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General News · 25th July 2023
Anastasia for Manson's Hall
Love acting and “hamming it up” but never tried it in front of a camera before?
join Acting for the Camera (Ages 9 - 13)
August 7 – 10, 10 am - 12:30 pm
4-day workshop, $80
Manson’s Hall

"In this 4-day summer camp, youths will begin to develop intangible life skills they can utilize in any career they choose to pursue in the future. Research shows that skills acquired through the performing arts – (i.e. creativity, confidence, public speaking, teamwork, determination, problem solving and flexible thinking), radically improve outcomes for our youths. In fact for many, access to expression through the arts is essential to mental health and their way of being in the world.
This camp has a 12-student maximum, and those taking part are typically beginner actors with no previous experience that are simply curious about acting and having fun."

Every youth has a unique story to tell.
Join "Be the Media” Introduction to Digital Video Content Creation (Ages 13 - 17)
August 14 – 17, 1 – 4 pm
4-day workshop, $95
Manson’s Hall

"Today, the lines between more traditional media networks and independent outlets/social networks are becoming blurred, allowing for anyone to easily express their point-of-view to the world.
In this 4-day workshop, youths will love to learn first-hand how to make their own short films and express their own unique voice. They will learn how to create, edit and publish digital content for various digital platforms, such as social media, websites, and mobile devices. They will really enjoy learning how to use various tools and software to produce videos, graphics, animations, and interactive media that engage and inform audiences who are excited to hear what they have to say."

Jennifer Isme Pickford is a Victoria Times Colonist Award-winning Filmmaker who has over twenty years’ experience as a broadcast documentary producer. She holds a a Masters Degree in Film and Media Arts from the University of Glasgow, and when she is not traveling the world in pursuit of her latest project, or screening her films at at international film festivals, she has been teaching filmmaking to youths of all ages in the Comox Valley and Gulf Islands.

Ways to register:
1) online at

2) in person at Manson's Hall Tue-Wed 1-4pm

3) pick up a paper form from Manson's Hall or community notice boards, or download a PDF form (below or on and print it off

You can return it to the hall office, put in the black dropbox outside of the office or take a photo or scan and email to