Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
When: Friday, November 10, 6:00 - 10:00 PM. Tickets required for admission.
Where: SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
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 annual event, Interesting Vancouver engages our diverse community by bringing together people for a fun and inspiring night. Our belief is that great ideas, inspiration, and perspectives come from unexpected connections—celebrating ordinary people doing extraordinary things in our community. The purpose of Interesting Vancouver is to expand the collective vision of possibility through stories, explorations, and discoveries.
- 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 conceptual artist and children's author recognized by Guinness for publishing the world's smallest book.
- 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 traditional Chinese medicine doctor who practices the ancient art of Tai Chi.
- 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 BC Lions Marketer who produces anti-bullying Bollywood flash mobs.
- A poet turned lawyer and activist who now assembles model spaceships.
- An award-winning stop-motion animator passionate about supporting Indigenous youth.
Additional Info: Due to popularity causing tickets to sell out too quickly, CM Van uses a waitlist as a registration system (please register only once) from which they randomly award tickets using a lottery system. Anyone can attend.
If you cannot use your ticket, please inform Creative Mornings ASAP so they can allocate the ticket to individuals on waitlist. Remaining applicants will remain on the waitlist and be informed if a ticket becomes available. Anyone who hasn’t checked in by 8:45am on morning of the event forfeits their tickets. For more information see the Creative Mornings Vancouver website.