Vancouver Critical Mass

Mostly event announcements, news, and bicycle related activist opinions...
Download Critical Mass flyers and posters, or upload your own
Email vancouvercm~AT~gmail~DOT~com for a posting password
Yes, we ride the last Friday of every month!

28.5.11

#### Vancouver Mini Maker Faire needs YOU! Volunteer and attend for free :) ####

Vancouver's first ever Mini Maker Faire <http://makerfaire.ca>
is less than a month away, and we're looking for volunteers!

                                                                                  
  *** Volunteers receive FREE admission wooHOO ***


This is a community initiative -- and we need more community-minded
folks to help behind (and in) the scenes! Families are also welcome
to volunteer together.

.oOo..oOo..oOo..oOo..oOo..oOo..oOo..oOo..oOo..oOo..oOo..oOo.
*****************************************************************************
If you think you might be interested in helping even a little bit...

  PLEASE FILL OUT THE VOLUNTEER FORM HERE:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
#######################################################


There will be lots of ways to help -- including bicycle rangers to get
the word out (flyering, postering, tabling, yarn b*mbing etc) between
now and the end of June. We'll also need riders during the event to
help keep it safe, fun and organised.

If you like to play, laugh, learn or be amazed, join us! Local
crochet punks, crafty cyclists, hardware hackers, cyborgs, alt
sculptors, magic makers of all kinds will be rolling their unique
creations out for the world to see. There will also be DIY 
workshops, talks, interactive exhibits and a Tesla coil.



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES
FOR THE VOLUNTEER-MINDED:


Sun. May 29th, 1pm
YARN BOMBING PLANNING MEETING
##################################
 @ VHS 45 W. Hastings, alley entrance

 Wanted: Rogue knitters and crocheters!
 All skill levels are welcome to participate in this yarn bombing
 guerrilla campaign for Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. Bring ideas
 to our brainstorm/planning session at VHS
 <http://vancouver.hackspace.ca>, led by knit-graffiti artist Leanne
 Prain, author of "Yarn Bombing". The following three Mondays
 (May 30, June 6, June 13) will be open knit nights at the VHS
 to prepare for the grand city-wide yarn bomb on Mon. June 20th.
 Indoor (upstairs) bike parking. Note: this space is not accessible.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Wed. June. 1st, 6:30pm
VOLUNTEER GRAZE, GREET AND MEET
####################################
 @ the Hackery garage, 304 Victoria Drive
      (1 block north of E. Hastings) <http://thehackery.ca>

 Volunteers and friends welcome! Bring snacks to share, or just
 graze the snacks of others. We'll be coordinating volunteer
 activities for June, and organising flyering/poster routes. You
 can also drop by to say hello and pick up flyers/posters to
 distribute. Join us! Accessible; indoor bike parking.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Sat. June 18 time TBA
SIGN MAKING PARTY
####################
 Location TBA


Sat. June 18 time TBA
ON-SITE VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION (option 1)
#########################################
 @ Great Northern Way Campus

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Tues. June 21 6:30pm
VOLUNTEER GRAZE GREET AND MEET
####################################
 @ the Hackery garage

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Wed. June 22 6:30pm
ON-SITE VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION (option 2)
#########################################
 @ Great Northern Way Campus

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Fri. June 24
MINI MAKER FAIRE SET-UP DAY!
##############################
 @ Great Northern Way Campus

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Sat June 25-Sun June 26 10am-5pm
VANCOUVER MINI MAKER FAIRE
##############################
 @ Great Northern Way Campus



THANKS for reading this far! If you have any questions, email
<http://makerfaire.ca>. You could also forward this email
anywhere you think it should go, even you can't make it yourself!

Cheers!

~Ifn


.oOo..oOo..oOo..oOo..oOo..oOo..oOo..oOo..oOo..oOo.
***************************************************************

 Vancouver Mini Maker Faire June 25-26 2011

Volunteer and help MAKE MakeFaire!!
       WHY NOT SIGN UP TODAY!

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 
#############################################

More about Maker Faire:
"Maker" culture grew out of the DIY movement and is based on the
principle that ordinary people, given access to knowledge, skills and
technology, can and will create extraordinary things. A maker can be
any person or group who invents, designs, and/or builds objects or
information systems with the goal of learning, teaching, inspiring or
improving the state of the world. Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is a
two-day celebration of making and creating. It's an all-ages family
festival promoting the ethos of DIY on a large scale.

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire will take you through an inspiring,
energetic and captivating range of exhibits, including workshops,
performances, displays, and a speaker series. Some of the features
include pyrotechnics, kinetic sculptures, interactive musical
installations, and 3d printers that can print themselves. Interaction
booths stationed throughout will centre around education: teaching
people how to complete a circuit, spin wool, or smoke bacon!

0 Comments:

Post a comment

Please be respectful and constructive. If you want to vent or hate do it somewhere else. Violent, threatening and abusive comments will be removed. Please read other posts and discussion to avoid duplicate questions.

<< Home