Cultus Lake is synonymous with summer so what better way to kick start the season than with a lineup of family fun at Cultus Lake Day! Enjoy a pancake breakfast, parade, fireworks and more with the Fraser Valley’s favourite lakeside community.
Cultus Lake Day
When: Saturday June 22, 2019 Where: Cultus Lake Park (4165 Columbia Valley Highway, Chilliwack)
The schedule of activities for the day includes:
8:30am to 10:00am: Pancake Breakfast by donation at Cultus Lake Fire Hall
10:00am: Parade registration at Business Plaza (Funland barn)
11:00am: Parade begins (start: Sunnyside – end: Main Beach)
11:00am to 9:00pm: Food vendors at Main Beach
11:30am to 4:30pm: Children’s Fun Area at Main Beach
11:30am to 9:30pm: Beverage Garden at Main Beach
11:30am to 6:00pm: Farmers’ and Artisan Market at Main Beach
10:00pm: Fireworks at Main Beach
For more information follow Cultus Lake Park on Facebook.
There is nothing quite like seeing a live show in the middle of Stanley Park. Walking in from the city along the scenic Seawall, literally stopping to smell the roses in the gardens, then catching a broadway production on a stage flanked by towering firs while the stars shine above. This is why I’m so excited to partner with TUTS again this year for a Theatre Under the Stars staycation giveaway!
This summer TUTS presents Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Newsies, running alternate evenings July 5–August 17, 2019, at Stanley Park’s glorious Malkin Bowl.
Where: Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park (610 Pipeline Rd, Vancouver)
You have the chance to win a one-night stay (for two) at the Westin Bayshore, which is right across Coal Harbour from Malkin Bowl and along the Seawall. You’ll get to stay over once you pick out a pair of tickets to the show of your choice at TUTS!
To the winner, I would suggest selecting one of the two TUTS Date Nights this year as well: July 17 (Mamma Mia!) or July 24 (Disney’s Newsies). The Date Nights will feature special buy one, get one deals for audiences, and will be a great chance for parents/couples to get away for an evening of romance. Did I mention how amazing the seaside pool is at the Westin?
This entirely wonderful prize package is valued at $600! Here’s how you can enter to win:
I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Stay at the Westin Bayshore must be used in conjunction with the TUTS show of the winner’s choice (by the end of TUTS August 17th).
For the next two weekends (June 22-23 & June 29-30, 2019) Downtown Vancouver will be transformed into one mega outdoor Jazz Festival and the best part is… it’s FREE to enjoy! From Robson Square to David Lam Park, here are some of the performances you can check out in person during the Free Downtown Jazz Festival Weekends.
Free Downtown Jazz: Robson/Georgia
Saturday, June 22, 2019 Georgia Stage: 12:30 to 1:30pm: Mike W.T. Allen’s Space Elevator 2:15pm to 3:15pm: MACK 3:45pm to 4:45pm: Begonia 5:15pm to 6:45pm: Too Many Zooz 7:30pm to 9:00pm: Snotty Nose Rez Kids
Robson Stage: 12:00pm to 1:00pm: Bill Runge Quintet 1:30pm to 2:30pm: Elisa Thorn’s HUE 3:00pm to 4:15pm: Braveheart +1 5:00pm to 6:15pm: Oliver Gannon Quartet 6:45pm to 8:00pm: Audrey Ochoa
Sounds of Youth Stage: 12:00pm to 1:00pm: Elgin Park Senior Band 1:00pm to 2:00pm: Kwalikum Secondary School Band 2:00pm to 3:00pm: Burnaby North Senior Band 3:00pm to 4:00pm: West Vancouver Secondary Jazz Band 4:00pm to 5:00pm: VSO School of Music Big Band 9:30pm: Documentary Film Screening, presented with DOXA (TBD)
Vancouver Biennale presents the Real Canadian Potluck! Celebrate the beginning of Summer with a thousand other picnickers, revelers, great music, and food on June 27th. All you need to bring is family and friends, a picnic dinner, (with a little extra to share if you’d like), and an appetite to sample an assortment of food sensations created especially for the potluck by local foodies.
Real Canadian Potluck
Where: Vanier Park, Vancouver When: Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 6:00pm Admission: Free! Just bring your potluck meal
The gathering place is Paradise Has Many Gates, a Vancouver Biennale public art installation in Vanier Park. This amazing chain-link mosque, by Saudi Arabian artist Ajlan Gharem, is the perfect dramatic backdrop to the event, as it exemplifies what the Biennale is all about – where art is a catalyst for community engagement, social action, dialogue, and learning where we live, work, play, and transit.
