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Westward Music Festival 2019

Monday, August 19th, 2019 — 9:00am PDT
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The Westward Music Festival returns to Vancouver from September 12-15, 2019 featuring Joji, The Paper Kites, Black Mountain, Emotional Oranges and many more at both free and ticketed shows across downtown.

Westward 2019

Westward Music Festival 2019

  • When: September 12 to 15, 2019
  • Where: Biltmore, Imperial and Vogue Theatres, along with the street party in Yaletown
  • Tickets: Available online

In addition to ticketed events, the Westward Street Party will have three FREE outdoor stages between Davie, Mainland and Nelson streets in Yaletown with entertainment on Friday, September 13th and Saturday, 14th.

The Music BC stage will be located at the intersection of Nelson and Hamilton, featuring performances by I M U R,Jo Passed, Rare Americans, The Tourist Company, Diamond Café, Old Soul Rebel, Prado, Sam The Astronaut, HOFFEY, Phono Pony, Meltt, Biawanna, and Glass Forest and will be active with performances on both Friday and Saturday..

The two other Westward Yaletown stages, the Kater Stage and the Electronic Stage, powered by Groundwerk, will both run on Saturday, September 14th. The Kater Stage will be located on Davie Street and will feature Little Destroyer, Hotel Mira, Missy D, Teon Gibbs, Booty EP, Parlour Panther, Fionn, and Sam Lynch. The Electronic Stage, powered by Groundwerk, will host Esette, Dj dood, Which Nancy, Niki Sadeki, Joel West B2B Jay Tripwire, and Kevin Shiu.

Accompanying the music at these outdoor events will be a beer garden, food and a host of local vendors for attendees to explore and enjoy.

View the full lineup schedule online and for more information follow Westward on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

A Miss604.com guest post by Alexis Miles

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Alexis Miles is a college student with a passion for writing, hiking, and live music.

Breathe Out, Listen In: Music About Time at the Polygon Gallery

Friday, August 16th, 2019 — 7:24pm PDT
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Join Blueridge Chamber Music Festival and The Polygon Gallery in an exploration of musical time. Held in conjunction with The Polygon’s current exhibition of Christian Marclay’s groundbreaking video installation The Clock, Breathe Out, Listen In: Music About Time offers a rare opportunity to experience two extraordinary music pieces.

Breathe Out, Listen In: Music About Time

  • When: Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 12:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Where: The Polygon Gallery (101 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver)
  • Admission: Until the end of 2020, admission to The Polygon Gallery is by donation, made possible through generous, multi-year support from BMO Financial Group.
Tahltan/Tlinglit composer and musician Edzi’u. Photo courtesy the artist.
Tahltan/Tlinglit composer and musician Edzi’u. Photo courtesy the artist.

Experience a soundwork by emerging Tahltan/Tlinglit composer and musician Edzi’u. Inspired by her family’s tradition of storytelling, Kime Ani explores issues of culture and identity.  Working with vintage and current audio recordings, electronic instruments and voice, Edzi’u interprets stories from three generations of her grandmothers and matriarchs.

At over four hours in length, the piece weaves a softly mesmerizing sound world that draws the listener into an ever-deepening state of contemplation and meditation. Scored for flute, piano and percussion, the piece defies the structure of clock time, and instead yields to our actual experiences of time whereby five minutes can seem like forever while a whole day can slip by quickly.

For the first thirty minutes, Tahltan/Tlingit composer and musician, Edzi’u will perform a piece inspired by three generations of family members. Then, from 1:30pm to 5:30pm, a trio will perform a piece weaving soft mesmerizing sounds and drawing the listeners into meditation and contemplation. “For Philip Guston” was composed by Morton Feldman and is considered one of the most monumental chamber music works of the 20th century.

This event is the final concert in the 2019 summer Blueridge Chamber Music Festival.  Now celebrating its tenth season, Blueridge presents a characteristic blend of beloved chamber music classics and innovative new music played by Canada’s most thrilling performers.

