Cats and Dogs at Science World: Win Tickets


Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 — 12:59pm PDT
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Cats and Dogs, presented by White Spot restaurants, is the first large-scale exhibition at Science World dedicated to our furry friends. You will discover what we know about our canine and feline companions—scientifically, sociologically and culturally.

Cats and Dogs at Science World

Produced by Cité des Sciences et de I’Industrie (Paris), Cats and Dogs will run from September 22, 2019 to January 5, 2020. This captivating exhibition immerses its guests in a variety of entertaining and interactive environments that reveal the history and science behind these household pets and our profound connections to them.

Cats and Dogs at Science World

The science of animal behaviour has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years. Now you can take science to the next level, by leaping like a cat and bounding like a dog through interactive exhibits.

From the tiniest Chihuahuas to the largest Great Danes, and from the lush, furry Persians to the sleek, hairless Sphynx, you’ll develop a better understanding about these loveable companions, who have lived along side us for over 15,000 years!

Immerse yourself and see, hear and feel what your furry, and not-so-furry, friends experience on a daily basis. Is it a cat’s life or a dog’s life? Cats and Dogs sniffs out the amazing facts and lets you be the judge.

Follow Science World on Twitter and Facebook for the latest event information.

Win Tickets

I have a family 4 pack of tickets to give away that will give one lucky winner and their guests access to Science World for the day to check out the new Cats and Dogs exhibition. 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 Wednesday, September 18, 2019. The winner can pick their date to attend during the run of the film, between September 22, 2019 and January 5, 2020.

UPDATE The winner is Yvonne!

Port Coquitlam Events for Tri-Cities Culture Days Weekend


Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 — 12:12pm PDT
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Tri-Cities Culture Days Animated

Tri-Cities Culture Days offers nearly 30 free events from September 27 to 29, 2019 during the 10th annual BC Culture Days celebration.

Artists, individuals, organizations and communities from across Canada will host thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to create, participate and share.

Port Coquitlam Events for Tri-Cities Culture Days Weekend

Here’s what’s happening in Port Coquitlam!

Port Coquitlam Culture Days

Culture Days Lumen Print Workshop
Where: Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
When:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10:30am to 3:30pm
Details:
 Celebrate your creativity during Culture Days by attending our free, family-friendly art activity with artist Phyllis Schwartz. Phyllis will lead participants through this hands-on lumen print workshop. A lumen print is essentially a solar photogram – a camera-less process involving black and white photographic paper, a subject matter that usually (but not always) consists of an organic material, and of course, the Sun. During this workshop, attendees will work with 2 pieces of 8×10 lumen paper (one to keep and one for display) and organic materials to create their own unique lumen print. Registration is required as space is limited. Free, but registration is limited to 20 participants to secure your spot online (code #37491).

WOMXN: An Exploration of How Womxn Find Their Way in Society
Where: Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
When:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Details:
Artist-in-Residence, Jessica Nelson, will be collecting stories and perspectives for her project WOMXN: An Exploration of how Womxn find their way in Society. This studio time is open to all individuals that identify as a womxn, and will not be limited to cis-gendered ‘women’. Nelson’s hope is that this project will be as inclusive as possible, and allow potentially gender variant individuals who may have been pushed out of conversations around womxnhood before, a chance to speak and share with her how they have learnt to be womxn, as well as what were some of the formative experiences they have had growing up as womxn.

Culture Days Craftapalooza
Where: Terry Fox Library (2460 Mary Hill Rd)
When: Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Details:
Bring your imagination to the library for an afternoon filled with crafts for all ages. We will be exploring creativity and design through different projects! Drop in and join the fun.

Storytime: Read Around the World
Where: Terry Fox Library (2460 Mary Hill Rd)
When: Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10:15am to 10:45am
Details:
Celebrate Culture Days with a special Storytime!  Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, from around the world. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

Babytime: Read Around the World
Where: Terry Fox Library (2460 Mary Hill Rd)
When: Friday, September 27, 2019 from 10:15am to 10:45am
Details:
Babies love culture! Celebrate Culture Days with stories and songs from around the world.  Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers.

