What: This unique international food festival and annual fundraiser for UBC Farm celebrates home-cooked dishes from around the world. Vij’s, Terra Breads, the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, and UBC Food Services will bring together 15 cooks of various ethnicities, traditions, and professions to share samples of their favourite family meals.
When: Saturday, June 25 from 5 to 8 pm
Where: UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive
Price: Tickets are available at $55 and can be purchased online here
What: In this 3-hour Intro to Google Analytics class, you’ll learn how to get Google Analytics set up and installed properly, create custom views, create segments to compare data and configure simple goals for your website.
What: Kitsilano, or “Ki-Chi-Ra-No” to the locals, was home to the second largest Japanese Canadian community in Vancouver. From 1904-1942, over one thousand people settled here and built housing: kyabins (cabins), storefronts, a church, a Japanese Language School, and a public bath.
When: Saturday, June 25; 10 am to noon
Where: Livingspace Interiors parking lot – 1706 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
What: Through interactions with individuals of diverse cultures, Fana Soro believes that young people build their understanding and appreciation for art and culture. Join Fana for an interactive workshop to explore the social and cultural significance of West African instruments and music.
When: Saturday, June 25; 11 am and 1 pm
Where: ArtStarts Gallery – 808 Richards Street, Vancouver
What: Brent Constantine and Amber Harper-Young present a comedy show featuring some of the city’s best local comedians stories about Vancouver, adjusting to life here, and leaving home.This month’s guests are Roman Mancini, Ryan Gunther, San Aung, Joey Commisso and more.
When: Saturday, June 25; 7:30 to 10 pm
Where: Hot Art Wet City – 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
What: No matter your gender, age, or skill level, Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! is for you! These 4on4 street hockey tournament festivals offer recreational and competitive street hockey tournament divisions for all. Anybody can play!
When: Saturday, June 25 to Sunday, June 26; 8 am to 5 pm
Where: YPK Integrated Training Centre – 18200 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows
What: Raising a child with autism in this society, like road cycling, can be a test of endurance. The goal of this event is to raise public awareness and funding for the free online videos that ACT – Autism Community Training provides to families.
When: Saturday, June 25; 8 am to noon
Where: Mount Seymour – 1700 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver
What: Attendees can expect hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a buffet style lunch, and an exciting day of race horses that you’ll experience with a fun-loving crowd. Gather under the Hastings Park Racetrack’s Marquee tent where you’ll find live music between races, a roaming photographer, and an exclusive betting kiosk for guests.
When: June 25, 12:30 to 5 pm
Where: Hastings Racecourse under the Marquee – 188 North Renfrew Street
What: “Sushi and the City” invites you to attend an exclusive two-hour sushi and sashimi making class with Charlie Lee, a master sushi chef who was trained by two-Michelin-starred sushi chef Matsumoto Mizuho. In this unique class, attendees will learn the how to make restaurant quality sushi and sashimi using the latest techniques in Japanese gastronomy.
When: Various dates and times throughout June (please check here)
Where: Address provided after booking
Price: Tickets range from $119 to $137.35 and can be purchased online here
What: Ride Don’t Hide is raising funds for mental health programs in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. The rides will take place in 6 provinces across the country with the goal of raising over $1,500,000.
Whatever you’re looking for, the Eastside Flea probably has it. With over 50 vendors, five artisan showrooms, DJs, and even a pinball machine, it’s a great way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon. It’s now open for the season.
What: With Sarah McLachlan headlining the event, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival is a great spot to listen to some smooth music from amazing local, national, and international jazz musicians.
What: Whereas other successful improv troupes in Vancouver are comprised of dozens of performers, these guys opt to keep it simple – the Sunday Service is five top-notch performers that have been nationally recognized so many times they’ve lost count (just kidding, it’s 21). They perform every Sunday at the Fox Cabaret in Mount Pleasant and never fail to bring down the house, making it a popular spot for comedians and regular folk alike to take in a night of guaranteed laughs.