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Edgemont Village Wildlights Lantern Festival in North Vancouver

Aug 18, 2006

By Catherine Barr


Edgemont Village in North Vancouver comes alive every year at this time with its annual WildLights Lantern Festival. Last Friday, kids got a chance to make their own lantern, then, after dark, the streets are transformed into a carnival of flame, music and dance as a processional of costumed characters, stilt walkers and fire dancers, from the Public Dreams Society, perform for everyone.

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DSCN0954 Seven year-old Elena Kudelsky, who came out to the festival with mom Iryna, was all ready with her newly made lantern.
DSCN0956 It was an event for all ages - just ask Jennifer Atkinson (left) and friend Brita Bendrodt who brought her little one year-old daughter Isabella.
DSCN0957 Eight year-old Olivia Bird and mom Erin brought specially made lanterns that they had crafted at home.
DSCN0959 Six year-old Jackson Willetts joined his cousins, sisters Chantel (centre) and Vanessa Van Hombeeck, to make some special lanterns for the parade.
DSCN0960 Salsa dancer Doris Angela-Lavaggi (left) and Ferry Building Gallery's Ruth Payne came down to partake in all the action.
DSCN0962 Selling glowsticks and novelty items to light up the night were volunteers Katherine Soucie (left), Adam Giesbrecht and Dianne Volrich.
DSCN0963 Head glowbug and North Van Community Arts Council executive director Linda Feil (left) made sure things ran smoothly with the help of volunteers like Brian Marcoux and Colleen Cruickshank.



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