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The Lower Mainland Bookcrossing Meetup Group Message Board › Another release idea (for June 13/04)

Another release idea (for June 13/04)

Vancouver, BC
The following event is going to be monthly throughout the summer and at a different Vancouver park each time. I'm planning on going and bring some books with me. It sounds perfect for BookCrossing 'cause there seems to be a gift economy sensibility and a lot of openness to alternatives:

MOMPop Picnic

Sunday, June 13, 11am-5pm
Nelson Park, Nelson & Bute

Self-propelled fun for free! An inter-activated carnival of ideas presented by MOMENTUM magazine with help from Tribal Harmonix and Pedal Play. Dj1s, pedal-powered sound, performances, art jams, stuff for kids, eccentricities.


A summer series of FREE daytime activation festivals.

Featuring djs (with pedal-powered sound system where possible), live music, storytelling, activities for kids, art jams, movement and dance, idea exchange centres, barter booths, and whatever else participants and neighbors feel inspired to contribute (in a safe and respectful manner). Spontaneous, interactive, and low-overhead. Projected attendance: between 50 and 300 people.


Throughout the summer of 2004, in well-trafficked and accessible public spaces.


Presented by The Momentum Society (publishers of MOMENTUM: The Magazine for Self-Propelled People, with support from Pedal Energy Development Alternatives ( and Tribal Harmonix(


To maintain and amplify the energy that MOMENTUM magazine brought to our city.

To introduce diverse elements of art, music, movement, social activism and community into a crucible to activate positive connections and growth.

To demonstrate appropriate technologies and initiatives which we can use NOW to reduce our ecological footprint: Bicycles, transit, pedal-powered machines, solar, wind and geothermal power, green architecture, water conservation, urban density as opposed to suburban sprawl, co-operative living, composting, recycling, and so much more.

To share wisdom and knowledge.

To celebrate this marvellous city in which we live, and to explore its potential.

To stir people out of apathy and bring joy and purpose to everyday life.

To give and receive FUN, for FREE.


We already have everything we need. Let's revel in the abundance we have RIGHT NOW, make use of the resources WE ALREADY HAVE IN OUR HANDS and stop expecting change to happen from without.

Because compassion and creativity will set us free.


MOMENTUM: the Zine

There will be a Momentum Zine created for each MOMpop!. It will be small and basic, but packed with goodies (and ads, to pay for our modest expenses). The theme of the first zine is "fun for free", but don't be restricted by that...anything to do with the city, self-propulsion, philosophy, or the nature of the universe is fine. Max. word count for submissions is 300 words; less is better; brief quotes, random short ideas, creative mindfarts most welcome. B/w reproducible art and graphics most welcome!

Send submissions to


What else can you do at a MOMpop?

We need people specifically for:

-finding food donations
-setup, teardown
-transportation (a sturdy dolly or trailer would do for the Grandview event, to get gear back to storage locker)
-first aid -- at least one person on site all day with a kit and basic knowledge
-people to wear the Info Hat in shifts, or dance with the donation bucket
-photographers/videographers to document

That's the nuts &'s the really fun part: participate. Share your fun. The only "rules" are, everything must be FREE -- or, potentially, by barter. Throwdowns must be safe, low-impact, and self-propelled (no engines). No structures may be erected on the site. If you need a table, you'll have to bring it -- but generally, blankets or freefloating things are better. Booths and structured "workshops" are maybes -- please call us if you want to talk about them. There is no budget for materials...scavenge, request, manifest, be creative. Please send an e-mail to and say what you'd like to do...just so we have some idea what to expect. But, spontaneity is also highly encouraged.
Vancouver, BC
Here are the sources for the event info:

Vancouver, BC
MOMpop!#2, the Bike Month Edition

SUNDAY JUNE 13, 11am to 5pm
Strathcona Park (Venables & Hawkes, kittycorner to Casa Gelato)
in the People's Republic of East Vancouver
(see for a map)

Stage lineup (in no particular order): Djs ­ Mr. Garth (sunny breaks), Lady Ra (slinky beatz), Mazeguider (electro-oddities), Kriyatrix (buttshakin' brakes), Andabeat (jazzy worldbeat).

Performances by: Nadia Cheney, Barefoot, Michael Bean, various mystery jests...

Plus: art jams, free store, skatepark, chalk drawing, bike decorating, contact dance, stuff for kids, button making, pedal-powered smoothies, chopper bikes, and...?!

Come early and get a free tiny MOMpop! zine.

and introducing: DOGpop!s ­ free fun for dogs! including ­ smells, bushes, grass, sticks, other dogs, and so much more...

Come join in the art, movement, music and co-inspiration...bring what you've got, and share it.

INFO: e-mail: ph: 604-688-4228
Vancouver, BC
How did it go?
Vancouver, BC
How did it go?

It didn't, at least for me -- I had to skip this one. At least it's a monthly event, so I can go to the next one...
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