Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

The deadline of December 3, 2012 for submitting nominations for the 2013 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts is fast approaching. Don’t wait – nominate an artist or arts organization that deserves to be in the spotlight. Help us spread the word – let’s recognize our artists and arts organizations for their leadership, innovation, creativity and talent. 

Steve Wilson in Miami

If you know someone in the Miami Area please forward Steve Wilson’s (SCA, CFS) image to them. He will have 3 pieces at the Miami RED DOT Art Fair Dec 5th - 9th located in the Wynwood Art District, 3011 NE 1st Avenue, Miami. Drop by and check out his work, spread the word. this piece call "GENESIS" is his newest piece and will be on display there.
Nov 30. BAC member Dan McVeigh performs his one man band show at Ivy Bridge. Check out for more dates and shows.

Originally published on November 22, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Youth Writers Club Meeting

November 28 at Four Corners Brampton Library Branch, 65 Queen St E. Open to secondary school students. This club and its monthly meetings are to inspire and enhance the writing skills of aspiring youth writers, to publish selected works, and to learn from special guest authors. 905-793-4636. Registration required. Limited space of 20.  

Originally published on Nov 22, 2012 at 11:11 AM


Dec 5, 6 – 9 PM. Winter Wonderland. A CALL FOR ARTISTS in this community event. This City of Brampton event is looking for Carolers to walk around the park and perform Christmas carols in costume during the Winter Wonderland. This is a volunteer performance with wonderful exposure. Please contact Jodi Bowering 905-458-6555 ext 63705 or

Originally published on Nov 1, 2012; 11:05 AM 
Republished on November 15, 2012 at 1:08 PM, November 22, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Rock School Singing To Support Music Therapy

November 20, 2012 – Brampton, Ontario

Christmas Album: “The Rock School Christmas 2012”
“Music therapy is the use of music to promote, maintain and restore psychological, physical, emotional and
spiritual health,” says Alicia Leon, SickKids Foundation.
The Rock School’s Co-owner Andrea Gavrilovic has always shared her experience and admiration about
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) with students and their families, only to realize that there are
many families that share their own touching stories and experiences at this amazing hospital. “I love
Christmas and I’m passionate about music,” says Andrea, “I wanted to use music as a tool to give a gift
back to SickKids.”
A joint effort from The Rock School’s Teachers, Students and guest musicians was made over the past 6
months to arrange, practice, record, produce and mix traditional Christmas songs to create “The Rock
School Christmas Album 2012”. A short-run of CD’s will be sold at The Rock School and it will also be
available for purchase on-line through Itunes. Proceeds from album sales will go to SickKids to support
music therapy within the Creative Arts Therapy Program. A personal donation page has also been set up on
the SickKids fundraising website where tax receipts will be issued accordingly.
Important websites to visit for more information and purchases:
For more information on the school’s activities, visit
their website at
The Rock School is a member of the Brampton Board of Trade, Brampton
Arts Council and Mississauga Arts Council.
Andrea Gavrilovic
(905) 487-1425


is holding auditions for...
Joseph and the
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
The Rose Theatre
Performances:THU. Apr. 11th @10AM (Student Matinee) and @7:30PM
FRI. Apr. 12th @10AM (Student Matinee) and @7:30PM
SAT. Apr. 13th @1PM & @7:30PM
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Sharon Vandrish
***  All performers are non-union and non-paid ***

Joseph Auditions 
Audition Dates
November 28th, 6 -9 pm

Adult Auditions
December 2nd 1-5pm, 3rd 6-10pm

Call backs December 5th
All Auditions and Call Backs will be at 115 Orenda Road, Brampton, ON
We are looking for approximately 20 children aged 6-13 for the Mainstage production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Auditions will be held at Orenda - from 6 pm to 9pm. Auditions will be in intervals of 5 minutes

Please prepare any song using a karaoke backup on CD

Come - wearing comfortable clothing and prepared to do a small dance audition

If accepted into the cast, parents will be asked to sign up for a production department to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours of time in either props, costume, set, set construction, makeup or other areas to support the production.

Sunday Dec. 2nd - 1-5pm (five minute intervals) - choreo auditions at 1:40, 2:40, 3:40, 4:40 for 20 mins)
Monday Dec. 3rd - 6-10 (five minute intervals) - choreo audutions at 6:40, 7:40, 8:40, 9:40 for 20 mins)

Rehearsals will take place beginning in January 2013
Sunday afternoons, Monday evenings and Wednesday evenings

Performance week at the Rose is April 7th to the 13th, 2013
To book your audition time please email:

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Winter kick offs in Downtown Brampton

Did you get a chance to check out Downtown Brampton this past weekend? It was lit and abuzz from the Tree Lighting, Christmas Market and Santa Claus Parade! Here’s an image of Garden Square this weekend. To see the full image, click on or copy & paste:

Jam With A Cause - A Joyful Night

The power of music changes life! Music happens in relationship. Studies show music has a powerful, biological influence on us. It heightens cognitive skills and has lasting effects on brain function for a lifetime. (Nina Kraus Ph.D. - Neuroscience at NorthWestern University.)

HGNO's mandate is to create mandates that help children, youth and young adult participants explore and discover their musical gift through training and experiences in composition, recording and performance.

