The 11th G Day Vancouver takes place on April 29, 2019 at the Nikkei Cultural Centre in Burnaby. This day-long event is a meaningful experience that welcomes and recognizes girls as they take their first steps on the journey toward adulthood.
G Day Vancouver
When: Monday April 29, 2019 from 9:30am – 4.30pm (Pro D Day for Vancouver, Burnaby and New West school districts)
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby)
Tween girls ages 10 to 12 are invited, along with their parents or other supportive adults, to an immersive learning experience that celebrates the transition between childhood and adolescence. G Day Vancouver offers a unique emotional imprint that supports positive self-esteem, peer and family relationships in a community context.
Since the first G Day launched in 2014, over 1,300 girls and 700 adults have attended across five Canadian cities.
In addition to inspiring speakers and interactive activities addressing topics including
leadership, positive self-esteem and body image, the day includes a multitude of diverse,
fun, creative activities. The girls are encouraged to sing together, create art and share
stories and experiences in both small as well as larger groups. G Day also features dance,
martial arts or other forms of movement.
G Day Vancouver’s presenter lineup boasts several well-known local personalities including:
Tamara Taggart, Broadcaster, Activist, Philanthropist and nomination candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada in Vancouver-Kingsway
Jocelyn MacDougall, Community Convener, Activist and Singer
Michelle Wilson, Transgender Rights and Inclusion Advocate Tickets are $60 each; limited quantities of sponsored tickets are available for families who would not otherwise be able to attend for financial reasons.
“G Day is designed to build girls’ self-esteem, as well as compassion and respect for other girls,” says G Day Founder Madeleine Shaw “Taking time to honour key life transitions in-person is a profound experience that is increasingly precious in today’s rapid-fire, screen-filled world. Entering their tween years, girls inhabit an increasingly sexualized, socially competitive landscape that can undermine their self-confidence and make them more vulnerable to destructive influences and behaviours as they enter their teenage years.”
38 artisan distilleries from across the province will be bringing their spirits to the 6th annual BC Distilled Festival on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Attendees – including a lucky Miss604 contest winner and their guest – will have the chance to taste some of the best spirits in Canada.
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3520 Commercial Drive, Vancouver When: Saturday, April 6, 2019 Trade/VIP Tasting: 2:00pm to 4:30pm Public Tasting: 6:00pm to 9:00pm Tickets:On sale now for $69.99, VIP $79.99, plus additional event tickets are available online.
25 of the distilleries in attendance this year won medals at the recent Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition – Canada’s only national spirit competition reserved exclusively for small distilleries, with a national panel of independent judges completing blind assessments of artisan spirits submitted by distillers across the country.
Here are 4 awesome things that make BC Distilled unique:
Samples are not ticketed. Attendees are encouraged to try spirits without the pressure of finishing every drop to get their money’s worth out of a sample ticket.
The venue is not sold to maximum capacity, so there is room to move and relax, and attendees won’t face long lineups to try spirits and other samples.
Each distillery is represented by staff (in most cases the distiller is present), which means attendees get to talk to the people who actually make the spirits – not just agents.
The Legacy Liquor pop-up shop is one of the most popular aspects of the show – it has the best selection of BC spirits anywhere in the province – for one night only!
BC Distilled is once again partnering with Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS), whose participation is among attendees’ favourite parts of the event. Volunteers with dogs will be roaming the event while offering tickets to a 50/50 draw.
Shelter Point Distillery
Moon Distillery Ltd.
True North Distilleries
de Vine Spirits
Odd Society Spirits
Taunton Bay Spirits
The Liberty Distillery
The Woods Spirit Co.
After Dark Distillery Ltd.
Pacific Rim Distilling
Alchemist Distiller, Inc.
Pemberton Distillery Inc.
Mad Laboratory Distilling
Fermentorium Distilling Co.
Maple Leaf Spirits Inc.
Sons of Vancouver Distillery
Ampersand Distilling Company
Central City Brewers & Distillers
Bruinwood Estate Distillery
Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery Ltd.
