About cultural events

Community cultural events help bridge cultures and build strong communities through the arts, featuring visual and performing arts, and encouraging public engagement.

Trolley Dances Archive

Trolley Dances was a trolley ride event that highlighted select cultural, historical and natural features across the North Shore through music and dance performances. Replica San Francisco-style trolleys transported guests to four secret locations, where audiences were entertained by uniquely choreographed performances specific to the location.

Trolley Dances & Shipyard Social 2016

Trolley Dances 2016

October 2, 2016

The 2016 edition of Trolley Dances was all about the Days of Yore on the North Shore.

Performances Included:

Spakwus Slolem (Eagle Song Dancers) at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Mission Indian Reserve.

Shot of Scotch at John Lawson Park, West Vancouver.

The Falling of the Pine (choreographed by Caitlin Griffin) at North Vancouver Community History Centre, District of North Vancouver.

Welcome to Burlesque (by Lamondance) the Pipe Shop in Shipbuilders’ Square, City of North Vancouver

Trolley Dances 2015

 September 27, 2015

The 2015 edition of Trolley Dances was all about Artistry and Athleticism.

Performances Included:

Dance on Wheels (Chris Neima, Naomi Grigg, Joey, Andy Anderson) at Institute Park, District of North Vancouver.

CircusWest and the North Shore Chamber Orchestra at the Darlene S. Howard Theatre, Collingwood School, West Vancouver.

Petie Chalifoux and members of Love Medicine & Four Fires Singers at the Lacrosse Box, Squamish Nation, West Vancouver. 

Vancouver Pacific Wave with a presentation by Captain Rod Dunbar at the BCIT Marine Campus, City of North Vancouver. 

Check out a short video of the 2015 event on YouTube and some pictures on Flickr.

Trolley Dances 2014

September 28, 2014

Performances included: 

Firebelly Productions at the Gordon Smith Gallery, City of North Vancouver.

Na Keiki Polynesia – Spirit of the South Seas at Panorama Park, District of North Vancouver.

Vanleena Dance Academy, ‘Ignite’ at North Vancouver City Operations Centre, City of North Vancouver.

Black Sheep Morris Dancers at Queen Mary School, City of North Vancouver.

Trolley Dances 2013

September 29, 2013

Performances included:

Christine Elsey & Elise Roberts at the Seymour River, District of North Vancouver.

Hip Hop crews FRESHH, Lucky Aces and Illest Vibe at Parkgate Community Centre, District of North Vancouver.

Children of Takaya at Whey-Ah-Wichen (Cates Park), District of North Vancouver.

Eire Born Irish Dancers at the North Vancouver City Hall Atrium, City of North Vancouver.

Trolley Dances 2012

September 30, 2012

Performances included:

Strathcona Chinese Dance Troupe, & Sincere Lam Guzheng Ensemble at Waterfront Park, City of North Vancouver.

Pars National Ballet at Ferry Building, Ambleside, West Vancouver.

Raven Spirit Dance &  Eagle Song Dancers, at Capilano River Regional Park, District of North Vancouver.

RNB Dance and Theatrical Society at Shipbuilders Square, District of North Vancouver.