Hello creative people!

What fun we had on Friday listening to gorgeous live music performed by Cassidy Waring, followed by a vulnerable and engaging talk and conversation with David Vertesi. Thanks again to our friends at MGA | Michael Green Architecture for making the event possible. If you missed the event, we’ll be posting the video here in a few days.

As always, we invited members of the CMVan community to share some upcoming events that we thought you would appreciate knowing about:

VANCOUVER BIKENNALE/WALKENNALE (Jul 26–Aug 30)

Self-guided cycling and walking routes of Vancouver’s best public art with new route and prizes every week!.

Info and registration at vbbike.ca

DESIREE DAWSON LIVE (Aug 9)

The talented singer songwriter Desirée Dawson is among a select group of Vancouverites performing as part of the Mainland Concert Series on Side Door.

Info and tickets at SideDoorAccess.com

PREWORK PLAYSHOPS (Aug 10, 17, 23, 31)

Join master facilitator Sue Biely and a small group to kick off our Mondays in August with 30 minutes of creative play before we pretend to ‘adult’ for the rest of the week. By donation with proceeds supporting Story Money Impact.

Info and tickets at Eventbrite.ca

VANCOUVER QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Aug 13–23)

SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs is a proud partner in focus of the A Weed By Any Other Name Spotlight, including the Opening Gala film Pier Kids!

Info and tickets at queerfilmfestival.ca 

VANCOUVER MURAL FESTIVAL: CURATOR TALKS (Aug 18)

Learn about VMF’s curation process with Lead Curator Drew Young, Graffiti Curator Scott Sueme and 2020 Guest Curators, Krystal Paraboo and Sierra Tasi Baker. Proudly co-produced by CMVan.

Info and tickets at vanmuralfest.ca

LIKEMIND VANCOUVER (Aug 21)

No agenda. No speakers. No uncomfortable networking. Just coffee and conversation with a bunch of really nice people. Join us and see for yourself.

Information at Facebook.com

VANCOUVER LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (Aug 27–Sep 6)

SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs is proud to partner with VLAFF on their upcoming festival that encourages dialogue among cultures, and explores and celebrates the art of contemporary Latin American and Latin-Canadian filmmaking.

Info and tickets at vlaff.org

CREATIVEMORNINGS/VANCOUVER (Sep 4)

In September, CMVan is honoured to host world renowned explorer, anthropologist, author, photographer, and professor Wade Davis who will share his personal reflections about creativity through the lens of the theme ‘spectrum’.

Info and registration at CreativeMornings.com

POETIC DISRUPTIONS (Sep 8–Oct 27)

Join poet educator Christine Bissonnette for an 8 week poetry writing workshop series designed for teens aged 16–18.

Info and registration at 9creatives.com

BRANDS FOR BETTER: THE COMEBACK (Sep 9)

A free one-day consulting session to help Vancouver brands get back to business. Applications open for volunteer industry professionals!

Info and application at brandsforbetter.ca

Hoping to see you at these fun events or at a future CMVan talk!

Your friends, the CreativeMornings/Vancouver Team