Our Mission and Vision


The Gathering Festival aims to use art, performing arts and special events to leverage public enthusiasm and participation with the goal of building a positive community in Vancouver’s Downtown South. The festival will raise the community profile and foster an environment where residents, businesses, and cultural, social and service groups, from across a diverse range of economic, ethnic and social backgrounds are inspired to create an inclusive, vibrant and prosperous neighbourhood.


Residents, businesses and organizations from all backgrounds live, play, work and support each other in an inclusive and vibrant downtown south Vancouver community.