Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

May 1st, 2015 @ 7:14am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

The clouds should part to give us a sunny first weekend of May and there’s plenty to do around town to celebrate this new month. Comedy and photography showcases, EAT Vancouver at BC Place, theatre, walks, the BMO Vancouver Marathon, and much more including BC Youth Week events.

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Photo credit: Karen Lee Colangelo 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 1, 2015
Sponsored by Miss604: BC Youth Week: Free/Affordable Events Around the Province
EAT Vancouver
Canstruction Vancouver
Langara Photography Grad Show: What the F Stop
Art World Expo™ at Telus World of Science
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the Chan Centre
Vancouverite: A Comedy Show
Commercial Drive Street Party
Kimoto Gallery Opening Reception: DaySleeper by Kevin Boyle
BC Kidney Transplant Summit
Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret Presents: The Scarlet Queen of Mercy
Ouro Collective Feature Show: Contemporary Street Dance and Visual Arts
Vancouver International Burlesque Festival
Some Assembly Theatre & Roundhouse Youth Theatre Present: Webs We Weave
Vancouver Opera Presents: Sweeney Todd
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Shipyards Night Market, North Vancouver
BMO Vancouver Marathon: Free Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Sponsored by Miss604: BC Youth Week: Free/Affordable Events Around the Province
Sponsored by Miss604: Youth Basketball & Breakdance Showcase
Got Craft? Spring Market
New West Artisan Fair
Wheel2Heal for Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation
London Drugs Presents: LDFotoCon
Vancity Member Day at Science World
BC Mining Week Event in Vancouver
Surrey Food Truck Festival
Fair Trade Mother’s Day Pop-Up Sale
Surrey World Labyrinth Day: Walk as One at 1—at Fleetwood Gardens
Beginner Swing Dance Intensive
Ouro Collective Feature Show: Contemporary Street Dance and Visual Arts
Vancouver International Burlesque Festival
Some Assembly Theatre & Roundhouse Youth Theatre Present: Webs We Weave
BMO Vancouver Marathon: Free Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo
EAT Vancouver
Canstruction Vancouver
Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret Presents: The Scarlet Queen of Mercy
Vancouver Opera Presents: Sweeney Todd
DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Sponsored by Miss604: BC Youth Week: Free/Affordable Events Around the Province
BMO Vancouver Marathon: Run Day
MS Walk at Bear Creek Park in Surrey
Kids Help Phone: Walk So Kids Can Talk
Beaty’s Birding Bonanza on Bird Day 2015
Big Brothers Spring Cleanup at Local IKEA Stores
Got Craft? Spring Market
International Dance Day Richmond
Olive Oil Workshop & Tasting
All Dressed in White Bridal Show
Beginner Swing Dance Intensive
Vancouver Academy of Music’s Annual Showcase
Vancouver Recital Society: Paul Lewis
Kids’ Stuff Swap Meet, Richmond
EAT Vancouver
Canstruction Vancouver
Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret Presents: The Scarlet Queen of Mercy
Vancouver Opera Presents: Sweeney Todd
DOXA Documentary Film 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.

Surrey Public Picnic Party and Central City Giveaway

May 1st, 2015 @ 1:36pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Join Magnum Projects and Prime on the Plaza at the Surrey Public Picnic Party next weekend for the sales launch of this new residential tower in the heart of Surrey’s downtown core. Showcasing the micro-loft lifestyle, you can check out the suites, enjoy some refreshments, and enter to win some awesome prizes.

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Surrey Public Picnic Party

Visit the Prime on the Plaza sales launch at 103rd Ave and University Drive between 12:00pm and 5:00pm on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Located right across from Surrey Central SkyTrain, the public picnic party is for guests of all ages and will include food (free samples from two food trucks on site), drinks, and a tour of the the innovative micro-loft one bedroom and two bedroom show suites.

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The first 100 guests will each receive a $25 gift card to shop at Central City Shopping Centre. You can also enter to win a grand prize at the event: A unique, flexible accordion chair that seats 8, from Expand Furniture.

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About Prime: With more than 10,000 people moving to Surrey each year, Prime On The Plaza is located directly adjacent to City Hall and will bring modern micro-loft living to Downtown Surrey, giving buyers with the opportunity to purchase a home in one of the world’s hottest real estate markets starting at just $139,000. Prime will feature a mix of innovative micro-loft homes and Surrey’s best designed one-to three bedroom units, and provide over 16,000 square feet of phenomenal amenities.

Central City Shopping Centre Giveaway

To promote the Surrey Public Picnic Party, Magnum Projects and Prime have offered up 3 gift cards for Central City Shopping Centre to lucky Miss604 readers, all valued at $100! Here’s how you can enter to win one of these gift cards:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming something great about Surrey (if you need inspiration, it’s my hometown and I have a lot of posts about it) (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a $100 Central City gift card from @MagnumProjects #PrimeOnThePlaza + @Miss604 http://ow.ly/MoSV5

For more information about this development and more, follow Magnum Projects on Facebook and Twitter. I will draw three winners who will reach receive a $100 gift card. Draw will take place at 12:00pm on Thursday, May 7, 2015. The card will be available for pickup at the Prime sales centre at 103rd Ave and University Drive in Surrey.

