June 5, 2009

Join me in volunteering for Car-Free Day, June 14!

Car-Free Day 2008

Photo by Magalie L'Abbé on Flickr

I'm volunteering for the Main Street Car-Free Day, one of four locations in Vancouver having this rockin' street festival on Sunday, June 14. The event runs from noon to 8pm*, with 2 hours of set-up/take-down on either side. (*The other 3 locations end at 6pm.)

This will be an amazing day filled with people playing in the streets. From 12th to King Edward Avenues there will be: 7 music stages, local artisan vendors, street hockey, a skateboard ramp, a bmx ramp, graffiti walls, crazy bikes, story-telling, yoga, public art and dancing. Best of all people will bring their own fun. Last year there were over 25,000 people. With your help who knows how many will be playing in the streets this year!

150 volunteers are needed, so I'm pitching in early in the day before I go gallavanting around. Come help out with two hours of your time! Time slots available (you can pick more than one!) are:

10am–12pm / 12–2pm / 2–4pm
4–6pm / 6–8pm / 8–10pm

Two one-hour volunteer information sessions are being held:

Session #1: Saturday, June 6th, 2pm – 3pm at Mount Pleasant Community Centre
Session #2: Wednesday, June 10th, 7pm – 8pm at Mount Pleasant BIA on 3rd floor of the Heritage Hall

To sign up, email Joey at mainstreetvol@carfreevancouver.org with your availability for the day of, and which information session you will attend.

(This information is not on the website for some reason; I received it from an event organizer.)

You can also volunteer at any of the other three locations. See the Car-Free Day Vancouver website for more info on that and more. Check out this video from last year that will give you a sense of the crowd and flavour of each location if you haven't been before.

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