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Squamish Wind Festival - 2016

July 21–24

JULY 21–24, DOWNTOWN SQUAMISH, BC


Join Squamish in celebrating the 3rd annual Wind Festival, a community open house showcasing art & music, wind & water sport demos, food & craft beer. It will blow you away!


Take in a movie under the stars. Enjoy art in the park through exhibition and installation. Move to the groove of free music. Tantalize your taste buds with an array of food vendors and a craft beer garden. Watch sailboat racing in Howe Sound presented by the Squamish Yacht Club in their annual regatta, SOAR. Blend in a pinch of musical theatre, kids crafts, the Farmers Market, kite flying, and sports demos and you have an epic 4-day community open house and waves of fun for all ages.

Official Festival Schedule

Wind & Sails. Tunes & Ales.

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Squamish Wind Festival — 2016

July 21–24

Day 1
Thursday July 21

5:00–7:00pm
Making Waves Locals’ Night
Squamish Arts Council Building
Get a sneak peek of the Making Waves art exhibit presented by Optomeyes Squamish. Making Waves features paintings, sculpture and weaving by local artists; inspired by wind, waves and sky. Prints, art cards and small items will be on display and for sale.

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 optomeyes

6:00–9:00pm
Food Truck Hub
An evening of music and craft beer wouldn’t be complete without soul food, snacks, fresh juice and smoothies. Mountain Squeeze, Carte Diem, The Schnitzel Shack, Dee’s Donuts and Cheeses Crust will all be on hand to satisfy your hunger and keep you hydrated.
6:00–10:00pm
Movie Under The Stars presented by Squamish Savings
Join us for a fun-filled family evening under the stars, featuring Kung Fu Panda 3. The park opens at 6pm with games, exhibits, prizes, and free popcorn - and the first 100 families will receive a free blanket, all courtesy of Squamish Savings. Movie starts at 9:30pm.

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 squamish savings

6:00–11:00pm
Bike Valet
Leave your car at home and ride your bike to the Wind Fest! Squamish Helping Hands will be operating a secure bike valet by donation.

Day 2
Friday July 22

12:00 noon–6:00pm
Jam Zone with DJ Praiz & EmotionZ
Junction Park
DJ Praiz grew up with the Montreal music scene, mixing, scratching and beat juggling different genres. He has performed at the Montreal International Jazz Fest, Shambhala, 2010 Olympics and Pemberton Music Fest.

Rapper/Beatboxer extraordinaire, EmotionZ hails from Vancouver. His live set is an energy filled journey through hip hop with its multiple genres of musical influence; rapping, beatboxing, singing and most of all spreading love on stage. Recently teaming up with DJ Praiz has also given the live show a strong element of scratching and turntablism.
WEBSITE: www.wanderingworx.com/#!emotionz/c1bf2

LISTEN: soundcloud.com/emotionz
5:00–7:00pm
Making Waves Summer Art Gallery
Squamish Arts Council Building

 optomeyes

5:00–10:00pm
Black Kettle Beer Garden
Junction Park
North Vancouver’s Black Kettle is one of a handful of craft breweries in B.C. that use no chemicals or preservatives, and leave their beer unfiltered. Dedicated to brewing small batches for local customers, Black Kettle is the perfect complement to local tunes and food. Craftmanship. It’s a win-win.
WEBSITE: www.blackkettlebrewing.com

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 black kettle brewing company

5:00–10:00pm
Food Truck Hub
Junction Park
An evening of music and craft beer wouldn’t be complete without soul food, snacks, fresh juice and smoothies. Mountain Squeeze, Carte Diem, The Schnitzel Shack, Dee’s Donuts and Cheeses Crust will all be on hand to satisfy your hunger and keep you hydrated.
5:00–10:00pm
RE/MAX Chill Zone
Junction Park
Recharge and regroup with our friendly volunteers. A popular place to relax and regroup, especially for young family members, the REMAX Chill Zone is conveniently located directly adjacent to the main stage to ensure none of the Festival activities are missed. Bring your own water bottles to fill at Whistler Water Company’s hydration station.

 remax     whistler water

5:00–10:00pm
Kid Zone
Junction Park
Wind fairies and fishing ponds, summer breezes and pinwheels, bubbles and crafting … the Wind Festival Kid Zone is a place for the young and young at heart, to get their groove on, explore their inner artist and meet new friends. District of Squamish / Brennan Park staff will be on hand to keep kiddos entertained.

 district of squamish

5:15pm
Ta’kaiya Blaney
Junction Park
Known for her soaring vocals and powerful lyrics, Ta’Kaiya Blaney is a singer, environmental activist and First Nations advocate from Tla A'min Nation, BC. She is a Youth Ambassador for Native Children’s Survival, and has given speeches at UN meetings around the world, including Rio+20 and TUNZA UN.
WEBSITE: www.takaiyablaney.com

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5:30–10:30pm
Bike Valet
Leave your car at home and ride your bike to the Wind Fest! Squamish Helping Hands will be operating a secure bike valet by donation.
6:00pm
Bluesberry Jam
Junction Park
Since their inception in 1996, this seasoned 5-piece rocking blues band has been a mainstay on the West Coast music scene. They play a wide set of blues, rhythm ’n’ blues standards and other danceable good time tunes including original material.

