Yes, you can host your own neighbourhood block party this June 15th or 16th (we’re hoping to hold as many as possible on Saturday the 15th for greater impact). It’s easy! The following steps outline all you need to do.
Step 1 – Contact Us
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us in which block you’d like to hold your Block Party. If it happens that there’s already a party taking place in your block, we’ll put you in touch with the neighbours who are organising it. You can also check out the map at the bottom of this page for a current list of participating blocks.
Step 2 – Collect Signatures
If there isn’t a party on your block already, collect signatures from your neighbours in support of a party. It’s a great way to meet the people on your street and also invite them to the party! We require that you have approval from a majority of the households in the block before we can approve the street closure and send you barricades. Follow the link to the Kitsilano Block Party Sign-off form.
Try and find someone else from the block to help you with this — it’s more fun and it’s easier when you share responsibilities. Going door to door for signatures also gives you a chance to get contact information from new people who would like to help plan the party.
We suggest you write up a small notice that you can leave at homes where you couldn’t reach anyone. This notice should have info on the time and location of the block party, your contact info and a suggestion that they contact you to sign the form and join in the fun!
Step 3 – Block Party Application Form
Fill out the details of your block party on our on-line application form.
Step 4 – Send Us Your Competed Form
Once you have completed the on-line block party application form and gotten your neighbours to fill out the sign-off form, e-mail us and we`ll send you the address to mail/drop the signature form to, or the email to which you can send the scanned form. The city has put us in charge of the paperwork for all Kits block parties, so send all your forms to us no later than June 8th please!
IMPORTANT: We have to have your application and completed sign-off form or we can’t send you barricades to close the street or provide you with block party insurance!
Step 5 – Planning
Arrange to meet with your neighbours to plan the fun things you’d like to do for your block party. Check out Car Free Vancouver’s Kitsilano Block Party Festival Planning and Ideas Toolkit.
Step 6 – The Event
- Friday June 14th we will deliver your street closing barricades.
- Party days are Saturday and Sunday, June 15 & 16th! Set up your barricades and you’re ready to go.
- Barricades will be picked up later on Monday the 17th.
Get your application in early! The number of block parties may have to be limited. Once we’ve confirmed receipt of your application and put you on the barricade delivery list, you can carry on with the fun of planning what you want to do with your neighbours.
Block Party Map
For reference, view our map to see the 2012 Kitsilano Block Party locations.