What: Canadian entrepreneurship icon, Arlene Dickinson kicks off the World Entrepreneur Forum on Friday evening followed by innovative presentations on Saturday and the 5th Annual Deal Flow on Sunday where fast growth start-up companies will pitch a panel of industry experts.
Where: UBC Robson Square Theatre – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
What: Each weekend over 20,000 visitors hit up this massive summertime night market in Richmond and experience the diverse array of booths, food and drink vendors, kids’ play area, and live entertainment.
Where: 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
When: Friday, May 8 to September 27; Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 11 p.m. and Sundays 6 to 10 p.m.
What: Drawing crowds from all over Metro Vancouver, the Richmond Night Market is located within easy access of the Canada Line’s Bridgeport Station. Roam the aisles to find games, food, and all sorts of wares for sale. Late nighters take note, this is the only local night market open until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays).
Where: 8351 River Rd. (nearby Bridgeport Station)
When: May 15 to October 12, 2015; Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to Midnight, Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 p.m.
What: The Deighton Cup — Lucky Number Seven is a full day of thrilling horse racing, fearless fashion and masterful mixology from 12pm to 6pm at the Hastings Racetrack. Highlights include eight races, the Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition, the luxury car Field of Dreams, charity roulette and blackjack and the Style Stakes fashion competition for the best-dressed man and woman.
Where: Hastings Racetrack – 188 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver
What: The Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market is one of the newer kids on the Vancouver Farmers’ Market’s block, but it has quickly become a focal point of the community, bringing familiar vendors and neighbourhood faces together Sundays.
Where: 2300 Guelph Street, Mount Pleasant, Vancouver
When: Sundays, June 14 to October 11; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m