Monday, April 14, 2008

Artists for Gregor

This Sunday, April 20th, The Carnival Band will be performing in an event celebrating the candidacy of Gregor Robertson for Mayor of Vancouver. A long-time sustainability and ethical business advocate, Gregor has worked as an organic farmer, co-founded the Ethics in Action Award winning juice company Happy Planet, and currently serves as MLA for Vancouver-Fairview. As MLA, he served as the Opposition Critic for Small Business and Co-Chair of the Caucus Climate Change Task Force, as well as putting forward two private members bills mandating clear food labeling and the regulation of carcinogens, toxic substances and genetically engineered food. The "Artists for Gregor" event hopes to raise awareness about his platform and inspire political empowerment within East Vancouver's rich artistic community.

The evening is planned to run from 7-10pm in room 210 of the Trout Lake Community Center, and is free and open to the public. The Carnival Band will be joined by local pop act Bridge, other performance artist guests, and of course Gregor himself.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Let the Summer Festivals Begin!

This Sunday, April 6th, the Carnival Band will bring its music to the 11th Annual Port Moody Festival of the Arts, at 2425 St. Johns Street in Port Moody. This event marks the first of the summer festival performances for the band, which is ready for the music and the sunshine.

The Open Air Orchestra Society is glad to support the Port Moody Festival of the Arts. In fact, many of the society's values are mirrored in this event: providing opportunities for their community to work with and learn from professional performers and artists, as well as providing affordable and accessible arts experiences both ticketed and free in a diversity of venues throughout Port Moody.

To learn more about the festival, go to www.pomoartsfestival.ca. Hope to see you there!