The Annex

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The Ross Creek Annex is a new venue in the valley to building community in and through culture and the arts.

Dedicated to its community through a kitchen and garden program which brings people together around healthy and accessible food, it is also a rentable space for community groups and  events, with a beautiful light space upstairs with lighting, sound and a projector and a multipurpose space downstairs with a recording studio, some maker equipment and more. 

It will also be home to regular activities put on by both the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Music in Communities and our other programming partners. It is meant to be a space that augments what we do on the mountain and provides new opportunities for our community to engage in life-long credtive learning and connection. 

You can see all our events on the What’s On Page, and book Annex events below! We are also always looking for volunteers so fill in this form for us to connect with you and if you are interested in booking the Annex, please contact us.

As we develop programming for the Ross Creek Annex, we invite your thoughts (and patience) to make it something that is an amazing space for the Canning Area for years to come!  For Music In Communities (MiC) Events, you can see here for more information. 

Upcoming events at the Annex


Sept 27-Oct 25

4-6 pm

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Thursday Sept 28

7:30 pm

After School Art Classes!

Join our Arts programmer Monique Silver at the Ross Creek Annex (Downstairs studio) for a fabulous midweek art break! From 4-6 pm each Wednesday, you’ll learn to take your art to the next level – no experience necessary!

From drawing to painting to other forms of visual art, it’s a great moment to discover your creative community and for those thinking about going to art school, it’s a great step! Includes all materials.

The doors will be open at 3:30 and students who are permitted by their parents are welcome to arrive after school. Please come to the lower entrance.

Cost: $150+ HST for five sessions.

Tyler Messick and Absolute Losers

Tyler Messick’s music features experimental guitar work at breakneck speeds, and driving rhythm sections that keep this original collection of songs charting a course through Americana, Brit Pop, courtly folk and more.

Absolute Losers is a post-punk trio consisting of drummer and backing vocalist Daniel Hartinger, guitarist and backing vocalist Josh Langille, and bassist and lead vocalist Sam Langille that formed in January of 2019. Absolute Losers write pop songs hidden beneath wiry guitar work, intertwining bass and drum parts, and nonchalant vocals. Rather than overcompensating, the band leans into the thinness of a trio with active interplay between instruments making each instrumental part count.

This is a licensed event.
Tickets $20 advance / $15 students 19+ 

Friday, Oct 13

7:30 pm 

Julie Doiron with Special Guest Dusted

National treasure Julie Doiron is a devastating and prolific singer-songwriter with more than 20 albums released throughout her illustrious career, either under her own name, as Broken Girl, in collaboration with Mount Eerie, as a member of Eric’s Trip and Shotgun & Jaybird, and beyond. Her 2021 album I Thought of You is her first in nine years and was recorded with established Canadian musicians Daniel Romano, Ian Romano and Dany Placard.

Dusted: “Brian Borcherdt has spent years making unhinged dance music. Behind the scenes, however, Borcherdt was writing songs of his own that branched out in dramatically different directions than his main gig. If Brian’s work in Holy F&*! represents a reckless night out, Dusted is the somber comedown the morning after — fuzzy landscapes, dream-like production and buzzing melodies that bury Borcherdt’s twisted take on pop under layers of an all-important haze.”

Tickets $22 advance / $25 at the door 


Tuesday, Oct 31

5:30 pm

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Trick or Treat in Canning Hallowe’en Party!

Join us to make Hallowe’en amazing! Meet at the Annex at 5:30 to finish getting ready and park with some pumpkin soup and fresh bread.   We’ll all head out to houses and businesses along the main route, with help from the Canning VFD to keep kids safe on the road, and. visit houses that can’t wait to see you! There will be special visits to the Caning Library and more as your kids get to show off their costumes and meet their neighbours! 

We’ll make a parade together and then come back to the Annex for a special Hallowe’en party with prizes for costumes, an all ages dance and a special candy trading station (who wants to trade a  kitkat for some candy corn!). 

It’s a great way to celebrate the night and celebrate our community! 

Free event, but please sign up here, and if you have costumes to donate, please drop them off on October 11 or 18. 

PLUS: Put your house on the map! Let’s make it super special for our kids and there will even be prizes for decorating! Sign up here to let us know you’re interested!