Events

ESG Fall Presentation: Icon Encounter

Icon Encounter

An ESG Storytelling Experience

Join us on Sunday November 10th10:30am & 4:30pm
for a devised performing arts presentation of icons of Mary

Devised Storytelling & Music

Devised Performance is a process where the performers improvise and create the content for the presentation.

We are excited to see the music, movement, and storytelling that is emerging as the teens and kids of ESG explore images and themes of God’s boisterous love for each person and of our eyes opening to the world.

Ponder These Things

Through the 2019/20 ESG season, we are exploring the story of Mary, the mother and disciple of Jesus. As we look at iconsof Mary in the fall, Rowan Williams’ book Ponder These Things has been invaluable in giving us insights into the ancient Orthodox icons of the Eleousa and the Orans.

Experience Rooms

Immerse yourself in a exploration of the Eleousa and Orans icons in a variety of experience rooms, including a young child-friendly creative space, an iconcontemplation room, music stations, an art installation, and two artists who will respond to one of the icons with printmaking and painting throughout the day.

Chilli and Sweets Sale

After the presentation, enjoy a bowl of chili and home-baked treats. All sales go towards ESG’s performing arts program with children and teens.

FeatureFriday

Feature Friday

ESG Guild Fridays are in full swing, and we want to give you a chance to get to know some of the fantastic people who are part of the ESG family. So, watch for our Feature Friday posts, introducing you to a different ESG member each week.

This week we spoke with:

ESG performer, Tobias (age 8)

How long have you been involved in ESG?

  • One season

What is your favourite Guild Fridays snack?

  • Everything!

What is your favourite part of ESG?

  • Music, because we get to play with instruments

What has been your favourite ESG performance?

  • The Mustard Seed, because I was the penguin and I got to waddle

If you could send Jeqn on a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you send her and which fictional character would you send with her?

  • Hollywood with an eagle

 

Thanks for sharing!

FeatureFriday

Feature Friday

ESG Guild Fridays are in full swing, and we want to give you a chance to get to know some of the fantastic people who are part of the ESG family. So, watch for our Feature Friday posts, introducing you to a different ESG member each week.

This week we spoke with:

ESG performer, Egbert* (age 11)

How long have you been involved in ESG?

  • One season

What is your favourite Guild Fridays snack?

  • English muffins with butter

What is your favourite part of ESG?

  • Playing music – it’s fun

What has been your favourite ESG performance?

  • Naomi and Ruth, I liked just that she [Ruth] didn’t leave when the son [of Naomi] died

If you could send Melanie on a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you send her and which fictional character would you send with her?

  • Hawaii, with Patrick from Spongebob

 

Thanks for sharing!

*not their real name

FeatureFriday

Feature Friday!

ESG Guild Fridays are in full swing, and we want to give you a chance to get to know some of the fantastic people who are part of the ESG family. So, watch for our Feature Friday posts, introducing you to a different ESG member each week.

Presenting: ESG performer, Etienne (age 10):

How long have you been involved in ESG?

  • Four years

What is your favourite Guild Fridays snack?

  • The ice cream sundae bar

What is your favourite part about ESG?

  • Performing – it’s fun to see all the people!

What has been your favourite ESG performance?

  • When a guy came out of a box and there was lots of mist. It was cool. [This was Spirit Led: The Life of David]

If you could send Melanie [Program Director] on a vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you send her, and which fictional character would you send with her?

  • I would send her to Europe, with Harry Potter

 

Thanks for playing. Until next time!

Events

Draw Tickets! Get your Ticket Draw Tickets!

It’s that time again!

Draw Tickets Time!

All ESG kids will have their tickets for sale starting this weekend. Can’t get in touch with one of them? Contact us! We’ll hook you up with as many tickets as you want! Here are the details:

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. That means you could have a whole book of tickets with YOUR name on it for as little as $40! What a steal, am I right? Especially when you consider the simply amazing prizes there are to be won! Prizes include:

And more!

The draw will be held after the final ESG presentation on May 5th. You do not have to be present to win.

So, now is the time to buy your tickets and start dreaming of all the fun you’re going to have if your ticket is drawn.

We appreciate your support!

StudioDay

Studio Day!

It may be spring break for our ESG kids, but that didn’t keep them away for this season’s Studio Day!


The kids worked hard on painting set pieces, creating props, and braving the attic (insert nervous gasps!) to give new life to older supplies stored away from previous productions.

We’re looking forward to our production on May 4th and 5th. We hope you are too!

Events

Spring Performance Details!

Join us for the ESG Presentation of

The Wondertale of Naomi & Ruth

May 4th and 5th

Presentation Times:

Saturday, May 4th: 7pm

Suggested donation $5

Sunday, May 5th: 10:30am & 4:30pm

As part of the regularly scheduled worship services at Grandview Church

But that’s not all!

We would love you to show your support for ESG by participating in some of our fundraisers that help us put on these excellent performances:

ESG Fundraising Dinner

Saturday May 4th: 5:30pm
     In support of restarting the ESG Teen Drop-In for September 2019

  • Three-courses with musical accompaniment (vegetarian and gluten-free available)
  • $50 per person Or $375 per table (8 people)
  • Includes reserved seating for the presentation and an opportunity to see behind the scenes of Eastside Story Guild
  • Contact us for more information

ESG Draw Tickets

Draw tickets go on sale April 7th!

Fantastic prizes include:

  • $700 Galiano Inn & Spa gift voucher
  • Tickets to Pacific Theatre’s The Cake
  • White Caps tickets
  • $400 for a Sky Helicopters tour
  • Flower Box gift cards
  • $750 Fairmont Hotel gift voucher

… And many more!