June 2010 Events in Vancouver

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Even though the weather isn’t quite cooperating, Vancouver’s social calendar is heating up toward the end of the month. The following community events, presented in Link Fest form, have been either researched or submitted via my contact form.

Day 28 Out Take
Photo credit: ng.kelven on Flickr

Tuesday June 1, 2010

  • Book launch for Show & Tell – Unlocking the Secrets of New Home Buying
  • Wednesday June 2, 2010

  • UNICEF’s 3rd Unite with Art Auction
  • A Very Productive Party, a fashion photo shoot, hosted by Albach Studios
  • Grand opening of Philanthropy by The Latest SCOOP, a pop-up store dedicated to giving back to the local community
  • Pipedream Theatre Project presents the musical, NINE (until June 6)
  • Amarcord Ristorante in Yaletown hosts Giving on the Edge in support of Big Brothers 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • City of Vancouver Archives & Heritage Vancouver Art Exhibition: Edifice by Graham Winter (until August 26)
  • Thursday June 3, 2010

  • Wine Down with Delta Hotels, a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity
  • Hot Gay DJ competition on Davie
  • Friday June 4, 2010

  • Family Fun Night at Wix Brown Elementary School in South Langley 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • In the House Festival (until June 6)
  • Circle Craft Gallery presents “A Twisted Exchange” (until June 29)
  • Hazelgrove Elementary Fun Fair 2010 raising funds for a playground
  • Urban Nights: Wine & Cheese Fundraiser at Heritage Hall on Main Street
  • International Special Events Society Signature Event “Secrets of the Orient
  • Sunday June 5, 2010

  • CEFA Langley hosts a Carnival Open House 10:00am – 1:00pm (more open houses throughout the month)
  • BC Lung Association’s The Rush: Race & Urban Scavenger Hunt
  • Burnaby Heights Hats off Day
  • Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life at Eric Hamber Secondary
  • Vancouver Pasty School grand opening celebration
  • BC Children’s Hospital ChildRun
  • Monday June 6, 2010

  • Burnaby Hospital Foundation: Rhythm of Life: The Run and Walk for Everyone
  • 11th Annual Round Bowen (Island) Challenge
  • A Day at the Races with BOB
  • Tuesday June 8, 2010

  • Ceili’s Comedy Central, comedy event at 8:00pm
  • How to Speak with Confidence and Power – Vancouver Business & Marketing Meetup Group
  • Wednesday June 9, 2010

  • Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation team fundraiser at Pop Opera
  • Thursday June 10, 2010

  • Small Business BC’s Successful You awards gala
  • Friday June 11, 2010

  • Animalopolis Opening Party at Ayden Gallery, artwork by Kristian Adam
  • Swingin’ for a Good Cause with the Inland Refugee Society
  • South Africa: Then and Now series at the Vancity Theatre
  • Lions Gate Quilters Guild – Album of Quilts 9:00am – 7:00pm (and June 12 9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Vancouve Storytelling Festival (until June 13)
  • Saturday June 12, 2010

  • WordCamp Vancouver
  • The “Summer Festival”, SAFA’s Sawan Mela returns to Stanley Park (until June 13th)
  • Newton Community Festival
  • Sunday June 13, 2010

  • TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes
  • 8th Annual Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion event
  • Wednesday June 16, 2010

  • Goldfish Summer Splash, summer fashions and cocktails
  • Surrey Farmers Market
  • Thursday June 17, 2010

  • The Hangout: A Fundraising Event to Benefit the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
  • Cocktails for Cause, a fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers
  • Friday June 18, 2010

  • Salt Spring Island’s premier art event ArtSpring (until June 20th)
  • BC Teen Challenge Day of Golf
  • Arab Latin Fiesta
  • Burnaby Hospital Foundation: The Slice – An Evening of Fun with Friends
  • Saturday June 19, 2010

  • All About You Productions hosts the 3rd annual Wish Upon a Star Charity Gala
  • Kidtopia Early Learning’s Swap Meet
  • The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting BC Cancer Foundation
  • desiFEST
  • 12th Annual Whalley Community Festival
  • Folk/Alt-Country singer-songwriter Wendy Norman – CD Release Party
  • Sunday June 20, 2010

  • Vancouver’s First Cupcake Challenge
  • Leave Out Violence (LOVE) BC presents it’s third annual LOVE Out Loud Youth Festival in partnership with Car Free Vancouver Day on Main Street
  • Vancouver Canucks Official NHL Awards Tweetup
  • Culture: Unplugged – presented by the League of Kickass Business People
  • Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver
  • Thursday June 24, 2010

