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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, June 21

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Daniel Chai Jun 20, 2017 1:00 pm 1,409

The first day of summer has arrived in Vancouver! Celebrate with our list of seven things to do today, from Aboriginal Day, International Yoga Day and more.

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

Aboriginal Day Vancouver 2017

Traditional dancers at National Aboriginal Day in Canada Place (Port of Vancouver)

Traditional dancers at National Aboriginal Day in Canada Place (Port of Vancouver)

  • What: A community-based, full day of events to showcase and honour Indigenous cultures, spirit, and diversity. Features a Friendship Walk, pancake breakfast, food, music and dance performances, art vendors, and more.
  • When: June 21
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: John Hendry Park – 3300 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

International Yoga Day Special Waterfront Class

  • What: YYoga will host a special class for 150 people with a waterfront view to celebrate International Yoga Day, which happens to fall on the summer solstice, June 21. The class will be a unique 90-minute experience, with live music, custom aromatherapy, and dual instructors following the sunset on the longest day of the year.
  • When: June 21
  • Time: Doors open at 7:30 pm, Class runs from 8 to 9 pm
  • Where: Waterview Special Event Space, 2nd floor – 1661 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Improv Against Humanity: Maple Mayhem

  • What: Celebrate the summer solstice and Canada 150 with The Fictionals and friends at the Rio Theatre. Improv Against Humanity: Maple Mayhem features Canadian CAH comedy, prizes for the most horrible audience members, and special guests Pearce Visser and Tunji Taylor-Lewis.
  • When: June 21
  • Time: 8 to 10 pm
  • Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Cost: SAGA members free; $5 for non-members

Mad Hatter’s Strawberry Tea and Tour

  • What: Indulge your tastebuds while enjoying contemporary art with friends. Surrey Art Gallery Association invites you to be their guest at their annual Mad Hatter’s Strawberry Tea and Tour. Celebrate summer with a fun hat (preferably designed by you) while you tour different art exhibits and then enjoy luscious local strawberries.
  • When: June 21
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Cost: SAGA members free; $5 for non-members

Parq Vancouver resort job fair

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Image courtesy of Parq Vancouver

  • What: Opportunities within the property range from “entry-level to executive”. Parq Vancouver is looking for applicants across the resort for jobs, including restaurant managers, servers,  bartenders, chefs, concierges, doormen, security and surveillance, room attendants and hosts.
  • When: June 21
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Gate H inside BC Place
  • Cost: Free

TALK + ART ACTIVITY: Our Home and Native Bumblebees

  • What: Join Lori Weidenhammer, a.k.a. Madame Beespeaker, as she talks about the benefits of planting native flowers in your gardens for wild bees, especially our beloved local bumblebees. Get your creative juices flowing by drawing zen doodle bees and join the conversation on how we can make the world a better place for the insects that pollinate many of the plants that give us food, medicine and beauty.
  • When: June 21
  • Time: 12:30 to 2 pm
  • Where: Richmond City Hall, Richmond
  • Cost: Free

Between the Sheets by Jordi Mand

  • What: What begins as an ordinary parent teacher interview unravels into a gripping and raw confrontation between two women on the brink of disaster. One woman is fighting to protect her family. The other is fighting for the family she always wanted. A roller coaster ride about love, betrayal, and right versus wrong.
  • When: June 21 to 24
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15

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

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