31st Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival
- July 18, 19 & 20, 2008 - Jericho Beach Vancouver, BC
The readers of the Georgia Straight,
Vancouver's leading news and arts weekly, have named the Vancouver Folk
Music Festival "Best Local Music Festival" for 2007 in their
annual Best of Vancouver reader's poll.
Folk community stalwart Si Garber has created a new online home for the
Vancouver folk community at www.vancouverfolk.com, a place where the real
meets the virtual.
The Vancouver folk Community has long-awaited this living room, which
features a discussion forum, upcoming event information, links to other
folk-oriented web sites, blogs and photo sites.
The Vancouver Pan African Film & Arts Festival takes place October
26 and 27, 2007 at the Vancity Theatre.
We reconnected with old friends and made new ones and parted with promises
of "see you next year in the Park!"
Just like we do every summer during our magical weekend in Jericho Beach
Check out the many blogs, Myspace and Flickr sites, podcasts linked through
Stage 8 where the Festival Family is posting photos and memories and staying
in touch through the year.
Be sure to sign up for Pete's Digital Newsletter so you can be among the
first to hear news about the next Vancouver Folk Music Festival (July
18, 19 & 20, 2008).
Ethical Bean's celebrated Folk Music Festival Blend is available at a
variety of local retail outlets.
Volunteers, marketplace and food vendors, and community organizations
are invited to visit this website again on February 01, 2008 for news,
information and applications forms for taking part in the 2008 Vancouver
Folk Music Festival.
Victoria Jazz Society - Blues Bash - JazzFest
Victoria BC Canada
The Victoria Jazz Society is a
professional arts organization committed to presenting the highest quality
of jazz possible to our community, by presenting music in performance,
with acclaimed musicians.
Since 1981, through its innovative artistic vision, the VJS has attracted
thousands of leading artists from around the world to perform in Victoria.
Hundreds of thousands of fans have enjoyed many outstanding festival and
non-festival performances that have featured the full spectrum of jazz
and improvised music - from the traditional and mainstream, to the avant-garde,
including worldbeat and the blues.
The Victoria Jazz Society's primary activity is to produce two major multi-day
music festivals in the summer, JazzFest International and the Vancouver
Island Blues Bash, as well as a series of concerts from September to May,
all featuring international, national and regional jazz artists.
Since 1985, the highlight of the VJS program year has been the production
and presentation of JazzFest International, an annual event that begins
at the end of June, featuring over 70 individual paid and free performances
and workshops in downtown Victoria.
JazzFest International presents all genres of jazz, blues and worldbeat
music, and has grown into a ten-day festival that attracts over 300 musicians
and is attended by over 35,000 people from Greater Victoria, Vancouver
Island, and around the world.
The Vancouver Island Blues Bash, held annually over the Labour Day weekend
since 1995, features festival performances by regional, national and international
artists, and has become one of Victoria's most popular outdoor events.
The Blues Bash mainstage, situated in Victoria's Inner Harbour, has become
a major showcase for both established and emerging blues and R & B
Header bar photographs Â© 2002 sikorskyi photo.
This is Intrepid Theatre producers
of the Uno Festival, Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival, and Metro Studio
in downtown Victoria BC.
We specialize in bringing bizarre and beautiful theatre from around the
world to Vancouver Island, and provide opportunities for local performing
artists and companies to develop and show their work.
Have a sniff around the joint and if you have any questions or need more
info, give us a shout.
Victoria Dragon Boat Festival
Twice a week Jen Loo closes her
sponsorship files early, changes into paddling gear, and leaves the Victoria
Dragon Boat Festival office with a cheerful wave.
As a paddler and Festival staff member, Loo often makes very specific
suggestions about shaping the event to fit paddlers' needs and desires
A number of the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society's staff, key volunteers,
and Board Directors are paddlers, and all have used their on-water experience
to make the Festival more enjoyable for their paddling peers and competitors.
He considers himself representative of most Festival participants.
"So I think about what I want to buy at a Festival, and what I want
to see when I wander around the site."
Wandering the site - any Festival site - is Mike Fox's idea of a holiday.
Fox, the Festival's Site Manager, paddles widely with what he calls his
"old farts team."
But Fox is as cunning as, well, his namesake.
"Being a paddler gives me a chance to see how every other significant
festival in BC is run," Fox says.
Over the years, Fox has applied his casual reconnaissance to make the
Victoria Festival site safer, more comfortable, and more intelligently
Jeff Chow, a Festival Director and past Chair, agrees that paddling the
Festival circuit helps the Board plan a better event.
That's what we want," says Jeff, only slightly tongue-in-cheek.
A paddler since 2001, Chow is scrupulous about details and the bigger
picture, trying to ensure the Festival hits the right tone of celebratory
Shows and Events at the PNE
Do you have disabled washrooms
and where are they located?
Our disabled washroom is located on the west side of the main concourse
on the right side of the food concession area.
All other washrooms have wheelchair access stalls.
Is there a smoking area while attending an event at the Pacific Coliseum?
