7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, September 19

Sep 14 2018, 3:05 pm

The last Hump Day of summer! Make the most of it with these seven events happening around Vancouver today, Wednesday, September 19. Extraordinary Future Conference, The Future of BC Speaker Series, and more.

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

Extraordinary Future Conference

Extraordinary Future Conference

Extraordinary Future Conference (Contributed)

  • What: The event showcases the best in Canadian tech – from pre-launch startups to billion dollar companies. With the event doubling in size, this year’s conference will also showcase mind-blowing content across three stages: a variety of blockchain, cannabis, health tech, software, quantum computing and security investment opportunities, even psychedelic therapy.
  • When: Wednesday, September 19 to Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • Time: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
  • Tickets: Available online

Improv Against Humanity: Rush Week Revelry

  • What: Improv Against Humanity is back in session at the Rio Theatre with a fall kickoff special by The Fictionals. Enjoy CAH comedy, enter for a chance to win prizes, and help crown the Most Horrible Person In Vancouver during the live tournament.
  • When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Guildford Recreation Centre’s Fall Open House

  • What: Drop by Guildford Recreation Centre’s Fall Open House and learn about programs and services in Guildford’s community. Aquatics, library and recreation staff will be on site to answer all of your questions about fall programs. There will be free activities for everyone to participate in, including Zumba (ages 13+), Aquafit, Stay & Play, games for youth, and ice cream in the seniors’ lounge. Enjoy live music and refreshments too.
  • When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 7 pm
  • Where: Guildford Recreation Centre – 15105 105 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Business Excellence Series: Women in Business

  • What: The panel of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders will share insights into career advancement through networking and mentorship. The discussion will examine the connection between a strong network and career success; how to break into the right networks; and will offer tangible advice for women at all stages in their careers.
  • When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Time: 3:30 to 6 pm
  • Where: The Shangri-La Hotel, Conway Room – 1128 West Georgia Street Vancouver
  • Registration: Online, $59-$69

Film Screening: Women Bending the Curve on Climate Change

  • What: A public screening of the documentary Women Bending the Curve on Climate Change in Vancouver. Set in the context of the Paris climate change agreements, the new film tells the stories of climate change leaders from Canada’s West Coast working in renewable energy, city government, energy conservation, community engagement, sustainable food, finance and indigenous land stewardship. After the screening there will be a discussion with the filmmaker Dr. Joanna Ashworth and special guests.
  • When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: SFU Harbour Centre Campus Vancouver – 515 West Hastings Street, Room 1900, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

The Future of BC Speaker Series: The Transformation of Addiction Medicine Reception

St. Paul's Foundation Future Leaders


  • What: The St. Paul’s Foundation Future Leaders are hosting an exclusive reception that will provide young leaders with the opportunity to network with their peers. The Future of BC Speaker Series will take place on September 19 at the McCarthy Tetrault private rooftop Patio. The event will give guests the opportunity to learn first-hand about St. Paul’s Hospital’s world-leading addiction and medicine program. Renowned addiction medicine physicians and researchers, Dr. Even Wood and Dr. Seonaid Nolan, will be in attendance and share their knowledge about the impact of addiction on the global community.
  • When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: McCarthy Tetrault Rooftop Patio —  745 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online, $50

Textile Walking Tour 

  • What: To show how dynamic Vancouver’s textile community is, a self-guided walking tour has been developed to highlight 24 locations on Granville Island with a full range of creative textiles being made in our backyard. Many pieces have been produced to pair thematically with the businesses and studios hosting them. Part of Textile Society of America Conference in Vancouver.
  • When: Now to Sunday, September 30, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Granville Island
  • Admission: Free
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