May 2010 Events in Vancouver

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Spring is in full swing in Metro Vancouver with seasonal and community events across the region. I’m starting this month’s event Link Fest early so that I can add on as necessary.

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Saturday May 1, 2010

  • Make it Vancouver (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Doors Open Richmond (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Jane’s Walk (Saturday & Sunday) across Metro Vancouver
  • Vancouver Wellness Show (until Sunday)
  • Art in the City at the West End Community Centre (until Sunday)
  • BC Youth Week (until May 7)
  • Canada Place will show all Canucks playoff games on their big screen outside
  • The 2010 Scotiabank Bowl for Big Brothers Classic (until May 15th)
  • Sunday May 2, 2010

  • BMO Vancouver Marathon
  • Got Craft? from 10:00am – 5:00pm at the Royal Canadian Legion on Commercial Drive
  • Tuesday May 4, 2010

  • Netherlands Remembrance Day Celebrations – 10:30am at Victory Square
  • Wednesday May 5, 2010

  • Canadian Video Game Awards
  • Thursday May 6, 2010

  • The 14th annual VGH Spring Craft Market featuring 19 BC artisans and craftspeople
  • Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree
  • Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s Awareness Day luncheon with special guest, Bif Naked
  • Women in Leadership Foundation hosts their 5th Annual Women in Business Luncheon
  • Courage To Come Back Awards presented by Coast Mental Health
  • Friday May 7, 2010

  • The launch of the DOXA Documentary Film Festival (until May 16)
  • Northern Voice 2010
  • Saturday May 8, 2010

  • Aunt Leah’s Twisted Fork Bistro Fundraiser (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Projects in Place presents Solefood 2
  • The Vancouver International Bhangra Competition
  • The Stone Soup Festival at Britannia Community Centre
  • Ten Thousand Villages on Granville Island celebrates World Fair Trade Day (1:00pm – 4:00pm)
  • Monday May 10, 2010

  • West End Community Centre Fitness Challenge. Children, families, youth, adults and seniors are invited to take part in free fitness sessions 6:00am – 10:00pm
  • Vancouver Craft Beer Week (until May 16)
  • Thursday May 13, 2010

  • The Museum of Vancouver hosts an opening party for the new feature exhibition Fox, Fluevog & Friends: The story behind the shoes
  • Trips for Kids (TFK) VancouverDOWNBEAT Fundraiser
  • One Week Job book launch
  • Friday May 14, 2010

  • Twilight Convention, Vancouver
  • Exploring Purple a panel session hosted by Young Women in Business
  • VancouverAM Awards Gala Breakfast
  • Arab Latin Fiesta (5th edition) Karen Flamenco & belly dancers Shivaun Corry & Lana Gabor perform
  • Saturday May 15, 2010

  • Cedar Cottage Community Garden Spring Fling
  • 6-Team League: A National New Music Event, featuring Negative Zed
  • Vancouver’s Junior Kindergarten launches “Greening Our Playgrounds” project
  • Entry deadline for Vancouver’s Next Top Charity competition
  • Animal Grossology at Metropolis at Metrotown (May 15 to August 22, 2010)
  • Monday May 17, 2010

  • Vancouver International Childrens Festival (until May 24)
  • Tuesday May 18, 2010

  • Vancouver Theatre Sports League housewarming gala
  • Wednesday May 19, 2010

  • The Donnelly Fund Benefits hosts The Art of the Gallery Gachet Collective
  • Free Shakespeare 101 Lecture at SFU presented by Bard on the Beach
  • Thursday May 20, 2010

  • GLBA’s LOUD Foundation second annual awards at CBC Studio 700
  • Main Street Garage Sale benefiting the Shelter Foundation
  • Style Spy Shopping Party at Fine Finds
  • Cloverdale Rodeo (until May 24)
  • Friday May 21, 2010

  • Official Patio Season Opener BBQ & Benefit for Children’s Hospital
  • Saturday May 22, 2010

  • Siphonophore at the 2010 BC Buds Firehall Spring Arts Fair (free admission)
  • Sunday May 23, 2010

  • Walking Tour of Mountain View Cemetery at 10:00am
  • Monday May 26, 2010

  • Pecha Kucha Vancouver #11
  • Thursday May 27, 2010

  • Annual Asian Heritage Month Party and Fundraiser
  • CircusWest presents Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days (until May 30th)
  • Friday May 28, 2010

  • Pacific Theatre presents Godspell (until July 3rd)
  • EPIC Sustainability Expo (until May 30th)
  • Power Plant Vancouver at EPIC Expo, a green gathering for green leaders
  • Saturday May 29, 2010

  • Canadian Art Foundation presents Gallery Hop Vancouver
  • Massive Attack plays the Malkin Bowl
  • Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Community Ceilidh at the Burrard Street Armoury
  • Diversity Health Fair – free admission
  • Sunday May 30, 2010

  • Sea Walk Run in West Vancouver
  • The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosts the annual Great Strides Walk at Fleetwood Park in Surrey
  • Love is a Many Splendoured Thing photo exhibit at the HSBC building (until June 12th)
  • Second Annual Pedalheads Treasure Hunt
  • Wild West Mixed Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament
  • The first Snowrider Mountain Cleanup at Mount Seymour
  • Monday, May 31 2010

  • Quit Facebook Day
  • World No Tobacco Day, learn how to abstain from or quit smoking that day
  • Should you have an event that you would like to promote (or if I missed anything) please feel free to contact me for a listing. This post will be updated throughout May with the latest event information.

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    1. WDCG_YMCAWednesday, April 28th, 2010 — 3:32pm PDT

      Don’t forget the Robert Lee YMCA has an open house on May 1 – May 2 from 10am – 3pm, 955 Burrard Street.

      Enter to win a 3-month family pass by submitting to our photo contest on Facebook:

    2. JennyWednesday, April 28th, 2010 — 3:54pm PDT

      You forgot the Cloverdale Rodeo. They have added some multicultural acts this year as well.

    3. Cathy BrowneWednesday, April 28th, 2010 — 4:34pm PDT

      Hi there,

      I sent this along earlier this week, not sure if you saw it for May 15th. Thanks in advance for adding.

      If you want to expand on the event, let me know what you need.

    4. Susan GittinsThursday, April 29th, 2010 — 1:22pm PDT

      Vancouver Sun Run should be in April, but it’s on May 9th (Mother’s Day) this year. 🙂

    5. Jessica RozitisFriday, April 30th, 2010 — 2:03pm PDT

      Thursday May 6th. Grape Juice Wine Auction for Big Sisters at V at Earls Yaletown.

    6. sharWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 9:36am PDT

      The date for Pecha Kucha #6 was for last year. Pecha Kucha #11 this month is happening on May 26:

    7. MehnazThursday, May 20th, 2010 — 3:01pm PDT

      The World Partnership walk on May 30 at Stanley Park (Lumberman’s Arch). visit

    8. Michael PatienceFriday, May 21st, 2010 — 8:31am PDT

      A couple of words about the Seaforth Highlanders ceilidh on May 29th: lots of free parking just behind the Armoury (access from 1st Avenue). The welcome home parade starts at 2.15 PM and other pipe and drum band performances are scheduled throughout the afternoon. Some great archival photos from the City of Vancouver Archives can be viewed at

    9. AmandaTuesday, May 25th, 2010 — 9:56pm PDT

      Don’t forget EAT! Vancouver is this weekend, it’s a great time out for all of the foodies.

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