Archive Photo of the Day: Kitsilano Pool

May 25th, 2015 @ 11:14am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Kitsilano Pool and Beach, between 1940 and 1948.

Photograph: The Camera Products Co.
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Vancouver Photos of the Week

May 22nd, 2015 @ 10:14am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m still on vacation this week and that means two things: I have missed all of this wonderful scenery that has been captured in the following photos, and I have no been able to source the Instagram photo features. As such, next week I’ll have a 100% #Photos604 Instagram feature but for today, here are some awesome shots I found in the Miss604 Flickr Pool:

Vancouver Photos of the Week

Summer Spotted Through The Trees
Photo credit: Clayton Perry on Flickr

Laburnum Walk @ VanDusen Botanical Garden
Photo credit: Ann Hung on Flickr

Get Up Get Out ~ West Vancouver, BC
Photo credit: SeaSide Signs ~ Vancouver, BC on Flickr

Waterfront Mirror
Photo credit: Jason Gallant on Flickr

A pleasent day on the water of False Creek on the pacific ocean and walking the city around it including on the Granville Bridge, Granville island and West Broadway views of City hall
Photo credit: David Rose on Flickr

Crayola bay
Photo credit: Guy on Flickr

Tanker Guardian
Photo credit: Jerry Meaden on Flickr

Point Atkinson Lighthouse
Photo credit: Jerry Meaden on Flickr

Sky Scraping ~ Vancouver, BC
Photo credit: SeaSide Signs ~ Vancouver, BC on Flickr

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Photo credit: Doug Farmer on Flickr

Robson Square
Photo credit: Brigitte Mueller on Flickr

Fishermen's Wharf
Photo credit: Lisa Nixon on Flickr

Vancouver Sunset
Photo credit: Gemy on Flickr

When is a door...?
Photo credit: Aaron Von Hagen on Flickr

City on "Fire"
Photo credit: james c. (vancouver bc) on Flickr

Swing Like No One's Watching
Photo credit: Clayton Perry on Flickr

Sun Dance ~ Vancouver, BC
Photo credit: SeaSide Signs ~ Vancouver, BC on Flickr

Kits Beach Sunset
Photo credit: Conrad Olson on Flickr

2011 05 May 22 Downtown Van at Night 01a 3s hh z 2015_05_May_Redo
Photo credit: Doug Farmer on Flickr

Urban Protest
Photo credit: Jaden Nyberg on Flickr

Coal Harbour
Photo credit: Ken Campbell on Flickr

EXPLORED - Lions Gate Bridge
Photo credit: Alan W on Flickr

Late Night Drive-In ~ Vancouver, BC
Photo credit: SeaSide Signs ~ Vancouver, BC on Flickr

As always, please click through on these images to view more work from the photographers and feel free to share your own photos with the Miss604 Flickr Pool or with the tag #Photos604 on Instagram. View all photo collections here and follow Miss604 on Instagram.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

May 22nd, 2015 @ 6:32am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m continuing my vacation out on the East Coast — and missing spectacular Pacific sunsets like I saw via photographs online last night — but for you in Vancouver, there is another great weekend of warmth, events, festivals, activities, and spring fun ahead.

Jericho Beach Sunset
Photo credit: Jason Do Carmo on Flickr

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

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

Friday, May 22, 2015
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey Children’s Festival
Sponsored by Miss604 Friday Night Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
The Legend of Zelda – Symphony of the Goddesses
Reverend Horton Heat at The Rickshaw
Free Documentary Screening at the Vancouver Police Museum
Kyle Bottom’s Comedy Bucket
Spectacular Cabaret
Vancouver Chamber Choir presents: Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)
Building for Change Symposium
Concert: From the North to the South
VanCAFÊTE Mega Fauna Book Launch and Pre-VANCAF Icebreaker
Richmond Night Market
International Night Market, Richmond
Shipyards Night Market, North Vancouver
Ole Originals Studio Sale
Asian Heritage Month Walking Tours
ART! Vancouver
Jericho Arts Centre: James & Jamesy in High Tea
Havana Theatre: In A Forest, Dark and Deep
Revolver Theatre Festival

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey Children’s Festival
BC Veggie Day – Greenhouse Open Houses
TEDx Stanley Park
Museum of Vancouver Presents: Happy Hoopla: Family Festival
Love It. Lock It. Bicycle Safety Seminar in Surrey
#HeritageReboot Event
Terminal City Roller Girls Double Header
Velopalooza Bike Wash
Movies at Surrey Libraries
Building for Change Symposium
Vancouver Comic Arts Festival
Murder in the Manor – Murder Mystery Event at The Stage
Community Farmstead Day at Roedde House Museum
80s Zumba Dance Party
Elvis 68 The Show, Port Moody
UPCYCLED* Fashion Show by Frameworq
Trout Lake Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
International Night Market, Richmond
Fort Langley Village Farmer’s Market
Ole Originals Studio Sale
ART! Vancouver
Jericho Arts Centre: James & Jamesy in High Tea
Havana Theatre: In A Forest, Dark and Deep
Revolver Theatre Festival

