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Free Kids Workshop - Discover Chinese Instruments

Staff submitted The Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble and 2024 Juno-nominated singer Ginalina invites you on a cross-cultural adventure of songs and stories with the swirling sounds of ancient Chinese instruments, erhu, suona, and guzheng. , With a playful storyteller as your tour guide, children will be invited to make a new friend, take a pretend mountain train ride, and dance to the world-famous Jasmine Flower song! , Sing-alongs will be shared, special instruments will be plucked, and new languages will be spoken. , Discover Chinese Instruments by embarking on this cross-cultural journey with Ginalina and friends to celebrate the beauty of Canada’s diversity. Through music, stories and language, children will be entertained and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of different cultures. Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Places for People. Neighbourhoods: All of Vancouver. Audiences: All ages. Languages: English. Cantonese. Mandarin. Accessibility: Accessible venue and parking. Ticket price: Free. Registration website: www.chinesemusicvancouver.com/workshops. Buy tickets: www.chinesemusicvancouver.com/workshops. Organizer type: Community organization. Organizer name: Dkam Arts. Organizer website: www.chinesemusicvancouver.com/workshops. Organizer email: Vancouverchinesemusicensemble@gmail.com. Saturday, June 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Chinatown Storytelling Centre 168 W Pender St Vancouver, BC V6B, Canada.

Fleurs de Villes ARTISTE

Staff submitted From June 21 to 30, visit VanDusen Botanical Garden for Fleurs de Villes ARTISTE — a fresh floral celebration showcasing remarkable artists, crafted by some of Vancouver’s top floral talent. , Experience a fresh floral trail of 25 one-of-a-kind art-themed installations inspired by accomplished artists throughout history and Vancouver’s vibrant art scene. Watch floral demonstrations, learn gardening tips and enjoy botanical-inspired culinary talks every 90 minutes in the Jardin Tent. , On weekends, shop for blooms to take home from local florists at the fresh floral market. Don’t forget to vote on your favourite floral mannequin! This outdoor event takes place along the stunning Autumn Stroll at VanDusen Botanical Garden. , Savour tasty bites, hot beverages, and cocktails from Aperitivo Truck an Italian-inspired mobile bar and café while you’re at the event. Event type: Arts / film / exhibit. Campaign, project, or topic: Vandusen. Neighbourhoods: All of Vancouver. Audiences: All ages. Accessibility: Accessible venue and parking. Dietary accommodation. Sustainability: Bicycle parking. Near public transit. Water fountains. Zero waste / recycling stations. Ticket price: $0 - $26. Registration website: https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/fleurs-de-villes-at-vandusen-botanical-garden.aspx. Buy tickets: https://www.showpass.com/fleurs-de-villes-artiste/. Organizer type: Vancouver Park Board. Organizer name: VanDusen Botanical Garden. Friday, June 21, 2024 – Sunday, June 30, 2024. VanDusen Botanical Garden VanDusen Botanical Garden 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1, Canada.

Repair Cafe

Staff submitted SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation) in partnership with the City of Vancouver offers FREE community repair cafes. The more we can repair, the longer products stay in circulation. The longer products stay in circulation, the less waste we produce! , PLEASE NOTE: You may be encouraged to get involved in the physical repair of your item, along with the volunteer repairer, so that you are learning and empowered to repair some of your own items at home. , Book one free appointment time slot via the Eventbrite link below between 9:30am-1:30pm to receive in person repair help from our volunteer repairers. For more details about repair cafes, please use the link below to visit SPEC's website. Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Share, reuse, repair events. Neighbourhoods: All of Vancouver. Ticket price: Free. Registration website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/repair-cafe-west-end-community-centre-tickets-905130137607?aff=oddtdtcreator. Organizer type: Community organization. Organizer name: Society Promoting Environmental Conservation. Organizer website: https://spec.bc.ca/waste/repair-cafe/. Organizer email: repaircafe@spec.bc.ca. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM. West End Community Centre 870 Denman St Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8, Canada.

Free Swap

Staff submitted This free swap is part of the Hillcrest Summer Festival. There are three ways to participate in the free swap: (1) Swap it. Drop off 1-2 items for others to choose from and then pick out new-to-you items dropped off by others. (2) Donate it. Feel free to donate 1-2 items without taking home anything new. (3) Take it. Nothing to donate? No problem! Everyone is welcome to take items home – there are plenty of great finds to go around. General guidelines: Items will be accepted from 11:00am-2:30pm. Size – each item will fit in a regular size reusable bag – think grocery bag. Condition - in clean, good working order. Quantity - bring 1-2 items, take as many as you like. What to do when you arrive: Step 1 - If you have them, check-in your donated items with the event organizers. Step 2 - Browse the swap tables and select items you can use. Step 3 - Check-out your selected items with event organizers. , Please check our website linked below for accepted and not accepted… Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Share, reuse, repair events. Neighbourhoods: All of Vancouver. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer name: Solid Waste Programs. Organizer website: https://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/share-reuse-and-repair.aspx#:~:text=Have%20a%20small%20appliance%2C%20electronic,end%20up%20in%20the%20landfill. Organizer email: reduce.waste@vancouver.ca. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Free Swap 50 E 30th Ave Vancouver, BC V5V, Canada.

