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    • EPIC Festival

      Dear EPIC Festival Supporters, EPIC Fest 2013 was a tremendous experience and great success for all involved; we received very positive feedback from exhibitors, sponsors, performers, suppliers, and, of course, our fabulous EPIC attendees. Due to a number of factors,...
    • Greenster Guidebooks 50% Off

      How do you keep the EPIC spirit alive? You discovered some fantastic brands and vendors over the weekend. How about some exclusive offers to help you make healthier, more sustainable everyday choices year-round? ...
    • Congratulations to Maggie Ryane, winner of the eco Country Tables Split-Maple Table!

      This fabulous split-maple beveled dining table was designed by Edgar Caceres of eco Country Tables. Built from local Fraser Valley maple slabs that have been salvaged and naturally aged, this table seats up to 8 people and is great for...
    • Remember EPIC with an EPIC Shirt

      Me to We Style’s high quality super soft clothing is sweatshop free, eco friendly and good for the world. Made in Canada from 100% organic cotton, 50% of the profits from the sale of each t-shirt goes to charity partner...
    • Congratulations to Candice Smith, winner of the Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Escape!

      Featuring a two night stay at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards in Oliver, BC, the morning sun will wake you from a restful night’s sleep as it gently creeps over the mountains to drench the South Okanagan’s “Golden Mile” in another day...
    • Congratulations to Allison Fisher, winner of the Motorino XPn Electric Scooter!

      A Modern Classic…with its distinctive chrome  and elegant retro-styled body, the MOTORINO Electric XPn not only looks smashing, it’s a solid, stable, and oh-so-comfortable ride.  The MOTORINO XPn has become a natural best seller because its great vintage looks are...
    • Congratulations to Thomas Hardy, winner of our EarthBox Gardening System!

      This maintenance-free, award-winning, high-tech patio growing system controls soil conditions and more than doubles the yield of a conventional garden with less fertilizer, water and effort.  No digging, no weeding, no guesswork. Vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers grow bigger, tastier...
    • Thanks for Celebrating an EPIC Weekend with Us

      After an amazing two days complete with delicious food, wine and beer, BC-based musicians, local products and vendors, and much more, we want to thank all of our amazing sponsors, exhibitors, performers and visitors for making it an unforgettable weekend....
    • The Paperboys Performing Today at 8:00pm

      The Paperboys were formed by Mexican born Tom Landa in the mid nineties in Vancouver.  Tom had a vision of forming a band that fused Folk, Celtic and Bluegrass music with Pop and Rock.  They have a deep respect for...
    • The River and The Road Performing Today at 6:30pm

      After several months as a duo, singer/guitarist Andrew Phelan and singer/banjo player Keenan Lawlor joined forces with bassist John Hayes and drummer Cole George to form a dynamic four piece in the spring of 2012. In their short history as a...
    • Lindsay May Performing Today at 6:00PM

      Born and raised in Kelowna BC, Lindsay May knew from a young age that she wanted to make music her life, and found a that she had a knack for turning heartache into therapeutic verse and melodies that hang on...
    • Gardening Workshop – VEGETABLE GARDENING – BACKYARDS TO BALCONIES – Today at 4:30pm

      From a huge garden patch in the backyard to a tiny planter box on a balcony, more and more people are cultivating their own fresh veggies and herbs. In this workshop you’ll discover that nutrient-rich Kale is easy to grow...
    • Maria in the Shower Performing Today at 4:30pm

      Maria in the Shower is a uniquely entertaining quartet at the leading edge of Canada’s new folk sound. Their musical approach is a simple but potent alchemy, marrying traditional folk and jazz with lyrics that explore fundamental human questions, delivering...
    • Sustainable Innovation & Entrepreneurship – Change Jam Today at 4:00 – 5:30pm

      After looking at examples of creative spaces facilitating innovators and entrepreneurs in Vancouver and around the world, we will challenge the audience to imagine a future where Vancouver has a Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship:  what would it look like?  where would it be?  what...
    • Headwater Performing Today at 4:00pm

      Headwater started out in the early 2000′s when Jonas and Matt left their rock ‘n roll days behind to play acoustic music. “We started writing tunes that we thought people would sing along to, move their bodies to, and really...
    • From Birch to Yew Performing Today at 4:00pm

      Norika Yue is the voice, composer and overall powerhouse behind the band From Birch to Yew. At EPIC Festival, Norika will perform a solo acoustic set. Norika’s young age (20) might deceive some audiences: he has a suprisingly sophisticated approach...
    • Gardening Workshop – PRUNING & TRAINING TREES FOR OPTIMAL ABUNDANCE – Today at 3:00pm

