2012 – In Loving memory of Joanne Hayward

Joanne and Germain ready the Lantern ParadeDedicated to Joanne Hayward, and cancer awareness, the 2012 Edge of the World Music Festival on Haida Gwaii promises to be full of light and amazing danceable music.  July 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th are your opportunity to make your own lantern to parade during the iconic lantern parade.  If you’ve ever wanted to make a lantern, this is your chance – OR if you have an old one that needs fixing, come on by.  Workshops are FREE.  Contact Germain (557-4240) to reserve your space. 10am to 5pm each day, 38 Jasper Street, Port Clements.  Everyone welcome!


It is with sadness that we will also be marking the loss of another long time festival contributor, Joanne Hayward.  Joanne, with her partner Germain, was the creative force behind the lantern parade, a parade that has become a unique symbol of our festival.  Joanne passed away from cancer suddenly this fall, and so it is in her honour that the 2012 Festival is dedicated. The lantern parade will go on, bringing light and magic to the festival for years to come.


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