For more information, follow The Polygon Gallery on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram #THEPOLYGON

Rover Puppy Patio Yoga

Friday, August 16th, 2019 — 2:29pm PDT
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Puppies and yoga come together for a fun and adorable event! Rover is hosting Rover Puppy Yoga at YYoga’s gorgeous Kitsilano rooftop patio on Wednesday, August 21st.

Rover Puppy Patio Yoga

Rover Puppy Patio Yoga

When: Wednesday August 21st, 2019
Where: YYoga’s rooftop patio (1915 W 4th Ave, Vancouver)
Tickets: Available online

Rover’s Puppy Patio Yoga will be led by experienced YYOGA instructor, Hillary Keegen, who will take you through a beginner friendly yoga class featuring some extra support in the form of puppies

Studies have proven that just 10 minutes with a dog can significantly impact your mood by reducing stress levels. Given the tie between puppies, fitness, and mental health, this event is perfect for anyone looking to get a little active with a furry friend. Puppy Yoga also serves as a great opportunity for the puppies to socialize which helps with their development.

Tickets are $20 with all proceeds going to The Second Chance in Life Foundation, a rescue organization that organizes foster families and adoption for puppies in need of a home. The Second Chance in Life Foundation is supplying the puppies for this event. 

For more information follow YYoga on Twitter and Instagram.

A Miss604.com guest post by Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles is a college student with a passion for writing, hiking, and live music.

Dan’s Legacy Chefs’ Charity Dinner 2019

Thursday, August 15th, 2019 — 4:41pm PDT
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The 6th annual Dan’s Legacy Chefs’ Charity Dinner is moving to Surrey this year, celebrating their partnerships in the community and the remarkable achievements of their youth clients.

Dan's Legacy 2019

Dan’s Legacy Chefs’ Charity Dinner

Where: Surrey City Hall Atrium (13450 104 Ave, Surrey)
When: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 6:00pm
Tickets: Available now for $150 ($75 charitable tax receipt available)

Proceeds from this fundraiser go towards Dan’s Legacy programs which include counselling and life-skills programs for youth with trauma-based mental health and addictions issues.

This evening not only focuses on the amazing work of Dan’s Legacy, it also promotes sustainability in a very creative (and delicious) way. Chefs TJ Conwi and Bruce Nollert (Ono Vancouver), Chef Shay Kelly (The Caterer), Chef Andrew George (Indigenous Red Seal Chef/Program Director Okanagan College) and others will present signature dishes made entirely from recovered (surplus) food.

CBC Radio Host and filmmaker Angela Sterritt will return as MC for this memorable evening that will feature reception style appetizers and a plated dinner. Bid on the silent auction, enjoy some great food, and hear inspirational stories.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Contact Amy at amy[at]danslegacy.com for info. Join CN Rail (Silver Sponsor), Rick’s Heart Foundation (Table Sponsor), and Nootka Marine Adventures (Live Auction) in supporting this event.


About Dan’s Legacy

Dan’s Legacy’s harm prevention programs put the focus upstream by diverting youth from entrenched addiction and possible gang association. This pro-active approach gets ahead of the problem before it happens, and saves our community – your friends, family, employees, customers and suppliers – millions of dollars in costs these issues place on health care, the justice system, first responders and policing. In the past four years, Dan’s Legacy has helped over 300 youth overcome their mental health and addiction challenges and lead productive and fulfilling lives.

Follow Dan’s Legacy on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to learn more about their work in our community.

Miss604 is a proud sponsor of the Dan’s Legacy Chefs’ Charity Dinner

Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala: Kristian’s Story

Thursday, August 15th, 2019 — 2:59pm PDT
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The 2019 Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala takes place on Saturday, September 21st, with honoured guest speaker Emmanuel, father to Kristian Domingo.

Domingo Family - Gift of Time Gala

Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala: Kristian’s Story

Kristian was the youngest of three brothers. He was a sweet, charming and loyal young man, who inspired the people around him. 

In June 2014, Kristian would finish his final day of high school at Vancouver College, not only with a well-earned diploma, but also with the Mitchell Ho Memorial Award. The award, given to a student who demonstrates care and concern for others, was created in memory of Kristian’s friend, who collapsed on the playground of Vancouver College in the spring of 2008. Mitchell sadly passed away weeks later at Canuck Place. 

