Monthly Archives: June 2015

Say it with Paint

On June 6, 2015, hundreds of Vancouverites united in conducting acts of “urban intervention”—small actions to improve our city and foster a sense of community.

Led by the organization 100in1Day Vancouver, an urban intervention is a fun, inclusive way to focus on the role of people and public space, and demonstrate the capacity we all have in creating a better city. It’s like a community flashmob that raises awareness of urban and social issues.

Our favourite is the display by this group in their effort to motivate people to consider a new approach to an old problem.

100in1day1-599x250The parking space … was promised to be a city park for the local community. We want to emphasize the ability of this space to contain activities and want to invite passers by to answer a critical non-provoking question. They can answer this question by shooting a paint-ball at the right field on a white canvas.

At the end of the day they had an expressive painting produced by local participants, and stimulated a bit of discussion.

Plaza of Nations Saturday Market

This summer the Plaza of Nations will be transformed into an outdoor marketplace, complete with food trucks, craft beer, and local bands.

The Plaza of Nations Saturday Concerts and Food Truck Festival is being launched by the Northshore Green Markets, the team behind Shipyards Night Market, which takes place Friday nights in summertime in North Vancouver.

When: Every Saturday from June 20 to September 12, 2015 (5 to 10 p.m.)
Where: Plaza of Nations, 750 Pacific Boulevard

Shipyards Friday Night Market on the North Shore

Shipyards Friday Night Market on the North Shore