Sunday April 27
Parade Route & Carnegie's Open House
Victory Park - Pigeon Park - Carnegie Centre
and everything in between 100 W. Hastings and 100 E. Hastings
10 am @ Victory Square - Hastings at Cambie
SeaGoing Society Dancers and Growing Spirit Drummers
Quick and easy costume making, face and body painting, wand, hat, and crown making, flag, banner, pennant making
Crafts by local artisans
100 Block West Hastings
DJ - Hip-Hop Dance Music and lessons
Graffiti flag painting, multi-media arts tent display
Food and performance, crafts by local artisans
Face and body painting, wand, hat, crown making, flag, banner, pennant making
Crafts by local artisans and Inspiring Film from the 60's
50 block East Hastings
Wheeled vehicle decorating- bicycles, wheelchairs, scooters, strollers, and shopping carts- parking lot next to United We Can
Musical Performances and crafts by local artisans
100 block West Hastings
Radio Station Café
Food and performance and crafts by local artisans
10:00am - 10:00pm
Library book giveaway, Paul Wright Poetry Installation, chalk drawing, wish granting, bubble blowing,
and dancing everywhere!
Workshops winding down and Parade mustering at Victory Square
Parade leaves Victory Square with great fanfare and exuberance join the parade as it makes it's way down Hastings Street!!
Parade arrives - Performances by Sawagi Taiko, The Carnival Band, Solidarity Notes Choir, Carnegie Chinese Senior's Choir
Welcoming- Speeches, Happy Birthdays,
BIG BIRTHDAY CAKE presentation, Time Capsule launched, Poem
read by Bud Osborn
2:00 - 6:45pm
Performances begin on the Carnegie Patio
The Rocking Guys, Poco Locos, Ace, Bharb
Gudmanson, Gail Bowen, Corinthian Clark, and more Carnegie Musicians
2:00 - 10:00pm
Reading by Sandy Cameron on the 1935 Occupation of the Carnegie, Library Displays, Presentations, The Downtown Eastside Community Play story gathering, storytelling, Radio Play performers from the Carnegie Theatre Group, DES Media videos and Paintings,
Pottery Class Exhibit, Films - Archival footage from the CBC and Carnegie Home Movies
3:00pm Silk Road Performs in the 3rd floor Gallery
7:00 - 10:00pm Dance with DJ Mix in Carnegie Hall
Help Create the Parade!
THE WAGONS ARE ROLLING NOW!
Sunday, April 27th @ 12 Noon
Victory Square to Main & Hastings
A huge street parade starts at NOON from Victory Square, marching to Centre Stage (Main & Hastings) for opening ceremonies (cake, speeches, ribbon-cutting) at 1:00 p.m.
The parade will have an amazing variety of giant puppets, floats, stiltwalkers, historical vehicles & pageantry (like the 'Real Live MUMMY' from the original Museum), wacky wheelchairs & bicycles, even fireworks! Marching bands will include native and Japanese drummers and the "Carnival Band". Even the Mayor will be on hand to proclaim "Carnegie Day" and help bury a TIME CAPSULE out on the patio.
Your community group is invited to create a FLOAT or costumes to march in the parade!
Groups so far include the Learning Centre, WISH, Oppenheimer Park, Cultural Sharing and more. March with the Carnegie Float as one of Carnegie's "Founding Fathers & Mothers" (dress in period style: stovepipe hats, waistcoats, big gold watch fobs, funny moustaches or glasses - the 'mothers' could be pregnantly wise?); KITCHEN volunteers can march in aprons & chef hats, stirring a giant cauldron or wielding (prop) meat cleavers.
The parade is great for kids too (kid-sized banners and costumes at the park), and if you're a freaky street punk, hang out with Jesse the Giant Punk Puppet at the DJ scene.
Or, just reinvent yourself as any magical, fantastic or historic character from the Downtown Eastside.
SO, IF YOU CAN:
- CARRY A GIANT PUPPET or BANNER
- BE A FLOWER FAIRY (scatter rose petals)
- TURN YOUR WHEELCHAIR, BINNER CART,OR BICYCLE INTO A PARADE UNIT
- COSTUME YOURSELF as a CHARACTER
- WALK ON STILTS
- OR, JUST WHISTLE
Then Come Join the Parade!
FLOAT & COSTUME BUILDING:
Tuesday afternoons, April 15 & 22,
1:00 - 4:00 pm. Carrie Campbell and other artists
are on hand to help. Bring your ideas!
PINATA MAKING: also Tuesday afternoons, with Nacho from "Latinos En Accion". Come make a pinata - and help build traditional"Gigantes" (giant puppets) too, to dance with the Mariachi band.
BANNER MAKING: in residences and hotel lobbies - hang streamers, pennants and decorations out of your windows and decorate the whole street. Awards for the 'Best Decorated Hotel'!
On PARADE DAY: SUNDAY, APRIL 27th: WORKSHOPS start at Victory Square at 10 A.M., together with a pancake breakfast and musical acts, so come on down - make a parade flag, hat, or costume right on the spot! There'll also be a live graffiti wall with DJs, and BikeWorks (at United We Can) are hosting a decorating workshop for bikes, carts, wheelchairs and anything that rolls.
To get involved in the parade as a performer or maker, call Dan Vie, at (604) 444-6873, or the office at (604) 841-3454.
Or, to help out with the whole day's festivities, call Sharon at (604) 665-2274.