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

Staff submitted City Hall's flag will be at half-mast in honour of National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism. Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Flag observance. Neighbourhoods: All of Vancouver. Audiences: All ages. Languages: English. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer name: External Protocol. Sunday, June 23, 2024. City Hall Vancouver City Hall 453 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4, Canada.

Reuse and Recycling Drop-off Event

Staff submitted Bring your unwanted electronics, small appliances, clothing and more to our FREE Reuse and Recycling Drop-off event on Sunday, June 23rd, from 10am to 1pm at Hillcrest Community Centre overflow parking lot on the south side of Nat Bailey Stadium. For details and a list of accepted items please visit our webpage detailed below. Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Zero Waste Strategy. Neighbourhoods: All of Vancouver. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer name: Solid Waste Programs. Organizer website: https://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/zero-waste-drop-off-events.aspx. Organizer email: reduce.waste@vancouver.ca. Sunday, June 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Hillcrest Community Centre 4575 Clancy Loranger Way Vancouver, BC V5Y 2M4, Canada.

1770 W 12th Ave Q&A Period

Staff submitted The City of Vancouver has received an application to rezone the subject site from RM-3 (Residential) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 21-storey mixed-use rental building with a 6-storey podium and includes: 243 units with 20% of the floor area for below-market rental units; , Commercial space on the ground floor; , A floor space ratio (FSR) of 6.50; and , A building height of 66.7 m (219 ft). , , Read questions submitted by other residents and ask your own questions. City staff and the applicant team will aim to share an open response to your question within two business days. Event type: Public engagement. Neighbourhoods: Fairview. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer name: Rezoning Centre. Event website: https://www.shapeyourcity.ca/1770-w-12-ave. Wednesday, June 26, 2024 – Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

523-549 E 10th Avenue Q&A Period

Staff submitted A revised application was submitted following feedback from the community and staff review. The general form of development, childcare space, and number of units remains the same with revisions made to address coordination of plans and adjustments to the density, parking, and some design elements. Changes include: A floor space ratio (FSR) of 5.8; , A building height of 61.5 m (202 ft.) to top of residential parapet with additional height for mechanical equipment and elevator overrun; , 52 vehicle parking spaces and 336 bicycle spaces; , Revised shadow studies; and , Revised roof design. , , Read questions submitted by other residents and ask your own questions. City staff and the applicant team will aim to share an open response to your question within two business days. Event type: Public engagement. Neighbourhoods: Mount Pleasant. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer name: Rezoning Centre. Event website: https://www.shapeyourcity.ca/523-549-e-10-ave. Wednesday, June 26, 2024 – Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

2111 Main Q&A Period

Staff submitted The City of Vancouver has received an application to rezone the subject site from IC-1 (Industrial) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 24-storey and a 22-storey mixed-use rental buildings and includes: 446 units with 20% of the residential floor area for below-market rental units; , Commercial space on the ground floor; , Arts and cultural space; , A floor space ratio (FSR) of 9.93; and , A building height of 70.3 m (231 ft.) with additional height for rooftop amenity space. , , Read questions submitted by other residents and ask your own questions. City staff and the applicant team will aim to share an open response to your question within two business days. Event type: Public engagement. Neighbourhoods: Mount Pleasant. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer name: Rezoning Centre. Event website: https://www.shapeyourcity.ca/2111-main-st. Wednesday, July 3, 2024 – Tuesday, July 16, 2024.

45 E 16th Ave Q&A Period

Staff submitted The City of Vancouver has received an application to rezone the subject site from RM-4N (Residential) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 17-storey mixed-use rental building and includes: 145 units with 20% of the residential floor area for below-market rental units; , Commercial space on the ground floor; , A floor space ratio (FSR) of 6.80; and , A building height of 56.0 m (184 ft.). , Read questions submitted by other residents and ask your own questions. City staff and the applicant team will aim to share an open response to your question within two business days. Event type: Public engagement. Neighbourhoods: Mount Pleasant. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer name: Rezoning Centre. Event website: https://www.shapeyourcity.ca/45-e-16-ave. Wednesday, July 3, 2024 – Tuesday, July 16, 2024.

