Festival Afloat

Save the Date, Salt Spring!

By Andrea Palframan / September 9, 2021 /

Here we float again! Join an on-the-water, paddle powered concert afloat with RAVEN! You are invited to join the show by paddling your kayak, canoe, rowboat or stand-up paddleboards to the deck of the Pontiki, a handcrafted pontoon that will serve as a floating stage for the wonderful Luke Wallace.  About the Event Festival Afloat:…

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A musical evening in Montreal for Wet’suwet’en Nation!

By RAVEN / August 30, 2021 /

On August 21st, the Montreal community gathered at the Le Livart art gallery in support of Wet’suwet’en Nation. Though we didn’t gather on the water, it was still a part of our #FestivalAfloat concerts across Canada in support of Indigenous legal challenges! The opening act was performed by guitarists Chris van Soest and Hugh Durnford-Dionne!…

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PHOTOS: On the water with RAVEN at #festivalafloat Vancouver

By Andrea Palframan / August 15, 2021 /

A golden evening raised over $20k in support of Heiltsuk Nation with RAVEN and Desiree Dawson. Experience #festivalafloat at Jericho Beach!

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Join us for our #FestivalAfloat in Montreal for Wet’suwet’en Nation!

By RAVEN / August 11, 2021 /

Join us on August 21st 2021 as we gather on the water in support of Wet’suwet’en Nation! This is another in a series of floating concerts happening this summer across Turtle Island to support Indigenous legal challenges. Come on out and listen to some smooth jazz and inspiring indigenous speakers in the courtyard of Le…

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Denman Island Chocolate : Sweet Solidarity

By RAVEN / August 6, 2021 /

RAVEN and Denman Island Chocolate go way back: all the way to 2014, when the island-based social enterprise stepped up to support our campaign to stop a tar sands pipeline. We spoke with owner Daniel Terry about how and why his company is dedicated to putting solidarity into action.  “When the Enbridge pipeline was proposed…

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Tranquil evening on the water for West Moberly First Nations.

By RAVEN / August 4, 2021 /

Thank you to everyone who came out to our second floating concert in Victoria in support of the legal challenges of West Moberly First Nations! On July 29th, we hosted our second concert on the Gorge to raise funds to West Moberly First Nations’ legal challenge to Site C Dam. The Nation is pursuing a…

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Paddle up to the Providence for a Vancouver Concert Afloat!

By Andrea Palframan / July 15, 2021 /

Save the date! Saturday August 14th, join a community paddle in Vancouver to support Heiltsuk Nation. Location: Jericho Beach: launch your boat here or paddle to the Jericho pier from Spanish Banks, Kits Beach or False CreekDate: Saturday August 14th, 7 pmMusician: Desirée Dawson Throw down your canoe, kayak, paddle board, rowboat … whatever you got!…

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Montreal floats live jazz show for Indigenous rights

By Andrea Palframan / July 14, 2021 /

Save the date! Saturday August 21st, Montreal will float on the beautiful sounds of a jazz quartet in the outdoor courtyard of Le Livart on rue St. Denis.

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Victoria Float Up Concerts – July 22 AND July 29

By Andrea Palframan / July 12, 2021 /

Float your canoe, kayak, paddleboard, floatie, rowboat (you name it!) to some music and stories on the dock at Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club, featuring Kwakwaka’wakw & Songhees/Coast Salish artist Brianna Dick and live music!

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Salt Spring Island Concert Afloat

By Andrea Palframan / July 6, 2021 /

RAVEN is ready to host our second floating concert of the season on Thursday, July 15! Our first attempt was derailed by “Junuary” rains but undaunted, we ride again. From a dock on Cusheon Lake, before an audience of folks in small watercraft & paddleboards, the wonderful Bill Henderson (Chilliwack, UHF, Order of Canada) is…

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