Are you interested in sharing your cultural traditions through food? We’re looking for people who make a traditional food item that would give others a taste of where they come from. Everyone from professional chefs to home cooks is welcome to apply. We’re offering financial stipends to cover the cost of ingredients, enough for you to be able to offer a hundred delectable bites to potluck picnickers. If you’re able to offer a food item, please call Sammi at 604-682-1289 (office).
Meet, mingle, share a delicious nosh, and explore and enjoy the many musical and entertainment venueswhile watching the setting sun.
Surrey Canada Day is always one of the country’s largest celebrations on July 1st and this year it’s even expanding to bring you move family-friendly fun! Miss604 is proud to once again be a sponsor of this event (since 2008) and I’m always happy to share all the goodness my hometown has to offer.
Surrey Canada Day
Where: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale (176 St & 64 Ave) When: Monday, July 1, 2019 10:00am to 11:00pm (fireworks at 10:30pm) Admission:FREE! You can also purchase tickets for the midway rides, and snacks from the many food trucks and vendors on site.
In partnership with the Canucks Autism Network, this year’s Surrey Canada Day will provide a Sensory Friendly Space. Sensory friendly spaces are designated areas that have reduced input from the sensory environment. This includes decreased levels of lighting, sound and smell. Particularly helpful for individuals with autism, or anyone who is overwhelmed in busy public spaces, this space offers a wide range of elements to support relaxation, including comfortable seating, sensory toys, books, games and noise-cancelling headphones.
4. New Rodeo Zone
Attendees are invited to grab their best country hat, boots and denim for the new Cloverdale Rodeo Zone. Located inside the Cloverdale Agriplex, the area will offer country-themed activities including games, bull riding, an inflatable corn maze, axe throwing, western food vendors and live country music performances on the Rodeo Stage – featuring local Canadian Country headliner Dave Hartney. Additionally, the Rodeo Zone will feature a Summer Market offering artisan goods from over 20 local vendors.
3. Themed Zones and Rides
New to the amphitheatre, attendees can test their reflexes at the NHL feature in the Sports Zone, or participate in cedar brushing in the Indigenous Zone. You can even take a ride down the 200 ft zip line. These new attractions add to this year’s event roster, which includes 15 amusement rides,
Our Lady Peace is headlining (9:00pm), Bif Naked will be performing (7:30pm), and throughout the day you can catch live entertainment on 4 stages. The Hip Show, Buckman Coe, Star Captains, Her Brothers, Aché Brasil, Ashley Pater, Beauty Shop Dolls, Ben Klick, Dave Hartney, Nylez K, Jessie Farrell, The Wild Mocassin Dancers, Top Line Vocal Collective and many more!
Over 35 food trucks across the site will make sure you do not go hungry on Canada Day! From waffles and kettle corn to poutine, bannock, and those amazing Jamaican patties.
I saved food for the top spot because I also have $50 in food tickets to give away so you won’t even need to get out your wallet at Surrey Canada Day! Here’s how you can enter to win:
You can once again support the families of Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon (“RMH BC”) by bringing together your friends and family for good food, great company and an even better cause. Home for Dinner is a community fundraising initiative, which encourages locals to embrace the tradition of connecting with family around the dinner table by hosting a dining event in their home, or at their favourite restaurant.
Continuing on the success of last year, the campaign raised $107,000 in proceeds, allowing families to spend time together while their children are receiving life-saving medical treatment.
Prepare a meal in your home and invite your favourite people over. Instead of bringing wine or a hostess gift, your guests can contribute to something even more meaningful – keeping a family close when it matters most.
You can find all the tools online to host your event, including invitations, menu cards, speaking notes, donation forms, tax receipt request forms and more here »
Host a meal at your favourite restaurant or dining spot. As a thank you for your generosity in picking up the tab, your guests can contribute something even more meaningful, supporting the families who are staying at RMH BC that night.
All funds raised will go towards families staying at Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver, ensuring they benefit from a supportive and healing environment while their child or children undergo life-saving medical treatments. Each generous donation will ensure a family can continue to share meals and moments together at Ronald McDonald House BC while their child receives life- saving medical treatment. Large or small, the possibilities are endless!
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