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COMTEMPORARY & TRADITIONAL ARTISTS

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CULTURAL PERFORMANCES

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Welcome to the 17th European Festival

The 17th European Festival will bring your family a weekend of entertainment and technology

EVENING LIVE CONCERT

EVENING LIVE CONCERT

Come watch local artists ignite the stage to kick-off summer with energy-pumping live shows!
EUROPEAN TREAT

EUROPEAN TREAT

Strap on your lederhosen and get ready for the best of Europe’s culture, food, drink, science and innovation!
CENTRE STAGE SPONSOR

CENTRE STAGE SPONSOR

BMW i3 and Brian Jessel let you redefine urban mobility – think beyond environmentally-conscious and agile, think German technology at its best!
ZERO WASTE INITIATIVE

ZERO WASTE INITIATIVE

So green you can eat off it! Changing the way we discard of disposable tableware is what our Green Initiative is all about. Now your “paper” picnic plate is made out of sugarcane and cornstarch.
About The European Festival

Need a vacation? How about a European getaway, right here in your neighbourhood? Bring your friends and family and come and travel through Europe at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby this May at the 17th annual European Festival!

Every year Eurofest BC Society organizes the European Festival to highlight the best of European culture and tradition – giving you a taste of that great “Old Continent” right in your own backyard!

This May 31st and June 1st you can savour it all, from German beer and Greek Loukoumades to Balkan Ćevapi and Dutch fritters! Admire authentic ethnic dress and get swept away by traditional dancing like the Portuguese Vira, the Spanish Flamenco and the Serbian Kolo. You will experience Europe, from east to west, as seen through the eyes of Europeans. This May, EuroFest BC Society brings unity through diversity to the lower mainland with colour, music and food!

Do you know exactly how Canada and Europe are linked? Come learn about Canada’s European heritage and see how each country has contributed to the very fabric of Canadian Culture. Discover the deep historical connection that binds Europe with Canadian First Nations by exploring the Métis.

Learn about Canada and Europe at the 17th annual European Festival this May 31st and June 1st 2014.  You won’t want to miss out on this exciting weekend of cultural and culinary delights and rich entertainment!

10000

Visitors

visited the 16th European Festival @ Swangard Stadium Burnaby

20

Hours

of festivities

30

European Nations

Participated and Shared the best of their culture

Featured Nation: Germany

Come join in the robust laughter, hearty flavours and hospitality of GERMANY!

slide_dancer2_500Visitors to the German Tent will have the chance to learn more about German Culture in Canada in entertaining hourly presentations on Science & Technology, Tourism, and Language (with live language courses!)

Did you know that Adidas, Puma, the record player, the fridge, the chip card and the airbag were all invented or developed by Germans?

Come be fascinated by some of the latest cutting-edge “green” inventions, such as the fuel cell battery, electric cars, and passive house building technology. You can discover the many ecofriendly inventions, past and present, that German-Canadians, are proud of!

Ever been to Germany? There’s no time like the present! From North to South, Germany is a fabulous holiday destination. Rich and diverse, everyone will find something they love – after all, not every area is about the stereotypical “Lederhosen” and “Dirndl” dresses!

At the German tent you can learn how to make a traditional Black Forest Cherry Cake, find out more about the German-Canadian Business Association, listen to the singing of local German Community children, and even learn “basic German for travelers”.

 

Visit Germany at the 17th Annual European Festival at Swangard Stadium and be prepared to be surprised!

Featured Nation: Métis

The Métis have a vibrant Culture & History to share. Come and celebrate with Us.

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The BC Métis Federation and the Michif Historical Cultural Preservation Society are honoured to be one of two feature nations for 2014. The Métis culture is rich and vigorous and the European Festival is the perfect opportunity to showcase the Métis in Canada. The influence of the Europeans can be seen in Métis traditional dances, food, clothing and beadwork. The BC Metis Federation takes pride in educating and promoting “Who We Are”. The Métis people are known for their humour and laughter and are a fun loving people. So everyone is invited to check out the Métis booth and try a well-known specialty: the Red River Jig!

The Métis are of mixed First Nations and European Ancestry who identify themselves as a grassroots nation. Their history and traditions date back to the 1600′s with amazing stories to tell. Come out for some bannock and tea and learn about a fascinating encounter between Canada and Europe, and the birth of the Métis People.

Just look for the Métis flag and listen for laughter!!!

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Look forward to the 17th European Festival on May 31 and June 1st 2014!

See you at Swangard Stadium, Burnaby BC Canada