Stay tuned for our lineup of FREE exciting cultural performances and stage entertainment at the 2018 Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival!
LANGLEY UKULELE ENSEMBLE
The Langley Ukulele Ensemble will amaze and delight audiences with their amazing compositions and musicianship all played on the Ukulele. Don’t miss this these 22 young musicians as they interpret songs of yesterday and today with charm, flair and their unique ukulele stylings.
FUNG LOY KOK INSTITUTE OF TAOISM TAI CHI DEMOLearn the foundations of Tai Chi from Vancouver’s from Vancouver’s leading practitioners. Melt the stress away with a series of led sequences accompanied by serene music against the beautiful backdrop of False Creek. Tai chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching where each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.
Witness the Shao Lin Hung Gar Lion Dance Team present their amazing and acrobatic Lion Dance at the Dragon Boat Festival once again this year. Led by Raymond Cheung, this group performs at various festivals, special events, and Chinese New Year Celebrations throughout BC. The lion, a symbol of power, wisdom, and good fortune, chases away evil spirits and brings happiness, longevity, and good luck.
Quinn Beasley is a professional circus artist who was born and raised in East Vancouver, and has been training and performing for over 8 years. His talents range from breathtaking fire performances to mesmerizing juggling and aerial acts. Quinn has performed and taught all over the word, in places such as the U.S., Thailand, Japan, and Haiti. Catch Quinn on the Community Stage and Boardwalk.
Melissa Aston brings 20 years of eclectic circus performance to the stage, circus ring, and hospitals. This quirky comedy stylist has performed in stadiums across the U.S., in a duck pond on Granville Island, at festivals throughout the continent, and currently, at BC Children’s Hospital and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Melissa is Head Clown of Kazoomco Productions and has performed at countless festivals, and has travelled with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus.
Arial Amara is a multi-faceted performer specializing in extreme tallness, elaborate costuming and engaging character. She is often found obsessing over circles and playing with burning objects. Her primary goals in life are to delight peoples senses and inspire a twinkle in the eye, enticing childlike joy, mischief and more. Based on the North American West Coast, Ariel has been performing for nearly 15 years as a Hooper, Fire Spinner, Clown and Stilt Walker
Neezar is a Canadian Singer, Actor, Musician and Circus Performer based in Vancouver, Canada. Neezar has been entertaining audiences for the last 18 years with charisma and depth to a spontaneous outpouring of characters. These numerous characters have caused Neezar to develop a symphony of artistic expressions including acting, stilt-walking, fire-breathing, opera singing, puppeteering and mime making him a quintessential performer, artist and entertainer.
Drum Syndicate is a world percussion trio that presents a dynamic and interactive performance. Part concert, part workshop, they invite the audience to join in the excitement. Playing high-energy traditional music from Africa, Brazil and Cuba, the group will have you up ‘busting a move’ in no time.
CircusWest brings its newest show to the Dragon Boat Festival celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary. ‘Glowing Hearts’ is a heartfelt circus exploration of the true North and a showcase of young circus artists celebrating Canada. Join us centre ring for a fun show of circus aerials, acrobatics, juggling, and acts design to amaze and astound.