Saturday, June 19, 2010

Special Event:Car Free Day Tomorrow!!

Hey DRIVE peeps (and friends! here’s the deets for the festival:
  • Day and Time: Sunday June 20th!
  • Streets open:  10 AM to 8 PM!  *Festival happens from Noon to 6 PM*
  • Location: along the DRIVE- from First avenue to Venables?
want to help out? see contact information below!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

News: Shooting at 10th and Commercial

Vancouver Police say a man in his early 20s is recovering from a minor gunshot wound after shots rang out in the area of East 10th Avenue and Commercial Drive a little after 3 p.m.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Special Event: World Cup Soccer Hits The Drive

The colours are coming out again, as the street gears up for World Cup craziness. Most coffee shops, bars and restaurants will be open to accomodate all the games.  Marquez equaliser frustrates South Africa


Wednesday, June 09, 2010

News: Police To Have More Foot Patrols For World Cup

he Vancouver Police Department plans on adding more foot patrols in the Commercial Drive area in anticipation of large gatherings beginning Friday for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Soccer games begin as early as 4:30 a.m. and most cafes and restaurants are expected to be open as fans gather to cheer for their favourite team.

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Saturday, June 05, 2010

Special Event: Pandora's Poetry Picnic @Trout Lake

Sunday June 6th, 2010 - 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
Pandora’s Collective presents a ‘Poetry Picnic’ Fundraiser
                   (weather permitting)
@ Trout Lake ( John Hendry Park )
East 19th Avenue side of the park,
(near the lake, playground, concession,& restrooms)
Hosts: Warren Dean Fulton and Bonnie Nish
Please RSVP to Bonnie Nish:

Featured Readers: Nikki Reimer, Sandy Shreve & Shannon Rayne
An outdoors Word Whips + a picnic + an open mic,
12- 1 Word Whips Take the challenge. We provide the writing prompts and the opportunity for sharing. Ten - fifteen minutes to write to each prompt. See what you can whip up.
1-2 Picnic
2-3:00 Features
3-4:00 Open Mic
4-5:00 Mix and Mingle

Suggested donations sliding scale $10-$20

Nikki Reimer is the author of [sic](Frontenac House, 2010) and fist things first (Wrinkle Press Chapbook, 2009). She is a poet, blogger, curator, arts event planner and photographer of cats in East Vancouver , and a member of the Kootenay School of Writing collective.

Sandy Shreve is the author of Suddenly, So Much, (2005, Exile Editions) has published 3 other books of poetry and edited two anthologies. Her work is widely anthologized,
has won the Earle Birney Prize for Poetry and has been short-listed for the
Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Award and a National Magazine Award.

Shannon Rayne is an accomplished performance poet and storyteller who has facilitated
creative writing workshops for over five years. She is the workshop facilitator
at the Fearless Writers Circle in Vancouver 's vibrant Downtown Eastside and
has led writing and performance workshops in elementary and high schools in the
Greater Vancouver area and in cities across the country when on tour.

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Special Event: In the House Festival is back for the 7th year!

June 4-6, 2010

The big festival is back and we’re a
dding a night! It’s 19 shows in 3 days in a dozen houses! Music, dance, theatre, circus, spoken word and so much more will regale your senses and send you in a tizzy of excitement over the talent that exists in this city of ours! 

Date: June 4-6th, 2010
Time: Box office opens at 5:00 Friday, June 4 and noon on Saturday and Sunday, June 5 + 6

Where: In the area of Napier and Victoria Dr.
Tickets: Tickets are available at Highlife Records or on-line.
To purchase tickets, click here: Purchase tickets

For more info on the performers go to In The House Festival