Join Variety for a singular night to remember! One Night in Monte Carlo is where chandeliers meet a pop culture mashup of entertainment over a multi-course dinner. An elegant red carpet arrival sets the tone for an event designed to make an entrance and be entranced.
One Night in Monte Carlo for Variety BC
Classic interactive games of chance make a special renaissance including craps, roulette and blackjack; all in the name of a great cause.
When: Saturday, April 8, 2017 6:00pm to 12:00am Where: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront (1133 W Hastings St) Tickets:Available online now
Enjoy a night of vintage glamour and nouveau chic, with ballet and burlesque, champagne and cocktails. Proceeds from this event will support the Variety Mobility Program. For more information, follow Variety on Facebook.
Variety – the Children’s Charity steps in where health care ends, providing 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. Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604.com is a proud Board Member of Variety BC.
Dax is an explorer and photographer based in the Canadian Rockies, and it was his first trip to Smithers, which is located at the halfway mark between Prince George and Prince Rupert in Northern BC. Its population is about 5,400 and its foundation is alpine culture. With a quick bit of research, Dax discovered that a town bylaw even requires businesses in the downtown area to construct buildings in an Alpine style.
“Meet Taylor Bachrach, Canada’s powder-shredding mayor.” Photo by Dax Justin
Dax spent the day with Taylor Bachrach, Canada’s powder-shredding mayor, found sustenance at Aspen in the Riverhouse Lounge, enjoyed the musical stylings of multi Grammy-winner Alex Cuba, and caught the sunrise from Hudson Bay Mountain.
Smithers, BC. Photo by Dax Justin
“It was my first snow cat ride. It was pitch black and we were on the side of a mountain. And the other was that we didn’t have matches or a lighter to spark up the wood stove in our cabin. But that was OK. We huddled in and talked, thankful to see the first golden rays of morning as we headed out for the first tracks shoot. We watched the sun come up and then skied down the mountain. What an exhilarating start the day with no one else around us. I bet you could hear us whooping it up for miles getting to experience this amazing alpine experience.”
For all your Travel Northern BC details, the folks from Northern BC Tourism can help make the planning process smooth.
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I love digging into Vancouver’s history (as evidenced by my 1,000 plus posts about local history on this site) so when Will Woods first came along with his Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours about five years ago, I was very excited to see that it would be shared with locals and visits alike, in a creative way.
Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours
On the website Woods writes: “We tell the stories that don’t make it onto the tour buses – tales of crime, corruption, and sin. As former mayor and all-round rogue L.D. Taylor once said: ‘We’re a port city. This ain’t no Sunday School town!'”
Today, Forbidden Vancouver has grown, with 12 guides who have hosted over a thousand walking tours and held special events at famous venues like the Penthouse and the Commodore. The two main tours they operate are The Lost Souls of Gastown and Prohibition City, which start up again in March.
If your idea of adventure is following your guide down lamplit alleyways, back to a world of illegal booze, opium dens, and unsolved murders, then you’ve come to the right place.
Tour:Lost Souls of Gastown Running: Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays (starting March 3, 2017) Details: Venture into Vancouver’s earliest and most gruesome history on the Lost Souls a Gastown. A time when Vancouver was the Granville Townsite – wild frontier town that suffered a devastating fire, smallpox outbreaks, and unsolved murders.
Designed for adult audiences, the Lost Souls of Gastown is both a walking tour and a theatre piece. Created by Forbidden Vancouver’s Chief Storyteller Will Woods – and based on documented Vancouver history – the plot weaves through back streets and alleyways to a dramatic finale in the heart of Gastown’s Maple Tree Square.
Tour:Prohibition City Running: Every day (starting April 1, 2017) Details: Delve into Vancouver’s dirtiest secrets on this scandal fuelled walking tour. Starting in the world of the saloon, you trace the story of prohibition in Vancouver while winding along the city’s most storied streets. You’ll hear tales of blind pigs, corrupt mayors, and enterprising bootleggers. Plus you’ll see first hand evidence of opium dens and walk down an alleyway once teeming with over 40 “bawdy houses.”
Along the way you’ll see some of the city’s greatest heritage buildings like the Sun Tower and the Dominion Building, which once battled to become the tallest building in the British Empire. The tour finishes in Gastown, steps from the city’s most talked about bars and restaurants.
I was honoured to review & endorse Forbidden Vancouver’s Secrets of the Streets.
Huka Entertainment is pleased to announce that Pemberton Music Festival, Canada’s biggest camping, music and comedy festival, will return for its fourth consecutive year on Thursday, July 13 through Sunday, July 16, 2017. Last year’s event drew more than 180,000 fans to the most beautiful place on earth and featured more than 100 performances over four days.
Pemberton Music Festival
A limited supply of Early Bird tickets, which enable fans to purchase advance festival passes at a discount before this year’s lineup is announced, go on sale Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10:00am PST online.
Early bird ticket prices start at $299 CAD plus the option to buy a camping and parking pass during the early bird period. In the coming weeks, during advance and regular on sales, all campers will be required to purchase a camping bundle that includes 1 to 4 festival passes and either a parking pass or Pemberton’s new rideshare option.
For those electing to stay in nearby Whistler where accommodations from the luxurious to the affordable abound, shuttle passes are required to be purchased in a bundle along with festival tickets.
Fans are encouraged to plan early, demand is likely to increase, space is limited and early bird tickets will go fast. The Pemberton Music Festival was ranked as a Top Ten Worldwide Grossing Festival, according to industry trade magazine Pollstar in 2016.
Women in Tech Week is coming up February 27th to March 3rd, with events around North America and several right here in Vancouver. The goal is to encourage women to take on new challenges in the tech industry by educating, inspiring, and exploring new opportunities.
Women in Tech Week Vancouver
On Monday, February 27, 2017 there is the Breakfast Kickoff: Bringing Out The Big Guns, featuring Dawen Nozdryn-Plotnicki, Advanced Analytics Director at Boeing. Each day that follows will have a lineup of workshops and networking events.
These types of events are near and dear to my heart. I built my first website in 1997, while still in high school, and my career in online media started in the year 2000. I’ve owned my own website development shop since 2008, and published the city’s most award-winning blog since 2004. I’m a woman in tech, and I also know how important it is to engage girls of all ages in wonders of engineering, coding, and so much more that the future can hold for them.
Rain, sun, sleet, and snow, we’ve had it all recently and while spring flowers start to bloom, we can probably expect it all again before spring officially arrives. Regardless, many are still venturing out to take some beautiful photos of our region and they have shared them with the Miss604 Flickr Group and #Photos604 on Instagram.
Owned and operated by Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604.com (since 2004) provides daily information about life in Metro Vancouver, events, community happenings and local history. It also features music, film, and television interviews along with travel features for day-trips and weekend getaways.
Online since 1997, Rebecca also started podcasting RadioZoom in 2005, co-founded sixty4media, a WordPress website development firm, in 2008, and co-authored the book, Blogging to Drive Business in 2010.
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