BC Pet Hero: Enter to Win a Prize Pack


Friday, August 19th, 2016 — 2:53pm PDT
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Not often enough do we get to hear about positive stories about pets in the news, as they usually only make headlines when they’re in trouble. Petfood ‘n More has come up with a concept to celebrate a BC Pet Hero, where you can enter to win a prize pack by sharing a story about how a furry companion has touched your life or the life of others.

201608-BC-Heroes-Miss604Petfood ‘n More was founded in 1988 by two brothers who shared a deep love of pets and a desire to offer “More.” Combining previous work experience and a common vision, these young brothers set out to offer service beyond that of a traditional “pet store” service that would foster the unique relationship you share with your pet.

From the beginning, the goal was to keep your companions’ needs first and foremost by offering you honest, exceptional customer service and high quality products. With kind hearts and a genuine passion for the well-being of companion animals such as yours, the founders vowed to never sell pets in their stores. Instead, Pet Food ‘N More promotes that all companion animals deserve loving homes from birth and should never be treated as inventory. Through this decision, helping local animal shelters became a vital part of daily operations.

Win a Prize Pack

We’re hoping this entire contest entry thread will be filled with heart-warming stories, and I know it will be tough to pick a winner so that’s why the draw will be at random. The winning BC Pet Hero will receive a customized basket, filled with toys and treats, valued at $200 from their local Petfood ‘n More. Here’s how you can share you story:

  • Leave a comment on this post about your BC Pet Hero (1 entry)
  • Share a photo of your BC Pet Hero on Instagram and tag @petfoodnmore @miss604 #BCPetHero (1 entry)
  • Comment on this Facebook post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I know a #BCPetHero! RT to enter to win a $200 prize pack from @petfoodnmore @miss604 http://owl.li/qTgT303pyqU

    I will draw one winner from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, August 24, 2016. The winner will be asked to consent to allow Petfood ‘n More to share their entry photo, video, or story entry on their social media channels, with full credit. Petfood ‘n More has locations in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, Maple Ridge, and Coquitlam.

    Decentralized Dance Party


    Thursday, August 18th, 2016 — 3:39pm PDT
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    The 7th Decentralized Dance Party is happening around Vancouver this weekend, where anyone that wants to tune in and dance can do so, wherever they might be.

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    Decentralized Dance Party

    Where: Wherever you area
    When: August 19-21, 2016
    Tune in: Download the app (Android only) or tune into CFRO 100.5 FM

    Tom and Gary’s Decentralized Dance Party is a portable, battery-powered Party System invented by Vancouver’s own Tom Kzuma and Gary Lachance. It consists of hundreds of people, carrying boom boxes, and a DJ who wears a backpack, containing an FM radio transmitter (Gary). All the boom boxes are tuned into the Gary’s master FM broadcast, resulting in a mobile, synchronized sound system!

    Tom and Gary have hosted 69 massive spontaneous street Parties in over 30 major cities worldwide and this weekend they are hosting a multi-day “Party Summit” and intend to create the largest Party the world has ever seen.

    On Saturday August 20th at 9:00pm they will press play and hundreds of boomboxes, car stereos, and home stereos will respond.

    For more information, follow the party on Facebook.

    Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


    Thursday, August 18th, 2016 — 2:00pm PDT
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    This Saturday Miss604 is proud to support Movies Under the Stars in Surrey, a free outdoor movie event screening Big Hero 6 in Holland Park. Here’s what else you can get up to around town:

    Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

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

    Friday, August 19, 2016
    Take Off Fridays at YVR Airport
    Science World After Dark, Adults Only
    Eastside Flea
    Graham Clark Presents… See You In Hell, Summer
    Vancity Markers Summer Market
    Vancouver Heritage Foundation Walking Tours with Maurice Guibord
    SONGBIRDS Musical showcase Feat. Upcoming Female Artists
    Free Heritage Walking Tours
    Shipyards Night Market, North Vancouver
    International Summer Night Market
    Richmond Night Market
    Surreal Theatre: Interactive, Roaming Theatre in Gastown
    South Asian Arts Society Presents The Monsoon Arts Festival
    Vancouver Queer Film Festival
    FAME at Firehall Arts Centre
    Hipstory: I’d Tell You, But You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It
    The Fakespeare Festival




