About the Festival
About the Festival
Collingwood Days is an annual festival celebrating the diversity and culture of the Renfrew-Collingwood neighborhood in Vancouver, BC.
This year we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary from July 14 to July 22, 2023. Festivities tie together the diversity, history and natural environment of the community.
All events take place on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and the Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Meet the people behind this year's poster!
Meet Donna, the graphic designer behind this years poster. Indigenous Artist from T'it'q'et of the St'at'imc Nation, Lillooet, BC. Lives in Vancouver, BC
"When I was young my favourite time of day was when I was allowed to colour or spend time with my grandma crocheting or baking. As I got older, being a single parent, I felt the need to be creative in order to save money but give well-crafted things...so I started making more elaborate cakes, costumes and more for my children, family and friends...then through social media my audience grew and people started wanting to purchase what I create. My inspiration is often influenced by my indigenous background and my pursuit to create something unique"
Jolene Andrew, a Witsuwit’en and Gitxsan artist. Raised in the village of Witset. Her mother was a carver. Jolene likes to use all forms of traditional material. She has been trying to make her own unique designs in North West Coast style art since a young age. Jolene’s original art designs are also influenced by her Gitxsan Uncle Eric MacPherson.
Jolene’s artwork explores the symbolisms and teachings expressed through the shapes, forms and depictions. The work reflects her values, teachings and interconnection to stories and histories and memory.
Thank you Donna and Jolene for working on our logo and design for Collingwood Days this year!
Collingwood Business Improvement Association
Collingwood – Gateway to Vancouver
Welcome to historical Collingwood! This gateway to Vancouver—once serving as the first street-car route in the City—now connects people and places in a friendly urban village. Located at the crossroads of Vancouver and Burnaby, Collingwood village spans Kingsway from Boundary to Rupert. Walking along these colourful streets you’ll feel the charm of a village and the excitement of a bustling shopping district to explore!
Collingwood’s collection of long time family businesses and trendy shops and services will fulfill your wish list – from ethnic eateries to beauty boutiques, and a vast variety of professional services for your personal and professional needs. Visit the gateway to Vancouver and satisfy your craving for shopping, dining and so much more!
Vancouver, B.C. V5R 5W2
Collingwood Community Policing Centre
CPC works to contribute towards sustaining and enhancing safe, livable neighbourhoods by educating and empowering people to focus on community development.
In collaboration with the community, the Vancouver Police Department and other agencies CPC strives to make Vancouver a safe and thriving city and to act as a bridge between the community and the Vancouver Police Department.
5160 Joyce Street
Vancouver BC, V5R 4H1
MOSAIC is a multilingual non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues that affect immigrants and refugees in the course of their settlement and integration into Canadian society.
5575 Boundary Road
Vancouver, B.C., V5R 2P9
Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH) provides services and community development initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life of residents in the Collingwood area of east Vancouver. Activities are targeted primarily to low and middle income families. Services are delivered in a variety of languages with emphasis on building social connections, capacity, cross-cultural sharing and life-long learning. Residents of all ages participate in educational, cultural, social, health, economic and recreational services, as well as contribute towards building a safe and caring community through volunteer contributions, leadership and partnership development.
CNH is a non-profit, social services agency serving the community since 1985. We are guided by our "Vison", "Mission", and "Values" statements to provide services and opportunities to our community. We offer licensed childcare, immigrant services, recreation, youth, seniors and intercultural opportunities, including programs related to food, arts & celebrations, community initiatives, intercultural projects, and homelessness outreach.
5288 Joyce Street
Vancouver, B.C. V5R 6C9
Renfrew Park Community Centre
Picturesquely situated on the south end of lovely Renfrew Ravine Park, Renfrew Park Community Centre was opened in 1963 and offers an active complex of facilities to serve the growing Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood. Renfrew Park Community Centre offers an exciting variety of recreational activities for people of all ages!
Whether you are interested in sports, arts, fitness, health and wellness, or personal development, we have got something for you. Amenities include a Fitness Centre, Indoor Swimming Pool, Gymnasium and other multipurpose rooms.
604-257-8388 ext 1
2929 East 22nd Avenue
Vancouver BC V5M 2Y3