Archive of posts tagged "events"

Surrey Youth Fest 2011

September 5th, 2011 @ 11:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Surrey presents the free Youth Fest this month at the Guildford Recreation Centre. Events will begin around 4:00pm on Saturday, September 24th and include concerts from youth bands, skateboard demonstrations, a teen dance, and more. In the Gym: Sumo Suit Wrestling, Velcro Olympics, Big Bout Boxing, First Down Bungee Run, Airbrush Tattoo Artists, Caricature Artist, […]

September 2011 Events in Metro Vancouver

September 2nd, 2011 @ 1:05pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m in disbelief that the Labour Day long weekend is already here and that those famous mini donuts (and deep-fried Pop Tarts) at the PNE will be gone again for another year. There’s still time to check out plenty of activities in the sunshine this weekend — and Tourism Vancouver’s even made a Top 10 […]

Feast of Fields 2011 in Langley

September 2nd, 2011 @ 11:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Feast of Fields is coming to Krause Berry Farms in Langley in just a few weeks and tickets are currently on sale. I first heard of the Feast of Fields concept when I toured Fairburn Farm on Vancouver Island during a Cowichan Valley trip in 2009. The idea is to bring together “city folk” with […]

Terry Fox Run Locations 2011

September 1st, 2011 @ 2:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was on this day in 1980 that Terry Fox was forced to end his Marathon of Hope as he succumbed to the cancer that eventually took his life. After 143 days and 5,373kms, his journey ended just outside Thunder Bay… and that’s when the rest of Canada picked up the run where he left […]

Avril Lavigne in Vancouver

September 1st, 2011 @ 1:10pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Avril Lavigne will be bringing her Black Star tour to Rogers Arena in Vancouver next month. Performing on stage since the age of 15, the complicated Canadian rocker released Goodbye Lullaby early in 2011 and is currently working on her fifth studio album. At 26, she’s sold millions of albums worldwide, performed at the Vancouver […]

Bloom Gala at VanDusen Botanical Garden

August 30th, 2011 @ 1:10pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

On this day in history, August 30, 1975, VanDusen Botanical Garden opened to the public. Last fall I went to the garden for the first time, and I was by myself. Armed with a trail map and my camera, I captured the splashes of green, yellow, and fiery red that hung on branches all around […]

La Garufa International Tango Festival

August 29th, 2011 @ 1:35pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Next month dancers and musicians from around the world will spice up Vancouver during La Garufa International Tango Festival. Argentine tango is a social dance and musical genre that originated in Argentina and Uruguay in the late 1800s. Recently it was designated by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage and important to preserve. In the […]

Vancouver Waterfight 2011

August 25th, 2011 @ 2:25pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Waterfight is happening this weekend in Stanley Park. It was originally supposed to take place weeks ago but since our summer was so soggy (pretty much defeating the purpose of the event) it’s been pushed back. Photo credit: Nick Devenish on Flickr The waterfight is more of a “friendly soaking” with rules to […]