10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, February 24

Feb 21 2019, 9:01 am

Wrap up your weekend with a fun Sunday event. Check out these 10 things to do in Vancouver on February 24, including RunGo Dash for Dogs and Strathcona Heritage Walking Tour.

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

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RunGo Dash for Dogs

What: A guided 10 km, 5 km or 2 km run or walk through Stanley Park with 100% of the proceeds going to BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. After the run there will be a social event with pancakes, prizes, and good tunes. This is a race for people to support dogs, you don’t need a dog to run. Guide dogs and good dogs are welcome, dogs must be on leash and under control at all times for the safety of the working guide dogs.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Brockton Pavilion & Clubhouse – 1151 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Register: Online

91st Oscars Viewing Party

What: Celebrate cinema with a viewing of the 91st annual Academy Awards. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is for all ages.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: City Centre Community Centre – 5900 Minoru Blvd., Richmond
Admission: Free

Black History Celebration: Legacy Dinner

What: Join the National Congress of Black Women Foundation for this special recognition of trailblazers Dr. Lyn Daniels, Dr. June Francis,  James Morton, Dr. Noga Gayle, and Dr. Annette Henry.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 4 to 11 pm
Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex (3rd. Floor) – 6550 Bonsor Ave. Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $55

Shirley Gnome – Wise Lounge Residency

What: Shirley Gnome is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning musician/cabaret performer. She’s singing almost every Sunday of February at the Wise Lounge along with special guests. Be the first to hear songs from her upcoming album, along with old favourites.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Wise Hall & Lounge – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
Admission: $10 suggested donation

Mushroom Racing Vancouver

What: Mushroom Racing is your chance to race against Mario, Luigi and the rest of the Super Bros.’ gang while collecting stars and winning prizes. ‘Real Life Mario Karting’ is all about Go Karting with a twist.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Where: Speeders – 13471 Crestwood Pl, Richmond,
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Tickets: Available on Eventbrite, $50

Robson Square Ice Rink

What: The provincial government’s Robson Square Ice Rink is open for the 2018 and 2019 season. As per tradition, skating is free for all ages for those who bring their own skates. Those without skates can rent a pair on-site for a fee. An on-site concession stand will also serve warm drinks and snacks.

When: Now to Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time: Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 11 pm
Where: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver (Robson Street and Howe Street)
Cost: Free for all ages, if you bring your own skates (Skate rentals are $5, and rentals end 30 minutes before closing time)
Note: Helmets are mandatory for children 12 years and under. Robson Square Ice Rink accepts cash only

La Bohème

What: The Vancouver Opera’s production of La Bohème will transport the audience back to the 1920s when “writers flocked to Paris to live the bohemian life.”

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

PetSmart National Pet Adoption Weekend

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What: More than 1800 pets will be up for adoption from February 22 to 24 as part of PetSmart Charities of Canada’s National Adoption Weekend. Held at almost all of its 140 stores across the country, thousands of puppies and dogs, kittens and cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and other small animals will be looking for loving forever homes.  The animals come from more than 200 local shelters and rescue organizations.

When: Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 9 am to 9 pm on Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday
Where: Nearly 140 PetSmart locations across Canada (Check website for full list of participating locations)

Strathcona Heritage Walking Tour and Fountain Chapel Reopening

What: This year marks the 100th anniversary of a church which was central to the African community in Vancouver for decades. That history will be marked by the Grand Re-opening and Celebration of African Fountain Chapel Vancouver (AME) and the 5th annual Strathcona African Heritage Month Walking Tour.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: Walking Tour from 11 am to 1 pm, Celebration from 2 to 4:30 pm
Where: 897 Keefer St., Vancouver
More Info: Online

The 7th annual Pet Lover Show

What: Visitors can expect animal-related seminars and speakers, who will be sharing their knowledge across multiple stages, giving owners a great chance to learn about pet health and behaviour. There will also be a wide variety of interactive activities, like a Giggle Booth, and their famous Lure Course. Returning this year will be the President’s Choice SuperDog Star Search, and new to the show this year will be veteran dog handler and Integrated Police Dog Service Team member Constable Scott MacLeod.

When: Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Tradex – 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford
Tickets: $14 for adults, $10 for youth and seniors