BC Day at the PNE: Drive Thru or Dine In

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Enjoy BC Day at the PNE with the fourth instalment of A Taste of the PNE, a drive thru fair food extravaganza along with an outdoor dining option.

Wiggle Chips
Wiggle Chips

BC Day at the PNE

Food vendors include Henry’s Chicken serving half chicken with corn on the cob, Tin Lizzy serving Wiggle Chips, Steve O’s serving deep fried desserts (Kit Kat Fries, Mars bars and Oreos), and a selection of BC craft beer, cider, and wine options.

  • When: August 1-3, 2020. Guests can choose from the following timeslots 1:00pm to 3:0pm, 3:30pm to 5:30pm, or 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
  • Drive Thru Tickets: Available online and must be purchased in advance.
  • Dine In Tickets: Available online and must be purchased in advance. Each ticket includes admission, entertainment, a tour of the 2020 Prize Home, and dinner and one drink.

The physically distanced dine in event features afternoon or evening option of outdoor dining paired with lively entertainment. There will be a maximum 50-person capacity to ensure the health and safety of all patrons and staff.

You will receive a $10 discount on Playland’s Expanded Rides (August 1, 2, 3, 8 or 9) plus 2 free tickets to Opening Day of the 2021 PNE Fair with each meal ordered for dine in. Follow PNE/Playland on Facebook for more info.

August Events in Metro Vancouver 2020

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August events in Metro Vancouver usually consist of fireworks nights, the Pride Parade, PNE concerts, a Whitecaps match, and perhaps an evening at TUTS. While things look very different in the city right now, with COVID-19 safety measures in place there is a new lineup of events and activities to enjoy this summer. Playland’s wooden coaster is reopening, there are drive-in movie nights, a summer concert series and more on top of our wonderful natural resources like parks and beaches.

August Events In Metro Vancouver

August Events in Metro Vancouver

This list is updated daily. If you have an event to add, send it in here for a free listing.

Jump to: Saturday, August 1 to Sunday, August 2, 2020
Jump to: Monday, August 3 to Sunday, August 9, 2020
Jump to: Monday, August 10 to Sunday, August 16, 2020
Jump to: Monday, August 17 to Sunday, August 23, 2020
Jump to: Monday, August 24 to Monday, August 31, 2020
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To be confirmed: Chilliwack Sunflower Experience

Saturday, August 1, 2020
Powell Street Festival Telethon
Emancipation Day March in Vancouver
PPE – Kings and Queens of DRAG
VSO@Home 07
A Taste of the PNE Dine In/Drive Thru
Drag UP!
Public Disco Presents: Kaleidoscope
Pop Up Backyard Picnic at Stanley Park Brewing
FortisBC FreshAirCinema in North Vancouver – Onward
Maple Ridge Drive-In Movie
Carnaval del Sol: Across the Americas Series
Vancouver Biennale Summer BIKEnnale/WALKennale
The Brentwood Great Takeout
Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts
Riley Park Farmers Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Sunday, August 2, 2020

Van Virtual Pride (Vancouver Pride Parade, Virtual)
Paris Is Burning: BBQ & Outdoor Film Night
A Taste of the PNE Dine In/Drive Thru
Third Annual Commercial Drag $5 Pride
FortisBC FreshAirCinema in Richmond – La La Land
SoundON BC: Open Ear
PPE – Prideful Music with Sara Vickruck
Drag Brunch at Stanley Park Brewing
Vancouver Biennale Summer BIKEnnale/WALKennale
Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market

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Vancouver Mural Festival Expands Its Borders for 5th Anniversary

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The Vancouver Mural Festival (“VMF”) is celebrating its 5th anniversary by reaching beyond its home in Mount Pleasant and into nine neighbourhoods all across the city. The expanded 3-week festival will feature over 60 new murals and a new mobile app to help you discover them all.

Vancouver Mural Festival 2020

Vancouver Mural Festival

When: August 18 to September 7, 2020

Over the past few months, we’ve witnessed the power of street art to lift spirits, inspire hope, heal and connect individuals and communities – locally and around the world. 

