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Ashley Hautala

When: Saturday, July 23, 2016, 12:10pm, 3:15–3:40pm, 6:30–7:00pm
Where: Main Stage, Gower Point Road

Ashley Hautala

My name is Ashley Hautala and I'm 17 years old. Music has been a part of my life since I can remember but I began pursuing my passion when I was 9 and my grandfather gifted his guitar to me. I've had many incredible teachers and encountered countless amazing people along the way that have not only shaped me as a musician but as the person I am today. Since then, every song I've written, every performance on stage and every car ride where I've blasted music and sang in my car has changed me for the better. Although it's a lot of work, the end result of all the practicing and time put in has always been a good one and I hope to continue this journey for the rest of my life.

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Clown Trudi Frudi

When: Saturday, July 23, 2016, 1:00–4:00pm
Where: Holland Park

Trudi d'Ambrumenil is absolutely thrilled to be on board for the 48th Anniversary Sea Cavalcade "Circus by the Sea".

She is not new to festivals and parades and has been the Master of Ceremonies for the Victoria Folk Music Festival, on festival organizing boards, a roaming performer, festival mascots, a promotor, volunteer, face painter, balloon artist. acrobatic and juggler.

Trudi Frudi the clown invites you to join the FUN and to take part in this year's kids' clown contest. Let your hair down or up depending on what floats your clown boat! See you all this year on board at the Circus by the Sea!

BE A JUGGLER!
  • Learn Basic Beginner Juggling — 3 Steps to Success
MAKE YOUR OWN JUGGLING BALLS!
  • Learn How to Make your own juggling balls — continue practicing anywhere and everywhere! Under 7 years may need to be assisted by an older helper.
BE A CLOWN!
  • Create a unique clown face on paper provided and have it professionally applied to your face by the face painting artists. Paints are water based, non toxic, skin friendly and washable.
  • Dress up in your favourite zany colourful clown costume (you might find them in your own closet, Trudi always does!). Hint: vests, ties, socks, shoes, boots, gloves, hats, wigs, scarves, jackets, tops, bottoms, shorts, dresses, pj's — anything goes!
  • Next: take oodles of goofy photographs then join us in the kids clown parade.
  • BRING NOISE MAKERS: horns, shakers, bells, whistles drums etc. REMEMBER, you want to be SEEN and HEARD!!
  • Be ENTERED in the KIDS' CLOWN CONTEST!!

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Chinese Ribbon Dance

When: Saturday, July 23, 2016, 4:15–4:45pm
Where: Winegarden Park, Rotary clam shell

The ribbon dance is based on a colourful, theatrical style of Chinese dance. The flying ribbons are symbols of joy and happiness.

The Chinese fan dance is known for its beautiful and delicate poses and is an excellent representation of Chinese traditional culture. It represents beauty, grace and delicacy. It also expresses feelings of joy. The dance is composed of consistently changing rhythms paired with consistently changing body positions. Fan dances are generally divided into folk dances and formal classical dances.

Chinese Ribbon and Fan Dances

Jessica Yue joined the City Contemporary Dance Company and Hong Kong Traditional Chinese Dancing as a full-time dancer after graduating from the Hong Kong Baptist University. In 1994, she pursued further studies in China. The works she has choreographed for Hong Kong Traditional Chinese Dancing, including Martyr For Soul and Kami Ni To U, received critical acclaim. She has been a part-time instructor at community centres and elementary schools in Vancouver since 1997. She is now the Artistic Director of YMCA and Children's Traditional Chinese Dancing Company.

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Driftwood Players Story Theatre

When: Saturday, July 23, 2016, 5:15–6:00pm
Where: Winegarden Park, Rotary clam shell

Driftwood Players Story Theatre is a non-profit organization that offers the community a chance to get involved in theatre, in a fun and meaningful way. Performing for free and in public venues across the Sunshine Coast, this volunteer troupe brings life to familiar fairy tales.

  • TRUE DUCK TAILS: Written by Elena Rogers, Directed by Sandi McGinnis and Elena Rogers
  • LITTLE RED: Adapted by JoAnne Bennison, Directed by Michelle Dueck
  • BILLY GOATS GRUFF: Adapted by Bob Hunt, Directed by Bob Hunt and Elena Rogers
  • ROBIN HOOD: Adapted by JoAnne Bennison, Directed by JoAnne Bennison

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Sunshine Coast Roller Girls

When: Saturday, July 23, 2016, 6:00–6:30pm
Where: Main stage area, Gibsons Landing

Sunshine Coast Roller Girls are a group of women with a common goal: to bring the sport of roller derby to the Sunshine Coast! They hosted their very first local sanctioned bout in September 2011 to a sold-out audience in the Sechelt Arena, and have continued to please crowds since then with exciting bouts, public scrimmages, fundraising events such as DJ nights and Burger & Beer nights. Today they are proud to have almost 30 members in the League, ranging from the Red Tide Warning travel team to referees and non-skating officials and volunteers. www.sunshinecoastrollergirls.ca

Sunshine Coast Roller Girls

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Family Concert

When: Saturday, July 23, 2016, 7:30–9:30pm
Where: Winegarden Park, Rotary clam shell

DSdanse

DSdanse Youth Dance Company

DSdanse was created in 2001 by Artistic Director/Choreographer Dominique Hutchinson to facilitate performance opportunities for Sunshine Coast dancers of all ages.

