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Creative Careers in BC Webinars with VanArts


Thursday, July 19th, 2018 — 12:58pm PDT
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VanArts is hosting a series of webinars to help you discover and explore your options for Creative Careers in BC. They can fill you in on all the latest in Animation, Game Art & Design, Visual Effects, Acting, Web Development, Photography and Broadcasting & Online Media.

Creative Careers in BC Webinars with VanArts

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Tuesday, August 21 2018 – 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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VANARTS Grad Credits
VanArts graduates work on popular shows & games right here in Vancouver

There are are 40,000 jobs in the digital and interactive space right here in Vancouver! Learn industry trends, hear success stories, and be inspired to get your career started when you tune into these webinars.

Did you know? Every single one of the 2018 Academy Award nominated films in the Visual Effects category had a VanArts grad working on it? 10 VanArts grads also worked on Ant-Man & the Wasp and 28 grads worked on Black Panther and many other blockbuster summer movies.

I have had the opportunity to attend a few open houses at VanArts’ world class facility and what has stood out to me is:

  • Small class sizes, where students receive substantial one-on-one attention from instructors.
  • The instructors themselves are industry professionals – ok more like legends in their fields.
  • Its connections to hundreds of animation, game and VFX studios, and new media companies both locally and internationally.
  • And its degree pathways are available through university partners in Canada, United States, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
VANARTS Grad Success
VanArts graduates finding success in their creative careers

VanArts is still accepting applications for their September 2018 intake, and limited scholarships up to $2,500 are available. You can attend the webinars to learn more about these opportunities, or reach out to their admissions department anytime.

RSVP to the webinars above and follow VanArts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram for their latest updates.

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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Thursday, July 19th, 2018 — 9:00am PDT
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This weekend Miss604 is proud to sponsor the Surrey Fusion Festival in Holland Park. This free cultural event features 150 performers across six stages, including headliners Walk Off The Earth and Ranjit Bawa. This year’s event will welcome a record 53 cultural pavilions and feature an Indigenous Village, kid’s zone, sports zone, inflatables and vendors. All of this and many more events are listed below:

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Friday, July 20, 2018
Fridays on Front, New West
Family Paint Night – Unicorn Painting
Essential Oils Make and Take
Free Outdoor Movies North Van, ET
TRIUMF Outdoor Movie at Wesbrook
Adults Only Playland Nights
Introduction To Bartending
Music at the Cannery
Kitsilano Showboat
Richmond Night Market
Shipyards Night Market North Vancouver
Vancouver International Chinese Film Festival
Canada Cup International Softball Championship
Babelle Theatre Presents: This is Here
Tomo Suru Players Presents: The Dance Teacher
Vancouver TheatreSports: Avocado Toast, Free-Range Comedy

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Free VMO Live Symphony Performance


Friday, July 20th, 2018 — 11:03am PDT
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PCI and Ledcor present a free, family-friendly live symphony performance in a world class waterfront setting on July 26th. The 5th annual VMO Live Symphony Performance music program features iconic overtures, dances and movies by Tchaikovsky, Hisaishi, and more.

Free VMO Live Symphony Performance

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7:00pm
Where: Jack Poole Plaza at Burrard Landing (1055 Canada Pl)
Admission: This is a FREE outdoor concert, without reserved seating. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

This summer evening event will be performed by the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, led by Maestro Kenneth Hsieh. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Stanley Park, the Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains while listening to an enchanting programme of live symphony music.

The evening programme:
Dvořák – Carnival Overture
Tchaikovsky – Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Shostakovich – Festive Overture
Smetana – Die Moldau
Hisaishi / Reyes – Castle in the Sky Suite
Wagner – Prelude from Die Meistersinger
Bernstein – Overture from Candide
Elgar – Salut d’Amour
Williams – Theme from E.T.
Morricone – Cinema Paradiso
Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture

For more information, RSVP to the Facebook event. You can also enter to win an Instagram photo contest. Take a photo at the VMO Live Symphony Performance, follow VMOCanada on Instagram, and tag it with #iloveVMO.

Don’t miss VMO’s Season Opening concert September 9, 2018 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Stylish Stay on Alberni Street


Thursday, July 19th, 2018 — 1:58pm PDT
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Get to know Downtown Vancouver a little better this summer through its shopping, arts & culture events, food and entertainment! So far this week you’ve had the chance to win Brunch on Granville and a delicious Hastings West experience. Today, the third and final stop on this tour is on Alberni Street.

Alberni Street

Win a Stylish Stay on Alberni Street

It’s called Rodeo Drive North for a reason! Alberni Street is Vancouver’s high end retail street with a range of high end shopping and dining options. It’s a place of luxury and style, with international fashion houses, some of Vancouver’s most popular restaurants and cafés all on a walkable stretch of this downtown corridor.

