Photo by Visual Memories - Ken Jones

A crowd of around 200 gathered outside Connaught School this morning to kick off the 2014 Cathedral Village Arts Festival with a singing of Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi.”

Gee… I wonder if they were trying to make a point about something?

Here’s some audio from the event…

I’ll try to get some pictures up later  [UPDATE: Ken Jones of Visual Memories sent me a few pics of the event, I’ve added them to this post. Thanks Ken!] but right now I’m off to the CVAF picnic in Les Sherman Park (that’s the park around the Neil Balkwill Centre). And I’m dressing warm because once again the festival seems to be starting out on a rainy, chilly day. But you know what they say, “If every pork chop were perfect, we wouldn’t have hotdogs.”

And speaking of hotdogs, the picnic will feature hotdogs. And coffee and music and face painting and more. Check out the picnic events listing here.

If you’re wondering what other awesome the CVAF crew has planned for this week, there’s a complete guide to this year’s Cathedral Village Arts Festival available online and there’s a print guide in every copy of Prairie Dog!

Photo by Visual Memories - Ken Jones