Art Cycle Draw Scores of Eager Art Lovers
News from Vision Vancouver
Oct. 7th, 2009– Last Saturday, Vision Mayor Gregor Robertson, Councillors Geoff Meggs and Heather Deal and School Trustee Patti Bacchus joined dozens of art enthusiasts for an Art Cycle through Grandview-Woodlands and Strathcona. It was a beautiful day for the cycle, which was led by Mayor Robertson and artist Richard Tetrault. The tour visited four large community murals created by over 60 artists, students and community members. To see the murals on your own, visit the Eastside Mural Project website.
Fabulous Fundraisers on the Horizon this October
This October, Vision has two fundraisers coming up including a Back to School Event with the Mayor and our annual Fall Gala “Celebrate a Successful Year”. Tickets are now on sale and we’re looking forward to seeing you at one or both of these terrific events.
Back to School Event Details
Who: Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vision Vancouver School Trustees
Where: Italian Cultural Centre Trattoria (3075 Slocan St)
When: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 6 PM - 9 PM
How to Purchase Tickets: Email[email protected]or call 604-306-6948
Fall Gala “Celebrate a Successful Year” Details:
Who: Mayor Gregor Robertson and the entire Vision Team
Where: The Wall Centre (1088 Burrard St)
When: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 – Reception at 6 PM, Dinner and Entertainment at 7 PM
Join Us for Bridge to a Cool Planet
On Saturday, October 24, join Mayor Gregor Robertson, Vision Councillors, Commissioners, School Trustees and supporters and make your voice heard. Bridge to a Cool Planet is a grassroots march, rally and festival aimed at sending a powerful message to Ottawa that we need fast and deep reductions in carbon emissions. A strong turnout will show Vancouverites’ support for the climate talks scheduled to take place in Copenhagen later this year. Bridge to a Cool Planet is connected to 1700 other events taking place around the world and is Vancouver’s contribution to the International Day of Climate Action.
The rally starts at 11 AM on the Cambie Bridge and is followed by a welcoming ceremony in the middle of the bridge at noon and a festival beginning at 2 PM at Science World.
To learn more – go to the event’s website.
News from City Hall
Vancouver Green Capital Economic Strategy Launched
Last week Vision Mayor Gregor Robertson announced the formation of Vancouver Green Capital, an economic strategy encapsulating a number initiatives designed to sell the city as a green economic destination.
In a speech given to the Board of Trade, Mayor Robertson announced the creation of a number of new green economic initiatives designed to fall under the Vancouver Green Capital plan including:
- The Vancouver Economic Development Commission’s Economic Development Strategy - the first economic development strategy the city has had in two decades
- Metro Vancouver Commerce - an unprecedented economic collaboration among Lower Mainland municipalities
- Vancouver House - a forum which will provide a launching pad for Vancouver businesses, entrepreneurs and industries eager to gain access to a global audience during the Olympics.
Finally, the Mayor also is set to team up with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to create a low carbon economic zone designed to spur economic activity and create green jobs through financing mechanisms, government incentives and technology exchanges.
To learn more about Vancouver’s Green Capital plan, click here.
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