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Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour

May 27th, 2016 @ 2:25pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

What better way to experience farm gate shopping in the Fraser Valley than by cycling between corn fields, in the shadow of Mount Cheam, with baskets of locally-grown goodness just waiting for a sunny summer picnic by the river? A few years ago John and I got to experience the Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour — from coffee, cheeses and herbs to ice cream, berries, and pies — and to this day it’s one of our favourite excursions in the Agassiz area.

Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour

Now in its 10th year, the Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour is coming up July 16th.

  • When: July 16th, 2016 (rain or shine) from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Start and finish whenever you like during these times, tour distance is approximately 30km.
  • Start Location: Registration has moved to the Agassiz Agricultural Hall (6800 Pioneer Ave, Agassiz) under the tents.
  • Cost: There is a charge for this event to offset the costs. Check this page for the registration link.

Slow Food Cycle Tour Agassiz

Slow Food Cycle Tour Agassiz

This is a great family friendly event that brings you through a farming community with deep roots in agriculture. Stop into the Agassiz Harrison Museum, an old CPR train station and learn the history of the community, or into the UBC Dairy Research centre to learn about their renowned research and education programs. A farm cycle tour would not be complete without a ride on a haywagon through the dairy barns, stop to chat with the goats or sit back and enjoy a slice of homemade pie with a cup of freshly roasted coffee from a 1919 fire roaster.

Slow Food Cycle Tour Agassiz

Farmers put out hay bales, picnic tables, chairs, and more to welcome the hungry group of cyclists and if you purchase more than you can carry on your bike, there’s a shuttle service that will pick up your purchases and deliver them back to the starting point for you. For more information and to play your stay in the Fraser Valley, follow Tourism Harrison on Twitter and Facebook.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

May 26th, 2016 @ 11:44am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

This weekend you can take the family to the Surrey International Children’s Festival, check out Historic Stewart Farm, or cool off in one of Vancouver’s outdoor pools. Here’s what else is on tap around Metro Vancouver for the last weekend of May:


Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

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

Friday, May 27, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey International Children’s Festival
Funky Beach Party
Paint night at Candlelight Cuisine South Surrey
Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw with Me
Food Photographers Tina Albrecht and Joann Pai
Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Season Finale Concert
Shipyards Night Market, North Vancouver
thisopenspace x Classics Agency Panel Talk
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Opening Night Festivities for Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Pacific Chor Fest
Mini Golf Fundraiser in Vancouver
Fight With a Stick presents Revolutions
Art Vancouver
Arts Umbrella Dance Company
BC Centre for Ability: Dreaming for Dreams
Pacific Theatre Presents: Wit

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey International Children’s Festival
TEDx StanleyPark
UBC 100: What’s Next? A Day of Exploring the Future
Hall Pass: A Free Indie Band Music Festival
LifeSpace Learning Garden Launch Party
Portobello West Sumer Market
UBC Alumni Event: William Shatner – The Curious Life
2nd Annual Multicultural Festival
Teenage Dirtbag with Jacob Samuel
Grape & Grain
After Dark: Free Night of the Arts for Teens
Terminal City Rollergirls Bout
ArtStarts Presents Storytelling with Jamie Oliviero
Family Art Day at the Contemporary Art Gallery
Place Maillardville Family Fun Day
Discover Owls at Surrey Nature Centre
New Narratives: An Enviro-Art Extravaganza
Hyack Parade New Westminster
Uptown Festival, New Westminster
Leigh Square Sound Lounge
Good Noise Vancouver: Soul Gospel
Erato Ensemble: BAM!
Trout Lake Farmers Market
VSO Musically Speaking: A Tchaikovsky Celebration
West End Farmers Market
Art in the Garden
Mini Golf Fundraiser in Vancouver
Pacific Chor Fest
Fight With a Stick presents Revolutions
Art Vancouver
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Arts Umbrella Dance Company
Pacific Theatre Presents: Wit

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Festival Coquitlam: Como Lake Fishing Derby
Grape & Grain
White Rock Farmers Market
Portobello West Sumer Market
Vancouver Culinary Market
Velopalooza Bike Wash
The Big Splash at Westbrook Community Centre
Yoga Bend & Brunch
Sunday Paella Series at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Musical Bridges Spring Benefit Concert 2016
Vancouver Culinary Market
Heritage Homes Tour New Westminster
Salmonberry Day Community Fair
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Vancouver Academy of Music: Suzuki Festival Concert
Art in the Garden
Mini Golf Fundraiser in Vancouver
Pacific Chor Fest
Fight With a Stick presents Revolutions
Art Vancouver
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Pacific Theatre Presents: Wit

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Surrey Canada Day Lineup 2016

May 26th, 2016 @ 10:45am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

The free Surrey Canada Day event is happening July 1st at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale. Festivities will kick off at 10:00am and they won’t stop until Tom Cochrane & Red Rider take the stage followed by fireworks lighting up the night sky at 10:15pm. Here’s what’s in store for Surrey Canada Day this year:

Surrey Canada Day Lineup


The City of Surrey announced today Canadian rock legend Tom Cochrane & Red Rider will headline its annual free Canada Day celebration at Surrey’s Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre on Friday, July 1.

