Posted by: VPSN | February 15, 2010

Car Free Vancouver Festivals – looking for volunteers

This just in from the fine folks who have been putting on the Car Free Vancouver festivals over the past few years:

Car Free Vancouver Day 2010 will once again embrace our town in forward-looking fun and funkiness, on Sunday June 20th – Father’s Day.

Last year’s Car Free Day brought over 150,000 people out to play in the streets, and to change how they see their city. This year we hope to add more nodes and open more space for more people. This is a 100% volunteer organized event, with over 300 volunteers – and we need your input to make this magic happen.

Get involved, get creative, meet some awesome folks, and help co-create the city of your dreams. If you love Car Free Day, please consider stepping up to take a creative leadership role in this event.

Car-Free superstars, please step up now! You can contribute in whatever way turns you on, to whatever extent you feel able.

Some cool organizing opportunities (Pods) at each Fest may include:

  • core organizing
  • day-of logistics (barricades, eco-pod, setup, etc.)
  • volunteer coordination
  • volunteer support
  • community business liaison
  • street performers
  • vendors
  • non-profit organizations
  • street art
  • kids activities
  • donation collection
  • stage management
  • communications
  • graphics, promotion and merchandise
  • community outreach

AND MORE…join a Pod, head one up, or invent your own.

We have confirmed CFVD 2010 Fests on Commercial Drive, Main Street, the West End, and Kits. We’re open to more Fest nodes, so if you are interested in sparking one up in your area, get in touch – we have lots of experience, materials, and contacts to support you.

Hello all, it’s time to reclaim our streets! Just a reminder that the Car Free Commercial Crew will be meeting this Wednesday  Feb 17 – details here, as well as dates for upcoming meetings for Main Street and West End.

We’ll be contacting you soon down the road for day-of volunteer opportunities, and things like vending and performing…sit tight. These are primarily meetings to bring new organizers into the mix. So if you are interested and think you might like to step up to an organizing position in some capacity, come meet us and see what you think. This evolving movement thrives on experimentation and fun. We’d love to meet you and share ideas.

West End Car Free Mtg
tba, in a couple of weeks or so
Gordon Neighbourhood House, 1019 Broughton St.

Commercial Drive Car Free Mtg
Wednesday February 17th – 7pm-9pm
1707 Charles St. (enter through wooden side gate)

Main Street Car Free Mtg
Sunday March 7th from 2pm-3pm
#1 Kingsway (new Library): Room TBA

Kits will be doing a mosaic of block parties – for info or to get involved
contact Ross Moster:



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