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The Price is Right Live at the River Rock


Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 — 1:48pm PDT
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Come on Down! You could be the next contestant on The Price is Right Live when it hits the Show Theatre at River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond on Friday, June 14-16. It’s the longest running game show in television history and loved by generations of viewers. This on-stage travelling version gives fans the chance to experience the same fun and winning excitement up close and in-person.

The Price is Right Live

  • When: Friday, June 14 at 8:00pm
    Saturday, June 15 at 2:00pm
    Saturday, June 15 at 8:00pm
    Sunday June 16 at 2:00pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort Show Theatre (8831, 8811 River Rd, Richmond)
  • Tickets: Want to play? Make sure you’re in the audience! Tickets are on sale now starting at $39.50 (plus service charges). Call 1-866-743-3718 for overnight packages.

The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” and play classic games from television’s longest running and most popular game show. Contestants can win cash, appliances, vacations and possibly even a new car by playing favorites like Plinko™, Cliffhangers™, The Big Wheel™, and the fabulous Showcase.  

Playing to near sold out audiences for more than ten years, The Price Is Right Live™ has given away over 12 million dollars in cash and prizes to lucky audience members all across North America. For more information follow the River Rock on Twitter and Facebook.


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

Seismic Mountain Festival at SilverStar Mountain Resort


Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 — 4:27pm PDT
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Sponsored by SnowSeekers

SilverStar Mountain Resort is causing tremors with the first annual Seismic Mountain Festival – a collaboration of sport, music, art, culinary and craft alcohol into one volcanic 10 day mountain event March 22 to 31, 2019.

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7 signature sporting events, live music, beverage gardens with DJ, wine and spirit dinners, art exhibitions, vendors, live showcases, and more!

Seismic Mountain Festival

Where: SilverStar Mountain Resort, just outside of Vernon, BC
When: March 22-31, 2019

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“We’re throwing a 10-day party and inviting everybody,” said SilverStar marketing manager, Doug Chimuk told SnowSeekers correspondent Steve MacNull. “It’s a festival that combines sport, music, art, culture, food and craft drinks.”

Read the full story over on SnowSeekers.ca »

“We always knew we wanted to have a huge festival in 2020,” Chimuk adds. “But we thought we should have a dry run in 2019. Well, what started as a grassroots event this year, just kept on getting bigger and bigger. And now we have this epic collision of sport, music, art, culture, food and drink that’s attracting people from all over the world.”

Signature Events

Monster Energy Boarderstyle, Seismic Slopestyle, King of the Cross, Smith Optics Rail Jam, Clif Big Drop, Frost Bike, BC Freestyle Championship, King & Queen of the Clubs view the full schedule here »

Winterland is a tasting event will include a variety of craft wines, ciders, beer, and spirits with sampling rooms inside giant inflatable igloos. Warm up by the bonfire while the DJ spins. More info & tickets »

Mountain Music will have with live acts and DJ decks daily in the Coors Light Beer Garden, and the Craft & Culinary lineup includes brewmasters dinner, cocktails, a chilli cook-off and more! The Seismic Comedy Show is March 28th with Tim Nutt, Chris Griffin, and Sophie Buddle. Culture & Cocktails is an intimate evening on March 25th with some of the Okanagan’s best artists, featuring a live paint off, custom cocktails, canapés and more. It’s also a fundraising event to support the Arts Council of the North Okanagan.

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Book your stay starting at just $79/night, with packages that include lift tickets for some epic spring skiing. Hang out in the most colourful ski village around and enjoy mini rail sessions, live music, outdoor bar and BBQs. Don’t miss the fireworks and kids shows too!

Follow SilverStar Mountain Resort on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram #SeismicFestfor more info.

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Singin’ in the Rain at the Massey Theatre: Win Tickets


Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 — 1:56pm PDT
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Celebrating its 30th year, Royal City Musical Theatre is presenting a musical comedy, beloved from the moment it premiered – the classic Singin’ in the Rain, at the Massey Theatre from April 4 – 20, 2019.   Pouring down with delight and exuberance, the show is a good-natured spoof of the film industry during the waning era of the silent screen and considered “a masterpiece” and the “best movie musical ever”.

RCMT's Singin' in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain

Where: The Massey Theatre (735 Eighth Ave, New Westminster)
When: April 4 – 20, 2019
Tickets: Available online now or by calling (604) 521-5050 for $49 (adults), $39 (seniors/students), $19 (kids 13 and under)

Singin’ in the Rain includes some of the best-loved comedy routines, dance numbers, and love songs ever written, including “Good Mornin’,” “Make ‘em Laugh,” “You Were Meant for Me” and, of course, the show-stopping dance number, “Singin’ in the Rain.”

