Become a Sponsor

Thanks to the invaluable support of our sponsors and partners, we are able to share Italian Day on The Drive – celebrating Italian culture, heritage and community with the city of Vancouver and beyond. The result is an embracing festival, fostering cultural exchange in a vibrant festive setting, while encouraging economic and social activity from which all can benefit.

In order to realize this 14 block signature street festival, the Italian Day Festival Society depends on the assistance and participation provided by community and cultural organizations, corporate and independent businesses, government bodies, production partnerships, artists, media, and other key relationships.

Every year we welcome back historic partners and open doors to new ones who all share in the event’s positive impact and success, while taking advantage of the benefits Italian Day offers as a stage to a very large and captive audience. We are especially excited for Italian Day 2020, which celebrates our 10th Anniversary on Sunday, June 14, and invite you to partner with us at our Italian Day family table to make it the best Italian Day on The Drive yet.

Site Presence

Italian Day offers you site space as part of your partnership, including opportunities to sponsor event attractions, activities and thematic piazza zones. Highlights among many include bocce court, fashion show, food contests, as well as attractions featuring Italian food and wine samplings, Italian music artists, and other cultural features. Sponsors too have the option of creating their own format of engagement on site, based on level of sponsorship and respective site space.

Street Banners (32”x 60”)

Besides on site presence, as a sponsor you will receive visibility and acknowledgment by way of skyline street banners, which will include your unique logo on multiple banners installed in April over 22 blocks of Commercial Drive, announcing the event and all its sponsors. Sponsor banners remain up between the period of April – July, offering 3 months of visibility in one of Vancouver’s most photographed and high volume districts.

Digital, Print and Advertising Benefits

As a sponsor, your company will be acknowledged on our website with logo, company description and hyperlink to your website. Your logo will also be included on our Italian Day poster distributed city wide and digitally via our social media channels. Social media engagement is offered to all our partners as well. In addition, with premier levels of sponsorship, benefits include logo recognition on stages, as well as advertising benefits. Media coverage is also built into the sponsorship value, supported by Italian Day partnerships in print, television, radio and online. Local and national media partners include:

The Georgia Straight
Global BC
Jack 96.9 FM and News 1130
TLN/Mediaset
Il Marco Polo

In addition, we work closely with the Laura Ballance Media Group (LBMG) in reaching out to media partners and other media outlets to share event details via press releases, garnering editorial coverage on a multitude of media platforms for both the event and its partners.

Request a Sponsorship Package

If interested in becoming a partner and would like a digital copy of the sponsorship package along with more information, please contact Brunella Gaudio at brunella@italianday.ca.

Sponsorship deadline for the Italian Day 2020 event is February 28, 2020.