Music, food, fashion, and design—along with a whole lot of love—has come together on Commercial Drive today on Italian Day.
It's the flagship event of Italian Heritage Month, which was proclaimed on June 7 by Vancouver mayor Kennedy Stewart.
Today, Italian Day organizers honoured two community heroes, Jim Crescenzo and Tanya Zambrano, who created the East End Boys and Girls Club to keep marginalized kids out of trouble.
Before retiring this year, Crescenzo was a theatre and film instructor at Templeton secondary, winning the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2017.
Zambrano is now heading the theatre and film program at Templeton and organizing free summer camps.
Below, you can see some snapshots that I took on Commercial Drive today.