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Vancouver, Canada’s Highly Anticipated Cultural Destination, Oakridge Park, Announces the “Oakridge Summer Social,” its Special Summer Series for the Community

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The Inaugural Oakridge Summer Social Celebrates Canada Day with the Announcement of Latest Canadian Retailers Set to Open at the World-Class Destination in Spring 2025

Rendering Courtesy of Oakridge Park

Rendering Courtesy of Oakridge Park

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 26, 2024 – Oakridge Park, Canada’s largest redevelopment endeavour in partnership with QuadReal Property Group and Westbank, continues to define itself as Vancouver’s highly anticipated cultural hub with the announcement of its Oakridge Summer Social, a dynamic summer event series. Beginning on July 4 and running through September 2, 2024, the series will celebrate Oakridge Park’s cultural offerings and experiences focusing on family, community, arts, and wellness.

The Oakridge Summer Social will be an annual, seasonal event series for the community, after Oakridge Park’s opening in 2025. This year, the events will take place at the Oakridge Park x Pac Rim Patio, located at 1067 West Cordova Street, next to the Oakridge Park Gallery in Downtown Vancouver. Inspired by Oakridge Park’s vision of weaving nature into the lives of its guests and being the cultural anchor for our community, the Patio will be transformed into an immersive garden featuring custom floral displays and lush greenery, following the Oakridge Garden Club theme. A picnic-themed menu will be offered daily from 11:30am to 8pm during the summer.

To kick off the Oakridge Summer Social series, Oakridge Park celebrates the best in Canadian retail. Arc’teryx, Aritzia, BC Liquor, Canada Goose, GreenTee Golf Shop, Harry Rosen, Lululemon and Safeway will be among many brands available to shop at the world-class destination next Spring.

Events taking place during the series, and are open to the public, include:

  • Wimbledon Happy Hour: On July 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2024, Oakridge Park will host Wimbledon Happy Hours (4-7pm daily). Attendees will be invited to watch match recaps and replays in the tennis-inspired environment. Specialty menu items, such as Pimm’s Cup and Strawberries & Cream will also be available for a limited time at the Wimbledon-themed pop-up bar.
  • Cinema in the Park: Oakridge Park invites guests and cinephiles to enjoy a four-week series of film screenings hosted at the Patio. Reservations are required with proceeds benefitting BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Screenings will take place every Friday from July 12 to August 2, starting at 8:30pm.
  • Family Summer Portraits: From Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 18, 2024 and Friday August 30 to Monday, September 2, 2024, Oakridge Park will offer a unique portrait experience where guests will have the opportunity to bring their families for an end-of-summer portrait session. The set will recreate one of the beautiful, natural public environments that has been planned for the development.

“The Oakridge Summer Social is designed for Vancouverites to kick off the season by celebrating the distinctive beauty of Vancouver, with a focus on wellness, nature, and cultural harmony,” says Chrystal Burns, Executive Vice President, Canadian Retail at QuadReal Property Group. “The team at Oakridge Park is creating an unforgettable experience for the community by establishing itself as the city’s go-to place for unique events and activities. We look forward to welcoming everyone to celebrate the best of what Oakridge Park has to offer, this summer, and for years to come.”

Spanning 28 acres, Oakridge Park is set to open in Spring 2025 and will feature best-in-class retail, living and office space, a community centre, the largest library on Vancouver’s West Side, a nine-acre park, a one-kilometre running loop, a senior and daycare centre and more.

With a sophisticated showcase of 100+ premier brands sprawled across 650,000 square feet including Alexander Wang, Arc’teryx, Aritzia, BC Liquor, Brunello Cucinelli, Bvlgari, Canada Goose, Chaumet, Chow Thai Fook, Christian Louboutin, David Yurman, GreenTee Golf Shop, Harry Rosen, Jacob & Co., Louis Vuitton, Lululemon, Maison Margiela, Max Mara, Miu Miu, Moncler, Prada, Rolex, Safeway, TAG Heuer, TUDOR, Tiffany & Co., and Versace (with more to be unveiled leading up to the opening), Oakridge Park is destined to become a bustling cultural hub for visitors and tourists alike to live, work and play.

For more information about Oakridge Summer Social, visit experience.oakridgepark.com and follow @oakridgepark on Instagram for updates.