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Vancouver Canadians Promotional Game Schedule 2019 with Fireworks, Giveaways and More

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 — 2:24pm PDT
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Fireworks, giveaways, and of course baseball! The Vancouver Canadians Promotional Game Schedule has been released and with the team turning 20 this season and they have a lot to celebrate. Along with great local baseball from these Blue Jays affiliates, games are made even more fun with the A&B Dancing Grounds Crew, the footlong hot dog, sushi races, and of course a bucket of Hey Ya’lls!

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Vancouver Canadians Promotional Game Schedule with Fireworks, Giveaways and More

This year, on top of affordable family fun cheering on our team for 38 home games at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium, fans can enjoy 8 Fireworks Extravaganzas, 7 A&W Family Fun Sundays, 6 Scotiabank ‘Nooner at the Nat days, 4 Superstar Series Appearances and much more!

  • June 14 Scotiabank ‘Nooner at the Nat
    • Supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
  • June 15 Fireworks Extravaganza/Magnetic Schedule Giveaway
    • (first 2,500 fans)
  • June 16 A&W Family Fun Sunday/3/4 Length Baseball Tee Giveaway
    • (first 500 kids, 12 & under)
  • June 17 Presented by Scotiabank
  • June 18 Dog Day of Summer
  • June 19 Superstar Appearance/Baseball Card Giveaway
    • (first 2,000 fans)
  • June 20 Scotiabank ‘Nooner at the Nat
    • Supporting Easter Seals BC
  • June 28 Presented by Port of Vancouver
  • June 29 Fireworks Extravaganza/Hey Y’all! Helmet Giveaway
    • (first 1,000 fans 19+)
  • June 30 A&W Family Fun Sunday/Youth Jersey Giveaway
    • (first 500 kids, 12 & under)

Here is the full promotional calendar for the Vancouver Canadians.

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World’s Largest Goat Yoga Class at Maan Farms in Abbotsford

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 — 2:01pm PDT
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The culmination of June 20th’s Strawberry Full Moon and June 21st’s Summer Solstice and International Yoga Day, brings a spirituality and energy that Maan Farms is honouring by hosting the World’s Largest Goat Yoga Class.

Maan Farms Goat Yoga

World’s Largest Goat Yoga Class

Where: Maan Farms at 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford, BC
When: Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:00am
Admission: $25/person available online. Tickets include 1 hour of yoga, 1 pint-sized strawberry basket, and 1 day-pass to Barnyard Adventure Land.

Maan Farms is combining their goat yoga classes and strawberry u-pick offering in one large-scale event with the intention of hosting the World’s Largest Goat Yoga Class. Hosted in farm fields under the summer sky, everyone is invited to celebrate with them.

“The Strawberry Full Moon was once used as a signal for the beginning of strawberry harvest by an ancient tribe,” says Gurleen Maan, Operations Manager. This event combines wellness and agriculture as our guests will be led through a goat yoga class, focused on grounding and harnessing the energy of the full moon, complemented by a walk to the strawberry fields. “As a health and wellness practitioner, I feel honoured to be combining agriculture and wellness in this offering on my farm. It’s a beautiful and refreshing way to cultivate joy, connect with nature, and practice mindfulness.”

For more information follow Maan Farms on Instagram and Facebook.

A guest post by Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles is a college student with a passion for writing, hiking, and live music.

Vancouver Writers Fest Book Sale

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 — 1:34pm PDT
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The Vancouver Writers Fest is opening its warehouse to sell thousands of books from its incredible archives on June 2nd at Heritage Hall. The trove includes paperback and hardcover titles from the past 30 years!

Vancouver Writers Fest Book Sale Spectacular

When: Sunday, June 2 at 11:00am
Where: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street
Admission: Free!

For the first time in 30 years, the Fest is opening up its warehouse and offering up thousands of books from the bestselling, award-winning and celebrity authors that have graced its Granville Island and VPL stages—at prices that simply won’t be beat. All books are $5 each or 5 for $20.

That’s not all! Enjoy beer, wine and refreshments at the event along with Scrabble, face painting, pop-up shops and more. Pick up your favourite bestsellers, local favourites and award-winners across fiction, nonfiction and YA/youth categories—and help fund future events at the Fest.

Pop-Up Vendors

Hollybee Sketchbooks and Journals: “My absolute favourite thing about the sketchbooks and journals that I make is that I get to be creative in how I design the covers, and whoever buys them gets to be creative as well! I love seeing how people choose to fill the pages, with drawings, paintings, stories, and poetry.”

Treats Designs: Handcrafted jewellery featuring natural tagua from the rainforest. Smart. Beautiful. Sustainable.

Room Magazine: Room is Canada’s oldest feminist literary journal, and has published fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, art, interviews, and book reviews for forty years. Published quarterly by the West Coast Feminist Literary Magazine Society, also known as the Growing Room Collective, Room showcases writing and art by women (cisgender and transgender), transgender men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary people.

For more information visit the Vancouver Writers Fest Facebook page.

A guest post by Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles is a college student with a passion for writing, hiking, and live music.

