Introducing Aleida Vandenbosch
Aleida Vandenbosch, at Main Street Car-free Day
When have you created community through the arts?
As often as I can! I believe that using the arts is a great way for communities to develop culturally and it’s usually a very economical form of entertainment too! Through my work in the visual and performing arts sector, I engage in projects and collaborate with new people all the time.
Why are the community arts important?
Whether painting a community mural, attending an environmental art workshop, or watching a local performing arts group, community arts are an accessible way for people to participate in their community and feel involved.
What is CACV doing currently that most interests you?
Supporting communities and artists in the Downtown Eastside. I am excited to hear that the CACV has chosen this area as a priority and is helping to build a healthy and vibrant neighbourhood where people feel at home.
What are your hopes and dreams for CACV?
I hope that CACV continues fostering and supporting artists and programs, generation after generation! It is an amazing organization with an amazing group of supporters.
If we meet you at an event, how will we recognize you?
I am the young-looking one who always gets ID’ed. I guess that’s a good thing, right?
Aleida was Chair of our Activities committee in 2010 and made a big contribution by inventing how we table at public events – she ordered the banner, bought the tent and generally motivated people to play.