BMO Vancouver Marathon Road Closures, Route

May 1st, 2015 @ 10:14am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s marathon weekend in Vancouver with a free expo at the convention centre gearing up for run day on Sunday, May 3, 2015 followed by a finish line street festival downtown.

Named a Top 10 Destination Marathon by Forbes.com and one of the world’s most “exotic” marathons by CNN Travel, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is a Boston Qualifier that takes runners on a 42.2 kilometre (26.2 miles) adventure past beaches, through natural parks, and along Vancouver’s bustling Seawall.

BMO Vancouver Marathon Route

This year, approximately 18,000 participants of the 44th BMO Vancouver Marathon, Half Marathon and 8KM races will experience three separate race courses showcasing the City of Vancouver. There are three major routes for the 42.2 KM BMO Vancouver Marathon, Half Marathon and the 8KM run through Stanley Park.

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BMO Vancouver Marathon Road Closures

Road closures will be in effect on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 7:00am to 11:00am for the Half Marathon, 8:30am to 4:00pm for the Marathon, and 9:30am to 11:00am for the 8KM.

Traffic will be impacted in Vancouver’s Riley Park, Coal Harbour and Downtown on Saturday, May 2nd, and Riley Park, Cambie, Oakridge, Fairveiw, Kerrisdale, Dunbar, UBC, Point Grey, Kitsilano, False Creek, Chinatown, Yaletown, West End, Coal Harbour and Downtown neighbourhouds on Sunday, May 3, 2015. All roads in Stanley Park will be closed from 6:30am to 11:00am, and the Coal Harbour area will have lengthy closures from Saturday night to Sunday evening around the finish area. View the full list of road closures online.

Coal Harbour / Downtown (Marathon, Half Marathon, 8KM) Detour Map
False Creek / Chinatown / Yaletown (Half Marathon) Detour Map
Cambie North (Half Marathon) Detour Map
Cambie South (Marathon) Detour Map
Dunbar (Marathon) Detour Map
UBC (Marathon) Detour Map
Kitsilano (Marathon) Detour Map
Point Grey (Marathon) Detour Map

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Visit community cheer stations to show your support and you can still register for the BMO Vancouver Marathon, the Half Marathon and the 8KM events if you want to participate.

Follow the marathon on Twitter (with tag #RunVan) and Facebook for the latest updates and information.

Peoples Jewellers Mother’s Day Giveaway

April 30th, 2015 @ 2:50pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Mother’s Day is on the horizon and while great moms like my own love everything from breakfast in bed and a homemade card to a morning out at brunch, I’m certain a dazzling piece of jewellery would also (most definitely) make her day. Peoples Jewellers — with nearly 150 locations from the Maritimes to British Columbia — is ready for the occasion, providing a full Mother’s Day Catalogue including pieces from the Open Hearts by Jane Seymour collection, and a giveaway for one lucky Miss604 reader!

Peoples Jewellers Mother’s Day Giveaway

peoplesdiamondsFrom Open Hearts by Jane Seymour™, a fancy take on the classic open hearts pendant leads to radiant sparkle and extraordinary shine.

Beautifully crafted, a ribbon of sleek sterling silver loops and twirls into the iconic open hearts design with eye-catching curlique flourishes. Shimmering diamond accents are scattered along the design, adding subtle sparkle. A unique and thoughtful design, this pendant is polished to a brilliant shine and suspends along an 18.0-inch box chain that secures with a durable claw clasp.

Open Hearts by Jane Seymour is available exclusively at Peoples Jewellers retail locations across Canada and online, starting at $79.00.

Here’s how you can enter to win the Open Hearts by Jane Seymour™ Diamond Accent Curlique Pendant in Sterling Silver valued at $149 (as shown in this post):

  • Leave a comment on this post about a special mom in your life (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a Open Hearts by Jane Seymour pendant from @PeoplesDiamonds @Miss604 http://ow.ly/MmdIo

Peoples, The Diamond Store® is a member of the Canadian Jewellers Association and abides by the Canadian Diamond Code of Conduct. This allows them to ensure the authenticity of the Canadian diamonds they use. These diamonds can be traced from the Canadian mine, providing customers with a method to authenticate the diamonds purchased from Peoples Jewellers. Follow Peoples on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information.

I will draw one contest winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. The winner will receive one Open Hearts by Jane Seymour™ Diamond Accent Curlique Pendant in Sterling Silver ITEM# 19991797.

May Events in Metro Vancouver

April 30th, 2015 @ 1:37pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

May has arrived in Vancouver, with spring in full swing and hopefully some sunshine after April’s showers. We have a long weekend coming up, markets and festivals, camping season, and lots of family fun to be had around the region. This month Miss604 is proud to sponsor BC Youth Week, the Surrey Youth Basketball & Breakdance Showcase, and the Surrey Children’s Festival.

This event list is updated several times a week so be sure to check back often and submit your events (for FREE) via the contact form.

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May Events in Metro Vancouver

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