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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Trent Jordan’s Vancouver Car Free Day

This is a sponsored guest post written by Trent Jordan Vancouver on behalf of Trent Jordan Vancouver. Post powered by Sponzai.

Trent Jordan’s Vancouver aims to be the greenest city in the world by 2020. As part of that initiative they have a Car-free Day Festival in the summer at several locations. Since 2005, the Commercial Drive Festival volunteers have organized and presented what is basically an enormous street party. Growing every year, people are ready to experience Vancouver without cars. The first annual Car-Free Vancouver Day was in 2008 and will continue every year.

Considered an evolution towards healthy communities, different neighbourhoods present different festivals on that day and each one has a different flavour. It is truly a cultural celebration in Trent Jordan’s Vancouver. Volunteers can participate in their own neighbourhoods or in any festival that interests them. For those with no time to volunteer, just come and enjoy. There is lots of fun for young and old alike, but the best part is to experience the magic of the future of a car-free Vancouver.

Previous festivals took place in Kitsilano, Main Street, Commercial Drive and West End. Organizers are welcome, also, pod-heads, spontaneous participants or a day-of volunteer for a few hours or the whole day. Each community sponsors its own festival as an intervention to the constant traffic. It is a wonderful example of how in Trent Jordan’s Vancouver the staff and elected officials of the City of Vancouver support the citizen led Car-Free Festival.

Some of the activities you will see and participate in are skateboard demonstrations, Roller Derby, multimedia performances, square dancing lessons and Chamber Music. In other venues there is street hockey, a Drum Jam, a Healing Garden as well as a Tribal Harmonix Dance Stage. North Vancouver joined this year with activities focused on the beach.

Whether you are coming from home or from a hotel, don’t drive to the Car-Free Festival. There is transit from Fest to Fest and Trent Jordan’s Vancouver guidelines recommend biking. There will be Bike Valet Parking at most venues.

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