Advocacy, education and outreach in support of Vancouver's public spaces

Active Fiction - Granville Island Walk your way into the story… with Active Fiction

The VPSN’s Active Fiction Project creates short, fictional, ‘choose your own adventure’ stories that take place in a Vancouver neighbourhood. The self-guided stories are ‘hidden’ in public spaces for readers to discover by walking, or biking, through the same neighborhood in which... Continue reading »

October 20, 2015   |   0 comments
George Wainborn Park Allison Boulton 100 in 1 Day Urban Intervention Preview: Ready! Set! Recycle!

by Lea Chambers Vancouver resident and recycling enthusiast, Allison Boulton, is looking at fun ways to become more knowledgable about recycling and reusing household items. “Before you throw it in the garbage, try and reuse it for something,” Allison says.... Continue reading »

May 28, 2015   |   0 comments
Theresa-Eaton-6 Bring Your Art-Making Process Outdoors

by Lea Chambers | painting: Theresa Eaton, Judge’s 3rd Place Selection in the Adult (19+) Category, Granville Island, OPC 2014 Care to leave the studio, classroom, or apartment with your art supplies? On May 10th, Opus Art Supplies is having an Outdoor Drawing... Continue reading »

April 16, 2015   |   0 comments
aquabus_docks_600pixels-600x399 Redefining Granville Island

by Isabelle Kim I feel a bit ignorant for being oblivious of the changes that have been happening on Granville Island over the past year. I didn’t realize it they would be happening to one of my favourite public spaces in Vancouver so... Continue reading »

February 24, 2015   |   0 comments
Granville Isl - Rebecca Bolwitt Granville Island: a principles-first approach to the future of Vancouver’s public market

Granville Island has been in the news a lot this year. Back in February, an article by Daphne Brahman at the Vancouver Sun pondered a ‘re-imagining’ of Granville – one spurred by the impending 2016 move of Emily Carr University.... Continue reading »

July 31, 2014   |   0 comments