What: Thousands of plants are on sale at VanDusen this Sunday, with all proceeds going to the garden’s education programs. Plus in celebration of Canada 150, the Botanical Garden is offering free admission to explore the scenic living museum of plants collected from around the world.
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
What: Add a spring to your step during Daffodil Month with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Dash – a 1 km walk, 5 km run, and mini dash for kids that raises funds for cancer research and prevention and support for people living with the disease right now.
Where: Vancouver at Creekside Park, the North Shore at Ambleside Park and Port Moody at Rocky Point Park
What: Magician Wes Baker will hold a live podcast with comedians Simon King and Ivan Decker where the drinking will begin. After the podcast, both Simon and Ivan will do 15 minute sets followed by Wes performing a magic show where the audience will choose the tricks and the drinks.
Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
What: Join the Axewood Crew every Sunday at Red Truck Brewery for some axe throwing and a few beers. You can either come down and “Have A Throw” which is open to all regardless of experience (first timers welcome), or enter a weekly axe throwing “Beer League”. Axewood proceeds go to supporting Wellmen.org, a men’s health and adventure organization that uses the “wilderness” to bring men back to our true nature through soul stoking adventures.
Where: Red Truck Beer – 295 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
When: Every Sunday from 12 pm to close
Cost: $15/10 for throws. Beer League Weekly Tournaments sign-up also available.
What: If you’ve ever wanted to be transported right into a fairy tale, you can do so by booking a table at Notch8 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where they are doing a special Brothers Grimm Afternoon Tea. Notch8’s setup in their Private Dining room has Red Riding Hood’s basket of breads and tiers of wooden log rounds are used to hold delectable goodies.
Where: Notch 8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
When: Now through April 30, Wednesday to Sunday at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Tickets: Adults $59; Children $29.5 (ages 12 and under); For reservations or more information, please call 604-662-1900 or email [email protected]
What: Find yourself a beautiful vintage bike to roll this summer! Lots of vendors will be selling everything from complete bicycles to that missing piece you have been searching for to finish a project.
Where: Brittania Community Services Centre – 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver
What: Walk, skate, or bike over to East Van’s Brewing District for the second annual Hop Circuit, including free behind-the-scene tours, and the chance to taste some fresh beer and spirits. Take a self-guided tour or hop on the shuttle service provided by Vancouver Brewery Tours. Maintain your strength with grub from the many food trucks scattered around the neighbourhood.
Where: East Vancouver
When: April 30 from 1 to 5 pm
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Daniel Chai is a writer and actor based in Vancouver, BC.