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Village Vancouver is being enthusiastically encouraged by the organizers of the Mount Pleasant and Strathcona Harvest Festivals to put together a 'village' at as part of their spaces. 




WHEN

Strathcona Harvest Festival McLean Park, Keefer & Hawkes is on Sunday, September19th, noon-4pm (and beyond), setup 9-11:30 am; breakdown 4pm, but possibly later


Mount Pleasant Autumn Shift Festival is on Main St between Broadway and 12th Ave, (Street closed.) on Saturday September 25th, noon-6pm, Setup 10 am-noon, Breakdown 6-7 pm



WHAT

Our
village could potentially be many things -- think chickens, compost,
seed balls, permaculture, 2 block, plant/seed swap, bees, solar panels,
displays, demos/mini workshops, films (?), hospitality area (ala our
folk fest booth), homemade buttons, visioning posters, pictures, lit,
books, reps from neighbourhood villages, working groups, NOW BC, kids
stuff, etc. - a positive vision of what could be. Our village could
encompass an area of up to 4-5 tents, plus untented space.

We are looking for folks who can be present on the day to lead workshops, answer questions, mingle and if folks can't make it to the event, we're in need of
materials (arts & crafts, felt pens, paint, solar cooker, etc etc)


Get involved
You can check out our evolving breakdown of activities via this shared document:

Strathcona Harvest Festival: https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AgkY40MZ1IGOdEt3YkpWNlJ4Nl...




Mount Pleasant Harvest Festival: https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AgkY40MZ1IGOdFd1RW5RY2ljUW...



This will allow for us to coordinate and self-organize since we've just got the next few weeks to bring it all together. It it set up so anyone who wants to contribute can sign up for the activities they want to take part in (feel free to add to the activities listed). Feel free to share the link!


Planning Meeting:

A planning meeting for the Mount Pleasant festival (and our next Main Street Neighbourhood potluck at Heritage Hall on Oct 4th) will be part of our next neighbourhood potluck on Sunday Sept, 19th at 6pm at
Celia's: 3860 Ontario Street between 22nd and 23rd. Please let Celia know if you can make it: celia_bee@hotmail.com



*If people are driving to the potluck please park on west side of street. Bikes can be locked in the backyard.



 *Please bring your own plate and cutlery.


Contact us if you have any questions. RSVP to Ross (rmoster@flash.net)

Looking forward to celebrating this season's harvest with you!

Village Vancouver organizers




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