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August 2023

Great things to do in the GTA and Region of Durham in August

Please confirm dates before booking
* by performances means matinees

National Peacekeepers DayNational Peacekeepers' Day

Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces personnel who have served in various peace support efforts will gather at events across the country to honour their comrades. A national ceremony is held each year in Ottawa at the Peacekeeping Monument on the Sunday closest to August 9. It is organized by the local chapter of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping, the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans Affairs Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (2019 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPERS is May 29).

If you are a PRAC member and participating in an event or performance
- get it listed on our calendar page!

August 2024 Early Bird Listings

Early Bird



August 10 ~ Noisy Art in the Library Awards

Pickering Public Library and PRAC are please to once more present an art show for kids "Noisy Art in the Libary"
Awards Reception ~ Aug 10th from 6-7pm at the Central Library Auditorium.




Art in Public PlacesOPG Info Centre 2023

1675 Montgomery Park Road
Pickering, L1V 2R5 ON

Now partnering with A Gift of Art

Deborah Bateman Mar/Apr
David Robinson May/June
Sujesh Chitty V July/Aug
Bonnie Arnsen Sept/Oct
Nancy Moore & Lauren Boissonneault Nov/Dec

McLean Community Centre, Ajax
95 Magill Drive, Ajax

Fabulous MediumsFABULOUS MEDIUMS 2023

Feb. 10 to Mar 20
Harsh Raghav & David S. Robinson
Mar 20 to Apr 24 ~ Ajax Creative Arts
April 24 to May 28 ~ PRAC Juried Photography Exhibition
May 28 to July 3 ~ Allan O'Marra
July 3 to Aug 7 ~ Lauren Boissonneault
Aug 7 to Sept 11 ~ Kay Hubbard
Sept 11 to Oct 16 ~ OPEN
Oct. 16 to Nov. 19 ~ PRAC Juried Art Show
Nov. 19 to Jan 8, 2024 ~ Nancy Mueller

Westben6698 County Road 30
Campbellford, ON, K0L 1L0

Lennie Gallant
Friday, August 4 at 7:00 PM

Canadian East Coast songwriter Lennie Gallant has released fourteen albums of original songs which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, Les Prix Eloizes, and The East Coast Music Awards. His song Peter’s Dream was recently inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Lennie has toured internationally, performing all over North America, in Europe, for the troops in Afghanistan, and at the Olympics. He is a recipient of the Order of Canada.
On Willow Hill, 6698 County Road 30, Campbellford, ON, K0L 1L0 1-877-883-5777
Ticket Prices: Adult $55/ Senior $53/Under 30 $30/18 & Under $5

Jill Barber
Saturday, August 5 at 7:00 PM

Three-time Juno Award-nominated singer-songwriter, Jill Barber is an artist with an unforgettable voice once heard, never forgotten. Her critically acclaimed repertoire spans a transformative spectrum from folk to vocal jazz and pop and includes songs in both French and English. Her several awards include the Sirius XM Jazz Artist of the Year and the East Coast Music Award for Album of the Year.
At The Barn, 6698 County Road 30, Campbellford, ON, K0L 1L0 1-877-883-5777
Ticket Prices: Adult $55/ Senior $53/Under 30 $30/18 & Under $5

The Music of Joni Mitchell & More
Laila Biali and the Brian Barlow Big Band
Sunday, August 6 at 2:00 PM

Imagine all your favourite music of Joni Mitchell in stunning arrangements for singers and big bands. Now imagine that in the hands of Laila Biali and Brian Barlow! Multi-award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist and CBC Music national radio host Laila Biali has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents from New York City’s Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts. Joining Laila is Canadian jazz icon drummer and arranger Brian Barlow with his incomparable Big Band. Don’t miss this dazzling close to the 2023 summer season.
At The Barn, 6698 County Road 30, Campbellford, ON, K0L 1L0 1-877-883-5777
Ticket Prices: Adult $65/ Senior $63/Under 30 $30/18 & Under $5

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PineRidge Arts Council
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P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0

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