FraserFEST Vancouver

FraserFEST Vancouver
Sunday, August 28th

False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf
1505 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

— 11:00 am – 4:00 pm —

Live Music • Kids’ Activities
Speakers • Educational Booths


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Up for an Adventure?

Join us to canoe or bike from Vancouver to the North Shore and back.
The adventure starts at Vanier Park and finishes at the FraserFEST celebration in False Creek.


Buckman Coe
Buckman Coe creates roots music with a global world beat. Drawing from soul, folk, Americana, rock, and reggae, Buckman Coe and his band craft and perform uplifting and conscious music for the people. The most recent release, Malama Ka ’Aina, is filled with danceable tracks that make for an exciting and compelling performance both on stage and off. The stories in Malama Ka ’Aina are told over spirited melodic builds, soulful harmonies, and powerful horn arrangements.

Reid Jamieson
Vancouver, Canada’s Reid Jamieson shines his light with an incredible voice, therapeutic lyrics and magical melodies. Vinyl Cafe regular and winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (folk), Reid has recorded with Cowboy Junkies, Sarah Harmer and members of Be Good Tanyas and Blue Rodeo. With compelling interpretations of everything from 50s era Elvis to Leonard Cohen, Reid performs alongside his saucy wife and songwriting partner Carolyn Mill. A little Johnny and June meets Fleetwood Mac – and all about the songs.

JP Maurice
Adversity has never defined JP Maurice. The seasoned Vancouver based musician, producer and songwriter knows the highs of his craft, but it’s in the lows where he finds his fire. The muscular pop/rock tracks of Maurice’s debut solo album The Arborist, reflect an artist who can take a bad day, a failed relationship or dark experience and forge it into an anthem.

Marin Patenaude
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Marin Patenaude’s absorbing sound is earthy, soulful, and heartbreakingly beautiful. Her pure voice ties together country, blues, and folk, into something sublimely intangible.


Mark Angelo
Mark Angelo is an internationally celebrated river conservationist, speaker, writer, teacher and paddler. He is the founder and Chair of both BC and World Rivers Day and is Chair Emeritus of the Rivers Institute at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Mark was also the long time head of BCIT’s Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Program prior to his retirement in 2011. Mark has received both the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada in recognition of his river conservation efforts over the past four decades. Among his many other awards are the inaugural United Nations Stewardship Award and the National River Conservation Award. As an avid paddler, Mark has traveled on close to 1000 rivers around the world, perhaps more than any other person. Mark continues to work on river conservation and restoration issues in Canada, and elsewhere in the world. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Simon Fraser University in recognition of his river conservation efforts, both locally and globally, and received a special lifetime achievement award from the BCIT Alumni and Foundation. Mark is currently working on the global river documentary film, RiverBlue, set for its Canadian premiere at the 2016 Vancouver International Film Festival.

Fin Donnelly
Fin Donnelly has been the MP for Port Moody-Coquitlam since 2009 and is the NDP’s Critic for Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard. He is the founding co-chair of the All-Party Oceans Caucus and the vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. Known for his grassroots, consultative approach, Fin is committed to building sustainable communities and is a strong voice for healthy oceans and fisheries. He has a long history working for a healthy environment, making 14 marathon swims in BC’s rivers, lakes and ocean, including twice swimming the 1,400 km length of the Fraser River. Prior to his election as a federal MP, he served seven years on Coquitlam city council. He is currently campaigning to #SaveWildSalmon with his bill (C-228) that would transition harmful open-net salmon pens to safe closed containment technology.

Morgan Guerin
Morgan Guerin is both a Councillor with the Musqueam Indian Band and their Aboriginal Fisheries Officer.

Andrea Reimer
Inspired by Mayor Gregor Robertson’s leadership to join Vision Vancouver, Councillor Andrea Reimer was first elected to Vancouver City Council in 2008, and re-elected in 2011 and 2014. She had previously served as a School Board member with the Green Party from 2002–2005. As the lead councillor on the City’s award-winning Greenest City Action Plan, Councillor Reimer has led efforts to make Vancouver a global leader in environmental action, validated by Vancouver being named the fourth greenest city on Earth in 2014. Prior to being elected to City Council, Andrea was the executive director of the Wilderness Committee and has volunteered with many citizen-driven initiatives that support a robust, socially just communities.

Don Davies
Don Davies is the MP for Vancouver Kingsway and the New Democrat Critic for Health. First elected to the House of Commons in 2008, and re-elected in 2011 and 2015, Don has held Opposition Critic posts of Public Safety and National Security, Citizenship and Immigration and International Trade. Don represents the electoral district of Vancouver Kingsway, one of the most multicultural ridings in the country. Don holds degrees in political science and law, and spent 16 years representing working people prior to being elected.

Dr. John Reynolds
Dr John Reynolds is a professor at Simon Fraser University, where he holds the Tom Buell BC Leadership Chair in Salmon Conservation. He studies connections between salmon and their ecosystems, with implications for conservation and sustainability. John has held a variety of scientific advisory positions, including the Cohen Commission on Fraser sockeye salmon, and the boards of the Vancouver Aquarium and the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society. He has written five books and over 200 scientific articles on ecology and conservation, and was awarded the Newman Award for Excellence in Research from the Vancouver Aquarium in 2015.

David Tracey
 David Tracey is a writer, designer and community ecologist. He is the Executive Director of Tree City and co-creator of the TreeKeepers program which helped residents add 9,000 trees to the urban forest in Vancouver. He is the author of six books including Guerrilla Gardening: A Manualfesto and Vancouver Tree Book which reached No. 1 on the BC Bestseller list.

Fiona Walsh
In 2009, after 40 years of only driving a car, Fiona bought an electric-assist bike and began commuting from North Vancouver to her school in Burnaby. In 2013, she graduated to a much lighter, non-electric bike. In 2015, she donated her car to the Kidney Foundation. After breaking her wrist while cycling over the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge in 2010, she joined the North Shore HUB Committee to work for improvements to the bridge accesses and sidewalks, which we now enjoy. She became a member of HUB’s board of directors in the summer of 2012. As a director of the BC Cycling Coalition and Canada Bikes, she hopes to act as a liaison and to tackle issues around outdated and/or non-existent Transportation Association of Canada standards for cyclists, pedestrians and people on mobility devices.

Dr. Rob VanWynserghe
Dr. Robert VanWynsberghe is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia. Rob has an abiding research interest in human action and sustainability, especially as influenced by social movement theories, and the purported links between knowledge and change. His research expertise is in sustainability and the related areas of social movements and capacity building. Rob conducts research that defines sustainability as a global social movement and this conceptualization is the main reason why he wants to contribute to meaningful articulations between classrooms and communities. His research can be categorized into the following broad topics: sustainability education, sport mega-events, and green economy. Rob is a Research Associate for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Rob recently led UBC Master of Education in Education for Sustainability program participants in canoes down the lower Fraser River and into English Bay.

Karen Stroebel
Karen is a Metro Vancouver Youth4Action Facilitator and is passionate about working with others to improve our relationship with the environment and with each other. She holds a Master’s of Science in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability  (Blekinge Tekniska Hogskola, Sweden) and an undergraduate degree in Geography (University of Victoria). Karen has delivered numerous environmental education programs, including Metro Vancouver Youth4Action activities, Clean Air Champion’s High School Climate Challenge Program and Translink’s TravelSmart Program and she is an Associate for The Natural Step. In her role as a Youth Sustainability Facilitator with Metro Vancouver Youth4Action, she is able to facilitate collaboration between youth leaders and community partners who are passionate about creating a more sustainable Region.

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