West End Community Clean up

Staff submitted Gordon Neighbourhood House (GNH) is proud to host West End Community Clean up events to bring together people who are passionate about keeping their community clean and beautiful. The program is driven by hundreds of dedicated volunteers of all ages who join Community Clean up events and contribute thousands of hours to keep the community clean and sustainable. The group of participants will gather at Gordon Neighbourhood House (1019 Broughton Street) and enjoy volunteering by dedicating a couple of hours outdoors to keep sidewalks and parks clean and sustainable. Events may include a free community barbeque, a free community hot breakfast, a chance for a free community vest or gift and may also engage or involve a partner or sponsor at the event. All participants must register for the event on Eventbrite prior to attending. On the day of the event volunteers are paired in twos and are equipped with all supplies and tools (this includes the route to cover, a garbage bag, pair of gloves and a child or adult… Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Cleanup party. Neighbourhoods: West End. Audiences: All ages. Ticket price: Free. Registration website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/west-end-community-clean-up-barbeque-or-breakfast-tickets-835911823767?aff=oddtdtcreator. Organizer type: Community organization. Organizer name: Gordon Neighbourhood House. Organizer website: https://gordonhouse.org/programs-2/the-clean-team/. Organizer phone: (604) 683-2554. Saturday, July 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Gordon Neighbourhood House 1019 Broughton St Vancouver, BC V6G 2A7, Canada.

Chinatown Cleanup

Staff submitted Join us for a litter cleanup in Chinatown on July 13th from 10:15am-12:15pm to keep the neighbourhood looking spectacular! , You can look for our table setup next to the Chinese Community Policing Centre on 44 E Pender St. Vancouver. , We will provide equipment such as gloves, litter pickers or tongs, and garbage bags, but you are also welcome to bring your own. You can sign up in the registration link below. If you have any troubles doing so and/or have additional inquiries, please send us an email. Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Cleanup party. Neighbourhoods: Downtown. Audiences: All ages. Sustainability: Near public transit. Ticket price: Free. Registration website: https://bttr.im/l75yo. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer name: Solid Waste Programs. Organizer email: cleanup@vancouver.ca. Saturday, July 13, 2024, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM. Chinese Community Policing Centre 44 E Pender St Vancouver, BC V6A 3V6, Canada.

Reuse and Recycling Drop-off Event

Staff submitted Bring your unwanted electronics, small appliances, clothing and more to our FREE Reuse and Recycling Drop-off event on Sat. July 27th, from 10am to 1pm at King George Secondary School parking lot. For details and a list of accepted items please visit our webpage detailed below. Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Zero Waste Strategy. Neighbourhoods: All of Vancouver. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer name: Solid Waste Programs. Organizer website: https://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/zero-waste-drop-off-events.aspx?utm_campaign=drop-off&utm_medium=Vanity&utm_source=drop-off_Vanity#redirect. Organizer email: reduce.waste@vancouver.ca. Saturday, July 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. King George Secondary School 1755 Barclay St Vancouver, BC V6G 1K6, Canada.

West End Community Clean up

Staff submitted Gordon Neighbourhood House (GNH) is proud to host West End Community Clean up events to bring together people who are passionate about keeping their community clean and beautiful. The program is driven by hundreds of dedicated volunteers of all ages who join Community Clean up events and contribute thousands of hours to keep the community clean and sustainable. , The group of participants will gather at Gordon Neighbourhood House (1019 Broughton Street) and enjoy volunteering by dedicating a couple of hours outdoors to keep sidewalks and parks clean and sustainable. Events may include a free community barbeque, a free community hot breakfast, a chance for a free community vest or gift and may also engage or involve a partner or sponsor at the event. , All participants must register for the event on Eventbrite prior to attending. On the day of the event volunteers are paired in twos and are equipped with all supplies and tools (this includes the route to cover, a garbage bag, pair of gloves and a… Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Cleanup party. Neighbourhoods: West End. Audiences: All ages. Ticket price: Free. Registration website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/west-end-community-clean-up-with-hot-breakfast-tickets-835912465687?aff=erelexpmlt. Organizer type: Community organization. Organizer name: Gordon Neighbourhood House. Organizer website: https://gordonhouse.org/programs-2/the-clean-team/. Organizer email: welcome@gordonhouse.org. Organizer phone: (604) 683-2554. Saturday, August 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Gordon Neighbourhood House 1019 Broughton St Vancouver, BC V6G 2A7, Canada.

