Today we're very excited to announce a select number of Sled Island 2022 special events, including comedy, film, art and a brand new block party in Ramsay!
Sled Island Comedy is back, live and in person for 2022, and we could not be more thrilled! Taking place June 23 - 25 at The Tea House (1213 1 St SW), this year's programming features Sled alum Jackie Pirico (Just For Laughs: All Access, CTV's The Stand Up Show, CBC's True Dating Stories), 2022 Juno nominee for Best Comedy Album of the Year, Hisham Kelati, Letterkenny writer Allie Pearse, Vancouver's Maddy Kelly (The Standup Show with Jon Dore, CBC’s The Debaters), Lethbridge legend Faris Hytiaa, hilarious local comedian Austin Lonneberg, and Calgary's Best Comedian winner Malik Elassal.
Sled Island passes grant access to these and all other Sled Island shows (subject to capacity), and are currently available at SledIsland.com and Lukes Drug Mart (112 4th St. NE). Single tickets go on sale this Friday, May 20 at 12pm MDT.
Sled Island's Ramsay Block Party is a fresh new take on our free, family-friendly, all-day extravaganza! This year's event will take place in Ramsay at the Lilydale Parking Lot (2126 Hurst Rd SE) running from 12 - 9pm on Saturday, June 25! The all-day party will feature live music from Chad VanGaalen, Julie Doiron, Living Hour and many more, PLUS free skateboarding from the Compound Mobile Skatepark, food trucks courtesy of The Curryer and Arepas Ranch, an art market featuring nvrlnd. artists, beer and other tasty beverages from our sponsors at Eighty-Eight and Dandy Brewing (including some specialty Sled Island collaboration beers yet to be announced), and much more!
Lots of this year's art programming can also be found at the location of our Ramsay Block Party, including NTH, an art showcase from Chad VanGaalen taking place just down the block at nvrlnd. boutique (1048 21 Ave SE) and a mural unveiling at the Lilydale Parking Lot. Also, be sure to check out our annual Sled Island Poster Show, running June 21 - 26 at I Love You Coffee Shop (348b 14 Ave SW).
Sled Island Film is one for the books this year, with Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over (followed by Q&A with the one and only Lydia Lunch) at the Globe Cinema (617 8 Avenue SW), Summer of Soul, the Oscar-winning debut documentary from Questlove, at the Plaza Theatre (1133 Kensington Rd NW ), and Femme Queen Chronicles, the pilot episode of Ahya Simone's comedic webseries, including a live artist talk and Q&A with Ahya herself, at The GRAND (608 1 St SW).Read More >>