11 things to do in Vancouver this week: June 1 to 7

Jun 1 2020, 2:00 pm

Welcome to the first week of June, Vancouver.

As the year flies by and our curve remains one of the¬†lowest in Canada, it’s important to continue physical distancing and staying home while sick.

Enjoy the final weeks of spring by taking part in one of these 11 things to do.

Wine From Home


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What:¬†Get ready for another round of hilarious wine knowledge with Earls Sommelier David Stansfield. This week, they’ll be trying Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, Errazuriz Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, and Cambria Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir. If you can’t get the wines ahead of time time. simply grab your fave pinot, cab, or sauv blanc and watch along.

When: Wednesday, June 3
Time: 5 pm
Location: online; meeting ID: 962 2517 4172; password: 214597

Grow Your Own Food 101


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What:¬†Those looking to start growing their own fresh produce should take part in BC’s Compost Education Centre’s Zoom course. This crash course in veggie growing will touch on¬†site selection, timing, growing from seeds and plant starts, easy plants to grow, diseases, pests, and more.

When: Thursday, June 4
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: online; pre-registration is required by calling 250 386 9676 or via email.

Financial Planning during Turbulent Times


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What: The Richmond Public Library (RPL) has partnered with G&F Financial to offer an online information and question and answer session. Financial experts will answer questions about the impact of missing mortgage payments, unique challenges stemming from retirement during the pandemic and insurance products to consider, and will take participant questions. For more information or to register, check out the RPL website. 

When: Wednesday, June 3
Time: 10 to 11 am
Where: online

Binge watch some shows 


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What: There’s nothing but time these days, so it’s a perfect time to catch up on your must-watch list. We’ve put together a list of 17 shows to binge-watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ if you need some inspiration!

When: Any day
Time: Anytime
Location: online

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture Presents: Still, Life. A Digital Festival


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What: Throughout the week, join a small group of artists and advocates with disabilities from BC as they put on an online festival featuring journal workshops, character development workshops, dances, drum groups, and more. A full schedule can be found online.

When: Sunday, May 31 to Saturday, June 6
Time: Various times
Where: online

Online Pilates


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What:¬†Sign up to join a free online pilates class by¬†Erika Mayall with the North Shore Women’s Center. With registration, you’ll receive a recording of the class to work on at home whenever you’d like.

When: June 1
Time: Anytime
Where: online

Virtual Magic


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What: If you’re looking for a way to jazz up your next online gathering, hire Camilo the Magician. Based out of Vancouver, Camilo is sure to amaze your friends and family all over the world.

When: Any day
Any time
Location: online

Artistic Adventure with Girl Guides & Vancouver Art Gallery


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What: Join BC Girl Guides and Christina Jones, family programs coordinator at the Vancouver Art Gallery and a longtime youth member of Girl Guides, to enter the bold and curious world of one-of-a-kind artist Emily Carr. Learn about how Carr spent her life experimenting with ways to express the incredible energy and power of the Northwest Coast and how we can think in shape and colour, as she did, to express our own experiences of awe and wonder through art.

When: Thursday, June 4
Time: 6 to 6:30 pm
Location: online through the Girl Guides Facebook page or the Vancouver Art Gallery Facebook page

Virtual Cosmic Nights: Black Holes


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What: Join the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre for a virtual astronomy event tailored specifically for adults. Few celestial objects fascinate and continue to mystify scientists as much as black holes. Host Michael Unger will be joined by the Space Centre’s astronomer Rachel Wang, and by guest lecturer astrophysicist Dr. Nathalie Ouellette to discuss what we currently know about black holes, the questions we are still trying to answer, and the incredible technological feats we have achieved to do it.

When: Wednesday, June 3
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Where: online; registration is required.

Army and Navy Liquidation Sale


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What: After announcing earlier this month that they’re closing for good, Army & Navy is now planning to hold one final massive liquidation sale in their New Westminster location. The company’s final sale will include up to 40% off the entire store and will run seven days a week from 10 am to 6 pm, beginning on June 4 onwards.

When: June 4 onwards
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 502 Columbia St, New Westminster

The Fratellis at Commodore Ballroom


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What: Although The Fratellis at The Commodore Ballroom has been rescheduled to Monday, January 11th, the band is still putting on a live stream for all of their fans.

When: Monday, June 1
Time: 8 pm
Where: online

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