Pull of the Net: A Multicultural Celebration
May 5, 2017
Join us for a free, family-friendly event to celebrate the multiculturalism of the West Coast fishing industry, and the opening of our new feature exhibit, The Pull of the Net: Commercial Fishing in Canada. The event will open with a vibrant, dynamic Lion Dance troupe at 11am in front of the Cannery, followed by other exciting performances at the top of each hour (see Performance Schedule below).
Inside the historic cannery, enjoy kids’ activities, displays, workshops and demonstrations presented by our community partners; take a guided tour through our new feature exhibit; or watch the Nikkei Stories short films in our Boiler House Theatre.
Don’t forget to take part in our community weaving project with the Richmond Weavers and Spinners Guild, and together help weave a unique textile panel to represent our vibrant multicultural community!
We are also excited to have a selection of food vendors in front of the Cannery including: Portuguese Cooking by Chef Daniel; Scottish shortbread & treats by Lil Slice of Heaven Baking Co; and bubble tea & shave ice by Juicy Green Express.
11:00 Lion Dance by Northern Shaolin Traditional Martial Arts Club
12:00 Traditional Salish Song and Dance by Coastal Wolf Pack
1:00 East Coast Maritime Music by Blake Williams and Michael Burnyeat from the Irish Wakers
2:00 Taiko Drumming by Tetsu Taiko
3:00 Scottish Bagpiping by member of Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipeband
Thank you to our participating groups:
BC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY | EAST COAST KITCHEN PARTY | HUA FOUNDATION | THE JEWISH MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES OF BC | KISAMOS | LITTLE LANTERN CULTURAL AND HERITAGE SOCIETY | MS. FUSAKO FUJIKI | MRS. SACHIKO SUMIDA | NIKKEI NATIONAL MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTRE | NORMAN NGYUEN |OCEAN WISE | PATHWAYS ABORIGINAL CENTRE | RICHMOND WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD | SCANDINAVIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY | VANCOUVER MARITIME MUSEUM