Things to do on Family Day in Metro Vancouver

February 1st, 2016 @ 1:00pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

BC Family Day is coming up on Monday, February 8, 2016 with cities, communities, and attractions around Metro Vancouver hosting a variety of events and activities for all ages.

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Things to do on Family Day in Metro Vancouver

» Family Day Activities in Surrey with free with activities at:

South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre
Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
Fraser Heights Recreation Centre
Cloverdale Recreation Centre
Fleetwood Community Centre
Guildford Recreation Centre
Newton Recreation Centre
Clayton Hall
Newton Arena
Newton Wave Pool
Cloverdale Arena
North Surrey Arena
Guildford Aquatic Centre
South Surrey Indoor Pool
North Surrey Indoor Pool
*FREE skating and pool admission
» Family Day Activities in Burnaby with activities at:

Bill Copeland Sports Centre
Burnaby Art Gallery
Burnaby Village Museum
Burnaby Public Library
Bonsor
Cameron
Edmonds
Eileen Dailly
Kensington
Willingdon
Shadbolt
» Family Day in New Westminster with activities at:

Centennial Community Centre
Greenhouse in Queen’s Park
Century House & Youth Centre
Fraser River Discovery Centre
Queensborough Community Centre
Anvil Centre *FREE
River Market
Queen’s Park Arenex
Moody Park Arena
Canada Games Pool
» Family Day Activities in Richmond with community centre activities at:

Cambie
City Centre
South Arm
Thompson
Hamilton
Steveston
Minoru Arenas
Richmond Nature Park
Richmond Cultural Centre
*FREE activities

Family Day at Local Attractions

Family Day at the Cannery
Family Day at the Canadian Museum of Flight
Red Mitten Weekend at the BC Sports Hall of Fame
Family Day at VanDusen Botanical Garden *FREE
Family day at the Bloedel Conservatory *FREE
Family Day at Capilano Suspension Bridge
Family Day at the Sea to Sky Gondola
Family Day at Lansdowne Centre
Family Day at the Mennonite Heritage Museum
Family Day on the Drive
Family Day at Lonsdale Quay
Family Day at Kerrisdale Community Centre
Family Day at the Fort
Family Day at Robson Square *FREE

Special Events for Family Day

Musica Intima Family Day Concert
Family Day with the Vancouver Giants
Peace Play Day at Willowbrook

Ongoing Events Happening on Family Day

Shred for a Cause at Mount Seymour
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Gateway Theatre Presents: Closer Than Ever
Vagabond Players: Over the River and Through the Woods
Pacific Theatre Presents: Common Grace
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

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5 Activities That Are Free on Family Day in Vancouver

February 1st, 2016 @ 12:57pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Family Day in BC is for spending time with loved ones and one thing that can make that an even better experience is the lack of a price tag or admission ticket.

Family fun at the outdoor rink at Robson Square
Photo credit: BC Gov Photos – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool

Free on Family Day in Vancouver

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February Events in Metro Vancouver

February 1st, 2016 @ 11:33am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Go for a rainy waterfall walk, a snowshoe, or a stroll in Stanley Park as February warms up and date days, and nights, abound. There are some great theatrical productions on throughout the month, choir and orchestra performances, some walking tours, festivals, markets, and it’s also the last month for you to enjoy Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink.

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February Events in Metro Vancouver

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Multi-Day Events

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

Monday, February 1, 2016
Paint the Town Red at CF Pacific Centre
Shred for a Cause at Mount Seymour
VSO Masterworks: The Egyptian Concerto
#QuizPlace FREE Monday Night Trivia
PuSH Performing Arts Festival
Pacific Theatre Presents: Common Grace
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Artist Talk: Julie Prescott
South False Creek Seawall Open House
Nimbus Nights at The Roxy Presents: Hawking w/The Spheres and Gina Loes
Skate Date Night at Robson Square
Black History Month at the VIFF/Vancity Theatre
Paint the Town Red at CF Pacific Centre
PuSH Performing Arts Festival
Pacific Theatre Presents: Common Grace
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Surrey Libraries: Meet John Vaillant
Inside/Out at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Paint the Town Red at CF Pacific Centre
PuSH Performing Arts Festival
Pacific Theatre Presents: Common Grace
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Megaphone Magazine’s Big Sell
PechaKucha Night Surrey Vol. 5: Engaging Central City
Community Night at NEC
Chinese New Year Lunch, Port Coquitlam
Museum of Vancouver: Talk and Tour: A Desire for Mobility
VSO Tea & Trumpets
Science of Cocktails at Science World
Port Coquitlam: Dish & Dialogues
Gateway Theatre Presents: Closer Than Ever
Vagabond Players: Over the River and Through the Woods
Inside/Out at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Paint the Town Red at CF Pacific Centre
PuSH Performing Arts Festival
Pacific Theatre Presents: Common Grace
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Friday, February 5, 2016
Cardiac Arrest Management Workshop, Free CPR Workshop
King’s Singers Live in Richmond
Newton Community Walk
inFlux – Open Studio, Surrey
VSO Pops: The Soul of the Tango
#Purple4PEDAW 2016
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Taboo Show
Gateway Theatre Presents: Closer Than Ever
Vagabond Players: Over the River and Through the Woods
Inside/Out at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
PuSH Performing Arts Festival
Pacific Theatre Presents: Common Grace
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Saturday, February 6, 2016
PoMo Arts Centre Family Day Open House
Family Day Outdoor Treasure Hunt, Surrey
Lunar New Year Celebration, Surrey
Inspiration Day, New Westminster
DTES Street Market
Nat Bailey Farmers Market
Yamato – The Drummers of Japan
Family Day at the Fort
Red Mitten Weekend at the BC Sports Hall of Fame
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Taboo Show
Gateway Theatre Presents: Closer Than Ever
Vagabond Players: Over the River and Through the Woods
Inside/Out at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
PuSH Performing Arts Festival
Pacific Theatre Presents: Common Grace
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Sunday, February 7, 2016
VSO Kids’ Koncerts: The Mozart Experience
Coffee Concerts, Port Coquitlam
Inner Beauty Pageant
The Toasters at The Rickshaw
Hershe Bar – Where The Girls Are
Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Grind
Modern Calligraphy Workshop, Pizza & Wine on the Drive
Vancouver Recital Society: Sir András Schiff
Family Day at the Fort
Hastings Park Farmers Market
Red Mitten Weekend at the BC Sports Hall of Fame
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Taboo Show
Gateway Theatre Presents: Closer Than Ever
Vagabond Players: Over the River and Through the Woods
PuSH Performing Arts Festival
Pacific Theatre Presents: Common Grace
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Paint the Town Red at CF Pacific Centre

