Pride Launch at City Hall

Wednesday, 17 Jul 2019: CBC, it's time to change the debate

CBC building 700 Hamilton St
Yo Carnies, this is a last minute protest. This is being organized by, and is a cause many Carnies are very passionate about supporting. People sign up, and/or show up at 5:50 at the CBC building down town. See you soon. "On July 17th, thousands across Canada will create an overwhelming people-powered force to push the CBC -- Canada's public broadcaster -- to host a federal leaders' debate on climate and a Green New Deal in the October election. Take action on July 17th:"

Event start: 5:30pm. Performance start: 5:30pm.

Saturday, 27 Jul 2019: Honk! Ontario

Message from the Board: Happy 2019 HONK! Adventurers… You are cordially invited to attend the newest addition to the HONK! Festival Circuit: HONK! Ontario July 26-28, 2019 Toronto, Canada Please RSVP to let our organizing committee know if you are interested in attending and we will follow up with you! Come HONK! ON with us this summer!!! Details to follow!

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Cancelled: Monday, 29 Jul 2019:

Sunday, 04 Aug 2019: Pride Parade Sunday August 4th with Dr Peter Centre

Parade # TBD Robson St- Denman St - Pacific - to entry of Sunset Beach
Hi All The Dr Peter Centre are totally thrilled we will be marching with them.  They won't have a float this year so we will be their main fabulous thing.  Also, as they are an important facility, we will be marching near the front of the Parade. The Dr Peter Centre serves people with AIDS related conditions.  It is named after Dr Peter Jepson Young who was a friend of mine and  who contracted AIDS, and then hosted a CBS TV show when he went blind, discussing AIDS related topics.   The Centre provides some accommodation, feeds hundreds of people a day and offers everything from massage to music therapy for its clients. They have contacted Pride and we will be paid $800.00  Yay !! Detail  10 am - 11am  Arrive at Dr Peter Centre, 1110 Comox Street at Thurlow.  The vibe during that time is 'getting fired up'.  Residents will be gathering.  If we want to play/warm up -  it will be welcome. Festive atmosphere. There will be coffee and water, plus some snacks, like cookies. Cases can be stored in the Executive Directors Office on the Main Floor. There are bathrooms close 11am  Big Photo at Dr Peter Centre.  Then walk as a festive group to Davie Street where we will join the beginning of the Parade - dont know our place yet but near the front.  (Fab) Davey Dave Di Carlo, famous for his fabulous outfits, and a Dr Peter Centre client will march with us. Noon approx.  Parade begins There will be Dr Peter Centre clients riding PediCabs along with us in the Parade, so if you need anything reasonable transported they will carry for you. ( like water). 2:30 Our part ends just before Sunset Beach. There will be someone at the Dr Peter Centre to let you in to the room to get cases.   Costume ? Outrageous I guess

Event start: 12:00pm. Performance start: 12:00pm.

Friday, 09 Aug 2019: Honk! BC 2019

Day 1

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Tentative: Saturday, 10 Aug 2019: Burrard Inlet Fish Festival

Port Moody
another wonderful daytime event in Port Moody by J Peachy.

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Saturday, 10 Aug 2019: Honk! BC 2019 Day 2

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Sunday, 11 Aug 2019: Honk! BC Day 3

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Friday, 23 Aug 2019: Wooden Boat Festival

Granville Island, Vancouver

We have been invited to play the Wooden Boat Festival at Granville Island! This event is being co-organized by my friend Sam Reeve, who chairs the board in charge of Car Free Day, so it should be a great event! Here's her ideas for our performance:

"The stage is located behind the market on Granville island, and I was hoping we could start with a procession, arrive at the stage, and then maybe finish with a procession and end on one of the larger boats!" I'll update this with more exact information once I have it. Y.  

Event start: 10:00am. Performance start: 4:15pm.

Saturday, 24 Aug 2019: Peach Wedding 2019

Merridale Cidery
My friends Dan and Grace are getting married on August 24th, 2019, and have requested that the Carnival Band play at their reception! They saw us at Craft Beer Week 2018 and absolutely fell in love with the band. The wedding is taking place at Merridale Cidery on Vancouver Island ( Dan and Grace are willing to cover ALL transportation costs for the band, and feed us at the wedding. They are planning to have a shuttle bus from the Swartz Bay ferry to transport Carnies travelling on foot.

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019: Trout lake lantern Festival

Trout Lake Community Centre
more info to come, but sounds like a sweet family friendly event.

Event start: 8:30pm. Performance start: 8:30pm.

Thursday, 29 Aug 2019: Frog hollow Veggie Contest

Clinton Park
fun annual family event celebrating vegetables. Usually at Clinton Park(socan and 1st ave)

Event start: 11:00am. Performance start: 11:00am.

Sunday, 08 Sep 2019: McSpadden Country Fair 2019

McSpadden Park
Same-ish deal as the previous years: cute audience, 2 sets sometime between 11:30am & 2:30 pm. Lots of fun and gratitude. We'll get the final  deets closer to the event.

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Sunday, 22 Sep 2019: Maple Ridge Rivers Day

Maple Ridge
More details to come

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Tentative: Sunday, 13 Oct 2019: Mobility Device

“Hi Carnival band, It's Carmen Papalia here; I'm the artist who wrote you a while back about working with me on a performance of Mobility Device, where I replace my white mobility cane with a marching band that serves as my navigation system . You can find more info about Mobility Device on my website ... and there's a short video on youtube from my first performance of the project in 2013 if you search my name and Mobility Device. The reason for my being in touch, I recently was asked to perform Mobility Device as part of the Live Biennial 2019 in October. I'm wondering if you might be interested in working on this with me? There isn't great funding through the biennial but I'm willing to apply for additional funds to cover our fees. I'd love to know what you think. In past performances I've needed 3 or so rehearsals so we can work out different scenarios that we might run into and that's about it; beyond that it's largely improvisational. I'm free and around to chat if you have any questions or would like to know more. My # is 778.788.1414 I look forward to hearing from you! Take care and talk soon, *carm”

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Monday, 14 Oct 2019: Turkey Trot

Granville Island Performance Works
we play bright and early from 8-12 for the fundraiser marathon: Trunkey Trot.

Event start: 8:00am. Performance start: 8:00am.

Tentative: Saturday, 16 Nov 2019: Britannia Christmas Craft Fair

Grandview Park/Gym D
The 36th Annual Britannia Christmas Craft Fair takes place on November 15, 16, and 17, 2019 Carnival Band traditionally plays around noon on the second day of the fair (Saturday November 16)  but there is still some adjustment possible. Depending on the weather, march up the drive to 1st Avenue and back through Napier Greenway and into the fair for a couple more tunes.

Event start: 10:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Saturday, 07 Dec 2019: Langley Christmas Parade

Details to follow!

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.