Weddings at Robson Square Valentine’s Weekend


Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 — 9:39am PST
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Pop Up Weddings is once again hosting “Love in the Square” at event in Robson Square where couples can take advantage of complimentary elopements on February 12th. Organizers will also be accepting donations in order to donate the raised funds to a local charity.

Weddings at Robson Square Valentine’s Weekend

Robson Square Ice Skating Rink

Last year’s event saw 77 couples tie the knot and this year they are expecting to marry 100 couples or more! Vow renewals are also welcome.

Registration will start at 10:00am and ceremonies will begin to take place starting at 11:00am, continuing to 6:00pm. The event will be first come, first served but they will do their best to marry everyone that comes down that day.

Couples only need themselves as well as a properly filled out marriage license. Having some witnesses is always a good idea but not 100% necessary. Be sure to dress for the weather. New this year will be added decor, floral arrangements, and photography teams to capture the special day. Follow Love in the Square for more information.

Over 40 Family Day Events Metro Vancouver


Monday, February 6th, 2017 — 1:08pm PST
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Family Day in BC is coming up on Monday, February 13, 2017. Check your local community centre, arena, or pool for their Family Day lineup and browse over 25 listings below!

BC Family Day

Family Day Events in Metro Vancouver

Burnaby
City of Burnaby Family Day Winter Festival @ Bill Copeland Sports Centre
Family Day at Cameron Recreation Centre
Family Day at the Burnaby Village Museum Carousel

Chilliwack
Family Day Free Skate at Twin Rinks
Mid-Winter Family Day Pow wow

Coquitlam
Family Day Skate
Family Day Swim




Delta
Family Day Activities in Delta

Fort Langley
Fort Langley Family Day

Langley
Fraser Valley Family Day (Sunday)
Celebrate Family Day at Timms Community Centre
Township of Langley Family Day Events & Activities PDF

Maple Ridge
Family Day Lantern Making Workshop at ACT Arts Centre

New Westminster
Family Day in New Westminster PDF
Bracelets for Botshabelo, Family Day in New West

North Vancouver
Family Day Weekend at Lonsdale Quay
Family Day at Capilano Suspension Bridge
Family Day with North Vancouver Recreation Centres
24 Hours of Winter at Grouse Mountain (Sat/Sun)
Free Kids Lift Tickets After 2:30pm at Mt Seymour (Sat/Sun/Mon)

Port Coquitlam
Family Day activities at Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex

Port Moody
Family Day Skate

Richmond
Family Day in Richmond – Full List of Events
Family Day at Cambie
Family Day at the Cannery
Family Day Pancake Breakfast in Steveston
Celebrating Van2010 Volunteers @ the ROX, Free Admission for Them (Sun/Mon)
Family Day at the Oval




Surrey
Family Day at Surrey Community Centres – Full List
Family Day at the Surrey Nature Centre
Family Day Free Fun at Rec Centres and Pools in Surrey
Heritage Family Day

Vancouver
Family Day at VanDusen Garden & Bloedel Conservatory
Family Day at the BC Sports Hall, Free BC Place Tours w/Admission
Free Admission for Kids (18 & under) to Museum of Vancouver
Family Day at Trout Lake
Family Day at Sunset Community Centre
Family Day on Commercial Drive
Family Day at Kerrisdale Community Centre
Family Day at Killarney
Family Day Extravaganza at Coal Harbour Community Centre
Family Day at Douglas Park Community Centre
Family Day at the Jewish Community Centre
Creekside Family Day
musica intima Family Day Show
Enjoy the last weekend of skating at Robson Square
Family Day at the Vancouver Lookout
Family Day Weekend at MOA (Sat/Sun)
Science World is offering 25% off admission to TELUS World of Science

West Vancouver
West Vancouver Community Centre Family Day

White Rock
Family Day Skate

More Events

Click here for the full weekend event list that includes all general area events from Friday to Monday.

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Not in Metro Vancouver or the Fraser Valley? Check out this city listing to find events and activities in your BC community on February 13th.

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Tickets on Sale for the 2017 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards


Monday, February 6th, 2017 — 12:00pm PST
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Early Bird Tickets are now on sale for the 34th annual YWCA Metro Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction Awards on May 29th.

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Funds raised from the event help women, children, youth and families at turning points in their lives, through 50 programs and services. This awards ceremony is a chance to pay tribute to our community’s outstanding women and organizations and to support much-needed programs and services crucial to breaking the cycle of poverty.

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West
When: Monday, May 29, 2017 from 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Tickets are available at the early-bird rate until Sunday, April 9th. Regular prices will go into effect on Monday, April 10th. Until April 9th: $235 per person ($2,350 for a table of 10); As of April 10th: $285 per person ($2,850 for a table of 10).

Nominees in the following categories will be announced on March 8th: Arts, Culture & Design; Business & the Professions; Community Building; Education, Training & Development; Entrepreneurship; Environmental Sustainability; Health, Wellness & Active Living; Non-Profit & Public Service; Technology and Science Research; and Young Woman of Distinction.

Follow the YWCA of Vancouver on Facebook and Twitter for more information along with the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards @YWVanWODA on Twitter.

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YWCA Metro Vancouver is dedicated to achieving women’s equality. Their mission is to touch lives and build better futures for women and their families through advocacy and integrated services that foster economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities.

Miss604 is the proud Social Media Sponsor of the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, since 2010

#SkiNorthBC: 72 Hours in Quesnel


Monday, February 6th, 2017 — 11:31am PST
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This winter I partnered with SnowSeekers, with whom I have done a few fun assignments, to share their #SkiNorthBC stories from destinations in Northern BC.

