Events Listing

What’s Happening

Mural Tour | 2-9 pm

Be one of the first to see CapU’s new mural series. Join us for the mural dedication ceremony at 2:30 pm in the Arbutus Courtyard, and then enjoy a self-guided tour of the nine murals located across campus.

Birch Festival | 2-9 pm

Celebrate with live music, food trucks and a family-friendly beer garden. Watch for announcement about our headlining act!

Children’s Centre Open House | 2-4 pm

Check out where the next generation of CapU students and future leaders play and learn.

Jazz in the Forest | 2-5 pm

Listen to live music while relaxing in the First Nations Pavilion.

Forest Artistry | 2-5 pm

Enjoy drumming with your children and get creative with clay and materials from the forest.

Film & Animation Open House (BOSA) | 2-6 pm

Enjoy studio demonstrations, costumes, film screenings and a 60s style street party in the back lot.

Experience Fair | 2-6 pm

Check out more than a dozen engaging activities and displays from faculties and programs across CapU.

Unity Project | 2-6 pm

Participate in creating an interactive art structure, UNITY, hosted by the Wong and Trainor Centre for International Experience.

Indigenous Festival | 2-6 pm

Enjoy performances and workshops, including cedar bracelet and drum making. Treat yourself at the Mr. Bannock food truck.

Alumni Music Showcase | 4-5:30 pm

Listen to an impressive line up of Capilano University alumni performing in the Blue Shore Theatre.

Then & Now Gallery | 2-6 pm

Visit our Then & Now gallery and see the Campus Master Plan for 2030.

Alumni Homecoming | 4-7 pm

Meet new and longtime friends in the lounge of the CapU Alumni Association homecoming tent.

Illuminating Stories | 3-4 pm

Join children’s author Deborah Hodge as she shares some stories and insights into the writing process.

Escape Room | 2-5 pm

Race against a deadline to successfully navigate your way out of the escape room in the Library building.

Step Through Time | 2-6 pm

Stroll across campus and stop at each decade for highlights and mini-performances.

What’s Happening

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Mural Tour | 2-9 pm

Be one of the first to see CapU’s new mural series. Join us for the mural dedication ceremony at 2:30 pm in the Arbutus Courtyard, and then enjoy a self-guided tour of the nine murals located across campus.

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Birch Festival | 2-9 pm

Celebrate with live music, food trucks and a family-friendly beer garden. Watch for announcement about our headlining act!

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Children’s Centre Open House | 2-4 pm

Check out where the next generation of CapU students and future leaders play and learn.

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Jazz in the Forest | 2-5 pm

Listen to live music while relaxing in the First Nations Pavilion.

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Forest Artistry | 2-5 pm

Enjoy drumming with your children and get creative with clay and materials from the forest.

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Film & Animation Open House (BOSA) | 2-6 pm

Enjoy studio demonstrations, costumes, film screenings and a 60s style street party in the back lot.

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Experience Fair | 2-6 pm

Check out more than a dozen engaging activities and displays from faculties and programs across CapU.

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Unity Project | 2-6 pm

Participate in creating an interactive art structure, UNITY, hosted by the Wong and Trainor Centre for International Experience.

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Indigenous Festival | 2-6 pm

Enjoy performances and workshops, including cedar bracelet and drum making. Treat yourself at the Mr. Bannock food truck.

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Alumni Music Showcase | 4-5:30 pm

Listen to an impressive line up of Capilano University alumni performing in the Blue Shore Theatre.

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Then & Now Gallery | 2-6 pm

Visit our Then & Now gallery and see the Campus Master Plan for 2030.

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Alumni Homecoming | 4-7 pm

Meet new and longtime friends in the lounge of the CapU Alumni Association homecoming tent.

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Illuminating Stories | 3-4 pm

Join children’s author Deborah Hodge as she shares some stories and insights into the writing process.

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Escape Room | 2-5 pm

Race against a deadline to successfully navigate your way out of the escape room in the Library building.

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Step Through Time | 2-6 pm

Stroll across campus and stop at each decade for highlights and mini-performances.

Experience Fair

2 – 6 p.m.

Centre for Sport and Wellness

Check out more than a dozen engaging displays and activities from faculties and programs across CapU in the Centre for Sport and Wellness.
Experience Fair highlights include:

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Faculty of Arts & Sciences

The Art of Questioning
Investigate a table of unknown things (Liberal Studies)

How we think
Use games to explore how we use and store information when we problem solve (Psychology)

Animals and us
Therapy dogs! Play with puppies and learn how human and animal interactions are being incorporated into psychological research and practice (Psychology)

Building the CapU Interpretive Trail
Experience the BioBlitz and identify species that are home to our CapU 50 Trail that will circle the campus. (STEM – Science, Technology Engineering and Math)

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Faculty of Education, Health & Human Development

Explore tools
Take a hands on approach to learning and see what tools our educational assistants use in the classroom (Education Assistant Program)

Health care and technology changes
Check out historical health care objects and instruments and see if you can guess what they were used for. (Health Care Assistant Program)

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Faculty of Global & Community Studies

Pop-up City Hall
Come meet mayors, test your knowledge of BC municipalities, pick up free stuff and win great prizes! (Local Government Administration Program)

How you stack up
Have your walking gait, body fat percentage and muscle distribution analyzed by Human Kinetics, as part of a comprehensive body composition analysis. Find out how your exercise power output compares to world class athletes. (Human Kinetics Program)

