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Festival du Bois honours Maillardville's French roots

DH Vancouver Staff Feb 19, 2015 8:28 am

Enjoy un weekend de foile with great music, amazing artists, outstanding performers, entertaining activities and authentic food at Festival du Bois.

Festival du Bois is the largest francophone event west of the Rockies. The festival brings together over 15,000 people from all over Metro Vancouver, and features exceptional artists from across the country.

At the festival, you’ll get to learn more about Maillardville and its village, participate in fun activities, bring back some souvenirs and maple syrup and indulge the taste buds with delicious tourtière, maple taffy on snow, homemade poutine and other tasty francophone and world fare.

Festival du Bois

2015 performers include

  • Les Chercheurs d’Or – Eclectic, stomping folk-country from Québec
  • Le Bal à l’huile – Dynamic kitchen-party music brilliantly faithful to Québec’s rich vocal and musical traditions
  • Lennie Gallant – Based in Nova Scotia, one of Canada’s best performing songwriters
  • Bardefou – From the musical hotpot of Québec’s Lanaudière region – good time music that draws inspiration from France, Scotland and Ireland
  • Charlotte Diamond – A legendary, and enduringly popular children’s singer-songwriter and storyteller
  • Tanga – High-energy Afro-Latin dance based right here in B.C.
  • Locarno – Led by the Paperboy’s Tom Landa, charismatic music that incorporation Mexican sound with accents of Cuban Son, Folk Music, Pop and Funk
  • Wesley Hardisty – An Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice winning singer/musician who delivers a unique blend of folk, rock, Celtic & Métis music
  • Jocelyn Pettit – A genuine Celtic fiddle-playing phenomenon

Don’t forget to wear your plaid!

Click here to get your tickets and for more info.

Festival du Bois 2015

Thursday, February 26, 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday, February 27, 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, February 28, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 1, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Mackin Park – 1046 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam


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Feature image: DesTempsAntan / Festival du Bois

DH Vancouver Staff
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