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We Support Vancouver Is Awesome (And So Should You!)
August 6, 2010, 10:12 AM
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I wrote this letter of support for Vancouver is Awesome this morning.

I share it here to show BOTR’s solidarity with VIA and to encourage other creators, cultural figures in Vancouver to write letters of support, too.

VIA is a visionary collaborative cultural project. It supports us and I believe that we should give that love back.

Vancouver is Awesome. That is all.

To Whom It May Concern:

It is my pleasure to write this message of support on behalf of Bob Kronbauer and Vancouver is Awesome (VIA).

VIA is an unique and powerful voice for an emerging and vital cultural sector within our city.  It provides opportunities for new local voices to be heard, it showcases
creative projects and people, and it has become a daily go-to location for people throughout Vancouver.

What impresses me most about VIA is that it is an ‘idea driven’ project focusing on positive stories about Vancouver as a growing, creative, culturally sophisticated – and dare I say it – worldclass city.

In a time of deep concern within local cultural sectors VIA has emerged as a chorus of creative voices offering optimism, hope and fun to our community.

It is making a difference in the lives of people across this city and has become a
destination site for tourists coming to Vancouver and looking for interesting things to do while they’re here.

As curator of Books on the Radio I look to VIA for inspiration and ideas about how I can make my own projects better and connect more deeply with the Vancouver
community.

VIA is a project/website/cultural force that I completely support and I encourage our civic leaders to stand behind it as well.  Please do not hesitate to contact me for further positive commentary on VIA.

Sean Cranbury, Curator/Host/Regulator, Books on the Radio

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Vancouver needs more of this kind of infrastructure to support its literary community. Keep up thegood work!

Comment by Jamie Reid

Thanks, Jamie! Totally agree.

Comment by Sean Cranbury




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