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10 things to do in Vancouver: Sunday, September 17

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Daniel Chai Sep 16, 2017 12:11 am 1,972

Sunday is our time to shine! From Vancouver Canucks to Terry Fox Run and more, here are 10 can’t-miss events happening around Vancouver today.

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

Vancouver Canucks versus Vegas Golden Knights

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  • What: Pre-season NHL action is back in Vancouver as the Canucks take on the Vegas Golden Knights on September 17.
  • When:  September 17
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Southlands Country Fair

  • What: ​The Fair features pony rides, petting farm, equestrian entertainment by Southlands Riding Club members, a Silent Auction, a beer garden, local arts and crafts market, heritage displays, farmers market, and more. This year’s proceeds will go towards the Southlands Riding Club Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Program, which rescues abandoned and abused horses and rehabilitates them so they can be re-homed as riding horses. The remainder of the funds are used to support the Southlands Riding Club, a non-profit society established in 1943 as a recreational and training facility for junior and amateur equestrian athletes.
  • When: ​September 17
  • Time: 10 am to 10 pm
  • Where: 7025 Macdonald Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Entry is by donation and parking is free. Some activities cost $1.00-$5.00

Corbin & Shlohmo

  • What: Shlohmo is the creation of 22-year-old Henry Laufer, LA-native and visual artist turned selftaught musician. As a founding member of the WEDIDIT collective (RL Grime, Groundislava, D33j, Purple, 2kwtvr, Juj, Nick Melons), Henry’s early work placed him at the forefront of a new wave of rising talent amongst west coast producers. With an effortless grasp on sound design, Laufer combines deceptively simple and emotive melodies, subtle bass drops and swinging slow motion drums. 
  • When: September 17
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 867 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $28.50

Lynn Headwaters and the Mining Frontier

  • What: A 10 km return hike with mines researcher Lloyd Knutsen in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. Along the way, Lloyd will share his knowledge of the prospectors and history of mining in the area, look at historical artefacts and minerals, and tell stories using old maps and photographs. Presented by the BC Mills House volunteer hosts.
  • When: September 17
  • Time:  9:30 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Empire Fields
  • Register: Online until August 13, $30-$45

Terry Fox Run

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  • What: The Terry Fox Run is an annual Canada wide event that help to raise money and awareness for cancer research. The Terry Fox run happens in multiple locations on the same day. There are no entry fees, and while donations are encouraged, there are no minimum donations required. The simple act of support and continued awareness keeps the spirit and goal of the run alive.
  • Where: Across Metro Vancouver and Canada
  • When: September 17

Canuck Place Adventure Race 2017

  • What: Taking place at Jericho Beach Park on Sunday, September 17, the all-ages event offers a fun athletic challenge for all fitness levels in aid of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. You can join in on the fun by doing a a 15 km scenic trail bike, 6 km run, as well as an exciting obstacle course, all for a great cause. Kids can also enjoy their very own custom race featuring a 3 km bike ride, a 2 km run, and an obstacle course before reaching the finish line.
  • When: September 17
  • Time: 8 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Jericho Beach Park
  • Price: $100 for adults | $40 for kids – Register via Canuck Place

The Sound of Music – Broadway Across Canada

  • What: The hills are alive in this new production of the timeless musical classic, featuring the most perfect family ever yodelling away in the Austrian countryside. The Sound of Music film adaptation is now over 50 years old, and this touring production will be a great way to revisit those “favourite things” of your childhood. Love it or hate it, we still have “Doe, a deer, a female deer” stuck in our heads…
  • When: Now to September 17
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Broadway Across Canada; $40-$145

Ambleside Farmers’ Market

  • What: The Ambleside Farmers’ Market takes place in Ambleside Park, at the foot of 13th Street, every Sunday through October. This market offers West Vancouver a gathering spot for picking up fresh local food and goods from crafters and food artisans.
  • When: Every Sunday to October 29
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Ambleside Park, 1000 Argyle Avenue (the end of 13th Street), West Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Magic The Gathering: Open House

  • What: This event is for people who have never played Magic before, need a Magic refresher, or want to introduce a friend to the game! Show up, get a welcome deck, and play Magic against other newer players.
  • When: September 17
  • Time: Noon to 4 pm
  • Where: Starlit Citadel – 187 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Summer Series at Grandview Park – Free Yoga with Ocean and Crow

  • What: Join Ocean and Crow Yoga and the Commercial Drive Business Society for a day of complementary yoga in the park. Three sessions from 1 to 4pm will be offered! Come anytime, bring friends and family, and enjoy gentle, relaxing, all-levels yoga classes. Beginners are welcome. Kids are also welcome with a caregiver; the classes will not be specific to kids or babies.
  • When: September 17
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Grandview Park, Commercial Drive
  • Price: Free

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

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