Despite our efforts to bring people together over stimulating talks and exhibits, the conversation of “Lonely Vancouver” has reared its lonely head once again. Luckily, however, this time it comes with a well-written and somewhat rousing remedy: Rent-A-Friend. Do you find yourself yearning for occasional companionship? If Rent A Friend is up your alley, you might want to consider this bubbling compilation of events around town as date-options. Careful, it might make Vancouver seem fun and action packed.
In Burnaby, one woman is aiming to build, not only a network of friends, but an entire community of empowered immigrants. Through launching a community market in her Edmonds neighborhood, Lubna Abdelrahman is a shining example of the type of leadership Vancouver needs to embrace. Speaking of which, did you know there is a free market taking place this Sunday in Grandview park?
While the “Regeneration” dialogues around transportation and sustainability continue this week, some are calling the series a new platform for public engagement with the City. Indeed. On the contrary, forty years ago, the City’s idea of public engagement consisted of possibly the most daring act of grant-giving in the enactment of a Town Fool.
And on that note, we leave you with some contemporary, digital tomfoolery.
What do you think? Next MOV exhibit, “#YVRlolz”?