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100In1Day is a Summer Festival You Won’t Want to Miss

Published on May 28, 2015

Young adults jumping and smiling in front of urban landscape.

On Saturday, June 6 meet some of the most passionate people in your city. 100In1Day is a  day to turn ideas into reality all over the city celebrating the cumulative power of small changes and celebrations (we call them interventions). These are your ideas, this is your city, and this is your day

As a result, of a partnership led by Evergreen and United Way Toronto; we invited citizens to think of ways they could use their talents and passion to make their city a better place — and hundreds responded.

100In1Day takes place on June 6, in Toronto, Hamilton, Halifax and Vancouver. Everyone is invited to pop into any intervention. You can plan on attending by visiting the website and checking out the interventions taking place in your neighbourhood. You might also find yourself out and about and walking right into one. Either way all 100In1Day interventions are designed for Canadians by Canadians and will be hosted and joined by some of Canada’s most energetic, creative and extraordinary residents. From lively street festivals in busy pedestrian areas to a welcome party at our country's largest train station. These interventions will make you feel proud about where you live.

Must-See 100In1Day Interventions

In Toronto — Pack a lunch and head out after nightfall to Toronto’s Underpass Park for this year’s Midnight Picnic. Toronto’s newest park in the East Don Lands is the perfect place for a late night snack, with basketball courts, coloured lighting, and the sounds of the freeway above it brings a whole new approach to how empty space can become public space in the city.
Underpass park lighten up with coloured lights at night.

In Vancouver — There is a huge empty parking spot by Vancouver's BC Place that was supposed to be turned into a park by the City. It hasn't happened yet, so one group is setting up a canvas in that area, and will ask people what they want to see in the parking lot. People will give suggetions such as swings, benches and trees by shooting a paintball gun at the canvas. Say it With Paint will result in one large community art piece.
A man and child painting on the wall.

In Halifax —  A group of concerned residents will replicate Donna Hiebert ‘s The Wave and produce a “Wave of Waste” sculpture made entirely out of marine waste collected from the Halifax waterfront. The group hopes to promote greater awarness about marine litter and the damage it does to marine life and the environment. 
A giant wave.

In Hamilton —  A Puppy Kissing Booth is being set up by Kate Whalen who wants to share the joy of loving puppy kisses.
A cute puppy.

There’s still time to have your own urban intervention. Sign-me up!

 

Written by: Jacqueline Waters, Content and Engagement Coordinator, Evergreen