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WoodStove Festival

Performance & Freedom Arts Workshop

The Woodstove Festival is an annual winter event taking place in the village of Cumberland on Vancouver Island on November 3-5th 2017.  It is presented by the Cumberland Culture & Arts Society (CCAS).  It will feature live music, dance, poetry, workshops, children’s programming, visual art, and themed dances at various venues throughout historic downtown Cumberland.

Freedom Arts Info & Registration:

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7:00 PM19:00

Record City w/ Compassion Gorilla

Doors at 7:00pm
$10 advance available at (Coming Soon)
Tickets $15 at the door

Compassion Gorilla (
New Release: COALESCE
Preview the new album HERE!

With their third studio album, Coalesce, Compassion Gorilla offers up a unique interpretation of diverse and worldly musical styles, weaving together earthy and folkloric sounds with sophisticated and punchy modern sensibility. The album is officially released September 14th, and is accompanied by a busy fall tour in the band’s home province of BC.

Coalesce features 8 tracks of musical ingenuity. From the wizardry of the opening track’s cello feature, to the tight horn riffs of “Milk Thistle”, the psychedelic cumbia groove of “Music for the People”, and the 5/4-time Balkan-jazz stylings of “Son del Mar”, the album presents a steady stream of fresh ideas while maintaining an overall cohesive feel. Latin rhythms anchor the album in a steady, infectious groove, forming a bed for punchy brass harmonies, socially conscious lyrics, and rolling dub-delay effects. The warm, rootsy production style is reminiscent of an older age of recording, giving it a simple and concise sound.

Compassion Gorilla’s current sound, as presented here on Coalesce, has evolved over years of shifting membership, diverse collaborations and worldly travel. On tour promoting this new release the band boasts a 6-piece lineup that includes Daniel Cryderman (trombone and vocals), Chris Fretwell (guitar, charango, requinto and vocals), Dan Beer (drums), Suzanne Stirling (trumpet), Ariel Palacio (accordion), and Brin Porter (bass).

“great storytelling and the international language of music command the stage at today’s festivals. Compassion Gorilla will find themselves front and centre again and again. With their eclectic blend of global rhythms and easy charm, they know how to bridge the gap between audience and performer.”

- Cal Coat, artistic director, World Beat Stage, Concord Pacific Vancouver Intl. Dragon Boat Festival

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7:30 PM19:30

Samson's Delilah at Record City

Festival favourites Samson's Delilah are coming to Vernon for a dance party at Record City w/ local world music from Barefoot Caravan to open the show!

Samson's Delilah:
Unique, fearless, soul-full rock opera folk music.
With a fierce intensity weaving throughout their soundscapes, utterly captivating, Samson’s Delilah will leave their mark on every listener. Heavily influenced by latin guitar, reggae, and other world music, driven with thought provoking songwriting, the thread of the "guroove" runs deep, and you will not be disappointed by the fusion and spell that they weave....
“Utterly captivating… heavily influenced by Latin guitar, reggae, rock opera and other world music and driven with thought provoking songwriting.”

$10 Door
Doors at 7:30

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9:00 AM09:00

Ford/Family Fun Fiesta

Bearisto School in Vernon is having a fundraising drive with Ford as their primary sponsor. Come test drive a Ford to increase their contribution.

We will have an information booth set up showcasing all of the branches associated with Barefoot Caravan including our various performance structures, our Freedom Arts Songwriting Program, Expression Drumming (including onsite workshops) and Stand-Up Steve's new OM Festival.

This is in conjunction with the DVA's Culture Crawl and there will be several other businesses showcasing their products/services, there will be children's entertainment by Kiki the Eco Elf and more.

For every person (1 person/household) who takes a Ford test drive during this event, Watkin Motors Ford/Ford Canada will donate $20 to Bearisto Elementary School, up to a maximum of $6000.00!  So my hope is, you all take a spin in a shiny new Ford car on the 27th and tell all your friends/family to do the same!  :)  

To register for your test drive please visit


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12:00 PM12:00

Green Party Fundrasier

In support of a green future we'll be at Kin Beach facilitating children's activities including drumming, Freedom Arts Songwriting and maybe a short performance

Plenty of other activities and performers to enjoy!

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7:00 PM19:00

World Music Concerts

  • World Beat Dance, Art & Wellness Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Heart in the House & Worldbeat Art, Dance & Wellness present.....

Our first World Music Concert at Worldbeat. We are excited for you to experience Cultural music in our community and know that our listening environment creates a great experience for both audience and musician. Come join us

AND a mini dance lesson prior to the show is part of your Donation!

$20 cover charge
$5 Wine will be available (by our sponser The View)
oors will open at 7 p
Free mini dance lesson available from 7:15 to 7:45
Concert from 8 pm to 10 pm

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