10 things to do in Vancouver: Sunday, May 6

May 2 2018, 1:48 am

Plan your Sunday Fun with our rundown of ten events to check out today, May 6. There is Investors Group Walk For Alzheimer’s, Farmers’ Markets, BC CacheCon, and more!

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

Investors Group Walk For Alzheimer’s 2018

Image: Investors Group Walk For Alzheimer’s

  • What: Join fellow Vancouverites in the Investors Group Walk For Alzheimer’s. It’s a five-kilometre walk departing from Athletes Way which you can join as an individual participant, as part of a team, or donate if you can’t make it. Vancouver will be one of 23 locations across the province uniting for the Investors Group Walk For Alzheimer’s – Canada’s biggest fundraising event for the disease and other dementias.
  • When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Time: Registration 12 pm | Walk 1 to 3 pm
  • Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre – 1 Athletes Way
  • Price: Register or donate via alzgiving.ca

Rhododendron Festival

  • What: The City of Burnaby in collaboration with the Burnaby Rhododendron & Gardens promotes the long-term sustainable, ecological health of our communities. It presents a unique venue for both horticulture and arts groups. Events will be held at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and Burnaby Art Gallery.
  • When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • When: 11 am to 3 pm (Shadbolt Centre for the Arts), 1 to 3 pm (Burnaby Art Gallery)
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts –  6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby; Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free (Shadbolt Centre for the Arts), by donation (Burnaby Art Gallery)

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

  • What: At Kitsilano Farmers’ Market, shoppers will find a great selection of just-picked, seasonal fruits and vegetablesethically raised and grass-fed meat, eggs, and dairy, sustainable seafood, freshly baked bread and artisanal food, local beer, wine, and spirits, and beautiful, handmade craft. Kids and parents alike can enjoy entertainment by market musicians, a nearby playground and splash park, and coffee and food truck offerings each week.
  • When: Every Sunday from Sunday, May 6 to Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Parking lot of Kits Community Centre – 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Fleurs De Villes at Metropolis at Metrotown

  • What: Fleurs De Villes Mannequin Series combines high fashion and fresh florals through inventive and artful displays showcased at Metropolis at Metrotown. Each exhibit features a collection of floral-dressed mannequins, in a gallery-like setting, which grows from a partnership between a local florist and a leading brand.
  • When: Now to Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Time: Regular Mall Hours
  • Where: Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami

The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami comes to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

  • What: The Vancouver Art Gallery presents Canada’s first-ever retrospective of international art icon, Takashi Murakami. The collection is set to feature more than 55 works of art, from Murakami’s earliest paintings to his recent large-scale projects, including a newly-created five-metre-tall sculpture, as well as two multi-panel paintings created especially for the Vancouver exhibition.
  • When: Now to Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesdays until 9 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Burnaby Festival of Learning

  • What: The Burnaby Festival of Learning celebrates lifelong learning in creative, unconventional ways, and features a week-long series of free events for everyone that will inspire, engage and spark creativity. Enjoy a variety of events happening throughout Burnaby, including performances, lectures, discussions, tours, and more.
  • When: Sunday, May 6 to Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various venues
  • Admission: Free

Rain Barrel and Backyard Composter Sales

  • What: Have a water-wise garden this spring. Make your garden happy with chlorine-free, ambient temperature water from a rain barrel and nutrient-rich soil from a backyard composter. Pre-ordering is recommended.
  • When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: VanDusen Garden- 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

Kids Help Phone Walk So Kids Can Talk 

  • What: Walk So Kids Can Talk is a fun and inspirational 5-kilometre walk that will bring together the community to raise money for Kids Help Phone — a leading Canadian charity offering the only national professional counselling service that kids can trust and access at any time. The walk will take place at the Kids Help Phone sites in Vancouver and Surrey. There will be plenty of onsite activities and entertainment including, a giant bouncy castle, face painting, performances from band X-Ray Ted, Boogaloo Dance Academy, glee club Showstoppers, local crooner Stephen Scaccia, and keyboardist Mia Lancaster.
  • When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Time: Registration opens at 9:30 am, walk starts at 11 am
  • Where: David Lam Park – Yaletown 1300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver; Surrey – 13428 Old Yale Rd, Surrey
  • Register: Online 

Steveston Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market

  • What: The Steveston Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market is a place for the community to meet farmers and artisans in an open, fresh-air environment. Find fresh locally grown produce, artisan-processed foods, local arts and crafts, music by talented local musicians, ready-to-eat food and refreshments, kids’ craft and activities, and entertainment throughout the season.
  • When: Alternate Sundays starting Sunday, May 6 to September 16, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Easthope Parking Lot (across the street from the Steveston Community Centre) – 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

High Tea For Hospice

  • What: Celebrate an early Mother’s Day at this special fundraiser for the Surrey Hospice Society. At High Tea For Hospice, guests can expect delicious teas, refreshments, fine china, special linens, the sounds of harp and violin, and flowers arranged with love.
  • When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Time: 12:30 to 3 pm
  • Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $23-$38

BC CacheCon 2018

  • What: A free family fun day for everything geocaching and outdoor exploration related. Run in partnership with British Columbia Geocaching Association and the Metro Vancouver Geocachers. BC CacheCon 2018 is suitable for all ages.
  • When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Times: 9 am to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Admission: Free
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