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Weekend Events in Vancouver Things to Do Sept 29-Oct 1, 2023

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This is one of the most important weekend event lists for Metro Vancouver, filled with things you can do to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation / Orange Shirt Day on September 30th. This year it’s a new stat holiday in BC so many businesses will be closed on Monday, October 2nd as well.

If you are looking to plan your weekend, and participate in events that commemorate, observe, and honour the importance of the day, I have additional resources here and you can of course view all of the events from Friday to Sunday below:

Friday, September 29 | Saturday, September 30 | Sunday, October 1

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Orange Shirts by KC Hall on sale at MAKE Vancouver on Granville Island. 100% of proceeds go to UNYA.

Weekend Events in Vancouver
Things to Do Sept 29-Oct 1, 2023

Friday, September 29, 2023

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Cascades Casino Delta Anniversary Giveaway

Comments 67 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today (September 29th) marks the one year anniversary of Cascades Casino in Delta, and they have a lot to celebrate. It has had a significant influence in the community, succeeding as a premier destination for gaming, dining and entertainment. You can enter to win your own incredible staycation in my giveaway.

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Cascades Casino Delta Anniversary

Since opening its doors (you’ve probably noticed it right by Massey Tunnel), Cascades has welcomed more than 627,688 guests to the property, given away $234,955 in cash and prizes through promotions, served more than 142,000 customers in the buffet.

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Vancouver Foodie Friday – Fall Festivals, Pop-Ups, Galas and More

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Looking for a refresh on your go-to restaurants and activities? Look no further! We have curated a list of our current culinary favourites and notable limited edition menus, into one convenient spot for this month’s Vancouver Foodie Friday feature. For October, we are fully embracing autumn:

Vancouver Foodie Friday – Fall Festivals, Pop-Ups, Galas and More

H Tasting Lounge Turkey Takeout with Sides
H Tasting Lounge Turkey Takeout. Photo submitted

Ultimate Turkey Takeout at H Tasting Lounge Westin Bayshore

  • Where: H Tasting Lounge (1601 Bayshore Dr., Vancouver)
  • When: Orders must be placed no later than 12pm on Thursday, October 5. Pick-up must be completed on Sunday, October 8th, between 2:30pm and 6:00pm.
  • Details: Similar to past years, H Tasting Lounge is once again offering the complete Turkey Takeout autumn meal. It is conveniently packaged, with fully cooked side dishes ready for re-heating (instructions will be provided), a whole turkey with fresh butter and herbs ready to carve and serve, plus a cinnamon pumpkin pie for dessert. It can feed the whole family (8 to 10 guests) for $425 plus taxes. An à la carte option, perfect for smaller groups, is the Carvery To-Go Menu, with portioned meals starting at $55 per person plus taxes. Limited meals are available this season, reserve yours here!

Black Lagoon Halloween Pop-Up at Butcher & Bullock

  • Where: Butcher & Bullock (911 W Pender St., Vancouver)
  • When: October 4th – October 31st, 2023
  • Details: This Halloween season Black Lagoon, the award-winning Halloween pop-up experience from Kelsey Ramage and Erin Hayes, is bringing it’s spooky cocktail pop-up to Vancouver’s Butcher & Bullock. Hayes and Ramage created the Black Lagoon concept following a successful pop-up at New Orleans’ The Dungeon. After the official October 2021 debut in Toronto, it has become an infamous Halloween celebration throughout the U.S. and Canada, and now worldwide. The creators felt Butcher & Bullock would be the perfect YVR location to fit the festive experience. Book your table here and follow along on the fun.
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Indigenous Business Awards Gala

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The BC Achievement Foundation invites you to the Indigenous Business Awards Gala, celebrating the recipients of its 15th annual Indigenous Business Award (IBA) on November 1st in Vancouver.

Indigenous Business Award Recipients 2023
2023 Indigenous Business Award Recipients

Indigenous Business Awards Gala

  • When: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
    • 5:30pm (reception) 6:3pm (dinner/awards)
  • Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (900 W Georgia St)
  • Tickets: Available online now

The IBA Gala will be hosted by Geena Jackson of Bears’ Lair and Chief David Jimmie, 2022 Award of Distinction recipient.

