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.

Saturday, 31 Aug 2019: SPEC-Climate Action Fair

Riley Park by Nat Bailey
We will be doing a parade and a main stage performance.

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

Saturday, 07 Sep 2019: Fairy Garden Party

Hastings Community Center
Tea and Scones and lovely seniors! It's a garden party:) Let's bring some sparkle to their day!

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

Saturday, 07 Sep 2019: Napier Neighbours' Day

1455ish Napier Street
Annual block party at 1400 Napier Street. BBQ and community stage Time has been altered from traditional noon start to 3:30 so we might make it to both events on this day.  

Event start: 1:00pm. Performance start: 3:30pm.

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.

Sunday, 29 Sep 2019: Climb for Alzheimer's

Base of Grouse Grind
Encourage the climbers up the Grouse Grind!

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.

Saturday, 23 Nov 2019: Britannia Christmas Craft Fair

Grandview Park/Gym D
The 36th Annual Britannia Christmas Craft Fair has changed the dates this year. The new dates are November 22, 23 and 24, 2019 Carnival Band traditionally plays around 10am 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: 9:50am.

Saturday, 30 Nov 2019: Greenhorn Fundraiser 2019

Grandview Legion
Hi All, We are running our (third?) annual Greenhorn fundraiser dance party this November! As usual, there will be a silent auction, a 50-50 draw, and lots of great local music to shake your Carnie feathers to. The Carnival Band will of course be making an appearance, but if you'd like to get involved with organizing the event, please let Christine know. We need folks to help decorate, solicit donations for auction items (or produce their own!), manage the door and merch table during the event, etc etc. More details to come, but the date is set, mark it on your calendars!

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

Saturday, 07 Dec 2019: Langley Christmas Parade

Details to follow!

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