7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, June 1

May 25 2018, 5:39 am

Welcome to June, everyone! Get your Friday going with these seven events happening in Vancouver today, June 1. We’ve got the Goh Ballet presents Cinderella, Mat Collective Free Yoga, and more!

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Goh Ballet presents Cinderella


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  • What: In honour of its 40th anniversary, Goh Ballet presents the world premiere of the unforgettable classic fairytale, Cinderella, at The Centre on June 1 and June 2. This will be the first time ever that the public will see this rendition of Cinderella choreographed by Maina Gielgud, former Artistic Director of Australian Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet. The show will feature Principal Dancers Venus Villa and Rolando Sarabia, courtesy of the Washington Ballet, amongst a cast of almost 100 award-winning dance students from Goh Ballet.
  • When: Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: The Centre – 777 Homer Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $28 to $82, available online

Heart of Gold Gala 2018

  • What: The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s signature fundraiser supports life-saving research breakthroughs, and by joining the event, you’ll be part of the foundation’s commitment to improving women’s heart health. This year’s theme is New Orleans-inspired and is set to delight the senses with delicious food, wine, sounds, and experiences. The evening will commence with a live and silent auction, followed by a raffle and live entertainment.
  • When: Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm reception | 7:30 pm dinner
  • Where: Parq Vancouver – Grand ballroom, 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $350 single tickets | $3,500 table of 10 – Email [email protected] or call 604-683-1513 to secure your tickets

So There I Was…In High School

  • What: A collection of Vancouver’s best and brightest comedians take the stage to share stories from their high school years. Their painful stroll down memory lane is for your entertainment.
  • When: Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Distant Worlds: Vancouver

  • What: A celebration of the music of the Final Fantasy video game series. Conducted by GRAMMY Award-winner Arnie Roth, the 100-musician Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus plays alongside video from the popular games.
  • When: Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 Block Hamilton St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $55-$95

Mat Collective Free Yoga

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  • What: Mat Collective is the largest outdoor yoga program in Western Canada. Aside from offering free outdoor yoga classes all summer long, Mat Collective will also be hosting several special events, including an Acro Jam in partnership with MEC and a class at BC Place in collaboration with the BC Lions.
  • When: Friday, June 1 to Friday, August 31, 2018
  • Time: Various times, check schedule for details
  • Where: Classes take place at Kitsilano Beach (1015 Maple Street), Downtown (800 Robson Street), Granville Island (Chain and Forge), and Main Street (95 E 32nd Ave.)
  • Admission: Free

55th Annual Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet 

  • What: The Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet was originally founded in 1963 as Canada Cup by legendary swim coach Howard Firby. His vision was to bring elite swimmers to Vancouver to race local athletes, both to inspire the community and to develop international talent right here at home. The meet has since grown to become a fixture in Canadian swimming and the largest of its kind in Western Canada.
  • When: Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: UBC Aquatic Centre – 6080 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $5-$10

Be A Life Saver: Free hands-only CPR and AED Training

  • What: Free hands-only CPR and AED Training led by BC Emergency Health Services. Each session lasts for 30 minutes and includes videos on how to perform hands-only CPR, how to use an AED and on the PulsePoint Respond App. As well as practical hands-on experience of hands-only CPR and the use of an AED. At the end of the session you will be able to recognize when someone is having a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, what you can do and how to increase their chances of survival until professional responders arrive.
  • When: Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Robson Square Ice Rink – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free
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