Vancouver launched its 125th anniversary celebration campaign last night, in conjunction with the opening night of the PuSh Festival. It was announced that the City has 125 events planned throughout the year which are being made possible by various levels of funding, including the grants that come with being a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2011. Aside from community events, workshops, lectures, history series and exhibits, there will be two major city festivals.
Date: Mid-afternoon and evening, April 6, 2011
Location: Jack Poole Plaza (Vancouver Convention Centre West)
The Olympic cauldron will be re-lit for Birthday Live which will celebrate with a free, fun-filled, family-friendly event that honours our cityâ€™s diversity, First Nations heritage and distinction as a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2011. The will include live music and entertainment, innovative visual art, childrenâ€™s activities and more. Vancouverâ€™s Mayor Gregor Robertson and other dignitaries will be on hand for official ceremonies including lighting the cauldron and cutting a big birthday cake.
Date: July 8-10, 2011
Location: Stanley Park
Summer Live will be a free, family-friendly, multi-day festival in Stanley Park. There will be a chance to explore First Nations heritage, participate in sporting events and demonstrations, dance, watch live music, experience local food, and more.