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NEWS 1130 On The Beat: Queens and BC Pride

Last Updated Aug 6, 2019 at 11:56 am PDT

What a vibrant, colourful weekend celebrating BC love with a multitude of diverse communities and cultures.
The BC Day Long Weekend began at the annual Powell Street Festival, Canada’s largest Japanese-Canadian cultural celebration. Congratulations to Shayla Giroux and Zenyi Hunsberger from Emily Carr University who won the public art call for ‘Ashiato’ inspired by Japanese calligraphy. I tried my first SPAM Masubi AKA SPAM sushi this year and met Sumiko The Clown pre-performance. You can find her again at the Fringe Festival this Fall.

The Vancouver Street Dance Festival drew in crowds with standing room only. The festival took place at the Robson Street Ice Rink and dancers battled off in categories like hip-hop, popping, locking and more. Red Bull was on sight along with local dance school Harbour Dance Centre celebrating Vancouver’s diverse street dance culture.

 

Sunday Funday was all about Pride. I chatted with local organizations like Last Door and McLaren Housing, interviewed local celebrity drag queens and walked the parade with our sister station 104.9 KiSS FM.

BC Day Monday I made my way out to Chilliwack for the 2nd annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival. With over 20 acres of flowers, the festival was busy with Instagram mania and families enjoying the sights. The festivals runs through September 15 and is absolutely stunning to soak in.

See you next weekend Vancouver!

Happy August,

Stephanie