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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 — 10:18am PST
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It’s show season in more ways than one with the BC Home + Garden Show and Pet Lovers Show this weekend, plus plenty of performances on theatre stages. Here’s your full list of events and activities around Metro Vancouver:

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green.

Friday, February 23, 2018
Lanterns in the Gardens at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
WWE LIVE: Road to WrestleMania
BC Home + Garden Show
Ballet BC Presents Romeo + Juliet
Fool for Love at the Shop Theatre
Seven Tyrants Theatre Presents: A Steady Rain
Chutzpah! Festival
The Arts Club Presents: Jitters
The Arts Club Presents: Fun Home
Broken Tailbone at The Cultch
Gateway Theatre Presents: Salt Water Moon
Pacific Theatre Presents: An Almost Holy Picture
Talking Stick Festival

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Vancouverites Being Awesome in the Snow, 50-100 Years Ago


Friday, February 23rd, 2018 — 5:02pm PST
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Are you a Vancouverite who rejoices and busts out their skis on a snow day, or one that hunkers down for a quiet day with mittened hands clasping hot chocolate? Perhaps you’re out with the kids, flying down a local hill on a crazy carpet. The city is slowly going to sleep as a cold, white blanket tucks it in for the weekend but I wanted to showcase some photos from the City of Vancouver Archives that show some Vancouverites being awesome in the snow, 50-100 years ago:

Peter Pantages founded the Vancouver Polar Bear Swim Club in 1920. Here he is in 1927, on the beach in December. Vancouver Archives# CVA 99-1786.

A grand old time at Grouse Mountain in 1929. Vancouver Archives# CVA 99-2000.

This cool couple and their dog, 1910 on Waterloo and West 4th. Vancouver Archives# CVA 7-35.

Proof that Vancouverites have always used umbrellas in the snow. Granville at Pender, 1936. Vancouver Archives# 677-276.1.

Rugby at Brockton Point, Stanley Park, in the snow, 1902. Vancouver Archives# CVA 103-11.


Military 68th C.F.A. snowball fight outside the Exhibition Building in 1917. Vancouver Archives# CVA 99-591.

Hastings Street streetcars in the snow, 1937. Vancouver Archives# CVA 260-788.

Kudos to Mrs. Quiney for getting a chilly photo with Theresa, James, Ken and Rose in 1911 on Pender St and Ingleton Ave. Vancouver Archives# CVA 7-10.

Hanging out in the Strathcona streets, 1920. Vancouver Archives# CVA 1376-239.

These folks posed with a giant fallen tree in Lynn Valley, with a 13′ diameter, in 1905. Vancouver Archives# Tr P55

And finally, we also had an epic Empire Stadium ski jump back in the 50s. Vancouver Archives# 2008-022.007.

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Vinoscenti Vineyards Presents: European Wine & Culture 2018


Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 — 2:48pm PST
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Ring in spring at a local winery, with the German flare of the Vancouver Alpen Club. Vinoscenti Vineyards presents a celebration of European Wine and Culture complete with German wine, charcuterie, dinner, dancing, and entertainment among the vines.

Vinoscenti Vineyards Presents: European Wine & Culture

Vinoscenti Vineyards Presents: European Wine & Culture 2018

Where: Vinoscenti Vineyards (15560 Colebrook Rd, Surrey)
When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Register: $65 per person. Ticket link coming soon! Call (778) 575-5885 for inquiries in the meantime.

Included in the cover charge is a complementary German wine, a charcuterie buffet, and a short introductory presentation on German culture and wines given by the owner, Wine & Spirits Educator and Specialist Dr. Clinton Lee. This will be followed by dinner.

On the Vinoscenti Vineyards veranda, the Vancouver Alpen Club will be serving up German Bretzeln, Weisswurst Sausages, Sauerkraut and cheese cake.

Vinoscenti Vineyards Vines

Guests can eat while enjoying some German music, and the lovely views from the deck. At 8:15pm, The Alpen Platters will perform a traditional (and really entertaining) Schuhplattler dance. They’ll also host a fun Q/A game that will give guests the opportunity to win tasty prizes.

