10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, September 23

Sep 20 2018, 7:36 am

Keep the weekend energy up by checking out these 10 events happening in Vancouver today, Sunday, September 23. #BetonYES, World Rivers Day, and more.

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

#BetonYES – A Day At The Races

Hastings Racecourse/Kim Stallknecht

  • What: A day to be reunited with the YES! community at Hastings Racecourse for an afternoon of fashion, games and fun. Keep the summer vibes strong with a little afternoon bubbly, lawn games, and wonderful ladies, all while giving back. The networking will be fun and genuine, and a great chance to connect with people in the YES! community.
  • When: Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 5 pm
  • Where: Hastings Racecourse – 188 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Members $35, Non Members $45 (Bring a Friend: 25% off the second ticket when purchased together)

Active Aging Week

  • What: Active Aging Week, the annual health promotion event for adults over 50 years, is organized by the International Council on Active Aging. Learn more about the various events around Burnaby here.
  • When: Sunday, September 23 to Friday, September 28, 2018.
  • When: Various times
  • Where: Various locations in Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

World Rivers Day

  • What: A free family-friendly celebration of rivers and waterways. Activities include demonstrations, displays, tours, activities, crafts, music. and a headline musical performance by Ginalina. Plus the Burnaby Village, Carousel (rides $2.65 each) and Ice Cream Parlour will be open.
  • When: Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Whitecaps vs FC Dallas

  • What: Vancouver Whitecaps face off with FC Dallas at BC Place in MLS action.
  • When: Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Time: 4 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Rivers and Trails Festival

  • What: Celebrate Port Coquitlam’s rivers and trails and enjoy a day of music, art and culture. There will be children’s activity passport stations and prizes, food trucks, a salmon smolt release, an art station, live music by Jessica Barbour, instruments from around the world and an interactive drumming workshop with Boris.
  • When: Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Lions Park – 2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Watershed Tour

  • What: Through games and activities, explore big concepts in some of the most beautiful parts of the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. Take a trip over the Seymour Falls Dam on a magic school bus and walk along the lower river through beautiful trails.
  • When: Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Free. Ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration Required 604-432-6430. Barcode 7488

Slow Fish Dinner 2018

  • What: The 5th Annual Slow Fish Dinner at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts offers attendees a unique chance to celebrate local sustainable fish and seafood. Following a reception, during which Salmon-Safe St-hubertus and Oak Bay Frizzante Rose wine will be served along with canapes prepared by the students, 8 chefs will be serving exceptional tasting dishes in the 8 kitchens at PICA.
  • When: Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts – 1505 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
  • Price: $99-$109; buy online

Aldor Acres Pumpkin Patch


Pumpkin patch (Romiana Lee/Shutterstock)

  • What: At Aldor Acres, there is no shortage of variety with over 15 types of pumpkins spread across the farm’s 20 acres. After you’re done with pumpkin picking, head over to say hello to the animals or go for a tractor-pulled hayride.
  • When: Saturday, September 23 to Tuesday, October 31, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm daily
  • Where: 8301 252nd Street, Langley
  • Admission: $8 (anyone of walking age)

ArtBreakers Illustration Market

  • What: A Vancouver art market featuring some of the best contemporary illustrators, comic, and concept artists in North America. Many of the attending artists will be debuting and selling original prints, books, shirts, bags and enamel pins.
  • When: Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday
  • Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Art House Theatre Day at VIFF Vancity Theatre – The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales 

  • What: From the creators of the Academy Award-nominated Ernest & Celestine comes another tale of animal misfits. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. If you think life in the country is a walk in the park, think again. All-ages screening.
  • When: Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Time: 3 to 5 pm
  • Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free
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