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Heritage Faire and Lantern Festival

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Celebrate Heritage Day in Cumberland on Saturday, February 20, 2016

Heritage Faire from 10 am to 4 pm at the Cumberland Recreation Centre.

Cumberland’s Heritage Faire was originally launched by a group of community volunteers in 2003 and was modeled on the folk festival that ran from 1949 to 1958 celebrating the diverse heritage of Cumberlanders. Each year over 50 families, clubs and other organizations set up displays of antique tools, unique collections, photos and demonstrations of crafts and folklore from the early days of Cumberland and the Comox Valley.

Heritage Day from 10 am to 5 pm at the Museum by donation

Join us between 11 am and 1 pm for “MESSY MONKEY LANTERN MAKING”. Create a lantern to carry in the parade starting at 6 pm from Village Square, or to take home.

At 2 pm, tour guide Dawn Copeman brings the old Chinese and Japanese settlements to life on the ‘OLD TOWNSITES’ guided walking tour. Leaves from Jumbo’s cabin. Allow for 2 hours. By donation, with proceeds to the Cumberland Museum and Archives.

Lantern Festival and Parade

Indoor Labyrinth at the Cultural Centre from 10 am to 4 pm
At 6pm join the Lantern Parade from Village Square at Third Street to Village Park
Entertainment and sky lanterns at Village Park after the parade, weather permitting.

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