We would like you to join us for an evening of live music and to consider giving to the cause as we continue to reach out into the community and make a difference in the development of participants who are young and possibly marginalized, yet energetic to explore music.

Be Joyful on November 25.

Originally published on November 13, 2012 at 1:08 PM
Republished on November 15, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Stripping the Beauty with Martha Schellingerhoud

November 24 at Bramalea Alliance Church, 905 Central Park Dr. A Brampton Quilters' Guild workshop where you will learn the technique of strip paper piecing. If you enjoy paper piecing you will love strip paper piecing. If you are new to paper piecing, learn the technique along with the enhanced addition of doing it in strips. You will be making a variation of a New York Beauty while learning this method. Pattern with detailed instructions included. Come out and enjoy this course of Stripping the Beauty.

Originally publichsed on November 15, 2012 at 1:46 PM

fundraising concert

November 25. 2012, 2 PM. St. Paul’s United Church and SHARE Agriculture Foundation present a fundraising concert with Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir at St. Paul’s United Church, 30 Main St S. $25. FOR TICKET INFO CONTACT S.H.A.R.E, 9058380897 OR St. Paul’s 9054511405.

 Originally published on November 15, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Rock School featured at Winter Kick-offs!

Thursday November 15, 4 pm. Christmas Market - Grand Opening Ceremonies. Rose Theatre Garden Square - 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton. The Rock School Christmas Choir singing some traditional Christmas Tunes handing out free lyric booklets and  Candy Canes.

Saturday November 17, 5 pm - Santa Clause Parade. The Rock School Christmas Choir will be singing on the (BDDC) Brampton Downtown Development Float. The Rock School Christmas Band will be Rockin' Out on MP Kyle Seeback's Float.

Sunday November 18, 1 pm. The Rock School Christmas Album Release Party at Sulirmaos Foodery, 73 George St. S, Brampton Free underground parking in City Hall. Releasing their Christmas Album to support Sick Kids Hospital Music Therapy program.  Opening ceremonies include speeches and a small performance followed by a listening party for this new album.

Open House Christmas Sale

November 24 & 25, 10 AM - 3 PM. at 18 Lesbury Avenue. A perfect time to do some Christmas shopping and help support From A Mother's Heart! Jewellery, notecards, t-shirts and fashion accessories. 416-720-8733.


MELLIFLUENCE TRIO with guest guitar wizard ERIC ST-LAURENT
this Sunday November 18 from 4 to 6 PM

190 Bovaird Dr West (just West of Main on North side)
(289) 752-3166


Friday, Nov 16/12  5:30 – 9 pm. and Saturday Nov 17/12 9:30 am -3:30 pm REGISTRATION DAY! Teen (Ages 13-19) and Children's Art Classes (Ages 8-12) – Presented by Progressive Art for Progressive Kids at the Beaux-Arts Brampton Workshop, 70 Main St. N.  Teen Class - Course #2 "Portraits from Photographs" Friday nights for 8 weeks starting January 11/13; Cost: $130 materials included! Children's Classes - Morning Session; "Animal Cartooning"; Afternoon Session: "Abstract Acrylics"; Saturdays for 6 weeks starting January 12/13 Cost:$100 Materials Included! For more info: 905-460-1606 

Free Youth Workshops

NOVEMBER youth workshops schedule for Youth Arts Against Violence, Tuesday – Thursday, 4 – 7 pm. Ages 12 – 24 are welcome. Tuesday is Music Production &/or Step Dance, Wednesday is Photography or Modern Batik, & Thursday is Photoshop or Visual Arts. Friday, 4:30 – 6:30 PM is Drama & NEW! Guitar/Songwriting. Workshops are at the Eclypse Youth Centre, 60 West Drive, Suite 101.  FREE but please call to register a space. 905-790-7707

Originally puvlished on Nov 1, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Thursday, November 1, 2012

David Love’s new classic rock trio!

November 2, 10 pm. You are invited to the debut of David Love’s new classic rock trio! Please join them at Oscar's Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St E,  For some classic rockers, jangly pop classics and some cool instrumentals.

Serenity Jewellery Christmas Open House

November 4, 2 – 4 PM. Serenity Jewellery Christmas Open House at 50 Rosebud Ave, Brampton, ON, L6X 2W5. BAC member Hilary Dalton invites you to check out her jewellery, designed with sterling silver, 14 k gold plated, fused glass, fresh water pearls and Swarovski crystal.

Gourd Decorating Workshop!

Wed, Nov 7, 6:30-9:30pm. New classes and workshops coming up at The Art Workshop! Highlight on Gourd Decorating Workshop, presented by Tracey-Mae Chambers, First Nations Visual Artist! Just $35. Painted gourds make wonderful decorations for the holiday season as well as lovely and gracious gifts for hostesses or friends and family alike. Don't worry - no art experience or drawing ability needed! To register, please email, and don't forget to visit to view more classes!

Learn to Record on the Computer

November 10, 2 - 4 PM.  A workshop presented by Higher Ground Neighbourhood Outreach at 42 Scott St.

Applebee's Flapjack Fundraising Breakfast

November 10, 8 am - 10 am at 60 Biscayne Cres. Support From A Mother's Heart. Phone or email Lynda Lemmon for tickets 416-720-8733, Limited amount of tickets are available. REGISTER NOW.