The day after his high school graduation, Kristian was diagnosed with cancer. His dream of attending university on a football scholarship and studying to be a veterinarian was immediately put on hold. After a brave battle with multiple and ultimately unsuccessful cancer treatments, Kristian was eventually admitted to Canuck Place, where he received pain and symptom management, end-of-life care, as well as counselling support from the Canuck Place clinical team. 

When Kristian was referred to Canuck Place, he was already familiar with the program. This is the place where his childhood friend Mitchell passed away in 2008. Mitchell’s passing affected Kristian deeply, and he took it upon himself to honour his memory by using his favourite #11 for all his sports jerseys whenever he could. Mitchell motivated him to become the inspirational young man that he was, and #11 became Kristian’s symbol and source for inspiration.

Kristian passed away peacefully at the age of 20, surrounded by love. Canuck Place care still continues for the Domingo family, who receive ongoing support with bereavement counselling. Canuck Place counselling provides vital support to help families through their grief, equip them with tools to manage their mental health, and foster healing after a devastating loss.

The intertwined and heartfelt stories of the Domingo and Ho families, share a beautiful connection to the quality of life, love and care that they received from the Canuck Place community.

Canuck Place

About Canuck Place

For almost 25 years, Canuck Place has been providing pediatric palliative care for the most medically complex and ill children in the province. This past year alone, over 765 children and families across BC & Yukon received clinical care through Canuck Place programs and essential services. 

Gift of Time Tickets & Event Details

Each year the Gift of Time Gala raises funds for Canuck Place, and you are welcome to attend. There are still a limited tickets available online. You can also support Canuck Place by donating to the Friends of Gift of Time fund, which directly impacts families like the Domingos. 

Gift of Time Gala

Follow Canuck Place Children’s Hospice on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Miss604 is the proud blog partner of the Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala for the 7th year.

Win a Romantic Date Night to Joshua Beamish /MOVETHECOMPANY’s @giselle

Thursday, August 15th, 2019 — 2:01pm PDT
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Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY presents the world premiere of @giselle, a technology-driven, contemporary reinvention of the beloved romantic ballet classic, this September at the Vancouver Playhouse.

Giselle danced by Catherine Hurlin
Giselle danced by Catherine Hurlin, American Ballet Theatre and 2019 Erik Bruhn winner.
Photo Credit: Craig Foster

Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY’s @giselle

Where: Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
When: September 5 to 7, 2019 at 7:30pm
Tickets: Available online now. VIP tickets are also available that include a reception.

Born out of Reimagining Giselle, a shorter work commissioned by The Royal Ballet in London, UK, this full-length narrative work will be brought to life by ballet superstars from American Ballet Theatre, The National Ballet of Canada, and Pennsylvania Ballet. Directed and choreographed by Vancouverite and company founder Joshua Beamishthis innovative production will explore the connections and parallels between the original classical ballet and our understandings of love, sex, and relationships in a world mediated by dating apps, digital illusions, and fleeting encounters.

The original version of Giselle, which premiered in 1841 — by what is now known as the Paris Opera Ballet, is based on a German legend, and follows a young peasant girl’s journey through the many dimensions of love and betrayal. Giselle dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover, Albrecht, is betrothed to another. The Wilis, a group of mystic and supernatural women who dance men to death, summon Giselle from her grave.

@giselle updates the narrative to present day by telling the story of a character named Giselle who is betrayed, isolated, and ghosted by her romantic partner on social media. In a state of heightened anxiety, Giselle livestreams her untimely death. Later in the work, she returns to haunt her male tormentors in motion-captured animated data particles projected onto the bodies of the live dance artists, creating a haunting tension between live and digital realities.

Win a Date Night

I’m giving away a Date Night experience that includes:

  • A pair of tickets to attend the opening night performance of Joshua Beamish / MOVETHECOMPANY’s presentation of @giselle on September 5th
  • A one night stay for two guests at The Westin Bayshore, a seaside Downtown Vancouver Hotel offering a gateway to romance and inspired revitalization.
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Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY on Facebook and Twitter for more info. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00am on Friday, August 23, 2019.