10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, January 14

Jan 10 2018, 7:49 am

Need some help making your Sunday a fun day? Here are 10 things to do around Vancouver today, January 14. National Skating Championships, KidPreneur Market Day, and more.

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

2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

  • What: High-level figure skating is coming to Vancouver next week, with lots on the line. One month before the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the Canadian National Skating Championships lands on the West Coast for the first time in 10 years. The week-long event will feature a number of world class skaters, including nine athletes who won an Olympic medal in Sochi four years ago.
  • When: Now to Sunday, January 14, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, 6066 Thunderbird Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Otto Tausk conducts Brahms and Dvořák

  • What: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Music Director Designate Maestro Otto Tausk conducts a beautiful program of classics, including Brahms Symphony No. 1 and Dvořák’s Cello Concerto.
  • When: Now to Monday, January 15, 2018
  • Time: Various times.
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Guildford Animal Hospital Annual Open House

  • What: See behind the scenes of Guildford Animal Hospital. Bring the family and pets to enjoy demos and prizes, face painting, treats and more.
  • When: Sunday, January 14, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Guildford Animal Hospital – #101-9547 152nd Street, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Koch Exhibition Opening

  • What: See life in the trenches of World War I through the eyes of German Typographer, Rudolf Koch. This exhibition will feature sketches of everyday life in the trenches, on loan from the Klingspor Museum in Offenbach, Germany.
  • When: Sunday, January, 14, 2018. Exhibition on until the end of April.
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Museum – 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody
  • More Info: Online

BC Sport Leadership Conference

  • What: The fourth annual BC Sport Leadership Conference is an excellent opportunity to learn about leadership from athletes from all walks of life, as well as network with likeminded people. Speaking at this year’s conference are Jennifer Botterill, Natalie Cook, Cindy Bristow and Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood.
  • When: Sunday, January 14, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel – 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $99-$150

KidPreneur Market Day

  • What: Support the KidPreneurs as they launch their mini-businesses at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre’s next Market Day. The creative bunch of hard-working kids will have a wide variety of handcrafted products for sale, and are ready to demonstrate their new sales and customer service skills.
  • When: Sunday, January 14, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Semiahmoo Shopping Centre – 1701 – 152nd Street, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Kasandra Flamenco Ensemble: Solo Flamenco

  • What:  Solo Flamenco presents flamenco in its purest traditional form, the cuadro. A cuadro is a flamenco group that includes a dancer, guitarist, singer and percussionist. With Artist-in-Residence Kasandra La China (dancer), Davide Sampaolo (cajon, percussionist), Jake Lee “Chinito” (guitarist) and Stephanie Pedraza (singer).
  • When: Sunday, January 14, 2018
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: Faris Family Studio, Scotiabank Dance Centre – 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $10 suggested donation

Steve Baylis Artist Talk and Exhibition Reception

  • What: North Vancouver artist Steve Baylis combines a range of unique influences with his own driven spiritual inquiry. Inspired by principles of theoretical physics, the Unified Field Theory in particular, his bold and intricate paintings both draw viewers in to investigate their rich details and send them back to consider the works as a whole.
  • When: Sunday, January 14, 2018. Exhibition runs now to February 24, 2018
  • Times: 2 pm
  • Where: Seymour Art Gallery – 4360 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Effects of Abuse on the Community

  • What: The Canadian Iranian Foundation presents clinical counsellors Poran Poreghbal and Ali Khodami, as well as family counsellor Haleh Shirchian, who will be talking about all aspects of abuse. In this workshop attendees will learn about different kinds of abuse, who is the abuser, why do they become abusers and what support systems are available for the person being abused.
  • When: Sunday, January 14, 2018
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Where: West Vancouver Memorial Library – 7 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

UBC Free Week

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  • What: Looking to get fit and save some money in 2018? Why not skip the gym and try a new activity like street kickboxing or spin class? UBC is offering a jam-packed schedule of workout classes to returning students, staff, faculty, and the general public for no cost. There is no registration needed to participate. All you have to do is show up at the location of your classes 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis with priority given to those who have registered for the full program.
  • When: Now to Sunday, January 14, 2018
  • Time: Find out class schedule and times online 
  • Where: Various locations at UBC (check website for details)
  • Admission: Free
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