Happy 125th Birthday, Vancouver!
The Birthday Live celebration begins with a street hockey tournament for youth and adults at 2pm and continues until 10pm with live music, DJs, food, street arts, spectacular video art, special performances and more. Vancouverâ€™s Mayor Gregor Robertson and other dignitaries will be on hand for official ceremonies including lighting the Olympic cauldron and cutting a BIG birthday cake! Close to transit, free bicycle valet on site.
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 2pm to 10pm
Location: Jack Poole Plaza (site of the Olympic Cauldron), outdoor plaza at Thurlow & Canada Place, adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre (1055 Canada Place)
Featured Artists & Activities
* Street Hockey Tournament for adult and youth teams from 2pm to 5pm. Five Hole For Food will be collecting donations for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and DJ Marvel of the Freshest and Duh Hockey Guys will be there to spin tunes and keep everyone laughing.
* Official ceremonies from 6pm to 7pm with Mayor Gregor Robertson, leaders of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations and other dignitaries.
*Olympic Cauldron Lighting during the official ceremonies.
* A giant birthday cake created by the faculty and culinary students at Vancouver Community College Baking and Pastry Arts Department. Free cake will be served following the official ceremonies.