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  • NSCE Winter Concert Series was a resounding SUCCESS!
    One of the much anticipated highlights of every North Shore Celtic Ensemble season is the NSCE Winter Concert Series, performed at the Terry Fox Theatre in Port Coquitlam and our very own Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver. The 2017 winter shows in November, entitled “Resonance”, were true to form as always and an entertaining delight for all who were able to take in the performances. The crowds enjoyed a colorful, upbeat and positively energizing display of musical violin talent onstage by the NSCE Senior Ensemble and the Junior Ensemble, along with singing, percussion, flute and dancing. They also enjoyed the music of the Strings & Things group in the lobby.  The crowd was very receptive and thoroughly enjoyed the eclectic mixture of Celtic tunes, jigs and contemporary pieces performed with amazing joy and energy. The repertoire for the performance included a delightful range of violin and fiddle tunes, well-miked flute, percussion, guitar and keyboard accompaniments, a special vocal rendition of the Beatle’s “She’s Leaving Home,” and a taste of Irish dancing as well. The standing ovation that erupted after the final notes was a given after such a performance. The rendition of the popular “Eh, set” as the encore was a fantastic finale to the event and the entire audience loved it. A huge and heartfelt "Congratulations!" was earned by every single one of the Senior and Junior players and, of course, by Claude Giguère, Will Chernoff, Kirin Lamb, Jay Knutson, and Carlson Tworow for such an engaging, memorable and joyous performance.
     
    SENIOR Ensemble
    In addition to the two "Resonance" concerts, a few other highlights to the Senior Ensembles’ year include: the Fall retreat at Camp Capilano in September, where the players got to stay over for 2 nights to enjoy some group bonding and work on musical development. The Fall retreat was packed from start to finish with learning new repertoire, getting to know the new members of the group, and prepping for the winter concerts. A second January retreat followed at Camp Capilano, and included some improv playing/jamming, as well as writing music in small groups. The retreat leaders included Claude Giguère and Will Chernoff, with Kirin Lamb and Jay Knutson joining in. Another event is the anticipated trip to Galiano Island towards the end of the season. This trip is typically the last big concert of the year, and is a super enjoyable bonding experience for the group members. The stayover trip is usually done as a homestay event which is especially cozy, and culminates with the big Saturday night concert at the town hall. The crowd for this event is always fabulous and delightfully receptive, making it especially fun for the NSCE participants.
     
    One of the biggest events this year is the group’s trip to China from March 22 to April 1, which all are looking forward to as a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is sure to be exciting and memorable. An anticipated highlight of this trip is the opportunity to collaborate with other musicians and groups from North America during their travels. Later in April, the group will participate in the Spring Ceili Dance, an annual event featuring their high energy Celtic music, which is a fantastic backdrop to some fun and lively dancing by participants from the local community. In early May, the Senior Ensemble will be collaborating with the Laudate Singers at a North Vancouver church event, an opportunity to pair their unique Celtic music with an established chamber choir. Finally, the group may also be putting together a music video during the rest of the season, for both fun and promotional purposes (for potential social media exposure and other promo initiatives). With the "Resonance" concerts already under their belts, the Ensemble is looking forward to a busy and fulfilling 2018!
     
    September Retreat
    by Paula Burgerjon
     
    All the musicians did meet
    which is no small feat
    at Capilano Camp
    where it can be a bit damp.
    Many a beautiful song
    soon righted this wrong.
    They did practice and play
    so that all wanted to stay.
    Will, Kirin and Claude
    great musicians behold
    saw to it that
    everyone went to bat.
     
    They swam in the pool
    which was pretty cool
    because the water was cold
    despite what was told.
    They played many a tune
    by the light of the moon
    and with cards they did play
    until the break of new day.
    They did everything but sleep
    but for another night, that can keep.
     
    The food was a treat
    just right for a retreat
    that could not be beat!
     
    JUNIOR Ensemble
    We are very lucky in the Junior Ensemble as some of our talented musicians opted to stay with us instead of moving into the senior group.  It can be the perfect fit for some families.  We have a few long-time member musicians and several new players who came in from our Strings & Things group in September.  Just recently we’ve had another up-and-coming young musician from outside the NSCE audition and join us, bringing the junior number up to twelve. Our concert line-up includes playing a few tune sets at the big theatres for the NSCE Winter Concert Series on our own and alongside the senior ensemble, and any number of concerts out there in our local community.  We played for the opening of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival and will do so again in February.  We have been playing regularly for Capilano Care Centre and we’re really looking forward to another inter-active concert with the residents of Inglewood Care Centre on Saturday, February 3rd!  Also in February we will audition for the IGNITE! Youth Festival taking place at the CULTCH in East Vancouver in May.  Wish us luck!
     