      Do you have trees that need some attention? Join Richard Hallman as he demonstrates how to direct the growth of your trees and shrubs so they look and grow the way you want them to. You will learn how to...
    • Nat Jay Performing Today at 2:30pm

      Nat Jay’s songs have been placed on networks around the world, including ABC, The CW, MTV, Nickelodeon, CBC, CTV, Global TV, and Lifetime. Compared with powerful performers like Joni Mitchell, Patsy Cline, Alanis Morissette, and the Dixie Chicks, Nat Jay’s...
    • Sustainable Policy & Commerce – Change Jam – Today at 2:00 – 3:30pm

      Participants will be encouraged to generate ideas on how to educate the public about the benefits of community currencies, and on creative ways to induce changes in spending behaviour to use community currencies regularly....
    • Gardening Workshop – SOIL BUILDING & PLANTING TECHNIQUES – Today at 1:30pm

      So you want to grow some veggies, herbs, flowers or ornamentals? Healthy plants start with healthy soil and smart planting techniques help get the most out of your flora investment. Join Jill Wright to learn about building the right soil...
    • Watasun Performing Today at 1:30pm

      The name Watasun represents community and culture. The music is described as funky, folky, beach music. Based out of Vancouver, BC, this duo creates a fusion of pop music using any genre they can to express themselves in an upbeat...
    • Sustainable Health & Society – Change Jam – Today at 12:00 – 1:30 PM

      The audience will learn how they can start to believe they can do what they love and be abundantly rewarded for it; they can start to develop a business built on their past expertise, present skills and talents, and future desires shaped by how they...
    • Hilary Grist Performing Today at 12:00pm

      Hearts and crafts: Vancouver’s art-pop, torch-folk songstress, Hilary Grist, embraces the rich details of the heart and paints sparkling vignettes with her poignant musical and visual creations. Inspired by the mysterious, and a penchant for wide-eyed optimism, her soothing honey-soaked...
    • Gardening Workshop – COMPOSTING – BLACK GOLD! – Today at 11:30am

      Discover how composting can turn household and yard waste into black gold: a concentrated soil enhancer that helps grow healthy plants and reuses valuable nutrients typically lost to the landfill....
    • Headline Performer Kuba Oms Performing Today at 8:00pm

      Kuba Oms knows how to make people dance.  Born in Victoria to a Scottish mother and Indian father, Kuba is a third generation Canadian.  As long time musical director of B.C.’s legendary electronic jam band, Velvet, he’s played with some...
    • Featured Speaker – Sandra Oldfield – President, CEO & Winemaker of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Today at 6:30pm

      Sandra Oldfield grew up in Marin and Sonoma counties in California. After earning an undergraduate degree in arts for business administration and international business, she worked in the tasting room at Rodney Strong Vineyards where she discovered her passion for...
    • David Morin Performing Today at 6:00pm

      Whether you catch him beatboxing on a Vancouver street or singing and playing guitar onstage at a Vancouver club, you’re bound to be charmed by the many talents of musician David Morin. After years spent honing his craft to critical...
    • Documentary Screening – GMO OMG! Today at 6PM

      GMO OMG is a poignant documentary that explores humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds.  Celebrated Director Jeremy Seifert, winner of 22 film festivals for DIVE! Living off America’s Waste,  investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic...
    • RAYNE Performing Today at 7:30pm

      Rayne is a Canadian singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer. Putting together his classical and jazz influences in songs helped him discover his own unique sound. Rayne’s dream of becoming a world renowned Hip-Hop/R&B artist is accompanied with further goals of...
    • Gardening Workshop – Composting – Black Gold is Today at 4:30pm

      Discover how composting can turn household and yard waste into black gold: a concentrated soil enhancer that helps grow healthy plants and reuses valuable nutrients typically lost to the landfill. Come Join us at EPIC Festival...
    • Buckman Coe Performing Today at 4:30pm

      Buckman Coe is one of Vancouver’s best loved musicians. He has partnered with several organizations promoting education, environmental protection and community building, both in Canada and in developing nations. Buckman Coe will be appearing at EPIC Festival as the leader...
    • Sustainable Purchasing and Production – Change Jam Starts at 4:00pm

      Participants will be asked to envision and contribute ideas on sustainable lifestyles, purchasing and production. Participants are encouraged to offer up ideas relating to The Sharing Project and a Lighter Footprint Campaign being launched in response to Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020...
    • Ali Milner Performing Today at 4:00pm

      Ali Milner’s fresh-faced appearance might make her look like a newcomer, but don’t be fooled — at 22 years old, she has already been recording and performing for eleven years. In that time she’s gone from being a promising teenaged...
    • Gardening Workshop – Vegetable Gardening – Backyards or Balconies – Today at 3:00pm

