Canada Day 150 Celebration #OnRobson
On Saturday, July 1st from 11- 4 p.m., the Robson Street Business Association (RSBA) is teaming up with the West End Business Improvement Association (WEBIA) to celebrate Canada Day 150 on Robson Street.
The sidewalks from Burrard to Denman Street will be filled with music, entertainment, treats, giveaways, and business promotions. Additionally, the south side of Bute, Jervis and Cardero Streets will be closed to vehicle traffic to make way for some exciting activations.
VIVA Vancouver is launching Bute Street as a pilot pedestrian plaza on Canada Day, which will be transformed into a colourful and fun outdoor lounge area, complete with tables, chairs, umbrellas and a piano. To kick the day off, RYU Apparel is hosting a morning kettle bell workout in the space from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
On Jervis Street, the inaugural Timber Ball Hockey Tournament (TBHT) benefitting the Britannia After School Hockey program will be taking place. From 12-4pm, local brewery teams, a Timber/Forage team, Bomber Brewing guys, and a team from B.A.S.H will face off to win the coveted TBHT trophy. Throughout the day, Timber will feature drink specials, s’mores in the courtyard, and Chef Whittaker will be cookin’ up some delicious bison on the patio.
On Cardero Street, WE Arts will have a large outdoor art display featuring over 10 artists and musicians. Holy Crab will also be a part of the festivities, selling their newest menu items, including lobster rolls.
And what birthday celebration would be complete without cake? At 2 p.m., the RSBA and WEBIA will officially celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with the playing of our national anthem and serving maple flavoured mini cupcakes at Bute and Jervis Streets.
Teri Smith, Executive Director of the RSBA, states “We are excited to partner with our West End neighbours to celebrate our great nation on its 150th birthday and to create a fun, memorable event for our visitors.”
Stephen Regan, Executive Director of the WEBIA adds, “Robson is one of Canada’s most popular streets and a true Canadian destination. We are thrilled to showcase Robson Street businesses and West End hospitality.”
The Robson Street and West End Business Improvement Associations are non-profit organizations that work to promote and enhance the economic development of the commercial businesses and properties along specific sections of Robson, Denman and Davie Streets.