February 1st, 2016 @ 9:43am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey and paint the town red at CF Pacific Centre! Happiness, good fortune and joy will be spread at CF Pacific Centre through a series of festive events, giveaways, and dazzling displays this Lunar New Year.

Paint the Town Red with CF Pacific Centre

In Downtown Vancouver, CF Pacific Centre will be rolling out more than the red carpet for shoppers throughout Chinese New Year celebrations from February 1st to 14th.

Start your experience by entering the shopping centre through Georgia and Howe, and take in the wonder of 200 red lanterns decorating the rotunda. Shoppers can look forward to surprise, random giveaways, including stylish red accessories, while you shop for some of the hottest, red, items:

NineWestMartinaMartina by Nine West (available at CF Pacific Centre and CF Richmond Centre)

PandoraChineseLanternPANDORA Chinese Lantern Enamel Charm

NordstromCandleBella Freud ‘Loving’ Candle from Nordstrom

PandoraRedEffervescence MuranoPANDORA Red Effervescence Charm (available at CF Pacific Centre and CF Richmond Centre)

HarryRosenTomFordTom Ford Fragrance (Jasmine Rouge) from Harry Rosen

HarryRosenPenTateossian Pen (Lacca Fountain Pen) from Harry Rosen

For event more fun, the first 100 people to purchase a CF SHOP! card valued at $100 or more will also receive a pair of earrings from PANDORA.

On February 9th, CF Pacific Centre will be distributing 200 lucky red envelopes each stuffed with a $10 CF SHOP! card at their Lion Dance Ceremony at the rotunda off Georgie and Howe. The traditional Lion Dance Ceremony and Choy Chang will be performed by the Yau Kung Moon Athletic Institute. The lion will visit participating retailers to bring luck and prosperity for the New Year.

Paint the Town Red from February 1st to 14th and follow CF Pacific Centre on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more events, giveaways, and information with the tag #CFPaintTheTownRed.

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This post is sponsored by CF Pacific Centre

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

January 28th, 2016 @ 10:04pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

The last weekend of the month has a short film festival, comedy, theatre, farmers market, free family fun at Robson Square, and more!

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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

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

Friday, January 29, 2016
Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me
City of Water, Sea of Glass
Interrupting the Stigma: Putting an End to Size-Shaming
UBC Thunderbirds Hockey Winter Classic
Scotiabank Hot Stove Luncheon with the Vancouver Canadians
Game People Play: Opening Reception
Vancouver Short Film Festival
Pacific Theatre Presents: Common Grace
PuSH Performing Arts Festival
Théâtre la Seizième Presents: Lapin blanc, lapin rouge
Dine Out Vancouver Deals and Events
Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Saturday, January 30, 2016
Surrey Kids Read
Groundhog Day in Newton
[SOLD OUT] eProjects presents: STARTUP STUDIO
Vancouver Adaptive Music Society: The Involvers
Beyond Addiction Fundraiser with Dr. Gabor Maté and Diederik Wolsak
The Marcus Mosely Chorale: Stayed on Freedom
World Wetlands Day
Chinese New Year at Brentwood
ArtStarts Free Weekend Workshops for Kids and Families
Virtuoso Pianist Denis Matsuev in Recital
Vancouver Short Film Festival
Nat Bailey Farmers Market
DTES Street Market
Dine Out Vancouver: Yaletown Brunch Crawl
PuSH Performing Arts Festival
Théâtre la Seizième Presents: Lapin blanc, lapin rouge
Dine Out Vancouver Deals and Events
Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
Pacific Theatre Presents: Common Grace
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Sunday, January 31, 2016
ArtStarts Free Weekend Workshops for Kids and Families
Hastings Park Farmers Market
Added Screening: The Judgment (Bulgaria’s 2015 Oscar Entry)
Dine Out Vancouver: Main Street Brunch Crawl
PuSH Performing Arts Festival
Dine Out Vancouver Deals and Events
Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
Pacific Theatre Presents: Common Grace
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

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