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Loden Best Insider Contest

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 — 3:38pm PDT
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For the second year, The Loden Hotel is on the lookout for someone who knows the ins and outs of beautiful Vancouver. Do you know a secret order at a local restaurant? A special outdoors spot? An unknown cocktail hideaway? They want to hear it, and you could win big!

Loden Best Insider Contest

How to Enter: Tag your insider tips on Instagram and Twitter with #LodenConcierge, or on Facebook by tagging their page @LodenHotel. There are just a few days left! Entries close on June 30, 2017 so be sure to enter today.

Win Your Way Into The Halo Penthouse at The Loden Hotel

What You Can Win: A chance to win a stay at the Loden’s Halo Penthouse, with 1400 square feet of wraparound patio and sweeping views of Coal Harbour and the North Shore mountains. The winner will gain access to the Loden’s boutique amenities, including a WanderFit experience for two and a dinner for two at Tableau Bar Bistro. The winner will also be awarded a $1,000 honorarium.

Win Your Way Into The Halo Penthouse at The Loden Hotel

Use #LodenConcierge or tag their page @LodenHotel on Facebook with your top Vancouver tips. What to eat, what to see, where to play, all of that good stuff.

What would be at the top of my own list? I’d have to go with our city’s crown jewel: Stanley Park. However, I’m not just talking about the Seawall. I actually have 3 blog posts about some of my favourite trails, where John and I rarely even run into another person even on a sunny day!

Stanley Park Trails

We love going for a walk along the 27km of mulch and gravel trails, finding trees wider than our reach, spotting local wildlife and migratory birds, stopping at Stanley’s Bar and Grill for some refreshments, and perhaps even stopping by to see the God Head. I’ve been sworn to secrecy and cannot publicy share its location but I’d be happy to give the winner of the #LodenConcierge some directions:

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View full contest rules and details online here and follow The Loden on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for #LodenConcierge inspiration.

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July Events in Metro Vancouver

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 — 12:57pm PDT
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Kicking off the month with some amazing Canada 150 and Canada Day events, the rest of July is sizzling with summer fun. Miss604 is proud to sponsor Surrey Canada Day as well as the Surrey Fusion Festival. Read about these events and more below:

Jump to: Saturday, July 1, 2017 to Sunday, July 2, 2017
Jump to: Monday, July 3, 2017 to Sunday, July 9, 2017
Jump to: Monday, July 10, 2017 to Sunday, July 16, 2017
Jump to: Monday, July 17, 2017 to Sunday, July 23, 2017
Jump to: Monday, July 24, 2017 to Monday, July 31, 2017

Multi-Day Events

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green. This list is updated often so send in your event listing anytime – for free – and check back often to plan your week.

Summer Theatre

Click here for the Bard on the Beach schedule »
Click here for Theatre Under the Stars »
Click here for the free Kitsilano Showboat»

July Events in Metro Vancouver

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey Canada Day
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Boardwalk Summer Market, New Westminster
FlyOver Canada on Canada Day
A Week of Free Movie Screenings at The Cinematheque
Yoga at McArthurGlen
Voices Together Concert
Golden Spike Days in Port Moody
Free Outdoor Dance Event
Burnaby Farmers Market
Downtown Eastside Women’s Summer Fair and Flea Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
River District Farmers Market
Illumination Summer Night Market, Richmond
Richmond Night Market
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Vancouver Summer Salsa Cruise
Free Outdoor Movie at Lonsdale Quay
Free Outdoor Dance Event
Vancouver Canadians A&W Family Fun Sunday
Poirier Street Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Illumination Summer Night Market, Richmond
Richmond Night Market
Golden Spike Days in Port Moody
A Week of Free Movie Screenings at The Cinematheque

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Canada Day Events in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 — 9:51am PDT
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It’s a great big birthday party for our country, from coast to coast, to coast! Every community will be celebrating Canada Day in their own way, especially for the milestone Canada 150+ year. If you’re looking for family-friendly fun, free* activities, and fireworks, check out this big list of events around Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley July 1 & 2, 2017.

Canada Day Events

Canada Day Events in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

Downtown Vancouver


Its OK to celebrate....

Metro Vancouver

North Shore

Fraser Valley

Canadian Seating For Four

*Not all events listed are free of charge, but many are. Click the links for full event information, and admission fees/pricing at the venues and on their websites will apply.

Canada Day at Canada Place Fireworks and Schedule

Monday, June 26th, 2017 — 4:11pm PDT
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Canada Day at Canada Place for Canada 150 is going to be big! 2 days, 6 zones with 5 performance stages, a parade, fireworks, and much more is in store for the long weekend.

Canada Day at Canada Place

When: July 1 & 2, 2017
where: Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza and surrounding city streets

Day 1 Schedule July 1, 2017 »
Day 2 Schedule July 2, 2017 »

Concerts include Sam Roberts, FEFE, Emerson Drive, Hey Ocean!, Dragonette, Madeline Merlo, The Matinee, and many more. Check out the citizenship ceremony welcoming 150 new Canadians; Coast Capital Savings Youth Zone; Canadian Forces Zone with incredible displays and interactive exhibits; Canada150 Zone; North Point Lounge serving beer and wine, presented by Steam Whistle Brewing; Kids Zone in Harbour Green Park (July 1 only); Canadian Oath reaffirmation ceremony presented by CIBC; multi-community fireworks show with simulcast by Rock 101 (July 1); pancake breakfast (July 2); Canada150 parade through downtown Vancouver (July 2).


