This year, Vancouver will thrive with culture and arts even more than usual. In addition to Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore naming Vancouver one of the three Canadian Cultural Capitals of 2011, Vancouver celebrates it’s 125th anniversary this year with a great number of attractive events. Mayor Gregor Robertson announced a series of cultural celebrations on January 17th at the Vancouver PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Gala opening. As he said:
“Vancouver 125 is an exciting year-long celebration of arts and culture that will showcase our vibrant creative communities and the tremendous diversity of our city. This year we once again get to show the world all the reasons why Vancouver is an international hub of creativity and cultural expression by exploring our past and celebrating our future as a City. During 2011, Vancouver will be the place to be for arts and culture.”
Just to name the main events, these celebrations will start with a free Birthday Live event on April 6 at Jack Poole Plaza to mark the day on which Vancouver was incorporated and they will carry on later with Summer Live, which will be a multi-stage event at Stanley Park. Vancouver’s lively art scene will perform there for free from July 8 to July 10. There will be also other numerous events, festivals, exhibitions and artistic projects taking place with the support of our city, the Cultural Capital of the Year 2011.
We keep track of these attractive initiatives and keep you posted here with a new series of monthly “Vancouver turned 125” posts,