Sunday, January 31, 2010

Main St. Saturday Night

Several members of The Carnival Band came out to hear our fearless leader Tim Sars and The Sweetpea Swing Band raise the roof at the Cottage Bistro. The 'three tenors' Ian, Ross and Ian sat in on some numbers.

Susan and Heidi

Alexis and Fred

Fred and Alexis

Ross and Heidi

Brenda and Laurel were there too.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

In The Clouds

Brian, Devo, Heidi, James, Kyrstein, Marc, Fred, Brenda, Tim

The band headed into the clouds on Mt. Seymour to help James and his colleagues at Jibset Sailing Club promote sailing to the hardy skiers who braved the less than ideal skiing conditions.

Marc kitted out in his heavy-weather gear.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

No Proroguing

Earlier this afternoon a large and exuberant crowd assembled at the VAG and proceeded to march to Victory Square in protest. Across Canada citizen groups have gathered to send a strong message to the Stephen Harper government, Canadians are vehemently opposed to the arbitrary suspension of parliament as a political ploy.

devo, Eddie, Andrew

Marching music provided by the Carnival Band

Check out our flickr set

People's Co-op Bookstore Anniversary


Last night the WISE Club was packed. Authors, poets, musicians, comedians and the Carnival Band came together to celebrate the Co-op's 65th Anniversary.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Crowd for "W" Lighting Ceremony at Woodward's Redevelopment in Vancouver

Here's a shot by Susan Gittins posted on Miss 604.

See if you can find yourself in the crowd.

Sorry, if you play a sousaphone you're disqualified from this one.

Michael's Photos From Ross's Party

I wish I'd been in on this joke.

The talented Michael Asti-Rose brought out the best in some of us loitering outside the Cottage Bistro on Ross's birthday.

Fred, as colourful as ever

Birthday Bash

Happy Birthday Ross!

... and many, many more.

On Wednesday, January 20 several dozen of Ross's friends packed the Cottage Bistro to celebrate his 66th birthday.

Non-stop music was provided by Ross's Cottage Bistro Band and the Carnival Band.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vancouver Sun Photo

Here's the image by Stuart Davis taken at the Woodward's Opening

Foreground: Tim, Eddie, Ross
Back: James and Jesse (take my word for it) and Christine

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Woodward's Project Grand Opening

Cory and Marc, the 'sousaphone brothers'

Images of the band's gig at the Woodward's Opening celebration can be seen in our flickr pool.

We had a good turnout and it was nice to be on hand to see the W back in place and lit after a long absence.

Woodwards and Beyond

Carnival Band Fans!

Come check out The Carnival Band as we help usher in a new era of Vancouver urbanism. Today, January 15th; The Woodwards' building is relighting its historic W and opening its doors to Vancouverites. Learn more about it here <>. The Carnival Band is on at 6:00pm, but the event starts at 4:00pm and features a book launch by the architect of the project as well as a few historic nods. Come! Witness history.

Catch us next Friday, January 22nd at the Wise Hall (1882 Adanac Street) as we celebrate 65 years of the Co-op Book Store . The celebration will be all out, there will be writers, story tellers, poets, comedians, bands, DJ's and more. Basically a stellar lineup of some of Vancouver best talent. The event starts at 7:00pm. Come and help support independent books sellers.


Yours in Community,

The Carnival Band

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Eve

Here is a slightly soggy set of photos from the Skytrain romp.