JANUARY 31, 2019


On January 31, 2019, BMO Financial Group (BMO) joined Arts Umbrella at Lord Selkirk Annex School in Vancouver to announce a major new commitment in support of the re-construction of Arts Umbrella’s new home on Granville Island. A major sponsor since 1988, BMO has made a $500,000 contribution to Arts Umbrella’s Building Project, helping to ensure thousands of young people can fully express themselves through the arts and share their passion with the world.

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NOVEMBER 2, 2018


On November 2, 2018 we were thrilled to welcome the Honourable Minister Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism for his first visit to our Granville Island building. The Minister was able to tour our new, soon-to-be-renovated building, meet with students from the Arts Umbrella Professional Dance program, and, in an unscheduled happy surprise, also had time to visit with students in our visual arts classes!

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MARCH 23, 2018


On March 23, 2018 Arts Umbrella welcomed guests to its new building at 1400 Johnston Street on Granville Island to announce funding for the renovation of our new 50,000-net-square-foot campus.

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