World Rose Festival in the News

Thank you for your interest in the World Rose Festival 2009.

The World Rose Festival offers an amazing variety of events (for a printable listing, click here), all highlighting the beauty of the rose. Thousands of rose blooms will be on display! This is a very unique, one-time event for Vancouver, B.C.

The World Rose Festival will run from Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21, 2009. It is being held at the newly expanded Vancouver Convention Centre on Vancouver’s Coal Harbour. It will be one of the first events to be hosted under the green roof. The Theme is “Roses in the landscape”.

Media Accreditation

Please click here to pre register for media accreditation. Media Pre-registration for the Festival must be received by 5:00 pm, Thursday, June 11, 2009. After this date, media can apply on-site at the Special Access Desk next to the Ticket Sheds at the entrance to West Hall C at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

For media inquiries or interview requests please contact:
Lea Carpenter, Media Relations Manager
Email / tel: 604-878-1045 / cell: 604-817-1750

Trish Knight Chernecki
Email: / tel: 604-878-1045 / cell: 604-738-4016

Media Releases

June 17, 2009 - "The Michel Trudeau Rose Will Make Its First Public Appearance at the World Rose Festival This Saturday"

June 11, 2009 - "The 2009 World Rose Festival is About to Bloom at the Vancouver Convention Centre"

May 28, 2009 - "The 2009 World Rose Festival Fine Art Exhibit - The Rose: What’s in a name?"

May 18, 2009 - "Stop and Smell the Roses on the Getaway Weekend"

April 2, 2009 - "Everyone's Invited to Exhibit Their Best Rose Bloomers at the 2009 World Rose Show"

December 17, 2008 - "Give the Gift of Thousands of Roses This Holiday Season with Tickets to the World Rose Festival"

November 5, 2008 - "International Rose Experts to Speak in Vancouver"

October 29, 2008 - "World Rose is Coming to Vancouver"

October 2008 - "Event Listing and Community Calendar"

News & Editorials

1) Vancouver-area Rose Gardens Being Renovated for 2009 – a Legacy Project (web)
Vancouver-area Rose Gardens Renovated For 2009 World Rose Legacy Project (PDF)

2) The World Federation of Rose Societies' 2008 Membership Directory

3) World Rose Festival and World Rose Convention (occuring in conjunction with the Festival) summary text for a newsletter, website, or article.

4) World Rose Festival Power Point Presentation for Visitors, Gardening Clubs, and those who want to present the World Rose Festival to a group of possible attendees (7 MB)

5) World Rose Convention List of Speakers as of April 2009.

6) World Rose Convention and Festival Committee Members - photos and bios

7) The Festival Floor Plan

Rose Articles

Rosarians are also writers! Visit the Rose Articles page to learn more about the Rose, and also the Festival's Rose Blog.

Photo Gallery

The World Rose Festival's Photo Gallery is an illustration of past rose shows and beautiful roses. To request the Gallery's password, contact

Radio Announcements

June 4, 2009 - Another great CKNW radio announcement

May 25, 2009 - A great CKNW radio announcement

May 14, 2009 - Listen for updates on the World Rose Festival on AM 690!

Video Announcements

May 20, 2009 - Watch the Festival's announcement on YouTube

Who to Contact for More Information

Lea Carpenter
Media Relations Manager
Tel:  1-604-817-1750

World Rose Festival
c/o Sea to Sky Meeting Management
Suite 206, 201 Bewicke Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3M7
Phone: 1-604-984-6449
Fax: 1-604-984-3464