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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.

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.

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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