100In1Day festival back in Vancouver and better than ever

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100In1Day Seawall Cycle and Sketch (100In1Day)

The 100In1Day global festival returns to Vancouver for its third year in June, giving residents a chance to demonstrate their people power across the city.

The festival focuses on civic engagement and the role of people and public spaces by hosting fun, innovative pop-up ideas – or interventions – around Metro Vancouver.

“Events like 100In1Day are important for understanding what is meaningful to your everyday life,” says intervention leader Lea Chambers, who is organizing a Seawall Cycle and Sketch. “You’re learning about yourself and your community by participating.”

Fellow intervention leader, Laura Nickerson, is hosting #FoundInNature, a nature meetup aiming to help people find the art that exists all around.

“#FoundInNature is inspired by my personal love of natural places and a desire for others to connect with nearby nature in a different way,” said Nickerson. “I want to encourage my neighbours to form a meaningful connection to nature so that we can all take better care of it.”

Some more of the 31 highly anticipated 100In1Day interventions registered so far this year include:

West End Art Jam

Join West End Arts from 1-8pm at the Haywood Bandstand in Alexandra Park, for an afternoon of live music, games and community engagement.

Love Letter to the Library

Participate in one of the Vancouver Public Library’s five urban interventions at the Marpole Branch. VPL is asking participants to grab a marker, a letter and an envelope, and tell the library what they’d like to see in their community.

Sapperton Plaza Bloom Festival

Repeat urban intervention leader, Alex, is sprucing up his local plaza with chalk paint and stencils. He hopes to encourage passersby to think about public space differently and show care for their neighbourhood.

If you have your own idea for an urban intervention, you can still register online – or check out the complete list of activities – at vancouver.100in1day.ca.

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