Saturday, June 14, 2008

Car Free and Beautiful

Sunday, June 15th is Car Free Vancouver Day, and the Carnival Band will be out in force. From 10am to 3pm, the band will be performing nearly non-stop along Commercial Drive. Look for us on rooftops, in trees, at nomination conventions, and of course in the street. In particular, we will be performing at the Parker Street stage from 2-3pm.

Car Free Day is an annual festival which this year fills four Vancouver neighborhoods: Commercial Drive, Kitsilano, the West End, and Main Street. Without the noise, smell, and safety hazards of cars, the people of the city are able to come out and greet one another in public space with performance, healing arts, and of course vibrant commerce.

From the festival website, these events were originally established as a way to protest the Gateway, a "highway-building megaproject which would bring thousands more cars into our neighbourhoods as well as destroying Burns Bog, valuable farmland, and the wildlife of our region." For more information see www.gatewaysucks.org

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