When: Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10:30pm
Watch as the sky lights up in celebration of our nation’s 150th! Two fireworks barges will be located in Coal Harbour, and Dundarave in West Vancouver.

Canada Day fireworks in Burrard Inlet can be best viewed from the Fireworks Viewing Zone at Canada Place; Harbour Green Park; Coal Harbour; Stanley Park (9 o’clock gun); Crab Park; and West Vancouver Seawall (between Ambleside and Dundarave).

Tune in to Rock 101 to hear the official soundtrack to this year’s show. Tickets for the Fireworks Viewing Zone at Canada Place are available online now for $15. Children 5 & under are free.

Second Day of Fun

Start the second day of festivities off with a pancake breakfast (8:30am to 10:00am) and enjoy all of the activity zones and concert stages once more until the Canada150 Parade (5:00pm to 6:30pm) down Georgia Street.

Variety Kids Can Gets a Boost from Vancouver Entrepreneur

Monday, June 26th, 2017 — 12:53pm PDT
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This past March, Variety – The Children’s Charity of BC launched the Variety Kids Can campaign in order to attract increased funding towards Variety BC’s core grant areas, as well as provide new opportunities to expand on the ways the charity can help the kids and families it serves.

To kick off the campaign, the Milan & Maureen Ilich Family Foundation presented Variety with an astounding donation of $1 million. They invited other organizations and individuals to step up and support Variety Kids Can, and Shafin Diamond Tejani, of Victory Square Technologies (“VST”) has now done just that!

Variety Kids Can Gets a Boost from Vancouver Entrepreneur

Tejani has been giving of his time, talent and treasure to children’s organizations around the world for over 20 years. Recently, his colleague and VST Board Director Howard Blank introduced him to the work Variety does to help children and families in the province facing extra challenges associated with special needs.

“I knew I wanted to be a part of Variety Kids Can, so that families requiring a little extra support can always have a place to turn to.” – Shafin Diamond Tejani

He was very impressed with Variety and offered to sponsor the “One Night In Monte Carlo” event, a very successful fundraising initiative held in April of this year. He learned about the generous donation and challenge put forth from Rick Ilich of the Milan & Maureen Ilich Family Foundation and he answered their call to action.

“I was so moved by the incredible work that Variety provides families and children with special needs across our vast province,” said Tejani. “The work they have been doing for kids in every corner of the province for over half a century is truly inspirational.”

Tejani and Victory Square Technologies have committed to matching every dollar raised up to $500,000.

Variety Kids Can

Funds raised go towards areas such as mobility equipment, specialized therapies, mental wellness, educational programs and bursaries for learning disabilitieslifesaving medical equipment and supplies.

Variety Kids Can“The Variety Kids Can campaign is an opportunity for businesses and individuals to directly step up and impact the lives of kids and families facing the challenges of special needs,” says Variety – the Children’s Charity CEO Kristy Gill.

“We hope that the generosity of Shafin Tejani and the Milan & Maureen Ilich Family Foundation sparks a philanthropic competitive challenge that will usher in a new audience of donors and help us help an additional thousand kids in BC.”

Tejani now challenges fellow British Columbians to champion the Variety Kids Can campaign. “Please give whatever you can so that together we can raise an additional $1,000,000! Variety truly steps in where healthcare ends.”

Variety – the Children’s Charity provides direct help to children with special needs in BC and the Yukon. For over 50 years Variety has ensured children have the support to reach their potential. You can help make a difference for children and families in BC by donating today.

Miss604’s Rebecca Bollwitt is a proud member of Variety’s Board of Directors

Memories of Stardust Contest

Monday, June 26th, 2017 — 9:01am PDT
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There’s going to be one last chance to lace up and rollerskate at Stardust in Surrey on July 8th and after the doors close for good, the whole building will be gone forever. If you were a Stardust regular, celebrated a birthday there, attended a class party there, did a rollathon, air band battle, or all night skate – the Downtown Surrey BIA wants to know your story in their Memories of Stardust contest.

Memories of Stardust Contest

Memories of Stardust ContestDid you take roller skating lessons at Stardust? Do you remember the horse races and limbo on roller skates? Did you win a prize for doing the hokey pokey or bird dance?

Where did you go after skating? Fresgos, Olympia, White Spot (or McDonalds after the All Night Skate)? Did you work at Stardust? Who was your favourite Stardust Staff member? Did you meet or significant other at Stardust? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have a memory of Stardust.

Share your funny, sad, goofy, poignant, or just a memory that reflects how Stardust played a role in your life and you could win prizes such as a gift certificate for Central City (previously known as Surrey Place), a gift certificate for Fresgos, and a gift certificate for White Spot.

To enter, simply email your Memories of Stardust to:
with the subject line “Memories of Stardust Contest”.

Make sure to include your name, email, and which rink you are referencing (it could be Guildford, Whalley, North Van or Richmond). You can also send in a photo, with a caption. Entries are being accepted until July 8, 2017.

The Last Skate

The Weststone Group, the new property owners of the iconic Stardust property, would like to pay tribute to Stardust by hosting a series of free family skates and one by donation skate for all ages. Three of the skates are going to be free admission with a ticket required. The last skate of the evening will be a $5 ticket fee with the proceeds going to the Surrey Food Bank’s Tiny Bundles program. View the Facebook event here.