Sunday, May 3, 2015

Rhodo Fest Fun For the Family

Today,  May 3rd I will be singing at a wonderful festival in Burnaby. It is Rhodo Fest and it is
from 10am-3pm at Deer Lake Park and there is free admission
    This charming festival produced by the City of Burnaby in collaboration with the Burnaby Rhododendron & Gardens Society, promotes the long-term sustainable, ecological health of our communities.  It presents a very unique venue for both horticulture and arts groups. 

Festival highlights include a variety of entertainment, rovers, mini-workshops, horticultural and nature tours, plant sales, and interactive arts activities. A silent auction, artisan, and pottery sales are always crowd-pleasing favourites at this fun-filled festival! 

I will be performing on the Spirit Stage at 11:00 and 1:30 and of course I will have my basket of instruments with me for the children to play along with the music. :-)

Just click on the link for the Schedule of Events  There is kite making and flower arranging and so much more.

I look forward to seeing you there

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Five Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree, Finger Rhyme by Pamela Sunshine

Five Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree is a fun finger rhyme for preschoolers and primary students. Join in with the actions and have fun learning about numbers. This has a funny ending too.

There are lots of great finger rhymes and chants on my PamelaSunshineTV channel on youtube. 
You can subscribe and get updates whenever I post anything new too. :-)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Amazing Surrey Fusion Festival

There is lots of great stuff happening at the Fusion Festival in Surrey, check out their page to see more.
On July 20th at 2:00pm the Helaranga Sri Lankan Dancers will be at the Fusion Festival performing on the Chevron Community Stage!

Photo: What are you doing July. 20th at 2:00pm? Watching the Helaranga Sri Lankan Dancers of course! They will be at the Fusion Festival performing on the Chevron Community Stage! 

Here is the Performance Schedule taken from their website.

Take a tour and discover the diverse lineup of Fusion Festival artists. Then, plan your cultural pavilions menu, and your route here with the Fusion Festival event details.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Concord Pacific World Music Stage:
4:00     Welcome Ceremony & Parade of Flags
4:30     James Hussain
5:30     Los Furios
6:30     The Zolas
7:30     Kyprios
8:45     K-OS
Coast Capital Savings Celebration Stage:
12:00     Sun Hang Do
12:30     V3-Vietnamese Cultural Group
1:30     Hua Xia Multicultural Society
2:30     Al-Qods
3:30     Vancouver Korean Dance Society
4:00     Welcome Ceremony & Parade of Flags
4:30     Dharma Drum Mountain Drum Ensemble
5:30     North Shore Celtic Ensemble
6:30     Watasun
7:30     John Mann & Stephen Fearing
Chevron Stage:
12:00     Panacea
12:45     CNC Learning Centre Children’s Performers
1:00     Hanyang Arts & Culture Centre
2:00     Helaranga Sri Lankan Dancers
2:30     Vancouver Korean Art Society Drummers
3:00     Island Vibes
5:00     Jerrica Santos
6:00     Joe Amouzou
7:00     Bella Monde
G & F Financial Community Stage:
11:30     Swingin Dixie
12:00     Ukrainian Prairie Band
12:30     First Capital Chorus
1:00     Country Fusion
2:00     Dance for Good
3:00     Hua Xia Mulcultural Society
5:00     Shannon’s Highland Dancers
6:00     Cedar Hills Caledonian Pipe Band
7:00     North Shore Celtic Ensemble
Zumba lessons at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30
Bhangra lessons at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30
Safeway Celebrity Cooking Stage
1:30     Trevor Randle – Agriculture in the Classroom
2:30     Councillors Linda Hepner & Barinder Rasode
3:30     SuperChefs Cookery for Kids with Chef Andrew George
4:30     SuperChefs Cookery for Kids with Chef Victor Bongo
5:30     Chef Matthew Stowe, Cactus Club, Winner of Top Chef Canada 2013


Concord Pacific World Music Stage:
4:30     Suggacane
5:30     Tropicana
6:30     Raju Johal
7:45     Shweta Subram
8:30     VanCity Bhangra
9:00     Shiamak's TOIFA Bollywood Remix
Coast Capital Savings Celebration Stage:
11:30     Metis Silvertip Swingers
12:30     Nepal Cultural Performance
1:30     Phase III Steel Drummers
2:30     Kunda Africa
3:30     Polonex
4:30     Tonye Aganabe
5:30     Tetsu Taiko Drummers
6:30     Ache Brasil
7:30     Jim Byrnes & Steve Dawson Celebration
Chevron Stage:
12:00     Drs B-Boy Crew
12:30     BC Junior Talent Search
1:00     Zion Children
2:00     Kathara Dance Collective
3:00     Lebanese Cultural Presentation
4:00     Pat Chessel Band
5:00     Billie Woods
6:00     Sidney York
7:15     Zerbin
G & F Financial Community Stage:
11:00    Taoist Tai Chi Cemonstration
12:00    Taiwanese Canadian Culture Society
1:00     Jawani Girls Group
2:00     Indonesian Satoe
3:00     Inez Jasper
4:00     BEAR
5:00     Edgar Muenala
6:00     Coco Jafro
7:00     Jordan Klassen
Zumba lessons at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30
Bhangra lessons at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30
Safeway Celebrity Cooking Stage:
1:30     Travor Randle – Agriculture in the Classroom
2:30     SuperChefs Cookery for Kids with Guest Chefs Wally Buono & Giulio Varavatta
3:30     Chef Chuck Currie – White Spot Restaurants
4:30     SuperChefs Cookery for Kids with Chef Victor Bongo & Chef Andrew George
5:30     Chef Rick Takhar – Ashiana Tandoori Restaurant

