I don’t know about you Glebers, but I’ve found the construction to be a bit of a bummer!! We’ve all experienced the dusty streets (cough, gag), the cracked pavement and the dirty pathways (ew!). We can’t make it go away, but we can take advantage of the traffic-free streets! From the organizers that brought you ‘Glebe’s Got Flavour’ comes this year’s main event – ‘’GLEBE STREETS!’ . Wahoo!
For the past two years, Maya Ethier, Erik Kulakowsky, Sarah Hyde, Ian Boyd and Jose Bray have done an amazing job organizing ‘Glebe’s Got Flavour,’ which took place in central park. This year, they have decided to change the name and bring the event directly onto Bank Street! With so many Bank street businesses having been affected by the construction, this event is an opportunity to bring more traffic and more business to the community.
Several empty lots on Bank Street are going to be occupied with many fantastically fantastic things to do! In addition, there will be dj’s and acoustic musicians on several street corners to provide amazing sounds for all the activities which include:
- Skateboarding mini-ramp and street skate competitions hosted by Slaysh skate shop;
- A BMX Flatland competition and launch ramp showcase hosted by Joe Mamma’s;
- Bouncy castles provided by Party Inflatables;
- MUSIC, MUSIC and more amazing local MUSICIANS !!! One main stage plus musicians scattered throughout the hood.
Check out these ridiculously amazing acts that we have lined up so far…
- Amos The Transparent – indie rock
- Philly Moves – hip hop
- The Brothers Chaffey – country funk
- Mean Tangerine – ska/reggae
- The Love Machine – indie rock
- K.G. – hip hop
- Lady Shelz – reggae/hip hop
- Aron the Alien – hip hop
- The Effect – rock
- The Riot Police – rock
- Full Tipped Sleeve – rock
And so many more, it’s going to be crazy! Of course you’re excited about all that! I know I am!
The event will be held Friday, September 9th, from 4pm – 9pm, and Saturday, September 10th, from 10:00 – 9pm on Bank Street, from Glebe to Fifth. After 9pm, the fun will continue in the local pubs, with some of the acts moving indoors for intimate and interactive performances.
This event wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors, the Glebe Business Improvement Area, Scotiabank and the Minto Group Ltd. Also, thanks to the contribution in memory of Dr. Ken Loewen. Thank you vair vair much, sponsors!
As always, our fearless organizers are looking for an extra hand. For you highschoolers that need volunteer hours, this is a chance to earn them. Or maybe you’re just interested in volunteering.
Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, check out our website www.glebestreets.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and see you all at the event – it’s gonna be off that heezy for sheezy, and I’m not talking Parcheesi !