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Celebrate Stanley Park in Stanley Park

125th Anniversary Flower Display at the Stanley Park Pavilion
125th Anniversary Flower Display at the Stanley Park Pavilion

To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Stanley Park there was a 2 day festival on August 24 and 25, 2013 in Stanley Park.


May 30, 2013 - The Parks Board held a press conference at the Stanley Park Pavilion in Stanley Park today giving more details about what is planned for the 2 day celebration.  See below for more details.
May 27, 2013 -Park Board Meeting agenda explaining Celebrate!Stanley Park: "Celebrate! Stanley Park will take place on August 24th and 25th, 2013 and feature a two day interdisciplinary and intercultural celebration in various locations/stages throughout the park.  Existing infrastructure such as the 1,500 seat Malkin Bowl and the Stanley Park Pavilion along with stages at Ceperley Park and Lumbermens Arch will be utilized to program free daytime music, dance, arts and culture, and heritage activities and both free and ticketed evening entertainment options.  Other activities such as roving performances, interactive workshops, and historical walking/cycling tours will be led by artists and heritage specialists to highlight various monuments, trails, and ecological areas."
May 16, 2013 - Vancouver City Council has approved spending $200,000 on this event. There is also money from the Federal government and sponsors so this should be a big event!

Planned Events

Following is a list of the events that are planned for Celebrate Stanley Park.

Live at Second Beach

A stage is going to be set up at Second Beach where there will be live music.  There will be a beer garden here serving Stanley Park Brewery's beer.

Family Fun at the Arch

A 'family' stage is going to be set up at Lumbermen's Arch where there will be children's entertainers, Coast Salish artisans, cultural displays, Stanley Park Ecology Society's Discovery trail walks and Bioblitz ecology study, stilt walkers, interactive workshops and the Aquarium's Aqua Van.

Memory Lane at the Gardens

There will be historical tours and displays in the Rose Garden.  In the Shakespeare Garden, there will be sonnets and soliloquys.  There will be backstage tours of Malkin Bowl's Theatre under the Stars during the daytime.  In the evening there are the ticketed performances.

Brockton Sportsapalooza

At the Brockton Oval fields there will be Rugby,Cricket, and traditional Coast Salish Slahal games and demos.  There will be a beer garden here also.  At the HMCS Discovery on Deadman's Island there will be an open house.  There will also be a ticketed Boca del Lupo outdoor performance, Fall Away Home.

Lost Lagoon's Ecoharmony

A stage will be set up at Lost Lagoon that will have musical performances.  There will be roving entertainers and ecological displays at the Nature House.

Where was Celebrate Stanley Park in Stanley Park?

Celebrate Stanley Park had events all over Stanley Park especially at Lost Lagoon, Brockton Playing Fields, Rose Garden, Lumbermens' Arch and Second Beach.

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