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RYERSON SPRING THRIFT SALE

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April 15, 6-9 pm and April 16, 10-1 pm

Snowdrops are blooming—it must be spring (well, almost!)  And with Spring comes the annual Ryerson Spring Thrift Sale!  It’s time to clear out your cupboards, round up your no-longer-cherished treasures, and bring your contributions to be sorted for the sale.  The first collection date is Saturday, February 6.  Bring your donations to the back door of the Gym between 10 am and 2 pm.  Further collections will be held on March 5 and April 2 and 9.

Books, men’s, ladies’ and children’s clothing and accessories, china, collectibles, decorations, small electrical appliances, small items of furniture, housewares, jewelry, lamps, linens, notions, pictures, sporting goods, toys, and wheeled luggage are all wanted.

Regretfully, we cannot accept broken appliances, building supplies, Christmas lights or trees, artificial Christmas trees, TVs larger than 21” unless flat-screen, computers older than 2006, old-style computer monitors, printers (unless new), children’s car seats/cribs/high chairs, e-cigarettes, beds/mattresses, carpet remnants, light fixtures without wall plugs, non-commercially-recorded audio/VHS tapes/CDs/DVDs, skis, ski boots or ski poles, snowboards, suitcases without wheels or window blinds of any kind, including venetian blinds, and lack of space prohibits the acceptance of large items of furniture. Also, we are now fully supplied with plastic bags and coat hangers.

The Thrift Sale Committee will soon be looking for contributions of time as well as merchandise.  If you are new to Ryerson, or have not yet participated in this all-encompassing event which requires about 120 volunteers to produce, please do contact Gwyneth Westwick (604-447-7779 or gwynwest@shaw.ca) to learn how you can join in the fun.  Opportunities abound, both day and evening, during the week of April 11 – 16.

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Ryerson Choral Scholarships for 2016-17 – $2,000 for Each Scholar

Ryerson United Church is pleased to announce its highly successful Choral Scholars Program is continuing for a 6th consecutive year.

The Choral Scholars Program provides up to two scholarships of $2,000 each for eligible Grade 12 students (2017 Grads). Selected scholars also gain the opportunity to sing with an acclaimed and semi-professional choir with a wide ranging, primarily classical repertoire.

The deadline for applications is June 3, 2016.

Please see the Choral Scholars section under Ryerson Music

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Your One and Only Life: The Choral Music of Stephen SmithYour One and Only LIfe 2016

Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm

On March 5, 2016, we celebrate the choral music of one of Vancouver’s best-loved pianists and composers, our own accompanist Dr. Stephen Smith. Your One and Only Life (named for a song by Nova Scotia’s Susan Crowe) see Elektra together with The Vancouver Men’s Chorus and the director Willi Zwozdesky. Familiar songs, stunning compositions, and a world premiere are on the program as both choirs celebrate the arrangements and original compositions of our treasured colleague. (March 6 in Victoria)

Tickets:

$30 – Regular
$25 – Senior
$15 – Student (with valid ID

Tickets are available through the Elektra Women’s Choir office at 604-739-1255

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Chor Leoni:  Sea to Sky

Friday April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2016  at 8pm
Ryerson United Church

All seats reserved.
Section A $40 | Section B $35 | Section C $30 | Student with ID $10 (inclusive of fees)

with the young men of the PROMYS Honour Choir 

Vancouver: A place where the city meets the water and the mountains meet the sky. Chor Leoni’s Sea to Sky explores the elements of nature in a program you will love. Music by Lauridsen, Ešenvalds, Kodaly and Tormis, rub shoulders with pop songs and spirituals, all sung in honour of the stunning place we call home.

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In the Abbey Garden

Abbey Garden 2016

Saturday, May 7th at 7:30 pm

In the Abbey Garden. From Holst’s breathtaking Ave Maria for double choir to Rachmaninoff’s Six Choruses for Women’s Voices and Brahms’ Psalm 13, experience Elektra’s foray into some of Europe’s most beautiful choral music. The artistry of our guest ensemble, the Borealis String Quartet, and Elektra’s celebrated sound combine to deliver a winning combination for audiences in two cities.

Tickets are available through the Elektra Women’s Choir office at 604-739-1255

Tickets:

$30 – Regular
$25 – Senior
$15 – Student (with valid ID)

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Here is a video of Deb’s sermon preached at the BC Conference Celebration of Ministry. Her sermon begins at 34:00 (34 minutes from the beginning).

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Check out this video.  Leadershift interviews Debra on collegial relationships.

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A Ryerson Wedding

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Magee Wind Ensemble

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