In an annual event that is synonymous with business excellence for Indigenous entrepreneurs, the 2023 IBA Gala Dinner promises to be a night of celebration, recognition, and inspiration. The celebration acknowledges the achievements of the awardees while fostering a sense of solidarity among all attendees, encouraging networking, collaboration, and the sharing of ideas.

With a theme of Building Community, this year’s IBA Gala dinner will honour these exceptional Indigenous businesses which have exemplified innovation, tenacity, and excellence in their respective fields.

15th Annual Indigenous Business Award Recipients

Young Entrepreneur of the Year:

The Ballantyne Project, Maple Ridge
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Business of the Year – one-to-two person enterprise:

Daxgedim Haanak Nation Building, Comox
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Business of the Year – three-to-ten person enterprise:

Totem Design House, Courtenay 
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Business of the Year – 11+ person enterprise:

Jelly Academy, Fort Langley
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Community-owned Business of the Year – one entity:

Sugar Cane Archaeology, Williams Lake 
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Community-owned Business of the Year – two or more entities: 

Tiičma Enterprises, Campbell River
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Business Partnership of the Year: 

Shxw’owhamel Land Sea Limited Partnership (SLLP), Hope
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Award of Distinction for Lifetime Achievement:

Teara Fraser, Richmond
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Join in raising a toast to the visionaries, trailblazers, and change-makers who embody the spirit of Indigenous entrepreneurship. Celebrate their success, embrace their stories, and become a part of this remarkable journey towards a more inclusive and prosperous tomorrow.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unforgettable evening by securing your tickets today. Let’s come together and celebrate Indigenous business excellence.

Miss604 is a proud sponsor of BC Achievement Foundation programs in 2023

Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival 2023

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The Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival (VHS) returns for a sixth year with an expanded platform and programming. You can enter to win passes to one of their weekend programs.

Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival - I Can't Go On
Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival – I Can’t Go On. Shorts Program. Produced in partnership with Crazy 8’s Film Society.

VHS will bring six feature length films and 41 short films from all over the world to Vancouver and Burnaby audiences, providing scares perfect for the Halloween season that can’t be found anywhere else. The lineup also includes Industry panels, filmmaker Q&As, screenplay competition, red carpet soirees and more. 

Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival 2023

  • When/Where: October 13-15, 2023 Downtown Vancouver
    • Scotiabank Theatre (900 Burrard)
  • When/Where: October 20-22, 2023 Burnaby
    • Cineplex Metropolis at Metrotown (4700 Kingsway)
  • Tickets: Book your tickets now, sorted by program/date

VHS: The Vancouver Edition
VHS is proud to be partnering with The City of Vancouver and Eastside Games to bring Vancouver the biggest and best festival yet. The Vancouver Edition will feature The VHS After Dark Mixtape – serving a collection of intense and scary films that “ain’t for the faint of heart.” Viewer discretion is strongly advised. Enjoy a 19+ red carpet event and devilishly delicious Diabolica wines and Twin Sails beer.

View the full program for each weekend and location online here.

VHS: The Burnaby Edition
VHS is partnering with The Burnaby Halloween Festival for VHS: The Burnaby Edition. The all-ages festival will take place as a part of Burnaby Halloween Festival. The Burnaby edition will offer fresh programming complete with three feature films and two shorts blocks, filmmaker Q&As as well as the VHS Talks Panel Series, sponsored by UBCP/Actra.

Even More at the VHS Roadshow

The Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival is hitting the road! In 2023, the hit Vancouver Festival is taking the show on the road with screenings at independent theaters in Terrace and Grand Forks.

VHS Terrace
VHS is partnering with Tillicum Twin Theatres in Terrace for the inaugural VHS RoadShow! Audiences can enjoy five feature films and 36 shorts from Canada and around the world.  Tickets are available for purchase only at the Tillicum Twin Theatres  box office.

VHS Grand Forks
Audiences can enjoy two short film programs, complete with 21 shorts from Canada and around the world.  Tickets are available for purchase at the GEM Theatre box office. $12 for single tickets, or $20 for a Full VHS Roadshow Grand Forks Festival Pass.

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Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival (VHS) Passes

Founded in 2018, the The VHS is a registered charity with the mission to celebrate great cinematic storytelling in the horror genre. Follow the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival on Facebook and Instagram for more information.

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