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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Sign on for Car-Free Commercial Drive Day #2 (Sunday July 22)


Come play in the street, East Van Style – again!

Join the Drive Fest Superhero Crew! Another chance to experience the sweetest volunteer gig in town, at the wildest and most subversive event in the City. A 2-hr shift gets you a flouro-yellow superhero cape to wear (if you are a barricadista), excellent lunch, treats & coddling in the swank Green Room, special gifts and prizes, a stylish t-shirt for cheap, the chance to work/play with our stellar crew, and an invite to the excellent Volunteer Adoration Afterparty (August 16 at the WISE Hal)l. Plus you get to tell cars where to go, and help create our urban paradise – the City of the future.

We need 200+ volunteers to turn this fantasy into reality, so please sign up NOW!

TO THE BARRICADES!

Our most urgent need is for 130 friendly Barricadistas to hold up the perimeters of the party. Simply choose your shift and e-mail your preferences (1st, 2nd and 3rd choices) to Mark at barricades@commercialdrivefestival.org.

Shifts are: 9:40am to 12, 11:45 to 2, 1:45 to 4, 3:45 to 6, or 5:45 to 8pm.

Other volunteer opportunities include:

PRE-FEST
* Help with Business or Vendor Liason (a great way to get to know the Drive or independent/crafter business communities).
* 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
* Volunteer Support: 3-hr shifts available in our sumptuous Green Room, or helping to source and procure donations for volunteers.
* Info People: Staff the Info Tent or T-shirt booth, 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...
* Photographers and Videographers: record the event from as many perspectives as possible (pref. with digital media).
* 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.

Send an e-mail to Andrea at volunteers@commercialdrivefestival.org to take on any of the above chores, with your name and contact info. Let us know what you'd like to do (if you have a preference), and any special interests, abilities, needs, or physical limitations you might have.

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS
There will be two orientatiion sessions where you can pick up your t-shirt, check out the crew, and get all the necessary scoop. These are on:
Saturday July 14 from 2 to 4pm, and Wednesday July 18 from 7 to 9 pm. You don't need to attend both! Please choose one session, and if possible let us know which one. If you can't make it to either session PLEASE tell us, and we will make sure you don't miss anything.

If you haven't experienced it yet, check out www.commercialdrivefestival.org to see videos and photos and find out what all the fuss is about. We are so grateful to you for rocking this fun revolution.

-The Car-Free Commercial Drive Crew

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