January Pop-Ups At Chinatown’s @thisopenspace To Focus On Health/Fitness



Vancouver, BC | The New Year starts with a first-ever themed month and it’s all about your future with focus specifically on health and fitness. We’ve got a community health salon that’s breaking the traditional health care model, a week of free-coworking for your new 2015 projects, one night of goal setting, and ten days of getting your body tight. The month wraps up with a photography exhibit looking at the future through the eyes of the young ‘generation edge’. Take a peek at our full kick-ass calendar here

JAN 06-11 | #popupmedicine
Dr. Thara Vayali and her power team of healthcare professionals from across Vancouver discuss wellness and integrative health to inspire you into the new year. This is not a clinic. This is a health and wellness cafe. Sign up for a 5 day cleanse, drop in to the speakers series on sleep, nutrition, money, sex, skin and more, meditate & loosen up with yoga. This is priceless knowledge & two hands full of support partners – a sign of somethin’ serious.

Hours: 11AM-7PM daily, ‘till 5PM on Sunday

JAN 12-16 | #FreeCoworking
A drop-in work space for you and your pals. The ceilings are high, the window is big, the light is bright, the WiFi is fast. Bring your laptops, books, note pads, clicky pens, homework and hideout to get shit done with us.

Hours: 9AM – 5PM daily

JAN 15 | #Fresh
A one-night conversation about seeing things anew; seeing yourself without limitations, seeing your surroundings as infinitely inspiring, seeing your community filled with endless possibilities. Goal setting with facilitators Jessica Robson, Jacqueline Jennings, and friends. You will leave FIRED UP with a full year ahead of them to make their goals happen. $30/person with snacks & refreshments.

Hours: 5:30 – 8:30PM

JAN 19-28 | #TightClub
Strathcona based #TightClub is taking over the space with daily lunchtime and evenings fitness classes that’ll get your body tight. Expect tons of new equipment including sand slammers, Bosu balls and TRX, and stock up on Tight Club Apparel and other lifestyle products from local buds. It’s also the launch of the revamped #TightLife Challenge for 2015.

Hours: 12:30 – 8:30PM daily with a special evening only class on opening day.

JAN 29 – FEB 01 | #GenEdge
Generation Edgers or the ‘post-millennials’ are visual talkers. A handful of youth turn to printed media to express their coming-of-age-ness in the bracket of the newest generation: The Generation Edgers, born after 1995. Presented by The Sound Research, this photography exhibition is happening in 6 different cities at the same time. In New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Mumbai and Vancouver, youth are all participating in their respective cities as they reflect through photography, an acute awareness of current affairs, politics, media, technology and the present perspective as a young person today.

Hours: Opening Night 6-10PM, Daily 11AM-5PM



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About thisopenspace


thisopenspace is a full-service pop-up production agency. Their flagship storefront in Chinatown is an idea playground and a pop-up ready space. It’s where they have hosted over 70 pop-up concepts since 2012. But there is so much more…

Empty space sucks and space for short-term use is rare. We help clients find flexible space and open underutilized space for temporary use. We’ve done this around Vancouver neighbourhoods including Mount Pleasant, Gastown, South Granville, and Fraserhood. Do you have or need space for temporary use? Contact us.

It ain’t a party if no one shows up. We provide promotion and press relations exclusively to short term pop-up shops, exhibitions, and events. Whether it’s happening at one of our spaces or not, we help clients connect with their audience. Here’s the proof.

A pop-up is a limited time offer and we make sure that clients get noticed by an engaged audience that we’ve built over the last two years. This includes over 1000+ subscribers to our monthlycoolkids newsletter, 3000+ Instagram, 1900+Facebook, and 1500+ Twitter followers. We leverage our audience and get clients noticed.

Over the past two years, we’ve seen the best and the less than stellar. We know the elements that make a pop-up event successful and those to avoid. Our team has a track record of producing successful retail, food, and entertainment events. We design unique and memorable experiences.

“The incredibly successful rotating pop-up shop that offers people the chance to try out a storefront” – Vancouver Sun, August 2014

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