Programs for Adults

Learn to Draw for Adults

October 23 to November 13, 2018 |10:30am‑12:30pm | Age 18+
$95 for 4 classes (10% off for Friends) | Pre-registration required

Whether you have never picked up a pencil or have been sketching for years this class can help your drawing skills flourish. Starting with the basics of light, perspective and texture we will explore still life drawings, realism, sketching, figure drawing and more!

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La Dolce Vita: Opera Recital 

By Canadian Opera Singer Dhanya Dasa

November 3, 2018 | 1:30pm | $20 Reach Friend $24 Future Friend

Advanced Tickets only 

Featuring arias from opera and musical theater by such great composers as Puccini, Verdi, and Wagner. This event is presented by The Reach in collaboration with Dhanya Dasa and is a fundraiser for the Emerge program at The Reach.

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More About Dhanya Dasa
Originally from Mission, BC, Hawaiian-Canadian Tenor Dhanya Dasa, is quickly establishing himself as one of Canada’s most exciting young tenors. As a student of the legendary soprano Montserrat Caballé, she described his voice as, a beautiful, wonderful, tenor.’ Since 2008 Dasa has sung at over 100 galas and receptions in Ottawa, before six living Prime Ministers, members of the diplomatic-corps, as well as the upper and lower chambers of Parliament. In 2016 Dhanya made his European debut in an open-air concert at Barcelona’s Placa Reial before an audience of over 10, 000, followed by performances across Italy in regional theatres in Parma, Venice, Milan, Treviso, and Florence. Later in 2017, he toured the Greek islands of Corfu, Rhodos, and Kos, on a cultural music exchange. This summer he was back performing in Barcelona.


Thursday, November 29, 2018
4:30pm | High Tea: 5pm
Tracycakes Bakery Café | 2636 Montrose Avenue

Indulge in creatively designed savory finger foods, scrumptious handcrafted seasonal baked treats, cranberry bubbly, and tea or coffee. ‘Tis the season for Tracy Dueck to share tips and recipes for her favorite holiday baking. Proceeds of this celebration go to the 100 Days of The Reach campaign.

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Life Writing Workshops

February 2, 2018 | 1-3pm | FREE

Free Information Session
An overview of what is involved in taking your lifewriting project from conception to completion. Instructor Philip Sherwood is a writer, editor, personal historian and owner of

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Free | Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am | Preregistration Required

Culture, Coffee & Cookies (C3) is a speaker’s series dedicated to providing stimulating and enjoyable learning opportunities for people of retirement age. This relaxed and social setting provides an opportunity to discuss and participate in community culture. Each cultural presentation or activity is accompanied by an opportunity to enjoy some refreshments while socializing with peers.

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Fall / Winter Season
Our Fall / Winter Season will begin on September 5th, 2018. We have booked brilliant and intriguing presenters for your enjoyment.

For all upcoming events and programs at The Reach, check The Reach Gallery Museum Calendar.

Group Tours

Tues – Sun | 10:30am – 3:30pm | $3 per participant

Enliven your experience of current art exhibitions with a gallery tour or dive into our community heritage exhibition with a museum tour. Guided tours are a great way to learn about the cultural and social contexts of artworks and artifacts on display. Tours are led by knowledgeable docents who provide a general overview of exhibitions and an opportunity for lively discussion.


The Docent is Present

Free | Drop-in | Open to the Public

A knowledgeable docent is available Fridays and Sundays from noon to 5pm for Exhibition Tours. Even if you’ve already seen the current exhibitions, you can deepen your experience with a free, drop-in tour.