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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, March 9

Daniel Chai Mar 09, 2018 5:00 am 1,580

Time for Friday Fun! Wheelchair Rugby, The Dears, and more, here is our list of seven great events to check out in Vancouver today, March 9.

And for more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival

  • What: Enjoy brews from 40 BC breweries, along with local fare from 8-10 restaurants and caterers, at this festival of all things beer.
  • When: Friday, March 9 to Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Westwood Plateau Golf Club – 3251 Plateau Boulevard, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, March 9 – $59, March 10 – $49

2018 Vancouver Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

  • What: The best wheelchair rugby teams from across Canada and the Pacific Northwest battle for the title in Division 1 and 2.
  • When: Friday, March 9, 2018 to Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
  • Admission: By donation

Carmelahhh Presents: Where Are They Now?

  • What: Comedy duo Carmelahhh have performed at Sidekicks, MixTape, The Lady Show, and the Vancouver International Improv Festival. They’re celebrating their one-year anniversary with some of their favourite classic sketches and a few new works.
  • When: Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Energy Transitions Forum featuring Bruce Anderson

  • What: Bruce Anderson, Chairman of Abacus Data, shares his latest public opinion findings regarding Canada’s opportunity to demonstrate leadership in the low carbon economy, carbon pricing and clean energy solutions.
    Following his remarks, Bruce will join Colleen Giroux-Schmidt, Vice President, Corporate Relations, Western Region, Innergex Renewable Energy, Tom Syer, Director of Government Affairs, Teck Resources, and Merran Smith, Executive Director, Clean Energy Canada for a panel discussion on how the findings of this research may impact public policy decisions and British Columbia’s competitiveness.
  • When: Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 to 9:30 am
  • Where: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel – Mackenzie Ballroom – 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $45

The Dears

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(The Dears / Facebook)

  • What: Montreal indie rockers, The Dears perform in support of Times Infinity Volume Two. Featuring guest Lou Canon.
  • When: Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

International Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam

  • What: ​The Vancouver Goalball Club hosts the third annual International Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam. Nine teams are attending from BC, Alberta, USA, Japan, and Puerto Rico.
  • When: Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • When: 10 am
  • Where: Fortius Sport & Health – 3713 Kensington Ave, Burnaby
  • More Info: Online

I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff!

Image: Debra DiGiovanni

  • What: A night of comedy with Debra DiGiovanni, four time Canadian Comedy Award winner, finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, star of Match Game on The Comedy Network, and her own comedy special “Single Awkward Female”. Also featuring Nic Enright Morin, Syd Bosel, and emcee Jan Bannister.
  • When: Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $45
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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