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Archive for July, 2011

Video of Fraser River Park
by Staff Writer



July 12th

General Interest

Birthday Music Bash for Vancouver -A Photo Essay
by Staff Writer



July 11th


General Interest

Happy Birthday Vancouver! Thousands flock to Stanley Park for Music, Fun!
by Staff Writer

Vancouver, BC-A music bash held in Stanley Park to celebrate Vancouver’s 125th birthday attracted thousands of people to hear the likes of groups such as The New Pornographers, Neko Case, Spirit of the West, as well as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. The celebration, held July 8, 9 and 10 featured performances and activities for the whole family.

Early Saturday evening, one lucky crowd of spectators at a performance witnessed a dancing dog -or rather a dog that circled around to the beat of the music -right beside its owner. People danced, young girls did hula hooping, others ate corn on the cob, people lay on the grass -these were some of the images of the celebration. On Saturday evening, too, people waited in long lines to order their foods. Others wisely ate before or bagged their lunch to avoid the queue.


Elsewhere, observant spectators entering the park were treated to unique art work that featured a mechanical woodpecker secured to a tree. Happy birthday, Vancouver!

Vancouver’s Annual Folk Festival Celebrates 34th Year July 15, 16, 17
by Staff Writer

What’s so great about Vancouver’s Folk Festival? All you have to do is amble down to Jericho Beach to find out for yourself.
The annual event, now in its 34th year, is easy to like/love even for first-time festival visitors. Regulars know that the best time to go is when the gates open –that’s when eager music-lovers race to be the first ones to lay their blankets on coveted spots near the main stage.
Truth is, most places in the park have great views of the bands. Variety is what the festival is known for, and this year, the Festival hosts singers and bands too numerous to mention. However, I’m keen to catch as many acts as I can possibly can, from fiddlers, to groups, like The Hawaiian Legends. Then again, there’s Emmanuel Jal, the Normadic Caravan, and I could go on..more info is available at http://thefestival.bc.ca/
Course, for women who like to shop, there are plenty of vendors around selling hippy clothing, beach wear all at incredible prices. Food is also a reason to go..hungry visitors always get a wide-selection of choices, everything from Chinese food, to Greek and sushi.
Here’s to the Folk Festival!


July 9th

Upcoming Events

A Symphony of Music At the Jazz Festival -A Photo Essay
by Staff Writer


July 8th

General Interest
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