Weekend Events in Vancouver Things to do April 12-14, 2024

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt

The tulip festivals are open in the valley, baseball is back at Nat Bailey Stadium, and spring festivals and markets have popped up around the city. Find these events and many more things to do in Vancouver this weekend listed below:

Friday, April 12th | Saturday, April 13th | Sunday, April 14th

Things to do in Vancouver - April Tulips

Weekend Events in Vancouver
Things to do April 12-14, 2024

Friday, April 12, 2024

Continue reading this post ⟩⟩

Digital Indigenous Sport Gallery at BC Sports Hall of Fame

Add a Comment by Alexis

The Indigenous Sport Gallery at the BC Sports Hall of Fame is the largest known permanent gallery in the world dedicated to Indigenous sport and it will now be online for all to see! This digital experience will feature a virtual tour, exclusive content not on display in the physical gallery, video profiles of athletes, and more.

BC Sports Hall of Fame Indigenous Sport Gallery

Online Indigenous Sport Gallery at BC Hall of Fame

The online gallery includes a 360-degree virtual tour with additional content not found in the physical gallery, such as video profiles of 14 featured athletes and honoured members. Additionally, 3D interactive artifacts that highlight the accomplishments and contributions of Indigenous athletes, coaches and builders who have had a profound impact on sport history and culture, bringing their stories in life online.

The Digital Indigenous Sport Gallery walk-through can be experienced through virtual reality, with VR headset compatibility. The site also features educational components like an interactive timeline and map, as well as illustrations from Tsleil-Waututh artist Olivia George.

The gallery addresses Truth and Reconciliation call to action #87: “We call upon all levels of government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, sports halls of fame, and other relevant organizations, to provide public education that tells the national story of Aboriginal athletes in history.”

About the Gallery

The gallery celebrates the rich history and many contributions to sport by First Nations and Métis athletes, teams, coaches, builders and volunteers in BC, and attempts to remedy the fact that Indigenous athletes and teams have not been properly celebrated and honoured over the course of our province’s history. Located inside the BC Sports Hall of Fame at BC Place, it features over 1,000 square feet of permanent exhibit space, and highlights the impact of athletes like Gino OdjickCarey PriceRichard PeterJustina Di Stasio, and others.

Visitors can read information about traditional Indigenous games; view artefacts and memorabilia from Indigenous athletes in all levels of sport; see a feature on the North American Indigenous Games; and visit a dedicated space, the Circle of Champions, which honours the Indigenous athletes that have been formally Inducted to the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

Find more local events here »

Your Support Is Building Brighter Futures

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt

The #CHVCatchUp is a monthly series featuring the latest updates and news from Covenant House Vancouver (“CHV”). Miss604 is proud to be the Official Blog Partner of CHV. This month’s post has been written by Jason Bosher.

An Update from Covenant House Vancouver

From donors to trades people, community support has led to empowering changes at Covenant House Vancouver.

Covenant House Vancouver Building Brighter Futures Quote
“The challenges that youth encounter are complex, and our job is to ensure that they don’t face further obstacles when they reach out for support.” – Stephanie Gillingham, Director, Clinical Services & Complex Care

Drop-In Centre

Covenant House Vancouver’s Drop-In Centre is a low-barrier service. What does low barrier mean? Low barrier essentially means removing any obstacle that’s stopping a youth from accessing Covenant House’s services. To come into the Drop-In Centre, the requirements are minimal — youth just need to be within their age range of 16 –24. Youth don’t need to have a job, be in school, or have an income.

Over the last year, the number of youth who access this service has nearly doubled. In an effort to meet this challenge, the Drop-In Centre is now open seven days a week.

The Drop-In Centre provides youth with showers, clothing, laundry, and healthy meals. It also provides access to computers, video games, TV, and the Drop-In Centre is a place where youth can sleep. Youth use this space during the day to stay safe. It’s a space where they can just come and recharge.

Continue reading this post ⟩⟩

PNE Summer Night Concerts 2024

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt

The PNE Summer Night Concerts lineup is here! Featuring Blondie, BTO, Ludacris, Barenaked Ladies, Brad Paisley,  The Commodores and The Pointer Sisters, and more! This season your Summer Night Concert ticket comes with a complimentary PNE Fair admission ticket.

