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Kerrisdale Village’s Carnival Days - Parade, Sidewalk Sales, Ice Cream Trailer & Giant Slide! - April 26th & 27th
Friday is the first event day with amazing sidewalk sales and free balloons available at many Kerrisdale businesses located between Maple and Larch Streets along West 41st Avenue. A roving band will delight passersby while the younger set gets some quality “facetime” with an artful face painter just outside of the RBC building. And if balloon animals are your passion, look for Bell E. Buttons roving throughout the village. As well, catch the soulful vibes of the Soul Survivors under the Clock near Scotia Bank between 12 noon and 4 pm- a Kerrisdale classic.
Saturday is the big event day when at 10 am the Kerrisdale Business Association kicks off things with its annual community parade. Marching bands, antique cars, mascots, service and athletic clubs join in with the area’s 57 Little League teams to kick off baseball season at Elm Park. Be sure to line up early along West 41st Avenue between Maple and Larch Streets to get a good view of the parade which starts at 10 am on Saturday April 27h. Also, visit TD Canada Trust and help paint a community mural while being treated to free ice cream from TD’s Community Trailer!!!
Bands will be well placed throughout Kerrisdale Village on Saturday with The Arbutus Connection at BCAA, Soul Survivors near East Boulevard and West 41st Avenue, The Electric Lightning Brothers at the West Coast Liquor Store and Faith & Desire on the main stage at West 41st & North Yew Street.
What Performers Are Where Carnival Days 2013!
Most events happen Saturday. Check the list carefully for location and time. Majority are located along West 41st between Larch and Maple Streets, on West Boulevard and Yew Street.
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Antique Dealer Snares Kerrisdale Village Window Contest Third Year in a Row
The theme of this year's winning window was based on a family of marionettes around a Christmas hearth. Pierre St Denis, the store's owner, came across the marionettes in the village of Newbury, North Carolina while heading toward the airport. "One look at them in this diminutive antique store and I knew I would be building my holiday window around them", he said with a smile.
Kerrisdale Business Association's Past President Leo Franken, left, is seen here presenting Pierre with a gift box from Benton Brothers Fine Cheese.
Pierre will also receive a free ¼ page ad in the Kerrisdale Insider Magazine generously sponsored by that publication.
Snow Removal in the Kerrisdale Business District
and ice by 10 am as this is a City of Vancouver By-law. More importantly, by keeping on top of the shoveling and de-icing, you keep your business accessible for loyal neighbourhood patrons who rely on nearby services.
For more information on snow removal rules and regulations go to www.vancouver.ca
The Kerrisdale Idol Winner!
The Kerrisdale Idol contest was oversubscribed within 20 minutes of accepting applicants this year and the contestants did not disappoint an appreciative audience. In the end, Idol Judges Sam Torunce, Lilli Clark and Erin Shaw agreed that Frankie Cena topped the singing roster.
Frankie, a UBC student, wowed the crowd and then collected his $1000 cheque presented by the Kerrisdale Business Association. He promises to reprise his singing role before the start of next year's event!
What Performers Are Where Carnival Days 2012!
Kerrisdale Village Seasonal Window Contest Yields Tie
The winners were presented with a gift box from Benton Brothers Fine Cheese by KBA third term President Colin Holyk. Seen above are Pierre St-Denis, owner of Pierre's Antiques and Marty Van Kessel (blue tie), long term Hobbs employee who designed the winning window.
The Village Celebrates 106 Years - Unveils the newest Kerrisdale Idol
No one could remember a more perfect day for Kerrisdale Days - hot, sunny and not a whisper of wind in the air. Hundreds of people turned out for end of season sales, horse & carriage rides, loads of free entertainment for young and old alike, and the ever popular 7th Annual Kerrisdale Idol Contest.
Two enormous cream-filled cakes were delivered to the hub of activities at 3 pm sharp where KBA President Colin Holyk was joined by MP Joyce Murray and City Councilor Suzanne Anton in cutting the confection marking the business district's 106th birthday.
After a day filled with 30 singing auditions the judges finally decided from a field of seven finalists, that local participant Matt Pauls would be this year's winner taking home the coveted $1,000 in prize money. Mr. Pauls is Kerrisdale born and bred whose dentist father and grandfather practice in Kerrisdale Village.
What Performers Are Where Kerrisdale Days 2011!
Most events happen Saturday and are located along West 41st between
Newly-designed banners for Kerrisdale!
What Performers Are Where Carnival Days 2011!
Most events are located along West 41st between Larch and Maple Streets, On West Boulevard and Yew Street.
KBA Window Contest Winner
"As soon as I saw these rusty bird cages at a yard sale last summer I knew what my holiday window would be," said owner and operator Pierre St. Denis. "I am thrilled with this delicious prize from Benton Brothers Fine Cheese."
Second term KBA President Colin Holyk was on hand to congratulate Pierre and present him with his delectable gift.
Other windows that caught the judges' eye were Nestings (last year's winner), Hill's of Kerrisdale and the Bank of Montreal.
Kerrisdale Idol Winner for 2010!
Kirsten Kwong, seen in the photo above, presented the judges with an irresistible winning package as she wrote her own original score and sang while accompanying herself on the guitar.
The five runners-up all received $100 gift certificates donated by the Hills of Kerrisdale clothing store and can come back next year to compete for the big prize.
Judges this year included up-and-coming Director Sam Trounce, TV Producer Erin Shaw, Jessie Award winner Ryan Beil and Talent Time creator and producer Paul Anthony.
Kerrisdale Days and the Kerrisdale Idol Contest are totally sponsored by the Kerrisdale Business Association who make the Village of Kerrisdale one of the safest and most charming shopping districts in Vancouver.
What Performers Are Where Kerrisdale Days 2010!
Kerrisdale Holiday Window Contest Winner Announced
In the end it was unanimously agreed that a new business to the area, Nestings, had the most beautiful display. This fashionable children’s shop, features all the items required to feather the nest of new arrivals. Taking this theme a step further they designed one window in shades of blue and the other in pink, including lights. The end result is lovely and could compete with any stylish shop on New York’s Madison Avenue.
Pictured above is KBA President Colin Holyk (Kerrisdale Pharmacy) with Nestings employees Sherry Jeffery and Yann Berube. The window design was created by store Manager Tracy Pederson. We are sure that store owners JJ Scott and Deanna Aquilini are very proud of their most creative “flock”!