Italian Day on the Drive for Courage

A virtual music series of Italian Day on the Drive for Courage, a special ceremony and music concert will be live-streamed

On the evening of June 26, 2020, in honour of Italian Heritage Month and to officially launch the virtual music series of Italian Day on the Drive for Courage, a special ceremony and music concert will be live-streamed and available for viewing via this website page. Vancouver City Hall will also be illuminated in green, white and red to mark the occasion.

Inspired by Italy’s message of courage, delivered by uplifting music and song coming from balconies and rooftops during its COVID crisis, this performance marks the first of the virtual summer concert series, which will run throughout July and August. Italian Day on The Drive for Courage will embrace themes of hope, courage, and love – and how ’together we can make a difference’, while spreading healing within our community.

A primary component of the initiative will be to bring awareness to mental health and our community’s most vulnerable, and to build on the courage message, while driving donations to partnering organization, Coast Mental Health, and their fundraising campaign – Spread Courage, Not Fear. COVID-19 has drastically impacted Coast Mental Health funding and many services have been forced to close down to help prevent virus spread. Coast Mental Health is working hard to develop alternative ways to support its clients, and your contributions will make a difference in the lives of many struggling with mental illness and meeting basic needs, especially during these times.

For more information and to make a donation to Coast Mental Health Spread Courage, Not Fear campaign, please visit Your compassion can open the door to recovery.

For updates on Italian Day on The Drive for Courage music concert series and more, please visit our Next set of updates will follow in early July.