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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

April 28th, 2016 @ 1:50pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

This weekend Miss604 is proud to sponsor the free Surrey Youth Showcase on Saturday as well as other BC Youth Week events across the province during the first week of May. Check out what else is happening this weekend and bookmark the new May 2016 event list!

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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

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

Friday, April 29, 2016
West End Community Centre Art in the City
One Night in Byzantium
Graham Clark Presents Canadian Heritage Minutes
Sideshow Comedy Improv
Verses Festival
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Just Words
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey Youth Showcase
Wheel 2 Heal
West End Community Centre Art in the City
NCIX Tech Fair
Regional Recycling Burnaby’s Earth Day Event
LD Foto Con
Move to Improve
Vancouver Metal Arts Grad Show
Out and About Bike Tour: Versions of Vancouverism
SUPA Society’s Surf’s UP/ASD Sk8 Day Fundraiser
Canadian Authors for Indies: Celebrating Independent Book Stores
Colours: A Celebration of International Dance Day in Richmond
Art: Andy Dixon – Expensive Things
Direct Animation Workshop with Nisha Platzer and Ryder Thomas White
Corks & Forks – A Long Table Dinner at the Lonsdale Quay Market
Arbor Day Tree Planting Event and Tree Sale, Surrey
Listen to Your Mother
Corks & Forks Presented by Lonsdale Quay Market
Trivia Night Fundraiser for the Adopt-a-Class Program
Vancouver Nighthawks Game
Sideshow Comedy Improv
Live Jazz at Brentwood
Verses Festival
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Just Words
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Sunday, May 1, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: BC Youth Week
BMO Vancouver Marathon
Vancouver Youth Week: Skate Jam
Mega Youth Night, Richmond
VSO Symphony Sunday: Faust Plays Bartok
Walk for Alzheimer’s – Vancouver
Friends of the Grove Cocktail Party & Fundraiser
Art in the City at West End Community Centre
Salmon Leave Home
CANstruction Vancouver
Vancouver Opera Presents: Evita
Verses Festival
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Just Words
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
Abbotsford Tulip Festival
Burnaby Festival of Learning
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

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Mother’s Day Gifts from Best Buy

April 28th, 2016 @ 1:44pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

As Mother’s Day (May 8, 2016) quickly approaches, you can now shop online at Best Buy for the mom in your life, giving her the perfect gift to match her style.

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Mother’s Day Gifts from Best Buy

Gifts for the Active Mom

Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker
ÖKO ODYSSEY 6-in-1 Filtration Water Bottle
Everlast Training Gloves, Mantis Punch Mitts & Hand Wrap Bundle
PürAthletics Muscle Release Kit
Gaiam Yoga Essentials Bundle

Gifts for the Connected Mom

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8″ 32GB Android 5.0 Lollipop Tablet
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair with DVD
Kobo Glo HD 6″ Digital eBook Reader with Touchscreen
Kate Spade New York KSNY MS Surface Pro 3 Folio Sleeve
Marathon LED Digital Alarm Clock with USB Charging Station

Gifts for the Entertaining Mom

Vitamix Professional Countertop Blender
CTA Digital Bamboo Cutting Board with iPad Stand and Knife Storage
Bodum Chambord Copper Teapot
Pedrini 5-Piece Kitchen Tool Set

Gifts for the Fashionista Mom

Kate Spade New York Leather Wristlet & Hard Shell Case Gift Set
Fossil Sydney Leather Wallet
Baggallini Classic Crossbody Bag
Bulova Women’s Analog Dress Watch
Classic 10K Gold Heard Pendant & Earrings Set

Gifts for the Techie Mom

Beats by Dr. Dre Pill+ Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
Beats by Dr. Dre Solo 2 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones
Narrative Clip Wearable Camera
Muse Brain Sensing Headband
Motorola Moto 360 Women’s Smartwatch with Heart Rate Monitor

Win a Gift Card

Pick out the perfect gift for mom using a $100 Best Buy gift card! Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at 12:00pm on Thursday, May 6, 2016. Follow Best Buy Canada on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

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BMO Vancouver Marathon Road Closures, Route

April 28th, 2016 @ 11:42am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

The BMO Vancouver Marathon has reached total capacity in its Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8km races and a kids run on Sunday, May 1st. More than 16,500 runners, from over 60 countries, have registered and that means it will be a busy weekend on the roads.

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“This is a record-setting year. We will have the greatest number of participants in our history, which is 45 years long,” says Charlene Krepiakevich, Executive Director of the Vancouver International Marathon Society, organizers of the event held annually on the first weekend of May. “While the Marathon remains our marquee event, demand for the 8KM and Half Marathon has exceeded expectations.”

BMO Vancouver Marathon Route

Download the marathon route PDF «

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The Marathon, Marathon Relay and Half Marathon all start on Midlothian Ave. between Queen Elizabeth Park & Hillcrest Community Centre and share an energized downtown Finish Line on West Pender between Bute St & Thurlow St.

BMO Vancouver Marathon Road Closures

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Race routes will impact traffic in Vancouver’s Riley Park, Coal Harbour and Downtown on Saturday, April 30, 2016, and Riley Park, South Cambie, Oakridge, Fairview, Kerrisdale, Dunbar, UBC, Point Grey, Kitsilano, West End, Coal Harbour, Chinatown, Yaletown, Cambie, False Creek and Downtown neighbourhoods on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Marathon weekend kicks off with a free three-day Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo at the downtown waterfront Vancouver Convention Centre West, April 28-30. Free and open for all to attend – with more than 130 exhibitors showcasing the latest trends in fitness, health and nutrition – the Expo also features a new Musical Showcase on its outdoor terrace.