Salt Spring Shine Craft Distillery
The 101 Brewhouse + Distillery
Forbidden Spirits Distilling Co.
Merridale Cidery & Distillery
Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers
Urban Distilleries & Winery
Wayward Distillation House
Old Order Distilling Co.
Yaletown Distilling Company
The Dubh Glas Distillery
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery
I have a pair of tickets to give away to the public tasting event on April 6th, here’s how you can enter to win:
It’s the first day of spring so in my morning perusal of the City of Vancouver Archives I thought I’d make it the subject of my keyword search. It turns out, Spring – the coiled red sculpture at Robson Square – turned up the first results.
Spring at Robson Square
The steel feature was installed in 1981 and is the work of artists Alan Chung Hung. “He moved to Vancouver in 1969 and studied at the Vancouver School of Art. He was one of the founding members of the Chinese Canadian Visual Arts Society in Vancouver. Chung Hung died of cancer en route from Hong Kong to Vancouver in 1994.” – City of Vancouver Public Art Registry
Spring won a juried competition funded by BC Building Corporation during the development of Robson Square.
Hung’s other works include Clouds above 938 Hornby, and the iconic Vanier Park mainstay, Gate to the Northwest Passage that frames beautiful views of the city and mountains.
The inspirational, triumphant, and incredible true story of the Preston Rivulettes women’s hockey team, GLORY, is coming to the main stage at Gateway Theatre in Richmond this April.
GLORY at Gateway Theatre
When: April 4-13, 2019 Where: Gateway Theatre, Main Stage (6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond) Tickets: From $29 online or call the box office at (604) 270-1812
A woman’s place is on home ice.
In 1933, four friends set out to prove to Canada that hockey isn’t just a sport for men. As they fight through the Great Depression, prejudice, and personal upheaval, can they overcome the odds and forge their own path to glory? Gateway Theatre is proud to present GLORY, the inspirational, triumphant, and incredible true story of the Preston Rivulettes women’s hockey team.
Hilda (Katie Ryerson), a natural-born mucker and grinder, brings together a team of fierce women, including her sister Nellie (Morgan Yamada) and the Schwartz sisters Helen (Kate Dion-Richard) and Marm (Advah Soudack) to compete in the Ontario Women’s League championship. With support from their coach Herb Fach (Andrew Wheeler), the women take to the ice and create hockey history.
Featuring electrifying dance choreography and original scores inspired by swing music from the 1930s, GLORY captures all the thrills, excitement, and tension of a great hockey game. Go Rivulettes!
Ticket and Wine Combo*: All performances except Friday, April 5. Save $5 per person when you buy four (4) or more of this combo to the same performance of GLORY.
Theatre Club: Dinner and Show*: Tuesday, April 9. Dinner at Kove Kitchen @ 5:15pm; Show at Gateway Theatre @ 8:00pm.
You Play Like a Girl: Why We’re Still Talking about Women in Sports: Join the panel of experts as they discuss gender equality in sports, how women in sports has changed over the past century, and what can be done to even the playing field. Panelists include: (1) Patricia Vertinsky, UBC Professor: Social Historian in Sports Studies, (2) Natalie Korenic, Coach of the Richmond Ravens, and (3) Alexa Loo, City Councillor, Olympic Snowboarder.
I think Vancouverites love the Oregon Coast because getting there includes a road trip through lush and familiar Cascadian forests, along with the unbeatable proximity of a coastal campground where wind-swept dunes meet the Pacific. I like it because it’s wild, it’s rugged, it’s sunny and sandy. What made me fall in love, was learning about and experiencing its history first hand when John and I got to stay in the Heceta Head Lighthouse B&B last fall.
Located between Yachats and Florence, around the bend from Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve (where we watched from a highway viewpoint as humpback whales breaching) is Heceta Head Lighthouse. The iconic fifty-six foot monument is known as the most photographed lighthouse in America – and you can not only stay over in the light keeper’s house, it’s a darling B&B!
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