What: Walk through the pathways from district to district sampling the best liquors from BC and beyond. Enjoy live music and fare from Vancouver’s favourite food trucks in the beautiful Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre.
What: Located in the heart of Vancouver’s busy West End, this laid-back Saturday market looks onto beautiful Nelson Park and adjacent community gardens. Weekly, West Enders can enjoy the best in local produce, prepared foods and crafts. Hot food and coffee on-site as well.
Where: Comox Street, Vancouver
When: Opens Saturday, May 28 and runs until October 22; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What: Learn about Canada’s European heritage at the 19th annual European Festival this May 28 and 29, 2016. You won’t want to miss out on this exciting weekend of cultural and culinary delights and rich entertainment.
What: Come join the fun and connect with your local cycling community. You can try out gear, test ride a new bike, browse exhibitors’ booths, score deals at the MEC Bikeswap, or learn skills at a bike clinic. There’ll also be bike races, performers, entertainment, food vendors and kids’ activities.
Where: Inter River Park – 1301 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver
What: Created in 2006 by Carlie Smith and inspired by the famous artisan markets of Europe, Portobello West’s goal is to introduce Vancouver’s style conscious shoppers to the creative artisans and designers working here.
Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre – 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
When: Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What: Join iconic Canadian actor William Shatner as he shares stories about the fascinating places his curiosity has led him, and the possibilities that await us if we follow our own. Following his talk, there will be a moderated Q&A.
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
What: The upcoming May event will showcase wines from 50 top-rated BC wineries, matched with intriguing foods provided by 12 of the best local restaurants and caterers. BC Uncorked is thrilled to partner with Team Taylor of The Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Where: Heritage Woods Secondary School – 1300 David Avenue, Port Moody
What: The 32nd annual World Partnership Walk comes to Vancouver to increase awareness and raise funds to help fight global poverty. 100% of all funds raised go directly to support Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s programs in Africa and Asia.
Where: Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park
When: Sunday, May 29; free registration opens at 9 a.m.
What: We welcome you to a full day of exciting free events at the 2016 BC Buddhist festival, including the Buddha bathing ceremony, meditation workshops, dharma conference, monastic expo, art exhibit, kids zone, food, marketplace, and live performances – all in the beautiful natural setting of Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, BC.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park – 4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver
What: On Sunday, May 29, the Wesbrook Village Community Centre will be turning on the waterworks in style, with free face-painting, music, and family fun. The first 300 visitors will get a free treat from Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, come drop by the Wesbrook Village tent for some chocolate drinks, and other refreshments will be served as well.
Where: Wesbrook Community Centre – 3335 Webber Avenue, Vancouver
What: Streetfight is a hilarious hour of head to head short form improv that you don’t want to miss. Every week we get ten of the funniest improvisers in town (or amazing special guests!) who compete back and forth with short improvised scenes vying for your laughter! Audience suggestions, participation and votes will crown one sole improviser as that night’s Streetfight Champion.
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: Local food lovers are counting down to the launch of Wild BC Spot Prawn season, a favourite of YEW Executive Chef Ned Bell. On May 29, June 5 and June 12 a limited number of guests will be able to book a seat at YEW’s communal table for an interactive, get-messy feast.
Where: YEW seafood + bar – 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
What: As a service to our members, the BC Choral Federation puts on a number of exciting and informative choral events every year. Chorfest is our flagship event held each May to coincide with our AGM. Highlighting interesting and challenging works, the weekend event is specifically designed for amateur and community-based choral singers.
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
What: Drawing upon age-old Daoist and Zen teachings, this workshop aims to equip practitioners with the necessary ‘wisdom tools’ to establish an engaged mindfulness practice both on and off the cushion.
Where: Banyen Books and Sound – 3608 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
When: Sunday, May 29; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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