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We are looking for community partners to host events for the upcoming Wild About Vancouver Outdoor Education Festival (WAV) running April 22-30, 2017.


Event Host FAQs

Vancouver community-based organizations that offer outdoor education experiences are invited to “showcase” what they are currently doing by contributing an event to the festival. Potential hosts may be, but not limited to, non-profits, for-profits, and in/formal educational organizations (including those who may not see themselves as being just outdoor-based).

[toggle title=”Who Will Attend the event?”]The weekday events will focus on schools, teachers, community-based organizations, and students, while the weekend events will be directed towards families and community-members at large.[/toggle]

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Take a look at the great events our 2015 Event Hosts offered.


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Event hosts will determine the “event” they wish to contribute to the festival (stand-up paddle boarding, gardening, cycling, art, music, etc). All aspects of the event are organized by each event host including: the date and time of the event, equipment, safety, supervision, insurance, and registration of participants. In addition:

  • The event will be located in Vancouver
  • There will be no fee for participants
  • There will be an educational component that invites participants to take something away that they can enact elsewhere (school, home, community-centre, etc.) and share their experience with others

[toggle title=”Our Part”]Wild About Vancouver will offer advertising and promotion of your event in addition to an event schedule and map of the festival to assist participants in choosing events to attend. WAV will also hold a preparation workshop for event providers in the weeks leading up to the festival. After the event, WAV will help collect data from the event so we can all learn from the experience.[/toggle]

[toggle title=”I Need Help Planning My Event”]Check out this helpful Wild About Vancouver Event Host Guide.[/toggle]

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Groups and/or individuals wishing to offer an event in the WAV Festival may apply for funding to help with costs associated with their event. There is no guarantee that WAV will be able to find a sponsor, but we will try!

Looking for funding for your event?  Check out Go Grants  or the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants.[/toggle]
Download the latest Event Host Guide here.
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