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Media Advisory: 11th Annual Fair in the Square

Posted on May 24, 2017

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Vancouver, B.C.  Fair in the Square returns to downtown Vancouver for a neighbourhood celebration packed with live music, arts and crafts, a free BBQ lunch, and more. Join us in Victory Square Park at Hastings and Cambie on Sunday, May 28, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hosted by Central City Foundation in partnership with Vancouver Community College (VCC), this annual celebration of the neighbourhood will feature live music, dozens of community groups with information to share, thousands of burgers and cupcakes prepared by students from the Vancouver Community College culinary arts program, artists and artisans displaying and selling their wares, kids activities, contests, prizes, and more.

This past year has been challenging for Vancouverites struggling to overcome a devastating opioid crisis and the continued critical shortage of affordable housing. The Downtown Eastside has felt the losses and struggled valiantly in the face of these challenges. That’s why this year at Fair in the Square, we will offer a space of respite, of connection, and renewal for all our neighbours.

WHAT: Fair in the Square, a celebration with free food, music, arts market and more
WHEN: Sunday, May 28, 2017, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Victory Square Park, Hastings and Cambie in Downtown Vancouver
WHY: Neighbours celebrating with neighbours
WHO: Performers include folk/rock musicians Coldwater Road, the East Van Marimba All Stars, musical theatre from Project Limelight, and Aboriginal ensemble M’Girl.

About Central City Foundation: Central City Foundation has been bringing neighbours together to build hope in the inner city since 1907. By building housing and other capital projects, investing in social enterprises that create jobs and opportunities as well as funding hundreds of non-profit organizations, Central City Foundation has provided help and hope to our neighbours in the inner city community for 110 years.

About Vancouver Community College: VCC celebrates more than 50 years of inspiring students to reach their career and educational goals, offering post-secondary training in 125 programs including bachelor's degrees, diplomas, certificates, and apprenticeships. With three campuses located on Broadway, Downtown, and on Annacis Island, students can choose from hands-on instruction in culinary arts, business, design, health sciences, hospitality, transportation trades, and music.

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Media contacts:

Abby Wiseman
Central City Foundation
P: 778-828-2311
media@centralcityfoundation.ca

Danielle Libonati
Vancouver Community College
P: 604-871-7000, ext. 7531
dlibonati@vcc.ca