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Jul 17, 2019 Return to Headlines

Royal Canoe to Perform at Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

by Robbin Whachell |

COQUITLAM, BC, July 1​7, 2019 – The Juno-nominated Royal Canoe will bring its beat-driven blend of pop, rock and hip-hop to Coquitlam’s free Kaleidoscope Arts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10.

The Winnipeg-based sextet with an international following will be one of several top indie acts performing at the fourth annual Kaleidoscope, a free arts and music festival running 2 to 9 p.m. in Town Centre Park. The venue overlooks scenic Lafarge Lake and is steps from the SkyTrain. 

Don’t let the name fool you – you won’t find plaid and pine trees in Royal Canoe’s music, but rather a bright, percussive style of indie pop with a focus on instrumentalism and tuneful, layered songwriting. The band dives into new territory in its latest album Waver, which centres around lyrics and vocals. 

Don’t miss a chance to find out what fans around the world have already discovered about this critically acclaimed band, which will hit the TD Community Plaza Stage at 4:30 p.m., followed by folk-rocker Terra Lightfoot at 5:45 p.m. and international touring artists and local favourites Current Swell at 7:30 p.m.

Music, Art, Food and More – It’s All in the Guide 

Check out the colourful eight-page festival guide at to get the most out of what will be one of the region’s premier free events this summer. 

It all starts at 2 p.m., when DJ Emelita hits the stage to get the street-festival vibe going. Try out hands-on art activities, watch artists in action, browse unique artisan wares, fill up at the food trucks and roam the site with a craft drink or spirit in hand, thanks to the site-wide liquor licence. Make sure to watch for off-stage performances by Blink Acro, Hip Hop Hoop Dance, Gamelan Bike Bike and Disco Funeral.  

Corporate Partners Support the Arts
Kaleidoscope is presented by Kia West, with Novus Entertainment as the Feature Arts Partner. For more information about Coquitlam’s Corporate Partners Program contact 604-927-3587 or, or visit

About Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

See indie artists Current Swell, Royal Canoe and Terra Lightfoot for free at Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, an action-packed music and arts event on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park, where you can try your hand at the arts, browse handcrafted wares in the artisan market, watch artists in action and enjoy tasty bites and sips. With a cool vibe, plenty to explore and site-wide beverage licensing, the fourth annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival will look and feel like an urban street festival, with one notable exception – the beautiful lakeside setting just steps away from the Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station. The free event runs 2 to 9 p.m. Info:

About Kia West
Kia West has always been dedicated to helping our local community thrive and grow, not only by selling safe, reliable and greener cars but by giving back to our local community and supporting its local artists. As a family-run operation, born and raised in the Tri-Cities, we love that the City of Coquitlam allows us to partake in all the wonderful community events that help make our community come together and thrive.

Media contact:
Terra Dickinson
Cultural and Community Events Supervisor
City of Coquitlam


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