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Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala 2022

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The Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala is coming up at the end of October with an inspiring evening and engaging gala in support of children and their families around BC and the Yukon.

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Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala 2022

  • When: Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 5:30pm
  • Where: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver (39 Smithe St, Vancouver)
  • Tickets: Available online now

As a non-profit organization, Canuck Place raises 60% of its operating funds, which is why events like this are so important. Through your ticket purchase, auction participating, or your donation, you can help create a home away from home, where kids get to be kids.

Over the past 18 years, the Gift of Time Gala has raised over $16 million to support care at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Your support will provide critical care to over 830 children living with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them.

When children and their families come to Canuck Place, they already know the end of the story. But how they get there hasn’t been written. Canuck Place aspires to make their story the very best it can be— because while they can’t add days to the life of a child, they can add life to their days.

Miss604 is a proud sponsor of the Gift of Time since 2013

Related: Canuck Place Fall 50/50 Raffle, Canuck Place Recreation Therapy Helps Kids Just Be Kids

Win a VIP Richmond Night Market Experience

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I have an incredible VIP Richmond Night Market experience to give away thanks to Tourism Richmond! The largest market of its kind in North America, the Richmond Night Market features 70 food and 100 retail stalls, with late night entertainment, open all the way until October 10th this year.

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Tuning into the season finale of the Amazing Race Canada this week it was fun to see all of the local spots that were featured, including of course the legendary Richmond Night Market. The challenge for the contestants involved sourcing ten unique dishes from market vendors, including Flying Cup Noodles from Aloha Boys, and Birthday Cake Gelato from Thai Affair Rolled Gelato. I know John and I both salivated (and planned our next visit) when we watched them order grilled octopus as well.

While the racers rushed and ran to complete their orders, the winner of this VIP experience (on Saturday, October 1st) will get to take all the time they need to devour delicious market offerings like crab meat noodles, BBQ squid, ramen, Japanese poutine, Brazilian pastries, spare ribs, sushi, Afghan bolani, even sausage in a waffle cone.

Win a VIP Richmond Night Market Experience

The winner (and their lucky guest) will receive admission for two, a ride share voucher for transportation to/from the event, as well as $100 to spend at the market that night – including some of the items the Amazing Race Canada contestants ordered! Here’s how you can enter to win:

VIP Richmond Night Market Experience

Open to Metro Vancouver residents only.

For more information about Richmond‘s exciting culinary destinations, follow Tourism Richmond on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Canyon Frights Halloween at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park will hosting Halloween fun for the whole family this season with Canyon Frights. The Park will be decorated with pumpkins and spooky displays, offering ever more Instagramable moments than usual!

Canyon Frights Halloween at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Canyon Frights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

  • When: Friday, Oct 14 to Monday, Oct 31, 2022, 10:00am to 8:00pm daily 
  • Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver)
  • Tickets: Purchase online in advance. Annual Passholders will be required to reserve their time online prior to their visit. Book early to avoid missing out.

Kids of all ages can attend in costume for tricks and treats, join in Halloween-themed games, and participate in a scavenger hunt to win prizes.

The owls of Raptors Ridge return to the park from 10:00am to 6:00pm each day, enjoy the autumn beauty of the forest through the Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, and of course the thrill of crossing the Capilano River from 230ft above!

Enter to Win

I have a pair of passes to give away to Canyon Frights! Here’s how you can enter to win:

Canyon Frights Halloween at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Ticket info and weather updates will be posted on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

Related: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend Sept 23-25

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Happy first weekend of autumn! The leaves are turning, everything is pumpkin-spiced, and there are some really great seasonal activities on the horizon. Enjoy theatre, markets, films, and many more activities in Vancouver his weekend:

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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend Sept 23-25

Friday, September 23, 2022
Khoj – A Contemporary Kathak Dance Extravaganza
Cirque Alphonse: Animal
Mama’s Broke
Surrey Celebrates Culture Days
Marker Workshop: Polymer Clay Earrings
Interior Design Show
Fraser River Discovery Centre RiverFest
Sissy that Wok: House of Rice Drag Performance at MOV
Fort Langley Night Market
Bard on the Beach
Hot Brown Honey — The Remix
Chilliwack Corn Maze at Greendale Acres
Hidden Wonders Speakeasy Magic Experience
Richmond Night Market
Word Vancouver Festival (Free)
Pioneers of Queer Cinema at The Cinematheque

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Surrey Christmas Bureau Needs a Space

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The Surrey Christmas Bureau is looking for a new space out of which to operate this season, and is sending out an appeal to any landlord, property manager, or building owner who may be able to help.

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Surrey Christmas Bureau Needs a Space

Each year the Bureau searches for the donation of an open-plan warehouse space of 10,000 – 12,000 square feet to use for a two to three month period. Previously they have seasonally occupied the old Stardust building near Central City, as well as the old Safeway, however neither are options this year.

“This year the search is proving challenging as development in Surrey is moving at a rapid pace.” said Executive Director Lisa Werring. “We need approximately 10,000 square feet, ample parking, a location near transit, a loading bay and did I mention, free! In other words, we need an early Christmas miracle.”

The Surrey Christmas Bureau is the largest Christmas charity in BC, distributing new toys and gift cards
for groceries to approximately 2,000 low-income families in Surrey.

“We are very appreciative of the way property owners have stepped forward to help us every year with a location for our Toy Depot,” adds Board President Bonnie Burnside. “Having a home to stock the shelves with toys, as well as our volunteer elves who make the Christmas Season happen for many families, is key to the work we do.” she said. “If you have the space, consider helping us and you too can be part of the magic.”

Online registration for the Adopt-a-Family program is due to begin sometime in mid-October, but a space must be found first. If you are able to assist, call (604) 581-9623.

About the Surrey Christmas Bureau

The Surrey Christmas Bureau has been operating in the community in one form or another for over 45 years, but was formally organized into a non-profit organization in 1999. The Christmas Bureau’s mission is to provide toys and holiday meals to Surrey families that otherwise couldn’t afford Christmas presents for their children. In 2021, the Surrey Christmas Bureau issued almost $190,000 in grocery vouchers, which translates to 21,102 holiday meals and provided new toys to 4,520 children.