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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 Park.
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.
http://www.thefestival.bc.ca/index.php
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 performers.
http://www.vicjazz.bc.ca/index.php?action=about_vjs&PHPSESSID=81fe8b113d36b905474b2b72bdc4a44f
Header bar photographs © 2002 sikorskyi photo.

 


Intrepid

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.
http://www.victoriafringe.com
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 better.
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 planned.
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.
http://www.victoriadragonboat.com
A paddler since 2001, Chow is scrupulous about details and the bigger picture, trying to ensure the Festival hits the right tone of celebratory fun.

 


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 doors.
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.
http://www.pne.ca/showsandevents/index.html
For concerts and any other event contact hours vary, please contact Ticketmaster at 604-280-4400.

 


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 fabulous Parade.
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 fun-filled festival...
http://www.peachfest.com/
We look forward to sharing fun times, and to creating some great memories, with you!

 


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.
http://www.owfs.com/
Spectacular wines and an award winning alpine resort create an unbelievable weekend of education and recreation.

 


Rotary Okanagan International Childrens Festival :: About

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 fun!
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 in water.
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 fun!
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.
http://www.okchildrensfest.org
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, Canada

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.
http://www.filbergfestival.com
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 event!
The Okanagan Fest-of-Ale event is a registered, non-profit society.
http://www.fest-of-ale.bc.ca/
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.
http://www.brantfestival.bc.ca
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 Festivals.
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 experience.
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.
http://www.bardonthebeach.org/
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 work.

 

ADBF 2007 - Welcome

The Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society fosters learning and exploration of Canada's diverse multi-cultural heritage.
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 initiative.
We take pride in the legacy we are building for our children and future generations.
Working with our partners on a new synergistic approach we hope to become cleaner, healthier, and more cost efficient at the same time becoming more accessible.
http://www.adbf.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=aboutus.mission
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 Columbia.

 



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 visible.
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.
http://www.abbotsfordairshow.com/2007/program_advertising.htm
For more information or to book a space, please contact Kate Witoszkin.

 

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