Volunteer for Car Free Vancouver Day

Car Free Vancouver Day is only a month away! The festivities take place on Saturday June 16th (Kitsilano) and Sunday June 17th/Father’s Day (Commercial Drive, Main Street, West End and Kitsilano). We need wonderful people like you to help us turn our streets into bustling car free community festivals! We need *many* core organizers and day-of volunteers. Please visit our festival web pages to sign up as a volunteer and to find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood:

Commercial Drive

Main Street

West End (Denman Street)


Car Free Vancouver Day is a genuinely grassroots event. We have no sponsors, only supporters like you and your neighbours. We’re actively looking for donations and all you need to do is hit the donate button on the right.

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Car Free Sunday in Comox Valley

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!

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Car Free Vancouver Day 2012

This year on Saturday June 16th (Kitsilano) and Sunday June 17th/Father’s Day (Commercial Drive, Main Street, West End & Kitsilano), you and your neighbours are going to help us transform your communities into an amazing car free carnival! Find out how you can get involved as a volunteer, performer or vendor at the festival sites.

Visit our festival site web pages to see what’s happening in your neighbourhood and to learn how you can be part of this year’s celebration:

Commercial Drive

Main Street

West End (Denman Street)


If you want to support this year’s festival and don’t have time to volunteer please click the Donate button to help us with our work. If you own a car, leave it at home one day and donate to us what you save on gas and parking!

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Join the Car Free Vancouver Team this Year

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!

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Car Free Day 2012

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.


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2011 Car Free Society AGM Minutes

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

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Start a Car Free Day in Your Community

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 info@carfreevancouver.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.

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Don't Forget to Vote

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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On Bicycles

50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life

Editor Amy Walker has been at the forefront of the utility cycling trend as co-founder of Momentum magazine, which chronicles and inspires urban bike culture and transportation cycling. In On Bicycles, she gathers a wide-ranging group of cycling writers to explore the ways that biking can change, and is changing, people’s lives. From utility bikes that are becoming the primary mode of transportation for entire families to the artistic creations of freak bike riders, On Bicycles has something for everyone who has ever ridden a bike.

For more information, visit www.onbicycles.com

On Bicycles

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Invitation to our Annual General Meeting

Invitation to our Annual General Meeting

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.

RSVP on Facebook

Vegetarian friendly food will be served, and the kitchen and bar will both be open for any requests.

Rhizome Cafe

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!

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