Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Thursday, August 11th, 2016 — 1:30pm PDT
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This weekend Miss604 is proud to support Movies Under the Stars in Surrey, a free outdoor movie event screening Inside Out in Holland Park. Here’s what else you can get up to this weekend:

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 12, 2016
Take Off Fridays at YVR Airport
Vancouverite: A Comedy Show
Vancouver Gem & Mineral Show
Meet me at the Lamp(p)ost
Vancouver Heritage Foundation Walking Tours with Maurice Guibord
Abbotsford Airshow
Shipyards Night Market, North Vancouver
Surrey Night Market
International Summer Night Market
Richmond Night Market
Surreal Theatre: Interactive, Roaming Theatre in Gastown
Vancouver Bach Festival
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 13, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: Movies Under the Stars in Surrey
Meteor Shower Watch, Abbotsford
Wines of Chile Tasting Event
SeaWheeze Sunset Festival featuring Chromeo
YVR Community Chill Out
Osprey Day, Pitt Meadows
Amazing Farm Scavenger Hunt
Fibre Arts & Crafts Festival, Surrey
Cates Park Concert Series
Vancouver Heritage Foundation Walking Tours with Maurice Guibord
Summer Latin Cruise
River District Farmers Market
Burnaby Farmers Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Surrey Night Market
International Summer Night Market
Richmond Night Market
Abbotsford Airshow
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 14, 2016
Free Outdoor Movie in Kits
Pemberley Garden Party at Hycroft
Second Sunday Concert Series Presents: Odd Ditties
Studio Records: Swing Aggregation
Wild Salmon Bake at YEW
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
International Summer Night Market
Richmond Night Market
Lonsdale Quay Summer Concert Series
Abbotsford Airshow
South Asian Arts Society Presents The Monsoon Arts Festival
Vancouver Queer Film Festival




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Big Yoga for Big Sisters


Thursday, August 11th, 2016 — 7:31am PDT
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Attention local yogis! Gear up for fun, teamwork and a whole lot of stretching all in the name of a good cause, as the Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland is set to launch its inaugural Big Yoga for Big Sisters on September 10, 2016 at Jonathan Rogers Park in Vancouver.

Big Yoga for Big Sisters

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Where: Jonathan Rogers Park in Vancouver
Register: Online registration is now open
When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 8:15am (register) 9:00am (start) 7:00pm (end)

This inaugural event is a team based 10 hour relay consisting of 10 one-hour yoga sessions. The goal is to have a member of each team “on the mat” for the whole 10 hour event – relay style!

Open to all ages and all levels, Big Yoga for Big Sisters will include a variety of yoga styles and classes as well as a salad bar, kids events, music, self-care and much more. Proceeds will go to the Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland, supporting mentorship programs that allow girls to gain the skills, tools and confidence they need to grow into their full potential as adults.

Looking to create a lasting positive impact, Big Yoga for Big Sisters is set to take place every year, expanding from a Vancouver based event into many of the communities Big Sisters of the BC Lower Mainland serves. Hoping to attract hundreds of people, registration is quickly filling up and can be done through the Big Sisters website. Upon registering, participants are welcome to sign up with a preexisting team, of up to 10 people, or as an individual to be placed on a team; after all making good matches is what Big Sisters does best.

Follow Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland on Facebook and Twitter for more information. As a leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower girls to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.

Miss604 is a proud sponsor of the Big Sisters Volunteer Recruitment campaign

lululemon SeaWheeze Road Closures


Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 — 1:36pm PDT
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lululemon athletica’s SeaWheeze half marathon and sunset festival take place on Saturday, August 13th with over 10,000 runners participating in the challenge. Following the run, the Sunset Festival at Brockton Fields will draw 15,000 revellers to Stanley Park.

lululemon SeaWheeze Road Closures

The half marathon starts and finishes in Coal Harbour, with road closures impacting various communities in the city. Detailed road closures and times listed here.

» Chinatown Closures
» Coal Harbour Closures
» False Creek Closures
» Kitsilano Closures
» Stanley Park Closures
» West End Closures

The run gets underway at 7:00am on Hastings Street between Burrard Street & Thurlow Street and finishes on the seawall at Harbor Green Park in Coal Harbour near the Vancouver Convention Centre. The Burrard Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6:30am to 11:30am.

