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March Theatre Listings in Vancouver


Sunday, February 26th, 2017 — 9:25am PST
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One of my favourite Vancouver date night activities with my husband is a dinner and a show, which is why I’m so excited to partner with the Jessie Awards this year to bring you monthly theatre listings.

The Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards are an annual awards ceremony and party produced by the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Society to celebrate and promote the outstanding achievements of the Vancouver Professional Theatre Community.

March Theatre Listings for Vancouver

The Arts Club presents:
Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches
At the Stanley Industrial Stage
March 23 – April 23, 2017
Hailed as one of the most important works of 20th-century theatre, Angels in America is a timeless tale of companionship and abandonment that takes place when the personal became political. Set in New York City at the height of the Reagan era and the beginning of the AIDS crisis, Tony Kushner’s modern masterpiece contrasts the lives of five individuals struggling with identity issues alongside the crippling effects of stereotypes and an incurable diagnosis.

Theatre for Living (Headlines) presents:
šxʷʔam̓ət (home)
At the Firehall Arts Centre
March 3 – March 11, 2017
Created and performed by a mixed Indigenous and non-Indigenous cast and production team, šxʷʔam̓ət (home) weaves together stories based on real life and challenges us to make reconciliation real and honourable. The production will invite audiences to change the patterns of behaviour inside characters who are struggling with these issues – patterns that audience members recognize inside themselves – and rehearse true reconciliation.

ITSAZOO presents:
The Pipeline Project
At the Gateway Theatre
March 9 – March 18, 2017
ITSAZOO and aboriginal performance company Savage Society bring to life a vibrant and personal account of the ongoing political battles over pipelines. Peak oil, First Nations land claims, and climate change are all explored with humour and empathy in this timely, meta-theatrical event.

Zee Zee Theatre presents:
Elbow Room Cafe: The Musical
At the York Theatre
March 2 – March 12, 2017
A candid look inside Vancouver’s most iconic eatery: home of raucous service, celebrity sightings, and hearts of gold. Dave Deveau (My Funny Valentine) and Anton Lipovetsky (Broken Sex Doll) sink their teeth into the whimsy and heart of real life café owners Patrice and Bryan and explore how we age together in a Technicolour world.

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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 3:24pm PST
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With the uncertainty of whether snow drops or snow flakes be in our forecast this weekend, one thing is for sure: there are plenty of activities and events happening around town.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green.

Friday, February 24, 2017
Battle of the Brush 31: Season 6 Grand Finale
Night at the Museum Fundraiser
Seasons of Life & Landscape Concert
Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal
An Evening with the High Bar Gang
Book Launch: Burnley “Rocky” Jones Revolutionary
Eastside Flea
Portobello West Pop-Up at the BC Home + Garden Show
BC Home + Garden Show
Chutzpah! Festival
JFL Northwest Comedy Fest
The Mars Hotel & Kwan Yin
Bittergirl: The Musical
Studio 58 Presents: 42nd Street
Vagabond Players Presents: Towards Zero
Pacific Theatre Presents: Corleone – The Shakespearean Godfather
Odysseo by Cavalia

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Nat Bailey Stadium Winter Market
Coldest Night Walk
Crazy8s 2017 Gala & Afterparty
Vancouver Birth Fair
Pet Lover Show
Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser
Carousel Theatre Presents: The Cat in the Hat
Eastside Flea
Portobello West Pop-Up at the BC Home + Garden Show
BC Home + Garden Show
Chutzpah! Festival
JFL Northwest Comedy Fest
The Mars Hotel & Kwan Yin
Bittergirl: The Musical
Studio 58 Presents: 42nd Street
Vagabond Players Presents: Towards Zero
Pacific Theatre Presents: Corleone – The Shakespearean Godfather
Odysseo by Cavalia

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Vancouver Badass Film Festival at the Rio
Connaught Skating Club Reflections on Ice
The Stairclimb for Clean Air 2017
Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market
Cannery Farmers Market in Steveston
St Andrews Jazz Vespers
Vancouver Birth Fair
Pet Lover Show
6th Annual Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Workshops
Eastside Flea
Portobello West Pop-Up at the BC Home + Garden Show
BC Home + Garden Show
Chutzpah! Festival
Carousel Theatre Presents: The Cat in the Hat
Studio 58 Presents: 42nd Street
Vagabond Players Presents: Towards Zero
Odysseo by Cavalia

Surrey Canada 150 Celebrations


Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 9:10am PST
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In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the City of Surrey is set to be the City of Festivals this year. To honour this historic birthday, Surrey will be proudly showcasing national and civic pride with premier concerts, festivals and community events all throughout the city.

Surrey Canada 150 Celebrations

Canada 150 celebrations are planned all across Surrey. From the City’s Museums and Galleries which will feature our nation’s arts, culture and heritage, to City Libraries where patrons will be asked to vote for their favourite Canadian author and story, to Canada 150 themed city sidewalks, crossings and flower displays.

New this year is Dominion Days (July 1-2) will be held at historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey. The two day festival will celebrate Canada’s birthday by going back in time to turn of the century, 1900, complete with historic “re-enactors,” live music and entertainment.

Signature Festivals

Party for the Planet
Where: Surrey City Hall Plaza
When: April 22, 2017
Headliner: Sean Hook

Surrey Canada Day
Where: Bill Reid Millenium Amphitheatre
When: July 2, 2017
Headliner: Hedley

Fusion Festival
Where: Holland Park
When: July 22-23, 2017
Headliner: Nelly Furtado

Canada 150 zones will be incorporated at every major event. The Canada 150 zones will showcase our country’s history and include a variety of Canadian themed activities, along with amazing local performances by First Nation’s performers, hoop dancers, French-Canadian artists and more.

