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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Light Water Drums Festival

Light Water Drums festival is a winter lantern festival hosted by the HNCPG that celebrates the dark and wet of Vancouver winters and the joy of Hastings Park's restored natural beauty. Come join the celebration for this free community event on Saturday January 26th, 2013. As its name suggests, the festival combines the themes of “Light” using fire, lanterns, candles and installations in the Park that glow with light in the dark; “Water” which is the rain, pools, ponds and the underground stream running through the park; and “Drums”, the joyful noise of celebration!

Gather between 5:30 and 6:00 pm at the corner of Hastings and Renfrew to enjoy live entertainment prior to the lantern procession beginning at 6:00pm. After the lantern procession around the Sanctuary at Hastings Park, enjoy popcorn and hot chocolate (minimum $1 donation for each item) while watching an amazing outdoor fire performance set to music by Radiant Heat. Warm up inside the Garden Auditorium next while enjoying interactive entertainment by CircusWest, drumming, dancing and face painting until 9pm.
Join us for our free community workshops each weekend in January. Workshops include umbrella decorating, drumming, and poi spinning. Local schools will be hosting various workshops during school hours and Hastings Community Centre and Kiwassa Neighbourhood House will be hosting workshops during their after-school programs. Everyone can get involved!

For information on becoming part of the organizing committee or an event volunteer, contact Pamela at If you are interested in creating a “Light” installation or performing in the park along the procession route, contact Loki Jorgenson at

Remember, this event is rain or shine, so dress for the weather to stay warm and dry! Please note, while we welcome pets on leash during the procession, only service dogs are permitted into the Garden Auditorium.
Information and updates will be available through:

 Facebook
 Twitter @LightWaterDrums
 By subscribing to the Hastings North Community Partners Group (HNCPG) email list

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