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Media Advisory: 12th Annual Fair in the Square

Posted on May 17, 2018

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12thAnnual Fair in the Square ~ Sunday, May 27 in Victory Square Park


Vancouver, B.C. - Neighbours from around the city are invited to Fair in the Square in downtown Vancouver for a 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 27, 2018, 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 downtown neighbourhood will feature live music, dozens of community groups with information to share, thousands of burgers and cupcakes prepared by students from the VCC culinary arts program, artists and artisans displaying and selling their wares, kids activities, contests, prizes and more.

These last couple years have been challenging for Vancouverites struggling to overcome the devastating opioid crisis and the lack of affordable housing. The Downtown Eastside has felt the losses and struggled valiantly in the face of these challenges. This year at Fair in the Square we will offer a space of respite, of connection, remembrance and renewal for all our neighbours. Fair in the Square will be an opportunity for neighbours to come together, to see the great things happening in the inner city, and to build hope. 

WHAT:         Fair in the Square, a celebration with free food, music, arts market and more

WHEN:         Sunday, May 27, 2018, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:       Victory Square Park, Hastings and Cambie in Gastown, Vancouver

WHY:           Neighbours celebrating with neighbours

WHO:           Performers include folk/rock musicians Sarah Jickling, the East Van Marimba All StarsRumba Calzada, 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 111 years.

About Vancouver Community College:

VCC has been inspiring students to reach their career and educational goals for over 50 years, offering post-secondary training in over 120 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.



Media contacts: 

Carla Shore
Central City Foundation  
P: 604.329.0975
Danielle Libonati
Vancouver Community College
P: 604.871.7000, ext. 7531