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Festival LAUNCH at SFU Woodward's: Emerging talent hits the stage

Festival LAUNCH delivers big on new talent. (Photos by Masumi Kikuchi Snyder)

Meredith Kalaman & Friends: photo by Masumi Kikuchi Snyder
Meredith Kalaman & Friends at Festival LAUNCH: photo by Masumi Kikuchi Snyder

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Olivia Fermi and Masumi Kikuchi Snyder checked out Festival LAUNCH at SFU Woodward's on June 21.

Olivia tells us, "It was a very special evening of emerging talent hosted by the delightful Veda Hille, serenading us with her songs at the grand piano. There were dancers, musicians, theatrical performances, films and a spoken word artist.

"The whole evening was a real treat and surpassed my expectations. Look out for more from 149 (nostalgically named after Woodwards $1.49 days)."

Masumi's photos pretty much speak for themselves. Check 'em out:

Chelsea Laing at Festival LAUNCH

Meredith Kalaman & Friends at Festival LAUNCH

Stephanie Izsak at Festival LAUNCH

Olivia scored a pair of tickets to Festival LAUNCH through our Affordable Vancouver series. If you become a monthly member, you can get in on the action.

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