Free Swap

Staff submitted There are three ways to participate in the free swap: (1) Swap it. Drop off items for others to choose from and then pick out new-to-you items dropped off by others. (2) Donate it. Feel free to donate items without taking home anything new. (3) Take it. Nothing to donate? No problem! Everyone is welcome to take items home – there are plenty of great finds to go around. General guidelines: Items will be accepted from 10am-12:30pm. Size – each item will fit in a regular size reusable bag – think grocery bag. Condition - in clean, good working order. Quantity - bring 1-2 items, take as many as you like. What to do when you arrive: Step 1 - If you have them, check-in your donated items with the event organizers. Step 2 - Browse the swap tables and select items you can use. Step 3 - Check-out your selected items with event organizers. Please check our website linked below for accepted and not accepted items. This event is being held in conjunction with the Reuse & Recycling Drop-off event at… Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Share, reuse, repair events. Neighbourhoods: All of Vancouver. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer name: Solid Waste Programs. Organizer website: https://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/share-reuse-and-repair.aspx#:~:text=Have%20a%20small%20appliance%2C%20electronic,end%20up%20in%20the%20landfill. Organizer email: reduce.waste@vancouver.ca. Saturday, August 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Magee Secondary School parking lot 6360 Maple St Vancouver, BC V6M 4M2, Canada.

Reuse and Recycling Drop-off Event

Staff submitted Bring your unwanted electronics, small appliances, clothing and more to our FREE Reuse and Recycling Drop-off event on Saturday, Aug. 24th from 10am to 1pm at Magee Secondary School parking lot. For details and a list of accepted items please visit our webpage detailed below. Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Zero Waste Strategy. Neighbourhoods: All of Vancouver. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer name: Solid Waste Programs. Organizer website: https://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/zero-waste-drop-off-events.aspx. Organizer email: reduce.waste@vancouver.ca. Saturday, August 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Magee Secondary School 6360 Maple St Vancouver, BC V6M 4M2, Canada.

International Overdose Awareness

Staff submitted City Hall's flag will be at half-mast in honour of International Overdose Awareness. Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Flag observance. Neighbourhoods: All of Vancouver. Audiences: All ages. Languages: English. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer name: External Protocol. Saturday, August 31, 2024. City Hall Vancouver City Hall 453 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4, Canada.

West End Community Clean up

Staff submitted Gordon Neighbourhood House (GNH) is proud to host West End Community Clean up events to bring together people who are passionate about keeping their community clean and beautiful. The program is driven by hundreds of dedicated volunteers of all ages who join Community Clean up events and contribute thousands of hours to keep the community clean and sustainable. , The group of participants will gather at Gordon Neighbourhood House (1019 Broughton Street) and enjoy volunteering by dedicating a couple of hours outdoors to keep sidewalks and parks clean and sustainable. Events may include a free community barbeque, a free community hot breakfast, a chance for a free community vest or gift and may also engage or involve a partner or sponsor at the event. , All participants must register for the event on Eventbrite prior to attending. On the day of the event volunteers are paired in twos and are equipped with all supplies and tools (this includes the route to cover, a garbage bag, pair of gloves and a… Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Cleanup party. Neighbourhoods: West End. Audiences: All ages. Ticket price: Free. Registration website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/west-end-community-clean-up-with-hot-breakfast-tickets-835914501777?aff=erelexpmlt. Organizer type: Community organization. Organizer name: Gordon Neighbourhood House. Organizer website: https://gordonhouse.org/programs-2/the-clean-team/. Organizer email: welcome@gordonhouse.org. Organizer phone: (604) 683-2554. Saturday, September 7, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Gordon Neighbourhood House 1019 Broughton St Vancouver, BC V6G 2A7, Canada.

Free Swap

Staff submitted There are three ways to participate in the free swap: (1) Swap it. Drop off 1-2 items for others to choose from and then pick out new-to-you items dropped off by others. (2) Donate it. Feel free to donate 1-2 items without taking home anything new. (3) Take it. Nothing to donate? No problem! Everyone is welcome to take items home – there are plenty of great finds to go around. , General guidelines: Items will be accepted from 11:00am-1:00pm. Size – each item will fit in a regular size reusable bag – think grocery bag. Condition - in clean, good working order. Quantity - bring 1-2 items, take as many as you like. , What to do when you arrive: Step 1 - If you have them, check-in your donated items with the event organizers. Step 2 - Browse the swap tables and select items you can use. Step 3 - Check-out your selected items with event organizers. , Please check our website linked below for accepted and not accepted items. Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Share, reuse, repair events. Neighbourhoods: All of Vancouver. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer name: Solid Waste Programs. Organizer website: https://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/share-reuse-and-repair.aspx#:~:text=Have%20a%20small%20appliance%2C%20electronic,end%20up%20in%20the%20landfill. Organizer email: reduce.waste@vancouver.ca. Saturday, September 7, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. VPL Fraserview Branch 1950 Argyle Dr Vancouver, BC V5P 2A8, Canada.

Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day

Staff submitted Citywide, flags will be at half-mast in honour of Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day. Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Flag observance. Neighbourhoods: All of Vancouver. Audiences: All ages. Languages: English. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer name: External Protocol. Sunday, September 8, 2024. Citywide Vancouver.