Decorating the streets of Vancouver’s downtown core with beautiful floral art displays, the Fleurs de Villes ROSÉ trail (June 11-20, 2021) will feature over 50 pop-up installations in the heart of the city, created by Vancouver’s top florists.
Fleurs de Villes ROSÉ in Downtown Vancouver
10% of sponsorship fees from the global ROSÉ tour will support breast cancer research, through the Breast Cancer Society of Canada and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Fleurs de Villes ROSÉ will feature floral couture mannequins, giant floral hearts, flower bombed antique cars, phone booths bursting with blossoms, and elegant sculptures. The one-of-a-kind show will be freely open to the public, and visitors will be able to safely walk the self-guided exhibit while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
The Big Sisters BC Lower Mainland Spring Lunch is happening this Friday, June 4th! Enjoy a one-hour program sharing the impact of Big Sisters with insight from Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade; Kathy Kinloch, President of BCIT and Tamara Vrooman, President and CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority on mentorship and the future of their industries.
Big Sisters Spring Lunch 2021
When: Friday, June 4, 2021 from 11:45am to 1:00pm Where: Online Tickets: Available online now (lunch packages sold out)
Celebrate Big Sisters’ impact over the last 60 years! You can support Big Sisters while networking with Vancouver professionals who champion mentorship and female leadership in our community. This year, a panel of influential women who are thought leaders in their field will discuss how mentorship fosters resiliency.
Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade Anita is a highly visible advocate for Surrey businesses at all levels of government with a demonstrated history of evolving, reinvigorating and transforming civic, business & social organization industries.
Kathy Kinloch, President of BCIT Kathy is recognized for leading strategic organizational renewal by empowering people in complex environments and spearheading successful strategic change initiatives in the post-secondary, government and health care sectors.
Tamara Vrooman, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority Tamara is a transformational leader with a strong financial background who understands the intrinsic link between a strong and sustainable economy and a healthy community.
TraceyMcVicar will be the Panel Moderator and Charmaine Crooks will be the event MC.
With social pressures for girls and youths at an all-time high, mentoring matters now more than ever. Every spring at Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland, they celebrate the impact mentorship has on inspiring young, vulnerable girls to achieve more. If you are unable to make the event, consider making a donation directly to Big Sisters.
Follow Big Sisters on Facebook and Instagram #MentoringMatters #SpringLunch #BSBCLM for more information.
What do Township 7 Winery, the EcoDairy in Abbotsford, and Douglas Park in Langley have in common? They’re all locations for this summer’s Bard in the Valley – an outdoor, theatrical production! The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare Abridged by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield will take to the stage in all three locations for eight shows this summer.
Bard in the Valley 2021
Douglas Park (20550 Douglas Crescent, Langley City)
When: June 30 to July 3 at 7:00pm, July 4 at 2:00pm
Tickets: VIP under the tent & reserved seat for $25, regular tickets by donation (pre-register)
When: July 8-10 & July 15-17 at 7:00pm; July 11 & 18 at 2:00pm
EcoDairy (1356 Sumas Way, Abbotsford) July 23 & 24, 2021
When: July 23 & 24 at 7:00pm
Tip: Buckets will be available to pick blueberries in the fields. Nature’s Pickin’s will have a selection of snacks available.
For all locations, the venues open one hour in advance to arrive then to secure a great spot (unless you’ve booked VIP tickets already at Douglas Park). Seating/tickets are very limited.
The vision of Bard in the Valley is dedicated to the concept of offering quality productions that are both affordable and accessible to a wide audience, and to nurturing and promoting an enthusiasm for the works of Shakespeare. Since the group’s inception in 2009, BIV has presented a Shakespearean production every summer. More than 23,000 people have come to see performances. In addition, every year, Bard in the Valley offers youth theatre workshops for children between the ages of 11 and 15.
The Polygon Gallery presents Interior Infinite, a celebration of radical togetherness and unique self-expression, bringing together an international group of artists whose works span photography, video, performance, and sculpture. Predominantly featuring portraiture, with an emphasis on self-portraiture, Interior Infinite focuses on costume and masquerade as strategies for revealing, rather than concealing, identities.
Admission: By donation, & no appointments are required to view Interior Infinite.
Across these works, disguise functions as an unmasking, as artists construct their own images through adornment in order to visually represent embodied experience, memory, and understanding.
Artists: Lacie Burning, Nick Cave, Dana Claxton, Martine Gutierrez, Kris Lemsalu, Meryl McMaster, Zanele Muholi, Aïda Muluneh, Zak Ové, Skeena Reece, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Sin Wai Kin, Carrie Mae Weems, Zadie Xa.
Marking the first feature exhibition curated by The Polygon’s Assistant Curator Justin Ramsey, the group show explores carnivalesque expression as an act of resistance against the status quo.
“Whether through social media feeds or identity politics, we are constantly told that the ‘self’ is a true, immutable thing — this is a vast oversimplification,” says Ramsey. “Every single person is a work in progress, with the potential and the courage to change and be changed. Interior Infinite speaks to the capacity for an individual to break free of normative limitations that are defined by a white supremacist, male chauvinistic, heteronormative lens. The exhibition draws attention to the fact that these so-called norms are far from the lived experiences of many people, and that ‘the way things are’ can change with social imagination. We have collectively imagined our present injustices into being; we can just as easily imagine a better, fairer, more inclusive way forward.”
Interior Infinitetakes its title from Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin’s Rabelais and His World, which analyzed the power of folk traditions such as Carnival and the grotesque as methods of subversion through humour and chaos. These expressions tap into the full depth and dynamism of an individual, and serve as acts of resistance to erasure and refusal to be contained. Ramsey weaves together folk traditions with contemporary notions of play, costume, and performance to reveal the dynamic, subversive, and endless ways individuals express race, gender, and identity.
The Polygon has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. All exhibitions are planned in accordance with the Provincial Health Officer’s most recent order, including capacity restrictions, social distancing, mandatory mask wearing, and sanitization of high-frequency touch points.
Summer is on the way and this month we welcome virtual festivals, outdoor activities, and the hope that more events will be added to our calendars in the near future. June is National Indigenous History Month, recognizing the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in what is now known as Canada. Look for events and workshops on National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21 and beyond) and find more June events in Metro Vancouver below: