.
Students in the Company One class are also expected to crew the regular class shows in December and June
Students that participate in STAGES Youth Theatre and, more importantly, move into STAGES Company One class often find themselves pursuing post-secondary education in the theatre arts. STAGES Youth Theatre teaches them all that they need to know to be quickly accepted into the arts school, college theatre program, or university theatre program of their choosing.
4815 Argyle Street
Port Alberni, V9Y 1V9
THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY
Upscale Licensed Lounge
Accommodation - Mixed Dorm-style Hostel
Private Rentals, Live Concert Hall
Library, Board Games, Free WiFi
"Friendly Dog" Friendly
Kids accompanied by parent or guardian until 10pm
Open 365+ days a year
At Char's Landing Public House your options are wide open! You can sit on the patio with friends while sipping on your favourite beverage - whether it's Misty Ridge Coffee, Tea, wine, beer or spirits.
Bring a board game, or check out Char's Aft Lounge library for a good read.
Step inside to watch TV or to listen to some tunes on Char's Big Sound TV. Bring your own food, or you can even order in your favourite pizza or Chinese food!
Because, at Char's Landing -
It's all about Being Social!
And don't forget to watch the Calendar for our Concerts and Special Theme Nights
Alberni Craft Fair Association
Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4J1 Canada
Think of Alberni Valley Craft Fair Association when you are in the pursuit of Art & Cultural Organizations in Port Alberni, BC or area. Alberni Valley Craft Fair Association sited in Port Alberni, BC can offer you with the best of Art & Cultural Organizations. Reach out to Alberni Valley Craft Fair Association to discover more about us and Art & Cultural Organizations within Port Alberni.
Torchbearers Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
Beta Sigma Phi is primarily a social and cultural organization that incorporates service as part of its activities. The motto for Beta Sigma Phi is Life, Learning and Friendship. Service is done locally and internationally and is a tribute to the character of the members. The cultural programs are important in Beta Sigma Phi. They are the basic element of the organization. Through these programs each member is encouraged to grow personally, while at the same time participating in the growth of her sisters. They are designed to broaden personal knowledge and understanding of self, friends, and the world. As a member of Beta Sigma Phi it is in our nature not only to give the best that is in us to ourselves and our sorority, but to give the best that is in us to our world.
100+ Women Who Care
A GIVING CIRCLE
100 Women Who Care is based on a simple principle that together we can do more. We want to gather with other women who want to help charities in our community.
HOW IT WORKS
Our members meet for a maximum of one hour, four times a year. Members can nominate a charity of their choice. Once the charity has been qualified it will be added to the "Charity Basket". At the beginning of every meeting, three charities will be chosen. The member who nominated the charity will then give a five-minute presentation on why she thinks this charity should receive the funds from the group. At the end of the three presentations, our members will cast a secret ballot for their choice of charity. The charity who receives the most votes will be awarded the members' funds. Each member writes a cheque to the charity for $100, which translate into $10,000 or more. The selected charity will then send out individual tax receipts to each member. It's that simple and that powerful! BECOME A MEMBER
Inspired by the 100+ Women Who Care chapters from other communities on Vancouver Island (Oceanside, Nanaimo & Ladysmith) We also saw a need in our own community.
100 Women Who Care was started in 2006 and now approximately 400 Chapters are giving back to their communities across North America. For more information on the origins please visit the 100 Who Care Alliance
Tsawaayuus (Rainbow Gardens)
Contact: Westcoast Native Health Care Society
Tsawaayuus (Rainbow Gardens)
6151 Russell Place
Port Alberni BC V9Y 7W3
Tsawaayuus is a Multi-level Care Facility licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act.
Tsawaayuus is operated under the direction of the Westcoast Native Health Care Society and contracts with the Ministry of Health to provide service under the Continuing Care Facility Act. Funding is received from the Provincial Ministry of Health.
Your Help is Needed! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in all of our activities for the benefit of Residents at Tsawaayuus. We always need more volunteers.
We have had great success fund-raising for items such as a Blanket Warmer and a Wheelchair Accessible Van. We are continually planning projects, which will increase the quality of life for Residents. Every donation of resource, including your time is always appreciated.
Applying for Admission to Tsawaayuus: The Ministry of Health, Continuing Care Division, must be contacted to obtain admission to Tsawaayuus. Families or individuals request an assessment through the Vancouver Island Health Authority Continuing Care Division by a nurse who works out of their local Health Unit. Tribal Council or Band Community Health Nurses may assess individuals living on reserve. Once assessed, individuals are wait-listed until a bed becomes available. Individuals or families interested in touring the facility are welcome. Please call and make arrangements.
A variety of services are provided in-house:
Professional Nursing care 24 hours/day
Direct personal care
Therapeutic nutritional care
Gift Shop operated by the Auxiliary
Wheelchair accessible bus