Attend the Kits House Celebration this Saturday, August 27

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Before you head to the Pink Salmon Festival Sunday, check out this golden family event at the historic Kits House this Saturday. Kits House will be undergoing a large-scale redevelopment starting Fall 2011. Join them to celebrate the history and future of Kits House before they close for construction. The celebration includes Kits House partners, staff, volunteers and Kits neighbourhood residents. It takes place August 27, 1:00-4:00pm at 7th & Vine. There will be good eats, contests, games and more.

What: Kits House Celebration 

When: Saturday August 27, 1:00-4:00pm

Where: Kits House, pictured to the right, located at 7th Ave at Vine

More details after the jump…

What: A grand Kits House celebration with

  • Refreshments including Greek Food from the Hellenic Community of Vancouver
  • Photobooth
  • 1930s Swing Music
  • 1960s Kid Zone -Bouncy Castle, Hula Hoops, Interactive Music & more.- Community Art Projects
  • Historical Costume Contest – Come dressed in a decade between 1890 & 1980. Prizes for the best costumes: Volunteer, Adult, Pet, Child under 10 yrs. , Child over 10 yrs.
  • Theatre performance
  • Parasol parade

Why: Kits House will soon close for construction. They wish to celebrate the Kits House past and future before construction begins. Pre-construction work will begin in September 2010. They expect that this project will take approximately 18 months to complete. The goal of construction is to develop a unique and innovative pilot project to address the core community need* for Neighbourhood House programs and services, daycare and affordable seniors housing with the potential to be replicated across the province.

Kits House, 2305 – 2325 West 7th Ave., 604-736-3588, Kitshouse.org

Last modified: August 27, 2011

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