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Iron Horse Bazaar, Maple Ridge
Woman2Warrior
Vancouver Sneaker Convention – Sneaker Freak
Chewies Oyster Bar & Bikers For Autism Present Shuck It Forward Fundraiser
Vancouver Comic Arts Festival
Women’s Self-Defence Workshop Level 1
Ethos Collective Concert
Asian Heritage Month Walking Tours
Vancouver New Music: Spring Soundwalks
Baker’s Market Spring 2015
Project Limelight: East Side Story
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
International Night Market, Richmond
ART! Vancouver
Jericho Arts Centre: James & Jamesy in High Tea
Havana Theatre: In A Forest, Dark and Deep
Revolver Theatre Festival

Check out the full May event listings here and if you have an event to include, please send it in by email for a free listing. Follow Miss604 on Twitter for more daily updates.

Araxi Longtable Series Summer 2015

May 21st, 2015 @ 10:14am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Araxi Restaurant is now accepting reservations for their popular summer longtable series happening in Vancouver and Pemberton. This al fresco dining experience is set in two striking locations, driving home the farm-to-table concept through locally sourced and crafted four course menus.

Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C.
Photo credit: John Bollwitt for Miss604

Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C. Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C. Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C.
Photo credit: John Bollwitt for Miss604

Araxi Longtable Series

Award-winning Executive Chef James Walt will craft exclusive menus that showcase his internationally recognized farm-to-table dishes. With wine pairings by Samantha Rahn, 2013 Sommelier of the Year, and service orchestrated by renowned Restaurant Director Neil Henderson, the Longtable Dinners salute both Araxi’s culinary provenance and it’s future. This year, as a convenience for guests, the dinners will be staged on the BC Day and Labour Day long weekends.

Vancouver @ Bard on the Beach, Vanier Park
Monday, August 3, 2015
This dinner will welcome 250 guests to a dramatic urban setting, and Chef Walt will be supported by his Vancouver-based Toptable Group colleagues, chefs Frank Pabst of Blue Water Cafe, Andrew Richardson of CinCin Ristorante, Quang Dang of West Restaurant, and Thierry Busset of Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie and Cafe.

Pemberton @ North Arm Farm
Saturday, September 5, 2015
The Pemberton Longtable Dinner will be the longest table staged at North Arm Farm to date. Chef Walt’s menu embraces the extraordinary local ingredients, harvested at the peak of the season, and guests will have the opportunity to meet the farmers and suppliers, and tour the organic fields where, just hours before, farmers pick the produce next to the outdoor kitchen.

Elegant yet informal, guests may arrive as strangers, but leave as long-lost friends. Tickets are just $159 plus tax and gratuity, and include a four-course dinner served ‘family style’ with selected wine pairings. The longtable dinners sell out quickly; tickets can be purchased online or via email at longtable@araxi.com.

Follow Araxi on Facebook and Twitter, and follow the tag #AraxiLongtable for more information.

FIFA Women’s World Cup Free Fan Zone

May 21st, 2015 @ 7:14am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

The FIFA Women’s World Cup takes place coast to coast in Canada from June 6th to July 5th, making it the largest live spectator sporting event in our country’s history. Throughout the event, Fan Zones will be located in all six official Host Cities: Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ottawa, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Moncton, New Brunswick.

FIFA Women’s World Cup Free Fan Zone

Ranging from in-stadium opportunities for ticket-holders to free off-site events, the Fan Zones offer activities for all ages including live entertainment, interactive displays, activations by FIFA Partners and National Supporters as well as screenings of selected matches and appearances by the official FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 mascot Shuéme.

In Vancouver, the Fan Zone will be ta Larwill Park (West Georgia at Cambie Street) and will be open to the public for free.

FIFAWWCSaturday, June 6, 2015 from 12:00 to 19:00
Monday, June 8, 2015 from 15:00 to 21:00
Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 12:00 to 21:00
Friday, June 12, 2015 from 15:00 to 21:00
Monday, June 15, 2015 from 12:00 to 20:00
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 15:00 to 20:00
Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 12:00 to 20:00
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 15:00 to 22:00
Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 12:00 to 20:00
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 12:00 to 20:00
Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 12:00 to 17:00
Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 12:00 to 20:00

Tickets for matches at BC Place are on sale starting at $20.15 for group stage matches and fans will also have the opportunity to attend any match, competition-wide, for fifty dollars or less – including the final in Vancouver – making this an extremely affordable world-class event.

Follow FIFA Women’s World Cup on Facebook and Twitter and follow Canada Women’s National Team soccer updates on Facebook and Twitter with tag #CANWNT.