What: A bunch of ex-figure skaters got tired of the sequins and sparkles, and the result is Montreal’s free-skating Le Patin Libre. Shedding the over-the-top costumes and routines for contemporary dance on ice, the underdog group has won no love from the conservative world of professional figure skating. Instead, they’ve formed unlikely coalitions with community ice rinks and arts organizations around the world, and will be bringing their love of the sport-cum-art to The Drive’s Britannia Ice Rink.
When: April 18 to 30
Where: Britannia Ice Rink – 1661 Parker Street, Vancouver
What: From April 18 to April 21, celebrate National Canadian Film Days at Edmonds Community Centre. Bring your own blankets or use the centre’s chairs at the free, all-ages event celebrating Canadian cinema. Popcorn and a beverage are included.
Where: Edmonds Community Centre – 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
When: April 18 to 20 at 6:30 pm, April 21 at 10 am
What: Travel from country to country through books that explore food, sports, famous people, holidays and more! The perfect book club if you don’t have time for a long novel, or want to get extra practice with your English. Come talk about books, make new friends and enjoy light snacks. Ages 8-11.
What: Guests will hear from Mic Minhas, CFO at Fuller Family, which founded and still owns the Earls Restaurant chain. Earls has now grown to 62 restaurants and remains a private, family-owned business. Enjoy some delicious food and drinks from Earls and learn how the company stays competitive in Canada’s bustling restaurant market.
Where: Earls Yaletown Loft – 1095 Mainland St, Vancouver
When: April 18 at 5:30 pm
Tickets: Online, Free for CYP Members, Non-Members: $50 +GST. This event is limited to Members of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Company of Young Professionals program and guests aged 35 and under.
What: Learn how to grow your business and brand using the most powerful and effective tool available to entrepreneurs and business owners. This workshop covers the key steps required to design, create and optimize your videos so you can achieve more exposure and reach more people online and offline. Led by Stuart Candiah.
Where: Vancity Credit Union Branch 17 – 5064 Kingsway, Burnaby