QAC Blog

Cultivating Creativity: Local youth chorus inspires confidence through music

August 2, 2019 — By Angela Hawn Do you love to sing? Looking for a group aged nine to 19 who feels the same way? It just might be time to sign up for the Hastings and Prince Edward Regional Chorus (HPERC). When the group started under the steady helm of Rudolf Heijdens in 1986, even he could not…
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Cultivating Creativity: Opportunities for youth of all ages

July 25, 2019 — By Vicki McCollouch The Marble Arts Student Theatre (MAST) and the Marble Arts Players (MAP) provide opportunities for local youth and kids of all ages in the Tweed area to foster their inner artist. T&AAC Board member Bonnie Marentette has directed two MAST sessions every year since 2012. The idea was originated by Roely DeVries:…
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Cultivating Creativity: Funding the dreams of the next generation

July 19, 2019 — By Janet Jarrell Executive Director, Quinte Arts Council The Quinte Arts Council recently awarded bursaries to six Quinte-region graduates to help support their arts career dreams as they head off to post-secondary school this fall. Grace Lindsay, who lives in Tweed and graduated from Centennial Secondary School (CSS), is the first recipient of the Elaine…
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Cultivating Creativity: Stirring times for local barbershoppers

July 12, 2019 — By Jack Evans Fall brings the start of a new season for A Cappella Quinte, the local chapter of the international Barbershop Harmony Society. Founded in 1972, the chapter was a successor to the former Belleville Barbershop Chorus, which folded in the 1960s after about 10 years. Thus the history of barbershop quaretetting in Belleville…
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Cultivating Creativity: Creating a career in the arts

July 5, 2019 — “No matter how many years you’ve been working in the arts, you never stop learning,” says Lawrie. “I am deeply inspired by the people I’ve learned from, volunteered with and worked with throughout my career.” By Jane Gardner When students express an interest in the arts, their involvement doesn’t have to end after graduating high…
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