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Behind the Scenes Promo Shoot for RCMT’s Singin’ in the Rain

You may have seen the movie, but you don’t want to miss this beloved classic musical!

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I have a 4-pack of tickets to give away to opening night (Saturday, April 6th at 7:30pm). Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Follow Royal City Musical Theatre on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for more information.

UPDATE: The winner is Nadine!

Theatre Under the Stars 2019: Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Newsies


Monday, March 11th, 2019 — 12:48pm PDT
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Audiences will bathe in the warmth of a Greek island and witness a fight for what’s right this summer, when Theatre Under the Stars (“TUTS”) presents Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Newsies, running alternate evenings July 5–August 17, 2019, at Stanley Park’s glorious Malkin Bowl.

TUTS 2019

TUTS is a beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940!

Theater Under the Stars 2019

  • Where: Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park (610 Pipeline Rd, Vancouver)
  • When: July 5th to August 17th, 2019
  • Subscriptions are available by visiting tuts.ca or by calling (604) 631-2877 until May 4. Early bird single tickets go on sale May 15.

Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, box office record-breaking Mamma Mia! brims with non-stop laughs, explosive dance, and the magic of ABBA’s hit songs: ‘Dancing Queen,’ ‘Take a Chance on Me,’ ‘Super Trouper,’ ‘SOS,’ and many more. More than 60 million people the world over have fallen in love with the characters, story, and music that makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. 

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A soaring spectacle of powerful song and high-kicking dance, Disney’s Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message for the whole family. At the turn of the 20th century, New York City had its papers delivered by an army of ragged orphans and runaways called ‘newsies.’ When newspaper owners raise distribution prices at the newsies’ expense, this band of misfits unites to strike against the unfair conditions. Filled with inspiring songs such as ‘King of New York,’ ‘Santa Fe,’ and ‘Carrying the Banner,’ this Disney film turned Tony Award-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to seize the day! 

TUTS will once again offer a two-show subscription pack — allowing audiences to secure their seats to both productions for one great price. On sale now through May 4, subscriptions are $80 for adults, $50 for children and youths, and include Premium tickets to both productions, souvenir programmes, and exchange insurance for both nights.

For more information follow Theatre Under the Stars onFacebook and Twitter.

A Miss604.com guest post by Alexis Miles

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

DanceHouse Presents Compagnie Marie Chouinard


Monday, March 11th, 2019 — 10:11am PDT
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DanceHouse presents the Vancouver premiere of Montreal–based Compagnie Marie Chouinard’s unparalleled Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights, on stage March 15 &16, 2019 at the Vancouver Playhouse.

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DanceHouse Presents Compagnie Marie Chouinard

  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
  • When: March 15–16, 2019 at 8:00pm. Speaking of Dance Pre–show Talk at 7:15pm each night with Compagnie Marie Chouinard Rehearsal Director Annie Gagnon
  • Tickets: Available online now, from $35 or call (604) 801-6225
  • Note: This performance contains nudity.

In honour of the 500th anniversary of the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, the acclaimed choreographer Marie Chouinard creates a living canvas, embodying the seething, teeming fecundity of Bosch’s most infamous masterpiece. Backed by Louis Dufort’s original score and brimming with Chouinard’s visual wit, the performance unfolds in quixotic tableaus of wonderment and horror that combine erotic entanglement and stunning choreography.

Since founding her company in 1990, Compagnie Marie Chouinard has enjoyed a lauded international reputation, performing the world over and co-producing works with such renowned partners as the Venice Biennale, the ImPulsTanz International Dance Festival (Vienna), the Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), the Fondazione Musica Per Roma (Rome), Place des Arts (Montreal), Festival TransAmériques (Montreal), and the National Arts Centre (Ottawa). Praised for their technique, versatility, and performance skills, the ten permanent dancers of the company, trained in different somatic approaches, bring Chouinard’s iconic creations to life on stage.

Hieronymus Bosch was a Dutch draftsman and painter from Brabant working in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. His vibrant colours and heavy impasto brushstrokes were deployed in service of visual cautionary tales, heavily filtered through his fertile imagination. His fantastical creations stand out against his Northern Renaissance peers, whose smoothly effaced style was applied to historical tableaus, scenes from everyday life, and didactic religious topics. Modern art historians cite Bosch, with his symbolic imagery and nightmarish figures, as an important influence in the Surrealist movement of the 20th century.

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I have a pair of tickets to give away to the performance on Saturday March 16th at 8:00pm. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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For more information, follow DanceHouse on InstagramFacebook, and a Twitter. I will draw one contest winner at random from all entries at 9:00am on Friday, March 15, 2019.

