CANADA 150: CANADA GOES PACIFIC

 

 

On the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver is preparing a unique and avant-garde initiative entitled: Canada 150: Canada Goes Pacific. On July 21st, 22nd and 23rd, some forty artists working in different disciplines will gather around the various venues of Vancouver’s Granville Island, including the outdoor and indoor stages, public spaces, terrace bar, food trucks and the kids’ zone, to enjoy a series of free events.

Our programing gives priority to artists who build bridges between the French language and cultural heritage and the many different cultures found in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

Check out the official program

Day 1 - Canada 150: Canada Goes Pacific

July 21, 2017
From 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

1240 Cartwright, Granville Island

Vancouver, V6H 3R9
Category : Canada 150
Contact : Le Centre
Phone number : 604 736-9806

On July 21st, 22nd and 23rd, some forty artists working in different disciplines will gather around the various venues of Vancouver’s Granville Island, including the outdoor and indoor stages, public spaces, terrace bar, food trucks and the kids’ zone, to enjoy a series of free events.Our programing gives priority to artists who build bridges between the French language and cultural heritage and the many different cultures found in the Asia-Pacific region.


PRICE : FREE
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOWS - MAIN STAGE

1240 Cartwright, Granville Island

5 P.M. - TROUPE DU WETR

Since 1992, the Troupe du Wetr (pronounced wetch) has brought together dancers from 17 tribes on Lifou Island in New Caledonia. For this show, four dancers will perform traditional Kanak dances. Enriched by influences from other artistic disciplines including slam, this will be a fascinating immersion into the indigenous and modern imagination of the South Pacific. We welcome Wetr for the first time in Canada! Also performing on Saturday July 22 at 4 P.M. and Sunday July 23 at 8:30 P.M.

6 P.M. - JOUTOU

JouTou is a Vancouver duo of musicians whose performance is a perfect reflection of the meeting of cultures, with echoes of Quebec, Asia, South America, North Africa and Ireland... André Thibault and Qiu Xia He bring us a unique blend of unforgettable world music that is loved by audiences of all ages!

7 P.M. - HUU BAC QUINTET

Huu Bac Quach is a Montreal-based singer-songwriter-composer of Vietnamese origin. Accompanied by four accomplished musicians, he brings us a highly original and delightful fusion of North American jazz with Asian accents. Winner of the 2015 Stingray Prize from the Bourse Rideau in Quebec, the Huu Bac Quintet is not to be missed!

8:30 P.M. - GYPSY KUMBIA ORCHESTRA

Nominated for a Juno award for “World Music Album of the Year” in 2016 for their first album, this group blends Afro-Columbian percussion music that is typical of the South American cumbia dance with brass and violin music of the Roma people of Eastern Europe. Eleven musicians will draw you into a wild and sensual musical extravaganza, with dancing and circus numbers that are irresistible!

OFFICIAL OPENING - RADIO-CANADA STAGE

1240 Cartwright, Granville Island

5 P.M. - OFFICIAL OPENING

Official opening of the event live from the radio show "Boulevard du Pacifique". Cocktail in the presence of some artists, including Florent Vollant.

ANIMATIONS - ON SITE

1240 Cartwright, Granville Island

5 P.M. - CHINESE LION DANCERS

Established in 2006, the Chinese Lion Dancers frequently tour in British Columbia and its neighbouring provinces and territories, performing the traditional Chinese lion dance in their sumptuous costumes. This unforgettable show will take place once a day.

6 P.M. - BIG NAZO

Hailing from the United States, Big Nazo is a talented group of multi-disciplinary performing artists who will bring us a zany and hilarious vaudeville show with giant puppets, masked characters and musical numbers.

7 P.M. & 10 P.M. - LES CHASSEURS DE RÊVES

Les Chasseurs de Rêves is a street performance troupe based in Montreal, who will Go Pacific with their Vancouver show that takes us on a magical and poetic voyage, filled with beauty and emotion.

5 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. - MAKE-UP AND INFLATABLE INSTALLATIONs

DJ - STUDIO 1398

1398 Cartwright, Granville Island

10 P.M. to 1 A.M. - DJ PAT THE BRAT

Pat the Brat is a musician, DJ, devoted concert-goer and above all a music lover who knows how to have fun! He spins his turntables in Quebec and in Europe. You can find him in franco-chill mode on La Terrasse 150 in the afternoons, and at night in franco-fi esta mode for dancing until the wee hours!

 

Food services:

Terrasse 150 Granville Island Brewing: While you wait for the next show to start, enjoy the bar at the event and take a comfortable seat on Terrasse 150! Lounge chairs, umbrellas and beer from Granville Island Brewing await you.