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March Events in Metro Vancouver 2021

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It’s already time for cherry blossoms and spring break! This month you can tune into arts programming online, from dance to opera, along with virtual galas, conferences, and community celebrations. Check out the list of March events in Metro Vancouver below and feel free to send in your event to be listed – anytime – for free.

March Events in Metro Vancouver

Jump to: Monday, March 1 to Sunday, March 7, 2021
Jump to: Monday, March 8 to Sunday, March 14, 2021
Jump to: Monday, March 15 to Sunday, March 22, 2021
Jump to: Monday, March 22 to Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Extras/All Month

Monday, March 1, 2021
Coastal Lunar Lanterns at English Bay
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
VanDusen: Introduction to House Plants
Microcosmos Quartet Livestream
All My Relations: Trauma-Informed Engagement
Coastal Lunar Lanterns at English Bay
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Sponsored by Miss604: JCC Sports Dinner
UBC School of Music: Miranda Wong, Piano: Of Songs and Dances
Coastal Lunar Lanterns at English Bay
Thursday, March 4, 2021

SPARK FX 2021 Conference
Coastal Lunar Lanterns at English Bay
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Friday, March 5, 2021

David Ward | Station 234 w/Special Guest
SPARK FX 2021 Conference
Coastal Lunar Lanterns at English Bay
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Saturday, March 6, 2021

Rogue Folk Club Presents: The Early Spirit Trio
Riley Park Farmers Market
Zee Zee Theatre Presents Virtual Humanity
SPARK FX 2021 Conference
Coastal Lunar Lanterns at English Bay
Bright Downtown
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Sunday, March 7, 2021

Hastings Park Farmers Market
Rise and Renew: Online Workout + Mini-Retreat Monthly Series
Zee Zee Theatre Presents Virtual Humanity
SPARK FX 2021 Conference
Coastal Lunar Lanterns at English Bay
Bright Downtown
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

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10 Reasons to Support Local During Taste of the Tri-Cities

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Please note current Provincial Health Orders require that we dine only with someone from our own household, and within our local community. So, support your neighbourhood restaurants with take out or dine in.

How would you like to try something new for dinner tonight? Taste of the Tri-Cities is the first ever foodie event of its kind in this region, serving up dozens of offers at restaurants throughout Coquitlam, Port Moody and Port Coquitlam, including over 25 in Coquitlam alone. 

Beanery Coffeehouse & Eatery
Beanery Coffeehouse & Eatery

Taste of the Tri-Cities

If you aren’t already excitedly researching your options, here are 10 reasons to support some of your favourite local restaurants during this event from Monday, February 15 until Friday, March 19, 2021.

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Vancouver Writers Fest Online Book Auction

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The Vancouver Writers Fest has just launched an online book auction, on now until March 4, 2021.

Vancouver Writers Fest Book Auction

Vancouver Writers Fest Online Book Auction

Over the last year, we have found ourselves retreating to the comforts of home and taking solace in the books that we love, and new titles we can discover. The Vancouver Writers Fest asked Canadian authors and media personalities to recommend and donate a book that helps them find solace and inspiration.

2021 Book Auction: Reading in the Time of Covid is comprised of books donated by Festival authors and Vancouver media personalities. All donated books include a personal message for the winning bidder about how this book offers support and warmth as we all continue to navigate the impact of the global pandemic. All proceeds from this auction support the Vancouver Writers Fest’s programs.

Highlighted donations include a much-loved copy of Toni Morrison’s Beloved donated by Margaret AtwoodThe Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow from the collection of Giller Prize-winner David BergenThere There by Tommy Orange donated by Waubgeshig Rice and A Visit to Don Octavio by Sybille Bedford, donated by Eleanor Wachtel along with a personal essay about her selection.

The Festival is also offering up some Granville Island mystery packages. Each bundle will include two books and two treats from the Granville Island Market. These packages have a value of over $80 and are available to purchase for $50.

