Sunday August 9th 2009 - in Cates Park, North Van - Whey-Ah-Wichen, Tsleil-Waututh Nation - 30+ Artists - 4 Stages - Rain or Shine


Dragonfly Kidz Fest

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The Art Express

The Art Express - Climb aboard the Art Express mobile children’s art studio for some art fun on the run! This curious and creative studio is designed for young children, 3 - 10 years of age. Tap into Tibetan traditions on board The Art Express, as we delight in the creation of prayer flags. Children will learn about an ancient practice that began in India, and then spread throughout regions of the world. Participants will be provided with colourful cloth to create their own prayer flags. Writing their own mantras and creating traditional images that appear on the flags, we’ll display their work outside. The “wind horse” will carry the mantras of peace, compassion, strength and wisdom to all.

Storytelling with Naomi Steinberg

A seasoned storyteller, Naomi has captivated audiences everywhere, from the International

Storytelling Festival in Vancouver to the Science Meets Dharma project in Southern India. She weaves stories for children and families to follow and we welcome her back to the Dragonfly stage.

Mind of a Snail Puppet Co. - “Mouse’s Garden”

Mind of a SnailThe stage is built in front of the audience while the famous puppeteer slooooowly arrives. A mouse plants a seed and waits for it to grow. The only problem is a hungry crow! This is a 25 minute hand puppet show with a deeelicious ending.

Mind of a Snail Puppet Co. are a “compost-modern” puppetry duo from the Sunshine Coast of B.C. Their performances combine originally crafted puppets, music and masked characters.


General Admissions by donation: $10-$20
Low income admissions by donation: $5 at Main gate ONLY


Free Shuttle Bus @ Broadway Skytrain Station starting @ 11am
Valet Bike Parking ~ Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition will be offering valet bike parking at the top gate (west gate) from Noon onwards.

Ride-share to UTVDriving to the Festival? Ride-Share!

If you can't take public transit, offer a ride in your vehicle, or find a ride to the Festival.
Ride-Share on August 9th



Art by Tania Willard, Red Willow Designs | Web by mosatron