The Pull of the Net: A Multicultural Celebration

Celebrate the multiculturalism of the Canada’s West Coast fishing industry at the Cannery’s annual Pull of the Net celebration, featuring performances by community organizations including a Chinese Lion Dance, Japanese Taiko Drummers, Coastal Indigenous performances, Canadian maritime music, and more.  Visitors can also enjoy cultural workshops, food tastings, demonstrations and exhibits, representing the many cultures from our community.

This family-friendly event will be held both indoors and outdoors at the historic cannery.  Event hours: 11am to 4pm. Admission is free.

Outdoor Performances:

11:00 Welcome Ceremony – Cultural Representative for Musqueam Alec Dan
11:30 Lion Dance – Northern Shaolin Traditional Martial Arts Club
12:30 Musqueam Dance Group – Coastal Wolf Pack
1:30  Zougla, the Greek Band!
3:00 Taiko Drumming – Tetsu Taiko
3:30 Eagle Connection Dancers

Indoor Performances:

12:15 Fan Dancing – Jessica Yue
1:00 Elizabeth Johnson School of Highland Dance
2:00 Greg Meloche’s Sea Shanties
3:15 Steveston Drumming Circle

Multi-lingual tours and film screenings:

Tour times
English 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, 3:00
French 11:00, 12:30
Mandarin 11:30, 1:00
Japanese 12:00, 1:30

Film screenings (English with subtitles)
Traditional Chinese 11:00, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30
Japanese 11:30, 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
All other screenings with French subtitles (see sign board in front of Theatre for times)

Exhibitors and Workshops:

Artists’ Circle (featuring Alana Hansen Art, Christine Mackenzie Mixed Media, Richmond Chinese Artists’ Club)
Beauty Secrets of Japan
Earthand Gleaners Society
Fusako Fujiki’s Shodo Calligraphy
Pangaea Arts – Stories on Wheels
Pathways Aboriginal Youth Centre
Port of Vancouver
Rebecca Duncan (Squamish First Nation Storytelling)
Richmond Art Gallery
Richmond Public Library
Scandinavian Community Centre
Steveston Historical Society
Vancouver Cantonese Opera
Wheelhouse Seafoods
YK3 Sake


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