This evening I had some friends in from out of town, one of which had never been to Vancouver before. When it came to selecting a spot for dinner I thought of Glowbal after meeting their social media guy (who runs @Glowbal_Group) at the Twestival event in March. We’re also right in the middle of Dine Out Vancouver, which made my menu selection a piece of cake.
I went with their $38 prix fixe Dine Out Vancouver menu that started with a roasted Beet and arugula salad topped with whipped garlic boursin cheese and sherry vinaigrette. Continue reading this post 〉〉
The lions that guard the entrance to the Lions Gate Bridge (on the Stanley Park side) have been known recently to show their support and team pride.
They sported red mittens during the Olympics and now they’ve traded the red for blue.
A few days ago images surfaced of the lions wearing Canucks jerseys. This morning I noticed that Susan Gittins posted a photo of a Stanley Cup replica placed between one of the lion’s paws (below). In past years, the Cup has been spotted placed in Sir Stanley’s hands at the entrance of the park itself.
However, having asked earlier this week if it was bad luck to hug the Cup, I’m wondering just how these acts may be received. Do you think it’s bad luck to place the Stanley Cup around town, or even carry a replica into games?
Regardless, it seems like the entire city is ready for a parade down Georgia Street. Round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs kick off Saturday when the Canucks take on the Chicago Blackhawks.
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.
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 Leahâ€™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) Vancouver – DOWNBEAT 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
Vancouverâ€™s Junior Kindergarten launches â€œGreening Our Playgroundsâ€ 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 Verneâ€™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.
Make It returns to Vancouver this weekend taking over the Croatian Cultural centre with crafty fashions, accessories and art.
Make It is the largest event of its kind in Western Canada. It is an upbeat experience that gives enlightened shoppers the opportunity to buy directly from Canadaâ€™s top urban artisans and designers! Craft Show + Party = Make It!
Here are just a few of the exhibitors at this weekend’s event:
Arden Williams Glass and Silver, Barking Hippo, Big Rock Bags, Clutch Jewels, Dotty Logic, Element Botanicals, Fibre Manipulator Jewellery, Giulia Fatica, Hamburger Disco, Inkspoon Clothing, Joie Designs, Kootenay Soap Co., Lady Dragon Glasswork, Sunshine Coast Natural Care Co., Superfly Lullabies, and more.
Be sure to stop by and see Helen from JuicyBath as well for some creative handmade soap.
Aside from the craft show + party Make It will host a silent auction with 100% of proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House BC.
The hours are Saturday May 1, 2010 from 11:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday May 2, 2010 from 11:00am to 6:00pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive). Tickets are $5 at the door and children 12 and under are free.
As a bonus, the first 20 people at the door to mention Miss604 will get in free.
Follow Make It on Twitter or Facebook for more information and updates.
The BMO Vancouver Marathon takes place this Sunday, looping in and around town starting from Concord Pacific Place (near what will be the start and finish lines).
The Marathon event itself features several race categories such as the full marathon, 21.1 km Half Marathon, an 8 km and the McDonald’s Kids MaraFun. Leading up to the marathon there is also a Brita Sports Expo at Concord Pacific on Thursday April 29th (4:00pm – 8:00pm), Friday April 30th (11:00am – 8:00pm), Saturday May 1st (10:00am – 7:00pm) and on race day Sunday May 2nd from 7:00am until 3:00pm.
There will also be entertainment along the way and spots for spectators to cheer on the hard-working participants including returning BMO Vancouver Marathon champions.
Road closures will be in effect starting around 5:30am on Sunday until about 3:00pm. There will be closures and traffic delays through much of the downtown core, across the Burrard Bridge, the Dunsmuir Viaduct, streets along the north and south shores of False Creek, Strathcona, Kitsilano and Point Grey.
A full list of closures can be found via the BMO Vancouver Marathon website. Transit routes affected include the 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 17, 19, 22, 50, 84, 210, 211, C21, and C23. You can find a full listing on The Buzzer Blog by Translink.
If you have signed up for one of the events this weekend you can pick up your race package starting Thursday April 29th.