ANNUAL WINDLESS KITE FESTIVAL
Indoor Kite Flying Competition and Performances
January 17-18 2015
Featured Flyer-Mario Di Lucca
Times & Admission
Astounding performances will happen both Saturday and Sunday from about 10:30 AM to 4:00PM. Even watching the practices and teaching events is exciting. Admission is by donation as you enter and entrance to the gym is after each group or individual finishes their event. The whole thing is two full days of FUN!
Mario Di Lucca , originally from Argentina, lives in Victoria, BC. He has been flying kites longer than he can remember, but seriously for fun since 2003. Mario has competed in precision and ballet, at experienced and masters levels, in each of the individual, pairs and team categories at events organized by the Northwest Sport Kite League. He flies outdoors and indoors, using a diverse array of single, dual and quad line stunt kites.
His latest passion is kite building in which he proudly achieved first places in the Apprentice and Journeyman Handcrafted competition at the Washington State International Kite Festival since 2012. Mario’s favorite entertainment is Revolution Kites team flying. He is one of the core member/founders of Team Island Quad, and also formed a pairs team with Terry Wiggill called Quad Amigos. Since 2009, both teams have performed synchronized choreographic routines at several kite festivals throughout BC, Saskatchewan, Washington, Oregon and New Jersey.
Long Beach School Gymnasium | Washington and 4th St South | Long Beach, WA 98631
Photos from 2014
Thanks, Matt Cyphert!
President’s Day Weekend
Beamguard Kite Making Workshop
February 14, 15, 16 (Saturday Through Monday) 2015
The President’s Day Weekend kite making class taught by Rod Beamguard will offer a chance to build the Not A Peter Lynn kite, another design by John Freeman. Standing 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide, this kite makes a statement in the sky! It is a wonderful flyer and can handle almost any wind. Very easy to assemble, this kite will allow an opportunity for appliqué work and a variety of color combinations.
For registration or information please contact Rod Beamguard at email@example.com or (360) 989-0242.
Asian New Year Celebration
February 20– March 5 2015
Friday and Saturday, February 20th and 21st is the opening celebration for the 2015 Year of the Sheep.
The exhibit enhancement will continue into the first part of March. Part of it will show the giant kite culture of approximately nine different communities. To give you a sense of the size of these kites, some need over 100 men to launch them and often 2 ½ gallons of glue are used to hold them together.
Folding origami cranes for good luck, making kites, symbols of kite decoration and a special section on the last Edo kite maker in Tokyo will continue after the opening weekend.
DON’T MISS THIS SPRING BREAK – FAMILY FUN
World Kit Museum Long Beach, Washington
From March 22nd to April 20th, the World Kite Museum has special events for every age member of your family. First of all there is the Museum Mystery Detective Game. All of you can search for and contribute answers. For being good Museum Detectives, you will get coupons for “free” things from local merchants, such as The Bead Shop, Boardwalk Quilts, Cottage Bakery, Dennis Company, The Picture Attic, Time Enough Books, and others.
Also while you are in the Museum, there are hands on things to do. Here are a few:
• Put together tetrahedrons like Alexander Graham Bell did.
• Fold a flying origami crane for good luck.
• See people of India flying kites from their roofs.
• And the last thing is making a kite you can take with you.
Open every day – 11:00 to 5:00
Admission: $5 for adults; $4 over 60; $3 children 3-16
WORLD KITE MUSEUM
303 Sid Snyder Dr – Long Beach, WA
Celebrate Hometown Tourism Day! Saturday September 27th.
Saturday & Sunday October 11 & 12, 2014
…and always the second Sunday in October…
One Sky, One World – Long Beach, WA
One Sky, One World – Miriam Schaffler,
a regular at One Sky, One World,
shows off a ‘Lady Kite Flyer’ kite.
In 1986 during the cold war, Jane Parker-Ambrose traveled to Russia in hopes of presenting a three-foot diamond kite featuring the American and Soviet flags on each side of the globe. In Moscow Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space and the president of the Soviet Women’s Peace Committee received this kite as a symbol of efforts worldwide for peace and understanding.
This was the beginning of this annual kite-flying event celebrated not only in Long Beach but all over the globe.
This is the 28th year of One Sky, One World. You can fly your kite anywhere and can post your image on our Facebook page with a comment.
Here is an interview with Jane Parker-Ambrose, discussing the origins of the annual One Sky One World Kite Fly for Peace
Other questions? Call 360-642-4020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
One Sky One World, International Kite Fly for Peace is held the second Sunday of October annually, around the globe.