On this coming Saturday, CBC will be putting on a show at Victoria Park, including big screens for the World Cup games. The following is from a CBC email received by Tak, who I thank for the heads up:
On Saturday June 14th , 2014, CBC is hosting an outdoor World Cup Soccer Event. It will be a one day, family friendly celebration of World Cup Soccer in Canada. Our event will broadcast the viewing of the FIFA World Cup Games on large format TV screens set up throughout the park. There will be a fully animated sponsor zone fill ed with soccer interactive activities , as well as some family friendly contests with prizing!
Our setup will be within Victoria Park (we are not closing down any streets). We are asking for your support to host this event in Victoria Park and come out and join the fun-filled activities (face painting, video gaming area, photo booths, cheer zone, etc.) on Saturday June 14th from 11 :00am to 6:00pm.
Location: Victoria Park (near Commercial Drive and Grant Street), Vancouver, BC
Food/Drinks: There will be local food trucks invited to the event. NO alcohol will be permitted
Attendance: Approximately 500 – 1, 000 – All ages
We will engage Pay Duty Police Officers to assist with any traffic re-direction needs. We will also be working with event security staff that will al so ensure that all foot traffic around Victoria Park, on the streets and sidewalks move freely. First aid will be on site , along with 20+ volunteers with the event to ensure all aspects run smoothly.
That could be great fun for a family that doesn’t want to crowd into one of the Drive’s bars for the game.