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Railtown Cultural Enhancement Association (RCEA)

Our mandate is to create an affordable place for Vancouver music and art lovers to enjoy live performances, view art shows, participate in workshops and be a part of the arts community. To promote positive and creative energy in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver

 

Previous Events:

 

Feb 24 RCEA and The Ironworks present Maria Volonte and the Blue Tango Tour (Argentina)

Jan 27, 2012 RCEA and The Ironworks present Trevor Dunne and Travis LaPlante (NYC)

 

Oct 15, 20, and 27 2011 RCCEA and The Ironworks presents

the "Part of the Tribe" Jazz Series

Oct 15/ Endangered Blood (NYC)

Oct 20/ Avram Fefer/Michael Bisio Duo (NYC)

Oct 27/ Jerry Grannelli Trio (Calgary)

 

June 21st 2011 RCEA and The Ironworks presents The Taylor Cook Quintet

 

April 15, 2011 RCEA and The Ironworks presents Sweet Pea Swing Band

 

Oct 8, 2010 Classical Joint Reunion a Coastal Jazz and Blues production in collaboration with The R.C.E.A.

 

Sept 25, 2010

Book launch by John Vaillant in collaboration with the R.C.E.A.

 

June 2009,

Story telling by "Dixie Stars Story telling Company"

Grade 1 to 3 "The Kids First Program" Hastings Elementary School

 

March 26, 2009

Art workshop for "The Kids First Program" grade 4 to 7 Hastings Elementry School with Teacher, Artist, dancer Angela Brown and Musician Melinda Heartt

 

"Songs from the Source" singer songwriters series

Nov 20, 2008: Leslie Alexander, Cameron Latimer and Dustin Bentall

 

Nov 22, 2008: Retro Dance Party with BACKTRAX

All proceeds of ticket sales will go to the RCEA to create cultural events and workshops for the Kids First East side Program at The Ironworks

 

 

 

 

May 22-2008- Songs from the Source with Beverly Elliott, Rae Armour andLnda Kidder

April 17-2008- Songs from the Source with Marrianne Grittani, Gerry Barnum and Angela Harris

 

Feb 22-2008--Family concert presented by RCEA with childrens entertainer Rick Scott

 

Dec 19-2007-The RCEA organized entertainment for the Christmas party at The Hastings Community School and provided treats for the children. Thanks to Astrid Sars, Timothy Sars and Nathan Barrett for their performance.

 

Sept 29,2007-Second annual Art auction, to celebrate 36 years of success at the MPA Society

Art by mental health consumers and special invited guests including:

Lincoln Clarkes, xwa lack tun and Wendy Skog

 

April 26, 2007 - "Lost April" featuring jazz vocalists Jennifer Scott, George Evans, Kate Hammett-Vaughn, Steve Maddock, Karin Plato, Carman J. Price and the Bill Coon Trio. RCEA Spring Concert Series (20 tickets donated to low-income music lovers)

 

April 14, 2007 - The Aldous Orwell Show with opening act Michael Freedman. RCEA Spring Concert Series (20 tickets donated to low-income music lovers)

 

March 23, 2007 - the Kat Wahamaa Band, Astrid and P.I.M. RCEA Spring Concert Series (20 tickets donated to low-income music lovers)

 

December 2006 - The RCEA provided entertainment for the Christmas dinner at The Hastings Community School and provided treats for all children. Thanks to Astrid Sars and Timothy Sars for their performance.

 

May 2006 - The RCEA organized a performance by the Carnival Band at The Hastings Community School for their annual Spring Festival. The Ironworks and Board member Patricia Peters sponsored the event with a popcorn machine, handing out hundreds of bags of popcorn to the students. Thanks again to the Carnival Band for their fabulous volunteer performance.

 

April 6, 2006 - Our first in-house art exhibition Benefit and Fundraiser - MYCELIUM in collaboration with STREET ART WORKS mentorship society - was a great success.