Join us for the sights, smells and sounds of the city.
VANCOUVER, May 5 /CNW/ -Think City is hosting Vancouver's fourth annual
Think City Tours on the weekend of May 7th and 8th. Over 500 people
have already signed up for 27 tours.
"We have seen lots of interest and enthusiasm from participants over the
last three years and that is reflected in this year's sign-ups" said
James Fletcher, a Think City Board member. "We are also pleased to
bring Think City Tours to more communities in Metro Vancouver, as there
are great stories to be told all across this region."
This year Think City Tours will be hosted in Surrey, Richmond, New
Westminster, Maple Ridge, UBC, and neighbourhoods throughout Vancouver.
"Think City Tours is about providing fun opportunities for residents to
engage with the many rich stories in their communities. This is a great
way to learn about the incredible diversity of people, nature, history,
and culture that surrounds us every day," said Fletcher.
Some notable tours to be held this year include:
Historian Michael Barnholden's ghost written tour through Downtown Vancouver.
Artist Alex Grunenfelder's air tasting tour of Gastown, the Downtown Eastside and Chinatown.
Bernadette Keenan's bicycle ride along little-known parts of the Fraser River waterfront
in New Westminster and Surrey.
Writer and historian Ian McLeod's look at the past, present and future of Port Haney in Maple Ridge.
Steve Chitty's walk back in time along the Crescent Beach waterfront promenade.
The goal of Think City Tours is to raise urban literacy and build
strong, connected communities by offering a pedestrian-focused event
that combines insights into civic history, environment, planning,
design and citizen engagement with the simple act of walking and
To view a complete list of tours and register online by Friday, May 6th
at 5:00 pm, visit:
SOURCE Think City
For further information:
Think City Media Contact:
James Fletcher, 604-782-8379