One of the most anticipated seasonal events of the year, the Cranberry Festival in Fort Langley, is coming up on October 8th. Now in its 27th year, this incredibly popular local festival starts off with a pancake breakfast in the morning, followed by a marketplace throughout the village featuring 100 vendors, 16 food trucks, and a full day of live entertainment.
The Cranberry Festival was started in 1995 to celebrate the annual harvest and the history of the cranberry in the area and Fort Langley’s earlier years.
About BC Cranberries
The cranberry is one of only three commercially-grown fruits that are native to North America.
Traditionally, cranberries were popular trading commodities at Fort Langley as local First Nations used them for food, dyes, and medicine. In 1858, cranberries were valued more highly than salmon in these trades.
Of all the cranberries harvested in Canada every year, about 60% are grown for Massachusetts-based Ocean Spray, to which most BC cranberry growers belong as a cooperative — as a result 90% of BC cranberries are shipped to the USA.
Approximately 50% of BC’s crop is used to make sweetened dried cranberries, 40% is made into juice, 9% is sold whole frozen and 1% is sold fresh, according to the Government of BC.
As a non-profit organization, Canuck Place raises 60% of its operating funds, which is why events like this are so important. Through your ticket purchase, auction participating, or your donation, you can help create a home away from home, where kids get to be kids.
Over the past 18 years, the Gift of Time Gala has raised over $16 million to support care at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Your support will provide critical care to over 830 children living with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them.
When children and their families come to Canuck Place, they already know the end of the story. But how they get there hasn’t been written. Canuck Place aspires to make their story the very best it can be— because while they can’t add days to the life of a child, they can add life to their days.
Miss604 is a proud sponsor of the Gift of Time since 2013
I have an incredible VIP Richmond Night Market experience to give away thanks to Tourism Richmond! The largest market of its kind in North America, the Richmond Night Market features 70 food and 100 retail stalls, with late night entertainment, open all the way until October 10th this year.
Tuning into the season finale of the Amazing Race Canada this week it was fun to see all of the local spots that were featured, including of course the legendary Richmond Night Market. The challenge for the contestants involved sourcing ten unique dishes from market vendors, including Flying Cup Noodles from Aloha Boys, and Birthday Cake Gelato from Thai Affair Rolled Gelato. I know John and I both salivated (and planned our next visit) when we watched them order grilled octopus as well.
While the racers rushed and ran to complete their orders, the winner of this VIP experience (on Saturday, October 1st) will get to take all the time they need to devour delicious market offerings like crab meat noodles, BBQ squid, ramen, Japanese poutine, Brazilian pastries, spare ribs, sushi, Afghan bolani, even sausage in a waffle cone.
Win a VIP Richmond Night Market Experience
The winner (and their lucky guest) will receive admission for two, a ride share voucher for transportation to/from the event, as well as $100 to spend at the market that night – including some of the items the Amazing Race Canada contestants ordered! Here’s how you can enter to win:
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park will hosting Halloween fun for the whole family this season with Canyon Frights. The Park will be decorated with pumpkins and spooky displays, offering ever more Instagramable moments than usual!
Canyon Frights at Capilano Suspension Bridge
When: Friday, Oct 14 to Monday, Oct 31, 2022, 10:00am to 8:00pm daily
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver)
Tickets:Purchase online in advance. Annual Passholders will be required to reserve their time online prior to their visit. Book early to avoid missing out.
Kids of all ages can attend in costume for tricks and treats, join in Halloween-themed games, and participate in a scavenger hunt to win prizes.
The owls of Raptors Ridge return to the park from 10:00am to 6:00pm each day, enjoy the autumn beauty of the forest through the Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, and of course the thrill of crossing the Capilano River from 230ft above!
Enter to Win
I have a pair of passes to give away to Canyon Frights! Here’s how you can enter to win:
Happy first weekend of autumn! The leaves are turning, everything is pumpkin-spiced, and there are some really great seasonal activities on the horizon. Enjoy theatre, markets, films, and many more activities in Vancouver his weekend: