With: Shanise Brown, singing Canada's National Anthem; Vancouver Mayor, Gregor Robertson who will be escorted to the main stage by Master Warrant Officer Pipe Major Alexandra Devitt and an Honour Guard of BC Regiment Cadets. Other special guests include:
Park Board Chair, Raj Hundal; Honorable Ujjal Dosanjh; Counsellor Raymond Louie; Counsellor Heather Deal; Park Board Vice Chair Loretta Woodcock; and more
Shanise is a grade seven student from Maple Ridge, BC. She was a semi-finalist in the 2008 Red Robinson Talent Showdown at the PNE. She has also sung the National Anthem for the Vancouver Whitecaps and at the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Women's Canada Cup.
Performers are listed in alphabetical order.
BC Regiment Cadet Corps
Members of the the The 2381 BCR Irish Fusiliers Corps from Richmond, and members of the 2290 BCR CC from the Beatty Street Armoury will provide the Honour Guard, escort duties and tree planting services. The 2812 Seaforths Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps has one of the top Cadet Pipe bands in the Province. Their Master Warrant Officer, Pipe Major Alexandra Devitt is currently in her first year of University Studies at UBC. The 2381 BCR Irish Fusiliers Corps RCACC in Richmond is the largest Army Cadet Corps in BC. The 2290 Cadet Corps dates back to September 1946, combining St. Patrick and St. George Cadet Corps. They were later granted the designation of Duke of Connaught's Own Cadet Corp.
Bobs & Lolo
Award-winning children's entertainers, Bobs & Lolo are dedicated to connecting kids to the natural world with music, movement and make-believe. Sharing musical stories that engage, inspire and educate, they teach kids to care about themselves, their neighbours and the planet.
Bunkie The Clown
Bunkie specializes in birthday parties for children eight years old and younger! She keeps the kids thoroughly amused with balloon twisting, face-painting; magic; parachute games and more. Over 30 years of experience!
David Campbell is a self-taught songwriter, singer, poet, painter, writer and guitarist. He was born and raised in Guyana, South America and now resides in Vancouver. He has appeared on CBC Television's "Mr. Dressup," at children's festivals and at hundreds of elementary schools in Canada.
David has written over 1,600 songs and has produced 29 CDs and 140 videos of his creative work (available on YouTube.com), and has published five books. David will be singing and telling stories about "People of the Salmon," his songs about First Nations people of the Pacific Northwest.
Foresta The Earth Goddess
Since May 2000, Michèle Christen has been performing on stilts at a wide variety of celebrations throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Her imaginative characters bring a delightful touch of fantasy to any festive event. This year at Earth Day you can share a magical moment with Foresta The Earth Goddess.
Kwayedza Marimba is a high-energy marimba group that has been playing joyful African dance music in Vancouver Canada since 2001. Our music is rooted in Zimbabwe and southern Africa with the occasional blues, Caribbean and hymn pieces thrown into the mix.
Tao Style Kung Fu Club Lion Dancers
Lion dance dates back about 2000 years in Chinese history. The lion dance drives away evil, bringing good luck and prosperity. Two Lion Dancers from the Tao Style Kung Fu Club will perform during this year's Earth Day celebration at Everett Crowley Park. Located in Vancouver, Tao Style Kung Fu Club is organized by the Wudang Cultural International Association.
Music you may remember! Los Memories, formed in 1998, consists of five friends (Al Osborne, Harry Fast, art Schrade, Lloyd Brow and Cliff Hagel) whose musical interests have brought about the resurrection of unique sounds of the 1960s, as well as blending contemporary songs that encompass Country, Blues and good old Rock 'n' Roll flavours. This is Los Memories' third year performing at Earth Day in Everett Crowley Park.
Tiddley Cove Morris Dancers
Based in Vancouver, Tiddley Cove Morris is an all-women's Morris dance troupe with about a dozen active dancers and musicians established in 1986. They perform dances using both stick and hank. Performing to live, unamplified music is an important part of Morris tradition, and members of Tiddley Cove Morris play melodeon, concertina, penny whistle, recorder, bodhran, tambourine, triangle and mandolin.
Morris dancing is one of the oldest traditional dances of England. It is a "display" dance, rather than a social dance (where you dance with a partner). Morris dancing has over 600 years of history and is tied to special events such as harvest, first plowing, May Day and Solstice.