Date and Location of kick-off events: We will be announcing the event at a kick off event with Linking Seniors Services at the Roundhouse on June 8th and at the 9th Annual Tea by the Sea dance on Friday June 10, 2011 (note corrected date).
Date of ongoing events: June – Nov 30, 2011
Location: Britannia Community Services Centre, Champlain Community Centre, Dunbar Community Centre, Douglas Park Community Centre, False Creek Community Centre, Kitsilano Community Centre, Renfrew Community Centre, Riley Community Centre, Strathcona Community Centre, Sunset Community Centre, Thunderbird Community Centre, Aboriginal Friendship Centre, South Granville Senior’s Centre, 411 Seniors Centre, Roundhouse
The project will engage, inspire honour and celebrate Vancouver’s older adults in our community through community social events and the Lifelong Journey mini biographies documented in a Poster Project. These celebrations will take place in 14 locations in Vancouver, Community Centres, Aboriginal Friendship Centre, South Granville Senior’s Centre, and 411 Seniors Centre. We are targeting 42 Vancouver seniors for the Lifelong Journey Project (3 elders at each location) and plan to celebrate with our partners and hundreds of community members.
This project will highlight the history of Vancouver’s local communities through the Lifelong Journeys of each of the 42 seniors amazing stories. We will be engaging local youth in the project to interview and record the elders selected in their community.
With support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada.