The Real Canadian Potluck

Announcing the next Vancouver Biennale Community Event.

On Thursday, June 27th, join us as we celebrate the start of summer at Vanier Park with food, live music, and other culturally inspired activities presented by our community partners. Bring family and friends, a picnic dinner, (with a little extra to share if you’d like), and an appetite to sample an assortment of food sensations created especially for the potluck by local foodies. Meet, mingle, share a delicious nosh, and dance the night away.

The gathering place is PARADISE HAS MANY GATES, a Vancouver Biennale public art installation in Vanier Park. This amazing chain-link mosque, by Saudi Arabian artist Ajlan Gharem, is the perfect dramatic backdrop to the event, as it exemplifies what the Biennale is all about – where art is a catalyst for community engagement, social action, dialogue, and learning where we live, work, play, and transit.

Vanier Park is accessible by public transit with plenty of parking available by Museum of Vancouver.


Want To Participate With Special Food?

Are you interested in sharing your cultural traditions through food? We’re looking for people who make a traditional food item that would give others a taste of where they come from. Everyone from professional chefs to home cooks is welcome to apply. We’re offering financial stipends to cover the cost of ingredients, enough for you to be able to offer a hundred delectable bites to potluck picnickers. If you’re able to offer a food item, please call Sammi at 604-682-1289 (office) / 604-765-9148 (cell).


Interested In Sponsoring?

For more information on sponsorships and donations, contact Sammi at or by phone at 604-682-1289.

Presented by the Vancouver Biennale, a not-for-profit organization (851934273 RR 0001).


Cultural Partners



Media Partners

Vanier Park On-Site Sponsors




Date & Time

Thursday, June 27, 2019
6:00 PM to Sunset

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