10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, April 28

Apr 25 2019, 6:22 am

Every day is a new day to discover fun events in Vancouver! Here are 10 happening on Sunday, August 28, including VanDusen Plant Sale, Cannery Farmers’ Market, and more.

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

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VanDusen Plant Sale

What: The 41st Annual Plant Sale not only offers thousands of plants for sale, but is a celebration of love of plants. All proceeds from this sale are donated to the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5151 Oak Street, Vancouver
More Info: Online

The Art of Dance: An International Dance Day Celebration

What: Enjoy a cultural and artistic fusion of dance on two stages. Featuring performances by XBa School of Dance, The Wee Drams, Keri’s Highland Dance Studio, Vancouver Chinese Folk & Minorities Dance Association, Flamenco Del Mar, Tamanawis Secondary, Earl Marriott Secondary, and more. Also music performances, artists and exhibitors’ booths, and two food trucks.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Surrey City Hall – Atrium and Civic Plaza – 13450 104 Ave., Surrey
Admission: Free

Cannery Farmers’ Market

What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market is Steveston’s indoor winter market, held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. This unique market features local food and artisan merchants, inside a historic cannery setting. Admission to the museum is free on market days, with guided heritage tours by donation.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019 
Time: 
10 am to 3 pm
Where:
 Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Admission:
 Free

Earth Day Celebration at Richmond Nature Park

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What: Celebrate Earth Day at Richmond Nature Park, with fun activities for the whole family. Co-hosted by Vancouver Family Fun Club.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Times: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Admission: By donation

Comedy for the dogs (For the Blind) at Yuk Yuks

What: Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club is hosting Comedy for the Dogs (For the Blind) on April 28 from 8 pm to 11 pm. Three comedians who are visually impaired – Darryl Lennox, Megan Milton, Alex Sparling – will take to the stage in Vancouver to spread awareness through comedy about what it is like living blind or partially sighted. Proceeds from the event go towards the Canadian National Institute for the Blind’s (CNIB) Guide Dog program.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Where: Yuk Yuks Comedy Club – 2837 Cambie St, Vancouver (The venue is fully accessible.)
Time: Doors open at 7 pm; Show starts at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online Yuk Yuks; $20 each

Hastings Park Farmers’ Market

What: Find a great selection of local produce, fish, meat, dairy, artisan prepared foods, baked goods, local crafts, craft alcohol producers, and food trucks. There is free parking for market shoppers at Gate 2 off of Renfrew St.

When: Every Sunday to April 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Hastings Park Centregrounds – 2901 East Hastings Street
Admission: Free

International Dance Day – Free Dance Workshops and Performances

What: 2019 marks the fifth annual celebration of International Dance Day in Richmond. Sudnya Dance Academy and Clarkson Events have partnered with Aberdeen Centre to provide free dance celebrations, performances, and workshops.

When: Sunday, April 28 and Monday, April 29, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Aberdeen Centre – 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
Admission: Free

Furry Tails Foot Race

What: A fundraiser to help Langley’s stray, lost and unwanted dogs and cats. Put your best foot forward as you challenge yourself and other “heroes for animals” on the beautiful trails at Derby Reach.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Derby Reach Regional Park – Langley
Register: Online

Party on the Plaza

What: Party on the Plaza is a free event that is part of the Vancouver Opera Festival weeklong celebration. The party is a full day of performances, music, tours, and festivities for all ages. For the kids, there are tons of activities and performances including face painting, musical costumes and of course, the Roaming Diva on stilts. And adults, while your kids are having fun you can check out the Patio Bar, which opens at noon with live pop-up performances all afternoon.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Where: šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn Plaza (formerly Queen Elizabeth Plaza) – 695 Cambie St, Vancouver
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Cost: FREE

Goodbye Chums!

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What: Release salmon fry into the creek where they will start their journey to the sea.  Tour the hatchery. Take part in fun activities and games to find out how to help salmon. Presented with Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – meet at 11450 256th Street, Maple Ridge
Admission: Free

Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market

What: Established in 2008, the Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market began as a bi-weekly market in the lobby and courtyard of the Port Moody Rec Centre. Now a weekly market, shoppers can stop by every Sunday for local BC produce, artisan crafts, and delicious baked goods.

When: Every Sunday to April 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Rd, Port Moody
Admission: Free

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