7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, June 28

Jun 27 2017, 1:12 am

We’re over the hump, people. Get your Wednesday going with our list of seven things to do today, from Harry Jerome International Track Classic, a massive public art show, and more.

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


  • What: High-tech artwork along the entire undersurface of the Cambie Street Bridge meant to represent the “life blood” of the West Coast will be officially unveiled to the public on June 28. Uninterrupted by director Nettie Wild, producers Betsy Carson and Rae Hull and editor Michael Brockington it is meant to tell the the story of Wild Pacific Salmon’s life journey.
  • When: 25 minute shows nightly from Tuesdays to Saturdays
  • Time: June 28 to August 14 at 10 pm (Note: no shows on Celebration of Light fireworks nights); August 15 to September 24 at 9 pm
  • Where: Viewed from North Side of Cambie Street Bridge at Coopers Park
  • Cost: Free

Harry Jerome International Track Classic

Image: Mark Blinch / Canadian Olympic Committee

  • What: The Harry Jerome International Track Classic is Canada’s longest running track and field event. Canadian track star Andre de Grasse has confirmed he will race in this year’s event. A winner of three sprinting medals at the Olympics in Rio, de Grasse won both the 100 and 200-m races at the Harry Jerome Classic at Swangard Stadium last year.
  • When: June 28
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Where: Perry Percy Stadium, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$20

Hands-On Scientist Series: Nocturnal Neighbours with Chris Currie

  • What: ​Delve into the secret lives of park wildlife as local scientists share presentations and hands-on research techniques.
  • When: June 28
  • Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
  • Register: 604-432-6359. $8 per adult, $4.25 per child/youth/adult 65+

Women in PR Canada – Annual Summer Soiree

  • What: Join Women in PR Canada at their annual summer soiree for an energizing evening of networking at Hycroft. This event is a great opportunity to learn more about the organization, enjoy the company of industry friends and meet new women (and men) who are united in their PR careers.
  • When: June 28
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: The University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft – 1489 McRae Ave, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Branford Marsalis

Image: Palma Kolansky

  • What: NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. He’ll be performing in Vancouver with the VSO and his longtime quartet pianist Joey Calderazzo.
  • When: June 28
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On VSO, $61-$86

Our Home and Native Bloom: The Art of Ikebana with Judie Glick

  • What: Join Judie Glick from the Vancouver Ikebana Association who will give a presentation on Ikebana and the Japanese art of arranging local plant material. Participants will create their own small arrangement to take home at the end of the workshop.
  • When: June 28
  • Time: 12:10 to 1:15 pm
  • Where: Richmond City Hall – 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Cost: Free, RSVP by email to Elisa Yon at [email protected]

From Baja to Chiang Mai – YVR Food Fest

  • What: A four course meal by chefs Angus An from Vancouver and Jair Tellez from Mexico City. Angus An is the celebrated local chef behind Maenam and Fat Mao Noodles. Jair Tellez has emerged as one of Mexico’s most important and progressive chefs. His restaurants Laja, MeroToro, and Amaya have been featured in the New York Times and listed among the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. He is also a partner at host restaurant Fayuca.
  • When: June 28
  • Time: Seatings at 6:30, 7, and 7:30 pm
  • Where: Fayuca – 1009 Hamilton St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $76 (including food and gratuity)
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