  • Fiona Forbes and Michael Eckford from Urban Rush host The Curve Ball, lingerie fashion show for curvy women
  • Friday June 25, 2010

  • PINK in the City fundraiser
  • Canadian Flowers for Food presents an Art Gala Night
  • Saturday June 26, 2010

  • BC Highland Games
  • Swap-O-Rama-Rama, clothing + craft supply swap
  • The Glass Slipper, GOT Cabaret Society’s benefit event
  • The Cheaper Show with 200 artists, 400 pieces of art, all priced at $200
  • Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival
  • Sunday June 27, 2010

  • Food Fight! The Battle for Brunch, benefiting Variety
  • Tuesday June 29, 2010

  • Tuca Body Art Ball
  • To have your Metro Vancouver event listed please feel free to contact me. To be listed, I simply need you to supply the name of the event, the date, and a link to a website with more information.

    12 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. IainThursday, May 27th, 2010 — 1:05pm PDT

      know of any World Cup events going on in the city?

    2. JamesThursday, May 27th, 2010 — 1:45pm PDT

      Great list! Thanks!

      Any chance of seeing some more Wordcamp tickets released? I know plenty more people who’d like to attend!

    3. TylerThursday, May 27th, 2010 — 2:21pm PDT

      The BCKA (BC Kitefliers Association) is having their Annual Pacific Rim Kite Festival on June 12 and June 13th.

      Kite flying demonstations, kids get to create their own kites and more 🙂

    4. RaulThursday, May 27th, 2010 — 4:49pm PDT

      My most important event in June happens on June 23rd when my Mom comes to Vancouver 🙂

    5. Kara Miranda LawrenceFriday, May 28th, 2010 — 8:52am PDT

      Hello Rebecca,

      Great blog by the way! I have been trying to contact you via the Contact Form, but it keeps on coming up with the error “Contact Form has Invalid Input” so I’m writing my message here.

      I was wondering if you could please add to your “June 2010 Events in Vancouver” that June is Portuguese Heritage Month and there are a variety of events hosted in Vancouver this month. The kick-off event is Tuesday, June 1 at 6:00 pm at J Lounge. The link with info about all the events is: http://www.portuguesemonth.com/.

      Thanks and keep up the wonderful work! I am looking forward to going to that cupcake challenge 🙂

    6. BriceFriday, May 28th, 2010 — 9:13am PDT

      If you ever need an event filmed for cheap, check out http://www.vancouvereventfilming.ca . These guys are super professional and do amazing work!

    7. Susan GittinsSaturday, May 29th, 2010 — 3:46pm PDT

      Did the First Round Bowen Challenge in a double sea kayak, a long but beautiful 34 km paddle around Bowen Island. Probably couldn’t make it under the time limit cutoff these days, but it’s still a great, if more competitive, event.
      But it’s not as publicized as it should be. Please consider adding it to your June events:

      The 11th Annual Round Bowen (Island) Challenge on June 6, 2010.
      10:30 a.m. start in Snug Cove

    8. Susan GittinsSaturday, May 29th, 2010 — 3:48pm PDT

      Should have included a link for the Round Bowen Challenge.


    9. Rob TothMonday, May 31st, 2010 — 10:13am PDT

      And of course, the Easter Seals’ 24-hour Relay June 19/June 20th … http://www.24hourrelay.com

    10. Justinne R.Friday, June 4th, 2010 — 11:25am PDT

      Hello Everyone,

      Want a free pass to playland and as well help improve the quality of life of people with spinal cord injury?

      We invite you all to the Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion event presented by Scotiabank.

      The Vancouver Wheels In Motion event is on June 13 at Hastings Park at Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). Event registration starts at 9:30 am with the opening ceremonies at 10:00 am.

      Invite all of your family, friends and even your Facebook friends to join a day of fun and awareness with live entertainment, the wheelchair challenge competition, food and refreshments and tons of other activities.

      As well, when you raise a min of $20 for WIM you get a free day pass to Playland!

      Please visit http://www.wheelsinmotion.org/vancouver for more info.

      See you there =)

    11. John GoldsmithFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 12:17pm PDT

      This Sunday (June 6, 2010) is the 25th Annual BC Children’s Hospital Childrun!


    12. JewelsWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 9:42am PDT

      June 27th is Greek Day in Kits too


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