A number of live events are returning to Granville Island this summer, along with hybrid events, some excellent virtual events, podcasts and interactive activities for children. For a complete list of events please go to our events page here.
We are especially excited to see the Arts Club Theatre in rehearsal for their first show back on Granville Island, running August 5th through 29th.
Starring acclaimed actor/singer Jeremiah Sparks, Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story is an inspiring, true Canadian story, told through song, of the African-Canadian “singing miner” that emerged from the 1958 Springhill, Nova Scotia, mining disaster. This award-winning one-person show recalls the tense historic events and celebrates hope, courage, and community.
Trapped. 4,000 feet underground. With no food, little air, and even less hope of survival. Remarkably and against all odds, the indomitable spirit and song of coal miner Maurice Ruddick served as a lifeline for his fellow miners over nine unimaginable days.