When I went to the Car Free Day on Father's Day there were booths set up for organizations to promote their causes.
The Communist Party of Canada was distributing flyers urging people to vote yes to repeal the HST. TRAC - Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre - had a table where volunteers answered people's questions and would sometimes direct them to the next table which belonged to the BC Civil Rights Coalition.
The Purple Thistle is a youth run centre for arts and activism. They are a group of young people who get involved. The flyer I picked up listed the group as 'radical gardeners' that garden in the heart of East Vancouver's industrial district.
PSAC. (That is the Public Service Alliance of Canada)
So, as you can see, even though there was lots of fun things to do like listen to music, eat various types of food and many things to buy there was also a social conscience. People trying to get others involved in making the world a better place.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
Karen Magill, Car Free Days, Vancouver,The Drive,PSAC,History,change,health