This is a truly amazing event and I hope people get out and enjoy all there it to offer.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tommy Thumb is up on Soundcloud

So happy to be adding the songs from my finger rhymes cd to my soundcloud site. It will gradually become a resource for teachers and parents.

Childrens Rhymes, Simples Songs and Chants on YouTube

I have lots of children's finger rhymes, chants and singalong songs on my youtube channel, PamelaSunshineTV.  When you visit, click on subscribe and you will get updates when I post new songs etc.

I hope you enjoy this one. It is called Here is a Ball For Baby and is perfect for preschoolers and even Kindergarten/ Grade 1s.

SInging at Summer At Civic Square.

 Today I am singing at Civic Square in Burnaby along with Beth Southwell on accordian and djembe.

I have been performing at this event for several years and it is always a delight. I bring my instruments, spread out a blanket for the kids and the fun begins.  
Here is the information posted on their website about all the other activities they host in the summer at Civic Square, which is just behind/beside the Bob Prittie library.

Summer at Civic Square

Summer at Civic Square
Located beside Bob Prittie Library – Metrotown Branch at Kingsborough and McKay.
Civic Square comes alive with expanded playground activities, community art projects, outdoor movies and cultural programming.
At Bob Prittie Library Metrotown Branch drop-in for storytimes, children’s interactive displays and join our Summer Reading Club. For hours and info, call 604-436-5420 or visit
For square hours call 604-570-4000.

Outdoor Movies

Thursdays, August 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2013
Free Admission
    • August 8:    Hotel Transylvania (English)
    • August 15:  Love is Sin 白天的星星 (Mandarin with English subtitles)
    • August 22:  Lorax French (English subtitles)
    • August 29:  ET, with a pre movie video link of  Canadian NASA scientist Darlene Lim (English) 
Bring your own blanket and join us for an evening movie in the park (rain or shine). Title of movie to be announced closer to event. For more information, call 604-297-4572.

Activities at Civic Square

Our experienced leaders are at Civic Square this summer. We invite you and your children to drop by.
Begins July 2, 2013
Tu-Sa, 11am-5pm

Summer Sundays

Enjoy a variety of cultural performances, fun activities and crafts!
July 7-August 25, 2013
(except August 4)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The singing turtle told by Pamela sunshine

 This is a wonderful story called The Singing Turtle. I learned it from a wonderful book by Margaret Read MacDonald called Look Back and See: Twenty Lively Tales for Gentle Tellers It is my go to book for stories that children love.
Look Back And See: Twenty Lively Tales For Gentle Tellers
Yesterday on our last day of school I told the children the story, “Kanji-Jo, the Nestlings”  a Mende story about a mother bird who loses her babies when she is stolen away before they hatch. The children loved singing along with the song and being part of the story.

The same goes for this story, they love coming up with ideas for animals that the turtle can imitate in its song. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sally Go Round the Sun and Pamela Sunshine on Soundcloud

 After presenting a workshop on Singing Games at the ECEBC conference in May with my friend and colleague Loretta Jackson, I created a soundcloud page for Pamela Sunshine Music.
This is meant to become a resource for parents and Early Childhood Educators to hear songs, chants and singing games as well as Nursery Rhymes for children.

Eventually I would like to see the lyrics and instructions for all the songs up as well. It is a lot of work and will take some time to complete, so it is a work in progress, offered with love to all who wish to share it.
Here is one of the songs so far.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Presenting at the Early Childhood Education Conference in May.

I am preparing to leave for the ECEBC conference in Richmond, Celebrate the Essence of the Child and Champion a Better Future. Loretta and I are presenting a session on Singing Games, "Bluebird, Bluebird." :-) 

We will be presenting at 10:00 and sharing our philosophy about including singing games in your day with children. They are so important and bring so much to everyone who participates in them. 
We are also going to be singing and playing games with the participants.
I am setting up a soundcloud page to upload the songs from the games so everyone has a place to go and hear the melodies again. I often feel this is a problem with these kinds of workshops and we play the games together and then teachers go home and can't remember the rhymes or songs. So this is a great resource for us to share. 

We have a lovely sunny day for our drive to Richmond. We have know each other for many years and are currently doing our Master In Arts in Education together and I am happy we can be doing what we love today.

ECEBC’s 42nd Annual Conference: May 2 to 4, 2013
Celebrate the Essence of the Child and Champion a Better Future
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC