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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.
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.
Capilano University is a teaching-focused university offering a wide range of programs and services that enable students to succeed in their current studies, in their ongoing education, in their chosen careers, in their lifelong pursuit of knowledge and in their contribution as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing and diverse global community.
Vancouver Public Library has been dedicated to meeting the lifelong learning, reading and information needs of Vancouver residents for more than 100 years. Last year, VPL had nearly 6.5 million visits, with patrons borrowing nearly 9.5 million physical and digital items including books, ebooks, movies, music and magazines. Across 21 locations, VPL is the most-visited major urban library per capita in Canada.
Since 1995, Lucky's in East Vancouver has been a welcoming spot for homemade comics, amazing zines and all manner of self-published material. This year at VanCAF, Lucky's is proud to present Lucky's Lounge, an eye-opening look into Vancouver's extensive scene of self-made publications and DIY culture.
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 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 Canada, our network numbers 9 Alliance Française (Vancouver, Victoria, Ottawa, Toronto, Moncton, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Halifax), more than 160 expert teachers and 10,000 students per 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. Worldwide, the Fondation Alliance Française in Paris is in charge of coordinating and developing the network.
Europe Comics began as an idea of Franco-Belgian comics agent Mediatoon Licensing. Three years (and a lot of work) later, it evolved into a 13-partner pan-European alliance, supported by the European Commission and held together by the desire to spread the European graphic novel heritage around the world.
Established in June 2000, we're one of Western Canada's largest and busiest bookstores, with more than 80,000 new and used titles in three neighborhood locations. While our corporate competitors "diversify" away from print into bath towels, bottled water, chocolates & electronics, we're sticking with what we do best: an unrivalled selection of new, used, & out-of-print books chosen by readers, not algorithms.
UBC Creative Writing is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. We thank the Musqueam Nation for its hospitality and support of our work. Consistently ranked in the top forty universities in the world, offers world-class creative writing programs at the BFA and MFA level, on-campus and by Distance Education.There’s no mistaking the prominence of UBC’s Creative Writing Program, nor its excellence.UBC graduates like Joan MacLeod, Stephanie Bolster, Nancy Lee, Eden Robinson, Kevin Patterson and Kevin Chong tell the stories of a modern, changing Canada. We’ve been doing it for fifty years now.
SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement supports creative engagement, knowledge mobilization and public programming in the theme areas of arts and culture, social and environmental justice, and urban issues through public talks, dialogues, workshops, screenings, performances and community partnerships. SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement provides community educational opportunities for local residents, access to artist talks and cultural events and builds partnerships with community organizations. The Office opened in December 2010 and engages over 9,000 people per year. Working with students, faculty and community, the Office is committed to long term relationship building and creative collaborations between the university and the community, in all its diverse formations and recognizes the arts as a catalyst in social change and transformative community engagement.
Black Medicine Tattoo brings custom illustrative blackwork tattoos into a welcoming and professional environment.
Founded in 1974 by Patrick Shaughnessy, Golden Age Collectables has been the prime location for comic books in Downtown Vancouver for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on our variety of stock and positive customer experience. Whether a person has been reading comics for 40 years, or is just now looking to start, our staff makes it a priority to get them what they want. Golden Age carries a wide range of comics and related products; everything from high-end statues to t-shirts, graphic novels, manga, and of course new issues of the latest comics every week. There is even a large collection of rare comics for the discerning collector.
“Like a sports bar for geeks,” was how the Storm Crow Tavern was first envisioned… In 2011 the concept was met with skepticism or outright disbelief. But soon after opening we realized that Vancouver was indeed ready for such an establishment… a place where you’d never see a hockey game or MMA event on the TV, where board, card and role-playing games were not just tolerated, but encouraged, where everything from the decor on the walls to the design of the menus referenced fantasy, science fiction and horror films, comics, and books.
TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place in 2018 at Toronto Reference Library, The Marriott Bloor Yorkville, and The Masonic Temple in the Bloor/Yonge neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around the world. Other Festival events include readings, interviews, panels, workshops, gallery shows, art installations, and much more. The full program and list of participating creators will be listed at this website, as well as in printed and digital program guides available on-site at the festival.