Hey Ocean! to headline CapFest

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NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is excited to announce that Juno-nominated pop trio Hey Ocean! will headline its 50th anniversary celebration, CapFest, on Saturday, September 22.

Fresh from playing the Skookum Festival in Vancouver and the Rifflandia music festival in Victoria, Hey Ocean! will close out CapFest with their signature west coast pop.

Hailing from Vancouver, Hey Ocean! have become much-loved across Canada for their authentic, skilled and eclectic approach to indie pop. Their new album, "The Hurt Of Happiness" marks their 14th year together.

Hey Ocean! are lead vocalist Ashleigh Ball, lead guitarist David Beckingham and bassist David Vertesi.

The two Davids are no strangers CapU. Both are alum.

"We both have great memories of studying at CapU," says Vertesi. "We are happy to be helping the University celebrate its 50th anniversary."

Hey Ocean! will star on one of five stages at CapFest, animating the campus from 2–9 p.m., with Hey Ocean! taking the stage at 8 p.m. Other highlights include cuddling puppies at an experience fair, dancing to DJ O Show at an Indigenous festival, soaking in jazz in the forest, relaxing at the family-friendly beer garden and refueling with the choice of fare from more than a dozen food trucks.

"We are proud of our longstanding history on the North Shore, not to mention the Sea-to-Sky corridor and the Sunshine Coast," says Capilano University President Paul Dangerfield. "Before we embark on our next 50 years, we want to mark this momentous moment with the community we serve."

Admission to CapFest (capilanou.ca/capfest) is free of charge and the first 500 people to arrive by bicycle or transit will receive a gift!

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.

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

Cheryl Rossi  
Senior Communications Officer  
Capilano University  
t: 604 983 7596  
c: 778 879 7119  
e: cherylrossi@capilanou.ca
www.capilanou.ca

Submitted by: Cheryl Rossi