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I'm wondering if anyone might plan on attending this event and wants to be part of a train (or vehicle) convoy or Village Vancouver contingency. I'd also like to create some story-telling and information sharing opportunities in Vancouver upon return. Please send me a message if interested (Brian Osterlin)
From the website:
City Repair's Village Building Convergence is an annual ten-day placemaking festival that combines crowdsourced activism, creative community development, hands-on education and celebration.
12th Annual VBC in brief: We will come together to create benches, community kiosks, gardens, street paintings, tile mosaics, and more! Come join your neighbors as they bring to life the natural building, permaculture, and public art projects that they’ve been planning. Learn valuable skills for urban sustainability and social regeneration while celebrating the creativity and diversity of our wonderful city!
During the day, you will have the opportunity to get involved with creative, community designed placemaking projects happening all over the city. There will be natural building, gardening, art, and many other fun things to do and great people doing them with you! This aspect of the event is always free.
During the evening everyone will gather at a central venue for a night of wholesome food, presentations by leaders in the forefront of positive change, and exhilirating musical performances from local bands. Prices here range from free to $30, with worktrade available most nights.