Archive of posts tagged "downtown"

East Coast Good Times at Doolin’s

July 24th, 2014 @ 7:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Back in 2009 I crossed something off my Truly Canadian Bucket List — I participated in a screech-in at Doolin’s for their first-ever East Coast Good Times dinner. This includes kissing a cod on the lips, a recitation, and a shot of screech. It’s as close to Newfoundland as I’ll ever get without leaving the […]

Circle Craft Summer Market at Jack Poole Plaza

July 22nd, 2014 @ 2:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Everyone loves Circle Craft! This is what I have learned over the years hosting event listings and contests for this anticipated local craft fair and market. Circle Craft and the Craft Council of BC are holding their second annual Summer Market this week at Jack Poole Plaza (next to the Olympic Cauldron) and it’s bound […]

CBC Musical Nooners Summer 2014

July 21st, 2014 @ 3:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

CBC Musical Nooners are back for the 5th year, providing free lunchtime entertainment outside of the CBC Vancouver broadcast centre on Hamilton Street. Monday to Friday (until August 22nd) you can catch a great variety of some of the best local bands Vancouver has to offer between 12:00pm and 1:00pm. Photo credit: Steve Chou on […]

Pop-Up Picnic on Robson

July 2nd, 2014 @ 2:28pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This summer Robson Street restaurants will participate in Pop-Up Picnic, a way to take out dishes from your favourite area dining establishments and enjoy them in an urban setting outdoors. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr Pop-Up Picnic on Robson From July 1st until August 31st, 8 Robson Street restaurants will put together quick, tasty […]

Concord Pacific Seawall Challenge

June 26th, 2014 @ 7:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks combine the world’s largest offshore fireworks competition with a seaside festival complete with free concerts, food truck fare, and the Concord Pacific Seawall Challenge which is now in its second year. On July 26th, the first fireworks night this season, friend and family teams can compete for cash prizes […]

Canada Day Parade and Canada Day Fireworks Vancouver

June 18th, 2014 @ 8:29am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Canada Day parades and Canada Day fireworks celebrations will take place across the region, with various communities celebrating our nation’s birthday with music, activities, and of course a night time display to light up the sky as families look on. In downtown Vancouver, Canada Day at Canada Place will be the centre of attention. Canada […]

Carnaval del Sol 2014

June 17th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Granville Street and Robson Square will be the home base of “food, fun, culture, and fiesta” when Carnaval del Sol takes over July 5th and July 6th as a part of Latin America Week in Vancouver. Presented by Latincouver, this free arts, culture, and music festival kicks off summer in style with energy and flavour, […]

Hip Hop and Haida Cultures Fuse at Bill Reid Gallery

June 11th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents AKOS, the monumental works of spray can art by Haida artist Corey Bulpitt, on now until September 14th. AKOS is Corey Bulpitt’s graffiti tag and his Haida name, Taakeet Gaaya, translates to “Gifted Carver”. Both names reveal two art forms that have successfully come together through […]