Creating Art with Nature Activity
Where: PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives (150-2248 McAllister Ave)
When:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Details:
Create some beautiful works of art with bits from nature. Using paint, glue, markers, and some wood, nuts, seeds, flowers, and leaves, you and your family can create some amazing nature-based artwork. This activity is being offered in connection with their current museum exhibit, “Naturally PoCo“, on display until December 2019.

Tri-Cities Culture Days 2019

Miss604 is proud to be the local partner of the Tri-Cities Culture Days weekend. I’ll be highlighting each city’s official event lineup in the coming weeks.

Follow Culture Days on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram #CultureDays for more information.

10 Terry Fox Runs in Metro Vancouver


Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 — 2:55pm PDT
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The 39th annual Terry Fox Run is coming up on September 15, 2019 in communities across Canada – and the world. Everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of age, athletic ability or socio-economic standing. While the Run does not have an entry fee or minimum donation the Terry Fox Foundation does ask that all participants fundraise or make a donation.  

Terry Fox Run

You can raise funds online, use a pledge sheet or make a donation at the Run site. Whatever your choice, please know that every dollar counts!

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Miscellaneous Productions Presents AWAY with HOME: Win Tickets


Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 — 1:40pm PDT
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Miscellaneous Productions, Vancouver’s hip hop theatre boot camp for youth from the community, is proud to present their 2018/2019 new workAWAY with HOME, September 27-28, 2019 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. MISCELLANEOUS presents an original theatrical work to the public every two years, and tours internationally, giving free peer-run workshops for at-risk youth, and making films about their performances.

Miscellaneous Productions Presents AWAY with HOME

When: September 27 & 28, 2019 at 8:00pm
Where:
Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St, Vancouver)
Tickets:
Buy now online for $12 in advance, or $15 at the door

Away With Home
Youth Writer/Performers: Kevin Nguyen, Zefanya Hardhian, Arjun Panesar, Lennox Johnston-Yu and Lucy Luo

What do home, identity, and belonging mean to you? With those three questions in mind, director Elaine Carol began rehearsals of AWAY with HOME, working with youth who drew from their own personal experiences, and together have created an entirely new work that explores issues of immigration, racism, mental health, bullying, maturation, family, victimization, identity and belonging.

AWAY with HOME is a transdisciplinary performance work that features five youth from the community ranging in age from 14-21. It combines contemporary and hip hop dance, neo-soul and hip hop music, Taiko drumming, image theatre, performance art and performance poetry together to examine the thematic questions.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to opening night on September 27th, here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow Miscellaneous Productions on Twitter and Facebook for more info. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

Port Moody Events for Tri-Cities Culture Days Weekend


Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 — 10:40am PDT
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Tri-Cities Culture Days Animated

Tri-Cities Culture Days offers nearly 30 free events from September 27 to 29, 2019 during the 10th annual BC Culture Days celebration.

Artists, individuals, organizations and communities from across Canada will host thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to create, participate and share.

Port Moody Events for Tri-Cities Culture Days Weekend

Here’s what’s happening in Port Moody!

Port Moody Tri-Cities CultureDays

Inlet Theatre Open House & Relief Printmaking Session
Where: Port Moody Civic Centre (100 Newport Drive)
When: Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Details: Have you ever wondered what’s going on behind-the-scenes of a theatre? Stop by for a full hands-on experience and learn about the inner workings of Inlet Theatre’s lighting, sound and video systems. Guided tours on the hour.  Join, Sara Graham, Port Moody’s Resident Artist, as she leads participants in the art of relief printmaking.  You will get to choose from a selection of pre-designed Port Moody cityscapes.  And the best part… you get to take your print home with you!  Children young and old will get the opportunity to construct a building to add to our “Build a City” Lego station.

Voices of our City Poetry Tree
Where: Port Moody Public Library, 100 Newport Drive
When:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Details:
Celebrate our city and the power of poetry with an installation at the Port Moody Public Library inspired by Shel Silverstein’s “The Poet Tree”.  Take a poem, share a poem, and write your own to be added to the cityscape. Add your voice to the project by composing and posting your own haiku, couplet, limerick, free verse or ode. Express your creativity and let your voice and words build our city.

