The summer heat is here in full blast, and so are SFU Woodward’s summer events. Among other things, this season promises innovation, a gospel choir, and free breakfast.
On June 5, Woodward’s will be hosting a Creative Mornings session with Dr. Paul Tinari. Part of a movement that started in New York, the event includes a free breakfast and public lecture. Tinari is currently working on setting up a 3D printing department at SFU, and he has been has been called a “Renaissance Man” and professional creative thinker. Ticket lottery registration starts on May 22. Sign up for an innovative start to your day.
On Saturday June 6, Vancouver will be hosting 100 in 1 Day, an international festival for civic engagement. The event encourages participants to come together to create 100 interventions to improve life in the city. Anyone interested can submit their interventions online by June 5 or participate in workshops on the day of the event.
On July 29, local service people will exchange their pots and pans for boxing gloves in this year’s Restaurant Rumble. The contenders — from restaurant owners to food truck chefs — will spend the summer doing both intense boxing training and fundraising. All proceeds go towards building a new boxing ring and community centre for East Vancouver youth. Finalists will be announced July 28, with the first fight on July 29. Support a good cause and your favorite restaurant, and find out who will be this year’s Restaurant Rumble Champion.
Woodwards’ Community Singers will continue to meet Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 pm until July 23 “for a dose of collective joy.” Led by Vanessa Richards, the free drop-in community choir sings everything from gospel to folk to popular music, no audition necessary.
Watch for more upcoming Woodwards events on their website, sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/events.