      From a huge garden patch in the backyard to a tiny planter box on a balcony, more and more people are cultivating their own fresh veggies and herbs. In this workshop you’ll discover that nutrient-rich Kale is easy to grow...
    • Dominque Fricot Performing at 3:00pm Today

      “Charisma cannot be taught. It cannot be practiced in a rehearsal space. You cannot take a course on charisma. Dom has it. He has it in spades.” (Marty Zylstra of Vancouver’s Sweetheart). With his commanding stage presence, unrivaled songwriting skill...
    • Steph MacPherson Performing Today at 2:30pm

      In the fall of 2009, Steph MacPherson embarked on her first tour of Canada with folk musician Zachary Lucky. The tour was an ambitious endeavor of 30 shows in 33 days. Shortly thereafter, fueled by the success of the trip,...
    • Sustainable Living – Advancing Culture in Arts, Fashion, Community – Change Jam starts at 2:00pm

      Participants will be asked to envision projects or campaigns that will empower both local and global communities, drawing inspiration from projects such as the Canadian Responsible Fashion Consortium and Shared Talent India, a responsible materials sourcing project. Come Join us at EPIC...
    • Gardening Workshop – Pruning and Training Trees for Optimal Abundance – Today at 1:30pm

      Do you have trees that need some attention? Join Richard Hallman as he demonstrates how to direct the growth of your trees and shrubs so they look and grow the way you want them to. You will learn how to...
    • Jordan Klassen performing today at 1:30pm

      Jordan Klassen makes music built out of pure imagination. A truly alluring voice, laid upon beds of shimmering strings, caressed guitar, and coaxing percussion. His latest work takes such a foundation, and continues to build. Kindness, a 4 song EP,...
    • Sustainable Living – Behavior Change and Localized Strategies – Change Jam Starts at Noon

      People will jam on community blueprints for projects, businesses, events and endeavors of all kinds; these will be loaded, shared and synchronized through the Cocreatrix website which matches resources and people in different geographic locations. Come Join us at EPIC Festival...
    • 41st and Home Performing at Noon Today

      41st and Home formed in 2008 when Garth Covernton and Thom Kolb found a cello in Garth’s garage. Neither knew how to play it, but that wasn’t the point: the point was the fascination with all things epic and orchestral...
    • Gardening Workshop – Soil Building and Planting Technique – 11:30am Today

      So you want to grow some veggies, herbs, flowers or ornamentals? Healthy plants start with healthy soil and smart planting techniques help get the most out of your flora investment. Join Jill Wright to learn about building the right soil...
    • Enter to Win

      Guests to EPIC have an opportunity to win a truly unique experience…a two night stay at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards in Oliver, BC. The morning sun will wake you from a restful night’s sleep as it gently creeps over the mountains...
    • Featured Performer: 41st and Home

      41st and Home formed in 2008 when Garth Covernton and Thom Kolb found a cello in Garth’s garage. Neither knew how to play it, but that wasn’t the point: the point was the fascination with all things epic and orchestral...
    • DeBoccery Anyone?

      Seriously – what’s a Garden Party without bocce?? Sign up for the hilarious 11th Annual Vancouver Bocce Tournament Saturday from 12-4pm. You bring the trash talk and we’ll supply the balls and the prizes…...
    • Featured Performer: The Paperboys

      The Paperboys were formed by Mexican born Tom Landa in the mid nineties in Vancouver.  Tom had a vision of forming a band that fused Folk, Celtic and Bluegrass music with Pop and Rock.  They have a deep respect for...
    • Featured Gardening Workshop: Composting – Black Gold!

      Discover how composting can turn household and yard waste into black gold: a concentrated soil enhancer that helps grow healthy plants and reuses valuable nutrients typically lost to the landfill. Heather has been involved with the Master Gardeners of BC...
    • Sandra Oldfield of Tinhorn Creek Winery to Speak at EPIC Fest

      We’re excited to announce that Sandra Oldfield, President, CEO & Winemaker of Tinhorn Creek Winery will speak at EPIC Fest Saturday, July 6 at 6:30 PM....
    • Featured Performer: Ali Milner

      Ali Milner’s fresh-faced appearance might make her look like a newcomer, but don’t be fooled — at 22 years old, she has already been recording and performing for eleven years. In that time she’s gone from being a promising teenaged...
    • Destress with Yoga in the Park

      Join YYoga for Yoga in the Park each day at 2pm at the YYoga booth.  Bring your mat and get your zen on as you enjoy the sunny skies and take in the fresh air and stunning beauty of the garden....
    • Featured Gardening Workshop: Vegetable Gardening – Backyards to Balconies

