Upcoming Event: Downtown East Side Heart of The City Festival (Oct 27 – Nov 07, 2010)
The 7th Annual Heart of The City Festival celebrates Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (DTES) with a whole series of programs to promote, present and facilitate the development of artists, art forms, cultural traditions, history, activism and to tell the great stories of this particular area.
The Downtown East Side consists of a network of diverse communities. Area landmarks include the Carnegie Community Centre, historic Vancouver Chinatown, Dr. Sun Yet-San Classical Chinese Garden, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society, W2 Storyeum in the heart of Gastown, Oppenheimer Park, Firehall Arts Theatre, Ukrainian Hall, St. James Anglican Church, Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall, Eastside Murals, First United Church, Vancouver Police Museum etc.
The opening ceremony will be held at the Carnegie Theatre on October 27 at 2 PM. As often the case with many cultural festivals in Vancouver these days, there will be a First Nations song and dance celebration at the theatre stage at night from 7:30-9:30 PM with The Git Hayetsk Dancers performing.
The organizers of the event include the Vancouver Moving Theatre, Carnegie Community Centre, the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians and other community partners. There will be over 80 events at 25 venues. Please visit 2010 Heart of The City Festival (October 27 to November 07, 2010) for programs and details.
VIDEO – Git Hayetsk Dancers performance at Klahowya Village
Carnegie Community Centre, 401 Main Street, Vancouver
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