Eagles in Stanley Park: SPES Surveys Stanley Park’s Top Predator


Saturday, March 9th, 2019 — 12:05pm PDT
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This month’s guest post is contributed by Jess Causby, Communications Volunteer with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”)

Bald Eagles, one of Stanley Park’s top predators, are coming up to their most crucial time of year. Throughout this month, the eagles will be laying their eggs. 

Eagles in Stanley Park. Photo by Mark White.
Eagles in Stanley Park. Photo by Mark White.

First Sighting

During the first week of March, I had the chance to head out with Stanley Park Ecology Society’s Conservation Technician, Meghan Cooling, to survey eagles’ nests in Stanley Park. There may still be snow patches on the ground, but these big birds are sticking to their breeding schedule.

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Meghan Cooling surveys an eagle’s nest in Stanley Park. Photo: Jess Causby/SPES.

We first visited the largest nest in the Park; the eagle pair has been nesting there since before SPES began its surveys in 2004. Years of nest building have created a deep nest, making it quite difficult to see into. But, I was lucky enough to spot a white head sticking out of the top – my first nesting eagle sighting.

According to Meghan, this nest is the most consistently successful at producing eaglets. She explains that this is potentially because the eagle couple is older and therefore more experienced. 

Meghan then took me to a second nest, which seems even larger and can only be seen from the base of the tree. Unfortunately there were no eagles there this time, but I’ll definitely be back to help with another survey to try and spot some more!  

The Survey

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Figure SPES’s eagle nest monitoring sheet. Photo: Jess Causby/SPES.

The eagle survey is one of SPES’s longest running wildlife surveys. Meghan and volunteers conducts the survey each week; they observe each nest and record the visit date and time and the number of adults and/or chicks seen. This helps to keep track of the number of nesting eagles to note any changes in the population. 

Throughout March, SPES is surveying twice a week in order to get a precise idea of when the eagles start incubating eggs and to estimate when the eggs are going to hatch. Volunteers are helping to complete this survey, so if this is something you would like to be involved in, please contact the SPES Volunteer Coordinator at: vols@stanleyparkecology.ca.

The Nests

There are four main ‘territories’ where eagles are located across Stanley Park and four active nests currently under observation. Some couples do have alternate nests, as eagles tend to build nests across multiple spots. Meghan suggests this may be due to nest disturbances, which SPES has seen happen to nests in previous years. 

Out of the four active nests in the Park, two of these were successful last year, producing three eaglets between them. 

The nests are usually found near the water, close to their prey which consists of a range of fish and birds such as ducks and seagulls. Spawning salmon is also on the menu. Eagles drag the salmon out from the water and often displace the salmon carcasses into the forests; this has turned out to be an incredibly important source of nutrients for forest ecosystems. Stanley Park no longer supports salmon bearing streams so the Park’s eagles head to Squamish and other salmon spawning hotspots from mid-November to January.

Hooking Up

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An older eaglet waits for its parents to return with food. Photo by Mark White.

One of the Park’s  eagle couples lays its eggs a lot earlier than the others (around March 1st), but typically eagles tend to do this a few weeks into March – so SPES will be seeing some action pretty soon! Interestingly, a given eagle couple tends to lay their eggs on almost the same date every year!

After hatching, it takes around 8 weeks until the eaglets are ready to leave the nest. The eaglets have lots of baby fat on their bodies, which needs to be lost before their first flight. To encourage them to leave the nest, adults stop bringing the eaglets food. Adult eagles have even been seen to fly by the nest with food, in order to try and temp the fledglings out.

Fun Facts About Eagles

  • Eagles add to their nests each year and make the biggest nests of any bird in North America.
  • There are around 20,000 bald eagles in BC (over a third of their total population).
  • Eagles have a white head and tail, whereas juveniles have white patches through their body. 
  • From the day the eagles lay their eggs, it is around 35 days until the eggs hatch.
  • Females are approximately 25% bigger than males.

Where Can I See Eagles?

Although there are only eight eagles nesting in the Park in total, there are many vagrant eagles passing through. Last week, the SPES Conservation team spotted 18 eagles flying over the Stanley Park Pavilion, so get out there with your binoculars and take a look!

Along the Seawall of the Park is the best place to try and spot eagles, particularly between Second Beach and Slhx̱i7lsh (Siwash Rock). They can often be spotted in some of the large trees overlooking the ocean.

Many of the Park’s eagles also spend a lot of their time up in Squamish. The average number of recorded eagles in Squamish is approximately 1300 per year. Brackendale, just north of Squamish town centre, is a great place to view them!

To get involved or see SPES event listings, including a monthly bird walk, please visit the events page on the SPES website here.

About SPES Saturday

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As a member of the Stanley Park Ecology Society, I wanted to offer the organization an opportunity to share their news, events, and work so I created the “SPES Series” years ago. This is where SPES can contribute and share stories with my audience once a month. Follow SPES on Facebook for more information.