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Pull of the Net Multicultural Celebration at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Tetsu Taiko Japanese Drummers

The Pull of the Net: A Multicultural Celebration is an annual event at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Richmond’s Steveston Village.

The free event normally happens in early May and features live music, dancing and storytelling. In 2020, however, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the event got postponed until September. Also, instead of being a live event, this year all the performances take place online.

Richmond’s Pull of the Net Event at the Cannery in Steveston Village

The Pull of the Net: A Multicultural Celebration features Indigenous dancers, Japanese drummers and other performers of various cultural backgrounds. It’s normally a one-day event both inside and outside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village at the beginning of May. In 2020, however, it’s a weeklong virtual event with performances taking place online every day.

Pull of the Net at Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Pull of the Net Crowds at the Cannery

Virtual Celebrations in 2020

In 2020, the Pull of the Net: A Multicultural Celebration takes place during the week of September 21st to 27th.

At the virtual event this year there is a Lion Dance, Indigenous singing and dancing, calligraphy demonstrations and other multicultural activities.

Similar to previous years, performers in 2020 include dancers from the Northern Shaolin Traditional Martial Arts Club as well as the Coastal Wolf Pack. The Japanese drumming this year is with Uzume Taiko. There are also workshops on both Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, environmental activities hosted by Ocean Wise, and a number of other interesting things to watch and do.

To learn more click Pull of the Net 2020.

Japanese Drummers at Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Tetsu Taiko Japanese Drummers from 2019

The Live Event in 2019 and Other Years

To give you an idea of what to expect in years when there isn’t a global pandemic, below is the schedule of events from 2019.

Indoor Entertainment

  • 12:15 pm – Fan Dancing  (with Jessica Yue)
  • 1:00 pm – Highland Dancing
  • 2:00 pm – Sea Shanties (with Greg Meloche)
  • 3:15 pm – Steveston Drumming Circle

Outdoor Entertainment

  • 11:00 am – Opening Ceremony
  • 11:30 am – Lion Dance (by the Northern Shaolin Traditional Martial Arts Club)
  • 12:30 pm – Coastal Wolf Pack (a Musqueam Nation Dance Group)
  • 1:30 pm – Zougla (a Greek Band)
  • 3:00 pm – Japanese Drumming (with Tetsu Taiko)
  • 3:30 pm – Eagle Connection Dancers

For more information about the event from last year, click Pull of the Net 2019.

Indigenous dancing at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Eagle Connection Dancers

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