The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) is a registered charitable society and invites you to be a part of the Festival. Whether as a sponsor, donor, or volunteer, together we bridge the silos in metro Vancouver, making vital connections between generations, cultures, religions, and neighbours, while engaging citizens with beauty to raise the aesthetic taste. The Festival’s motto, “there is no stranger under the cherry tree” welcomes inclusion, participation and celebration of all community groups.
“The whole idea of this event is to get us all to pause and appreciate the ethereal, ephemeral, delicate beauty of cherry blossoms…and by so doing, to realize the importance of living in the moment and not taking life for granted.”
Steve Whysall, Vancouver Sun, Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Charitable Registration Number: 845298678RR0001
Incorporation Number: S-48848
Our Vision: To be an international festival recognized for bringing all people together to celebrate the cherry blossom as a symbol of peace and friendship.
Our Mission: To sustain & renew Vancouver’s cherry tree heritage, and actively engaging diverse communities through accessible arts and culture that celebrates the transcendent fragile beauty of the Cherry Blossom.
|Connect||We connect people through engaging, accessible, inclusive, and family-friendly cultural programming. We build community and cross-cultural understanding.|
|Celebrate||We celebrate Vancouver’s original gift of cherry trees and love affair with the cherry blossom, enjoying each moment of the fleeting season.|
|Collaborate||We collaborate with dedicated volunteers and community partners to build innovative arts and cultural programs.|
|Educate||We educate people about the story of the cherry tree and its life in Vancouver.|
Everybody’s talking about the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival!
“The festival experience has shown me how much fun it will be to be more involved in the life of this city.”
“Learning about different cultures, transforming our world to a more loving place, one cherry blossom at a time.”
“I just think this is the best festival the city can offer its citizens!”
“Just want to thank you and your staff for a fabulous festival-all the events, spin-offs, maps, calenders, insert in the Vancouver Sun, etc. Keep up the good work and let’s try to get the City (and homeowners) to plant thousands of more Flowering Cherry Trees!!!!”
–Dr. John Allan