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9 things to do in Vancouver: Sunday, June 24

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Daniel Chai Jun 24, 2017 1:42 pm 1,270

The sun is shining and Vancouver is ready to have fun! From Seek the Peak 2017 to Call to Action Conference, check out our 10 things to do in Vancouver this Sunday, June 25.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Greek Day

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  • What: A five block stretch on Broadway, from McDonald to Blenheim, is closed off to traffic to make room for this award-winning festival, offering a world of delicious Greek food and drink, market vendors, entertainment, and live music.
  • When: June 25
  • Time: 11 am to 9 pm
  • Where: 3200 West Broadway, Vancouver (between McDonald and Blenheim)
  • Cost: Free

Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5 K

  • What: An annual 5 km run/walk or the Scotiabank Vancouver Half – Marathon, known as Canada’s most scenic half-marathon. More than 6,000 participants run past beaches and mountains, finishing in Vancouver’s beautiful Stanley Park.
  • When: June 25
  • Time: 7:30 am
  • Where: UBC East Mall (West of Thunderbird Arena)

Ladner Village Market

  • What: 2017 marks the 21st season for the Ladner Village Market, which takes over the heart of Ladner Village on select Sundays in the summertime. It’s a phenomenal market, with live music, tons of vendors, and much to see and taste.
  • When: June 25
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: 5028 48th Avenue (between Delta and Elliott Streets) in Ladner Village

Vancouver Canadians vs. Spokane Indians

  • What: Grab a beer and a dog and get yourself down to the Nat! The Vancouver Canadians are facing off with the Spokane Indians.
  • When: June 25
  • Time: 1:05 pm
  • Where: Nat Bailey Stadium
  • Tickets: Online

28th Annual Bullhead Derby

  • What: Spend the morning at Garry Point Park at the Bullhead Derby at beautiful Garry Point park. Pack your fishing gear, including barbless hooks and a picnic basket. It’s a perfect occasion to bring your family for a fun day of fishing. There are two categories: kids 12 and under and seniors 65+.
  • Where: Garry Point Park, Steveston
  • When: June 25 from 9 am to 1 pm
  • Cost: Free

Hand to God – Arts Club

  • What: This new Broadway show has swept across the States since its debut in 2015, and Arts Club has scored the Canadian premiere. Sarcastic hand puppets, suburban Texas life, and Sunday service rehearsals all feature prominently in the black comedy. Like Book of Mormon, Hand to God deals with faith and what happens when we lose it.
  • When: Until June 25
  • Where: Goldcorp Stage (BMO Theatre Centre) – 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Arts Club; $29-$54

Seek the Peak 2017

  • What: Since 2004, the Seek the Peak event has raised more than $400,000 in support of cancer research in BC, and that trend is on track to continue this year. The awe-inspiring 4,100ft climb from Ambleside Park to the Peak of Grouse Mountain tests participants’ fitness, stamina and overall mental toughness. Racers can face the 16 km course alone or tackle it in a relay team, splitting up the climb’s sections, including the famous Grouse Grind.
  • When: June 25
  • Time: 8:15 am
  • Where: Ambleside Park (West Vancouver) to Grouse Mountain –  6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
  • Register: At seekthepeak.ca, $55 for solo runners, $50/person for a relay team of up to four. Online registration closes at 6 pm on Wednesday, June 21, in-person registration is available up to and including race day.

Call To Action Conference 2017 

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  • What: Learn the best practices in digital marketing from a lineup of industry professionals. Unbounce’s fourth-annual conference covers everything digital marketing-related from copywriting, email, pay-per-click, conversation rate optimization, landing page design, and of course, networking.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street
  • When: June 25 – 27
  • Tickets: $849 Unbounce customer/$999 general attendee/$799 groups of 2 or more – available online

Canada 150: A Celebration of Canadian Singer-Songwriters

  • What: Adele M. Wilding pays tribute to some of Canada’s finest singer-songwriters, many of whom influenced Adele’s formative years as a budding musician. The event also features a special gospel tribute to one of Canada’s most beloved rock bands. Joining Adele will be a stellar line-up of Vancouver musicians, including Saul Berson, Miles Black, Mark Bender, Buff Allen, with cameos from guest vocalists LJ Mounteney and Linda Szentes.
  • When: June 25
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: The Sanctuary in Brentwood – 1600 Delta Avenue, Burnaby
  • Cost: Entry by donation

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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