For hockey and concerts, there is a smoking area outside the main entrance
For all other events the location of the smoking area may change.
We have up to four ATM machines, with one each located on either side
of the Triple O's restaurant, one located next to the Giant's store and
one located on the lower west side concourse.
The PNE has over 3,000 on-site spaces for parking.
I purchased 50/50 tickets at a Vancouver Giant's game and left early or
didn't hear the number, where can I get that information?
We would be happy to store these items at the Guest Services which is
centrally located inside the main Coliseum entrance.
During all other concerts or events please check your tickets or the events
section of our website.
How can I rent the building for an event?
Call the Sales department at 604-251-7787 for information.
All concession stands will accept cash only.
You can have Deli style fare at Pacific Dining Lounge open two hours prior
to every Giant's home game.
Are we allowed to bring food or beverage into the building?
For Vancouver Giant's game the box office opens two hours prior to the
start of every home game.
For concerts and any other event contact hours vary, please contact Ticketmaster
Peach Festival official website. Square Dance
Festival and Parade. Okanagan Penticton, BC Canada
PEACHFEST is an annual, South
Okanagan Valley tradition, which first began in 1947, to celebrate the
peach harvest in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.
2007 is the 60th anniversary of Peachfest, and you are invited to share
the fun and festivities with us.
This five day extravaganza features fantastic live entertainment often
including, but not limited to, bands, solo/duo acts, dancers, martial
arts demonstrations, hypnotist shows, a wide variety of food & merchandise
vendors, arts and crafts exhibits, two parades, various competitions,
and even a Square Dance Festival.
On Saturday, the Peach Festival Grand Parade boasts to being one of the
largest parades in British Columbia, and should not be missed, with marching
bands, breathtaking floats, and lively participants from many communities
throughout BC, Alberta, Washington State & beyond.
Come and join the thousands of enthusiastic spectators, who line Penticton's
Main Street and Lakeshore Drive, to absorb the sights and sounds of this
Sunday features Kiddies Day in Okanagan Lake Park.
To start Kiddies Day, witness the enthusiasm of the children in their
own Kiddies Parade, starting at 11am, down Main Street, and then return
back to Okanagan Lake Park, where between 12pm & 4pm, the young ones
are treated to a variety of events and entertainers, specially geared
for their enjoyment.
After Kiddies Day in the park, sit back and relax, and get ready to enjoy
the festival finale, including the official closing ceremony, along with
more awesome entertainment to bring to a close, another successful, and
We look forward to sharing fun times, and to creating some great memories,
Okanagan Wine Festivals Homepage
The Okanagan Spring Wine Festival
is a perfect marriage of wine and culinary tourism.
For the first four days in May each year, it offers a tantalizing experience
for anyone who loves fabulous wine accompanied by fine cuisine.
Guests can choose an incredible 100 plus events throughout Okanagan Wine
Country at a time of year when it is absolutely delightful to savour Spring
in the warm sunshine.
Come and treat yourself to an intimate weekend of wine education, arts,
music and mile high outdoor recreation.
Enjoy gourmet meals, wine education seminars, a unique consumer wine tasting
and a wide variety of on-mountain activities.
The beauty of mountain wildflowers in a Victorian-inspired mountain resort
setting may be your most enjoyable and relaxing experience this summer.
The Annual Okanagan Fall Wine Festival is an experience for all who love
fabulous wine accompanied by great food and unique events.
Autumn in Okanagan Wine Country is the perfect time to watch the grapes
ripen in the sun and indulge yourself in the harvest celebrations.
This is the only wine festival in North America that takes place during
the heart of grape harvest.
For ten days in early October enjoy over 165 events throughout the valley
which are focused on wine, food, education and the arts in one of North
America's most spectacular settings the Okanagan Valley.
The Annual Okanagan Icewine Festival in January at Sun Peaks Resort is
the most unique of all the wine festivals.
Spectacular wines and an award winning alpine resort create an unbelievable
weekend of education and recreation.
Rotary Okanagan International Childrens Festival
Welcome to the 2007 Rotary Okanagan
International Children's Festival!
We invite you to join us on a wild and wonderful adventure into the world
of music, theatre, dance, storytelling, circus arts and lots of hands-on
Click here to check out our new webfilm!
Expert puppeteers from Vietnam use an 800-year-old art form to make fairies
dance and fiery dragons seethe - all inside an elaborate set immersed
The Jabali African Acrobats from Kenya build sky-high human pyramids and
dance under a flaming limbo bar.
Peru's Hugo and Ines combine mime and puppetry to create a parade of colourful
characters composed of knees, elbows and even belly buttons.
The genius of the Rotary Okanagan International Children's Festival which
will bring these amazing acts to this year's event, is that it features
artists from around the world to help build bridges and tear down cultural
misunderstanding, fear and distrust for people of all ages.
Besides the shows and lively music, the festival includes hands-on activities
that pack a lot of learning into fun - when's the last time you walked
through a 50-foot dragon and were part of the story?
