Sticky’s Candy & Bakery (at 20464 Fraser Hwy) in Downtown Langley knows root beer. For four years they hosted the Root Beer Festival that drew in thousands to sip and sample over 60 kinds of root beers from all across the continent. Plus – root beer ice cream, root beer candy, root beer caramelized onions! This year, due to COVID, you can take the best of the 5th annual Root Beer Festival home with you!
Root Beer Festival
Sticky’s is offering festival sampler packs available this week for order and pickup just in time for Father’s Day.
The Sampler Box includes 12 assorted root beers that Sticky’s imports from all over North America (value $50) along with tasting notes. They also have a Root Beer Festival Sweet Treat Box filled with root beer candies, cookies and fudge (value $25). These specialty festival boxes are available for a limited time only, by preorder, so get your orders in as soon as possible.
Shop Sticky’s online anytime and take advantage of free delivery on novelty candy, liquorice, theatre boxes, UK and USA chocolate, vegan, sugar-free, nostalgic treats and more.
To help spread the word, Sticky’s has offered a root beer sampler box AND the sweet treat box up for me to give away to a Miss604 reader/follower (value $75)! Here’s how you can enter to win:
Playland is back this weekend, it’s time for Doors Open in Richmond, there are family concerts, online workshops, an art walk and food truck festival! Check out these events and more things to do in Vancouver this weekend:
Nesrine El Banna, UBC-Paragon Research Fellow and certified BC teacher with over 17 years experience, just celebrated her first year of delivering world-class quality education through online interactive science classes. In March of 2020, she was inspired to create Science BC, offering virtual science units to elementary and high school level students.
Utilizing different strategies for learning, Science BC equips students with knowledge and skills that help promote their education and spark an interest in the sciences. Student can expect small class sizes, an active and conductive learning environment, and a wide range of resources such as videos, virtual labs, simulations, online games, worksheets, home experiments, interactive websites, articles, and more.
The units, catering to each age/class group, focus on Life Science, Physics, Earth Science, or Chemistry. From electromagnetism to asteroids, the circulatory system to atomic masses. Not sure which one would best suit the student in your life? You can sign up for a free demo class.
Summer Program for Students Giveaway
I’m giving away the gift of science and learning! Science BC is offering up a unit to a Miss604 follower this summer. The prize is 1 science unit which includes 9 online interactive classes. Each class is 1 hour long. These are the choices:
The prize is open to all BC students in grades 5-9 (parents enter the contest on their behalf). If the winner is a student in grade 5, 6, 7: the value of the unit is $175; if the winner is a student in grade 8, or 9: the value of the unit is $195.
The winner will be drawn at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, June 17, 2021. UPDATE The winner is Sunshine!
The Massey Theatre Society has announced that the theatre will be opening its doors this fall with a dynamic season. As the Province reopens in a safe and responsible way, audiences will be welcomed to the theatre to come and enjoy performances live and in person.
Included are iconic musical performers of contemporary Indigenous, pop, folk, rock and guitar jazz. The range of artists is incredible-from Martha Wainwright to Bill Henderson to International Guitar Night. Folk rock powerhouse band The Fugitives explore the realities and lore of Vimy Ridge in a multi-disciplinary concert with the dancers of Ballet BC and spoken word of Brendan McLeod. Musical artist and storyteller, iskwē shares her impactful artistry with music, movement, images, poetry and prose.
“We are so proud to have made it through this pandemic as an organization. We’ve pulled together one of our most exciting programs ever to bring people back to cultural experiences,” said Jessica Schneider, Executive Director, Massey Theatre Society.
A special two-week run of Arts Club Theatre Company’s hit show Noises Off offers one of the largest and most fun productions in the coming season. Massey Theatre has been working with Arts Club for over a year to bring back the 2020 hit to delight audiences in the way that only live theatre can do.
November 16, 2021 Martha Wainwright – Love Will Be Reborn
November 2021 Bill Henderson, Solo Tour
January 28, 2022 International Guitar Night 2022
February 3, 2022 Shaun Majumder LOVE
February 15-27, 2022 Arts Club Theatre Company’s Noises Off by Michael Frayn
March 12, 2022 iskwē, Solo Tour
Spring 2022 Over the Ridge: The Fugitives with Brendan McLeod and choreography by Jacob Williams for Ballet BC
Fall 2022 Hot Brown Honey
All safety protocols will be in place and guidelines followed. Less than 50% of seats are being sold until reopening guidelines are in place for each date. Get your tickets today and help support the arts.
Known as the largest Japanese Canadian art and culture event in the country, the Powell Street Festival Society (“PSFS”) is adapting to public health restrictions and revamping its programming this summer. Festival-goers can stay bubble-safe yet connected to the historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood for the annual festival celebration on July 31 and August 1, 2021.
45th Powell Street Festival
The 45th Powell Street Festival offers an array of on-demand creative works, on-location performances, DIY workshops, and community-building activities. There will be no large public gathering event. The festival website will be the hub for programming throughout July, culminating in a critical mass of activity during the BC Day Long Weekend.
“We are prioritizing community connection,” says Executive Director Emiko Morita. “In consultation with our stakeholders, we’re supporting our grassroots groups to create self-sufficient, accessible interactions and resources. Martial artists, Japanese folk singers, actors, poets, musicians and dancers will host bubble-safe programs through the internet and/or in person, these events will then reverberate through photographs, YouTube videos, or Zoom virtual gatherings. Follow #PowellStFest to witness this high velocity of activity.”
The on demand content includes a showcase of local and international artist collaborations that PSFS commissioned specifically for digital consumption, including: