10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, March 19

Mar 17 2017, 12:47 am

The weekend is almost over so let’s make the most of it! From YouTube hits to backyard gardening tips, check out our 10 things to do in Vancouver this Sunday, March 19.

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

YouTube Afternoon

  • What: Vancouver Web Fest is hosting it’s first ever YouTube Afternoon where their most popular content creators will be sharing how to create relevant and engaging content for YouTube. The event is being held during their 4th annual International Digital Series Festival
  • Where: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
  • When: March 19 from 2:30 to 5 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15

MEC Learn to Trail Run 5K/10K Clinic

  • What: Always wanted to run on the trails, but don’t know where to start? Join MEC North Vancouver for a 5 km or 10 km Trail Running Clinic. Learn how to navigate the trails, power up hills, and everything you need to bring on your trail runs. You’ll also earn a free race entry to one of MEC’s Lower Mainland Trail Races.
  • Where: Participants meet once a week at various locations.
  • When: March 19 to May 28 (no session April 16) from 9 to 10:30 am
  • Register: Online, $40

Fun and Games at Lonsdale Quay Market

  • What: Don’t know where to take the kids during Spring Break? Stop by the Market to play board games with a view. A wide range of games including Jenga, Monopoly Deal, Twister, Uno and Checkers will be available at the Visitor’s Center located on the Market Level. Sign-out a game, grab a snack and enjoy the break.
  • Where: Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver
  • When: Now to April 1 from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Cost: Free

Monster Sunday at Haney House Museum

  • What: Participate in monster-themed crafts and games, and take home a cookie. A special display will be featured on the ‘Art of Storytelling’ with characters from Monsters, Inc.
  • Where: Haney House Museum – 11612 224 St, Maple Ridge
  • When: March 19 from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Tickets: $5 per child

2017 Sonic Boom Festival

  • What: Held every spring, the Sonic Boom Festival is a multi-day celebration of music by B.C. composers. Every year Vancouver Pro Musica features a composer in residence, talented musical ensembles, and dozens of new works by emerging and established BC composers.
  • Where: Various venues around Vancouver
  • When: Now to March 19
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$20

Medicine Wheel Ceremony

VanDusen Botanical Garden

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  • What: People from varying backgrounds and spiritual traditions are invited to gather to celebrate the beginning of a new season. The Medicine Wheel is a symbol of holistic teachings based on the cycles of nature. Drumming, singing, and prayers will be shared.  The ceremony concludes with a potluck.
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 19 from noon to 3 pm
  • Cost: Free with garden admission

Hockey Night at The Cinematheque

  • What: One year before Megan Follows enchanted a nation as the pigtailed heart-tugger of Anne of Green Gables, she laced up her skates for the fondly-remembered ‘80s television movie, Hockey Night. Cinema Sunday films are introduced by Vancouver film history teacher and critic Michael van den Bos.
  • Where: The Cinematheque – 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 19 at 1 pm
  • Register: Online, $7-$10

21st Century Flea Market

  • What: Boho chic to ’50s kitsch, collectibles, memorabilia, vintage kitchenalia and more on 175 tables of bargains. Plus learn about your own vintage treasures and collectibles.
  • Where: Croatian Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: March 19 from 10 am to 3 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $5, children under 13 free with adult admission

Building your Backyard Garden Workshop

  • What: Port Moody Farmers Market and Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden help you get your backyard garden ready for the warm weather ahead. In this workshop, participants will learn about what seeds to start now, how to properly care for their new plants, and steps to take to help ensure a healthy harvest. Each participant will plant their own seeds and leave with small pots ready for love, light and water and $10 in market money.
  • Where: Port Moody Farmers Market – 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody
  • When: March 19 at 10:30 am and noon
  • Cost: $20

SMOC Bizarre Bazaar

  • What: The Society for the Museum of Original Costume (SMOC) is hosting their first Bizarre Bazaar, with vendors from vintage to modern clothing and accessories.
  • Where: Society for the Museum of Original Costume – 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: March 19 from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $10
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