ART ALLEY – PERFORMANCE HALL
(Located in the Richmond Cultural Centre)
11:45 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
TMP Improv is a community-based improvised theatre troupe. Founded in 2000, TMP Improv (formerly Tickle Me Pickle Improv) has been providing entertainment to audiences of all ages throughout the lower mainland. Aside from our affordable community shows, TMP also does workshops, private gigs, and an annual charity event called, “Laughter is the Best Medicine” that benefits local charities.
Cosmo the Clown
10:45 a.m. & 12:45 p.m.
This professionally trained clown adventurer brings 20 years of experience to the stage, circus ring, and hospitals. She is honoured to work as a Therapeutic Clown for BC Children’s Hospital and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and heads her own entertainment company, Kazzomco Productions. Melissa is a proud member of Vancouver’s only all-Women Clown Collective, THE ASSEMBLY. This electric entertainer has toured all over the US on a circus train with Ringling Brothers Circus. Melissa brings a blend of ridiculousness, warmth, and levity to all her interactions as a seasoned clown adventurer.
Matthew Johnson: Magic Show 2 Go
What do you get when you cross a wooden duck, a dead rat and off the wall comedy? You get the side splitting comedy magic of Matthew Johnson. Matthew began performing as a magician many years ago in England where he developed his own unique style. His show ifs interactive, comedy driven and highly entertaining. It is a great mixture of magic, juggling, comedy, crazy dancing and music. Matthew has also won many awards for his creative style, some of which include a close-up magician of the year, parlor magician of the year, stage magician of the year and family entertainer of the year. He has performed all over the world too. Denmark, Norway, Japan, Argentina, England, Wales, Canada and the US. From the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood to ships in Europe, Matthew has done it all.
SONIC GARDEN – MAIN STAGE
The Wild Moccasin Dancers
The Wild Moccasin Dancers are a dynamic duo that display the beauty and vibrancy of pow wow culture through dance. We engage the audience and encourage participation. Watch the fast and smooth steps of the Jingle Dance and Spiraling flow of the Fancy Dance!
Richmond Youth Honour Choir
The Richmond Youth Honour Choir (RYHC) is celebrating its 15th season this year. They started with 1 choir but have now expanded to 3 choirs. Highlights for the choir include their annual Development Camp, their annual concerts and the many concerts or performances that they are special guests at. This includes being part of larger music festivals like BC Chorfest, World Beat and Schmeckfest. This year we are very excited to be representing BC as Unisong in Ottawa for Canada 150 on July 1, 2017!
1:15 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Vintage is a group of five local musicians who have been playing together for 20 years. Based in the Steveston area, the band began as simply a group of friends who shared musical interests, and liked to get together and jam. They have since evolved into playing fundraisers, parties and community events. A main focus of the group is to include the audience in the fun. Guest musicians and vocalists of all ages are encouraged to join us on stage!