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7:30pm
Squamtones
Junction Park
As their name suggests, this accomplished group hails from Squamish. They perform an eclectic mix of originals and drawn on a repertoire of more than 400 covers from artists such as Mumford & Sons, Neil Young and beyond. The band features Juno Award winning banjo artist, Cam Salay and slide guitarist and harpist, Matt Blackman.

WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/Squamtones/info/?tab=page_info

WATCH: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_H6-P3yd9Q

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9:00pm
House Arrest
Junction Park
House Arrest is an eclectic cover band rooted in R&B, soul and reggae music. Fronted by David Hay, lawyer by day and musical adventurer by night, House Arrest cruises through what they regard as the groovy and relevant covers in their own inimitable fashion. The rhythm section is House Arrest's secret sauce, and features Netwerk records drummer Chiko Misomali (Biff Naked, Avril Lavigne, Tex Holiday), his Honour Judge David St. Pierre on guitar, and the great Meldon Ellis on bass. The band also happily features Jonathan Monk on lead guitar, Michael Hurst on keyboards, and Danny (Night Train) Burnett on tenor and alto sax. The confluence of law and music is at the heart of the band's social dimension. This clever wedding affords a unique perspective, and allows these caballeros an opportunity to walk the line.

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Day 3
Saturday July 23

12:00 noon–10:00pm
RE/MAX Chill Zone
Junction Park
Recharge and regroup with our friendly volunteers. A popular place to relax and regroup, especially for young family members, the REMAX Chill Zone is conveniently located directly adjacent to the main stage to ensure none of the Festival activities are missed. Bring your own water bottles to fill at Whistler Water Company’s hydration station.

 remax     whistler water

12:00 noon–10:00pm
Kid Zone
Junction Park
Wind fairies and fishing ponds, summer breezes and pinwheels, bubbles and crafting … the Wind Festival Kid Zone is a place for the young and young at heart, to get their groove on, explore their inner artist and meet new friends. District of Squamish / Brennan Park staff will be on hand to keep kiddos entertained.

 district of squamish

12:00 noon–10:00pm
Black Kettle Beer Garden
Junction Park
North Vancouver’s Black Kettle is one of a handful of craft breweries in B.C. that use no chemicals or preservatives, and leave their beer unfiltered. Dedicated to brewing small batches for local customers, Black Kettle is the perfect complement to local tunes and food. Craftmanship. It’s a win-win.
WEBSITE: www.blackkettlebrewing.com

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 black kettle brewing company

12:00 noon–10:00pm
Food Truck Hub
Junction Park
An evening of music and craft beer wouldn’t be complete without soul food, snacks, fresh juice and smoothies. Mountain Squeeze, Carte Diem, The Schnitzel Shack, Dee’s Donuts and Cheeses Crust will all be on hand to satisfy your hunger and keep you hydrated.
12:00 noon–4:00pm
Making Waves Summer Art Gallery
Squamish Arts Council Building

 optomeyes

12:00 noon–6:00pm
Jam Zone with DJ Praiz & EmotionZ
Junction Park
DJ Praiz grew up with the Montreal music scene, mixing, scratching and beat juggling different genres. He has performed at the Montreal International Jazz Fest, Shambhala, 2010 Olympics and Pemberton Music Fest.

Rapper/Beatboxer extraordinaire, EmotionZ hails from Vancouver. His live set is an energy filled journey through hip hop with its multiple genres of musical influence; rapping, beatboxing, singing and most of all spreading love on stage. Recently teaming up with DJ Praiz has also given the live show a strong element of scratching and turntablism.
WEBSITE: www.wanderingworx.com/#!emotionz/c1bf2

LISTEN: soundcloud.com/emotionz
12:00 noon
Emma Wong & Friends
Junction Park
Emma Wong is a performer originally from Squamish currently living in Vancouver. She has performed with Howe Sound Performing Arts Association, Squamish Academy of Music, and Between Shifts Theatre Company. Since her move to Vancouver, she has studied at Vancouver Film School and Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts. She frequently performs with Fighting Chance Productions, performing this summer with her counterpart Myles.

Myles McCarthy is a classical theatre enthusiast, who attended the British American Drama Academy at Oxford University in England. He is an active member of the film and theatre community in Vancouver, and strives for his dreams by creating his own productions.