    INTRO, Strings&Things, Rec&Tech Ensembles
    This year has been an exciting year of firsts for the younger ensembles. We welcomed eleven brand new players over the course of the Fall and debuted our Strings & Things Technical Ensemble program, bringing the total number of ensembles in the NSCE up to six, including the Alumni. The two S&T ensembles had the pleasure of warming up the audience at the November Centennial Theatre performance by playing in the lobby beforehand!  Early in 2018 we are looking forward to some exciting opportunities for the S&Ts:  an annual house concert celebration for an alumni parent who continues to support the NSCE Community Concert Series and, a very well received performance for the North Shore Hospice and Palliative Project.  As well you can expect the performing debut of our introductory group in March!  Stay tuned!
    CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
     
    The North Shore Celtic Ensemble has a great variety of upcoming concerts and events at any given time. With the season and the Community Concert Series in full swing we have among others a performance by the senior ensemble at a fundraiser to assist a Syrian family living in North Vancouver on January 26th at St Agnes Anglican Church, 530 East 12th Street. Please consider attending this lovely homemade supper and concert.  Doors open at 5:30 pm however tickets must be purchased online no later than 48 hours in advance through Eventbrite.ca (search Honada’s Syrian Supper). The deadline is this Wednesday, January 24th. There will be an interactive performance by the junior ensemble with the residents of Inglewood Care Centre on February 3rd at 2:30 pm and they will also play at the Centennial Theatre for the grand opening of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival on February 9th at 6:30 pm and for the residents and guests at North Shore Hospice for a family Easter Celebration and egg hunt on March 31st at 1:00 pm.  The Strings & Things will play as part of the NSCE ‘Music at Hospice’ program again this year and they have a house concert later on this month.  All NSCE groups play at our Community Ceili on April 21st and all ages are invited to attend and join in the dancing! Exciting times for the senior ensemble as they head to China for a collaborative tour in March and have the opportunity to work and perform again with the Laudate Singers in ‘Celtic Spirit’ on May 5th in North Vancouver. Save the date!  And stay tuned as the calendar continues to fill in for 2018!

    Summary of Events - please go to http://www.nsce.ca/nsce-events/ for more details
    Jan 26               Seniors’ Fundraiser at St Agnes Anglican Church, North Vancouver
    Feb 3                 Juniors’ perform at Inglewood Care Centre, 2:30pm
    Feb 9                 Juniors perform at Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival,
                              Centennial Theatre, 6:30pm
    Mar 22-Apr 1    Seniors go on China Tour
    Mar 31              North Shore Hospice, 1pm                           
    Apr 21              NSCE Annual Ceili
    May 5               Collaboration with Laudate Singers
    May 19-20        Galiano Tour
    May 29             NSCE Open House
     
     
    Alumni Get Together

    On the evening of January 6th, a historic NSCE event took place.

    After a few years of entertaining the thrilling idea of a gathering of alumni, we finally made it happen. A Facebook page was created, social media’s wheels set in motion (Thank you to Amanda Rowlands and Gabriel Dubreuil!) and alumni of the NSCE were summoned for a musical and social get together. We were overjoyed to reconnect with close to 30 players who, after a much anticipated social preamble proceeded to play well into the wee hours of the night, covering 20 years of NSCE repertoire, some of which hadn’t been heard in literally decades.

    The enthusiasm in the room was absolutely infectious and it was heartwarming to see everyone tapping into their own particular slice of NSCE history and to experience the blending of generations of players who, in spite of having never played together, eagerly jumped in. How best to describe the evening but to say it was like a raging fire that consumed us all for much of our time together. There were moments of refuelling, conversations but the musical thread was never lost. The lure of a tune, of a long ago melody would send the gang back into a blaze of frantic output of playing. It was remarkable to see the ease with which everyone picked up tunes and remembered specific arrangements, more than can be said about my recollecting.

    This has of course strengthened our resolve to make an alumni-get-together a semi-regular occurrence. We are working on finding our next jam! In the meantime, we will continue searching for our old friends.

    Please do get in touch with us if you haven’t heard from us!

