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Fiesta With Flamenco Music & Dance In Grandview Park Sunday, July 22nd

18 Jul

acoustic-guitar-art-artistic-TimMossholder.jpgThis Sunday, July 22nd, you are invited to Grandview Park to enjoy flamenco music and dance. If you have not experienced this, you are truly missing out.  Flamenco is an “art form based on the folkloric music traditions of Southern Spain”.  The music, the rhythm, the passion, the focus, the songs, it’s filled with emotion and life experience, truly something to see and hear . This Sunday you are invited to bring your blanket and picnic and sit back and enjoy this free event. Event happens between 2:00 and 4:00 pm and is brought to you by the Britannia Artist Grant Program.

Photo Credit: Tim Mossholder

Free Daily Yoga At Dude Chilling Park

16 Jun

YogaYoga instructor Solomon Montijo, along with ten other teachers, hosts free classes daily at 10 am and 6 pm in Dude Chilling Park also known as Guelph Park, 2390 Brunswick Street.  If you want to participate, simply bring:

>  water bottle
>  yoga mat
>  towel or blanket

Solomon encourages people to donate if they can afford it, but it’s not required to attend. Everyone is welcome. As it is International Yoga Day this Sunday June 21st, there will be a special yoga class and potluck. The day begins with a regularly scheduled hatha yoga class at 10:00 am to 11:15 am. At 11:30 am there will be a Super Special Yoga Day Class including asana, pranayama, meditation and deep relaxation which runs till 1:00 pm. After that, the potluck begins. The regularly scheduled hatha yoga class happens at 6:00 to 7:15 pm.  For more information on yoga in Dude Chilling Park and the upcoming picnic, visit their Facebook page for more details.

Photo Credit: Gabriella Fabbri

100 In 1 Day – Global Festival of Civic Engagement Comes to Vancouver June 6th

4 Jun

100In1DayYVR100 in 1 Day is happening in Vancouver this Saturday, June 6th. The idea is to bring hundreds of people together on ONE day and each take one small action to improve their city. This is in fact a global festival of civic engagement returning to Metro Vancouver for its second year.  Organizers are encouraging small initiatives to spark change. Everyone is invited to come out and participate. And really, the beginning of any journey, just takes that first step, then another and so on.  We’ve set out a listing of the events happening in East Vancouver, but if you’d like to see the full listing of events, visit 100 In 1 Day Vancouver.

ProVibers People’s Picnic – Victoria Park

This event is hosted by the ProVibers. They would like to see a happy and more connected Vancouver so they are hosting a community potluck in Victoria Park from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Saturday, June 6th.   You are invited to bring food for the potluck, music, games and an openness to meet new people. Their aim is to build community connections in our neighbourhood.

Britannia School Garden Salad Picnic – Britannia School Garden

This event is hosted by the Grandview Woodland Food Connection. Organizers of this event would like people to experience the magic of eating fresh healthy food picked straight from the garden. Organizers invite community residents to come and enjoy the simplicity of eating a freshly picked salad together.  The site is the beautiful Britannia School Garden which is abundant with fresh greens. You will pick veggies for a salad, prepare a healthy salad dressing and savor the taste of eating a fresh salad. While doing this, you will  meet people in your community who are passionate about urban sustainability.  This event begins at 1:00 pm and runs till 3:00 pm on June 6th.  All you need bring if you wish, is a picnic blanket, the rest is provided.

Stories of East Van – Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House

This event is hosted by Christine Nguyen and Eimon Yin. They are looking to connect spaces and people in the Kensington-Cedar Cottage community.  They will be hosting a one hour walking tour highlight the diversity of history, culture and interesting stories that abound in the very places we live and play but often forget to appreciate. There will be two tours offered. One begins in front of Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House at 9:00 am.  The second tour starts at the SouthEast corner of East Broadway & Victoria Drive at 10:30 a.m. As each tour has limited spaces available, you are asked to sign up at Eventbrite.

Love and Letters in the Library Lounge – Kensington Library

This event is hosted by Sarah Green. What do you love about your city, community or neighbours? You are invited to come hang out  and through conversation or typewritten notes share information about your community.  At this event, you will be seated in a mini-lounge where people can come and relax, sit for a moment and maybe meet a neighbor. You will be invited to use a typewriter or write a short love note about your current or future community.  Sarah hopes to highlight where people find value in their surroundings, build connections and share information.

“Every journey starts with a single step.” – Confucius

Trout Lake Day Sunday June 23rd

22 Jun


You are invited to an afternoon picnic at Trout Lake in John Hendry Park this Sunday, June 23rd . The event being presented by the Grandview Community Centre Association is asking that you wear your light and bright summer colors, or an animal or superhero costume, should you have one handy.  You bring the picnic and blanket and they will provide the live music, theatre and dance.  Live music gets under way at 2:00 p.m.  At 2:30, 3:00 and 3:30 there will be Theatrical Bird Watching Tours on the East side of Trout Lake.  At 4:00 p.m., there will be a Hands Around The Lake where they will endeavor to set a world record of people holding hands around a lake.  At 5:00 p.m. there be cake!   Music and performances go until 6:00 p.m. and include The Ladies in White, Barefoot Bandits and Massive Bluegrass Jam. Come out and enjoy this great community event.

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