Greetings GMs, Masters, Guros, Instructors, Performers, Teachers,
FMA/SEAMA enthusiasts, friends, family and previous SEACAF participants:
On behalf of all of the organizers and sponsors for SEACAF 2013, I would
like to extend an invitation to the* Southeast Asian Cultural Arts
Festival*to be held in
*Burnaby, BC, Canada, on Satuday August 17, 2013 from 10:00am-5:00pm*. This
is our *6th annual event. See the links below for the map or contact us
The event will start at 10h00 with an opening circle and welcoming ceremony.
Check out the video from 2011: *http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fih9LNcBcY
*And the music/dance video from 2012: *
*Twitter*: @MonsoonSociety #SEACAF
*Map*: a href="http://tinyurl.com/4y4v64v%3Ehttp://goo.gl/maps/8TRLa">http://tinyurl.com/4y4v64v>http://goo.gl/maps/8TRLa
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*Photos 2011: *
This premier event showcases top Filipino and Southeast Asian Martial Arts
talent from the Greater Vancouver region and includes instructors from
across the Pacific Northwest. It is a great opportunity to see many
instructors and their students in one place. And to train with them! And
as well, see fabulous performances by local traditional dance and music
groups, share lunch at the potluck BBQ, and network with lots of people
involved in SE Asian cultural arts of all sorts. It's a very casual,
in-the-park, family friendly, relaxed event. You can train hard all day,
just kick back enjoy meeting people, or drop in to say Hi!.
This year we will be running two simultaneous tracks - one for martial arts
and the other for a variety of other cultural arts including dance, music,
weaving, song and language workshops, demos, and activities. We welcome
families and children to take part.
In the martial track, each participating instructor (usually 8-10) will
offer ~30 minutes of instruction or demonstration. There will be breaks in
between for chatting and time for lunch.
- Top FMA/SEAMA instructors of lower Mainland and Pacific Northwest
- Many of students
- Many different styles and systems
- Training, demos, and performance
- Potluck BBQ - BRING SOME FOOD TO SHARE!
- Networking, socializing, and sharing
- Open to everyone - no cost to attend!
- Family friendly - bring kids, spouses, and friends
NOTE: There may be booths and presentations from various related cultural
groups but *no vending or commercial presence* is allowed by the event
*SEACAF T-shirts will be available at the event. Contact us ahead of time *if
you want to request in advance to ensure you get one (or more).
While most presentations are from groups local to the Vancouver area, we
invite 1-2 instructors each year from outside the area to present. In
previous years, we have had celebrated guest instructors such as GM Rene
Latosa (Windsor, CA), Tuhon Philip Gelinas (Montreal, PQ), Guro John
Soriano, Guro Bob Park and Guro Chris Clarke (Seattle), Ajahn Stephen
Wilson (Portland, OR), and Maha Guru Roedy Wiranatakusumah (Bandung, West
*Please let us know if you would like to demonstrate or give a workshop.*
NOTE to out-of-town participants: This is a grass-roots, self-organized
event with minimal costs and funding. We will only be able to offer small
subsidies or honorariums to out-of-town instructors who present. However,
some of the local instructors are willing to billet out-of-town guests
(instructors and/or their students) to help offset travel costs, if anyone
would like to come for the weekend to enjoy Vancouver's beautiful
Please spread the word and forward this on to others even if you cannot
come. You and your students are most welcome to join us.
This year, SEACAF 2013 is in part co-sponsored by the non-profit
organizations Monsoon Society for the Cultural Arts of Southeast Asia, the
Southeast Asian Cultural Heritage Society, and the Eka Cooperative for
Co-cultured Communities, and by the Festivals Program of the