Labrador Creative Arts Festival makes first run in new auditorium

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Celebration

The Labrador Creative Arts Festival had a venue all of its own as it kicked off its 34th year of celebration of theatre and the arts at the new Lawrence O'Brien auditorium in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

The festival ran from Feb. 24-27, and saw performances by 10 schools from all over Labrador. The theme of this year's festival was "Rites of Passage," to mark changes in the lives of individuals, groups and communtites.

The actors from Cartwright earned enormous audience applause for their play "Golden Moments." - Photo by Jenny McCarthy/The Labradorian

Happy Valley-Goose Bay -

The Labrador Creative Arts Festival had a venue all of its own as it kicked off its 34th year of celebration of theatre and the arts at the new Lawrence O'Brien auditorium in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

The festival ran from Feb. 24-27, and saw performances by 10 schools from all over Labrador. The theme of this year's festival was "Rites of Passage," to mark changes in the lives of individuals, groups and communtites.

Sixteen visiting artists and groups shared their time and knowledge with the festival's participants as well as communtity members as they made visits to multiple venues, including Pumpkin House daycare, the Labrador Correctional Centre and the Paddon Memorial home.

Some of the visiting artists included afro-celtic rock and storytelling group, Dr. Zoo; costumer Mary Horne, a former teacher in Happy Valley-Goose Bay; and historical writer Christopher Moore.

Organizations: Pumpkin House, Labrador Correctional Centre

Geographic location: Labrador, Happy Valley, Goose Bay

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