We invite you to join us on a wild and wonderful adventure into the world
of music, theatre, dance, storytelling, circus arts and lots of hands-on
Keep your wristband and come back to the Festival on the weekend -- the
wristband will give you FREE ACCESS to all Open Stage Shows and Hands-On
Activities and Workshops.
Our Festival "is dedicated to presenting world-standard performing
arts and participatory activities that are entertaining, educational and
accessible to children from all social, economic and ethnic backgrounds."
Filberg Festival, Comox, British Columbia,
Free Entertainment throughout
the Festival Park and Ride during Festival Powell River Residents Wheelchair
Accessible No pets please!
The enchanting ambience of the Filberg Lodge and Gardens will stay with
you long after your visit.
You will notice it the moment you enter the park and see the many craft
booths nestled amongst stately trees.
Wandering through the grounds surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic
out-buildings, and a magnificent view of Comox Harbour and the Beaufort
Mountain range, is a revitalizing experience.
From its very beginnings the principal objective of the Filberg Festival
has been to encourage excellence in all forms of arts and crafts, and
to assist in the promotion and sale of quality work.
The Festival has established a world wide reputation for the excellence
of the work of our juried artisans working in many media.
In addition to quality crafts the Festival features ongoing entertainment
for both children and adults.
There is also a wide variety of culinary treats available, ranging from
exotic to downright decadent.
Okanagan Fest-of-Ale | April 13th & 14th,
2007 | 1-800-663-1900
Thank you for supporting the 2007
The Okanagan Fest-of-Ale event is a registered, non-profit society.
Proceeds from the festival go to local charities and initiatives.
The Brant Wildlife Festival
The Brant Wildlife Festival begins
with a fall fundraiser on Friday October 12, 2007 at 6 p.m. at the Rocking
Horse Pub in Nanoose Bay.
Tickets are $20 and include one drink, a burger with all the trimmings,
music by Shawn Carle and the Streamliners and lots of prizes.
Tickets are available at the pub, Beban Park or by calling Donna Monty
at 250-752-8495 or Lori Lynch at 250-947-9901.
This annual festival celebrates nature, particularly the return of the
Black Brant goose as they rest on beaches midway between their wintering
areas in Mexico and their nesting grounds in Alaska.
Thank you to Neil Dawe, Tony Markle, Guy Monty, Mike Yip and many others
for providing photographs.
"Thank you very much for the exceptional day we had for the Seeking
a Balance Tour.
We've talked a lot about different aspects of the Nature Tour, and agree
that the work you are doing is critical.
That hidden valley is a place I hope to long remember the sights and sounds,
the thoughts and feelings."
Below are two events during the festival.
For a full schedule, go to the Calendar of Events.
2008 Festival Watch here for details about next year's festival.
About Bard - Bard on the Beach
Now in its 18th season, Bard on
the Beach is one of Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare
Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver's Vanier
Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several
special events in two performance tents from June through September.
The 520-seat Mainstage tent offers two productions performed in repertory
from early June through late September.
The Mainstage tent is open-ended so that the actors perform against a
spectacular backdrop of mountains, sea and sky - a highlight of the Bard
The Douglas Campbell Studio Stage tent seats 240 and runs from the end
of June through September.
This intimate performance space features Shakespeare's lesser-known plays
or some of his great classics presented with less traditional stagings.
Bard on the Beach is a registered not-for-profit society with a mandate
to present the works of William Shakespeare professionally and with integrity
in an annual Festival that is both affordable and accessible to a wide
audience, and to nurture and promote a passion and enthusiasm for Shakespeare's
ADBF 2007 - Welcome
The Canadian International Dragon
Boat Festival Society fosters learning and exploration of Canada's diverse
This is accomplished through the presentation of performing, visual &
culinary arts and dragon boat racing.
The Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society is embracing a
new way of thinking and acting about our future.
By developing a proactive strategy that promotes sustainability we will
expand beyond our immediate community to areas within the reach and the
confines of our influence to support the greater society.
We are developing strategies that will combine the above in a harmonized
We take pride in the legacy we are building for our children and future
Working with our partners on a new synergistic approach we hope to become
cleaner, healthier, and more cost efficient at the same time becoming
The Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society is looking beyond
sustaining our own organization to improving an overall quality of life
as a part of a larger sustainable community in Vancouver, and British
Abbotsford International Air Show ::.. August
10 - 12, 2007
The Airshow Souvenir Program is
the #1 item collectedby our visitors!
There are fans out there who have every program published since 1962!
A large portion are given to our corporate clients in the President's,
Executive and Corporate Chalets.
The remainder are available to our 125,000+ audience during show days.
While the focus of the program is giving the Show Schedule, Airshow facts
and great aircraft photos to our patrons, we strive to create a vibrant,
polished publication where a tastefully placed advertisement will be highly
At a ratio of 3 pages of content to 1 page of advertising, your message
and your company will be identified as contributing to a quality publication.
For our 2007 Program, we are increasing the size of the Souvenir Program
from 36 to 48 pages on 80lb text weight glossy paper.
If you are interested in purchasing advertisement space, we are now taking
orders until May 25th.
For more information or to book a space, please contact Kate Witoszkin.