10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, February 22

Feb 21 2020, 2:57 pm

Olympic Anniversary Festival, 24 Hours of Winter, and more! Get started on your Saturday schedule with these 10 fun things to do in Vancouver today, February 22.

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

10-year Vancouver 2010 Olympic Anniversary Festival

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VANOC branding for the 10-year anniversary festivities of Vancouver 2010. (VANOC / Canadian Olympic Committee)

What: On Saturday, February 22, a free public fan festival will be held at Jack Poole Plaza, the site of the Olympic Cauldron and part of Vancouver Convention Centre’s West Building, which was the International Broadcast Centre during the Games. Festival programming will include athlete meet and greets, stage performances, sport demonstrations, food and beverage, the relighting of the Olympic Cauldron, and other family-friendly activities.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Jack Poole Plaza — Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place, Vancouver)
Admission: Free

Indigenous Plant Use

What: Stanley Park Ecology Society hosts a workshop on indigenous plant use. Attendees will walk through the forest and learn with an experienced educator of Coast Salish descent. Learn about edible, medicinal, and survival uses of plants, as well as the traditional and present-day Indigenous relationships with local plant and wildlife.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 1 pm
Where: Meet at the Stanley Park Ecology Society, located on the 2nd floor of the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion
Register: Online

Vancouver Canucks vs Boston Bruins

What: Vancouver Canucks hit the ice against the Boston Bruins in NHL action at Rogers Arena.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Walk Richmond – South Arm Park

What: Discover all that South Arm Park has to offer, including soccer fields, baseball diamonds, basketball and tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 10 to 11 am
Where: The entrance to the South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Road
Admission: Free

Black History Celebration: Legacy Dinner

What: The National Congress of Black Women Foundation BC  hosts a legacy dinner in special recognition of the 2020 honorees, including jazz vocalist Dee Daniels, gospel singer Marcus Mosely, steel pannist Kenrick Headley, and President of Canadian Union of Postal Workers Jan Simpson.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex (3rd. Floor) – 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020

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What: Canada’s premier food and wine festival, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, will take place from February 22 to March 1, 2020, and it will feature 164 wineries from 15 countries. Known as “one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world,” the festival will feature a plethora of French wineries (43 of them) this year, the showcase region for 2020. As always, HQ for the wine fest will be the Vancouver Convention Centre, but more than 25 other restaurants and venues around the city will host winery dinners, lunches, and seminars.

When: February 22 to March 1, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Venues around Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Madama Butterfly

What: ​Burnaby Lyric Opera presents Madama Butterfly, a heartbreaking story of love, betrayal, and cultures clashing in the late 1890s.

When: February 22, 24, 26, 27, and 29, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Himalayan Life

What: Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival presents a screening of Himalayan Life at Inlet Theatre. Learn about the people, culture and life of the highest mountains.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Tickets: Online

Open Mosque Day – Abbotsford

What: Abbotsford Islamic Center’s 4th annual “Open Mosque Day” is happening on February 22. Take a tour of the Mosque and the display of various exhibition banners. There will also be activities such as Henna tattooing and Hijab-tryouts for kids and women.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Abbotsford Islamic Center — 1980 Salton Road, Abbotsford
Admission: Free

24 Hours of Winter at Grouse Mountain

What: Grouse Mountain is once again hosting its annual 24 Hours of Winter event, giving everyone a chance to enjoy the slopes from sundown to sunrise. The non-stop event will take place from February 22 to February 23, and features skiing, snowboarding, skating and more with live DJs setting the musical mood. A complimentary shuttle will be running from 12 am to 7 am on Sunday between Grouse Mountain and key locations in North Vancouver.

When: February 22 to February 23, 2020
Time: Sunrise to Sunset
Where: Grouse Mountain — 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
More Info: On the Grouse Mountain website

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