Dutch Business Club NED Event

After last year’s successful inaugural NED Event, the Dutch Business Club invites you to NED 2018 at Dudoc Vancouver on November 13, 6-9pm, 1489 Frances Street.

Inspired by the world-renowned TED Talks where experts from many disciplines talk about an idea, project or topic, the Dutch Business Club is once again organizing an inspiring mini-conference for Vancouver’s Dutch and Canadian business community. Our talented speakers have a strong Dutch connection and are working on the cutting edge of their respective fields: Sustainability & Environment, Architecture & Design, Art & Music and History.

And, of course, there will be appetizers and refreshments before and after the event.

Doors open at 6pm for networking and welcome drinks. The official program starts at exactly 6:30pm.

We are proud to present the following speakers:

  • Klaas Hofstra – Owner at VIH, Adverio Engineering, SPS (Sustainable Planet Solutions)
  • Huub Timmenga – Consultants in Sustainable Agriculture, composting and bio-energy
  • Colette Parras – Adjunct Professor at UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • Malcolm Bromley – General manager of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
  • Frans Tjallingii – Chair of New Leaf Project Foundation, supporting social change in communities.

Moderated by Tjerk Weidema. All presentations are in English.

Date: November 13 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Location: 1489 Frances Street
Vancouver, BC
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wauthuth Territory

Tickets:
$35.00, Members 25% off

Join the Red Fox Society to mark a decade of children and youth leadership programs in east Vancouver. The family-friendly festivities begin at 4 pm with special programming at 6 pm on Wednesday, October 3.

Red Fox programs are fun while also making a difference for kids’ physical activities, nutrition and leadership skills. On October 3, participants will showcase some of the things learned and, for attendees who are game, youth will provide tips on using stilts, hand designed hula hoops, diablo and flower sticks!

Many have supported the Red Fox Healthy Living Society over the decade but, when key funding was cut last year, organizers realized the importance of more people being aware of the range of programs and their impact on hundreds of kids.  If you already know about Red Fox, you understand what fun you may have on October 3 with the Active Play, Environmental Art and Feasting activities. If you are just finding out about Red Fox, you are invited to come and discover more!

At 6 pm, a celebration begins recognizing youth achievements and honouring long time community champions. Popular and provocative word artist, Kimmortal, will perform and throughout the event, the youth’s PowWow Drummers will play and J Peachy Gallery will lead interactive art activities. There is a cash bar from 6 – 8 PM.

As part of the evening’s FUNdraiser to support Red Fox programs, original art made by the youth will be auctioned off.   There will also be beautifully crafted Red Fox stilts, hula hoops, and flower sticks available to purchase.  All funds raised will support east Vancouver Red Fox initiatives for children and families.

The Red Fox Healthy Living Society also has programs now in many Metro Vancouver communities and as far east as Maple Ridge.

Tickets are free for children under 12. For others, tickets are $25. Bannock and beverages will be provided.

Cycling and Dutch biking enthusiasts, Chris and Melissa Bruntlett are releasing their new book, Building the Cycling City, at Dudoc on Thursday, September 13.

Long-time lovers of cycling in the Netherlands, the authors will convey their enthusiasm about the Dutch approach and provide insights into the lengthy, not always easy, route to becoming the world’s top cycling nation.  For years, the Dutch had to overcome many of the same challenges other car-clogged countries face, and, says Chris Bruntlett,  “Their story is an important model for moving the rest of the world toward a more human-scale, bike-friendly future”.

Having cycled regularly in 5 Dutch cities, Chris and Melissa continually discovered ideas and approaches which are gradually informing other cities around the world and provide some concrete examples in their book.  On September 13, they will also be joined by guests José Besselink, an urban planner from the City of Rotterdam, and Marijn Kik, a mobility advisor from the City of Utrecht, who will provide their own tips on making streets more bike-friendly.

After book releases in New York, Boston, Washington DC and several eastern Canadian cities, Chris and Melissa are looking forward to the Vancouver launch celebrating the book’s many stories with fellow cycling enthusiasts.  Brent Toderian, city planner and urbanist, says “You don’t have to love the Dutch way of building cities to love this book — you just need to love great storytelling, and want YOUR city to be better.”

Co-sponsored by the Dutch Consulate in Vancouver, the evening is a chance to toast Building the Cycling City and  dream about how to improve biking in our neighbourhoods. The Bike Valet will provide secure (and free!) parking.

