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1 Day and over 100 ways to build a better city: On June 6, 100In1Day takes over Vancouver

A West End street party, a dance troupe and sketching group, and love letter campaigns to neighbourhoods are among the activities at this free summer festival

Small actions. Big change. What if hundreds of people united, each taking one small action to improve their city, all on the same day? On Saturday June 6, Evergreen brings that possibility to life with 100In1Day. The festival is a fun, inclusive way to focus on the role of people and public space, and demonstrate the power we all have to improve our communities.


On Saturday June 6, people across Vancouver will identify what they are the most proud of in their community, and share them with others. Ideas range from love letters to your neighborhood, animating local parks with art, and throwing dance parties in unexpected places. The goal is that together, these activities will unite everyone to imagine the possibilities and spark change in their communities and their city.


Here are a few of the highly anticipated 100In1Day activities to cover:

I Need More Cowbell: Cheer on runners, cyclists and walkers out for their morning exercise around the Stanley Park Seawall. Cowbells are provided, bring your own cheers. 8:00am – 10:00am. Third Beach, Stanley Park, Vancouver.

#WeAreSurrey: Newton resident Sharon Johal will be posting positive and hopeful messages around Surrey, in English and Punjabi, that showcase the strength and resilience of the community. 8:00am to 8:00pm. Newton Town Centre, Surrey.

West End Arts Jam: The first of several West End Art Jams planned for 2015, Chris Hyndman will be gathering local musicians and artists for an afternoon of public art at Bute Plaza.  2:30pm to 5:00pm. Bute and Davie Street, Vancouver.

Women and Water Walk: Discover the stories of the St. George Rainway in an interactive walk led by women. All ages, genders and cultures are welcome. A collaboration by Lost Rivers Vancouver, St. George Rainway Project and the False Creek Watershed Society. 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Kingsway at St. George St, Vancouver.

A Place of Our Own Nature Play and Scavenger Hunt: Led by the United Way Avenues of Change, bring your children out to Coquitlam River for a nature scavenger hunt! This scavenger hunt will promote play and social interaction in natural spaces. 9:00am – 11:00am. Wellington Park, Coquitlam.

Check out the complete list of 100In1Day Vancouver activities at

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About 100In1Day: 100In1Day began in Bogota, Columbia in 2012 and has been replicated in dozens of other cities across the globe – from Cape Town to Copenhagen. Presented by Evergreen, 100In1Day Vancouver is a festival of civic engagement returning to Metro Vancouver for its second year on June 6, 2015.

The festival is an effort to involve individuals or organizations in the creation of small-scale events or improvements that can result in stronger, more connected, and resilient communities. In addition to Vancouver, other Canadian cities participating in 2015 include Toronto, Halifax and Hamilton.

About Evergreen: Evergreen is a national not-for-profit organization that makes cities more livable. By deepening the connection between people and nature, and empowering Canadians to take a hands-on approach to their urban environments, Evergreen is improving the health of our cities – now and for the future.

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