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TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011

Vancouver 125 Events in 2011

Incorporated on April 6, 1886, Vancouver, British Columbia rose from the dense forests to become the largest city in Western Canada. Many defining events have shaped the Vancouver of today, one of its greatest tests only a few months after on June 13, 1886, the Great Vancouver Fire which levels all of the town's buildings except one. Today, the city is a vibrant, multicultural landscape and on April 6, 2011, Vancouver celebrates is 125th Birthday! Come out to the Birthday Live event or take in one of the many events happening through the year. Happy Birthday Vancouver!

Experience Vancouver's 125th Year with events and activities across the city!On April 6, 21886, the fledgling city of Vancouver was incorporated, one year after its name was decided under a stand of maple trees in present-day Gastown. In 2011, Vancouver celebrates 125 years with events across the city:

LIVE EVENTS
BIRTHDAY LIVE | April 6, 2011 | 2:00pm - 10:00pm | Jack Poole Plaza: Thurlow Street at Canada Place Road, Vancouver (map) | Free | Watch the Olympic Cauldron as its lit to celebrate the 125th year since Vancouver was incorporated. Enjoy entertainment, art, activities and a giant birthday cake! | Website
SUMMER LIVE | July 8 - 10, 2011 | Time: TBA | Stanley Park, Vancouver (map) | Free | Celebrate 125 years with a three day festival of entertainment, culture, activities, food and much more set in the stunning setting of Vancouver's World Famous Stanley Park! | Website

OTHER 125 EVENTS
PuSh INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL | January 18 - February 6, 2011 | Times/Venues Vary (Event Calendar) | Free - $300 | Take in shows in eleven venues across Vancouver during the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival which celebrates 125 years of Vancouver with 18 shows and 110 performances. | Website
PODPLAYS 12.5 | January 21 - 23; 28 - 30; February 4 - 6, 2011 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Woodwards Building: 108 West Cordova, Vancouver (map) | $20 | Two at a time at five minutes intervals participants embark on a interpretative one hour tour of Vancouver through music, sound, text and history. | WebsiteCelebrate Vancouver as the Cultural Capital of Canada turns 125 on April 6, 2011!
TALKING STICK FESTIVAL | February 1 - 13, 2011 | Various Times (link) | Yaletown Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre: 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver (map) | $12 - $25 + HST | Celebrating its 10th year in February 2011, the Talking Stick Festival is a two week long celebration of Aboriginal performance and art through cabaret, music, dance, theatre and storytelling. | Website
MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY 125 DISCOVERY DAY | February 16; May 11; June 19; August 21 & September 11, 2011 | Times Vary (link) | Mountain View Cemetery: 5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver (map) | Tours: $10 | Visit the final resting place of some of Vancouver's earliest settlers. Celebrating 125 years in operation, Mountain View Cemetery is a fascinating historic locale - be sure to take a tour in 2011! | Website
OPEN STREETS VANCOUVER | Summer 2011 | Times: TBA | Neighbourhoods: TBA | Free | Select communities across Vancouver will be transformed during the Summer to create pedestrian friendly, open public spaces. | Website
VANCOUVER 125 POETRY CONFERENCE | October 19 - 22, 2011 | Times: TBA | Location: TBA | This four day Poetry Conference brings poets together from across North America for an exchange of ideas, poetry and poetics. | Website

More events can be found at Celebrate Vancouver 125 or follow on twitter @vancouver125 Celebrate 125 years of Vancouver on April 6, 2011 and enjoy events across the city!






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