    A big thank you to all those who made it to our first one! And a special thank you to Alison Heath for helping to make this happen.

    See you all in the near future.
     
    A Message From Director Claude Giguère
     
    I would like to take a moment to thank all of you who have nominated me for a community award through an initiative from the Government of Canada in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

    This award really belongs to the many people who have been part of the NSCE over the past many years and who have contributed so much to enhance the life of our community. The generosity of the parents and kids of the ensemble has served as a guiding light for the direction the NSCE has taken in its efforts to make a difference. It also belongs to the wonderful people at the North Van Recreation and Culture Commission who have believed in our work and who have always been there for us. It belongs to our faithful audiences who have shown such enthusiasm at our performances.

    Probably the accomplishment of which we can be most proud is the beautiful community we have built over the past 19 years. Having spent a heartwarming evening of music with close to 30 alumni, it made me realize how special those relationships are and how important they are in building a strong community.

    This award goes to Jay Knutson as well, who has been an inspired presence in the making of the ensemble from the very beginning and without whom this little project wouldn’t have seen the light of day. 

    So, let’s take this award as a team. Congratulations everyone! And a very heartfelt thank you for supporting what we do.
     

    JOIN THE NORTH SHORE CELTIC ENSEMBLE
     

    There are LOTS of WAYS to JOIN!!!
     
     
    1. as a MUSICIAN

    There are a number of groups to suit any level of playing. Check them out at our website.

    2. with a free MEMBERSHIP
     
    Receive updates and newsletters from the NSCE - just provide us with your contact information here.
     
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    • Shows our donors and sponsors that we have the support of our community
    • Enables us to communicate with you through our e-newsletters

    3. by DONATING

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  • NSCE Senior Ensemble – A Phenomenal Year
     
    This has been a phenomenal year of concerts for the NSCE Senior Ensemble.  Our 16 talented musicians hit the ground running at our annual Fall Retreat at Camp Capilano. This was a very productive session and a great opportunity to work with musician Michael Viens who has joined us for several performances throughout the year.  Under Claude, Jay, Will and Kirin’s leadership, the Ensemble was able to prepare an impressive amount of material to be played during our very rewarding Winter Concert Series.  Our annual concerts at the Terry Fox and Centennial Theatres were a huge success (click here to see highlights). We were fortunate to have dancers from the De Danaan Irish Dancers join us. The Junior Ensemble also had a strong presence on the big stage. It’s especially exciting to play for a full house and very appreciative and loyal audience right here on the North Shore! This year, we also had a special opportunity to take our fantastic Christmas Concert on the road to the Chilliwack Cultural Center and the ACT Arts Center Theatre in Maple Ridge. Both venues were new to us and we were warmly welcomed in both communities. Maple Ridge sold out weeks before the show date!
     
    The focus at our Winter Retreat was to learn new repertoire (including the Brandenburg Concertos, plus our own version “The Black Brandenburg”) in preparation for a fantastic collaboration with the Lions Gate Sinfonia at Centennial Theatre in January.  We also prepared some traditional Quebecois tunes for the Festival du Sucre D’Erable in Nanaimo.
     
    St Patrick’s Day is always a busy time for the Ensemble and this year was no exception.  We played at the Vancouver CelticFest, at Play, Pie and Pint in North Vancouver, and at a St Patty’s Day party for Scanline VFX in Vancouver. We also played at a pre-concert party for Ashely McIsaac, in exchange we were treated to free concert tickets!  It was a treat to hear this iconic Canadian fiddler play live at the Kay Meek Center!
     
    We have also had the opportunity to support a number of important causes through our music. We collaborated with the Pro Arte Dancers at the Team Finn Variety Show and also at Hope on a Grand Scale, both at the Kay Meek Center. At Musical Tapestry, a fundraiser for a Syrian Refugee family, we were among a talented line-up of musicians from around the world!
     
    Our commitment to the mentorship program and the involvement of passionate young adults has stepped up apace this year with greater participation by Brienne Powers, William Chernoff and Kirin Lamb in exciting new directions.  Brienne, an NSCE alumnus herself, has been instrumental in the development and growth of our two younger groups, preparing them technically for the more rigorous junior and senior ensembles with the very capable assistance of NSCE alumnus Andy Lang Wong.  Will and Kirin, wonderfully talented and professional musicians themselves, have a growing impact on both the junior and senior ensembles, bringing new vision and a fresh perspective as their involvement continues to grow. 

