Opening Traditional Blessing (11:00 - 11:25am): Festival Opening. Celebrating 25 years of Word Vancouver with Mayor Kennedy Stewart and a traditional Indigenous blessing. Host: Bonnie Nish.
Christianne’s Lyceum: Stop by for an interactive word activity.
Family Picnic Area: Come join the fun in this family friendly picnic area with umbrella covered tables. Try your hand at a giant Jenga game or have a few rounds of ring toss. Take a few minutes to browse through books and get an idea of what is happening inside. Leave a message or write your own poem on one of two giant chalk boards!
Imprint: Your Future Tense: The Imprint is a literary collective dedicated to participatory acts of writing. The Imprint challenges participants to write, read, and dream in public spaces. The-Imprint.ca
Romer’s Food Truck: What is a family picnic without food? Forget your picnic basket, don’t bother to go shopping. Pull up a picnic bench and dig into one of Romer’s famous veggie/beef burgers or yummy bowls.
Translink Poetry Bus (11:30am - 1:30pm): Come out and “Create Your Own #PoetryInTransit.” Facilitator: Kevin Spenst
Usborne Books: Fun family activities for all young writers.
West Coast Calligraphy: Free personal handmade bookmarks created onsite.