MACC works collaboratively and cooperatively with numerous organizations to bring a diverse range of experience and programs to the community.
African Friendship Society
The African Friendship Society is a organizations whose mandate is to educate while entertaining, to promote mental and emotional well-being for all, social inclusion and community engagement and connectedness through African arts, and help build self-esteem and empowerment within the African community (especially the youth) through positive cultural identification. They also provide opportunities for people of all backgrounds to learn about and experience African culture, values, history and traditions in friendship and mutual respect, while embracing and celebrating diversity.
The Big Band Jazz Festival is a yearly two-day festival showcasing big bands from BC Universities, providing many of these bands the opportunity to learn from each other. Proceeds are donated to the Fraser McPHerson Scholarship Fund.
Brad Marsden is a Residential School Counselor and Facilitator from the Gitksan Nation. Together with Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, Brad delivers Fire Across the Land, powerful experiential workshops to help educate service providers of the collective trauma that has impacted Native people throughout North America’s history.
Food Skills for Families is a hands-on curriculum based program that makes healthy eating, shopping and cooking easy, quick and fun. Diabetes Canada offers this successful six-session program to teach people how to make healthy meals, snacks and beverage choices and to gain confidence in the kitchen. Programs are delivered to targeted, at risk populations.
Dezza Dance provides classes, workshops, programs and productions to enhance the lives of dance artists and dance enthusiasts. Under the direction of dancer/choreographer Desirée Dunbar, emerging dance artists develop their own vocabulary and express themselves with peer support, as well as develop skills such as teaching classes. Every year, Dezza Dance delivers a dance performance at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre entitled ‘Leg Up!’
Foolish Operations is a contemporary dance organization that seeks to create and discover new dance experiences where professionals and non-professionals, young and old alike are capable, make choices and solve problems, lead and follow, create and collaborate together. Using the power of play to re-shape reality, Foolish Operations celebrates children, including babies, toddlers and preschoolers, as agents of their own creative choices so that, together, we can build a healthier and more connected future for all.
Girls Rock Camp Vancouver is a project for female youth ages 8-17. We provide young women the opportunity to explore, access and create music with the guidance of positive mentors. We believe that girls possess power and agency and that we provide tools to amplify their already strong voices.
This class is for children interested in learning to read and write one of Ethiopia’s major languages, Amharic. In addition, students will also learn about Ethiopia’s culture, and history through music, dance and song. Once a month the group will have a day dedicated to cooking traditional Ethiopian dishes as well.
Interplay is an annual festival run by Mutable Subject and hosted at the Moberly Arts and Culture Centre featuring multiple performances from artists exploring the concept of performance through multidisciplinary streams.
The Onibana Taiko trio, Kage Eileen, Kobayashi Noriko and Komori Leslieare, are veterans of the Taiko drumming form and command taiko cred at fifty (+) years young.
Polymer Dance offers weekly classes mixing techniques, training, and improvisation for beginners and intermediate/advanced non-professional dancers, along with opportunities to perform in a mix of traditional and non-traditional venues a few times a year. Led by Miriam Esquitín and Kristina Lemieux, Polymer collaborates with other community dance and arts groups, city events, and professional artists.
Since 1977, South Vancouver Neighbourhood House has been a leader in building healthy and engaged neighbourhoods in South Vancouver by connecting people and strengthening their capacity to create change. The South Vancouver Nieghbourhood House is open to everyone and is a place where you can meet a friend, have some coffee, connect to programs or services, become a volunteer, or find resources.
The Vancouver Community Gamelan Society is a community group for Vancouver’s thriving Gamelan instrument scene. This group is led by Ann Hepper.
Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra
The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra is one of the first concert orchestras devoted specifically to performing new intercultural music on a grand scale. It is currently the only professional ensemble of its kind in Canada, and one of a only a handful that exist in the world.The VICO brings together musicians and composers from many cultural and artistic communities in the Greater Vancouver area, including Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Indian, Persian (Iranian), Latin and South American, Vietnamese, African, North American and European.
The Writers International Network was created to fulfil the need of an environment where the work of an artist is appreciated and recognized no matter what background, what language or what cultural heritage that artist belongs to. Each year, the Writers International Network produces An Evening of Poetry to celebrate International Poetry Day, a free event that recognizes and awards Vancouver poets.
Join the local poets of the Writers International Network for a virtual evening of poetry reading to celebrate the International Day of Poetry. Registrants will be emailed a virtual link 48 hours before the event. Poems will be read by the following poets: Janet...
Untitled Sherry Duggal We are forced to cut pieces of life into meaningful compositions as time holds the notes of sun filled patterns over rooftop silhouettes that lie scattered across an atlas of pain I live in a dream somewhere between the lines of a flag or the...
THE SOLSTICE Robert Calingo when will the next Autumn be? it won’t be late for me to see though cold wind and lonely nights keep tearing my skin, making me numb those days we held each other tight I seek warmth and comforting love. tonight shall be the longest night...
Welcome back to Life in Quarantine! Our poem this week is by Judith Neale, a Canadian poet, mentor, educator, opera singer, and spoken word performer. Thanks for Ashok Bhargava for the beautiful photography as always. The Pause Bitterly the night comes, and we entwine...
Covid-19 is keeping Moberly an unusually quiet place these days. At least, it is physically. But many of our community partners are still really hard at work creating new projects within health guidelines. This winter, the Moberly crew will be working with one of our...
Community Centre Closure Notice to Public and Program Instructors The City of Vancouver is working with internal and external partners, including Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) on a proactive approach to deal with COVID-19 in B.C. Here at the City, we are doing...
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