Car Free Day will also take place in Comox Valley on June 17/Father’s Day this year! All the details are on Facebook and the Imagine Comox Valley website. Have fun if you’ll be in downtown Cumberland or Courtenay in mid-June!
Did you miss the fun last year? Did you miss the opportunity to be part of an event that brought your friends and neighbours out to experience our community spaces from a unique and memorable perspective? Or were you there and want to have at it again?
This year on Saturday June 16th in Kitsilano and Sunday June 17th (Father’s Day) at all locations, you and your next door neighbours are going to help us transform your neighbourhoods into a brilliant carnival! Bring your ideas, bring your friends, bring your family and participate in this year’s celebration.
Join our creative team this year as a vendor, a performer or a volunteer and be part of something amazing! Simply choose the neighbourhood you’re interested in from the menu above and fill out the appropriate registration form. We’re looking forward to another year of new and old faces working towards a Car Free world and are excited to be only a few months away!
Car Free Vancouver Society is happy to present Car Free Day 2012!
On Sunday, June 17th, 2012, you can bring your family, friends and neighbours to your local festival. Heck, you can organize your own neighbourhood festival with our help!
If you would like to participate at one of our festivals this year, keep your eyes peeled for our call-out in mid-February. We will be sending out our February newsletter soon with all the details.
The 2011 Car Free Society Annual General Meeting was held on November 22nd and Rhizome Cafe. There was a great turnout with lots of faces, new and old, eager to get involved and help with next year’s Car Free Day.
The meeting minutes are posted below for everybody to review. You can also download the minutes here [PDF, 733KB]. Continue reading
It’s a lot of fun, you’ll meet some cool folks, build community and put on a great party. And really, we can’t emphasize this enough: it won’t be too much work if you get enough help and organize it right. For real! Throwing a festival is really pretty easy and certainly you can do it.
Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you through the entire process of setting up your own Car Free Day. Our experienced organizers can guide you through each step – everything from gathering volunteers to contacting local merchants and getting city permits.
So you enjoy community festivals? You attend Car Free Vancouver Day? You have opinions about what Vancouver should look and feel like?
Then don’t forget to get out and vote! Remind your friends, family and co-workers to do so too. You can go here for some quick and easy facts about the upcoming election on November 19th, 2011.
There’s even a handy iPhone app available for download.
See you at the polls!
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Hurray for Car Free Day!
To-date Car Free Vancouver Society (CFVS) has organized 21 fun filled, incident free, community bolstering festivals, showing Vancouver and other cities around the world that where you have less cars, you have more community!
Many of our 250,000 participants wrote glowing letters to City Council expressing their appreciation for the work we do. We are excited to continue to volunteer our time to bring you more festivals and other tantalizing projects in the future.
We would like to invite anyone out there who is interested in our work to attend our catered AGM onTuesday, November 22nd at Rhizome Cafe.
Vegetarian friendly food will be served, and the kitchen and bar will both be open for any requests.
Come and learn a bit about our history, how this year went for us, and what our goals for the future are. You will have the chance to join one of our sub-committees, join our society and vote for a new board.
We are excited to have new folks join our crew, especially (but not limited to) those of you with a particular interest or strengths in the following areas:
- networking with community (outreach, social media, visioning)
- communication and finances (grant writing and lobby work)
- interweb fun (design, ideas, efficiency)
- event organizing (help organize the CFD festivals)
Pass this on to your friends and networks. The more the merrier!