      From a huge garden patch in the backyard to a tiny planter box on a balcony, more and more people are cultivating their own fresh veggies and herbs. In this workshop you’ll discover that nutrient-rich Kale is easy to grow...
    • Buckman Coe to Perform at EPIC Fest

      Buckman Coe is one of Vancouver’s best loved musicians. He has partnered with several organizations promoting education, environmental protection and community building, both in Canada and in developing nations. Buckman Coe will be appearing at EPIC Festival as the leader...
    • EPIC: Great Fun For The Entire Family

      Come one, come all, and join in the Garden Games! Become a Terracotta Warrior and challenge yourself and your kids to run, jump, balance, and sprint your way through a variety of obstacles and courses designed to test your mettle....
    • ENTER TO WIN

      MOTORINO XPn Electric Scooter A Modern Classic…with its distinctive chrome  and elegant retro-styled body, the MOTORINO Electric XPn not only looks smashing, it’s a solid, stable, and oh-so-comfortable ride.    Enter to win one of these fantastic scooters by visiting...
    • Experience 2050: Change Jam Series

      How can we shape Vancouver as a truly sustainable city? Attend the Experience 2050: Change Jam series to find out. The Change Jam format engages audience members to brain-storm on solutions in groups, compose short statements in response to the...
    • Master Gardeners Association of BC to Lead Gardening Workshops at EPIC Fest

      With a variety of workshops ranging from Soil Building & Planting Technique to Vegetable Gardening – Backyards or Balconies, there’s a lesson for every type and level of gardener....
    • Don’t Drive, Bike to EPIC Fest

      Take advantage of The Bike Valet at EPIC Fest, sponsored by TravelSmart. You’ll save gas and stress, while getting some exercise and just generally being “EPIC”....
    • New Band Announced: The River and The Road

      EPIC Fest is excited to announce a new addition to its musical line-up: The River and the Road. See them perform live at EPIC Fest Sunday July 7 at 6:30 PM!...
    • Bring Your E-Waste to EPIC Fest

      Free Geek Vancouver will be on-site at EPIC Fest, collecting your e-waste for recycling and / or responsible disposal.  Don’t be shy, bring it on down and clear out those old technology-stuffed drawers and boxes for a clutter-free summer!...
    • 22 Wineries & Breweries to Flock to EPIC Fest

      The Sip & Savour Garden at EPIC Fest will host 22 wineries and breweries, offering visitors to EPIC the opportunity to sample delicious and sustainable wines and beers....
    • Sustainability Efforts at EPIC Fest

      Here at EPIC, we do our best to walk the talk. We’re constantly striving to improve and come up with innovative solutions to reduce our footprint in every area of our operations....
    • EPIC Fest 2013 Exhibitor Listing Released

      From food and beverages to skincare, clothing and jewellery to home technology, and everything in between, the EPIC Fest 2013 exhibitors offer a broad range of products and services to meet every buyer’s needs. Discover which of your favourite companies...
    • EPIC Festival Guide Advertising Opportunities

      Looking to effectively reach your target market? Advertising in the 2013 EPIC Festival Guide is the perfect way to generate awareness about your brand to a highly targeted and affluent audience.         Pricing Exhibitor Rates Non-Exhibitor Rates...
    • EPIC: The Sustainable Living Festival Shifts Gears to Summer

      The newest event to Vancouver’s summer festival lineup, EPIC: The Sustainable Living Festival, promises to kick off the summer season with some of BC’s best sustainable food, beverages, local live entertainment, products and services. Now in its 7th year as Western Canada’s largest...
    • Sneak Peek at EPIC Festival Performers

      The EPIC team is thrilled to announce our line up of entertainers for EPIC: The Sustainable Living Festival July 6 and 7, 2013 at the beautiful VanDusen Botanical Garden. From well established professionals Kuba Oms and The Paperboys to up-and-coming emerging artists like...
    • Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

      Imagine thousands of people coming together for an exciting new outdoor summer festival in Vancouver, and your company name is front and centre! EPIC Festival is a truly unique experience with exceptional opportunities for branding and community engagement. Use it...
    • Maria in the Shower to Perform at EPIC Fest 2013

      Need one more reason to attend EPIC Fest? What about a live performance by Maria in the Shower? Enjoy our Sustainable Living Marketplace full of local, sustainable vendors, and relish in the live performances we have lined up throughout the...
    • Reach Your Target Market at EPIC Festival 2013

      Showcase your products and services to thousands of visitors interested in greener options, and position your company as an innovator in sustainable living solutions. For six years, EPIC: The Sustainable Living Expo has brought together hundreds of companies from across...