Some sections of the Seawall will be closed with detours in place for pedestrians, cyclists, and in-line skaters between 7:00am and 12:00pm. This closure is in place to ensure the safety of the public and event participants along this narrow section of the Seawall. Expect general delays along other parts of the Seawall.

The SeaWheeze half marathon and Sunset Festival is lululemon’s way of celebrating and sharing its hometown of Vancouver, BC with the global running community. In just its fourth year, the sell-out event is redefining the half marathon experience, becoming a destination run and the perfect weekend for Vancouverites to celebrate summer in the city. Follow SeaWheeze on Facebook for more info.

Wines of Chile Tasting Events


Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 — 1:13pm PDT
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Wines of Chile is hosting two tasting events in Vancouver at the end of the week, showcasing their diverse wine growing region and exceptional selection.

Wines of Chile Tasting Events

Where: BC Liquor Store (Cambie & 39th Avenue)
When: Friday, August 12, 2016 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Marquis Wine Cellars (1034 Davie St)
When: Saturday, August 13, 2016 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Together with Wines of Chile, BC Liquor Store and Marquis Wine Cellars are pleased to present exclusive tastings of Chilean wines. Learn about Chile’s unique grape varieties and the wide selection of sustainable wines available. Take part in this fun consumer tasting by trying an exceptional selection of Chilean wines paired with authentic Latin appetizers.

I had the chance to get to know Wines of Chile when I was their blogger for TED in Vancouver earlier this year, and I fell in love with Carmenere. If you can, head down to one of these tasting events to get to know this unique wine region.

Wines available for sampling August 12th include: Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery’s Organic Pinot Noir and Reserva Especial Sauvignon Blanc; Palo Alto Winery’s Palo Alto Reserva; Concha y Toro’s Casillero del Diablo Devil’s Collection Red; Oops Wines Oops Carmenere; Santa Carolina’s Reserva Sauvignon Blanc.

Wines available for sampling August 13th include: Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery’s Bicicleta Viognier; Emiliana Organic Vineyards’ Eco Balance Reserva Chardonnay; Emiliana’s Eco Balance Reserva Carmenere; Santa Rita Wines’ 120 Dark Cellar; Luis Felipe Edwards Winery’s Reesrva Pinot Noir; Viña Santa Ema’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon; Santa Ema’s Reserve Pinot Noir; La Joya’s Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon; Viña Lapostolle, Colchagua’s Canto de Apalta.

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Follow Wines of Chile on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more information.

Vancouver Zombiewalk 2016


Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 — 7:41am PDT
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Improv Anywhere presents the annual Vancouver Zombiewalk on September 10th, departing from the Vancouver Art Gallery. This event is fun way to show off your costume skills, and get some exercise with your fellow undead as you lumber your way through Downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver Zombiewalk

Zombiewalk

Where: Meet at the Robson side of the Vancouver Art Gallery
When: 3:00pm assembly, walk at 4:00pm
Tickets: Free. A donation of $2+ is encouraged to help recover the costs of the event.

On the day, between 12:30pm and 3:30pm, makeup artists from Blanche MacDonald will be on site to transform participants into their ghoulish alter ago. They’ll be setup near the south steps of the Art Gallery. First come, first served, and the cost for zombie makeup will be $20-$40.

Zombie Walk Vancouver 2014

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Zombies!!

The zombiewalk will go down Robson, to Denman, then continue on to English Bay. It is family-friendly and participants are asked not to vandalize any property, respect children participating (or passing by), ham it up for the camera, and have some good, clean fun being undead.

Spread the word, and infect others, by following the tag #ZombiewalkYVR along with Improv Anywhere on Facebook and Twitter.

Mayor’s Summertime Celebration in Port Moody


Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 — 7:03am PDT
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Join Port Moody Mayor and Council as they celebrate summer with a family fun BBQ on August 19th. Kids can enjoy a bouncy castle, and there will be face painting, interactive kids games, live music, a hot dog BBQ, and ice cream treats.

Mayor’s Summertime Celebration in Port Moody

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Where: 100 Newport Drive, behind Port Moody City Hall
When: Friday, August 19, 2016 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Admission: Free

For more information, follow the City of Port Moody on Twitter and Facebook.