7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, May 9

May 8 2017, 6:59 pm

Tuesday is a big day for British Columbia, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! From voting in the Provincial General Election to a spooky city tour, here is our list of seven things to do in and around Vancouver.

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

Vote in the 2017 Provincial General Election

  • What: This is your chance to vote for the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) that you feel should be elected in your electoral district. To be eligible to vote you have to be at least 18 years old on May 9, a Canadian citizen, and resident of BC for the past six months. You need to bring ID that proves your identity and home address. Your BC driver’s license, BCID, BC Services Card (with photo), or Certificate of Indian Status will work. Or you can show two documents, both with your name, and at least one with your address.
  • Where: Voters can vote at any voting location in BC.
  • When: May 9 from 8 am to 8 pm

Ghostly Vancouver Tours

  • What: Step back into Vancouver’s past to learn the haunted history of our oldest neighbourhoods! You will learn about Vancouver’s sordid past. You will hear tales of our wild west history, murder, intrigue and of course hauntings. The tours will appeal to those who crave a deeper look into the history of Vancouver as well as anyone who has an interest in the realm of the supernatural.
  • Where: Gastown, Downtown
  • When: Wednesday and Saturday at 7:30 pm (Gastown), Tuesday and Friday nights at 7:30 pm (Downtown)
  • Tickets: Online, $20

How Deep is the Lake: A Century on Chilliwack Lake

  • What: Join author Shelley O’Callaghan for a short presentation on her personal journey to uncover the history of her family’s “summer cabin” at Chilliwack Lake. How Deep is the Lake will open your understanding of the people, places, and histories that often are invisible – and why it is so important to go beneath the surface of that which we cherish in life.
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library Dunbar Branch – 4515 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 9 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Admission: Free

Tune-Up Tuesdays at Faculty Brewing Co.

  • What: Faculty Brewing Co. presents Tune-Up Tuesdays. On select Tuesdays throughout the summer, they will have bike mechanic Erwan tuning up your bike. Tune-up customers get 10% off a beer while they wait.
  • Where: Faculty Brewing – 1830 Ontario Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 9 from 3 to 7 pm
  • Cost: Various prices for different bike tune-ups

Video Production Industry Meetup

  • What: An evening of interesting speakers, the latest in camera gear and a chance to network with other members of Vancouver’s Video Production Industry. The panel will feature Greg Bartels, Chris Bedyk, Darren Robertson and Jeff Pelletier. All money collected will be donated to Reel Youth, a media empowerment project that delivers community development programming to youth and adults across Canada and internationally.
  • Where: Basetwo Media – 1282 Vernon Drive, Vancouver
  • When: May 9 from 6 to 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $5

Drunk Spelling Bee – 8th Edition!


Image: Q Shi Q Japanese BBQ / Facebook

  • What: Bringing new meaning to Fun with Phonics. Gather your friends and form a team of 5 or less to compete against other teams in a Drunk Spelling Bee. There will be prizes for the winning team!
  • When: May 9 from 7 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Q Shi Q Japanese BBQ – 159 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free, reservations are recommended. Contact Kayte Wilson at [email protected] or call the restaurant at 604-428-7744.

4×3 Short Play Fest

  • What: Four Short Plays written by some of Vancouver’s emerging playwrights. The Cold Reading Series presents three world premieres and one west coast premiere, including High School Diplomacy by Cookie Boyle, Kidnappees by Annahis Basmadjian, Legless by Colette Nichol, and Out & About by Mairy Beam, Dick O’Connor, Neila Lem, and Michel Crete.
  • Where: Studio 16 – 1555 West 7th Avenue
  • When: May 9 to 11 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15
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