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PRAC Updates August 11, 2020

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At the Barre

by Merle Gonsalvaz
The Blue Institute
Ready to see a shift in dance culture? One dance studio is doing just that – shifting the norm. Dance in Durham Region is known for its numerous quality studios which tackle everything from regular instruction to competitive dance and exam certification. But, if you want to see  professional dance performances one would have to go to downtown Toronto.
Read more on page 5 of ArtScene HERE.

Digital Doors Open

Join the Ontario Heritage Trust, Doors Open Ontario and its many partners throughout 2020 on a virtual journey across the province as we open Ontario’s doors – online!
  • Mnjikaning Fish Weirs National Historic Site, Orillia
  • Spadina Museum Historic House and Gardens, Toronto
  • Stratford Festival, Stratford

ON Culture Guides

Over the past couple of months, we have been bookmarking our favourite places to visit and crafting content for ON Culture Guides – our sister site highlighting arts and culture gems across Ontario. Featuring stories from arts writers, tourism experts, local artists, and community partners, the site provides an insider perspective on the unsurpassed charm of each distinct region.

Within the new reality of the pandemic, ON Culture Guides is an ideal resource for Ontarians who are dreaming about future trip planning, but are mindful of not venturing too far amidst current travel recommendations. Explore our growing roster of activities, community stories and travel guides at

Upcoming performing auditions HERE!


If we missed your upcoming audition, please let us know!

Durham Community Choir

Durham Community Choir invites you to join us as a chorister! A non-auditioned community choir, we welcome into our membership anyone 16 years of age or older who loves and wants to sing.
In this time of restrictions on in-person singing due to coronavirus, we meet virtually for choral singing, education and community. When it becomes advisable, we will prudently reintroduce singing together in person.
On September 14, we will begin fall rehearsals focusing on seasonal holiday repertoire.
05-550-1804 or email or visit

Espressivo Singers


Espressivo Singers is an auditioned women's choir based in Oshawa, performing an eclectic mix of challenging equal voice choral repertoire.
We're looking for experienced and passionate choral singers who would like to join our musical community.
683-5757, email or visit

RESOUND Choir of Durham Region

Resound ChoirJoin RESOUND Choir virtually for the 2020/2021 season
virtual now until SEPTEMBER 6, 2020
SINGERS WANTED – Auditioned & Non-auditioned
Contact:  Kim Alexander at or 905 718 0533 to join or to learn more
Auditions are being held August 15 & 16 and September 6.
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A slightly revised version of facebook's limiting algorithm seen this week about a family member and friend asking why they were blocked. 

You can review who you’ve blocked on Facebook in your settings.

To see who you’ve blocked:
  1. Tap  in the top right of Facebook. (if this graphic doesn't display right, it is the down arrow)
  2. Scroll down and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to Privacy and tap Blocking.
  4. You’ll see a list of the people you’ve blocked on Facebook.
    From here you can:
    • Unblock someone. Tap Unblock next to the name of the person you’d like to unblock, the tap Unblock to confirm. Learn more about unblocking on Facebook.
    • Block someone. Enter the name of the person you’d like to block, then tap Block > Block to confirm. 
Canada Council for the Arts

Digital Originals Initiative 

Help us deliver more results for the arts

The results from the Digital Originals initiative are promising—but not entirely coincidental: they align with several commitments we made in our current strategic plan, including for equity, digital sharing in the arts, and supporting the next generation of creators.

We’re now thinking about our strategic plan for 2021–26—and we want you to share your thoughts on how we can keep delivering results in the arts: take our survey.



Regional Municipality of Durham

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The Resilient Communities Fund is a one-time fund to support the non-profit sector recover and rebuild from the impacts emerging from COVID-19 so they can effectively meet the needs of communities across Ontario.
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