PA Day Camp


Lakeshore Arts is bringing our PA Day Camp to you! We will continue to offer our series of PA Day Camps throughout the 2021 school year virtually until further notice.

Participants ages 8-12 will have the opportunity to work with professional artists from a variety of disciplines to explore new art forms and techniques in PA Day Camps at Lakeshore Arts. Together we will get creative in a multifaceted exploration into arts and expression.


This year, participants will have the opportunity to participate in virtual workshops from the comfort of their own homes and engage with fantastic artist facilitators as they guide youth through a morning and afternoon workshop.

There will be a maximum of 20 participants per workshop. You will be notified by email if you have been placed on the waitlist.

PA Day camps are Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) with a suggested contribution of $15.00 per participant per date. Please contact if you have any questions.

2021 DATES:

Friday, January 15th, 2021
Friday, February 12th, 2021
Friday, June 4th, 2021

LOCATION: Online via Zoom
TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM & 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Terms of Enrollment

MAX # OF PARTICIPANTS – registration for this program is limited to a maximum of 20 participants. Registration will be determined on a first-come-first-served basis. Staff will confirm enrollment via email and provide you with more details leading up to the program. Please know that all decisions made regarding program registration are at the discretion of the programming staff.

WAITLIST – If all spaces are full, you will be placed on a waitlist and be contacted by programming staff when/if a space becomes available.

CANCELLATION – Should a participant need to cancel their enrollment, you will be required to do so no less than 3 days prior to the start date of the program so we can contact the waitlist to offer the opportunity to another child. 

PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO AND MEDIA CONSENT – Screenshot photographs, recorded videos from the zoom workshops or testimonials of program participants may be used in Lakeshore Arts marketing/promotional materials including but not limited to: the Lakeshore Arts website, social media pages and channels as well as third party media providers such as community newspapers, local/national newspapers and television channels. Please be sure to indicate in your registration form whether you do or do not consent to use of your child/rens likeness for LSA marketing and promotions.

Register HERE

February 12th PA DAY CAMP

Morning Workshop: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

“At first glance, I thought I saw a dragon dance”
with Deanna Rose Gene

The Chinese dragon is a symbol of wisdom, power, and wealth. A dragon dance can be seen during the lunar new year festival. While we can’t fit a whole dragon in our homes, we can simulate the experience by creating and decorating a miniature dragon that even looks like it is breathing fire. Campers will be guided through this fun craft while learning about Chinese traditions to bring in the new lunar year. Come learn about the festivities and let’s celebrate together! Gung Hay Fat Choy (means Happy New Year in Cantonese)

Required Materials:

  • Pair of scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Glue gun or white glue
  • 1 toilet paper roll
  • 1 piece construction paper
  • 2 pom poms approx 1 inch
  • 2 pom poms approx 3/8 inch
  • 2 googly eyes
  • 3 scraps of tissue paper

Alternatives: If you do not have pom poms or googly eyes no worries! I will show you how to make everything out of paper

Afternoon Workshop: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lion Dance and Chinese Dance Workshop
with Sifu Wilfred Tang and Ms. Elven Koo from the Chinese Collective Arts Association

In this workshop, participants will learn traditional Chinese dance and Lion Dance with professional dancers from the Chinese Collective Arts Association! Find out the meaning behind the celebration, as we dive into the roots of Asian and Chinese culture.

Required Materials:

  • 1 stick, just a little longer than shoulder-width
  • 2 rectangular scarves (not too heavy)

Courtesy of the Chinese Collective Arts Association, all participants will be given one free trial class. To redeem please email Karen at, and reference they took the LSA PA Day workshop. There’s no expiration date. 

Meet the Facilitators

Deanna Gene

Deanna Gene is a Toronto-based artist who works mainly on installations. Fostering an idea that emerges from her environment through light, sound, and mixed media is her passion. She often creates based on principle themes of culture and the human psyche. Filling up space to design a message or feeling or thought-provoking idea is her objective and an accomplishment to be shared with an open society.

Deanna has showcased her work at Assembly Hall, Colborne lodge, and participated in the Toronto Biennial of Art. Her most recent work was an online exhibit through Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU). She has worked closely with a community arts organization, Lakeshore Arts, and has gained experience working in galleries, arts programming, and children’s education. She graduated from Humber College with a diploma in Visual and Digital Arts and currently is attending OCADU working on a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

The Chinese Collective Arts Association

The Chinese Collective Arts Association (CCAA) is a non-profitable organization established since 2009, hosting a variety of performances, workshops, and events to offer opportunities for members to be exposed to various art forms of Chinese culture. Chinese dance classes are also offered for students ages 3 to adults, for Chinese Dance, Lion Dance, Kung Fu, Wushu, Tai Chi, Beijing Dance Academy Examination Syllabus, Dance Competitions, Dance Technique, Gymnastics, and Acro.

CCAA Dancers have previously performed at the Toronto Raptors’ Halftime Show, Yee Hong Foundation’s Dragon Ball, OMNI TV’s Live CNY Specials, to name a few. They have participated in numerous invitational performances, received a 100% passing rate with Chinese Dance Syllabus Examination results, obtained High Gold, Overall, and Special Judges’ Awards at regional and national dance competitions across Ontario and in the U.S.. Members of their Youth Dance Team participated in the INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DANCE AND SONGS “OHRID WAVES”, in Macedonia in 2019.

If there is interest in joining their classes or learning about their events, please contact

Sifu Wilfred Tang, Lion Dance Instructor

Passionate traditional Chinese Kung Fu martial artist with over 25 years of training under the Chung Wah Kung Fu system with Sifu Lee Chi Wai. Wilfred has been teaching traditional Kung Fu and Lion Dance to adults, teens and children since 2003. He joined Chi Ping Dance group in 2012 as the Martial Arts instructor; choreographing and participating in fight scenes for performing arts dramas and annual gala routines. Kung Fu is more than just an art, it is a lifelong journey and it is a pleasure to share this journey with everyone.

Ms. Elven Koo, Chinese Dance Instructor

Ms. Elven Koo began dancing with the Chi-Ping Dance Group at 4-years-old. She has participated in many local and international dance events in Mexico, Macau, Hong Kong. At the age of 9, she received awards in dance competitions in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto. Ms. Koo has portrayed many dance characters in past drama productions such as the younger sister of Mulan, Spider Queen, and lead roles as White Snake and Zhu Yingtai. She currently teaches Chinese dance with the Chinese Collective Arts Association and has choreographed a number of dances, including award-winning pieces. Her dances have received awards for Best Choreography and Judges Choice at various regional and national competitions. She continues to perform with CCAA as a professional artist and principal dancer.

Next UP

Summer P.A. day camp

Friday, June 4th, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:oo PM
Location: via Zoom
Ages: 8-12

 We can’t wait to see you at camp!

For more information, please contact Matt O’Connor, Community Programs Coordinator, via email:

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