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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, July 3

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Daniel Chai Jul 02, 2017 1:33 pm 3,158

Keep your long weekend going with one of our seven things to do around Vancouver, including Unbelievable at Museum of Vancouver, YVR Food Fest’s The Big Brunch, and more.

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

The Big Brunch: YVR Food Fest

Photo courtesy YVR Food Fest

  • What: The Big Brunch aims to be the largest outdoor brunch ever in the country. The event will feature every conceivable type of brunch fare from some of the city’s best restaurants and cafés. Also featuring a caesar competition, a breakfast sandwich cook-off, and a cold-brew kegger with local, independent coffee roasters.
  • Where: YVR Food Fest in the Olympic Village – 215 West 1st, Vancouver
  • When: July 3 from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$35

Unbelievable at Museum of Vancouver

  • What: On the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Museum of Vancouver is diving deep into the vault and showcasing some of Vancouver’s most valuable treasures to present our newest exhibition Unbelievable, in collaboration with HCMA Architecture + Design. Unbelievable features contested objects, storied replicas and iconic artifacts for a mind-bending exploration of the role stories play in defining community – and what happens when these tales can’t be relied upon.  
  • Where: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • When: Now to September 24
  • Tickets: Online, $$8-$18. Children 4 and under free.

Nature Walk: Summer’s Songsters

  • What: Enjoy a leisurely stroll through a variety of habitats and discover the park’s summer birds and how they live. Hosted by veteran naturalist Al Grass, formerly with BC Parks. 
  • Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park
  • When: July 3 from 1 to 2:30 pm
  • Register: Online

Miss, Mrs. and Miss Teen BC Pageant

  • What: Previous titleholders will be coming back to share their stories, and of course there will be all the excitement of finding out who will be crowned this year’s Miss BC, Mrs. BC and Miss Teen BC. Regional titles will be awarded in each category, and the winner of Miss/Mrs./Miss Teen Charity BC will be announced. In support of Cops for Cancer.
  • Where: Chandos Auditorium – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: July 3 from 6 to 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25-30

Kitsilano Showboat meets Garry Chalk & the Kits Point All-stars

Image: Garry Chalk and the Kits Point All-Stars / Facebook

  • What: Veteran musicians Garry Chalk, Don Alder, Ian ‘Stan’ Wardle and Antoine Champaux are The Kits Point All-stars. Band members of the group have toured independently in the USA, Europe and Asia. All are extremely talented in their own right with Garry Chalk being a multiple Gemini Award-winning actor, voice over artist, an accomplished singer, and guitar player. Don Alder was the winner of the 2011 Worldwide Guitar Idol, 2010 Guitar Superstar North America, and 2007 International Finger style Champion.
  • Where: Kitsilano Showboat – 2300 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: July 3 from 7 to 9 pm
  • Cost: Free

A Week of Free Screenings to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday!

  • What: As the centrepiece of the year-long Canada on Screen program, The Cinematheque celebrates Canada Day and Canada’s 150th birthday with a week of free screenings, featuring many of Canada’s greatest film (and television) works, from Anne of Green Gables to Jesus Of Montreal.
  • Where: The Cinematheque – 6810 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Now to July 7 at various times
  • Cost: Free and available on a first-come, first-served basis from The Cinematheque box office on the day of the screening.

QueerProv Monday – Audience Appreciation Night!

  • What: On Monday night, you, the audience, will get to choose which games the Queerprovers will play. Wrap up your long weekend with a night of laughs.
  • Where: XYYVR – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • When: July 3 from 8 to 10 pm
  • Cost: Free

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

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