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Member News - September 2017

12 September 2017

New film shooting in Markham this fall

In September and October 2017, the Varley Art Gallery of Markham welcomes French film director Olivier Bosson, who will be filming in Markham with a cast of community members. Bosson’s film is commissioned by Catherine Sicot (Elegoa Cultural Productions) as part of a larger international project Facing: The stories of Others, which will unfold in Canada, France and Cuba in 2017 and 2018. Facing is funded in parts by the Canada Council for the Art’s New Chapter program. Interested in being part of this exciting opportunity? Casting sessions will take place between September 10 – 20 all around Markham! No acting experience required. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sector News - August 2017

10 August 2017

Markham’s Mena Massoud Cast as Aladdin

“The star of Disney's new live-action remake of Aladdin is a young Egyptian-Canadian actor from the Toronto area who is a ‘natural leading man’ says his former university professor. Mena Massoud was born in Egypt but grew up in Markham, Ont., and graduated from Ryerson University's performance acting program in 2014, after transferring from the University of Toronto.

Member News - August 2017

10 August 2017

Aurora Cultural Center

The building at 22 Church Street officially opened as a public school on September 30, 1886; within the first 2 years, Aurora’s first high school opened in two upper floor classrooms. Since that time, the “Aurora Public School” has functioned as a school board, a training institute, an overflow school, a museum, and now a multi-purpose centre of arts, culture and heritage.

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788