Pakistan Festival 2017 – Jack Poole Plaza, Aug 13 2017

Celebrating the culture, music, fashion and cuisine of Pakistan. August 14, 1947 marks the day when Pakistan was born and entered the world as an independent and sovereign nation. We think 150 years for Canada is short, Pakistan as a nation in only 70 years after colonial rule. The food available looked so good and I really wanted some butter chicken, but alas, the lines ups were too long for me, maybe next year.

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Vancouver Chinatown Festival August 2017

On a warm summer day, I enjoyed a visit to the Vancouver Chinatown Festival in the at Columbia & Keefer Street. History & Food Fair, Kids corner, multicultural stage performances, Cultural Corner, TD Canadian Talent Showdown, theme related activities and Streetfest.

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Fire Dancing Girl – Suzanne Fetting – Vancouver Chinatown Festival August 2017

Again while Visiting the Chinatown Festival, I stayed to enjoy a show from Suzanne Fetting, the “Fire Dancing Girl”, link to her website here: Fire Dancing Girl
A beautiful confident woman who I enjoyed chatting with and her interactions with the festival visitors was awesome! Here are the pics I shot introducing herself and a fire show.
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Awsome Magic Show performed at the Vancouver Chinatown Festival August 2017

The magic of Rick Shadows and Michele.
Please Checkout Their Facebook Page Here: Magic Man Rick Shadows

While enjoying the Chinatown festival I was fortunate to come across This wonderful Magic show. The magician and his assistant performed wonderfully and I was struck how warmly the magician interacted with the crowd especially the children who were involved in the act. Here are the pics I took that day…

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Powell Street Festival

Ok I attended the Powell Street Festival at Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver, at the 400 block of Powell Street and some surrounding side streets,This is the largest Japanese Canadian festival in the country and the longest running community arts celebration in Vancouver! Traditional and contemporary Japanese Canadian performances and demonstrations, including taiko drumming, sumo wrestling, martial arts, bonsai and ikebana, folk and modern dance, alternative pop/rock/urban music, visual arts, film/video, as well as historical walking tours, tea ceremonies, and a fantastic array of Japanese food, crafts, & displays.
and of course at all the Festivals in Vancouver lots of food. Yay !

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Caribbean Days Festival in North Vancouver BC

Went for a visit to the Caribbean Days Festival in North Vancouver presented by the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC. It was held at the Waterfront Park, just off the Lonsdale Quay, a short sea bus ride from Waterfront station. I’ve been there for the last two years and always enjoy the different flavour of music. and food. Today I enjoyed some curried goat and rice/bean dish.
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West End Games Night

I stopped by the Jim Deva Plaza on Davie and Bute street in Vancouver for an event called West End Games Night. What an amazing event. Tons of people playing games of all kinds, from D&D , Jango, monopoly, scrabble, chess and a ton of other games, there were so many people all the tables were full and people were playing on the sidewalk and nearby grass of apartments.
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The Drum Is Calling Festival

I really enjoyed my visit to the Kanata Festivial earlier in the summer at larwill Park at 688 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC Here’s A free event , a nine-day festival of Indigenous and diverse arts. I spent some time before I had to go to some other activities.

The Drum Is Calling Festival explained here, taken from the website of First Nations Drum , Canada’s largest First Nations newspaper….”The City of Vancouver, the world’s first official City of Reconciliation, has created the Drum is Calling Festival in partnership with the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. This 9-day festival will feature cultural traditions, traditional and cutting-edge arts, music, dance, film, poetry, PowWow, and much more.”

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Floe and the Ghost Notes perform

I went to see Floe and the Ghost notes perform at Party in the Park – 8pm July 21, 2017. @ Central Community Park 45951 Victoria Ave. Chilliwack, B.C. Check out Floe on her Facebook Page Here:
Floe Pham
and Here : FLOE
Please enjoy these pics from their show !
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Party in the Park – Downtown Chilliwack

Well Chilliwack is not part of the Greater Vancouver area, but as I recently lived there and a friend was playing in a band called Floe & The Ghost Notes, I decided to attend and support.

Where: Central Community Park 45951 Victoria Ave. Chilliwack, B.C. at Central Community Park. Having a Party each Friday night in July. Featuring local entertainment from 5:00 until 9:30. I attended Fri. July 21, 2017.
Music on the Chances Chilliwack Community Stage, Dancing and other demonstrations in front of the stage, The open-air Downtown Pop-Up Market on Wellington Ave offers a variety of unique vendors and artisans and Food Fair.

I really went to see Floe and the Ghost notes perform at Party in the Park – 8pm. Check out Floe on her Facebook Page Here: Floe Pham
and Here : FLOE

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