GNAG Executive Director
I know I’m not alone when I say that this winter feels like it’s been a long one. Don’t get me wrong, I love the look of a fresh snowfall or a glistening walk through a chilly forest. However, it can often be an isolating season for many people. During my first winter with GNAG, I’ve noticed a wonderful thing – the spirit of our community really does make the dark months so much better and maybe even a bit warmer. The longer I am in this role, the more I appreciate that the Glebe feels like a small village in the city, with a strong sense of support and community.
When we had our first meeting with the Glebe BIA for our joint Skating Party on February 11, I joked that we should get back to basics and throw a classic winter party that felt like we were in a small-town Hallmark movie. From the mulled wine to the disco lights and the many prizes from local businesses, it felt like we did just that!
So many of you showed up to this event and celebrated the rink being back at Mutchmor school since its opening on Saturday, January 14!
We want to thank Patrick Burke and the team at the Glebe BIA for helping to put on such a great free event for the community.
A heartfelt thank you to the full-time team at GNAG and all the volunteers who made this event possible. A special shout out to Paul O’Donnell who promised to be our hype guy during the event, and he did just that, making this party so much fun for everyone who attended.
As we start to reach the end of the rink season, we want to thank all the contributors this year. After several years of hiatus and equipment put in storage, we had more costs than in the past, so every penny counted. We needed to fix our snowblower, maintenance costs increased (i.e., pod rental costs) and staffing costs were higher. A big thank you goes out to the donors – Glebe Community Association, Glebe BIA, Councillor Shawn Menard – and to our very own Peter Wightman for all his time, energy and dedication to the rink.
GNAG Community Theatre
proudly presents the Wizard of Oz
Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, part of our ongoing theatre education program, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. When Dorothy is carried to The Land of Oz by a tornado, all she wants is to find her way home. A Tinman, a Scarecrow and a Cowardly Lion join her to fight off Witches and to confront the Ruler of Oz. Munchkins and Flowers enliven the journey on the yellow brick road. Eleanor Crowder directs the staging. Lauren Saindon directs the music.
Along with them, their incredible production team and the talented community players, we present a show which will make more than your voice soar. We guarantee a heart-warming and memorable experience as we recreate this beloved tale at the Glebe Community Centre from April 18 to 23.
Are you an Oz fan? Because you could even see the show twice with a different cast. Please note the L or R Cast when purchasing your tickets!
Tickets available online. We hope to see you there.
April 18 at 7 p.m. (Preview)
April 19–23 at 7 p.m.
April 22 at 2 p.m.
More details at gnag.ca.
Spring registration is happening on two separate evenings this year. Adult program registration opened on March 7, and children’s program registration will be March 28 at 7 p.m.
We have some classic programming coming back for the first time since the pandemic, including the return of the Youth Dance in June!
New adult programs will include a floral arranging class for Mother’s Day and a wedding bouquet class to kick off the summer season. Come in and take home a new skill and a gorgeous arrangement! Our new instructor, Francine Lavack, can teach her classes in both French and English.
We want to bring back GNAG Arts, the amazing exhibit where emerging artists of all ages get the opportunity to hang their art in our facility. The local artists get to sell their pieces and receive 100 per cent of the proceeds. Stay tuned for more details on this community builder event.