    The Senior Ensemble has several great concerts coming up in the next couple of months. Please join us for some more great music!

    CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

    May 6 – Richmond Celtic Festival, Gary Point Park 5:30 – 6:10
    May 19 – 21 Galiano Island Tour
    May 27 – BC Boys Choir Collaboration, Highlands United Church, Edgemont
    May 30 – NSCE Open House, Upper Lynn Valley Elementary
    June 3 – Vancouver Children’s Festival (NSCE Junior Ensemble and some Seniors)
    July 1st – tbc
    July 12 - NVRC Live and Cultural Event, Lynn Valley 6:30 – 8:00pm
    July 20 – NVRC Live and Cultural Event, Civic Center 6:30 – 8:00pm

     
    The North Shore Celtic Ensemble – Graduate Bio’s

    Roses to Claude and Jay from this year’s graduates!
    We have five fine musicians and friends that will graduate and transition to new adventures.   Each of these members would like to share a BIG ‘thank you’ to Claude and Jay for their encouragement on and off the stage over the years.  In conversation with these graduates, they expressed a deep appreciation for the special times making music together, sharing music with others and learning many valuable lessons along the journey. From the graduates to Claude, Jay, Will, Kirin and the many friends made along the way – Merci & Thank you!  We asked our graduates what they had to say about their favourite experiences with NSCE, advice for others and future plans and here is what they had to say………
    Raunie Mae Baker joined the NSCE eight years ago and has enjoyed every moment. When asked to reflect on her favourite experiences with the Ensemble, she said the 2016 Scotland tour were definitely highlights.   She enjoyed everything about it – the music, people and places!  Raunie is excited to continue her photography career.  She is already an entrepreneur that has established a small photography business. She plans to continue her work and studies in both photography and videography. Her words of wisdom to future members of the ensemble: “just play and have fun”.  She suggests that musicians enjoy playing and be confident - “don’t be self-conscious about showing up and enjoy the opportunity to play for others.” Raunie has enjoyed the opportunity to develop important friendships with others and she wants others to know that NSCE is a great place to meet new people and make great friends.
    Jérémie LeClair has been with the NSCE for over seven years and has lots of great memories! This includes experiences with friends from Juniors, friends from Seniors, the recent ‘Seasonal Jam’ concert series and the 2016 Scotland Tour.  He said that the tour was “a great opportunity to travel with friends, explore, meet different people, learn about different musical styles and create original music.” Jeremie will be staying locally next year to attend Cap U for Human Kinetics and pursue his other passion, field hockey.  He plans to study in the field of Exercise Science with a special interest in Biomechanics. His advice for others musicians is “make the effort to be a part of the group – it is worth it!”. He says that it is an amazing group of people and by playing in the group you help yourself and help others.  He plans to keep playing music with friends in the future.
    Teagan Dawson is an enthusiastic musician that has been with the NSCE for six years. She has many favourite memories including the fun backstage at intermissions and the moment’s right after a show when everyone is still full of energy. The concerts in Scotland were of course other important favourites! Plans for next year include studies at either UVic or CapU with a focus on Geography, Global Stewardship and the Environment as three important areas she is interested in.  She wants to keep playing the violin and looks forward to meeting up with others to play.  Travels are also on her wish list, with a hope of returning to Scotland sometime to explore further. Teagan suggests to young musicians that “when in doubt, don’t be afraid to fake it on stage! She wants musicians to remember that the audience loves it when you look happy on stage, “go out, be happy and have a good time!
    Danielle Rowlands is a dynamic musician that has been with the NSCE for over nine years.  She has adored every moment of the ensemble, from making friends to creating great concerts.  As Danielle reflected on her experiences with NSCE, she said that the tours big and small were special highlights. You may see Danielle around town next year riding her four legged friend “Paddy”. Danielle plans to stay locally so that she can spend time riding while studying Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She is interested in pursuing a career related to human health and wants to keep playing music along the way. Her words of wisdom for other musicians joining the ensemble are “have fun and do not the let the audience scare you, they are there to have fun with you!”.
    Andrew Roberts has enjoyed seven fun years with the NSCE. Andrew is a lively musician that loves hanging out with friends of the ensemble. He has a long list of special adventures on and off stage that he has enjoyed including adventures while on tour with the ensemble. Some of his favourites include escapes with Sam and Michael in Montreal, playing Ultimate in Scotland and meeting people from around the world during the International Aberdeen Youth Festival and Skye Music Festival.  His plans for next year include some travel to visit with family overseas and a return to the North Shore to study at Cap U in Health Sciences. Andrew is clear that he does not want a ‘desk job’! He wants to be busy – emergency room nursing may be part of his future. He suggests that when new musicians come into the ensemble they enjoy learning the music and be prepared to “have a blast” !
     
