Variety’s Spring Into Summer BBQ

Saturday, May 12th, 2018 — 12:50pm PDT
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Kick off the summer for a great cause with Variety’s Spring into Summer BBQ! Join in the fun at Robson Square on May 25th where you’ll find a fun community event featuring music, food and a giant inflatable obstacle course.

Variety’s Spring Into Summer Competition

Where: Robson Square
When: Friday, May 25, 2018 11:30am to 1:30pm
Admission: Participation in the obstacle course and BBQ are by donation and funds raised will provide direct help to kids in BC with special needs.

Spring Into Summer Variety

You can head out on your lunch break to catch the action. Participate in the course yourself by making a donation to Variety, and stick around for the BBQ which will also be by donation.

About Variety
With your support, Variety – the Children’s Charity steps in to provide direct help to children with special needs in BC. For over 50 years, Variety has ensured that children have the support they need to reach their potential and thrive.

Funding from Variety helps to cover costs for medical care and services, mobility and communication equipment, therapies and developmental programs not covered by private or public health plans.

Since 2010, Variety has distributed more than $30 million in funding to families and organizations in communities all across the province.

For more information, follow Variety BC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Miss604’s Rebecca Bollwitt is a proud member of the Board of Directors of Variety – The Children’s Charity of BC

Surrey Doors Open 2018 Free Community Tour

Friday, May 11th, 2018 — 3:18pm PDT
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The 7th annual Surrey Doors Open is a free city-wide event that takes place on June 9th. You can explore 30 venues, connected by trolley stops or on a self-guided tour, and experience Surrey’s rich culture, history, art and architecture.

Surrey Doors Open 2018

Surrey Doors Open 2018

Where: 30 venues in City Centre, Cloverdale, Newton, South Surrey
When: Saturday June 9, 2018 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Admission & Activities: FREE during the event

At each venue you can enjoy free guided tours, entertainment, and the chance to win great prizes! Post your Surrey Doors Open photos and share your unique stories and experiences on Instagram or Twitter for a chance to win great prizes using #SurreyDoorsOpen or email your photos to Submissions will be accepted from 11:00am Saturday June 9, 2018 until 4:59pm on Friday June 15, 2018. Winners will be accounted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Historic Stewart Farm

Participating Venues

Cloverdale Venues
A&T Equestrian
Cloverdale Library
Fraser Valley Heritage Railway
Harness Racing BC
Honeybee Centre
Surrey Animal Resource Centre
Surrey Archives
Surrey Fire Service Hall No.8
BC Vintage Truck Museum
South Surrey Venues
Historic Stewart Farm
Semiahmoo Arts
South Surrey Operations Centre
Newton Venues
Surrey Amateur Radio Training
Surrey Operations Centre.
Whalley Venues
Bear Creek Park Train & Mini Golf
Central City Brewers & Distillers
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
City Centre Library
City Parkway Studios
Di Reggae Cafe
Forsyth Park
Health & Technology District
Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church
Sprite Multimedia
St.Constantine &
Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Surrey Biofuel Facility
Surrey City Hall
Surrey Nature Centre
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St.Mary
Viva Care Medical Clinic


Free Shuttle

Visit Surrey Doors Open venues on your own, or enjoy the free Hop-On, Hop-Off Shuttle Bus at designated venues in Cloverdale. Services start at 11:00am and ends at 4:00pm.

Free shuttle buses will be running approximately every 45 minutes from the Hop-On, Hop-Off Zone in Cloverdale. Please note that our shuttles cannot accommodate booster seats or car seats for children.

Hop-On, Hop-Off Shuttle Bus Zone will start at 56A Avenue and 176A Street and shuttle between:

Surrey’s Heritage Railway
Surrey Animal Resource Centre
Venues within walking distance of the Hop-On, Hop-Off Zone

Cloverdale Library
Surrey Archives
Surrey Fire Service Hall No.8

Doors Open History

The inspiration for Surrey’s Doors Open stems from origins in France where the first Doors Open event (La Journee Portes Ouvertes) took place in 1984. The idea soon spread to neighbouring countries and has since expanded around the globe.

Toronto was the first North American city to follow the European lead and launched a high profile event showcasing constructed heritage, architecture and design as a millennium project in 2000. The City of Richmond has hosted the event over the last 9 years, and has grown their community involvement to over 40 open sites throughout Richmond.

Miss604 is proud to be a sponsor of Surrey Doors Open

Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo

Friday, May 11th, 2018 — 9:47am PDT
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Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo, their latest arena production, will make stops in British Columbia this fall and tickets go on sale today at 10:00am.

Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo

Victoria – October 4 to 7, 2018 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Vancouver – October 10 to 14, 2018 at the Pacific Coliseum
Kelowna – October 17 to 21, 2018 at Prospera Place
Kamloops – October 24 to 28, 2018 at Sandman Centre

Cirque du Soleil's Corteo
Tournik Dominique Lemieux 2018 Cirque du Soleil Photo

This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since then, the show has been a great success and has amazed 8 million people in 64 cities in 19 countries on four continents.

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Visit the Richmond Night Market

Thursday, May 10th, 2018 — 7:55am PDT
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Richmond’s only night market this year is opening for the season! The Richmond Night Market is just a block away from the Bridgeport Canada Line station, featuring an international food fair with over a hundred vendors with over five hundred food items from all over the world.

Richmond Night Market

Richmond Night Market

Location: 8351 River Road, Richmond
Dates/Hours: May 11, 2018 to October 8, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays 7:00pm to 12:00am; Sundays & Holidays 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Admission & Details: $4.25, free for children 10 and under, free for seniors 60+.

Skip the long lines with a zoom pass. If you plan on visiting throughout the Summer or are coming with a group, then the zoom pass is a great option since it lets you in through express entry – and it’s they are transferrable.

Visit Richmond Night Market on your birthday in May or June and receive free admission and a t-shirt (with ID, on your exact birthday).

New This Year

  • A tropical Hawaiian theme
  • Bouncy castles
  • Inflatable obstacle course

The night market is the best place to find unique culinary creations, from steaming liquid nitrogren ice cream cups topped with churros to potato tornadoes, bubble waffles, grilled octopus, ramen spam burgers, takoyaki, and so much more.

With Richmond’s other night market, Illumination Night Market, not returning this year, the Richmond Night Market is sure to be hopping! Arrive early (before sunset) to get a jump on the lines.

Follow the Richmond Night Market on Facebook for the latest updates.

MOA Presents Arts of Resistance: Politics and the Past in Latin America

Thursday, May 10th, 2018 — 7:33am PDT
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The Museum of Anthropology (“MOA”) at UBC presents the powerful exhibition, Arts of Resistance: Politics and the Past in Latin America, on display from May 17 to October 8, 2018.

MOA Arts of Resistance
The Ayotzinapa Codex uses ancient Mesoamerican iconography to tell the history of 43 male students from a school for Nahuatl-speaking teachers in rural Mexico, who disappeared in 2014. Their disappearance has been attributed to a local drug cartel, who have been shown to be in collusion with the state authorities. Made by Juan Manuel Sandoval Palacios and Diego Sandoval Avila, Mexico City. Photo by Alina Ilyasova. Courtesy of Museum of Anthropology at UBC.

Curated by Laura Osorio Sunnucks, MOA’s Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow for Latin America, this premiere exhibition illustrates how Latin American communities use traditional and historic art forms to express contemporary political realities.

Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view art and multi-sensory installations from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador, and Chile, with special attention to marginalized communities, while exploring the role of creativity during times of political turmoil.

MOA Presents Arts of Resistance

Where: Museum of Anthropology (UBC, 6393 NW Marine Drive)
When: May 17, 2018 to October 8, 2018
Exhibit Opening Reception: May 17, 2018 at 7:00pm

Arts of Resistance is a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about Latin American politics through the lens of contemporary art—the objects on display embody important historical and cultural memories.

The exhibition has the potential to influence how Latin American art and culture are showcased in museums and galleries. Considering the growing global mobility of people, ideas, and objects, Arts of Resistance demonstrates how museums and galleries can become sites of return and remembering, as communities use collections to reassert their identities and political agency.

Win Passes

I have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away so that you can experience Arts of Resistance: Politics and the Past in Latin America. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
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RT to enter to win @Moa_ubc passes for Arts of Resistance (May 17 to Oct 8)

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Follow MOA on Twitter and Facebook for more information about this exhibition and more.

Update The winner is Karen!

Free Outdoor Movies in Vancouver – Vote For Your Faves!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 — 7:49pm PDT
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Free outdoor movies in Vancouver are a summertime tradition, set in beautiful locations like Second Beach in Stanley Park. Every Tuesday, from July 3rd to August 21st you can plan your date night, friends night, and night out watching some of your favourite movies as the sun sets by the ocean.

Free Outdoor Movies 2018

Free Outdoor Movies in Vancouver

Outdoor Movies BC is changing things up this year. They have opened up a public poll so you get to decide what movies will be playing on Tuesday nights this summer. Here are the matchups:

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