Presented by Coast Capital Savings, this year’s family friendly celebration—which marks Canada’s 149th birthday—will be the largest Canada Day event in Western Canada with attendance expected to surpass 110,000 people.

This year’s musical guests will also feature Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, The Dudes, En Karma, Heroes of Rock and DJ Flipout. Event festivities include a midway with games and rides, over 100 exhibitors, an expanded kids’ play area and new for 2016: the Canada 150 count-down zone and the Science World on the Road show. Check out Storyville, the Strawberry Tea, food trucks, the Sports Zone, and more.

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Surrey’s 2016 Canada Day Celebration will take place July 1st at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, 176 Street and 64th Avenue in Cloverdale. The event opens at 10:00am with the fireworks show slated to close the day at 10:15pm. Follow Surrey Events on Twitter and Facebook for details leading up to Canada day.

Miss604 is a proud sponsor of Surrey Canada Day!

Craft Cocktails at Exile Bistro

May 26th, 2016 @ 10:35am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Exile Bistro, in the heart of the West End just off Davie and Bute, is your local craft cocktail destination. Swing by to start your night in Downtown Vancouver or end your evening at the neighbourhood bistro.

Vanessa Bourget (previously a bartender at Nuba, Heirloom Vegetarian, The Waldorf Hotel and now owner of Exile Bistro) has created several original cocktails to help Vancouver’s wild at heart transition into the warm weather and longer nights.” [Scout]

Craft Cocktails at Exile Bistro

NorthernHeightsNorthern Heights
A Nordic take on an Old Fashioned, that helps with digestion and acts as an internal tonic for organs and tissues. Creates an olfactory (aromatic) appeal so all your senses are involved.
Ingredients: Canadian Rye Whiskey/Birch Syrup/Apple Cider Vinegar/Tree Oil Mist.

EmeraldLakeEmerald Lake
A fresh anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory cocktail containing micro-algae harvested from Klamath Lake in Oregon, which is known to increase dopamine resulting in a happier, more focused mind and body.
Ingredients: Gin/Oregon fresh water blue-green algae/Maple/Lime.

RootSourRoot Sour
A turmeric cocktail with infusions in both syrup and bourbon, providing anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The cold pressed Yam provides texture, flavour and frothiness.
Ingredients: Bourbon/Turmeric Infusion & Syrup/Yam Juice.

ChagaSourChaga Sour
A special cocktail infusing ‘Chaga,’ an ancient medicinal mushroom conk that’s traditionally used throughout Asia and Siberia as remedy for stomach cancer and overall wellbeing.
Ingredients: Strong Mushroom Tea/12 yr Whiskey & Chaga Tincture/Apothecary Bitters.

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Whalley Little League’s 60th Anniversary

May 25th, 2016 @ 12:47pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Whalley Little League has been a part of life in Surrey since 1956 and it has developed a legacy of excellence in the decades since. From the “Grandfathers of Baseball in the Lower Mainland” to winning 153 titles in four age categories, including 59 district pennants, 60 provincial championships, and 34 national crowns. Whalley Little League has also represented Canada at the Little League World Series in Williamsport in 1973, 1978, 1997, and 2005.

I grew up in Whalley, just around the corner from the ball park, and now my nephew plays Whalley Little League ball. It’s a big part of my family story, and a big part of Surrey’s.

Whalley Little League’s 60th Anniversary


To celebrate this strong part of Surrey’s heritage, and its continuing tradition of community building, Whalley Little League is hosting a 60th anniversary event on July 9th from 1:00pm to ​7:00​p​m​​ at their home ballpark (106a Ave & 133rd St).

There will be a BBQ, beer garden, children’s play area and the recognition of life members and alumni. Speeches, a cake cutting and the unveiling of a few additions to the park are scheduled for ​2:00pm. An alumni game is scheduled for 3:30​pm. Enjoy the park, mingle, have a cold beer in the beer garden and watch some of the many baseball games going on that day, as they will be right in the middle of the exciting All Star season.

If you know any past players and families that would be interested in attending, please spread the word by sharing the Facebook event page and this RSVP page.


