Follow us down at the beach!
Enjoying a picnic in Vanier Park; wandering through the Bard Village, or meeting up with friends and catching your favourite play; there are many reasons that bring people to Bard on the Beach and we love hearing all of them! Need more reasons? Here are 28!
On Friday afternoon a large brown bear was spotted in the downtown region of Vancouver, British Columbia near West Hastings and Abbott streets. Sydney Cavanagh, who was first to notice the large animal, said “I was just sewing and when I looked up there it was. I was shocked.” Cavanagh stayed still and spoke calmly to the bear so as not to alarm it. Brown bears can be very dangerous and should not be approached but after some time Cavanagh said that the bear started to show canine-type loyalty and after a few hours wouldn’t leave her side.
Fierce windstorms, brutal rays of sunlight and shockingly beautiful views are just a few of the things our dynamic site duo: Sparky Lawrence and Sid Sadowski, and our fabulous site crew are forced to deal with to get the Bard tents up in time for our first performance in five weeks!
On Monday May 27 strong winds threatened to take the tent fabric for a flight over English Bay but with dust in their eyes, the site crew braved the elements and kept everything grounded.
by Roanne Ward
Inside the Holy Trinity Parish, in the quaint English town of Stratford-upon-Avon, lies a very important book. Probably one of England’s most visited churches; the parish contains the register recording Shakespeare's baptism, the only written record indicating his birth.
The entry, in Latin, reads: "Guiliamus filius Johannes Shakspere” with the date 26 April 1564.