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly.

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15th Annual JUNO Cup Presented by CBC Sports


Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 — 11:27am PST
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One of the things I love move about the JUNO Awards, on top of celebrating the best in Canadian music, is that whenever they roll into their host city, plenty of concerts, activities, and fun things happen during JUNO Week (this year’s being March 19-25 in Vancouver). The event announcements keep coming and today’s news is about the 15th annual JUNO Cup presented by CBC Sports.

15th Annual JUNO Cup Presented by CBC Sports

When: Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:3pm
Where: Bill Copeland Sports Centre (3676 Kensington Ave, Burnaby)
Tickets: Individual tickets to the JUNO Cup are priced at $20 (plus fees). Tickets are available online. $15 tickets (plus fees) are available when purchasing 10 or more, with all proceeds benefiting MusiCounts.

15th Annual JUNO Cup Presented by CBC Sports

NHL Legends Team

BJ MacDonald (Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks), Danielle Dube (Canadian National Women’s Hockey team), Gary Nylund (Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders), Kyle Wellwood (Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, San Jose Sharks, Winnipeg Jets), Paul Reinhart (Atlanta Flames, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks), Cliff Ronning (Vancouver Canucks), Dave Babych (Vancouver Canucks), Jyrki Lumme (Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs), Kirk McLean (Vancouver Canucks), Troy Crowder (New Jersey Devils, LA Kings, Vancouver Canucks) and Brad Dalgarno (New York Islanders).

Musicians Team

Aaron Pritchett, Adrian Sutherland (Midnight Shine), Barney Bentall, Bobby Martin (James Barker Band), Chuck Keeping (Big Wreck), Cosmo Ferraro (Ferraro), Darryl James (The Strumbellas), Dean Back (Theory), Doug Elliott (Odds), Dustin Bentall, James Barker (James Barker Band), Jay Bodner (Indian City), JJ Shiplett, Kendel Carson, Matt Sobb (MonkeyJunk), Michael Hollett, Nancy Mike (The Jerry Cans), Sam Polley, Shawn Hook, Victor Micallef (The Tenors), Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Dallas Smith, Chad Brownlee, Craig Northey (Odds), Devin Cuddy and Grant Lawrence (The Smugglers, CBC Music).

Taking place during JUNO Week, this annual celebrity hockey game has raised over $840,000 for MusiCounts. The charity associated with CARAS puts instruments in the hands of kids who need them most and supports music education initiatives across Canada.

JUNO Week in Vancouver takes place March 19-25, 2018, culminating with the awards gala. This will be the fourth time that Vancouver will host Canada’s Music Awards ceremony; shows previously took place in 1991, 1998, and 2009. Follow the JUNO Awards online with the tag #JUNOS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

An Evening with Kevin Smith at the Rio Theatre


Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 — 6:38am PST
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Our dear Rio Theatre needed saving and while many (tens of thousands in fact) added their support and signatures to back the favourite arts venue, writer, director, actor and podcaster Kevin Smith also showed his support on social media and offered to step up for the cause.

Well, the Rio was saved – for now, with a lot of fundraising and work still to go – and Kevin Smith is keeping his promise to help. Tickets are now on sale for a very special #SavetheRio edition of An Evening with Kevin Smith.

An Evening with Kevin Smith

When: Friday, March 30, 2018 Doors 6:00pm, Show 7:00pm
Tickets: Tickets $40 advance, $50 at the door. Proceeds from this event go directly towards supporting the #SavetheRio campaign. The first show sold out, a second show has been added, get tickets ASAP!

Kevin Smith has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State & Tusk; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat,Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at Smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the man who brought the world these films.

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. All tickets are general admission. Come early for great seats – we expect this to sell out in advance. **Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes not accepted.

Update Kevin Smith shared this post and expressed an interest in adding a second show! I’ll provide an update once the Rio Theatre confirms, but be sure to jump on that ticket link as it’s sure to sell out too.

Update Here is the link for the second show »