10 things to do in Vancouver: Sunday, September 24

Sep 23 2017, 1:35 am

Happy Sunday, everyone! From Walk for Reconciliation to Hapa-Palooza Festival, here are 10 must-enjoy events happening today around the city.

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

Walk for Reconciliation 2017

Walk for Reconciliation ( Art Babych / Shiutterstock)

  • What: An event billed as a “positive movement” to foster better relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians will take place in downtown Vancouver this weekend. Known as the Walk for Reconciliation, the event organized by the City of Vancouver as part of its Canada 150+ programming is meant to bring together people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and faiths as communities and as individuals.
  • When: Sunday, September 24
  • Time: 9:30 am
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 650 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online

World Rivers Day 2017

  • What: Celebrate BC’s waterways later this month at the World Rivers Day celebration taking place at the Burnaby Village Museum. The family-friendly event features Juno-nominated children’s artist, Ginalina, environmental exhibitors, and plenty of hands-on activities and children’s entertainers for the kids.
  • When: Sunday, September 24
  • Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free, carousel rides $1.25

Study and Go Abroad Fair Vancouver

  • What: Some of the world’s top universities, grad schools, and professional schools will be exhibiting at the upcoming fair at the Convention Centre. The fair is a chance for you to boost your resume and step into your next stage of education. Study while you travel. Or, if you’re thinking of taking a gap year, you could even spend this time working, volunteering, or learning a language in a new country, or two.
  • When: Sunday, September 24
  • Time: Expo: 1 to 5 pm | Seminars: noon to 5 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free – register online

Unbelievable at Museum of Vancouver

  • What: On the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Museum of Vancouver is diving deep into the vault and showcasing some of Vancouver’s most valuable treasuresUnbelievable features contested objects, storied replicas and iconic artifacts for a mind-bending exploration of the role stories play in defining community – and what happens when these tales can’t be relied upon.  
  • When: Now until Sunday, September 24
  • Where: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $$8-$18. Children 4 and under free.

Ioco Ghost Town Day

  • What: Food, music, history, and locally produced goods. The Ioco Ghost Town Days is a fan favourite of Port Moody residents and a great way to spend some quality family time.
  • When: Sunday, September 24
  • Time: Noon to 4 pm
  • Where: Ioco Townsite Corner of Ioco Road & 1st Avenue Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Hapa-palooza Festival 2017


  • What: Now in its seventh year, the festival is a celebration of mixed heritage and hybrid identity, featuring a vibrant fusion of music, art, storytelling, dance and community gatherings. Happening from September 22 to 24, Hapa-palooza will be free and open to the public as Canada’s first and largest mixed ancestry festival.
  • When: Now to Sunday, September 24
  • Where: Visit hapa-palooza.com for details
  • Admission: Free, required to attend Hip Hapa Hooray! Awards: RSVP here

Dragon Ball Z Live

  • What: Get ready to go Super Saiyan at the Rio Theatre for one night only of a variety show featuring fighting, circus, sideshow and burlesque. Kame-hame-on out to join them for a night of craziness, featuring your favourite Dragonball Z characters starring an array of local performers.
  • When: Sunday, September 24
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Vancouver Flipout Pinball Expo

  • What: Featuring everything from vintage arcade classics to the latest cutting edge technology, Holiday Inn & Suites will play host to the second-annual Vancouver FlipOut Pinball Expo.
  • When: Now until Sunday, September 24
  • Time: 10 am to 11:45 pm Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm Sunday
  • Where: Holiday Inn & Suites – 1110 Howe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $60 for a weekend pass, $25 for Friday, $30 for Saturday, and $20 for Sunday

Vancouver Console League – Halo 5 4v4 Random Teams Tournament

  • What: Vancouver Console League’s first ever event. Compete in a Halo 5 4v4 Random Teams Tournament Microsoft Store at Metrotown. All skill levels welcome, and free to enter with a chance to win a prize at the end of the event.
  • When: Sunday, September 24
  • Time: Noon to 3 pm
  • Where: Microsoft Store Metropolis at Metrotown – #230 – 4800 Kingsway, Burnaby
  • RSVP: Online

Grand Opening of the Fraser Mills Station & Mackin House’s 108th Birthday Party

  • What: You’re invited on a tour of Mackin House and the Fraser Mills Train Station. Stay for the crafts, free snacks and more. Check out the quilt project featuring drawings created by the children and youth of Coquitlam, and don’t miss your chance to enter a draw for an afternoon of tea and scones in the Parlour.
  • When: Sunday, September 24
  • Time:  Noon to 3 pm
  • Where: Across the street from Mackin Park – 1046 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free
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