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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 — 9:28am PDT
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Don’t think of this as the last weekend of summer, think of it as a chance to get out and explore all of those festivals, farms, free outdoor movies, and family fun activities that you’ve been meaning to get to! This weekend Miss604 is proud to sponsor the final Movies Under the Stars night in Holland Park (free screening of Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse). Find this event and many more things to do in Vancouver this weekend below:

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Friday, August 23, 2019
PNE Summer Concerts
Arts Club Dinner Series
Summer Film Series at Granville Island
Fridays on Front
Rogue Arts Festival
Shipyards Night Market
Richmond Night Market
CBC Musical Nooners
Bard on the Beach
Crave the Heights – Burnaby Heights
Chilliwack Sunflower Festival
Canadian Minor Lacrosse National Championships

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Corn Mazes and Farms for Family Fun in Vancouver the Fraser Valley


Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 — 9:00am PDT
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From sunflowers to apples, corn mazes to pumpkins, the bounty of two seasons is popping up now around Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Our local farms offer up great local produce paired with family-friendly fun that helps everyone connect with our agricultural past, present and future.

Corn Mazes and Farms for Family Fun in Vancouver the Fraser Valley

Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Patches Near Vancouver

Taves Family Farms

When: Open now through October, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Where: 333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Features: Apple and pumpkin picking, plus tasty cider slushies at the Applebarn and fields of sunflowers.

Taves Caramel Apples

Willow View Farms

When: U-Pick opening August 16th, 2019
Where: 288 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford
Website | Facebook | Instagram
Features: U-pick apples, plums, pears, and pumpkins along with a hayride and petting zoo.

Maan Farms

When: Open now, 9:00am to 6:00pm
Where: 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Features: Maan Farms offers something for the whole family. Play area and petting zoo, delicious food and wine, event venue, seasonal attractions and of course berries.

Richard Country Farms

When: Open daily, 9:00am to 8:00pm
Where: 12900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond
Website | Facebook | Instagram
Features: Enjoy corn fields, sunflowers, and whimsical decorations. Pumpkin pickers ride hay wagons to the fields later in the season, past the duck ponds and waterfalls.

Bose and Sons Family Farm

When: Open August 27 through October 14, 2019
Where: 64th Avenue & 156th Street, Surrey
Website | Facebook
About: Conquer the legendary Bose Corn Maze then sit back on a hay bale and savour Surrey’s countryside on a tractor-pulled ride from the corn to the pumpkin patch.

Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm

When: Open now until October 31, 2018
Where: 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack
Website | Facebook | Instagram
Features: The 12 acre Chilliwack Corn Maze also has over 15 varieties of pumpkins.

Aldor Acres Farm

When: September 21 to October 31, 2018
Where: 24990-84 Avenue, Langley
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Features: Visit the animals in the petting zoo then take a tractor-pulled hayride out to the pumpkin patch to find that perfect pumpkin. Don’t forget to stop by the Farmacy for your farm fresh veggies, eggs and pork.

Check all of the farm websites and social media to get the most accurate updates about what is in season, opening hours, etc. Have fun!

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.

Variety Week on Global BC 2019


Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 — 8:48am PDT
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Variety – the Children’s Charity and Global BC have announced that the 4th Annual Variety Week will take place from Monday, September 30 to Friday, October 4, 2019. Throughout the week, Global BC will be showcasing the work that Variety does to help children with special needs and their families across the various communities in BC.

Variety Week on Global BC

Variety Week

During every newscast including Global News Morning and Global News Hour at 6, viewers will be introduced to families who Variety has supported while getting to see firsthand how their lives have been impacted because of Variety’s help.

“We’re excited to once again be teaming up with Variety to help kids across the province,” said Kenton Boston, VP National & Network News, Global News. “And we’re looking forward to learning from the families about the challenges they faced and how their lives have been transformed by Variety.”

Also during the week, Variety will launch “Club Heartly” … a new program which encourages kids to fundraise for kids with special needs while at the same promoting inclusiveness.

Last year’s Variety Week saw Variety raise an astounding $765,594. Donations can be made by calling toll-free at 310-KIDS and as well, they can be made online at variety.bc.ca or by texting “KIDS” to 45678 to make an automatic $20 contribution.

About Variety – the Children’s Charity:

Variety – the Children’s Charity steps in where health care ends providing direct help to children with special needs in BC. For over 50 years, Variety has ensured children have the support to reach their potential. Since 2010, Variety has distributed more than $30 million in funding to families and organizations in communities all across the province.

For more information about Variety BC follow along on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Variety – the Children’s Charity steps in where health care ends providing direct help to children with special needs in BC. For over 50 years, Variety has ensured children have the support to reach their potential. Since 2010, Variety has distributed more than $30 million in funding to families and organizations in communities all across the province.

Miss604’s Rebecca Bollwitt is a proud member of the Board of Directors of Variety – The Children’s Charity, and Chair of its Membership and Marketing Committees.

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse in Fort Langley


Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 — 9:00am PDT
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It could happen: Fort Langley may one day find itself in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. At this fun, adult-only, after-hours event, see what your chances of survival would be!

Fort Langley

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse in Fort Langley

When: September 28, 2019
Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site
Tickets: Available online

In this after-hours event, learn essential survival skills through four fascinating activities including wilderness first aid, musket-firing, fire-starting, and blacksmithing. Discover why the fort would be the prime location for survival.

About Fort Langley

Built in 1827, Fort Langley was a Hudson’s Bay Company fur trading post. Located on the banks of the Fraser River, it was once part of a trade route for the British Empire at the centre of a large population of Indigenous people.

Fort Langley served as part of a network of fur trade forts operating in the New Caledonia and Columbia Districts (now British Columbia and northern Washington). The fort maintained a good and peaceful trade in furs, salmon, and even cranberries with the local native inhabitants.

For more information visit the Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse Facebook event listing.

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.

VOKRA Walk for the Kitties at Jericho Beach


Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 — 9:00am PDT
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On September 15th, you can join the 5km VOKRA Walk for the Kitties at Jericho Beach and raise funds that directly support their rescue efforts.

VOKRA Walk for the Kitties

VOKRA Walk for the Kitties

When: Sunday September 15th, 2019
Where: Jericho Beach
Tickets: Register for the walk and pay fees online

VOKRA’s mission is to end cat overpopulation and homelessness. They rescue, heal, then place cats – first in their network of foster homes, then in carefully matched, loving, forever homes. VOKRA is a passionate, volunteer-driven charity with extensive cat care experience, that believes that no-kill is the only responsible approach to rescue, that Trap-Neuter-Return works and that cats are awesome!

Each Walk participant pledges to raise funds for VOKRA to help in the mission to end cat overpopulation and homelessness.

As a volunteer-driven non-profit, the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (“VOKRA”) relies on Walk for the Kitties to raise much needed funds to help them rescue more than 1,400 cats and kittens each year. For more information follow follow VOKRA on Instagram and Facebook.

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.

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

Alexis Miles

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