The Vancouver Design Forum stands in solidarity with several activist organizations in Vancouver and arranges meeting places for Vancouver designers who want to march together. Below are some upcoming events that we support and locations where you can meet up with us.

Global Climate Strike - Vancouver

Friday, September 27, 1-5pm

Vancouver City Hall

Forum Meetup Location: Broadway/City Hall Skytrain Station at 12:45. We will meet and walk up to City Hall together

On September 27th, we will stand together with people across the planet to demand climate justice. This global strike is not just for youth - this time, we need EVERYONE. We need you to put your normal life on hold and show up in the streets to demand dramatic and urgent action against the climate crisis. We will bring together citizens from Vancouver, the surrounding areas and the rest of BC to show our local and federal governments how much bolder we need them to be going forward. This action will build momentum to a federal election where we elect climate leaders.

Vancouver Pride: The Parade & Festival

Sunday, August 4th, 2019, 12pm

FORUM MEET UP LOCATION: in front of the RBC at Burrard and Georgia at 11:30

we'll walk towards the start of the route at Burrard and Thurlow and look for a good spot to watch from for the beginning of the parade at 12.

The parade route marches right through central downtown, beginning on Robson Street at Thurlow Street, continuing through the West End (on Denman Street) to finish at the Sunset Beach Festival site. The route is 3 hours.

One of the most memorable parts of the parade are the costumes, which range from show-stoppingly outrageous to personal expressions of pride, to just people being their own fabulous selves and loving it.

At 1:00 p.m. the levity is temporarily quieted for a traditional moment of silence as tribute to predecessors who fought for LGBTQ2+ equal rights, those who are no longer able to celebrate Pride, and LGBTQ2+ people around the world who remain in various states of oppression."

Creative City Strategy open house

Thursday, May 16, CityLab, 511 West Broadway

Attend one of three scheduled 30 minute presentations on the Creative City Strategy’s Action Plan, and discussion on priority actions. Share your feedback on the draft of the proposed strategic framework and actions.

  • 10am to 10:30am

  • 2pm to 2:30pm

  • 6 pm to 6:30pm

The Creative City Strategy acknowledges the City of Vancouver is on unceded homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

Building a culture of reconciliation within the strategy will require collaborating closely with the Host Nations. At the heart of the strategy is a firm commitment to address equity, access, and inclusion. 

They are working with the arts, culture, and creative communities to identify priorities to guide Vancouver’s future efforts and investments.

NEB Decision Day of Action - Feb 22, 16:30  

FORUM MEET UP LOCATION: Scotia Bank Theatre, 16:15.

March info:
WHERE: National Energy Board - Vancouver Office, 800 Burrard St. 
WHEN: Feb 22, 2019. 16:30-18:30.

Stand together at the NEB office on the due date of the report on Marine Impact by the TMEP.

Women’s Memorial March - Feb 14, 2019

FORUm MEET UP location: CIBC Branch at Main and Pender, 11:45am

March info:
WHERE: Carnegie Community Centre Theatre (401 Main Street). 
WHEN: Feb 14, 2019. Public invited to join at noon.

March through the DTES, stopping to commemorate places where women were last seen or found. Speeches to take place at Main and Hastings with a healing circle at 2:30 in Oppenheimer Park. Community feast at the Japanese Language hall to follow. 

Please read the protocols on the March’s website here.

Photo credits: "Ilia" Emmanuelle Coutu and the POV chorus. Photo by David Cooper. Conductor: Mario Bernardi, Director: Ann Hodges, Set Design: Alison Green, Costume Design: Christine Reimer, Lighting Design: Robert Thompson.