    Saturday, August 20, 2016
    Sponsored by Miss604: Movies Under the Stars in Surrey
    Screening of The Tragically Hip’s Final Concert on CBC @ The Commodore
    Screening of The Tragically Hip Concert @ Woodward’s Atrium
    Screening of The Tragically Hip’s Final Concert on CBC @ Civic Square
    Point Grey Cinema Presents Finding Nemo
    Pacific Northwest Tour de Fox
    Don Davies’ Annual BBQ
    Starry Night at Deas Island
    Hopcott Farm Festival Featuring Jojo Mason
    Bike Dance Flash Mob
    Decentralized Dance Party
    Vancity Makers Summer Market
    Cates Park Concert Series
    Discovery Saturday: Tales From the Honeycomb
    Vancouver Mural Festival Concerts
    Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest
    Vancouver Heritage Foundation Walking Tours with Maurice Guibord
    River District Farmers Market
    Burnaby Farmers Market
    Trout Lake Farmers Market
    West End Farmers Market
    International Summer Night Market
    Richmond Night Market
    Vancouver RathaYatra Festival & Parade
    South Asian Arts Society Presents The Monsoon Arts Festival
    Vancouver Queer Film Festival
    FAME at Firehall Arts Centre
    Hipstory: I’d Tell You, But You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It
    The Fakespeare Festival

    Sunday, August 21, 2016
    Metro Vancouver Garlic Festival
    HUB Member & Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
    Showcase Sunday: Comedy Night
    Slow Food Cycle, Pemberton
    Wild Salmon Bake at YEW
    Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
    Kitsilano Farmers Market
    International Summer Night Market
    Richmond Night Market
    Lonsdale Quay Summer Concert Series
    Vancouver RathaYatra Festival & Parade
    South Asian Arts Society Presents The Monsoon Arts Festival
    Vancouver Queer Film Festival
    FAME at Firehall Arts Centre




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    Cirque du Soleil TORUK – The First Flight


    Thursday, August 18th, 2016 — 10:20am PDT
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    The global tour of the newest Cirque du Soleil show will touch down in Vancouver at the Pacific Coliseum December 14-18, 2016. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility with TORUK – The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR.

    TORUK – The First Flight


    Photo: Jesse Faatz Costumes: Kym Barrett © 2015 Cirque du Soleil

    Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination.

    This live immersive experience also bears the distinct signature of directors and multimedia innovators Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon. It is a living ode to the Na’vi’s symbiotic coexistence with nature and their belief in the basic interconnectedness of all living things.

    Narrated by a “Na’vi Storyteller” and populated by unforgettable characters, TORUK – The First Flight is a mythical tale set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film AVATAR, and before any humans ever set foot on Pandora.

    When a natural catastrophe threatens to destroy the sacred Tree of Souls, Ralu and Entu, two Omaticaya boys on the brink of adulthood, fearlessly decide to take matters into their own hands. Upon learning that Toruk can help them save the Tree of Souls, they set out, together with their newfound friend Tsyal, on a quest high up in the Floating Mountains to find the mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky. Prophecy is fulfilled when a pure soul rises among the clans to ride Toruk for the first time and save the Na’vi from a terrible fate.

    Cirque Club members can take advantage of a ticket pre-sale today, with the public sale starting on Friday, August 19th at 10:00am. Follow Cirque du Soleil on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

    Win Tickets to the Whistler Village Beer Festival


    Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 — 3:39pm PDT
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    It’s a beer festival in the mountains, surrounded by peaks, forests, and beauty from sea to sky! The Whistler Village Beer Festival will span five days with a main tasting event for two days, interesting seminars, unique cask nights, food pairing dinners and of course some great parties! With over breweries participating, there will be 120+ beers to sample.

    Whistler Village Beer Festival

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    Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza (Main Tasting Event)
    When: September 14 to September 18, 2016
    Tickets: Limited advance tickets to the main tasting event are on sale now (early bird has sold out).

    The Whistler Village Beer Festival will also have satellite events, including a kick-off brewery tour, a Beefsteak all-you-can-eat dinner, Barley & The Beast dinner, a brewers brunch, and concert series shows at night. Venues vary around Whistler village and individual tickets are available online now.

    Win Tickets

    I have a pair of tickets to give away to the tasting event in Whistler Olympic Plaza on Sunday, September 18th. Here’s how you can enter to win:

    • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
    • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
    RT to enter to win @WhisBeerFest tickets from @Miss604 http://owl.li/bmST303l1Gm #BCBeer

    Follow the Whistler Village Beer Festival on Facebook for more information about advance tickets, events, and participating breweries. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly.

    Update The winner is Lindsay!

    Vancouver Photos of the Week


    Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 — 12:00pm PDT
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    A heat wave, cool sea breeze, illuminated moon, hikes and warm days with dips in local lakes all make for an excellent pool of photos shared with the Miss604 Flickr Group and #Photos604 on Instagram this week.

    Vancouver Photos of the Week

    The golf course

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    Lake and Boats

    A Perfect Summer Evening

    Pharaoh Island 2016

    Vancouver Convention Centre Sunset

    As always, please click through on these images to view more work from the photographers and feel free to share your own photos with the Miss604 Flickr Pool or with the tag #Photos604 on Instagram. View all photo collections here and follow Miss604 on Instagram.