7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, April 8

Apr 4 2019, 11:00 pm

Mondays don’t have to be blah days! Here are seven fun things to do in Vancouver today, April 8! Check out Elements Film Festival, Spectrum Works Job Fair, and more.

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

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Elements Film Festival

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What: The second annual Elements Film Festival will be taking place at TELUS World of Science April 8 – 14. In collaboration with Science World, this year’s environmental film festival will feature programming for all ages including films, presentations and panel discussions on a broad range of topics impacting our planet. Featuring films from international, Canadian and B.C. filmmakers, the festival provides a platform to experience different points of view on a range of important topics including wildlife conservation, climate change, plastic pollution in our oceans, poaching, habitat loss, invasive species, and environmental law.

When: Monday, April 8 to Sunday, April 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Location: Science World – 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Canoe X Wildebeest Dinner

What: Wildebeest Executive Chef Ian McHale will be joined by Roy Mckinlay of Canoe for this one-night-only culinary experience.

When: Monday, April 8, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: 120 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $99; buy online

Coquitlam Outdoor Spring Carnival

What: West Coast Amusements, the largest Canadian midway operation in Western Canada, will be making its annual stop at Coquitlam Centre. They’ll be setting up for 10 straight days with a massive array of rides, games, and traditional carnival fare. The family-owned company is the same team that puts together PlayDome and a number of other pop-up events across the province.

When: Now to Sunday, April 14, 2019
Time: Hours of operation vary based on date and weather.
Where: Coquitlam Centre – 2929 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam
Tickets: Available on-site.

Spectrum Works Job Fair – Vancouver

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What: More than 17 of Canada’s top employers are coming together next week for the Spectrum Works autism job fair, a national initiative that aims to fight the stigma attached to people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their performance in the workplace. The multi-city event, in support of Autism awareness month, is intended for people with ASD who are looking to contribute their strengths to the Canadian workforce.

Spectrum Works will bring together recruiters and hiring managers from major companies including Apple, Rogers, Bell, RBC, Scotiabank, BMO, HSBC, Bell, Loblaws, General Motors, Shoppers Drug Mart and more. Participants will have access to job skill workshops, resume and employment consulting, on-site job interviews and community service providers.

When: Monday, April 8, 2019
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm (Participants asked to arrive by 3 pm)
Where: Pacific Autism Family Network, 3688 Cessna Dr, Richmond, BC V7B 1C3
Price: Free

Champagne Bollinger Wine Dinner

What: Join Cyril DeLarue, the great-grand nephew of Madame Lily Bollinger and Business Development Manager of the renowned Champagne house for an intimate four-course dinner at Chambar Restaurant, paired with a selection of Champagne Bollinger.

When: Monday, April 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Chambar Restaurant – 568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The First Book Readings

What: To celebrate National Poetry Month, six local poets are sharing their personal journey of writing their first book and reading an excerpt from it at Vancouver Public Library. This event takes place in the new Montalbano Family Theatre.

When: Monday, April 8, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Central Library – 350 West Georgia, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Future City Builders Vancouver: Urban Action Pitch Off

What: Join Youthful Cities for the Future City Builders Urban Action Pitch-Off Night. Their Future City Builders will be pitching their social innovations for the chance to win $5000 in seed funding and project support to launch their idea in Vancouver. The audience will have a chance to vote on the winning projects alongside the panel of judges.

When: Monday, April 8, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, pitch-off at 7 pm
Where: Morris J. Wosk Center for Dialogue, ICBC Concourse (Lower Level) – 580 West Hastings Street Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free