Capilano University invites everyone to celebrate its 50th anniversary at CapFest, September 22, 2018

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NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is celebrating 50 years on the North Shore with CapFest, a massive party that's open to all.

Live music, more than a dozen food trucks and a family-friendly beer garden will have the North Vancouver campus buzzing even more than it does on the first week of classes. Revellers can hop to the west coast pop stylings of Juno-nominated band Hey Ocean!, jump around to the explosive energy of Five Alarm Funk and bop to Company B Jazz Band. Many of the artists are CapU alumni.

Visitors will tour studios in the Bosa Centre for Film and Animation and be among the first to see nine freshly painted murals that have gone up with the help of the Vancouver Mural Festival.

There will be activities for children, storytelling, dance performances and a DJ set at an Indigenous festival and the opportunity to cuddle puppies and clear an escape room.

At the heart of the event — a homecoming tent will welcome alumni back to share stories and toast the first 50 years of Capilano University.

CapFest runs from 2–9 p.m. Admission is free of charge and the first 500 people to arrive by bicycle or transit will be greeted with a gift! See more details about the event at capilanou.ca/capfest.

About Capilano University
Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to-Sky corridor. The University enrols more than 10,000 students each year and offers 101 programs, including bachelor's degrees in areas as diverse as film, jazz, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. Our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil'wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh) Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

About Neptune Terminals, presenting sponsor of CapFest
Neptune Terminals has been a proud member of the North Shore community for 50 years, handling Canadian exports that help feed people and build new communities around the world. Neptune Terminals is driven by its commitment to safe, responsible operations, continuous improvement and respect for its neighbours.

For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:

Cheryl Rossi
Senior Communications Officer
Capilano University
t: 604 983 7596
c: 778 879 7119

Submitted by: Cheryl Rossi


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