Wesbrook Village is located south of West 16th Avenue and bounded by Pacific Spirit Regional Park and the UBC Farm. It’s a growing neighbourhood on the UBC campus, and it’s worth checking out this weekend. Round up the kids because the village is celebrating its fourth annual festival, bringing free food and kid-friendly Vancouver activities to the UBC community. It’s all happening on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 11:00am to 4:00pm, when the bustling boulevards of Wesbrook Village will come alive with family-friendly fun. And the best part? It’s all free!
Kid-Friendly Vancouver Fun at Wesbrook Village Community Festival
Young families will especially enjoy the festival – but so will UBC students and adults without kids in tow. One of our favourite children’s entertainers, the award-winning musician Will Stroet, will perform on the main stage. UBC Dance Team and UBC A Cappella will also take to the main stage with tunes and entertainment that will appeal to all. Plus, 14 year old Yo-Yo champion Harrison Lee will demo his talents and Trevor Hirschfield, Canadian Paralympic Champion, will be on site to sign autographs and showcase his medals from the Paralympic Games.
Looking for a unique local find? Shoppers can enjoy a sidewalk sale where local retailers will showcase new products, plus interactive games and contests. Festival goers will enjoy a free BBQ lunch and tasty samples from local eats and new community retailers including Doughgirls, BierCraft and Daily Catch. Free food? We’re in!
There’s more kid-friendly fun at the festival, too. Drop by the kids’ zone for face painting, craft tables and bouncy castles. Parking at Wesbrook Village is free and the community is on various bus routes including route 41. It’s all happening at the Heart of Wesbrook Village (Wesbrook Mall and Shrum Lane), plus the Wesbrook Village parking lot and Norman MacKenzie Square.
This article was sponsored by Wesbrook Village. Wesbrook Village is set on a pristine peninsula surrounded by spectacular sweeping ocean views. The ideal balance of urban village in a natural setting, Wesbrook Village is made up of a collection of shops and residences nestled in a forest on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus. The new community features a variety of multi-family rental and market residential buildings that all conform to UBC sustainability guidelines, like rain water retention and green roofs.
To find out more about Wesbrook Village, including what’s in store at the community festival, visit www.wesbrookvillage.com.
Amber Strocel is a writer, aspiring math teacher, suburbanite, wife and mom of two. She believes in the power of the Internet to connect people, and she believes that numbers are the poetry of the universe. You can often find her knitting, sewing, volunteering, working in her garden, and sneaking chocolate when no one's looking. She blogs at Strocel.com and shares her photos on Instagram as @AmberStrocel.