You can spend more than an afternoon on Alberni, especially if you win my next prize pack! It includes:

Alberni Street Collage - Urban Fare, Shangri-La

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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  • Like, comment on, or share this post on Facebook
  • Click below to get another entry by posting on Twitter:
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Follow Downtown Vancouver BIA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Keep your eyes on Miss604 and the Downtown Vancouver BIA for even more great contests this week.

I will draw one winner of the Savour West Hastings on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 12:00pm.

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5 Reasons to Attend Surrey Fusion Festival


Thursday, July 19th, 2018 — 11:39am PDT
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Surrey Fusion Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, is introducing 14 new cultural pavilions in 2018, once again making it the largest multicultural celebration in BC!

Up from 39 pavilions in 2017 to 53, this year’s expanded festival—taking place Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22 at Holland Park—welcomes first time participants Albania, Argentina, Brazil, England, Guatemala, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Portugal, Sri Lanka and Venezuela.

Surrey Fusion Festival

Where: Holland Park (13428 Old Yale Rd, Surrey)
When: Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, 22, 2018 11:00am to 10:00pm
Admission: FREE! You can also purchase food tickets $1 each.

Surrey Fusion Festival

It’s one of my favourite cultural events of the year! If you haven’t been before, here are 5 reasons to attend Surrey Fusion Festival this weekend:

1. The theme for this year’s festival and cultural showcases is influential women. Participants will celebrate inspiring or influential women and the contributions they have made to their culture through displays of music, art and crafts. First, second and third place for Best Dressed Pavilion will be awarded to the most impressive exhibitions.

Surrey Fusion Festival 2012

2. The festival’s Indigenous Village returns to offer education on Indigenous culture through music, food, art and live performances. It will feature traditional installations, including a West Coast longhouse and carved cedar canoe archway, Métis trapper tents and teepees. Attendees can also enjoy contemporary music, traditional West Coast Indigenous music and dance, powwow performances, fiddling and jigging, a Métis pavilion, First Nation and Métis artisans, carving demonstrations, Sto:lo bannock and various desserts by the Bannock Queen.

3. Surrey Fusion Festival has been named Best Festival at the Regional Canadian Event Industry Awards in 2017 as well as the Best Festival at the annual Special Event Magazine Gala Awards competition on January 10, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. This celebration of worldwide culture is internationally recognized for being awesome!

4. This year’s event will welcome over 150 performers, including headliners Walk Off The Earth on Saturday, July 21 and Ranjit Bawa on Sunday, July 22. Additional performers include alternative-soul group The Boom Booms, reggae surf-rock band John Welsh & Los Valientes and Brazilian capoeira performers Aché Brasil. Also appearing is world-renowned environmentalist Ricky Kej live in concert featuring the Surrey Orchestra.

5. Did I mention it’s FREE to attend?! It’s also easy to get to from either King George SkyTrain or Surrey Central SkyTrain.

Surrey Fusion Festival 2018

Follow Surrey Fusion Festival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information. Miss604 is a proud media partner of Surrey Fusion Festival

Savour Hastings West


Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 — 11:32am PDT
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Get to know Downtown Vancouver a little better this summer through its shopping, arts & culture events, food and entertainment! Yesterday you got the chance to win Brunch on Granville and today, for the second stop on this digital, virtual tour, we visit Hastings West.

Vancouver Lookout Photo Kai Jacobson
Views from the Vancouver Lookout. Photo credit: Kai Jacobson

Savour Hastings West

Hastings West is a distinctive sense of place and arrival. Its stimulating juxtaposition of the old and the new; the established and the unconventional. It’s home to stunning architecture, like the iconic Marine Building, and epic views, from the top of the Vancouver Lookout. It’s also a walkable and bikable corridor with connections and bike lanes.

Hastings West is home to the Downtown Vancouver BIA’s first Perch, Lot 19 which provides the many office workers along the street an opportunity for respite. Lot 19 is sandwiched by the Vancouver Club, Terminal City Club and Mink Chocolate and acts as a thoroughfare between Hastings and the Waterfront. You may even recognize it from many Vancouver-filmed TV shows and movies. It is activated with public seating, buskers, games, and a variety of special events.

Win a Hastings West Prize Pack

Thanks to the Downtown Vancouver BIA, a lucky Miss604 reader can spend the day wandering, exploring, and savouring the sights and good eats along Hastings West.

Hastings West Collage

Today’s prize pack includes:

Here’s how you can enter to win all of this!

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Like, comment on, or share this post on Facebook
  • Click below to get another entry by posting on Twitter:
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Follow Downtown Vancouver BIA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Keep your eyes on Miss604 and the Downtown Vancouver BIA for even more great contests this week.

I will draw one winner of the Savour West Hastings on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 12:00pm.

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