Root Beer Festival Giveaway

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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 Prize

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:

Prize is available for in-store pick-up only, the week of June 14-20, 2021. I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 12:00pm. UPDATE! The winner is Elizabeth

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend June 11-13

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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:

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Friday, June 11, 2021
Sponsored by Miss604: Burnaby Village Museum
Art Walk Strathcona
Actioning UNDRIP, what is it? why does it matter?
South Granville Food Truck Fest
Lepp Farm Market Music Bingo Fiesta
Vancouver Chamber Music Society Presents: Cheng²Duo
Virtual Doors Open Richmond 2021
Fleurs de Villes ROSÉ in Downtown Vancouver
Vancouver International Children’s Festival
Playland Reopening Weekend

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Science BC Summer Program for Students Giveaway

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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.

Science BC Summer Program for Students Giveaway

Science BC

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:

For grade 5, 6, 7 the unit can be claimed for

  • Cycle 1: July 5 – July 23, 2021 (Chemistry)
  • Cycle 2: July 26  – August 13, 2021 (Life Science or Physics)
  • Cycle 3: August 16- September 3, 2021 (Physics or Earth Science)          

For grades 8, 9 the unit can be claimed for

  • Cycle 1: July 5 – August 6, 2021 (Earth Science or Chemistry)
  • Cycle 2: August 9 – September 3, 2021 (Life Science or Physics)

If the winner is not able to join the summer program, then the unit can be claimed anytime during 2021/2022 academic year when the respective class is offered. 

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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!

Massey Theatre 2021-2021 Season

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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.  

Massey Theatre 2021-2021 Season
iskwē, Hot Brown Honey, Shaun Majumder

Massey Theatre 2021-2021 Season

Tickets are on sale now

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. 

Confirmed Performances

  • 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.

45th Powell Street Festival

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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

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:

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