We have been on an incredible journey over the past thirty years and this year we made history again right here in beautiful British Columbia by electing Dr. Andrew Weaver as the first Green MLA in Canada. We want to keep the energy going by joining the festivities at Car Free Day!
In partnership with the Vancouver Greens, we will have a table at three Car Free Day locations: Main st., Commerical Drive and the West End. If you would like to volunteer at one of these locations, please email Victoria at [email protected]. Commit to as many hours as you'd like and help us engage our communities.
Car Free Day is a community- and volunteer-driven festival that was launched on Commercial Drive in 2005, as a response to a big road-building project at the time: the provincial government’s Gateway Program, also known as the Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project. The community had enough of mega-road projects and wanted to build and showcase a different model of community, rooted in walkability and street-level interaction. Car Free Day has been going strong since 2005, expanding to Denman and Main Street as well, and attracting upwards of 40,000 people and a wide variety of vendors and entertainers.
Come down to the festival and enjoy your community, and come and visit the Green Party and share our message with other members of your community!
Protecting your health
BC Greens recognize that airborne illnesses and pollutants pose a significant health risk to everyone, especially the young, elderly, and immunocompromised, while caregivers, healthcare professionals, and support staff come into regular contact with vulnerable persons. When choosing venues, BC Greens prioritize outdoor spaces, and indoor spaces with good ventilation. In closed indoor spaces, we encourage attendees to wear well-fitting masks (N95, KN95, or KF94), especially during the respiratory-illness season.
Creating safe spaces
The BC Green Party is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment, where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, can contribute fully and have equal speaking opportunities. To support this commitment, all event attendees will be expected to follow the standards of our Safe Spaces Participant's Guide.