Around Town: Ron Reed awarded, Co:Here supported, Korean insights . . .

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Ron Reed has been awarded the Arts and Faith Award by City in Focus.

Ron Reed has been awarded the Arts and Faith Award by City in Focus. Photo by Emily Cooper.

City in Focus (CIF) has announced that Ron Reed – artistic director and founder of Pacific Theatre – is the 2015 recipient of its Arts and Faith Award. A release stated:

Reed was selected based on his wide range of accomplishments in the field of theatre, including:
● completing a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts
● receiving nominations for 11 Jessie Awards (for the 2014/15 season ), Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Award and Edmonton’s Sterling Award
● winning the Chalmers Canadian Play Award
● producing a series of over 50 written plays
● founding Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre
 
This year could have been something of a letdown for Reed and company. Last summer, while celebrating its 30th birthday, Pacific Theatre took home four Jessie Awards, beating out the likes of Bard on the Beach (three) and Arts Club Theatre (two). All that despite the fact it was the first time Pacific Theatre had competed in the Large Theatre (rather than the Small Theatre) category.
Ron Reed acted in Freud's Last Session this spring. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Ron Reed acted in Freud’s Last Session this spring. Photo by Emily Cooper.

However, Reed’s Arts and Faith Award, and the 11 Jessie nominations (awards will be handed out on the 22nd) have ensured that Reed and Pacific Theatre are having another banner year.

“The 2015 Arts and Faith Award was awarded to an outstanding local treasure, Ron Reed,” says Louise Tischhauser, vice president of City in Focus. “Ron walks nimbly along a tightrope of faith, culture and artistic endeavour to produce wonderful drama. His passion to produce theatre in our midst is extraordinary.”
 
Reed responded, saying:
 
The City in Focus Arts and Faith Award played a significant role in helping underwrite Pacific Theatre’s production of The Whipping Man, which has been honoured with eight Jessie Richardson Award nominations, including one for outstanding production. The arts explore and nourish the human soul. This award is one more tangible expression of CIF’s long legacy of encouraging and supporting the arts in our city.
 
City in Focus will be releasing two additional awards in the fall of 2015 for outstanding achievement in the areas of ‘Works and Faith’ and ‘Compassion and Faith.’
 
Garage sale supports Co:Here Housing
 
co-here1Every year, hundreds of households join in the Great Grandview Garage Sale. Houses between Clark and Nanaimo, north of Broadway offer all kinds of stuff for sale, from “crates of records, dressers overflowing with vintage clothes, toys and books falling off of shelves.”
 
This year – on Saturday (June 20), 10 am – 3 pm – a team from Grandview Calvary Baptist Church will get in on the action, hoping to help the church realize its long-term dream for affordable housing. Grandview member Christina Chiu puts it this way:
 
Grandview Calvary Baptist church has a heart to care for our ‘parish’ or neighbourhood and many people from the church actually live close to the church. Years ago, the idea germinated . . . that we could use the plot of land that we have as a parking lot [at 1st and Victoria] to build affordable housing for the homeless and the poor (those with financial challenges and also marginalized).
 
The dream also hoped that this would be a challenge other churches to do similar creative things to address the relevant social needs of our city (such as homelessness and social isolation) with their parking lots and also for this place to be a sign . . . to not only be housing, but a place people could truly call home because it would be a place of a supportive community of mutuality, love and care because of Jesus.
 
Co:Here is the name for this venture. Go here to find out more about the project and here for details about the sale.
Global Church and Reconciled Korea
One of the North Korean paintings on exhibit at Regent. This is a classic image of "dreams" of ordinary people, only if they could eat well and have freedom to play . . .

One of the North Korean paintings on exhibit at Regent. This is a classic image of “dreams” of ordinary people, only if they could eat well and have freedom to play . . .

“What role does the church play in the global ministry of reconciliation?” That is a large and complex topic, but a committed local group has been asking such questions in a number of settings. An art show and a conference will deal with some of the issues.

A North Korean Art Exhibit at Regent College’s Allison Library (until July 24) and a one-day conference – Global Church and Reconciled Korea – on Saturday (June 20) will “bring the local church in BC together for a better understanding of the divided peninsula and of God’s ongoing work of reconciliation.”

June 18, 2015

#22Days: Ringing the Church Bell – June 18, 2015 - June 21, 2015 at All Day
Double Doors 3 – June 18, 2015 - June 21, 2015 at All Day
Grandview Co:Here Fundraising Garage Sale June 20th, 2015 – June 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015 at All Day
Samuel's Mantle: It's Entirely Possible – June 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015 at All Day

June 19, 2015

Jazz Festival Noon Hour Concert: Universal Gospel Choir – June 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Couples Night Out with Steve Geyer – June 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
James Krohn: Art and Secularism – June 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
School's Out 2015 – June 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
The Campbell Brothers: A Love Supreme – June 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

June 20, 2015

Conference: Global Church and Reconciled Korea – June 20, 2015 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
God in the Conversation – June 20, 2015 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Grandview Co:Here Fundraising Garage Sale – June 20, 2015 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic – June 20, 2015 at 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Launch of Refugee Hearing Preparation Guide – June 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Strawberry Tea – June 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Chapel Unified – June 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

June 21, 2015

24 Hour Golf-a-Thon Challenge – June 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015 at All Day
Ecumenical Church Service (Point Grey Fiesta) – June 21, 2015 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Jazz Vespers: Marcus Mosely Chorale – June 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Selwyn College Choir Concert – June 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

