‘Intriguing’ art on display

Looking for something different to do? On Saturday, Aug. 20, take a walk through the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Looking for something different to do?

On Saturday, Aug. 20, take a walk through the Vancouver Art Gallery. The gallery is showcasing one of the most intriguing and controversial art movements of the 20th century.

The Colour of My Dreams is an exhibition that explores the art of the surrealist movement, including works by Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Louse Bourgeois and Mas Ernst. Join art historian Anne Kristiansen for an insightful evening lecture on the origins of surrealism and a tour of the exhibition.

Call 604-541-2199 for more information or to register.

n Just a reminder that the Kent Street Activity Centre is closed for maintenance until Monday, Aug. 8. If you haven’t already done so, now is the perfect opportunity to visit the White Rock Community Centre (WRCC) at 15154 Russell Ave. and take in the Lightscapes Photographic Art Show by members of the Crescent Beach Photography Club. The friendly staff can also help you with your registration needs. There is three-hour parking at street-level and below-ground.

n Looking to keep active this summer? Why not drop in to the Keep Fit for 55+ class? This light aerobic exercise allows you to go at your own pace and enjoy the benefits of keeping fit. Single drop-in cost is only $4.25, or purchase a 10-session pass to save. Keep Fit 55+ continues all summer long at WRCC, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m.

n Come in from the heat and enjoy a midday break with an entertaining movie and yummy afternoon tea.

The next Tea with the Stars is Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 1:30 p.m. Jack Nicholson stars in As Good As It Gets, as a cranky, obsessive-compulsive writer who forms an unlikely friendship with a single mother/waitress and a flamboyant artist. Movies are shown on the big screen in the gallery at the White Rock Community Centre. Call 604-541-2199 to reserve your seat.

n Discover the sport of sea kayaking and learn the fundamentals of kayaking safely. Courses are held at White Rock Beach and on Semiahmoo Bay. This full-day course is perfect for those who may be interested in sea kayaking as a recreational pursuit. All equipment is provided. Certified instruction is by Natural West Coast Adventures.

Please call 604-541-2199 for more information.

n Come paddle with us on Aug. 12. Paddle the Crescent Beach waterfront where Boundary Bay merges into Semiahmoo Bay. This area is one of the best bird viewing areas in B.C. with spectacular sunsets.

Common sightings include harbour seals, eagles, herons and many species of waterfowl.

This three-hour paddle is open to novices aged 16 years-plus,19 and includes sea kayaks, all equipment, instruction and certified guides. Register yourself and your out-of-town guests for this unique experience.

The Kent Street Activity Centre, located at 1475 Kent St., is open to persons 55 years of age or better. In addition to many popular lifestyle, active-living and day trip courses, Kent Street offers a number of services to seniors. Call 604-541-2231 or visit www.city.whiterock.bc.ca for more information.

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