Presenters

  • La Bousolle

    La Boussole line-up for corn and cake

    La Boussole line-up for corn and cake

    In celebration of French culture catered 200 pieces of corn on the cob and cake for the public to enjoy! They also sponsored Kesseke’s performance and had a variety of games available for people to play. Please visit their website to get more on details on the services that La Boussole offers for Francophone Canadians.

  • “Connect” Our Community Art

    The best of Connect, Our Community Art Show

    The best of Connect, Our Community Art Show

Connect is the Gathering Festival Arts Show that runs for two weeks at the Gathering Place. During the Saturday celebrations the art show presents the best of Connect. One juried  peice from each of the 55 artist  is showcased.

  • Vancouver Second Mile Society

    Setting up for the Seniors Story Telling and Banner booth.

    Setting up for the Seniors Story Telling and Banner booth.

The Vancouver Second Mile Society and the Gathering Place teamed up to present 5 story telling and bannermaking workshop with seniors. The banners made by the seniors represent their experiences and memories of living in the downtown south. Visit their site to learn more about what the Second Mile Society does for our senior citizens!

  •  Our Community Bikes

The Our Community Bikes  free bike repair booth is always very popular at the Gathering Festival. For more information on their activities link to Our Community Bikes and learn about the bike repair workshops they offer!

  • Directions Youth Services

Directions is a branch of Family Services of Greater vancouver. Directions works closely with inner-city at risk youth. In partnership with directions we ran several youth stilt walking workshops and the youth got to show off their new stilt dancing skill at the Festival. Check out Directions to learn about the services they offer for our youths!

YouthCo

The YouthCo Know on the Go Van

The YouthCo Know on the Go Van

YouthCO is community-driven organization run by and for youth that seeks to engage, educate and empower young people living with or at-risk of HIV and Hep C. The YouthCo Van engaged people in games and were able to do on the spot health testing.

City Dog

City Dog joined the Gathering Festival at the last minute. Their frre pet food and supplies were very popular. You can find out more about their service at http://www.city-dog.ca/

West Coast Mental Health Network Society

Since 1991, the Network has provided mental health service users with a profound sense of community and belonging, as well as opportunities for social interaction, education, creative self-expression and having a powerful voice. Members who take part in Network programs do so as peers, not as clients or patients, and are self-referred.  Find out more at http://www.wcmhn.org/

Community Police

Contable Alison Hill engaging community members

Contable Alison Hill engaging community members

The Granville Community Police are regular presenters at the Gathering Place events.

Coast Mental Health

Coast Mental Health distributed hundreds of sandwiches and bottles of water for our guests on the day of the Festival. Visit Coast Mental Health to learn more about what they do!