This weekend was a big one for deer crossing the art farm between organizing our own festival (time is going so fast in these last weeks leading up to Synchronicity) and attending the Bioblitz at the Iris Griffith Centre. Chad and Robin set up a booth at Bioblitz, complete with an interactive, nature-themed art project for the kids to contribute too. By the end of the day kids and adults alike had added on to it with drawings of all the natural wonders they had seen; turtles, snails, sea stars and birds!
When they were finished drawing, the kids could play with the puppets that Chad and Robin brought, one of which was the tortoise. This particular puppet is a hit anywhere, but he was especially popular in a place where painted turtles are so highly prized. Many people helped him stroll around as he looked for his distant painted cousins.
Next weekend (August 18th and 19th) will be another busy time for deer crossing. Watch for booths, puppets, posters and costumes up and down the Coast on Saturday as the team gets ready for the final push before Synchronicity!Read More
The Sea Cavalcade parade brought out nearly the whole town of Gibsons this year! We were blessed with a warm, sunny day (luckily!) and the enthusiasm of Jean-Pierre, a local drummer who brought an unbelievable amount of energy to the Synchronicity float. The float itself was a moving rainforest- a truck covered in foliage and filled with children and wild looking puppets.
The crowds were extremely supportive and curious about the festival. People whispered to one another “the circus is coming” as we walked past, and we ran out of fliers to give away.
A huge THANK YOU to the volunteers and families who came out to walk with us! It was not only a huge success but also a lot of fun to get dressed up in wild and wacky costumes and promote Synchronicity!