Brian van Wensem

Centre Point: For those who like to Move It!

Vernon Performing Arts Centre hosts a workshop for those who want to experience the exhilaration of movement and dance creation.

Centre Point: What a year it was

Looking for last minute stocking stuffers? Tickets make a great present.

Centre Point: Let’s do nog

The Vernon Performing Arts Centre's Brian van Wensem shares his new holiday expression with readers.

Centre Point: Jingle all the way to these shows

Brian van Wensem takes a look at all the seasonal shows coming to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre and surrounding area in the next weeks.

Centre Point: Centre stages tributes to forums

Upcoming events coming to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre include tribute acts, film screenings, stand-up comedy and election forums.

Centre Point: Harvesting the arts for the masses

Whether you’re looking for music, dance, art or just a simple walk in a haunted forest, it’s yours for the taking.

Centre Point: Welcome, October

October stands as the start of a new and exciting theatre season at the Performing Arts Centre.

Centre Point: Centre celebrates 10 years

I can still remember the first time I walked into the auditorium of the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre to see Jesse Cook live in concert.

CENTRE POINT: Seasons change and shows begin

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society has just launched season subscription packages for theatre, dance and kids presentations.

Centre Point: Life is a festival

The sunshine the Okanagan is famous for has at last arrived and there is no better time to get outdoors and enjoy the fabulous scenery that nature provides us.

Centre Point: Kids can camp out at theatre this summer

Camping season is just around the corner and I’ve been trying to…

Centre Point: Practise does pay off

It feels like a lifetime ago that I was enrolled in piano…

CENTRE POINT: Dance away to recitals

Mastering any art form is a journey that requires many years of…

CENTRE POINT: Local arts destinations use little gas money

I’m an awful traveler. I’m one of those people who boards a…

CENTRE POINT: Waiting for new season to begin

I keep looking out at my backyard hoping to see more signs of…

It’s all about nostalgia

My favourite television show to this day is the ‘70s hit series…

CENTRE POINT: Music that crosses the ages

Growing up, I always wondered how my parents could tolerate the music…

March has plenty of shows for everyone

It’s not uncommon for me to use the words “something for everyone”…

Look up to those behind the scenes

This past week I spent some time in the main auditorium while the Performing Arts Centre’s technical staff were preparing for an upcoming performance.

Love is definitely in the air

With Winter Carnival here at last and all sorts of great shows happening in our midst, I’m thinking we’ve made it through the figuratively coldest part of the season.