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Artist Ben Tour selected to brighten kálax-ay, Capilano University’s Sunshine Coast campus
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. September 26, 2018 – Images that incorporate bursts of colour, expert shading and kinetic lines are to transform a dull wall on the edge of a parking lot in Sechelt by the end of October. Illustrator Ben Tour has been selected to paint a mural at kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus of Capilano University.
Neptune Terminals to provide $10,000 in matching funds for the creation of an endowment bursary for Aboriginal students
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. September 20, 2018 – Neptune Terminals recently announced $10,000 in matching funds to create an endowment to fund a bursary for Aboriginal students at Capilano University. Neptune Terminals’ President Claus Thornberg announced the gift at the University’s 50th birthday bash on September 10, 2018.
Capilano University invites everyone to celebrate its 50th anniversary at CapFest, September 22, 2018
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. September 14, 2018 – Capilano University is celebrating 50 years on the North Shore with CapFest, a massive party that’s open to all.
Live music, more than a dozen food trucks and a family-friendly beer garden will have the North Vancouver campus buzzing even more than it does on the first week of classes. Revellers can hop to the west coast pop stylings of Juno-nominated band Hey Ocean!, jump around to the explosive energy of Five Alarm Funk and bop to Company B Jazz Band. Many of the artists are CapU alumni.
Hey Ocean! to headline CapFest
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. September 10, 2018 – Capilano University is excited to announce that Juno-nominated pop trio Hey Ocean! will headline its 50th anniversary celebration, CapFest, on Saturday, September 22.
Fresh from playing the Skookum Festival in Vancouver and the Rifflandia music festival in Victoria, Hey Ocean! will close out CapFest with their signature west coast pop.
Capilano University seeks mural artists on the Sunshine Coast
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. September 4, 2018 – Capilano University is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As one of its commemorative activities, the University has teamed up with the Vancouver Mural Festival to transform the main east-facing exterior wall of kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus, into a full-colour painted mural. The mural will welcome students and the community to the Sunshine Coast campus and serve as a lasting legacy of the University’s 50th anniversary.
Mural artists selected to beautify Capilano University
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. August 17, 2018 – Four current Capilano University IDEA School of Design students are among a diverse group of artists selected to beautify Capilano University’s North Vancouver campus with murals commemorating the University’s 50th anniversary.
The community approved a college on the North Shore 50 years ago
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Community captains, committees and a White Spot parking lot led to the establishment Capilano University.
March 7, 2018 marks 50 years since a plebiscite passed to establish a college on the North Shore. The proposed college would cost taxpayers in West Vancouver and North Vancouver $7 a year on a home valued at $25,000(!); in the Sechelt and Howe Sound areas, it was approximately $4 a year.
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