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12:30–10:30pm
Bike Valet
Leave your car at home and ride your bike to the Wind Fest! Squamish Helping Hands will be operating a secure bike valet by donation.
1:30pm
Overcomers
Junction Park
The Overcomers are Anne and Mario Iacovone, a husband and wife song writing team who draw their listeners into spiritual places of hope. Their songs are true stories, woven into a beautiful tapestry by the melodic sway of lyric and note. These artists will take you to groove spaces that are driving and filled with musical surprises at every turn. Not only do they cover your favourites, their original sounds will treat your ears to some sweet melodies.
WEBSITE: www.the-overcomers.com

WATCH: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXMgj5zal3k

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3:00pm
Flowshine
Junction Park
Flowshine is a group of laid-back folks who enjoy playing chill tunes and having good times. They deliver an upbeat and high-energy show that balances rock’n’roll showmanship, strong musicianship, and accessible, relatable song-writing. Their songs are positive, danceable, and demonstrate the uniquely skillful musical spin their jazz trained rhythm section is capable of.
WEBSITE: www.flowshine.ca

LISTEN: soundcloud.com/flowshine

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4:30pm
The Burn Ins
Junction Park
This award winning, blues rock power trio were regional champions in CBC radio’s 2015 Searchlight contest and also won “Best New Artist” for the 2015 Kootenay Music Awards. Their set will take you on a delightfully dark journey into a foot stomping good time. The Burn Ins have been gaining momentum and have no plans to burn out any time soon.
WEBSITE: www.theburnins.com

LISTEN: soundcloud.com/theburnins

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6:00pm
TANGA
Junction Park
This West Coast world fusion group delivers new manifestations of groove. Cutting latin, jazz and electronic beats with a hip hop kick, they released their second full-length album "Havanaelectro" in 2013 on Vancouver indie label TrebleFive Records. Recorded in Havana and Vancouver, it’s been called "the most relevant, most refreshingly contemporary expression of latin groove music so far, not just in the Pacific Northwest but in the scope of the global genre" (Cal Koat, WorldBeat International). NOMINEE 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards: World Recording of the Year - NOMINEE 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards: World Group of the Year
WEBISTE: www.tangalive.com

LISTEN: soundcloud.com/treblefive/tanga-dejala

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7:00–8:30pm
Broadway or Bust production by SAM
Eagle Eye Theatre
Presented by Squamish Academy of Music, this hour-long production of Shrek Jr. will be performed by our 3-week intensive Broadway or Bust camp, followed by a half hour musical production performed by the one week Junior camp. Tickets are $10/students and $15/adults and are available for purchase at the Squamish Academy of Music office. *ticketed event

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7:30pm
Disco Funeral
Junction Park
Eclectic, eccentric, energetic and always entertaining, Disco Funeral packs a powerful a punch: from their signature blend of dark funk and sing-a-long catchiness to down-tempo psychedelia and travelling gypsy madness, this is one party you don’t want to miss. Described as “No Doubt, The Doors and a dash of nutmeg,” Disco Funeral are en route to turn the Vancouver music scene upside down. When’s the last time you laughed, cried, head-banged and danced all at the same time?
WEBSITE: www.discofuneral.com

LISTEN: soundcloud.com/DISCOFUNERAL

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9:00pm
Magik Spells
Junction Park
Vancouver-based Magik Spells consists of bass, drums, guitar, auxiliary percussion and a hint of synth, run through a multicoloured, multitude of pedals, effects and triggers. Their melding of these instruments creates a unique fusion of many elements and inspirations in the musical spectrum. It's a groove monster with a spicy flavour that's fluid but hard hitting. Intense rhythms are hypnotizing, with a swirl of guitar effects and a funky attitude. Indie rock with dance vibes and a high energy stage show.
WEBSITE: www.magikspellsmusic.com

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Day 4
Sunday July 24

9:30am–12:00 noon
Squamish Nation paddling demo
Lot 1 (across from Junction Park)
The Squamish Nation will be at the community's newest park, Lot 1, across from the Junction Park - with their racing canoe. They will be on hand to talk about the canoe's important role in their people's history and take visitors out for rides.

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9:30am–12:00 noon
Lambrecht Surfboard crafting demo
Lot 1 (across from Junction Park)
Andrew Lambrecht, owner of Pemberton-based Lambrecht Surfboards, will be crafting a wooden surfboard on site. Lambrecht makes all types of wooden boards, from short boards to stand-up paddle boards. The former ski patroller also holds workshops in which people can make their own boards.
WEBSITE: www.lambrechtsurfboards.com

WATCH: vimeo.com/96111724

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9:30am–12:00 noon
Squamish Yacht Club demo
Lot 1 (across from Junction Park)
Youth from the Squamish Yacht Club sailing program will be set up in the park. They will run games that utilize sailing knowledge and a fleet of dinghies will be in the Mamquam Blind Channel showing viewers why sailing in Howe Sound is so special.
WEBSITE: www.squamishyachtclub.com

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12:30–2:00pm
Kiteboarding Show
Newport Beach (formerly Nexen Beach)
Kite Clash's Steve Tulk will host a kiteboarding show, highlighting the different types of kiteboarding and equipment used. Athletes and equipment will be on hand for spectators to view. On the water, pro-kiteboarders will be showing off their skills for spectators.

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7:00–8:30pm
Broadway or Bust production by SAM
Eagle Eye Theatre
Presented by Squamish Academy of Music, this hour-long production of Shrek Jr. will be performed by our 3-week intensive Broadway or Bust camp, followed by a half hour musical production performed by the one week Junior camp. Tickets are $10/students and $15/adults and are available for purchase at the Squamish Academy of Music office. *ticketed event

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