    The North Shore Celtic Ensemble is returning once again to perform on Galiano Island on Saturday May 20th at the South Community Hall.  The ensemble has been performing every year on Galiano since 2009 and can’t wait for what promises to be another foot stomping and sold out show!  Visit the NSCE at www.nsce.ca  for details.  Tickets available at Galiano Island Books.
    Thanks and All the Best to Jay Knutson
     
    Valued colleague and co-founder of the NSCE Jay Knutson has retired after a 17-year partnership that saw the NSCE grow from an after school musical get-together into the full-blown non-profit organization that it is today. Jay’s tremendous experience, his flamboyant style and his guitar ‘chops’ contributed greatly to the unique sound and the direction of the group.  Jay made a tremendous contribution to the growth and development of the senior ensemble in its many incarnations over the years.  We wish him the very best life has to offer on his idyllic island in the sun.
     

    Revised NSCE Faculty Roles

     
    With the retirement of Jay Knutson, the NSCE Board has revised the organizational structure of the ensemble. Will Chernoff, Kirin Lamb and Brienne Powers, already integral members of the NSCE, have stepped into more prominent roles.

    Will Chernoff has assumed the newly created role of Associate Artistic Director. As such, he has primary responsibility for coordinating the rhythm section. He supports Claude in composition and arrangement of new material, development of new self-produced shows and instruction of all NSCE players.  Will brings his eclectic bass style to the NSCE while adding jazz sensibility to "West Coast Celtic" since 2014. He is known for combining quiet, scholarly discipline in rehearsal with joyful movement on stage. “Frisbee”, says Will, “has been a symbol of the attributes we try to promote at every rehearsal and performance: effective communication, mobilization of one's attention, and physical presence.”

    Brienne Powers continues as Assistant Artistic Director, with responsibility for developing and delivering a standardized technical curriculum for the Intro and Novice Ensembles. She leads community outreach and engagement for these groups as well as recruits new entry level players.  Trained in Celtic and classical violin, Brienne joined the NSCE at the age of 10 and she hasn't left yet! In 2009, Brienne transitioned from student to teacher to head the NSCE's newly created novice programs. Drawing on her dramatic and choral background, Brienne also integrates voice and a strong performance foundation into the program.  Brienne has the continued assistance of Andy Lang in leading the entry level ensembles.

    Kirin Lamb continues in her role as Musical Assistant to the Senior Group, where she arranges and directs piano accompaniment and vocal material.  Kirin brings her extensive experience in Celtic music to the NSCE. She got her childhood start with the Coast String Fiddlers of Roberts Creek, BC. Kirin loves to blend folk traditions with other styles and holds a Diploma in Jazz Piano from Capilano University.  Kirin tells NSCE players, “Never forget that the friends you make, the music you play, and the experiences you have in the NSCE will last you a lifetime. Make the most of it.”

    Claude Giguere, as Executive Artistic Director, continues to supervise and mentor all of these supporting directors and musical assistants. Claude continues to have overall responsibility for the artistic direction of the NSCE and maintenance of the ensemble’s high standard of artistic excellence.
     

    BECOMING A MEMBER

    Are you a Member of the NSCE?
     
    Both NSCE members and NSCE fans receive updates and newsletters from the NSCE. In order to grow our membership base we are appealing to NSCE Fans to consider becoming a member. There is no cost and it's easy - just provide us with your contact information at:
    http://www.nsce.ca/donate#become-a-member
     
    Your NSCE membership:
    • Demonstrates that you value the contribution we make to the Arts and to inter-generational community engagement across the North Shore
    • Shows our donors and sponsors that we have the support of our community
    • Enables us to communicate with you through our e-newsletters
     
    Not sure Whether you are an NSCE member?
     
    Don’t hesitate to provide us with your current contact information at: http://www.nsce.ca/donate#become-a-member - we will check our membership list and update as required.