Then on Sunday, May 1, 2016, event organizers are rewarding spectators who come out and cheer. $7,000 in total cash prizing is up for grabs for fans courtesy of The Neighbourhood Challenge presented by Chevron. Follow the BMO Vancouver Marathon on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Win a Got Craft Spring Prize Pack

April 27th, 2016 @ 5:35pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Got Craft? is celebrating its 10th year on May 7th and 8th, 2016 with their their 19th indie show at The Pipe Shop Building in North Vancouver.

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Got Craft? Spring Market

Got Craft? brings together over 70 makers and indie craft designers showcasing organic bath and body products, accessories, home décor items, toys, greeting cards, and so much more. Find the perfect gift for Mom this Mother’s Day, whether she’s a tough-to-buy-for foodie, organic fanatic or fan of self-care.

“We’re super excited to be celebrating 10 years of Got Craft? To see how much the event has grown, and to see what an impact we’ve had on small business in BC, is so gratifying”, say Andrea and Robert Tucker, creators of Got Craft?. With vendors coming from all over BC, Got Craft? supports small business and aims to bring together a community that fosters handmade and D.I.Y. culture.

Where: The Pipe Shop Building (115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver)
When: Saturday, May 7th & Sunday, May 8th 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tickets: Available online for $3 in advance or with flyer at the door, and at the door without flyer for $5

Enjoy a day of shopping at the Got Craft? indie craft market with amazing swag bags for the first 50 guests each day, hands-on DIY workshops hosted throughout the weekend providing guests the opportunity to get crafty, and flowers for the moms!

Win a Prize Pack

Got Craft? has once again LOADED up a prize pack for a lucky Miss604 reader with goodies from their makers and designers valued at over $650!

Amara Blue Designs
Cabin + Cub
Cici Art Factory
Delish General Store
Dragon Mist Distillery
Element Botanicals
frostbites syrup co.
g ceramic & co.
Glitter & Spice
Graveley & Sons
Irit Sorokin Designs
Little Wren
mana jewelry
Old Order Distilling Co.
She’s So
Spark Kombucha
Strathcona 1890
The Hive Printing
The Little Moore Shop
The Local Churn
Custom stamped bar necklace in brass
Blossom Brooch
Paper Print of their choice
Strong As A Mother Tank
Dragon Mist Coffee Liqueur
Lady Magic Aromatherapy Elixir Set
Cordial
Constellation Planter
Teething necklace and bracelet
Infusion Kit
Gold Filled, Turquoise Earrings
Cross stitch cat pin
Earrings
Gift Certificate
Crescent Moon Necklace
Mason jar tumbler + 1L growler
Micro Mini Shell Kit + gardening card
T-shirt
Kids Bibdana
One box of savoury butter

Here’s how you can enter to win this awesome bounty plus tickets to the event:

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RT to enter to win $650+ @GotCraft prize pack from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/4nb1FT

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The winner will be able to pick their prizes up at Got Craft?. Follow the event on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information and inspiration. Prize bag is as-is and cannot be exchanged for value or for other items.

Mother’s Day Events in Metro Vancouver

April 27th, 2016 @ 12:18pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Celebrate the mothers in your life on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 by treating her to some of these events and activities around Metro Vancouver.

Mother’s Day Events in Metro Vancouver

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Shopping

Got Craft?
The East Van Bazaar
Kitsilano Farmers Market

Walks & Tours

Jane’s Walk New Westminster
Mother’s Day Community BioBlitz
Mother’s Day Community Bioblitz: Birding Tours
The Women of Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour
Dawn Chorus Walk at Queen Elizabeth Park

Teas & Brunch

Mother’s Day at The Glades Garden
Mother’s Day High Tea To Go
Mother’s Day Tea on the Train, Port Moody
Mother’s Day Tea at Irving House

Shows & Entertainment

Here’s to the Ladies Who Laugh
BC Renaissance Festival
Mother’s Day at VanDusen Garden
Vancouver Opera Presents: Evita
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

Check out more events in my May Event List and subscribe to the Miss604 weekend event newsletter to get the best local events right in your inbox every Thursday.

May Events in Metro Vancouver

April 27th, 2016 @ 11:59am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Sunny days lead us to a new month, full of festivals, family fun, and many ways to enjoy our region both indoors and outside. Miss604 is proud to sponsor BC Youth Week, the first week of May, and the rest of the month is full of activities including the opening of Playland, Mother’s Day, and the May Long Weekend.

May Events in Metro Vancouver, May 2016

This list is updated every day so be sure to check back often. If you have an event to add, send it in for free using my Contact Form here.

May Events in Metro Vancouver

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Multi-Day Events

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


Sunday, May 1, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: BC Youth Week
BMO Vancouver Marathon
Vancouver Youth Week: Skate Jam
Mega Youth Night, Richmond
VSO Symphony Sunday: Faust Plays Bartok
Walk for Alzheimer’s – Vancouver
Friends of the Grove Cocktail Party & Fundraiser
Art in the City at West End Community Centre
Salmon Leave Home
Vancouver Opera Presents: Evita
Verses Festival
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Just Words
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
Abbotsford Tulip Festival
Burnaby Festival of Learning
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
CANstruction Vancouver