The Alliance Française is the largest cultural network in the world with more than 800 centers in 137 countries and 550,000 students every year. In Vancouver, the Alliance Française of Vancouver has been actively promoting interest in the French language and culture since 1904. We are a non-profit cultural and educational association managed by a board of directors elected by its members. It is our mission to foster the appreciation of French culture through cultural events and to offer French language courses to all.
The cultural office of the Consulate general of France in Vancouver is in charge of developing cultural, educational and artistic relations and exchanges between France and Western Canada.
The mandate of the Roundhouse is twofold: to be a centre for community cultural development and a community source for recreational activities for all ages. We thrive on exploring issues, on taking risks, on being cutting edge. We strive to bring people together in new ways to explore what is important to them. Through stretching our boundaries and challenging our perceptions, we endeavour to build community and in our own way to make the world a better place.
Silverstring Media Inc. is a narrative design and digital media production company in Vancouver, BC, focusing on innovative storytelling, and inclusive and diverse games. They're the creators of the VanCAF ConQuest Experience and conference app, an interactive, location-based game at the festival. Silverstring's original projects also include the Canadian Videogame Award-finalist Glitchhikers in 2014, and other critically-acclaimed games like Tectr, Viral Dusty Dead Identity Quiz, Morning Rituals, and Patient #. They also work with clients on narrative and game design and production. Silverstring Media has been featured in publications like Kotaku, Kill Screen, Rock Paper Shotgun, Offworld, TechVibes, and The Guardian.
The Vancouver Park Board is the only elected body of its kind in Canada. Formed in 1888 as a committee to manage the new Stanley Park, its history is as old as the city's itself. It has exclusive possession, jurisdiction, and control over more than 230 public parks in Vancouver and a large public recreation system of community centres, pools, rinks, fitness centres, golf courses, street trees, marinas, playing fields, and more. The elected nature of the Park Board and the strength and focus of its mandate have resulted in urban parks and recreation that today hold an enviable and esteemed position world-wide. The Park Board's mission is to provide, preserve, and advocate for parks and recreation services to benefit all people, communities, and the environment.