Date: September 13 – 6:30 – 9:30pm
Location: 1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wauthuth Territory
Vancouver, BC

Bruntlett and Bruntlett make the definitive case that cycling cities are livable cities. But unless we all demand more, as the Dutch have and continue to do, we’ll compromise our health, the safety of our children, and our pocketbooks. For anyone who cares about how cities transform to become places for people, this book will show you how it is done.
– Jennifer Keesmaat, former Chief Planner, City of Toronto & CEO, Creative Housing Society

(Photo Credits: Modacity)

Join us on Friday, June 29th, to celebrate Earth Charter Day and the start to summer!

This year’s theme is “Embrace a Sustainable Lifestyle”. The afternoon will be an opportunity to envision a more people-oriented Frances Street.   As part of the festivities, you will be introduced to new curbside summer seating being built in front of Dudoc Vancouver and Earnest Ice Cream. This will be a welcome place to pause and engage with friends rather than rushing through to the next appointment.

Indoors, the parklet coordinator will highlight some unusual local heritage happenings and also introduce some sustainable options being considered for the future! Visitors of all ages can plant seeds to grow in their gardens, design food art or interact over the delicate balancing act of creating a large-scale Jenga building!

The Parklet structure is being built by TradeWorks, a local social enterprise, and LifeSpace who are providing self-watering planters. There will be herbs to enhance your ice cream!  Earnest Ice Cream and MET, a long time neighbourhood business and leader in environmentally friendly printing, are partners in creating this new neighbourhood space.

Earth Charter Day at Dudoc is a free public event, everyone is welcome!

Date: June 29, 1-4pm

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Location: Shared space between Dudoc Vancouver and Earnest Ice Cream

1489 Frances Street

Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wauthuth Territory

Vancouver, BC

We present the new collection of Canadian-Russian artist Natalia Vetrova that explores the intersection of realism and conceptualism, and our relationship with the past and the present. The exhibition celebrates the wonders and achievements of centuries with their time-honored great conceptions give a strong basis for creating self-awareness in this contemporary world with its new technologies and high-speed communications

Dates: July 5-7, 11 am – 8 pm.
Location: 1489 Frances St
Vancouver BC
Entrance is free.

About the artist:

Influenced by both realism and conceptualism, Natalia Vetrova displays in her work excellent technical and painterly skills that borrow heavily from classical and mythological motifs. She uses these motifs to conceptualize timeless anxieties such as those connected to the reconciliations of past and present, memory and loss.

Vetrova’s paintings reflect a deep understanding of the dimensions of time and space. This understanding arises from an ongoing meditation on the harmonization of past, present, and future.

Although her work contains the atmospherics of classic surrealism, Natalia’s compositions are still whimsical and strangely moving. Communicating by means of a personal iconographic system steeped in mythology and classical ideals, Natalia’s artistic identity revitalizes cultural memory.

This event is part of the Art, Architecture and Design Series: Between Time and Space.

Schedule of events:

July 5, 6-8 pm – Collage workshop

July 6, 6-8 pm – Food design workshop

July 7, 6-10 pm – Closing reception

If you have any questions please contact Dudoc Vancouver at contact@dudocvancouver.com or +1 604 681 2971

The wonders and achievements of centuries with their time-honored great conceptions give a strong basis for creating self-awareness in this contemporary world. Please join us for the exhibition and closing party to celebrate the dynamic between time and space.

Date: July 7, 6-10 pm
Location: 1489 Frances St
Vancouver BC
Entrance is free

About the artist:

Influenced by both realism and conceptualism, Russian- born painter Natalia Vetrova displays in her work excellent technical and painterly skills that borrow heavily from classical and mythological motifs. She uses these motifs to conceptualize timeless anxieties such as those connected to the reconciliations of past and present, memory and loss.

Vetrova’s paintings reflect a deep understanding of the dimensions of time and space. This understanding arises from an ongoing meditation on the harmonization of past, present, and future.

Although her work contains the atmospherics of classic surrealism, Natalia’s compositions are still whimsical and strangely moving. Communicating by means of a personal iconographic system steeped in mythology and classical ideals, Natalia’s artistic identity revitalizes cultural memory.

This event is part of the Art, Architecture and Design Series: Between Time and Space.

Schedule of events:

July 5-7, 11 am – 8 pm – Exhibition opening hours

July 5, 6-8 pm – Collage workshop

July 6, 6-8 pm – Food design workshop

July 7, 6-10 pm – Closing reception

If you have any questions please contact Dudoc Vancouver at contact@dudocvancouver.com or +1 604 681 2971

In this interactive hands-on workshop participants will explore creative potentials of food supplies by testing its structural, textual and visual properties. The participants will leave with understanding of how to cultivate inspiration and build prototypes using organic materials.