Note all of the shows will be taking place inside the Pacific Coliseum while the new outdoor amphitheatre is being built (set to open in 2026).

PNE Summer Nights Concerts 2024

PNE Summer Night Concerts Lineup

Fair Gate Passes do not include access to the Summer Night Concerts. Pre-Sale starts Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 10:00am and tickets go on sale Friday, April 12, 2024 at 10:00am. Tickets are only available through TicketLeader.

  • Saturday, August 17 – Burton Cummings & his Band with Colin James 
  • Sunday, August 18 – Amanda Marshall with special guest Serena Ryder 
  • Tuesday, August 20 – Bachman-Turner Overdrive 
  • Wednesday August 21 – Blondie 
  • Thursday, August 22 – John Fogerty 
  • Friday, August 23 – Brad Paisley 
  • Saturday August 24 – *To Be Announced* 
  • Sunday August 25 – Charlotte Cardin 
  • Tuesday, August 27 – The Commodores with The Pointer Sisters 
  • Wednesday, August  28 – Flo Rida 
  • Thursday, August 29  – Blue Rodeo 
  • Friday, August 30 – Ludacris 
  • Saturday, August 31 – Punjabi Virsa Night 2024 
    • Featuring the talents of three virtuoso brothers: Manmohan WarisKamal Heer, and Sangtar
  • Sunday, September 1 – Barenaked Ladies 
  • Monday, September 2 – I Love the 90’s Tour featuring Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, All-4-One

The Summer Night Concerts will run every evening the Fair is open, starting on Saturday August 17th on the Chevrolet Stage in the Pacific Coliseum.

The Fair will be closed on, August 19th and August 26th. The PNE Fair’s full entertainment program will be announced in May.

About the PNE

Owned by the City of Vancouver, the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is a healthy and vibrant non-profit organization dedicated to delivering over 3 million visitors a year with memorable experiences through access to first-class cultural, music, sporting and family entertainment events, as well as access to public space for passive recreation.

Founded in 1910, the PNE’s home is Hastings Park, a multi-facility venue in Vancouver where the organization manages four activity streams: the annual PNE Fair, Playland Amusement Park, Park Care and Facility Maintenance and an expansive portfolio of year-round events. All revenues generated are invested back into park space, community programs and non-revenue generating educational and entertainment experiences.  

PAW Patrol Live in Vancouver Win Tickets

Comments 22 by Rebecca Bollwitt

PAW Patrol Live is coming to Vancouver for five “Heroes Unite” shows at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre – and you can enter to win tickets. This is your chance to be an honourary member of the pack and help Ryder and his team of pups face their greatest challenge yet.

Paw Patrol Live in Vancouver Heroes Unite

PAW Patrol Live! Heroes Unite in Vancouver

  • Dates and Times:
    • Saturday, May 18th at 10:00am, 2:00pm and 6:00pm
    • Sunday, May 19th at 11:00am and 3:00pm
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
  • Tickets: Purchase tickets online
    • Use promo code PAWCA5 to save $5 on tickets*
    • VIP option available as well

PAW Patrol Live!Heroes Unite” follows Ryder and the PAW Patrol pups as they face their greatest challenge yet. When Mayor Humdinger clones Robo Dog, chaos ensues all over the world. It’s up to the PAW Patrol to catch the clones, rescue Robo Dog, and show that when the going gets “ruff,” lending a paw makes you the ultimate top hero!

Enter to Win

We’re giving away a family 4-pack of tickets to see PAW Patrol Live in Vancouver on May 18th, here’s how you can enter to win:

Win Tickets to Paw Patrol Live in Vancouver

Find more family fun listed on Miss604 »

*To use the promo code: Enter your code (PAWCA5) to receive $5 off PER TICKET. Subject to availability. Limit 8 tickets per customer. Offer excludes VIP. Cannot be combined with other offers or on previously purchased tickets. Additional fees may apply. No cash value. Other restrictions may apply.