The Digital NonProfit Conference 2019 at the Roundhouse

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 — 1:32pm PDT
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The Digital Nonprofit is Vancouver’s premier conference for nonprofit leaders engaged in digital transformation. Hosted by NetSquared Vancouver, the event is designed to help nonprofits and charities learn about the models and tools needed to succeed. 

Digital NonProfit

The Digital NonProfit Conference

Where: The Roundhouse in Yaletown
When: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tickets: Starting at $50, available online now »


Beth Kanter, whom I’ve been following online for about a decade with regards to digital tools for nonprofits, will also host a workshop on June 12th but it is sold out.

In this day and age, it’s so important for nonprofits to be visible online, with engagement, in order to stand out and ultimately raise funds for the awesome work they do. If you would like more information about this event and others in this industry, follow NetSquared Vancouver on Facebook and Twitter. They also host regular #Tech4Good meetup events.

The Steveston Heritage Tour: Win Tickets

Monday, May 27th, 2019 — 11:43am PDT
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The Steveston Heritage Tour is a unique experience tying together the four historical sites in a progressive story led by a professional interpreter, paired with local cuisines, tastings and craft brews at each stop.

Steveston Village. Photo by John Bollwitt.
Steveston Village. Photo by John Bollwitt.

The Steveston Heritage Tour

  • When: June 15, July 13, August 17, September 14, October 5
    • From 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Tickets: Available online ($65 per person + tax) for these select Saturdays this summer
Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston. Photo by John Bollwitt.

The Steveston Historical Tour attractions include:

  • The Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site – Visitors step back in time as they tour the community of boatyards, canneries, residences and stores rom a time when fishing and boatbuilding were flourishing industries on the Fraser River.
  • Steveston Interurban Tram – Learn about Tram Car 1220, one of only seven British Columbia Electric Rail operated trams left. Tram Car 1220 tells the story of Richmond’s transportation heritage and how one rail line helped develop the City of Richmond we know today.
  • Steveston Museum – Housed inside Steveston’s first bank and adjacent to the Japanese Fisherman’s Benevolent Society Building, visitors will learn more about the Nikkei history in Steveston.
  • Gulf of Georgia National Historic Site – The tour ends at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, where visitors will enjoy a guided tour of the historic cannery and learn how the once-thriving fishing industry lured people from vast cultural backgrounds to Canada’s west coast in the late 1800s.

Each attraction will be paired with a culinary tasting. Tastings are subject to change and are designed to fit the theme of each attraction. For instance, visitors will be invited to taste locally crafted artisan sake at Steveston Museum.

Anniversary Weekend in Richmond, B.C.

The Steveston Heritage Tour is Tourism Richmond‘s first recipient of its Pacific. Authentic. Scholarship . Produced in partnership by the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Britannia Shipyards, the Steveston Interurban Tram, the Steveston Museum and the Steveston Historical Society, this partnered tourism experience will be the first to receive $20,000 from the Pacific. Authentic. Scholarship from Tourism Richmond for experience development, marketing and more.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away for The Steveston Heritage Tour on June 15th, here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow Tourism Richmond on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more information. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

UPDATE: The winner is Cindy!

Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival 2019

Monday, May 27th, 2019 — 8:57am PDT
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The Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival is three days of music, cultural installations, local artisans and family-friendly activities and racing happening June 21-23, 2019.

Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival 2019

When: June 21-23, 2019
Where: Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park, and False Creek
Admission: As always, all of the attractions and entertainment on site are free! RSVP on Facebook for more info »

The festival has grown from a local Vancouver event to become North America’s flagship dragon boat festival, drawing 6,000 racers from across the world. New this year – an investment in the live music program by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia means that visitors will enjoy an extensive revamped entertainment program. 

All Access Friday

Friday includes Boat Blessing and eye dotting ceremony, free live music, a team welcome party, survivor showdown and flower ceremony and Feature Race: Concord Pacific All Access Cup- a 100 M knockout race featuring paddlers racing to raise awareness of different charities. Live entertainment includes Buckman Coe (6:15pm) and Jill Barber (7:45pm).

International Saturday

Free live music, food trucks, circus shows, family activities and food trucks, the Red Truck Patio, circus shows, and Feature Races: Concord Pacific Champions Race Series. The music schedule is Alexandria Maillot (11:30am), Tourist Company (1:00pm), Schwey (2:30pm), Little Destroyer (4:00pm), k-os (5:30pm) and Yukon Blonde (7:00pm).

Championship Sunday

200+ teams compete in over 25 medal events and finals on Sunday. Free live music, family activities, and cultural entertainment, food trucks and festival wrap party. Feature Races: Divisional Finals and Grand Final Races.

Sunday’s music schedule is Beat Spirit (10:00am), Stephanie Pedraza Flamenco (11:00am), Silk Road (12:30pm), Los Duendes (2:00pm), Coco Jafro (3:30pm), Salsahall Collective (5:00pm), Mai Tai Friday (6:15pm).

For more information follow Dragon Boat BC on Twitter and Facebook.

A guest post by Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles is a college student with a passion for writing, hiking, and live music.