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BC Winter Games

The Arts Community played its part in the 2020 BC Winter Games held in Fort St. John from February 20-23. It was a wonderful event and it was an opportunity for the Arts and Sport to work side by side for the benefit of the community. As BC Game staff member, Andrew Pitre, said after the Opening Ceremony, “I reflect on the similarities and difference between the performing arts and sport performance.  The arts has such a unique ability to be so much more inclusive, engage people, showcase dance/movement/music and just reach such a wider audience. 
Its amazing how a show like this really does bring people together. “

Enjoy these images from the Games.

Dancers of Studio 2 Stage and Alchemy Dance Collective perform Sky Full of Stars at the 2020 Winter Games Opening Ceremony.
Watt School of Irish Dance performing at the Opening Ceremony.
Dancers of Alchemy Dance Collective and Studio 2 Stage Dance Academy perform behind the BC Games torch at the Opening Ceremony
Dancers from Northern Dance Theatre Society had the North Peace Arena hopping as they led athletes in Just Dance at the Participant Special Events on Friday and Saturday evening at the BC Winter Games.
School District 60 Spirit of the Peace Dancers charmed the audience at the BC Winter Games Opening Ceremony.
Performing at the BC Winter Games Closing Ceremony: School District 60 Band students, Northern Winds Community Band, the North Peace Community Choir, Northern Lights Youth Choir, Alleluiah Children’s Choir

Garage Sale a Success

The Gigantic Garage Sale was a huge success raising $4000 for the operation of the Artspost Arts Studios and Arts Council Office. Donations of household items, tools, books, toys, furniture, and more were arranged inside and outside. The weather held up for the entire weekend and we had a great time.
Special thanks to Brian and Connie Surerus for the perfect location. The
Rosemary and David Landry Family and friends and Surerus Family for all the help. Connie Desfosses,  Sue Popesku, Carol King and Connie Surerus worked for days  in advance to sort items. Thanks to Elaine, Bernice and Edward for sorted all the clothes and shoes. Thanks to all the donations from the community and to Blair Scott for helping to remove some remaining items.

Call For Proposals



THE FORT ST. JOHN COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) 4 images of a BC Winter Games theme for 2019 to be professionally transferred to street banners for downtown Fort St. John, B.C. The Banners will be mounted in May 2019 and remain on display through the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John in 2020.

The PROJECT TIMELINE is:          October 16, 2018        Call for Artists

November 15, 2018    Deadline for Applications

December 2, 2018       Selection of Artist Announced

February, 2019             Artwork viewed by Arts Council and City

April 8, 2019        Final artwork submitted to Professional Banner Printing Company in Vancouver   (4 designs)

THE PLACE    The City of Fort St. John mounts street banners each summer on the light posts along the main streets. The Fort St. John Community Arts Council is partnering with the City of Fort St. John to display 100 banners with 4 images of a theme of “BC Winter Games”, for the summer of 2019 through the winter of 2020.

THE PROJECT    Building on the success of the past 4 years, the Fort St. John Community Arts Council has partnered with the City of Fort St. John for 3 years (2018, 2019, 2020) to continue to create original banners by local artists.

One local artist will be selected to create 4 designs for 2019 that will be professionally transferred onto quality street banners to be displayed during the summer of 2019 and through the winter of 2020. The banners remain the property of the Arts Council and will eventually be transformed into other uses such as tote bags.