Field House Artist-in-Residency Gala Thursday Sept 14th 6-8pm.

You are invited to Field Guides an exhibition celebrating the Fieldhouse residencies in Park

Exhibition Dates: Sept. 11 – 24 at the Roundhouse.

Opening reception: Thurs, Sept. 14, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Field Guides 2017 marks the culmination of the second cycle of the Vancouver Parks Board’s Fieldhouse Studio program – an initiative that transformed former care-takers’ suites in parks across Vancouver into active spaces for community engaged creative practices. In each cycle artists collectives, food, greening and environmental groups are given three years of free access to Fieldhouse Studios in exchange for engaging neighbours, colleagues and curious visitors in imaginative, collaborative work in parks.  Community-engaged projects like these are often interdisciplinary and ephemeral and don’t necessarily fit easily into a traditional arts or community centre setting.  Field Guides offers a glimpse into this unique work happening in 17 parks across Vancouver and celebrates the variety of ways these inspiring projects lead communities into deeper conversations about living in the urban environment.

Find out more about all 22 Fieldhouse Programs across the Vancouver Park Board at



Wild Salmon Caravan Events

The VSOS is excited to collaborate, support and participate with the Wild Salmon Caravan. A First Nations lead initiative to celebration the Spirit of the Wild Salmon.

Saturday May 14 2017, at Britannia Community Center the Stone Soup Festival gathered the community together. Storyteller Nadine Pluzak represented The Wild Salmon Caravan and hosted a Salmon Painting Pop-up Art Making Event.

The Event was a huge success. Many Cardboard Salmon were painted by the children of East Van. Shot outs to the amazing Britannia Stone Soup Organizing Team for doing an amazing job bringing it all together. The Painted Salmon will be used in the Wild Salmon Caravan Parade taking place Oct 7th 2017 beginning at the First Nations Friendship Center and parading down Commercial Drive to Trout Lake.

The Storytelling Society will be collaborating with The Wild Salmon Caravan all summer.


Happy New Year 2017!!!! Its that time of Year again

The Women’s Wisdom Circle will begin Jan 18th 2017, 7-9pm, Slocan Field House, 29th Skytrain Station.

We will be listening to the audio books of Clarissa Pinkola-Estes Ph.D. Author of ‘Women Who Run With Wolves’. It’s an inviting, open, flexible space for women to gather. To listen, reflect thoughtfully and engage deeply with Story in all its wondrous, fantastic, offerings.

“It is worse to stay where one does not belong at all than to wander about lost for a while and looking for the psychic and soulful kinship one requires”  ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés

The Renfrew Ravine Lantern Fest Was Spectacular

What an evening of twinkling lights, lit up shapes, Dazzling Lanterns, Fire Performance, Masks, Stilt Walkers, Forest Music, Fire Works and Storytelling.

The evening was incredible. There were so many people there from the community enjoying the festivities. Carmen Rosen and The Still Moon Arts Society sure knows how to put on a festival. There were so many artist and musicians sharing there incredible gifts of magic and performance. The volunteers were top notch. Many youth volunteers were present and helpful.

It was a night to remember for the community.


After wonderfully collaborating with Carmen Rosen and the Still Moon Arts Collective in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighborhood. The VSOS is so excited to invite you all to the Renfrew Ravine Lantern Fest where the Storytellers will have a Lantern Installation.

Lots of work has gone into this event. One of the highlights was the two lantern making workshops with the VSOS.

Come on down to be warmed and inspired.

Storytelling Lantern Making Workshop #1

The ‘Storytelling Lantern Making Workshop’ Tonight was great.

Thank you to the wonderful participants who glued and pasted such beautiful lanterns to be used for the Sat Sept 26th Lantern Fest in the Renfrew Ravine.

Lantern Workshop tomorrow evening, 6-9 at Slocan Hall, directly beside the field house.

Stories in need of Tellers!

There are some exciting Storytelling events coming up this fall.

There are Stories in need of Tellers.

Do you enjoy hearing Stories?

If so come and explore the world of telling.

Contact Nadine or the VSOS FB page or stop by the Slocan Field House on Wednesdays @ 6p.m. to begin exploration into the world of Story.

Stories of Witches, Wise Women, Death, Healing, Hope, Finding Peace, Seeds, Land, Gardens, Food………are all looking for a keeper.