2014 Sunday, September 21

The United Nations International Day of Peace

Parade begins at Craigdarroch Castle and concludes with ceremony, entertainment and activities at Government House
10am to 4pm

10am
Craigdarroch Castle
PUPPET SHOWS inside & out of the castle:
• Journey – Lost & Found Puppets (Vancouver)
• Kasperle – Manuela Lale (Victoria)
• The Puppet Booth – Louise Booth (Victoria)
• Tragic Symphony – Theatre Inconnu (Victoria) (11:30 am)

ACTIVITIES:
• Paper-folding Table – Wendy Passmore (Calgary)
• Butterfly-making & Peace Doves

WALK ABOUTS & GIANT PUPPETS:
• including Ray Turner, Maxwell Dowie, Viktor Barkar

12:30 pm
Opening Ceremony:
• Harmony Peace Runners pace peace torch to …
• Butch Dick – First Nations Welcome
• Morgan Purvis – Victoria’s Youth Poet Laureate
• Department of Peace Initiative
• Peace Proclamation from The Mayor’s Office

1 pm
Puppets for Peace Parade
• drum band MASALA
• celebrity parade marshalls: Karen Prell (Red Fraggle) & Judith Lawrence (Mr. Dressup)
• puppets of all sizes with lots of giant ones.
• Danae Brissonett’s(Quebec) living mural comes alive off the wall of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
• EVERYBODY WELCOME TO WALK IN THE PEACE PARADE.

1:45 pm
Government House
Youth Marimba Group from Shawnigan Lake.
Her Honour, Judith Guichon, the Lieutenant Governor for British Columbia, greets the parade participants.

MAINSTAGE PROGRAM:
• Welcome: Col. James Hammond & The Little Yellow Guy
• The Lieutenant Governor and official party are piped to their seats.
• Le La La (First Nations Mask Dancer)
• Peace Pole Ceremony
• Gettin’ Higher Choir with puppets
• RICK SCOTT (Award Winning Children’s Performer)

ACTIVITIES:
• Concessions
• Pop-cycle Stick Puppets
• Butterfly-making / Peace Doves
• Sock/Muppet style puppet (donations for festival)
• Crown-making

3:30 pm
MINI-SHOWS IN THE GARDENS:
• ‘Give Peace a Dance’ accompanied by The Klez on the lawn outside of Bandshell.
• Sutrisno Hartana & Family Javanese music & dance @ the Glass Pavilion
• The Mezmerizing Mermaid @ the Duck Pond
• other…

 

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