The Real Canadian Potluck Picnic

June 27 2019 at Museum of Vancouver/Vanier Park

Date & Time

Thursday, June 27, 2019
6:00 PM to Sunset

On Thursday, June 27th, we celebrated the start of summer at Vanier Park with food, live music, and other culturally inspired activities presented by our community partners. Prior to the performances, we witnessed the ceremonial installation of a massive multi-panel woven prayer rug created by xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) weavers. The weaving is the culmination of the project Threads Through Time, which brought renowned weavers from different First Nations together in one collaborative artwork.

The gathering place was PARADISE HAS MANY GATES, a Vancouver Biennale public art installation in Vanier Park. This amazing chain-link mosque, by Saudi Arabian artist Ajlan Gharem, was the perfect dramatic backdrop to the event, as it exemplifies what the Biennale is all about – where art is a catalyst for community engagement, social action, dialogue, and learning where we live, work, play, and transit.

A very large thank you to our sponsors and partners;

Talented performers: Red Fox Drum and PowWow Dance Group (Red Fox Society), Vancouver Gu Zheng School (Chinese traditional strings), Nori Akagi (Japanese drumming), Motion ArtistryWailele Wai WaiFlamenco RosarioZlatna MountainLos Tesoros (Mexican music), Breaking BoundariesFarnaz Ohadi Music فرناز اوحدیSITE TheatrePaul Silveria / Professor BanjoVYVE Life, and Jacques Martiquet (Party4Health).

And all the amazing food vendors that provided delicious eats for all the picnickers, as well as our fabulous volunteers!
Photo cred: roaming-the-planet

Presented by the Vancouver Biennale, a not-for-profit organization (851934273 RR 0001).

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