Connect2balance
Where: Behind the Boathouse Restaurant, at picnic tables (2770 Esplanade Ave)
When:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:00am, 11:30am to 12:30pm, and 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Details:
This workshop will provide participants with an overview of rock balancing, including what rock balancing is, safety and respectful practices, and hands on practice focusing on 3 different styles of rock balancing. The goal of the workshop is to have the participants reconnect with nature while having fun and being creative.

Blackberry Gift Shop
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. Johns St)
When: September 28 & 29, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Details: Blackberry Gift Shop represents local artisans from the lower mainland of Vancouver-area. We have woodworkers, jewelers, textile artists, 3-dimensional craftsmen, along with painters, glass makers and ceramists. Each piece is unique exhibiting creative workmanship.

Art 4 Life Opening Reception
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. Johns St)
When:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Details:
The Art 4 Life exhibition is filled with art, activities, and events geared to the young and the young at heart.  The goal is to cultivate artistic growth in our community by inspiring and engaging children, as well as raising opportunities for active participation, discussion, cultural awareness and lessons on art appreciation.  The benefits of an arts education affect every area of life and we want it to be a lifelong journey.  At the opening reception, there will be free art activities designed to inspire and engage both the young and young at heart, as well as the chance to view the new exhibit.

Floral Painting Mastery Artist Demonstrations
Where: Silk Art Gallery (2419 Clarke St)
When:
September 28 & 29, 2019 from 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Details: This year for Culture Days, Silk Gallery is pleased to showcase professional artists in action as they demonstrate their floral painting mastery techniques. Details for this free event will be posted as they become available.

Venosta Radio Show
Presented by the Port Moody Heritage Society & Performance Expect Exceptional Theatre
Where: Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr)
When:
Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Details:
Join us as we take you back to the days before television when families would gather around the radio to be entertained by stories, ads, and music. Enjoy a free behind-the-scenes look at how a 1920’s radio show was executed.  Misty P Moody, Captain Bobbing Buoy, and Mrs. Boniface and her school children save Port Moody from the Martians. Children in the audience will be invited up on stage at the end of the play to act as Martians.

Tri-Cities Culture Days 2019

Miss604 is proud to be the local partner of the Tri-Cities Culture Days weekend. I’ll be highlighting each city’s official event lineup in the coming weeks.

Follow Culture Days on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram #CultureDays for more information.

Poutine with Purpose in Vancouver


Monday, September 9th, 2019 — 5:35pm PDT
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What do you get when you take some crispy fries, the squeakiest of cheese curds, ladle on some gravy, and top it with a generous helping of supporting a great local cause? Poutine with Purpose! It’s coming to Vancouver and Victoria on September 27th and this is one delicious charitable initiative.

Butter Chicken Poutine
Butter Chicken Poutine

Poutine with Purpose in Vancouver

Where: Participating restaurants in Metro Vancouver listed here »
When: September 27 to October 5, 2019

It’s called Poutine With Purpose because during the event, for every poutine sold in any of the participating restaurants, a simple, healthy meal is provided to a youth in need through Mealshare charity partners.

Chefs are challenged to dream up and dish up a feature poutine for the week — from the traditional, to the creative, to the unusual. Calgary and Victoria Poutine With Purpose events have sold over 30,000 poutines since 2015.

Duck Poutine
Duck Poutine

How it Works

  1. Find a poutine or restaurant you would like to try here »
  2. Eat poutine
  3. A youth in need provided a meal through Mealshare partners

You can try Edible Canada’s Famous Duck Poutine on Granville Island; Wok Box’s Butter Chicken Poutine in New West, Surrey or Abbotsford; Tatertot Breakfast Poutine from BLVD Bistro in North Van; Southern Fried Chicken Poutine from Colony and much more.

Mealshare partners with restaurants across North America through a simple ‘buy one, give one‘ model that provides simple, healthy meals to youth in need. When a guest orders Mealshare menu item at a partner restaurant, they will get their meal just like normal, but now one meal will also be provided through partner charities and organizations.

Follow #PoutineWithPurpose and #OhMyCurd to get a sneak peek at some of the tasty poutines you can try and follow Poutine with Purpose on Instagram.