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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, February 17

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Daniel Chai Feb 16, 2018 1:55 pm 2,909

Saturday’s got us feeling good! Join the good times with our list of 10 fun things to do today, February 17. Heritage Day, Black History Month, and more.

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

Celebrate Heritage Day!

  • What: Celebrate Heritage Day in Port Moody with family-friendly activities at the Civic Centre and walking tours along historic Clarke Street. Enjoy performances by The Squares Barbershop Quartet, Beauty Shop Dolls, Port Moody Secondary School students, and children’s entertainer The Ta-Daa Lady. Play old-fashioned games and get your photo taken with vintage props in a black-and-white photo booth.
  • When: Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where:
    • Civic Centre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
    • Station Museum – 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody
    • Clarke Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Derby Tales Round the Campfire

  • What: Gather round a crackling campfire to bake bannock and listen to tales of nature and life in the wilderness.  Bring a mug for hot chocolate.
  • When: Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 3 pm
  • Where: Derby Reach Regional Park – Meet across road from Heritage Area on Allard Crescent, north of 96 Avenue and 4 km west of Fort Langley.
  • Admission: Free

2018 Black History Month Youth Summit

  • What: Join the United Centre Association for Black Cultures and YVE: Your Vancouver Entertainment to celebrate black history month with a strong focus on creating a supportive and inclusive environment for black youth. Special guests include DJ Alibaba, athlete Alexander Stewart, comedian James Burr, and hip hop artist Leps.
  • When: Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Time: 1:30 to 4 pm
  • Where: Douglas College – 700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free

Chinese New Year Festival at Lansdowne Centre

  • What: A full day of free family fun including a Lion Dance, Money God visits, live traditional and modern stage performances, community booths, giveaways and more.
  • When: Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Time: 12:30 to 5 pm
  • Where: Lansdowne Centre – 5300 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF)

  • What: VIMFF is an annual international nine-day community festival, featuring mountain film screenings, live multimedia presentations, photography exhibitions, workshops, seminars, and other special events.
  • When: Now to Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various venues
  • Tickets: Online

Black History Month Exhibition

  • What: A two-week exhibition by Black/African artists living in the Lower Mainland. An exploration of identity, culture, and self expression through photography, illustration, and paintings, taking you on a journey from Canada, through Ghana, the US, and Cuba. You can meet the artists on February 21 at 6pm.
  • When: Saturday, February 17 to Friday, March 2
  • Time: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 9:30 pm, weekends 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Richmond Arts Centre, Upper Rotunda – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Heart On Cabaret: A Night of Adults Only Puppetry

  • What: Vancouver International Puppet Festival presents an adults only puppet show. Featuring stripping puppets, raunchy puppet stand-up, and more for the Valentine’s season.
  • When: Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

1920s Fashion Show with Ivan Sayers & Silent Auction Fundraiser

  • What: Watch models strut down the runway in bold, beautiful, and beaded garments. Noted fashion historian Ivan Sayers will captivate and entertain as he takes the audience on a journey following the highs and lows of 1920s fashion. Learn about the change in styles throughout the decade and discover why certain materials, silhouettes, and styles were preferred. Ticket includes non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers.
  • When: 
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: All Saints Parish Hall – 821 Fairfax Street, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $35

Black History Month Showcase

  • What: See some of Vancouver’s best and brightest including Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah, poet Ayanda Mgoduka, singer Garfield Wilson, and many more. The fabulous Krystle Dos Santos will be singing and hosting as well as paying tribute to notable members in Canada’s Black history.
  • When: Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm, show 10 pm
  • Where: Guilt & Company, Downstairs – 1 Alexander Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On the door, pay what you can

New West Farmers Market – Winter Market

  • What: The market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, food trucks, community information, live entertainment, and more.
  • When: The first and third Saturday of each month until Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Belmont Street, New Westminster!
  • Admission: Free
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Daniel Chai
Daniel Chai is a writer and actor based in Vancouver, BC.
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