Follow Whalley Little League on Facebook and Twitter for more announcements and information leading up to the festivities.

PNE Summer Concerts and Entertainment 2016

May 25th, 2016 @ 12:14pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Summer in Vancouver means a trip to the PNE with the family and no experience is complete without checking out the amazing entertainment lineup that the fair offers each year. This summer is no exception with a roster of exciting concerts announced this week.

Today in Vancouver Part 2: Swingers and Spinners | The PNE Fairgrounds

PNE Summer Concerts

An eagerly anticipated part of The Fair at the PNE, this year’s summer night concerts feature an exciting array of artists that are sure to please fans of all genres. Whether you’re a fan of the oldies, dancing with pop stars, rocking out, or getting down to R&B legends.

The Summer Night Concerts will run nightly at 8:30pm in the PNE Amphitheatre, starting Saturday, August 20 with KiSS RADiO WHAM BAM featuring Hedley, and will close Monday, September 5 at 8:30pm with ‘Wicked Games’ crooner Chris Isaak.

Saturday, August 20, 2016 KiSS RADiO WHAM BAM featuring Hedley**
Sunday, August 21, 2016 Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 The Sheepdogs
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Steve Miller Band
Thursday, August 25, 2016 Simple Plan
Friday, August 26, 2016 Olivia Newton-John
Saturday, August 27, 2016 FOREIGNER
Sunday, August 28, 2016 Culture Club
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 MONSTER TRUCK
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 A Tribe Called Red
Thursday, September 1, 2016 Dru Hill with Sisqo, Nokio, Jazz & Tao, 20th Anniversary
Friday, September 2, 2016 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: We Live For Love Tour
Saturday, September 3, 2016 Tim Hicks
Sunday, September 4, 2016 The Monkees Good Times: The 50th Anniversary Tour
Monday, September 5, 2016 Chris Isaak

Prices & Seat Reservation
General Admission to Summer Night Concerts is FREE** with admission to the Fair. Concerts are FREE with admission but starting Friday, May 27 at 10:00am, super fans will have the opportunity to purchase a limited number of reserved seats starting at just $15. Reserved seats can be purchased online or onsite from the ticket booth located outside the venue entrance within the fairgrounds.

**KiSS RADiO WHAM BAM concert-goers must purchase Fair Gate admission in addition to concert tickets to gain entrance to the PNE Amphitheatre. The concert will not be free with Fair Gate admission.

Also at the Fair…

Angry BirdsTM Universe: Exhibition About The Art & Science Behind A Global Phenomenon
Daily 11:00am-11:00pm, Rollerland Building

Alien Worlds and Androids Exhibit
Daily 11:00am-10:00pm, Garden Auditorium

UNBELIEVABLE: A Magical Experience
Daily at 7:30pm, Pacific Coliseum

Festival Park
Festival Park is a brand new themed entertainment zone nestled in the heart of the Fair at the PNE. Come celebrate a classic Canadian summer, in anticipation of Canada turning 150. Perfect for the whole family, grab a seat at a picnic table, unwind and enjoy summer jazz, a parade of whimsical colour, guest artists and special festival events.

Dal Richards: A Celebration
This year, the annual Senior’s Day will be even more special, in honour of the legendary band leader who called the PNE home for 75 years. Stay tuned for programming announcements that will celebrate the life and the musical impact of Dal Richards.

Craft Beer Fest – NEW LOCATION
Daily 2:00pm-8:00pm, Italian Gardens

PNE Prize Home
Tours Daily 11:00am-10:00pm

9:00am Sunday August 21, 2016, Empire Field and PNE Fairgrounds

Dinosaurs Alive! A Jurassic Experience – BIGGER AND BETTER!
Daily 11:00am-11:00pm, Miller Drive

Dueling Pianos
Nightly 7:00 & 9:45pm, Celebration Plaza Beer Garden

The SuperDogs, presented by Coca-Cola
Daily 12:30pm, 2:30pm, & 5:00pm, Pacific Coliseum

Mermaid Tales – A Musical Journey Under the Ocean
Daily at 1:30pm, 4:00pm & 6:30pm, BCAA ToonCity Stage

Let’s Pretend with KC Bear!
Daily at 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm & 5:30 pm, BCAA ToonCity Stage

Kidz Discovery Farm, in Partnership with Safeway
Daily, 11:00am-10:00pm, Livestock Barns

The 2016 Fair will run from August 20th until September 5th, and will be closed on August 22nd and 29th. Open 11:00am until late. Follow the Fair at the PNE on Facebook and Twitter. All prices stated are those provided at the time of publishing and could be subject to changes, fees.