We’re extremely proud to be teaming up with MEC for a multitude of events and initiatives at VMF. As you probably know, MEC’s new flagship location at Quebec and 2nd Ave is slated for a 2020 grand opening, cultivating an enormous and treasured presence for the Vancouver active and outdoor communities.
To start, we’ve collaborated to provide a creatively-inspiring, sweat-inducing Friday night on August 2nd for the inaugural MEC x VMF Run the Murals series. Our run leaders from Fraser Street Run Club are taking the 250+ registered attendees on a tour through the streets and alleyways of Mount Pleasant to discover all the coolest art, while getting their daily steps/cardio/fresh air. The curated 2km and 5km routes will be followed by an After Party at the VMF Gallery that will include food and drinks to refuel. This run is nearly booked out, don’t miss it, register now!
Can’t make this run? Don’t worry, We have three other Run the Murals dates lined up:
6pm, Monday, August 5th with East Van Run Crew
6pm, Thursday, August 8th with Mile2Marathon
11am, Saturday, August 10th with MEC Run Crew
These runs will all start at the current MEC Vancouver location at 130 West Broadway. For more information and to register, visit the MEC Events page.
Now that you're all warmed up and excited about the amazing public art in the neighbourhood, you won't want to miss our August 10th Mount Pleasant Street Party, where MEC will be making a lively appearance with THREE spaces located throughout the grounds. Each MEC space will have its own theme and prizing perks. Grab your MEC passport and get a stamp from all three and receive a discount for the new store location and be entered to win huge prizes such as a full camping setup, the ultimate hiking pack, the lightest carry-on luggage in the world and sweet climbing gear!
At their Main and 12th location you’ll find a 70’s inspired theme to reflect the birth of MEC in Vancouver in 1971, this particular booth is top secret, but trust us when we tell you that you do not want to miss out -- hint: it is a perfect vintage photo opportunity! In the Family Zone you’ll find a cool place to chill, and finally, find their third location in bustling 7 ½ Lane along side alley parties such as the Collective Arts Beer Garden and Public Disco.