April 21st, 12pm – Join the Deer Lake Gallery in conjunction with the Burnaby Writers’ Society and many more for Spoken INK, a monthly reading series which features published authors reading their work, followed by an open mic for the audience to participate. Christina Myers is a writer, editor and former journalist. Her novel The List of Last Chances (2021) was longlisted for the Leacock Medal for Literary Humour and won the 2023 Canadian Book Club Award for Fiction. Her next book, Halfway Home: Thoughts from Midlife, a collection of essays, is out in May with House of Anansi....
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April 11th, 6pm – As part of Capture Photography Festival, join the Deer Lake Gallery to hear from artist Sara Faridamin and explore the concept of everyday life and the relation between time, place, and space on the streets through her exhibition, ‘A Lived Temporality‘. Sara Faridamin is a photographer based in Vancouver. Her exhibition at the DLG presents her experiences and memories of moving to new places in the past 13 years. This series of photographs began in 2011, when she was studying in South-East London, UK. ‘A Lived Temporality’ continues in Montreal and ends in Vancouver in...

Vancouver Classical Guitar Festival

Thursday August 17, 6:30pm – Open Mic
Sunday, August 20th , 2 pm – Closing Concert
Presented in collaboration with the Vancouver Classic Guitar Society and hosted by the Burnaby Arts Council at The DLG, the VCGFest is delighted to offer two free outdoor performances – weather permitting. This year’s festival running from August 15th – 20th, is designed as an intimate, intensive learning experience. Registration is limited to just 20 students to ensure a more personalized environment.  VCGFest is a unique opportunity for guitarists of all levels to participate in masterclasses, workshops, guitar orchestra, a participants’ concert and to be inspired by faculty concerts by Jorge Caballero, Michael Kolk, Alec Pearson and Luis Medina. Join us on the above dates for free classic guitar concerts in our yard. These events are free and drop ins are welcome.

Artist Talk - Karl and Khim Mata Hipol

September 9, 6:00 pm – Artist Talk

Walking has been essential for brothers Karl and Khim Mata Hipol to familiarize themselves with and continuously learn about their new homeland. In 2015, the two artists, their older brother, and their father, immigrated to Canada from the Philippines and have since finished art degrees and begun their respective art practices in North Vancouver.

The photos the two artists created for ‘Walking to Know the Land’ reflect on their experience as immigrants on colonized land. Join the brothers on September 9th to hear about their perspectives, their art practice, and their fresh and innovative understanding of Landscape and Nature photography. This event is free to attend/by donation.