Explore the auction items online and register to place your bid.

Share Your Love for BC Contest

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Destination BC has launched the Share Your Love for BC Contest, encouraging British Columbia residents to re-ignite their pride of place, share their love for their province, and keep the magic of BC top of mind. 

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Share Your Love for BC Contest

Residents can write a brief story online saying what they love most about the province. Ten BC residents will be randomly drawn from the contest submissions to win $500 in gift cards or vouchers to spend at up to three local businesses in their own community.

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From the ability to access awe inspiring nature at our doorstep, to experiencing diverse cultures, our award-winning culinary scene, and the sense of calm that comes from the sound of a crashing coastal wave, there are countless reasons – big and small – why British Columbians feel grateful to call this province home.

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Winners will be selected by random draw at the end of the contest period and announced on social media. Throughout the contest, Destination BC will also share some of the submissions on its social media channels.

Enter online here by March 26, 2021, winners announced in April.

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Since November 7, Destination BC has paused all marketing promoting travel in BC, to help support the Provincial Health Officer’s recommendation against all non-essential travel into, out of, and around the province, until further notice. During that time, efforts have shifted to encouraging BC residents to follow the current guidelines, stay in their own communities, and support local businesses.

An Incredible Variety Show of Hearts Telethon 2021

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Although it went fully virtual, it was an incredible Variety Show of Hearts Telethon 2021, raising $6,681,873 million for kids with special needs over the weekend!

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Variety Show of Hearts Telethon 2021

Viewers tuned in to meet some of the kids Variety helps during the 55th Annual Variety Show of Hearts, which aired Saturday on Global BC. Last year’s Show of Hearts raised $5,515,238 to benefit children with special needs province-wide.

“This truly was the Show of Hearts with British Columbians once again opening their hearts to help make a difference in the lives of BC’s kids with special needs,” said Cally Wesson, Variety BC CEO. “And it’s because of their incredible generosity that we’ll be able to help even more kids. We’re just so extremely appreciative that we can now say ‘yes’ to every child needing our help and that no child will be turned away. Thank you BC.”

Global BC’s Chris Gailus, Sophie Lui, Kristi Gordon, Neetu Garcha, Paul Haysom & Kaitlyn Herbst returned as Telethon hosts along with 980 CKNW’s Jody Vance who was joined by Show of Hearts favourites Howard Blank, Alvin Law & Marco Pasqua and Variety Youth Ambassadors Esabella Strickland, Mihai Covaser & Janelle Milne. Making his Variety debut was Mo Amir, host of the popular podcast, This is VANCOLOUR.

Show Your Heart Contest

As the proud Social Media Sponsor of the Show of Hearts, Miss604 hosted a photo contest over the last few weeks, asking British Columbians to “show their heart” tagging a heart photo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

These amazing volunteers, who usually help out in the Miss604 Social Lounge at telethon, continued their support virtually this year and also helped judge the photo contest:

Mary Sheridan, John Biehler, Rebecca Coleman, Lyndsey Locke, Cathy Browne, Scott Graham, Leeann Froese, and Jenny Miles.

Here are the winners!

Show Your Heart Contest Winners

In first place (winner of $100 gift card) is Chris Corson with a cheerful pup on the Seawall in Coal Harbour (left). The runners up (receiving $50 gift cards) are Shannon Gnocato with a snowy heart (top right) and Kristy with a natural heart-shape on a rock in Tofino (bottom right).

Congratulations to all and thank you for spreading the word about the Show of Hearts.

Donations can be made by calling toll-free at 310-KIDS as well as online or by texting “KIDS” to 45678 to make an automatic $20 contribution.

Variety – the Children’s Charity steps in where health care ends providing direct help to children with special needs in BC. For 55 years, Variety has ensured children have the support to reach their potential. Since 2010, Variety has distributed more than $33 million in funding to families and organizations in communities all across the province. 

Miss604 is the proud Social Media Sponsor of the Show of Hearts