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Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day at Trout Lake

Melissa Tsang
VOIS Manager
Sunny days are finally here in Vancouver, and it's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood.

A few years ago I lived in East Van and I have fond summer memories of wandering the neighbourhood and interacting with folks in the community. Last summer Vancouver Opera moved to The O'Brian Centre at 3rd and McLean in East Van, and I couldn't be more thrilled to spend time in the neighbourhood again.

With Mother's Day around the corner, I'm reminded that it's not about what you buy for your mother, but the time you spend together, what you do together and for it all, your appreciation.

If you're looking for something to do this weekend on Mother's Day, I suggest going over to Trout Lake Park to do some cool stuff with Anthony Schrag. Through a series of interactive events he explores the definitions of community and art, which is relevant to us as artists and inhabitants of the community:

Are you there in Trout Lake?
A series of events that explores and questions what "community" means to the users of Trout Lake Park. A community can be defined by the question "what is not a community" and artist Anthony Schrag hopes to explore this with the users of Trout Lake Park by developing a series of free Sunday afternoon events that engage adults, teens, early-20's slackers, seniors, kids, animals and the geography of the area. Contact Anthony at with any questions.

May 13 – Canoe You! You bring him stuff, he'll make a canoe out if and you all see if it floats.
May 27 – 3 Concerts: Concert For Dogs, Singing For Birds, Recital For Fish
June 3 – History On The Lake
June 10 – Build Your Own Trout Lake Monster
June 17 – International Nap Day

Check out the blog.

-Melissa Tsang is the VOIS Manager.
She <3's her mother and the community of East Van.

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