Cathedral Village Arts Festival

If you picked up our May 15 issue you should have received a copy of the program guide that we do each year for the Cathedral Village Arts Festival. It’s your best source of info on all the music, theatre, dance, spoken word, visual art and other creative activities that will be going on in the Cathedral neighbourhood over the next week.

The 2014 festival theme is Fabric of Life, which reflects the importance of the arts in the development of the Cathedral community. The festival has a kick-off parade and picnic starting today at 11:30 a.m. The parade route runs along Elphinstone St. from 13th Ave. to Les Sherman Park at Elphinstone & College Ave. From there, the picnic takes over.

The festival runs May 19-24, and will include a Street Fair next Saturday along 13th Ave. that’s always a big draw. In addition to Prairie Dog, paper copies of the guide are available at most venue sites. More information can also be obtained by visiting the CVAF website here.

Regardless of how you acquire the guide, if you check it out you’ll see that one band that’s performing is Andino Suns at Holy Rosary Park Saturday evening at 8:45 p.m. They’ll be preceded by Brass Buttons at 6:30 p.m., and Jeffery Straker at 7:30 p.m. Here’s the video for Andino Suns’ 2013 song “Cantando el Pajaro”:


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