7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, February 12

Feb 11 2020, 11:30 pm

Olympic Cauldron Lighting, Sedins’ jersey retirement celebration, and more! Here is our rundown of seven great events happening in Vancouver on Wednesday, February 12.

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

Relighting Olympic Cauldron

What: Watch the Olympic Caldron be relit in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the start of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The relighting will happen at 8:45 am on February 12 at Jack Poole Plaza.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: 8:45 am
Where: Jack Poole Plaza — 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancouver Canucks vs Chicago Blackhawks

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What: Vancouver Canucks face off with Chicago Blackhawks in NHL action at Rogers Arena. The team will also be hosting the Sedins’ jersey retirement celebration on February 12, before the game.

Fans will be able to enter Rogers Arena at 4:30 pm — well ahead of usual — and enjoy a free Budweiser in a limited edition Sedin twin can (non-alcoholic options also available). Special Sedin Night t-shirts and game night magazines will also be handed out to fans.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: 6 pm (retirement ceremony), 7:30 pm (puck drop)
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Let’s Make a Date – The Rio Theatre Dating Game

What: Comedian Patrick Maliha hosts a new live dating game show at the Rio Theatre. There will be segments with contestants live onstage, as well as opportunities for audience members to mix and mingle to try and make a connection.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Michael Bolton – The Symphony Sessions

What: Grammy Award winner Michael Bolton joins Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for The Symphony Sessions. Enjoy Bolton’s timeless classics specially arranged for symphony orchestra.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Orpheum — 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Storytelling with Data: Making an Impact with Data Visualization


What: In today’s world, there is no shortage of data, but what does it all mean? Data visualization is the transformation of numbers and data sets into images and stories that inform, inspire, and influence, allowing users to unlock the power of their findings.

Head to Brainstation as Data Scientists and Information Designers share their experiences, and explain how getting comfortable with data is the first step to effective visualization, mastering analysis, and organizing data in ways that enhance creative storytelling. There will be a discussion on how visual and verbal elements can create a more digestible and appealing experience for data novices, and unpack the stories, people, and ideas behind the numbers.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: BrainStation — 455 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $25, reserve online

Wolf Parade

What: Montreal indie rock band Wolf Parade performs at the Commodore Ballroom on February 12 as part of the release of its upcoming album, Thin Mind. Special guest Land of Talk will be opening the show here in town.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Starting at $35 — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Vancouver Giants vs Red Deer Rebels

What: Vancouver Giants hit the ice against Red Deer Rebels in WHL action at Langley Events Centre.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online

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