The Yaletown Business Improvement Association has come up with the Made in Vancouver Street Festival which will take place February 13th until the 27th.
Aside from hosting LiveCity Yaletown, one of the city’s official Celebration Sites during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, Yaletown is also taking this opportunity to showcase its community.
The event will span about four days over two separate weekends and will not interfere with opening and closing ceremony festivities. The “pedestrian corridor” along Hamilton that will connect LiveCity Yaletown (at David Lam Park) and LiveCity Downtown (over on Cambie & Georgia) will host the Made in Vancouver Street Festival 12 hours each day.
The event will include three live entertainment stages, a fashion stage, hundreds of performers and the After Dark Parade which is presented by Coca-Cola (the 1000-1100 block of Hamilton will be closed 6:30pm – 8:30pm during the parade). Needless to say, you should leave the car at home and enjoy this festival on foot.
They will also have a bunch of promotional street teams handing out goodies such as Wrigleys Gum, Coke, Swiss Army Victorinox as well as Captain Condom who will be handing out Safe Sex packs.
Yaletown has also been installing flags on their sidewalks as a part of the international Flag Walk campaign (@FlagWalk on Twitter). As a side note, there is also a Flag Walk on South Granville you could actually connect the two walks.
The celebration of community spirit and of course the Olympics are not the only driving factor of the Made in Vancouver Festival as there is also a charitable component. The Canadian Cancer Society will be on site during the festival in support of the Pink Million Campaign.
Check out Yaletown’s website, blog, or Twitter for more information and updates closer to the event.