Ever find yourself wondering what to do on a warm summer evening? Looking to try new things and meet new people? Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, gain experience, make new friends and take advantage of what the city has to offer!
Here are 6 upcoming events in Downtown New West to get involved with this summer:
Geeks and video game lovers, come help out at the 8th annual Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo! With vendors, gaming, tournaments, panels and more, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities for everyone to join in the fun. The expo is happening June 22nd, 2019. Click here for more information.
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Love music? The Arts Council of New West’s summer concert series -- Music by the River -- combines live musical performances with local craft beer and wine for a fun evening for all ages. Come help set up and enjoy the live performances while enjoying an evening at the pier. Music by the River is happening Tuesday and Thursday evenings in July. Click here for more information.
TGIF! Fridays on Front is back this summer every Friday evening, July 5 to August 23 from 5-9pm. Make this family-friendly market a better one each week with your help! Click here for more information.
Photo courtesy of @newwestgp
Are you a sports fan? Come help out at a world class professional cycling event here in New West. Part of BC Superweek, the Grand Prix is a one day racing event held in the historic downtown area, featuring some of the best riders from around the world! There are plenty of things to be done, so whether you’re an avid cyclist or a keen spectator, all hands are welcome. The New West Grand Prix is happening July 9th. Click here for more information.
Calling all foodies! The Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival is back again this year and bigger than ever. Come try out some of the best on-the-go cuisine the lower mainland has to offer while gaining some experience and giving back to the community. Columbia StrEAT Food Fest is July 27th, 2019. Click here for more information.
Photo courtesy of @newwestpride
Want to help spread the love this summer? New West Pride 2019 marks the festival’s 10th anniversary, as well as the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. Join in on the festivities and help support LGBTQ+ community by volunteering at the Pride Street Party on August 17th. Click here for more information.