Sunday, October 25, 2009

Day of the Dead - A Mexican Celebration in Vancouver at the Roundhouse Community Centre

Thursday October 29TH, 7:30PM-9:30PM Free Event - No Admission Cost

THE CELEBRATION: spend an evening drinking hot chocolate, eating traditional Bread of the Dead, visiting the altar exhibition, participate in workshops of alfeñique
(Sugar-Skull making), and enjoy performers while judges choose the best altars.
Organized by Mexico Tourism Board and the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

2nd. Annual Mexican Competition - Submit your entry! - Free to participate!
Great prizes for the winning altar!
Deadline for Entry Thursday October 22

Come and celebrate life by honoring the dead in the most traditional way, by setting up and decorating an altar. Sign up with your friends and family to commemorate someone special and be part of our competition, teams of 4. Information about the tradition, history and elements will be available to inspire and guide you. A starter kit will be given to every team. Open to everyone. Be creative, be outrageous and have fun!

The Altars setup will take place on October 25th and will run till November 2nd. Setup time will be the 9am to 8pm. Please send the name of your team members and sign up now!! For more information call 604-669-2845 Ext. 224 or email vrivas@cciba.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Sailing on the Dock - Vancouver Autumn

Sailing on the Dock, this is how the sail boats looked like from the distance this chilly morning while walking by the beach in Kitsilano. It is a beautiful sunny day and we also saw a squirrel very busy getting ready for winter stuffing branches and leaves on a hole of a tree ......... There is some snow in the mountains and the temperature is cooling down ...

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