MemoryGami: Folding and Unfolding Time

October 1-November 12

Great Hall Gallery
During operating hours

Discover old and new cultures! MemoryGami is a short documentary series integrating the art of folding paper with stories of older adults, immortalizing precious memories. Told by six community members, this series recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty and grandeur of the life as it unfolds. The paper-folding had a powerful impact on their memories and identity reconstruction, offering perspectives beyond mere times and places. MemoryGami invites us to remember, to cultivate joy and beauty, and to treat our stories as a shared legacy.

Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society (VACS) is a non-profit art-supporting organization that pursues the enrichment of lives and community through art. Established in 2014, VACS strongly believe in art as a means of change. Art evokes empathy, and empathy leads to action. The multidisciplinary team at VACS is dedicated to these ideals and grows increased public support for the arts to ignite the imagination, instil the long arc of joy, and inspire the next generation of future leaders. 

VACS thanks the Government of Canada and the BC Arts Council for the funding and community partner, the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, for their support and collaboration.

A Roundhouse Partnership with Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society

Bonjour Business

Thursday, October 21, 3-5pm

Free, registration required

Under one roof, come discover a selection of products, services, crafts and deliciousness from the local francophone community. Take advantage of this opportunity to expand your list of contacts and do business with the vibrant francophone community of British Columbia at the Yaletown Roundhouse community center. Entrance is FREE

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

Saturday, October 24, 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm

All Ages, $6.50/per pumpkin
Exhibition Hall

Carve a pumpkin to get into the Halloween spirit! We provide the spooky music, and carving tools and stencils will be provided, or bring your own! Please register by Wed, Oct 13 to reserve your pumpkin and space. Parent participation is required. Price is per pumpkin, bring as many folks as you like.

Halloween Carnival

Sunday, October 31, 11am-2pm 

Ages 1-11, $7/child
Exhibition Hall

Dress up in your scariest costume and participate in ghoulish games and creepy crafts! Come and explore our “Creepy Hollow” forest full of spooky surprises and other fun activities. Children MUST be supervised by an adult. Pre-registration required. Drop-ins are welcome only if space permits. Parents and children under 1 year are FREE. Register early, this event sells out each year!

Support the Roundhouse Youth Council’s food drive by bringing a non-perishable item with you to Pumpkin Carving and the Halloween Carnival! All donations will go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 11, 10am-12pm

All Ages, $9/person
No online registration, call the front desk for information 604-713-1800 press 1
Exhibition Hall

Santa’s coming to the Roundhouse! Join him and his helpers for a pancake breakfast and take part in many fun-filled activities. 

Everyone coming to the event MUST have a ticket. Ticket includes breakfast (pancakes, sausages, fruit, coffee/tea) and pictures with Santa. Pre-registration required, drop-ins permitted ONLY if space is available. Children must be supervised by an adult. Children under 1 years old are FREE, parents must pay for breakfast. Purchase tickets EARLY as this event SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR!

Holiday Luncheon

Wednesday, December 15, 12-2:30pm

Ages 25+, $15
Register at the front desk: call 604-713-1800 press 1
Exhibition Hall

 Let’s put the jingle into Christmas for our annual holiday get-together. What better way to celebrate the season than meeting with new and old friends.