June 22, 2015

Jazz Festival Noon Hour Concert: Leora Cashe – June 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Building a Better Brain: Daily Habits That Can Keep You Sharper, Longer – June 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

June 23, 2015

Jazz Festival Noon Hour Concert: Don Stewart – June 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

June 24, 2015

Jazz Festival Noon Hour Concert: Olaf Deshield – June 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

June 25, 2015

Fukushima to Vancouver 2015 – June 25, 2015 at All Day
Invisible Threads: Life Saving Sugihara Visas and the Journey to Vancouver – June 25, 2015 - July 1, 2015 at All Day
L'Arche Vancouver: The Art Together Project – June 25, 2015 - June 29, 2015 at All Day
LTDMinistries Conference – June 25, 2015 - June 27, 2015 at All Day
Jazz Festival Noon Hour Concert: Gospel Giants – June 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jazz Festival Noon Hour Concerts – June 25, 2015 - June 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Everybody Copes: Understanding Addiction – June 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sugihara: Conspiracy of Silence – June 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Stone's Throw Productions: The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare – June 25, 2015 - June 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

June 26, 2015

Jazz Festival Noon Hour Concert: Candus Churchill & Tom Pickett – June 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Clarke Scheibe: Holding on to Wikipedia - the Loss of Comprehension – June 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Son Lux (with Olga Bell) in Association with Blueprint Live – June 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

June 27, 2015

East Side Celebration – June 27, 2015 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Prayer Canada: Gospel Jamboree – June 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leland Klassen – June 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

June 28, 2015

Carey 2015 Graduation – June 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jazz Vespers: Good Noise Gospel Choir – June 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jazz Vespers: James Standerfer – June 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Prayer Rally for Voices Together – June 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

June 29, 2015

Jazz Festival Noon Hour Concert: Caroline Markos – June 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Faith and Justice Roundtable #6: The World We Want - Social Justice for What? – June 29, 2015 at 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Narcissism: Self-esteem, Self-confidence, Arrogance or More? – June 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Darrell Bock: From Gospel Event to Gospel Text - Orality, Memory and Eyewitness – June 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

June 30, 2015

Jazz Festival Noon Hour Concert: City Soul Choir – June 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

July 1, 2015

Voices Together – July 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Susan Phillips: Cultivating Life Amidst Disordered Attachment & Attachment Disorders – July 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

July 2, 2015

Roger Feldman: Remnant Future - Opening Reception – July 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

July 3, 2015

Chelsea Amber – July 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

July 4, 2015

Songwriter Cafe: Pierce Pettis with Allen Des Noyers – July 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

July 5, 2015

Pierce Pettis, with Allen Des Noyers – July 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

July 6, 2015

Athletes in Action: Cloverdale Mini Dribblers Basketball Camp – July 6, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Athletes in Action: Tsawwassen Alliance Church Soccer Camp – July 6, 2015 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Athletes in Action: Cloverdale Big Shots Basketball Camp – July 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Amanda Russell-Jones: The Outcast's Voice: Josephine Butler and the Sexual Double Standard – July 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Baseball Camp – July 6, 2015 - July 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

July 7, 2015

Experience Regent – July 7, 2015 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kickers Soccer School (Ages 5 - 14) – July 7, 2015 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

July 8, 2015

Joint Missions Convention 2015: Forging Future with Tradition – July 8, 2015 - July 11, 2015 at All Day
Rally for the Living Wage – July 8, 2015 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Metro Vancouver Alliance Film Night Fundraiser – July 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Regen: Helen Burns & Relate Church Band – July 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matt Humphrey: A Pipeline Through Naboth's Vineyard? Theopolitics, the Bible and BC – July 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jazz Evensong: The Tony Foster Trio – July 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Stone's Throw Productions: The Stonewater Rapture by Doug Wright – July 8, 2015 - July 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

July 9, 2015

“I love beer, and by that very fact, the world” – the Humour of Thomas Merton – July 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July 10, 2015

BC Christian Soccer League Finals – July 10, 2015 at All Day
Carolyn Arends and Pierce Pettis – July 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

July 11, 2015

Bruce Hindmarsh & Carolyn Hindmarsh: Summer Prayer Retreat - Exploring Whole-hearted Devotion to God in the Psalms – July 11, 2015 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
A Rocha: Brooksdale Volunteer Day – July 11, 2015 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

July 12, 2015

The Maryland State Boychoir Live in Concert – July 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
A Night of Power Prayer: Praying for the Muslim World – July 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July 13, 2015

Everest Summer Day Camp – July 13, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
A Night of Power Prayer: Praying for the Muslim World – July 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mark Noll: Chaotic Coherence of Sola Scriptura - 500 Years After the Reformation – July 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

July 15, 2015

Regen: Shane Johnston / Worship Central Canada – July 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lynn Cohick: Steadfast in Faith - Women Martyrs in Jewish and Christian Tradition – July 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jazz Evensong: Ray Levesque – July 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

July 16, 2015

Steve Bell & Pierce Pettis Live in Concert at Regent College – July 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

July 17, 2015

BC Christian Ashram Retreat – July 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015 at All Day
Harrison Gospel Chapel Art Exhibit – July 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015 at All Day

July 18, 2015

David Ley: Postmodern Urban Spaces - an Urban Tour – July 18, 2015 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Soccer Skills Camp (ages 5 - 8) – July 18, 2015 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
VCAC Community Day: For the Beauty of the Earth – July 18, 2015 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Soccer Skills Camp (ages 9 - 11) – July 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ICEJ 35th Anniversary Celebration – July 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Singspiration Saturday: VOS Open Choral Session – July 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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