Winter 2018 Program at Trout Lake Community Centre

Our current series is called Finding Trout Lake and you can find us in the Winter 2018 Recreation Guide or on the registration page

We meet  Sunday afternoon from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm for percussion, dance, storytelling and learning about the nature surrounding us.

This is a community-engaged dance opportunity for nature lovers, storytellers, educators, movers and shakers of all ages and abilities.


Looking at the serene view of the lake with curiosity…what stories are hidden here?


We begin our journey by imagining a distant past.

How did the lake get here? Was this forested land? What can we remember?

How might we tell the story of this place through movement and sound? Whose story do we tell?


These are some of the lines of inquiry that we will follow during the collaborative and creative process of choreographing this unique story called

Finding Trout Lake. 



Plan for this winter series

The following themes, generated during the fall session, will lead our creative and critical inquiry from Jan 21 through to Mar 18.

January 21 – ICE TO WATER – glaciers melting, kettle formation

January 28 – WATER TO LAKE – creeks in, creeks out

February 4 – LAKE TO BOG – sphagnum and friends

February 11- Practice day – ICE TO BOG

February 12- FAMILY DAY DEMO – Finding Trout Lake, the beginning

February 18 – BOG TO FOREST – beavers, fish, waterfowl

February 25 – FOREST TO INDUSTRY – flume, clear cut logging

March 4 – INDUSTRY TO CITY – engineering, culverts, sewers, water supply

March 11 – CITY TO PARK – Dogs, ducks, farmers’ market, bog restoration…

March 18 – FINDING TROUT LAKE – our findings


We acknowledge these lands as the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh People. With gratitude, we create responsible and socially engaged art on these Coast Salish traditional lands.