Arts and Culture
On March 17th, the City Of Vancouver granted cultural organizations, including the Vancouver International Children’s Festival and the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, more than $7 million in grants.
In all, over 171 organizations received operating, theatre rental and project grants.
The funds support music, dance, visual and media arts, film screenings, theatre, festivals, multi-media exhibits and more. Many of the organizations receiving grants participated in Vancouver’s 125th anniversary celebrations, showcasing the city’s vibrant and diverse arts and culture.
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Join us as we celebrate the City of Vancouver's 125th birthday on Wednesday, April 6th with a free, all-ages event at Jack Poole Plaza, site of the Olympic Cauldron.
Birthday Live will run from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and feature a fun-filled day of music, street hockey, video art, a dance party, and official ceremonies including a Coast Salish Witness Ceremony, speeches by Mayor Gregor Robertson and other dignitaries, Olympic Cauldron Lighting and a giant birthday cake.
You can even get a Sneak Peek at what it takes to make a cake for thousands of people at VCC the day before on April 5th.
Mayor Gregor Robertson kicked off this year’s YVRTwestival (Vancouver Twitter Festival) by revealing he is a recent convert to local company Invoke’s social media platform, Hootsuite. He described Vancouver’s technology scene as a ‘culture of innovation’ with significant local talents – he name dropped Hootsuite, Plenty of Fish, and Flickr as being examples of world-leading expertise.
A report coming to Vancouver City Council next Thursday recommends the City endorse the Canadian Soccer Association’s bid to host the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which would see the largest women’s sporting event in the world held in Vancouver along with six other cities in Canada.
“Vancouver is a great city for soccer, and hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup would be an exciting opportunity for sports fans in the city and across the country,” said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. “After the success of the 2010 Winter Games, and the Grey Cup and Major League Soccer coming soon, Vancouver is establishing itself as a top-notch sports town.