Today DSdanse consists of both Junior and Senior Companies. The Junior Company is for ages 10–13 years. The Senior Company is for ages 14–18 years. In all, there are 24 dancers trained in different disciplines: classical ballet, modern-jazz, contemporary, tap, dance, acrobatics etc.

DSdanse

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Sea Cavalcade Community Performing Arts Show

When: Sunday, July 26, 2015, 4:00–6:00pm
Where: Winegarden Park, Rotary clam shell

Emcee: Maureen McBeath

Maureen is a member of the local Toastmasters club in Sechelt, an organization committed to improving communication and leadership skills. She has been a finalist in the District of BC Speech Contests three times. She was the only woman in a field of eight finalists, from 147 clubs, in 2015.

Maureen is a strong advocate of the spoken word and feels we need to start these skills in the early years of education. As a retired teacher she volunteers to provide the Toastmasters Youth program at local schools and for the Pathfinder division of the Girl Guides.

You can contact Maureen at mmcbeath@dccnet.com.

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Jasmine Fitzsimons

Violinist Jasmine Fitzsimons

Violinist

Jasmine is thirteen years old. She first expressed wanting to playing the violin when she was 5 years old, but only started classes when she was 6. After a year of private lessons, she joined a small weekly fiddle group and also The Coast String Fiddlers and later on, the “Bad to the Bow” Fiddlers group.

She has mostly played fiddle music but recently has started to do more classical music, and is enjoying different kinds of music. She loves to play violin, and hopes to keep on learning and growing.

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Cardio Cabaret

Adult Competitive Street Jazz

Started as a way for old gals to keep fit, stay sharp and have FUN, Cardio Cabaret classes evolved with the help of the Coast Academy of Dance in Sechelt, into a group of intense dedicated ladies for whom fitness, dance and showing off has become part of their lives. In order to rehearse the complicated routines and wear the elaborate costumes, these divas had to sacrifice time, energy and timidness in order to achieve the many accolades in competitions on the Coast and Lower Mainland. THE SHOW MUST GO ON… is the tag line that lingers.

Cardio Cabaret crew

Crew members: Karen Nield, Ivana Cappelletto, Susan Seabrook, Teresa Nightingale and Mary Basas.

About the creator: Ivana Cappelletto

A dancer from age seven, past national track cycling sprint and record holder, and active performer of hip hop, flamenco, jazz and ballet, Ivana firmly believes in moving the mind as well as the body. BCRPA & RAD certified, Ivana has been teaching since the age of 25 (around the invention of lycra!). Creator of CARDIO CABARET™, a fun-filled program full of SASS and SWAG: DANCE based and INTERVAL inspired. FITNESS WITH STYLE!

A typical class would comprise of 15 minute SASSY warm up, followed by cross the floor struts and combos ending in a ballet inspired cool down and stretch. Beyonce, Janet, Justin, help to make the moves: shoulders, arms, hips, body all involved in tempo with the music: half time then full time then double time in an interval fashion. Sweaty fun for everyone… DANCE LIKE THERE IS SOMEBODY WATCHING! cardiocabaret.com

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Let's Dance

Let's Dance

Latin Dancing

This is a dance program created by Sandra Cordero that runs at the Sechelt Senior Activity Centre. This program aims to teach the basic and intermediate level of all the Latin dances such as: Merengue, Bachata, Mambo, Rumba, Cha cha and Salsa. After each dance period, the students learn and perform a choreography.

Let's Dance Extended is a group of ladies of all ages who love to put on a show. From Latin American folklore dances to Jazz routines and Broadway pieces, these ladies can do it all.

For more information on upcoming programs, private classes and performances, please e-mail Sandra at mequita55@hotmail.com.

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Alan Barnes and Patricia Smit

Alan Barnes and Patricia Smit

Argentine Tango

Alan and Patricia became dance partners 3 years ago, taking lessons in Argentine Tango at the Activity Centre in Sechelt. Two years ago when their teacher moved to the Island, Alan was asked to take over the class, which he did. He and Patricia still take lessons from their former teacher when visiting the Island and last year also went to the source of the Argentine Tango – Buenos Aires to learn it first-hand.

Alan and Patricia have done Tango performances at Sea Cavalcade in 2015 and in conjunction with an a cappella choir at Highland Centre.

