Friday, June 27, 2008

Oh Canada!

The Carnival Band is thrilled to be leading Vancouver's biggest Canada Day parade on Granville Island this year. The Parade will begin at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, July 1st, near Ocean Cement.

Festivities will be taking place on Granville Island all day, from 7am to 7pm. Join us in this family friendly and fun event, with free jazz performances courtesy of the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, roving performers, face painting, tattoos, and tons of activities for visitors of all ages. International events and performers will add to the vibrant and diverse culture that makes our country worth celebrating!

Monday, June 23, 2008


The Work Less Party is at it again - this time with a Carnivale themed party, complete with kissing booth, spanking booth, and body art competition. It all happens Saturday, June 28th at their latest favorite venue: the Japanese Hall, 487 Alexander Street. Join the Carnival Band and many other performance artists at the city's most outrageous Party. Festivities begin around 9pm.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Car Free and Beautiful

Sunday, June 15th is Car Free Vancouver Day, and the Carnival Band will be out in force. From 10am to 3pm, the band will be performing nearly non-stop along Commercial Drive. Look for us on rooftops, in trees, at nomination conventions, and of course in the street. In particular, we will be performing at the Parker Street stage from 2-3pm.

Car Free Day is an annual festival which this year fills four Vancouver neighborhoods: Commercial Drive, Kitsilano, the West End, and Main Street. Without the noise, smell, and safety hazards of cars, the people of the city are able to come out and greet one another in public space with performance, healing arts, and of course vibrant commerce.

From the festival website, these events were originally established as a way to protest the Gateway, a "highway-building megaproject which would bring thousands more cars into our neighbourhoods as well as destroying Burns Bog, valuable farmland, and the wildlife of our region." For more information see