Thank you Vancouver!

We would like to thank all of you for participating in and supporting Car Free Vancouver Day 2012! We thank you for your presence, for bringing merriment to the festivals, and for being so generous with your creativity, time, gifts-in-kind and other donations. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Car Free Vancouver Day on Main Street

Car Free Vancouver Day on Main Street. Photo credit: Steve Tannock

In particular, we would like to thank Doug and the team at City of Vancouver Cultural Services for their support with the Community and Neighbourhood Arts Development Program, Tree Brewing, The Still Brandworks, Colour Time Printing and Digital ImagingGuayaki Yerba Mate and Mills Basics for contributions supporting all 2012 festival sites. We also give thanks to the many organizations, businesses and individuals that supported individual festivals. You can find a complete list of these thank yous on the festival web pages: Commercial Drive, Kitsilano, Main Street and West End.

We hope you had a fantastic day on June 17th visiting the car-free festivals around the city. If you enjoyed Car Free Vancouver Day and would like to see it continue in the future, we strongly encourage you to tell the Mayor and Vancouver City Council (please send a copy of your messages to Car Free Vancouver Day is 100% volunteer organized and run. Your support, in the form of emails and letters to the City and donations to the Car Free Vancouver Society, have a huge impact and will help us bring back the festival next year.

We would love to hear from you if you want to see Car Free Vancouver Day in your neighbourhood next year or if you’re interested in joining the Car Free Vancouver Society’s organizing teams. Please contact us at:

Salsa Dancing on Commercial Drive

Salsa Dancing on Commercial Drive. Photo credit: Shannon LaBelle

Finally, a big thanks to all of you who snapped photos at our festival sites, and particularly to those of you who used a Creative Commons license that allows us to share your images. If you would like to show us your photos, we encourage you to join one or more of our Flickr groups:

Car Free Vancouver Day (all festivals)
Car Free Vancouver Day on Main Street
Car Free Vancouver Day in the West End

The Car Free Vancouver Society is active year-round so please keep in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

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