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Keia Papa Kaua

Keia Papa Kaua

Hula Dancing

Keia Papa Kaua is a traditional Hawaiian Hula dance group led by Dhyana Bartkow from Inner Moves Wellness Centre in Gibsons, trained by a hula teacher of ancient lineage in Kauai since 1999. Originally a cosmic ritual and sacred dance, hula is perpetuated as a way of life based on aloha (love) for ohana (global family) and the earth. www.InnerMoves.com

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Harmony Line Dancers

We are an informal group of fun loving people who get together at Harmony Hall on Friday afternoons. We have a beginners class from 12:00 to 12:30 and a full class from 12:30 to 1:30. Although we at the present time are all women we certainly are not just a women's group — if men would like to join us they would be most welcome. We have a lot of fun and line dancing is good exercise for the body as well as the mind. We welcome everybody of any age to join us. Our first date to start the new season is September 9th. Anyone interested in joining us can contact us at 604-886-2323.

Harmony Line Dancers

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Brison Geue

Pianist Brison Geue

Pianist

Brison is 15 years old and is in Grade 8 piano, studying under Julie Rutter. He has a love of music that developed very early, which he has channelled into playing piano and drums and creating his own piano, drum and electronic music compositions.

Brison brings a wonderful spirited energy to all his performance pieces and he plays a full spectrum of music from Baroque and Classical, to contemporary and blues.

Brison has already had a commissioned performance and has played in many public recitals, coffee houses and talent shows. He loves to share his music with others.

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Emily Picard

Pianist Emily Picard

Pianist

Emily Picard turned 17 in June, and will be going into grade 12 at Chatelech Secondary School in the fall. She has been playing the piano for 8 years, currently studying with Carl Montgomery. Emily has also played the flute for 6 years, studying with Nina Haedrich. Emily has represented the Sunshine Coast at the BC Performing Arts (Provincials) 2 times on the flute, most recently this June 1st in Fort St John. She has won multiple awards at the local Festival for piano and for the flute. Emily has performed in the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts, Highlights Concert many times, on both piano and flute. On Canada Day, Emily was the senior winner of “Sechelt’s Got Talent”, and had the opportunity to play at the Sechelt’s 30th Anniversary Beach Concert before the Canada Day Fireworks. Emily also plays the baritone saxophone in the Chatelech school concert band, and enjoys many different forms of art. She plans to study music, and will audition for university music programs next year.

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Chelsea Rubin

Singer Chelsea Rubin

Singer

My name is Chelsea Rubin. I am 14 years old and going into grade 9. I have been singing with Choralations children choir under Janice Brunson for the past 8 years. This year I also joined the Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir under Sara Douglas.

I have been playing piano for the past 7 years and I am playing trumpet with the school band for the past 3 years. Next year I will be playing with the jazz band. I am currently teaching myself how to play guitar.

Last year I received the musicianship award at Gibsons Elementary.

I have sung Oh Canada at Winegarden park two years and sang solos in the school's talent shows as well as the talent shows in Sechelt for the past three years. As well, I sang a solo with the Elphinstone Jazz band this year. It was the first time they have had a singer with the band.

Music is my passion and will continue to pursue it.

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Florence and Andrea

Florence and Andrea

Singers

Florence and Andrea are 11 and 10 years old respectively. Florence was born in Vancouver and Andrea in Terrace, BC. They've been friends since their diaper days in Kitimat where they first met. They are each other's sister they never had. They feel blessed to live here on the Sunshine Coast, where they have been honing their musical talent with Karen Edgar for the last two years. Music runs deep in Andrea's family. She has been studying piano for many years. With her encouragement, Florence also enrolled with Karen Edgar for voice and piano lessons. They are gratefully looking forward to sharing their talent in the community for many years to come.

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Sunday Evening Live Entertainment

When: Sunday, July 24, 2016, 6:00–9:00pm
Where: Gower Point Road, next to main stage

Half Cut and The Slackers

6:00–8:30pm

Doug Campbell, main vocalist and keyboardist, was born just outside Port Mellon on the Sunshine Coast and has been hollerin' and making noise ever since. He played trumpet, French and Eb horns in the Elphinstone School band and taught himself to play drums, guitar and bass. Since high school Doug has played with various rock and country bands all over BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan, and released two 45's and 2 CD's of original material. He has also had 3 project studios and recorded local groups Maplewood Lane, Michelle Bruce and the Coast String Fiddlers' first album.

Ken Shearsmith, bass guitar and vocals, started playing at the age of 15 in dance halls in the Fraser Valley. After turning 19 he played throughout BC before coming to the Sunshine Coast in 1976. He then joined local musician Rick Brown playing clubs from Alberta to Ontario before settling back down on the coast. Ken has been playing with Doug in various groups since 1996.

Mark Evans was raised on the coast until leaving in 1976 for college. He returned in 2006 to retire. Mark has been engaged in Rock bands across the western provinces since high school. Mark plays drums, guitar and vocals.

Bob Ewert was born in the summer of love! Somehow he managed to make it to 2016... the summer of world discontent. That said, he's still pretty groovy! After a 20 year musical hiatus, Bob has re-grooved, dusted off his guitar and now enjoys playing the local scene with Half Cut and the Slackers.

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Errol "Lippy" Lipschitz

8:30–9:00pm

Errol "Lippy" Lipschitz started clowning officially with the GIZEH Shriners in 2003. Since then he has been performing as a white-face clown, close-up magician and balloon-twister in Vancouver, and on the Sunshine Coast.

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