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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 26, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m

Hosted by Central City Foundation in partnership with Vancouver Community College (VCC), this year the annual celebration of the downtown neighbourhood will feature live music, an expanded artisan and social enterprise market, dozens of community groups with information to share, thousands of burgers and cupcakes prepared by students from the VCC culinary arts and baking programs, family and kids activities, Brazilian dancing lessons, contests, prizes and more.

Fair in the Square brings people from across the region to the inner city to offer a meeting place, a space of respite, 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 26, 2019, 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 rockers Ronnie and Dynamix Band, Indigenous drumming group Wildflower Women of Turtle Island, rock/fund group Trilojay and Latin dance group Brazilian Swag.

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 112 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.

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Media contacts:

Carla Shore, P: 604-329-0975 , media@centralcityfoundation.ca       

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