     
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    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    John Dawson  -  President

    Paula Burgerjon  -  Vice-President

    Laurie MacNeill  -  Treasurer

    Alison Roberts  -  Secretary

    Rob Holt  -  Director

    Julia Rowlands  -  Director

    Bill Schatz  -  Director

    Claudia Viviani  -  Director
     

  • CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
     
    Winter Concert Series– North Shore Celtic Ensemble Presents:
    Saturday November 19, 7:30 pm  - 'A Seasonal Jam' at the Terry Fox Theatre in Coquitlam Purchase Tickets
    Saturday November 26, 7:30 pm  - 'A Seasonal Jam' at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver Purchase Tickets
    Sunday December 4, 7:30 pm - A Celtic Christmas at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre
    Sunday December 18, 2:00 pm - A Celtic Christmas at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple RIdge

    Other NSCE Events
    Saturday January  28, 2017 - Lions Gate Sinfonia a String Extravaganza with special guests NSCE at Centennial Theatre - Purchase Tickets
     
    A Sample of Upcoming Community Concerts - check out the NSCE website for what is behind our ever evolving 'Community Concerts Series'
    Thursday December 1, 6:30 pm - The Junior Ensemble plays 'Honour a Life Celebration' at the West Vancouver United Church
    Saturday December 10, 2:00 pm - Strings&Things play North Shore Hospice
    Friday December 16, 7:00 pm - Strings&Things and the senior ensemble play at 'Pink for Christmas', a fundraiser for Team Finn at the Kay Meek Theatre Purchase Tickets
    NORTH VANCOUVER YOUTH MUSICIANS
    BRING CELTIC MUSIC TO THE SCOTS

    In summer 2016, twenty players from the Senior NSCE traveled to the Aberdeen International Youth Festival in Scotland.  The players were accompanied by Claude Giguère and Jay Knutson, the artistic directors and founders of the NSCE, as well as rhythm musician Will Ross and parent chaperones.  After the 8-day festival concluded in late July, the entire group headed further north to the Isle of Skye.  Musical highlights of the trip included collaborations with Ghanian drummers, performing at the Skye summer festival and the gala finale performance of the Aberdeen World Youth Festival at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen.  The trip schedule was fast paced and a bit hectic as most days included a rehearsal and a concert in addition to sightseeing and travel to and from venues.  Although the trip ended all too quickly, the players have fond memories and new musical additions to the repertoire of the NSCE.
    NSCE players in formal concert attire prior to performing at the Variety Gala at His Majesties Theater in Aberdeen
    NSCE players performing on the main stage at the Skye Festival - Isle of Skye Scotland
    NSCE players relaxing outside University of Aberdeen Chapel after performing with Ghanaian drummers at the World Youth Festival opening reception on July 28 2016
    Congratulations to Artistic Director Claude Giguère for receiving the Outstanding Supporter of Youth Award from the City of North Vancouver.  This award recognizes a mentor or agency that has provided exceptional support and services to youth.  We've known how wonderful he is for years - it's nice to see him recognized publicly.
     

    BECOMING A MEMBER

    Are you a Member of the NSCE?
     
    Both NSCE members and NSCE fans receive updates and newsletters from the NSCE. In order to grow our membership base we are appealing to NSCE Fans to consider becoming a member. There is no cost and it's easy - just provide us with your contact information at:
    http://www.nsce.ca/donate#become-a-member
     
    Your NSCE membership:
    • Demonstrates that you value the contribution we make to the Arts and to inter-generational community engagement across the North Shore
    • Shows our donors and sponsors that we have the support of our community
    • Enables us to communicate with you through our e-newsletters
     
    Not sure Whether you are an NSCE member?
     
    Don’t hesitate to provide us with your current contact information at: http://www.nsce.ca/donate#become-a-member - we will check our membership list and update as required.


     
    Donate to NSCE
     
    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    John Dawson  -  President

    Paula Burgerjon  -  Vice-President

    Laurie MacNeill  -  Treasurer

    Alison Roberts  -  Secretary

    Rob Holt  -  Director

    Julia Rowlands  -  Director

    Bill Schatz  -  Director

    Claudia Viviani  -  Director
     
     
     
    North Shore Celtic Ensemble
    3999 Woodbury Avenue
    North Vancouver, BC Canada
    V7N 3N4
    604-987-4063
    www.nsce.ca

     

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  • Testimonials
    "Our diverse audiences have enjoyed their concerts immensely and we have found it especially appropriate to have these community-minded young people here as we raise awareness for North Shore Hospice as a place where family and friends meet and where we can all help to make the last days of a loved one's life as rich and rewarding as possible."
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