Britannia Community Services Centre celebrates its community volunteers with outdoor music and a movie in Grandview Park
Britannia celebrates volunteerism with its first outdoor music and movie night on September 5, 2012 in Grandview Park. Due in large part to the work of the more than 300 volunteers who serve the Centre and the community, Grandview-Woodland is known to be one of the most dynamic, vibrant and engaged communities in the city. The volunteers keep that reputation alive, and “this event invites the rest of the Grandview-Woodland and Strathcona neighborhoods to recognize and celebrate the contributions and commitment that our volunteers at Britannia have made for the community, and do so in a fun-filled, safe and exciting environment,” says Li-Mei Yip, Britannia Volunteer and Volunteer Committee member.
“This event is designed as an inclusive event where volunteers can bring their family and friends, all while encouraging the greater community to join as well. It’s a great way to celebrate the many contributions of Britannia’s volunteers,” says Executive Director, Cynthia Low. “This event is a token of gratitude for the caring and appreciation that individuals have for each other, which is what creates such a vibrant and active neighborhood.”
“The community has been involved in Britannia from the very beginning. We have many wonderful programs and ways to get involved. I am always welcomed as if I were family and I hope that others feel that way too,” says Allan Ross, local resident and long-time Britannia Volunteer. The services provided at Britannia not only bring respite, joy and pleasure to individuals and their families but they support people in gaining a foothold to make positive changes for themselves and the world around them.
Event festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with food vendors, face painting, music and live entertainment including Kutapira. Movie screening of the Pixar animated film “Ratatouille” begins at dusk.
Movie: Disney / Pixar’s Ratatouille
Date: September 5, 2012
Time: Movie starts at dusk. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair. In case of rain, film in Britannia Gym D.
Location: Grandview Park (1657 Charles Street, Vancouver) Off Commercial Drive
Live music and entertainment provided by Kutapira
Face-painter Lunar Marula will be present and you won’t want to miss some yummy food from the food vendors, The Chilli Truck and La Boheme Creperie!
For more information, please visit: www.britanniacentre.org