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

Jun 19 2019, 3:43 pm

Summer Saturdays are here again! From East Side Pride to Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo, here are 10 fun events to check out on June 22!

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

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Dog Days of Summer at Hastings Racecourse

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What: The Dog Days of Summer series is returning to Hastings Racecourse. On the weekend of June 22 and 23 are the heartwarming Corgi Races. Last year, we saw the inaugural corgi races bring adorable (and hysterical) moments to the North Renfrew race track, with four-legged athletes competing for the “Top Corgi” prize. On the weekend of July 13 and 14, you can take in all of the action at the iconic Wiener Dog Races at Hastings Racecourse. Enjoy a pack of incredibly excited Dachshunds racing.

When: June 22 and 23, and July 13 and 14
Time: Various times
Where: Hastings Racecourse – 188 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver
Price: FREE admission

East Side Pride 2019

What: Celebrate Pride at the annual free and all-ages East Side Pride Festival. Take in an array of diverse performances, visit the Community Market with over 30 vendors and Community Partners, and grab a bite to eat at a food truck. East Side Pride is directly beside a large playground and mini water park, and features several activities for children. Families welcome.

East Side Pride is also partnering with Saige Community Food Bank who will be firing up the grill and dishing out veggie and meat hot dogs at affordable prices – all proceeds support Saige Community Food Bank. Visit their bbq, play games for a chance to win prizes, learn how you can access resources year-round, and support Saige.

When: June 22, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Grandview Park – 1657 Charles Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Pacific Assistance Dogs Society Open House

What: Free fun for the whole family. Tour PADS’ training facility, watch assistance dog demonstrations, and meet the PADS Puppies. Plus enjoy the BBQ lunch and meet the guest speakers Assistance dogs welcome. Please, no pets.

When: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Pacific Assistance Dogs Society – 9048 Stormont Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Terminal City Roller Derby Seawall Brawl

What: Come celebrate summer in Vancouver and watch Team Terminal City take on the Smokin’ Laces at this free outdoor bout! There will be beach blanket bleachers and a lawn chair penalty box. Whistle at 10:30 am. Bring your swimsuit, sunscreen and smiles.

When: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Sunset Beach Seawall, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Newfoundland Kitchen Party

What: Experience a traditional East Coast style lobster dinner without leaving the West Coast. Traditional maritime music will be performed by the band the Navvies. Beers from local breweries will be available for purchase and coolers for those that do not like beer. There will also be hot dog dinners for guests that do not want a lobster.

When: Saturday, June 22
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Port Moody Station Museum – 2734 Murray St., Port Moody,
Tickets: Lobster Dinner $50, Hot Dog Dinner $20. For tickets call 604 939-1648 or email [email protected]

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

What: Thousands of people visit the Scandinavian Community Centre every year to celebrate the traditions and festivities of Scandinavian Midsummer. In 2019, it will be the 24th time a Midsummer Festival is held, with fun-filled activities, living history and non-stop entertainment for the whole family.

When: Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2019
Time: 10 am to 11 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre – 6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby
Tickets: $10, free for children under 16

Undertones of Green: Paintings by June Yun

What: An exhibition of Undertones of Green: Paintings by June Yun at Lipont Place. Free admission with artworks available for purchase.

When: Saturday, June 22 to Friday, July 19, 2019
Times: 10 am to 5 pm (Monday to Fridays), weekend by appointments
Where: Lipont Place – 4211 Number 3 Road, Richmond
Admission: Free

Park Play Palooza

City of Surrey

What: Since 2006, Park Play Palooza is the annual kick-off event for Surrey’s free Park Play drop-in summer program for kids. Dance to live entertainment by the Langley Ukulele Ensemble, watch a dazzling magic show at 12 pm. play games, meet the Park Play staff and friendly bird mascot, Pip, and more. Plus get your Park Play summer passport and enter the prize draw.

When: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Francis Park – 15951 83 Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Cloverdale Market Days

What: One of the largest open-air markets in the Fraser Valley showcasing unique items from local BC Artisans and treasures from downtown Cloverdale merchants. With Cloverdale Market Days featuring more than 120 vendors as well as live entertainment and food trucks, you’ve got a destination outing for the whole family.

When: June 22, July 27, Aug 24, September 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: 176 Street between 56A and 58 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

NOSH Foodie Fest

What: NOSH Foodie Fest is a weekly, food-centric event taking place in the parking lot at Capilano Mall every Saturday in June. This free to attend event centred around food truck-hopping will tempt one’s taste buds, fill one’s belly, and no doubt put all foodies into a legit food coma. Rounding out the tantalizing event menu will be other activities including the “PB & Jam” DJ Booth and “There’s A Little Something On Your Face” Face Painting Station.

When: June 22 and June 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Capilano Mall – 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo

What: Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo is an all-ages licensed event that celebrates everything retro gaming. Shop the vendor hall, take part in tournaments, meet special guests, plus enjoy music, panels, gaming, and more all day.

When: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia St, New Westminster
Tickets: At vancouvergamingexpo.com or in-person at Game Deals Video Games

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado Rapids

What: Vancouver Whitecaps face off with the Colorado Rapids at BC Place in MLS action.

When: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

We Are the Body

What: Inspired by the life and faith of Richard Wurmbrand, We Are the Body follows the stories of Elsie, Micah and Richard, three prisoners of conscience confined in a Soviet jail in post-war Romania. As they communicate through the walls of their cells via Morse code, memories of the past and visions for the future provide temporary relief from the brutal reality of their existence, yet force them to question what they truly believe. An abridged version of Canadian playwright Andrew Kooman’s script, produced by Pacific Theatre apprentice Kira Fondse, and directed by Mikayla Wust. Presented in association with Pacific Theatre as part of the Stone’s Throw Festival Apprentice Series.

When: Now to Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver,
Tickets: Online