ESG Zoom Presentation Details!

Save the Date: ESG zoom presentation June 1st 5:30pm & 8pm
The children and teens of Eastside Story Guild are hard at work memorizing lines, creating costumes and characters, and filming scenes for an original zoom play. We’d love to have you join us for this special streaming presentation on Tuesday June 1st. More info about tickets coming soon!

We’re back for a (Covid-safe) new season of Eastside Story Guild!

Welcome, friends and fans, back to another year of Eastside Story Guild!

ESG looks a little different this year, due to the pandemic, but what hasn’t changed is the cheerful and friendly atmosphere, positive and energetic performers, and supportive and dedicated staff and volunteers.

We look forward to another season of fun, exploration, and connection. Thanks for coming alongside us in our journey!


Dinner Theatre Fundraiser Details

In order to provide this exciting program to kids in the Grandview neighbourhood we need to do some fundraising each year. Please join us at our annual Dinner Theatre Fundraiser, taking place on Saturday, May 9th. Here are some pertinent details:
  • Doors open at 5pm, dinner served at 5:30pm
  • Tickets go on sale April 3rd
  • Seats are $50 each, or $375 for table of 8
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available
  • There will also be live music!
  • Dinner concludes in time for you to catch our first performance of this year’s spring production, Magnificat: A Story of Mary as told by Eastside Story Guild
If you can’t make the dinner but would still like to support us, contact your favourite ESG performer and pick up a book of draw tickets! The draw takes place after the final performance on Sunday, May 10th. Here are some details:
  • $5 each or five for $20
  • Tickets go on sale April 3rd
The prizes that have been confirmed so far are:
  • Galiano Inn voucher
  • 2 sets of Whitecaps tickets
  • BC Lions tickets
  • Bard on the Beach flex tickets
  • Pacific Theatre tickets
  • Flower Box gift certificate

Contact for more details about the draw tickets or the fundraising dinner.

See you there!

TAD Presents: Mossing Hill Mystery

One town. A crime. Six suspicious characters. Whodunnit?
It’s up to you, the audience, to find out! Come see an original theatre show created by the actors and artists of Teen Arts Drop-In. Their art will also be on display in our gallery before and after the show.

Tuesday, March 10th, 6pm at Grandview Church. The rest of the details here.


See you there!



We’re already half-way through the season!

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already half-way through the ESG season. Thank you to everyone who came out to Icon Encounter. It was a wonderful experience. Check out our new Fall newsletter for a photo summary of the event!

We are now on a break until mid January. Stay tuned for more Feature Fridays in the new year, and don’t forget to mark your calendars for our Spring presentation, May 9th and 10th!


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.