Community Development

Arts, Culture & Celebrations

Celebrate the rich diversity and history of our neighbourhood through a series of art initiatives, and cultural and seasonal celebrations for the whole family.

Most programming and events are free. For more information, email arts@cnh.bc.ca.

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Arts Programs

Join community members for discussions and celebrations focusing on different art forms and social issues. For more information, email Sussan Yáñez at syanez@cnh.bc.ca.

Renfrew-Collingwood Artists Network (RCAN) 

Creative people of all ages and backgrounds share their artistic and cultural skills and talents with each other and the neighbourhood. For more information on artist gatherings and to get involved, please contact Yoko Tomita at ytomita@cnh.bc.ca. Follow “Renfrew-Collingwood Multicultural Artist Network” on Facebook.

Make Your Mark – Sketching and Art Skill Share

In this free drop-in program, participants work on their own project, learn from, and share skills with other artists. Teaching tips and supplies provided for sketching, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, embroidery, simple sewing, craft- making, and more.

Make Your Mark happens every Thursday at the Annex Art Studio from 3:30-5:30pm. Please email Yoko Tomita at ytomita@cnh.bc.ca for more details.

Community Celebrations

To help plan, share your talents or volunteer, contact Sussan Yáñez at 604-435-0323 ext. 223 or syanez@cnh.bc.ca.

Collingwood Days – July 14-23, 2023

A week of art, festivities, and performances celebrating the creative diversity of the people of Renfrew-Collingwood. Local artists share their talents and culture with their neighbours through performances, art shows, storytelling and cultural-historic presentations of all kinds.

Follow “Collingwood Days” on Facebook or visit collingwooddays.com for details.

Breathing Life Back

Breathing Life Back recognizes the necessity of listening to the wisdom of Indigenous peoples. We are taking leadership from Indigenous peoples in the planning and participation in a series of events, ceremonies, and workshops held for community members and partners. 

For more information, contact Sussan Yanez at syanez@cnh.bc.ca.

Pumpkin Festival

Celebrate Halloween at CNH’s Pumpkin Festival in late October. Design and carve your own unique pumpkin. Pumpkins and carving tools are provided. Activities are by donation. For more information, email Yoko Tomita at ytomita@cnh.bc.ca.

Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival and Harvest Fair

Every September, the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival highlights art, music, environmental stewardship, and community participation. Visit Still Moon Arts at stillmoon.org for more information.