Japantown Multicultural Neighbourhood Celebration

Saturday March 28, 2009 10am to 9pm All events are free admission Oppenheimer Park and various other locations in the Japantown and Powell Street neighbourhoods Celebration of Japantown’s multicultural neighbourhood with history walking tours, displays and story sharing, daytime activities, a procession, ceremonies, performances, and open artist studios. Read the event programme as a PDF Produced by Powell Street Festival Society, Tonari Gumi, Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall and Vancouver Moving Theatre, in association with a host of community partners or call 604-628-5672

Another City Exhibition at Centre A

Another City is a collaborative exhibition on the human condition in response to global cultural change and physical transfiguration of the urban environment. Curator Makiko Hara brings work of artists Masashi Ogura, Yoshihiro Suda and Paul de Guzman. Exhibition March 14 to April 25, 2009 Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm 2 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1G6 604-683-8326,, Visits to the satellite venues are only available by taking the Walking Tours on Saturdays, March 14, April 11, and April 25 – 4 pm to 5 pm. Meet at Centre A. Centre A – Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art – provides a platform for contemporary Asian art to engage, educate, and stimulate a reflective experience and provoke critical thought. Read more

Creative Cities – How we build them

Creative Cities: What Are They For, How Do They Work, and How Do We Build Them? Canadian Policy Research Networks Gertler, M. 2004 What Are Creative Cities For? How Do Creative Cities Work? “Buzz” and the Creative City The Creative Urban Economy Creative Activity and the Recycling of Urban Space Arts, Culture and Urban Identity: Branding Cities and Nations How Do We Build Creative Cities? Federal Policy and the Creative City Provincial Policy and the Creative City Local Action and the Creative City Conclusion: Creative, Competitive, and Cohesive Cities Read the pdf report