What: March 7 marks National Pancake Day at IHOP restaurants, and across North America, they’ll be giving away free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes. The National Pancake Day event is actually a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network and their local hospitals (in British Columbia it’s the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation) so guests who come in for the free pancakes are urged to leave a donation.
Where: There are 11 IHOP locations in Metro Vancouver. Use their website to find the one nearest you.
When: March 7
Cost: Free, donations to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation encouraged.
What: Climbers can ascend Harbour Centre’s stairs every Tuesday afternoon in March. It is a 633 step climb up the 28-storey building to reach the tower’s Lookout observation deck, located 553 ft (169 m) above street level. This year, BC’s very own elite Tower Runner, Shaun Stephens-Whale, will be on site on March 7, 14 and 28 to share his stair climbing tips.
Where: Harbour Centre – 555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
When: Every Tuesday in March from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Cost: $5, includes a free $5 slip to Harbour Centre’s food court and one free beer
What: VBCC’s annual SpringSong concert at Ryerson United Church. This year features the Toccata, Partita, Chorales and Chorus choirs in “Singin’ in the Rain,” a collection of works that will lift your spirits above the grey and rainy skies outside. The spring concert is also the annual opportunity to showcase the solo talents of VBCC’s gifted choristers.
Where: Ryerson United Church – 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver
What: The first of the Fraser River Discovery Centre’s Fraser River Dialogues, whose goal is to engage interested parties on key Fraser River issues and opportunities. Includes a wine and cheese reception and a conversation with Dr. Brian Riddell, President and CEO, Pacific Salmon Foundation, about what is going on with the Fraser River salmon.
Where: Fraser River Discovery Centre – 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
What: Periods are a fact of life. For women living in poverty, there is the added challenge of acquiring monthly feminine hygiene products. For women experiencing homelessness, it is even harder. Make a difference for local women in need March 7 with a breakfast and speaker event at United Way of the Lower Mainland. Bring a donation of feminine hygiene products.
Where: United Way of the Lower Mainland – 4543 Canada Way, Burnaby