The following article was originally published by the Robson Street Business Association.
On Saturday, July 1st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Robson Street Business Association (RSBA) is teaming up with West End Business Improvement Association (WEBIA) to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Robson Street style!
The sidewalks along Robson Street from Burrard to Denman 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 800 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) benefiting 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. Down on Cardero Street, WE Arts will have a large outdoor art display featuring over 10 artists and musicians and Holy Crab will also be a part of the festivities, selling their newest menu items, including lobster rolls.
We’ll also be dancing to the beats of some of Vancouver’s best artists:
- Baby C – Hip Hop & Pop
- David Morin – Soul & R&B
- Derek Pitts – Folk Rock & Soul
- Joshua Minksy – French inspired
- Karla Sax – Saxophone instrumental
… and many more!
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 (from Cupcakes) at Bute and Cardero Streets.
Be sure to celebrate Canada Day #onRobson, everyone is invited! Stay up to date on our Facebook event page for details on retailer promotions and more!