Perspectives on the Solstice
Summer Solstice is a significant day for many cultures worldwide, and for the planet itself! Celebrate and learn about solstice with a 19+ summer kick-off party filled with activities, traditional storytelling, Star Theatre shows, and so much more. at the Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (Museum of Vancouver, Jun. 21)

Welcoming the Sun, A Celebration of Indigenous Arts & Culture This annual event held at the historic Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston is a celebration timed with National Indigenous Peoples Day and the summer solstice (Jun. 21). Performances, story-telling, workshops, demos, food, and activities for all ages will be presented in partnership with Connections Community Services Centre (Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Richmond, Jun. 22)

Psychology and Allegory for the Victorians in "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" Richard Bergen will discuss allegory and space in Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Roedde House Museum, Vancouver, Jun. 26)

Canada Day Parade Join Latincouver for a community celebration right after the end of the parade on the stage at Ron Basford Park. It includes remarks by local First Nations members and a Federal Minister, the National Anthem, and the cutting of the Canada Day cake (Granville Island, Jul. 1)

Latin American Film Night Latincouver, in partnership with the Vancouver International Film Festival, presents two films that represent diverse culture and heritage. Rio Samaya Band will play an acoustic set of authentic rhythms from Central and South America, and Chilean empanadas will be served (Vancity Theatre, Vancouver, Jul. 2)

Travelling Back to our Afro-Latin Roots An evening to learn about Afro – Latin American Roots with presentations and performances with headliner Axe Capoeira ((Robson Square, Vancouver, Jul. 3)

Carnaval del Sol A celebration of the diversity and dynamism of Latin American culture, Carnaval del Sol features an incredible array of music, dance, visual art, sports, and culinary delights. The 2019 edition of this family-friendly event boasts more than 450 artists, who have come from around the world to entertain the masses at the Carnaval’s main stage and plazas (Concord Pacific Place, Vancouver, Jul. 6 & 7)

Foundations of the Jewish Community in Gastown & Strathcona is a walking tour presented by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation. Strathcona and Gastown contain some of the oldest homes and commercial buildings in the city and were where many immigrant communities got their start, including Vancouver’s Jewish community. Hear about the men and women who made a new home here, started businesses and laid the foundations of a tight-knit community. (Strathcona Neighbourhood, Vancouver, Jul. 14)

News & Announcements

Latin American Week in Vancouver Latincouver is proud to once again bring the biggest Latin festival in the Pacific Northwest including live music, art, dance, sports, and fantastic food! Cultural events include an art exhibit, Fiesta Blanca Cruise, Canada Day Parade, Film Night, Afro-Latin American Roots evening, Flamenco Tango Night and culminating with Vancouver’s Carnaval del Sol Festival (Various Vancouver venues, Jun. 27-Jul. 7)

Firehall Arts Centre announces 2019-2020 The Firehall has put together a season jam-packed with performances by diverse talented artists - plays and dance works that will stimulate discussion, tears and laughter and is built through strong partnerships with many of B.C. ‘s professional arts organizations. Early bird season passes are on sale now with single tickets on sale, July 1, 2019.

The ACT Arts Centre has launched its 2019/2020 ACT Presents Season, its 17th and largest to date. The new season offers 50 must-experience presentations beginning in September, through May 2020, covering a variety of genres, including Theatre, Dance, all styles of Music, Holiday and Family programming, Variety acts and Film (Maple Ridge) 

The Government of Canada Invests in Infrastructure and Accessibility Upgrades at the Kay Meek Arts Centre



Indigenous Culture Conversation (3 part series) with Brandon Gabriel
The Burnaby Arts Council are hosting a 3 part conversation featuring Kwelexwecten – Brandon Gabriel. The purpose is to engage the broader community with educational content focused on contemporary and historical issues focused on local and global Indigenous peoples.
Jun. 22: Indigenous Artistic Resurgence in BC 
Free Admission
(Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby)

Arts BC’s 2019 Conference: New Voices. Fresh Thinking. Arts BC is heading to Kelowna this year to celebrate its 40th anniversary (Kelowna, Oct. 17-19)

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