The Tree Lighting Festival will also take place at City Hall Plaza on November 25th. Mark your calendars and be ready for some fun at these free, family-friendly events in Surrey this year.

Best of the City 2017: Thank You for Voting Miss604 Vancouver’s Favourite Blog


Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 7:46am PST
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The results are in for the Westender’s 20th annual Best of the City reader poll for 2017 and I am honoured to once again be awarded #1 Best Local Blog and #1 Best Local Twitter — thank you!

Best of the City 2017

Best Athelete
1. Trevor Linden
2. Bo Horvat
3. Henrik Sedin

Best Sports Team
1. Vancouver Canucks
2. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
3. BC Lions

Best Music Radio Station
1. 102.7 The Peak
2. 94.5 Virgin Radio
3. 99.3 The Fox

Best Talk Radio Station
1. Roundhouse Radio
2. CBC Radio One
3. CKNW 980

Best Podcast
1. Stop Podcasting Yourself
2. Intergalactic Interviews
3. Geeks vs Nerds Vancouver

Best Comedy Club
1. Yuk Yuk’s
2. The Comedy Mix
3. Vancouver TheatreSports League

Best Games/Trivia Night
1. IQ 2000 Trivia
2. Storm Crow Tavern
3. West End Games Night

Best Beach
1. Kitsilano
2. Wreck
3. Spanish Banks

Best Free Public Event
1. Honda Celebration of Light
2. Car Free Day
3. Pride Parade

Best Local Comedian
1. Charles Demers
2. Ed Hill
Tie 3. Ivan Decker & Patrick Maliha

Best Live Music Venue
1. Commodore Ballroom
Tie 2. Rickshaw Theatre & The Biltmore
3. The Cobalt

Best Blog
1. Miss 604
2. Trying to Be Good
3. Vancouver is Awesome

Best Instagram Feed
1. Daily Hive
2. Vancouver is Awesome
3. Miss 604

Best Twitter Feed
1. Miss 604
2. Scan BC
3. Roundhouse Radio

Read the full results here, in City Life, People, Arts & Entertainment, Retail, Lifestyle & Hobbies, Services, Health & Fitness, Personal Care, and Pets.

Read winner profiles from Best Talk Radio & Radio Personality: Roundhouse Radio; Best Karaoke Night: ANAF Veterans 298 Canteen; Best Theatre Company: Arts Club; Best Women’s Clothing/Best Warehouse Sale: Aritzia; Best Local Actress: Cobie Smulders; Best Construction/Renovation Contractor: Refine & Design Homes and Renovations; Best Gift Store: Bird on a Wire Creations; Best Local Choreographer: Crystal Pite; Best Wedding Photographer: Ambrosia Photography, and more.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2017 Kickoff Giveaway


Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 10:42am PST
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Soccer season is almost here! Grab your scarf, practice your supporter chants, and prepare to head to the pitch at BC Place to cheer on Vancouver Whitecaps FC this spring, summer, and fall.

CONCACAF Champions League

The first home match of the year will be on Thursday, March 2nd as Whitecaps FC face New York Red Bulls in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League. This series is the North American equivalent of the same popular tournament in Europe, the UEFA Champions League, won last year by Real Madrid.

This is the first time in club history that the Whitecaps have made the quarterfinals. The winner will advance to the semifinals to take on one of the best teams from Mexico, either Tigres or Pumas. This will also be our first chance to check out the team’s new striker, Fredy Montero.

MLS Home Opener

Vancouver Whitecaps FC take on Philadelphia Union in their season opener at home on Sunday, March 5th. Three former Philly players play for the Whitecaps: Jordan Harvey, Sheanon Williams, and Andrew Jacobson. The Union made the playoffs last year, finishing sixth in the Eastern Conference before losing to Toronto FC.

This kicks off the team’s 7th year in Major League Soccer (and the 6th year John and I have season tickets). I think it’s safe to say that we are die hard fans. The atmosphere, the action, the sport, the supporter culture, all of it is so amazing to experience in Vancouver.

Read more about 40+ years of Whitecaps history here »
Read more about the fan experience at Whitecaps matches »

Kickoff Giveaway

To celebrate the start of the season, and our time in the Champions League, I have three prizes up for grabs! You could win:

  • Tickets to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League in Vancouver
  • or tickets to the MLS season opener against Philadelphia
  • or the new Rain Jersey

Here’s how you can enter to win one of these prizes:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
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I will draw three winners at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Follow Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more information about the season.

604 Corners: Langley


Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 9:11am PST
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Langley City, and the Township of Langley, are nestled on the edge of where Metro Vancouver meets the Fraser Valley, between the Fraser River and the USA border. Home to the fastest growing population in the region, some mighty fine markets and wineries, and the birthplace of BC, it’s today’s 604 Corners photo feature:

Langley, BC

Home On The Range

Bird's Eye View of the Fraser Valley

Langley Winery Day

Little House in the Valley

Cranberry Bog in Langley

Little Red Barn In The Valley

Langley Winery Day

Fort to Fort ~ Fort Langley, BC

bedford channel sunrise

Cotton Candy Clouds - Langley, BC

604CornersRead more in the 604 Corners Series:
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12 Photos of Delta
12 Photos of Steveston
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