The workshop is open to professionals interested in using design thinking and learning about food design.

Date: July 6, 6-8 pm

Location: 1489 Frances St

Vancouver BC

Cost: $15. Materials are supplied.

About the instructor:

Iryna Karaush completed her Master degree in Advanced Studies in Architecture at UBC, works as faculty and coordinator at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Wilson School of Design in Product Design. She is passionate about the cross-disciplinary nature of human-centered design that provides immense opportunities to improve the quality of people’s lives. Her portfolio includes spatial design and research, apparel design. Iryna’s research focus is located in food design – the new field that explores the relationship between people and food from wide-ranging design perspective.

This event is part of the Art, Architecture and Design Series: Between Time and Space.

Schedule of events:

July 5-7, 11 am – 8 pm – Exhibition opening hours

July 5, 6-8 pm – Collage workshop

July 6, 6-8 pm – Food design workshop

July 7, 6-10 pm – Closing reception

If you have any questions please contact Dudoc Vancouver at contact@dudocvancouver.com or +1 604 681 2971

The Tower of Babel represents the pride of mankind wanting to reach the heavens and be their own gods. The basic attitude that motivated the builders of the city and Tower was a desire for power and glory. The Tower of Babel is not just a fanciful story, nor is it simply mythical imagery. It is a carefully crafted account that holds important lessons for mankind creation.

Already, the minds of the people of the nations of the world have been drawn closer together – and now, with the help of the digital lessons for information superhighway, man has turned earth into a “global village”. With this invention he’s not only collapsed distance; he’s demolished all inhibiting boundaries.

The two hour session is a hands-on workshop with demonstrations and discussion how to create meaning using symbolic language. This workshop is ideal for anyone who wishes to use the collage as a tool for self-expression, using collage as a playground where you can gather all materials – canvas, paints, papers, photographs – in one place.

The collages made will be on display until July 7 and at the exhibition closing party. The public will have a chance to vote. Three prizes will be awarded.

Beginners and experienced artists alike are welcome.

The number of the participants is limited to enable detailed feedback from the instructor.

Date: July 5, 6-8 pm
Location: 1489 Frances St
Vancouver BC
Cost: $25. Materials are supplied.

About the instructor:

Natalia Vetrova is a practicing artist, working predominately in oil paint.

After graduating with a master of History of Art and Design from the prestigious Stroganov Academy of Art in Moscow, she moved to Vancouver and opened her studio of Art and Design in 1997. Natalia has been sharing her knowledge with students for over 20 years at her beautiful studio on Granville Island, Vancouver. With her work in public and private collections, Natalia is also exhibited intensively in Europe, US and Canada.

This event is part of the Art, Architecture and Design Series: Between Time and Space.

Schedule of events:

July 5-7, 11 am – 8 pm – Exhibition opening hours

July 5, 6-8 pm – Collage workshop

July 6, 6-8 pm – Food design workshop

July 7, 6-10 pm – Closing reception

If you have any questions please contact Dudoc Vancouver at contact@dudocvancouver.com or +1 604 681 2971

We are excited to welcome everyone to Vancouver for the British Columbia Art Therapy Association 2018 Conference & AGM. We are also celebrating BCATA’s 40th Birthday!

The theme for the 2018 conference is COMMUNITY, CONNECTION & COLLABORATION.

The BC Art Therapy Association wants to focus on the weaving together of people, spaces, and disciplines. We are looking forward to highlighting information-sharing on themes that include collaborative art-making, community connections, and new initiatives in Art Therapy.

FRIDAY JUNE 8
SOCIAL & BIRTHDAY PARTY, 6-10PM
Doors at 5:30pm, Start at 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Meet your community, collaborative land acknowledgement & conference opening ceremony, collaborative art-making projects, history of BCATA storytelling, cocktails, snacks, live music & dancing…

SATURDAY JUNE 9
ALL-DAY CONFERENCE, 9-5PM
Doors at 8:30am, Start at 9:30am to 5:00pm
Workshops & presentations (details soon!), collaborative art-making stations, AGM (and welcoming new Board Members), beautiful lunch and snacks…

Click here to register and for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

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After last year’s successful inaugural NED Event, the Dutch Business Club invites you to NED 2018 at Dudoc Vancouver on November 13, 6-9pm, 1489 Frances Street. Inspired by the world-renowned TED Talks where experts from many disciplines talk about an idea, project or topic, the Dutch Business Club is once again organizing an inspiring mini-conference […]
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