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East Van Garden Tour Returns June 18, 2023

1 May

If you love gardening and are looking to get inspired by checking out the creative projects gardeners have undertaken in East Van, you will want to grab your ticket(s) for the upcoming East Van Garden Tour. This is a self-guided tour that happens Sunday, June 18th between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. This is a great way to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon.

The East Van Garden Tour is a fundraiser for the volunteer group Britannia Neighbours. All proceeds from ticket sales go towards maintaining the Napier Square Greenway at Napier & Commercial Drive. Once you’ve secured your spot for the garden tour, show up on June 18th at Figaro’s Garden Centre the morning of the event and obtain your map. After that you head off to tour the gardens map in hand at your leisure until 4:00 pm. Stop for coffee before, during or after and go at your own pace.

To purchase tickets, you have 3 options:

  1. Online through Eventbrite;
  2. Drop in at Figaro’s Garden Centre, 1896 Victoria Drive (at 3rd Avenue) cash only purchase;
  3. Call Britannia Community Services Centre, 1661 Napier Street, in person or by phone 604-718-5800.

Tickets are $20 each.  Note: People who attend the tour will also get a one-time discount 15% discount at at Figaro’s Garden Centre starting on the day of the tour until July 1st. This is a very walkable tour, but it is not wheelchair accessible and pets are not allowed. This event does sell out thus if interested, we do recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

East FEAST Call To Artists: Micro Funding Event Supporting Local Artists

27 Feb


East FEAST  (Funding Emerging Artists through Sustainable Tactics) is a micro-funding event that supports artists living and working in the neighbourhoods of Grandview-Woodland and Strathcona. East FEAST relies on community engagement to be successful.

East FEAST hosts a community meal that raises funds through ticket sales to the event which in turn directly funds an artist or artist group. Community members will be invited to participate by attending a meal in support of local artists. The FEAST is scheduled for June 28, 2015  2-4 pm.  Those who attend will enjoy food specifically created and prepared for the event by a local chef/caterer as well as entertainment. You will also have the opportunity to meet and listen to 3 artists each of whom will make a 5-7 minute presentation during the event.  At the end of the FEAST, attendees will vote on which artist they would like to see funded.  The chosen artist will receive a grant from the funds raised by the event ticket sales of up to $1000.

What they are looking for now is local artists to apply to participate in East FEAST.  Applicants must work or live in Grandview-Woodlands or Strathcona community. Also, proposed projects must take place in Grandview-Woodland and Strathcona neighbourhoods.  One artist will receive funding of $1,000 and honorariums of $100 will be presented to the two semi-finalists. Are you a local artist with a great idea for a project in the specified areas?  Why not apply for a grant.  To learn more about the specific requirements for artists, visit East FEAST or email questions to eastfeastvancouver@gmail.com. Submissions will be accepted to April 30, 2015.


Free Outdoor Movie At Britannia Oval Saturday, June 22, 2013

20 Jun


Britannia Community Services Centre, 1661 Napier Street,  presents an outdoor movie event this Saturday, June 22, 2013.  They will be showing Oz the Great and Powerful on a 40 foot screen at the Britannia Oval beginning at dusk (about 9:00 p.m.). There will be some munchies available from vendors and some pre-movie activities starting at 7:00 p.m. Bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy the show. What a great way to kick off the beginning of summer which becomes official on June 21st!

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