the 1st annual DRAGONFLY FEST!

The First Annual Dragonfly will inspire young people to change the world. We are not a high-priced children’s festival with multinational corporate sponsors, but designed “by and for” young people. We launch the participatory fun with a summer camp, we set-up and decorate the Festival, and explode on
Sunday, Aug 7!

Check out the various happenings that will be going on below, and view the Dragonfly Stage schedule!





That 70's Midway

Tightrope Walking, Whacky Clown and Balloon Animals, Face Painting, Stilt-Walking, Soccer juggling, Bowling...

Dragonfly Printmaking

Drop in and create a block print on paper and fabric, and take home your own dragonfly!

Superhero Costumes

You know your own power, so make a costume that matches your style! Capes, cuffs, colouring, stamping. All materials supplied.

Improv Theatre Games

Young people lead off hilarious and participatory theatre sports. Join in or watch the fun!

Sponsor: Windsor House School

Take a Walk in the Forest

Join Damian George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation to learn about the uses of local plants. Gather at Tsleil-Waututh Nation/Takaya Tours display at 3:30pm.

Sponsor: Whey-ah-Wichen/Facing the Wind

Speaker's Corner

Get on video to share your ideas about changing the world.

Sponsor: Windsor House School, Deep Cove Music

Takaya Tours Canoe Rides

Bring your parents for a traditional canoe ride and storytelling about local history with Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s Takaya Tours! This exciting one-hour group paddle in Indian Arm is offered by special arrangement and a special price—just for Dragonfly! Departing at 1:30pm, 3pm, 5pm. Gather 15 minutes in advance for orientation. You can reserve your spots in advance emailing Donations welcome but not required (suggested $18/person, $9 low income).

Sponsors: Takaya Tours Whey-ah-Wichen/Facing the Wind

Used Toys & Clothing Swap

Bring toys or (washed) clothes for other families, and exchange for something else.

Swimming & Beach

Take a dip to cool off or hang out on the beach!

Under the Volcano

During and after Dragonfly, you can check out the many stages at the Under the Volcano Festival (noon-9:30pm).


No childcare provided. Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Lifeguard may be on duty for swimming. Bring your parent/guardian, hat, and sunscreen! Healthy food vendors on site.


Limited parking. Buses: Call Translink 604.953.3333 for bus info routes #211, #212 from Phibbs Exchange. Free Festival shuttle bus leaves Broadway Station Safeway parking lot starting at 11am.

Dragonfly Summer Camp -
Whey-ah-wichen Community Art Project

Local First Nation and settler artists are collaborating on this innovative crosscultural project combining art-making with local history and the environment. Participants will paint their own dragonflies, plus collaborate in the creation of large hanging dragonflies for display at the August 7 festival, and ongoing in the alcove/foyers of each community centre.

Tsleil-Waututh Community Centre

July 27, 9:30-12:30 - ages 5–8 FREE
July 27, 1–4pm ages - 9-12 FREE

This program is being delivered to Takaya Summer Camp participants.

Parkgate Community Centre

Aug. 3, 9:30-12:30, ages 5–8, FREE
Aug. 3, 1–4pm, ages 5–8, FREE

This program is open for registration, and is delivered in partnership with Parkgate Community Services.

Register: 604.983.6350 \

Dragonfly Volunteer Orientation Sessions

Help make Dragonfly a reality. It’s a great way to work with your daughter, son, niece, nephew on a child-focused empowerment project. Show up at a session, or contact: or 604.644.4349. Volunteers are needed for postering, set-up, take-down, operating arts stations, midway games, fundraising, and more.

East Vancouver:
Monday, July 25, 7-8pm
Grandview Park (meet at stage).

North Vancouver:
Wednesday, July 27 + Aug. 3, 4:30-5:30pm

Cates Park/Whey-ah-Wichen (meet at park concession).

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