Friday, July 03, 2009

Special Event: Alice in Wonderland Festival @ Trout Lake

The 15th Annual Alice in Wonderland Festival at Trout Lake, SUNDAY, July 12th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Come as ANY character from Alice in Wonderland -


The World's Largest Gathering of ALICES, SATURDAY, July 4th at 1:30 p.m., English Bay

Yes, coming up one week from today - A World Record Challenge! If you've always wanted to be ALICE,
please attend! You still have time to assemble the basic Alice costume - blue dress, white pinafore, headband,
and a crinoline if you got one! All Alices must go to the website and state your Intent to Appear.

Please see our websites for full details:

Volunteers are always needed - many hands make delight work -
so please contact us if you'd like to be involved.

Hope to see you there!

And please forward this invite to all interested parties!

Yours in Wonderland,

The Hatter

The Community Arts Workshop Society Invites You to Attend
The 15th Annual Alice in Wonderland Festival

Sunday, July 12th, from 1:00 - 5:00 PM at Trout Lake Park

"Curiouser and Curiouser!"

Lewis Carroll's delightful characters come to life at Vancouver’s 15th Annual Alice in Wonderland Festival, July 12th starting at 1:00 PM at Trout Lake (John Hendry Park, 15th and Victoria).

On that special Sunday the east side of Trout Lake becomes an enchanted "Wonderland", complete with an impossibly long 30 foot table for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, giant tea pots, the Queen of Hearts Castle and dozens of characters roaming the Park in fantastic costumes.

This community festival boasts a cast of more than 50 actors, including Gina Bastone, Dan Vie, Kuei-Ming Lin, Christopher Sumpton, and Jim Sands, with musical refreshments provided by The Carnival Band, Toot-A-Lute, Gamelan Madu Sari and The End Tree.

Come dressed up as your favorite Lewis Carroll character and travel with Alice as she meets Humpty Dumpty and the Cheshire Cat, joins in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, plays a wicked game of croquet with the Queen of Hearts, learns life lessons from the Caterpillar and dances the Lobster Quadrille. It’s all in good fun!

This free event offers participatory activities for adults and children. Come in costume, or get character make up and make costumes on the spot at our Imagination Station. Meet knights in real armor, visit with Queen Victoria, exchange riddles with the Mad Hatter, and have your picture taken by Lewis Carroll - plus meet the real-life ancestors of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell. Bring a family picnic and join in tea, biscuits and wild speculation at The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Don’t forget to bring your favorite pink flamingo! No tickets are required, just bring a smile and come down to the park.

In the case of inclement weather, the festival will occur at Trout Lake the following Sunday, June 19th at 1:00 PM.

Please Note: As a warm up to the Festival, you are also invited to the Alices Everywhere Event. On Saturday, July 4th at English Bay, we shall attempt to achieve a world’s record for the largest assembly of people ever dressed as Alice in Wonderland. Please see for more photos, video, Registration details.

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At 8:58 AM, Anonymous The Hatter said...

thanks, steve!


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