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A celebration of the curious & unexpected ways people express creativity through hobbies, passions, & obsessions. What makes you interesting?
Celebrating the uncelebrated. Interesting Vancouver is an annual community gathering showcasing the region’s most fascinating people and the way they express their creativity through their hobbies, passions, and obsessions. From their offices, farms, studios, schools, workshops or wherever else they squirrel away, we find fascinating people and ask them to speak about something they passionately care about.
Who’s interesting? You are! Interesting Vancouver gatherings are casual and relaxed, with a low cost structure ensuring affordability. The 2017 event is part of the cultural programming at SFU Woodward’s Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema on Nov 10th. Over the evening, curated speakers from Metro Vancouver’s diverse community will speak for 10 minutes about something they care deeply about—followed by an engaging dialogue with the audience. The link is curiosity. Why? Because we are surrounded by interesting things we have yet to discover. By stepping outside our everyday routines and boundaries and interacting with people from different disciplines, we are able to approach these subjects with fresh eyes and learn.
An 18 year old, female, Chinese-Hungarian-Canadian competitive Highland Bagpipe player.
An event producer who performs vocals for a queer Funk and Motown cover band.
A publisher who practices the secret art of dimensional illustration.
A Fire Tiger artist and filmmaker who is learning a language of tenderness from houseplants.
An architect and hunter interested in reconnecting people to their environments.
A soulful Afro-Canadian singer/songwriter living with MS.
A socially conscious acoustic artist who untaps creativity with visual facilitation.
A former hairdresser turned artist who raises money and awareness for veterans.
A community relations professional who dresses up as Superman and organizes anti-bullying flash mobs.
A poet turned lawyer whose love of language spans the boring and the beautiful.
An award-winning stop-motion artist passionate about helping community and youth heal.
Location: SFU Woodward’s, 149 West Hastings St.
Admission includes: Light catered reception, cash bar & live music!
Schedule: 6:00pm Doors open, 7:00pm Program, Intermission & reception
Full details at www.interestingvancouver.com
Be sure to print out your receipt (or on your mobile) as it will serve as your ticket.
To volunteer, nominate a speaker, or support Interesting Vancouver email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to our support partners for making this greed free event possible.
We encourage you to cycle, transit or carshare to get to the event! Modo, our carshare partner and local co-op, is offering new members a $50 driving credit. Use the code INTERESTINGVAN to sign up.*
*Valid for new members only. Offer does not include $10 non-refundable registration fee. Cannot be used in conjunction with another offer or redeemed for cash. Drive time applies to vehicle usage only; cannot be used for fines, fees, or admin costs. Must be at least 19-years old with a valid licence. Promotion applied subject to approval of registration. Drive time credit expires 31 days after redemption.