The team visited Powder King, Terrace, Smithers, Barkerville — and the second story comes from Quesnel. Reporting from the Cariboo Regional District, SnowSeekers #SkiNorthBC expedition member Dax Justin shares his 72 Hours in Quesnel:

#SkiNorthBC 72 Hours in Quesnel

“Located nearly evenly between the cities of Prince George and Williams Lake, Quesnel acts as a central outdoor playground of the North Cariboo, offering unlimited recreational opportunities for families, adventurers and people looking to enjoy an expanse of pristine wilderness.”


Photo credit: @DaxJustin for SnowSeekers

“You know what makes me extremely happy? Waking up, strapping on snowshoes, and exploring vast landscapes. This is how I first got to know Quesnel. Upon arriving at Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park I was awestruck by the rolling hills and fairy-tale winter views. The sun was rising as we were snowshoeing the trails of Quesnel.

It stopped me in my tracks.

We then headed to Hallis Lake to visit and cross-country ski with the Cariboo Ski Touring Club. Formed in 1975, the CSTC was created to facilitate and further all aspects of cross-country skiing in the Quesnel area. Meeting members of the club I was struck by their passion for cross-country skiing. Since its inception, the club has undertaken several initiatives to enhance the cross-country skiing experience. It was one of the first clubs in British Columbia to designate a dog-friendly trail! After your cross-country ski, be sure to step into the lodge and enjoy a warm hot chocolate.”


Photo credit: @DaxJustin for SnowSeekers

“Wind down from a day of winter activities at the Barkerville Brewing Co. Located in the centre of City of Quesnel, the local brewery true après spirit. Apart from an amazing array of local brews, we spent the evening sharing bites and reminiscing about our snow-filled day.

Barkerville Brewing Co. sets itself from many other breweries because it pays homage to the historic region’s mining past, telling stories through its award-winning beers. With names like 18 Karat Gold and White Gold, well you get the picture.”


Photo credit: @DaxJustin for SnowSeekers

From Barkerville, known as British Columbia’s Gold Rush Town and Park, to visiting with Dave Jorgenson of Whitegold Adventures in his restaurant, The Bear’s Paw, Dax and the #SkiNorthBC expedition team explored the history of the north and the current, awesome ski conditions at Troll Ski Resort.

» Read the full 72 Hours in Quesnel story on SnowSeekers.


Photo credit: @DaxJustin for SnowSeekers

If You Go

Dive into incredible outdoor recreation while visiting the City of Quesnel. For all your trip planning for Quesnel, and the historic town of Barkerville, check out the website for the Cariboo Regional District.

For travellers, SnowSeekers has partnered with National Car rental to secure you a SnowSeekers preferred rate. Make a reservation online, or with an agent and in the Contract field enter XVC4SNO for a savings that could cover your ski pass cost every day.

Disclosure: Sponsored Post
This post is sponsored in partnership with the SnowSeekers #SkiNorthBC campaign this winter

Megaphone Magazine’s Big Sell


Monday, February 6th, 2017 — 10:47am PST
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Megaphone Magazine’s annual Big Sell event is coming up on Thursday, February 9th. At the Big Sell, local celebrities, business leaders and politicians act as guest vendors for an hour and stand alongside Megaphone’s homeless and low-income vendors and try their hand at selling Megaphone.

Megaphone Magazine’s Big Sell

Street papers like Megaphone do this event around the world to celebrate the hard work of 10,000 vendors. I participated in the event last year, alongside Janet, who was a total pro! It was the first time Vancouver’s Megaphone participated in the event and it was a huge success. Vendors and guest vendors sold more than 250 copies of Megaphone in just under an hour.

Look for vendors, and celebrity guest vendors, this Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am around the Vancouver Art Gallery in Downtown Vancouver and purchase your copy of Megaphone. In this month’s issue, Downtown Eastside actor, artist, motivational speaker, and youth counsellor Duane E Howard talks about his road to Hollywood and the lack of indigenous representation in film.

Find a vendor in Vancouver or Victoria to buy your magazine. Just $2 supports meaningful work for people experiencing poverty in your community, and gets you a great read in return. Download the Megaphone App for iPhone and Android to find & pay vendors, even when you don’t have cash.

Buy a Megaphone at the Big Sell on Thursday to support people experiencing poverty and homelessness in our city. Megaphone’s 160+ vendors in Vancouver and Victoria work hard every day to create positive change in their own lives, and in the communities we share. Follow the conversation online @MegaphoneMag.

RunGo Dash for Dogs in Stanley Park


Monday, February 6th, 2017 — 9:59am PST
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The RunGo Dash for Dogs, a guided 10km, 5km or 2km run or walk through Stanley Park, is coming up this month and 100% of proceeds going to BC & Alberta Guide Dogs. The event is hosted by the RunGo app, a running app with turn-by-turn instructions for popular running routes in cities like Vancouver, London, New York, and Seattle.

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Photo via the BC & Alberta Guide Dogs on Facebook

RunGo Dash for Dogs

Where Starting and ending at Brockton Pavilion (1151 Stanley Park Dr)
When Saturday, February 18, 2017 start times between 9:00am & 9:30am
Registration Register online for the 2km Walk ($20 by Feb 17); 5km Run ($30 by Feb 17); or 10km Run ($35 by Feb 17). Routes are outlined online here.

After this fun, non-competitive race, there will be a social event with pancakes, prizes, and good tunes. This is a race for people to support dogs, you don’t need a dog to run. Guide dogs and good dogs are welcome, dogs must be on leash and under control at all times for the safety of the working guide dogs.

Download the RunGo app for Android or Apple devices.

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs makes a profound difference to blind/ visually impaired people by partnering them with a certified guide dog at no cost. These guide dogs provide tangible and immediate help; making a significant difference in their partner’s safety, independence, sense of well being and belonging.