April 2019

Neighbourhood Cleanup Party

Saturday, April 27 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Convivial Cafe, 680 Leg-in-Boot Square

Help tidy the neighbourhood! Join others for a neighbourhood cleanup party starting at 10:00 am at Convivial Cafe. No need to RSVP, just show up.

Ocean Concrete 21st Annual Open House

Saturday, April 27 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Granville Island

Join Ocean Concrete as it opens its gates to the public for a day of family fun.

Image by fujitariuji

May 2019

May the 4th Be With You: Family Night

Saturday, May 4 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut St.

Come as your favourite Rebel or Empire character to this Star Wars dress-up night.

Jane’s Walk: False Creek South – Where it Came From,  Where it’s Going

Saturday, May 4 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Laurel Landbridge Park, 2275 Laurel St.

A walk through a great urban environment. It was built on the finest planning and architectural ideas of the 70’s (Jane Jacobs, Christopher Alexander and others). But with land leases ending in 15 to 20 years the future is up for grabs. Local residents are looking for ways of creating a future for this special place. Infill Development? Wholesale replacement? You will enjoy an engaging mobile discussion of one of Vancouver’s greatest neighbourhoods and will be asked to contribute your own ideas and stories. Read more here.

Jane’s Walk: Take Note – Sounds of False Creek South

Saturday, May 4 | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Olympic Village Station

Want to hear quirky stories about the notes at False Creek South? Join this well known storyteller enliven the walk with tales of the CPR whistle, the gurgle of heating pipes; the boom of Stamps Landing and Leg ‘n Boot Square where the sculptor Maskull Lasserre will talk about his Acoustic Anvil. Read more here.

Jane’s Walk: Urban Agriculture Around the Creek

Sunday, May 5 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Thornton Park, 1166 Main St.

With the increasing density and cost of living in inner-city Vancouver, is there still a place for community gardens or even urban farms? Should we be looking at other models of urban agriculture such as domestic micro-farming or indoor gardening? In this walk we will visit the inspiring project of Sole Food urban farm and understand its challenges to achieve both social and environmental goals. We will stop by 4 different community gardens at the Olympic Village and False Creek South, and discuss the various models of community/communal gardens and their place in the livelihood of the communities living in this area. Read more here.

Rain City Block Party

Saturday, May 11 | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

under the Cambie Bridge

Outdoor, free, and open to all ages.

Spot Prawn Festival 2019

Sunday, May 19 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf, 1505 West 1st Avenue

Image by Chef Blair Rasmussen, Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver International Children’s Festival

May 29 – June 4

Granville Island

Image by fujitariuji

The Transportation Future of False Creek South

May 30 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Creekview Housing Co-op

The transportation geometry of False Creek South is defined by three corridors: the Seawall to the north; the arterial to the south; and the roadways following the old railway path that serve local access, but not through passage for private vehicles. 

Jerry Dobrovolny, the Chief Engineer of the City of Vancouver, will offer his perspectives on the present and future of each of these corridors and their place within his vision for the future of transportation in Vancouver.   He will also discuss how processes for citizen involvement in planning for change might be improved. Register here.