Virtual Reality Magic Hut
Enjoy a virtual reality (VR) storytelling experience that will take you from the Coast Mountains to campus. Arcteryx’s Hut Magic means you are not just watching the action, you are a character in the story enjoying backcountry huts. Adventure Smart will be on hand with backcountry safety tips and trip planning. (Outdoor Recreation Program)

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Faculty of Business & Professional Studies

Showcasing spectacular alumni
The School of Business is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Bachelor of Business Degree and will profile five spectacular alumni and the work they are doing. (School of Business)

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Have you ever wanted to see your face on the cover of a magazine! Now you can at the School of Communication’s station (School of Communication)

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Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts

Sing your heart out
Check out the exciting things that happening in the Theatre Department: films, plays, musicals of every type will be on display. Sing along to some Broadway tunes. (Acting for Stage and Screen/ Musical Theatre)

Pathway to Creativity
Learn the process of reaching a solution for a design, making visual the problems-solving, ideation, refinement process in visual communication and provide a tactile result. (IDEA)

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Showcased outside Experience Fair

Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
Bosa open house
Check out the programs and talent at the Film & Animation Open House (School of Motion Picture Arts)

Performances across campus
Enjoy performances from current students and graduates at various campus locations throughout CapFest, including onstage in the BlueShore Centre for the Performing Arts, the Birch Festival and “Stroll Through the Decades” stops. (School of Performing Arts)

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Forest fun and artistry
Use things found in the forest to explore sounds and rhythms alongside the Fir building (Early Childhood Care and Education)

On Stage at CapFest

Birch Festival Line Up

The Man About Town (2 p.m.)
DJ’ing for more than 15 years, Man About Town has performed all over North America and Canada, entertaining crows of up to 10,000 people. Michael, head performer, has performed at CapU’s orientation for nearly 10 years. (Stage 1)
Keith Bennett (2:45 p.m.)
A 1971 Capilano (then) College graduate, Keith Bennett’s harmonica playing has been featured with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and on more than 200 CDs & soundtracks for film and television. Known for almost a decade as the “Harmonica Man” at Vancouver Canuck home games, Keith has played a variety roles in theater productions, including the Blues Brothers Review and Carole King’s Tapestry. Watch video
Jazz Faculty Band (3:30 p.m.)
Some of Vancouver’s best jazz musicians form the Jazz Faculty Band. Performers include Dave Robbins (drums), Dennis Esson (trombone), Andre Lachance (bass), Mike Allen (saxophones) and Bill Coon (guitar).
Antonio Larosa (4:15 p.m.)
At twenty-something, Antonio Larosa has already been playing music for many years. A former student of Jazz guitar at CapU, Anthony recently released a debut album entitled Steadfast, a unique sound that channels his love for rock, blues and country music. Watch video
Company B Jazz Band (5 p.m.)
One of Vancouver’s foremost jazz ensembles, Company B Jazz Band features a harmonizing female vocal trio in vintage style. Having met at CapU, the group has been playing together for more than 10 years and has delighted audiences from coast to coast. Watch video
The Phonix (5:45 p.m.)
A nine-piece Canadian funk and soul band, The Phonix has performed at nearly 500 events and festivals and performs as the house band at the Arts Club’s Backstage Lounge. The Phonix’s original band members met at CapU, where most studied jazz. The band enjoys performing their covers of classic 70’s soul tunes and mixing in their own originals. In 2017, they released their first single” Working it Out”. Watch video
Side One (6:30 p.m.)
With a repertoire that ranges from Aretha Franklin to Lady Gaga and Frank Sinatra to Macklemore, Side One is Vancouver’s hippest corporate/wedding party bands. The group was founded when a musician and event planner came together after meeting at CapU. The band boasts Best Live Entertainment Awards for three years (2013-2015) from BC Wedding Awards. Watch video
Five Alarm Funk (7:15 p.m.)
Known for explosive energy and theatrics, Five Alarm Funk’s eight members go all out on stage. The band has won three Western Canadian Music Awards and was nominated for Instrumental Album of the Year at the 2018 Juno Awards. Kent Wallace, the band’s trumpeter and key composer credits his time in the CapU jazz program for helping him thrive as a composer. Watch video
Hey Ocean! (8 p.m.)
Don’t miss our headliner Hey Ocean! Enjoy these Juno nominated Canadian indie favourites as they make CapFest a special stop on their tour across Canada and the U.S. The band will perform tracks from their new album “The Hurt of Happiness.” Watch video

Food and Beverage

Food Trucks

Brewnetti
Bucha Brew
Dee’s Donuts
Didi’s Greek
Gypsy Trunk
JAPADOG
Melt City
Mr. Bannock
Reel Mac and
Cheese
Roaming Dragon
Roasted Revolution
Super Thai Food
Tin Lizzy Concessions
Vij’s Railway Express

Brewnetti
Bucha Brew
Dee’s Donuts
Didi’s Greek

Gypsy Trunk
JAPADOG
Melt City

Mr. Bannock
Reel Mac and
Cheese
Roaming Dragon

Roasted Revolution
Super Thai Food
Tin Lizzy Concessions
Vij’s Railway Express

Beer Garden

Licensed and family-friendly beer garden, brought to you by
Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers and Two Lions Public House

CapFest Stories

Escape at CapFest

Racing against a deadline in an escape room to problem-solve sounds like a situation to be avoided to some. For others, joining forces with friends to achieve a common goal sounds like fun.

Five Alarm fun at CapFest

How do you do that for so long and not fall over? is the question members of Five Alarm Funk typically face following one of their signature high-energy shows.

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