Summer Shows

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Ache Brasil

Aché Brasil is a touring performance group based in Vancouver, BC. Equal parts music, dance and acrobatics, they infuse the culture, traditions and music of Brazil in a spectacle of movement and color. They have preformed to enthusiastic audiences and critical acclaim all over North America and have received a nomination for "Live Performers of the Year" at the West Coast Music Awards.

Through music and dance, this high energy group educates and entertains audiences of all ages about Brazil’s cultural diversity.

The musicians and dancers of Aché Brasil exhibit a rare combination of authenticity and excellence in their work, which is presently unmatched in North America, exhibit a rare combination of authenticity and excellence in their work, which is presently unmatched in North America.

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Corycatures by Cory Van Iperan (Caracaturist)

Cory Van Ieperen was a skilled portrait artist from a very early age! Once during 2nd grade, he was pulled out of the class assignment to draw his entire class!

Growing up, Cory was an avid comic book collector and movie nut. He took to drawing comics of his favorite music groups the Beatles and KISS as well as other super heroic oddities. His love for the creative showed through as he spent countless hours developing comic strips, dreaming up rock bands and designing his own games.

During his college years, Cory honed his familiarity with the "portrait" and became a caricaturist. He studied post-secondary level fine art for over seven years and now works as a professional party caricaturist, illustrator, mural painter and cartoonist.

Cory is a master in the art of creating an accurate portraits of people of any age. Furthermore, his ability to engage and interact creates an all round excellent experience for his customers!

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Mariachi Del Sol

Mariachi Del Sol are Canada’s most outstanding Mexican Music Ensemble. Founded in 1992, the band was carefully assembled by leader Octavio Carrillo. They perform a blend of traditional and classical with great finesse and aplomb.

Great emphasis is placed on appearance. Mariachi Del Sol always turn out in full Mariachi Regalia, and always look immaculate and authentic.

They have many different ensembles from 2 piece to 11 piece, performing traditional Mexican music, featuring Latin Guitars, Trumpet and other brass instrumentation, violins and of course vocals!

A great addition to any event right through the seasons. Great for weddings, corporate events, conventions, private parties, and summer parties.

If you are looking for a taste of Mexico, Mariachi Delo Sol are your perfect choice.

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Once Upon A Time
Kids Entertainment

Janina Russell is an incredibly versatile, extremely personable, highly motivated children’s entertainer.

Talented face painter, puppeteer, comedian, singer / guitarist and balloon twisting, Janina covers the whole spectrum of children’s entertainment. Her talent is supplemented by her warm, gentle and caring personality. Children of all personality types from the shy guys to the exuberant, gravitate to her and a group connection is the familiar outcome.

Janina is the complete all-rounder, and a safe bet to keep your kids highly entertained. They'll be coming back for more!

Face Painting

Captivate your child's personality through the art of magical face painting.
Children's eyes light up with joy as their wishes are created before their very eyes.

Once Upon a Time Kids Entertainment take great pride in exceptionally talented artists, providing stunning artistic, unique and original face painting and arm painting. This can be part of your birthday or special event, and add to creating that unforgettable magical celebration we will create for you.

All artists come in full fairytale costumes, and face painting supplies are safe and hypo-allergenic, for the children's health and well-being. They are well known for highly artistic, more complex face painting. It involves more blending of colours, which creates an amazing real life effect that is simply magical!

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Phase III Steel Drum Band

Phase III are the finest steel Drum Band on the West Coast. These well-travelled musicians opened for the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, have performed in a host of events and Festivals in Western Canada including BC Caribbean Days, Canada Day at Vancouver Place and Calgary's Carifest.

They are a fantastic addition to any event – a genuine taste of summer. A great combination of Caribbean Percussion, bass guitar and vocals, performing Calypso music. Even if it's raining you can't help feel that summer sunshine tropical vibe!! A perfect foil for summer parties, corporate events, or even company picnics.

PhaseIII are constantly in demand over the summer months and hence an early booking is advisable.

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