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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Special Notice: Car-Free Days Need You

Greetings Car-Free Commercial Drive people!

Big news: due to popular demand, the quirky and magnificent Commercial Drive Festival is now evolving into Car-Free Commercial Drive Days -- TWO of them! This represents a huge shift in civic consciousness...it will not be long before the 'hood, the City, the entire planet recognizes the massive potential for global salvation and FREE FUN that Car-Free streets represent.

So here's the lowdown: Sunday, June 17 (fathers day) and Sunday, July 22...Car-Free Commercial Drive Days invite everyone out to play in the street, East Van style.

This is your party. Your neighbourhood. It is run by the locals, giving their time in exchange for the fruits of creative collaboration.

This is a call out for folks to help get the show on the road -- PLEASE STEP UP NOW! Fun, friends, connections, snacks & coddling, karma, a stylish t-shirt, and a rockin' volunteer afterparty are among the sundry rewards for making it happen.

CAR-FREE DRIVE DAYS needs:

Pre-Fest:
• Help with Community Outreach (staff a table at Stone Soup May 9, or Farmers Market, or...?), or Business Liason (a great way to get to know the Drive businesses)
• Spend a couple of hours doing some postering or flyer distribution
Do you have a car, van, truck or industrial bike trailer at your disposal? Get some carbon credits! Pickup/chore runners needed.

Festival Day:
Barricade Superheros: Hold up the perimeters of the party! (2-hr shifts any time between 9am and 8pm.)
Volunteer Support: Heart of the production – the gathering place and the waterhole. (Coordinator sought. 3 hour Green Room shifts between 9am and 8pm.)
Info People: Staffing the Info Tent, hand out flyers, etc. – great for hardcore Drive residents who know the scene.
Donation Fairies & Fools: Wow the crowds and help raise funds to keep the party rollin. Roving performers, donation fairies, face painters, clowns, etc.
Set-Up, Tear-down and Greeners : The festival emerges, as if from thin air and then disappears without a trace…suitable for featherweights or bench-lifters...
Photo/videographers: record the event
Helpers At Large: "whatever you need me to do"...we will slot you in. If you have specific skills, resources or contacts to offer, please let us know.

Please email (or phone) with your name and contact info. We'll need to know where you'd like to contribute your time (if you have a preference), and any special interests, needs or physical abilities or limitations you might have.

Volunteer Orientations (you only need to attend one session) will take place:
Thursday, June 7 at 7pm in the Britannia Library basement
Sunday, June 10 at 2pm in the Britannia Library basement

You'll especially want to be at one of the orientations to order your very own Car-Free Commercial Drive Festival T-Shirt, at a very cheap volunteer price.

So there you go...the time is NOW...please step up and help co-create our urban paradise.

Looking forward to working/playing with you soon,

Viva! Viva!
Andrea Curtis,
Coordinating Volunteers
volunteers@commercialdrivefestival.org
cell :: 778.549.7874

www.commercialdrivefestival.org



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