This year, instead of a massive Street Party, Vancouver Mural Festival has been reimagined to share the positivity and spirit of VMF with even more people and communities across our city. You’ll find new murals in Mount Pleasant, South Granville, Robson, West End, Downtown, Strathcona, Gastown, Marpole and River District.

Highlights for the 2020 Vancouver Mural Festival include: 

  • August 18, 2020
  • August 18 to September 7, 2020
    • VMF Pop-Up Patio featuring Live Music, Comedy, Drag, and more.
    • VMF: Year 5 Art Exhibit (online) featuring 100+ original works of art by VMF alumni and local artists. All originals and limited prints will be available for sale.
  • August 18, 2020
    • VMF Curator Talks (online) Learn about VMF’s curation process with Lead Curator Drew Young, Graffiti Curator Scott Sueme and 2020 Guest Curators, Krystal Paraboo and Sierra Tasi Baker. 
  • August 18 to September 7, 2020
    • Free Daily Mural Tours presented by Herschel Supply. 
  • August 18 to September 18, 2020
    • Downtown Shopfront Mural Exhibit at the Pendulum Gallery. 
  • On-going
    • Artists painting 60+ murals throughout the city 

The goal of this year’s festival is to support artists, communities and local businesses. Expanding to more neighbourhoods enables more people to enjoy murals within their own communities while encouraging “staycation” mural exploration throughout the city.

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Honour Dr Bonnie Henry and More

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We’ve been sitting on this extraordinary list of nominees since March and now a date has been set for the postponed YWCA Women of Distinction Awards! Along with honouring this year’s nominees, YWCA Metro Vancouver has selected Dr. Bonnie Henry to receive this year’s Icon Award.

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YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Honours Dr Bonnie Henry and More

When: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:00pm
Where: Virtual (unique link to be provided upon registration)

Pay tribute to the 2020 nominees, which include 73 outstanding women and five workplaces, and celebrate the winners during this live virtual event.

Dr Bonnie Henry, Icon

BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, MD MPH, FRCPC, will be the recipient of the 2020 Icon Award. Selected internally by the YWCA, the Icon Award recognizes an extraordinary woman for her achievements throughout her lifetime. Dr. Henry has become a household name as she led the province’s successful and life-saving COVID-19 response. 

She has also brought leadership and much-needed attention to the continued overdose crisis. The YWCA applauds her contributions to public health here in BC, across Canada and internationally throughout her career. Her track record of excellence is an inspiration to so many.  

To celebrate Dr. Henry’s many achievements, she will join Lesly Tayles, Senior Vice President, BC & Yukon Region at Scotiabank, for a special conversation. This exclusive interview will cover Dr. Henry’s significant contributions to public health and her experiences leading British Columbia through this complex time. Tickets to view this exclusive interview are on sale now.

Follow the YWCA of Vancouver on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

YWCA Women of Distinction

YWCA Metro Vancouver is dedicated to achieving women’s equality. Their mission is to touch lives and build better futures for women and their families through advocacy and integrated services that foster economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities.

Miss604 is a proud sponsor of the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, since 2010.

Free Day Passes Required for Some BC Parks

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Due to high visitor volumes resulting in crowding of facilities, packed parking lots and safety issues, you will now need to sign up online for day passes for some BC Parks.

Golden Ears - Photo by Jenny Miles
Golden Ears – Photo by Jenny Miles

Free Day Passes Required for Some BC Parks

As of July 27, 2020, new free day-use passes for six popular BC Parks are available for reservation through the “day-use passes” tab on the Discover Camping website as a part of a pilot project. These parks are:

  • Cypress: Upper mountain trails including the Howe Sound Crest Trail, Hollyburn Mountain trails, and the Black Mountain Plateau trails.
  • Garibaldi: Diamond Head (Elfin Lakes), Rubble Creek (Garibaldi Lake) and Cheakamus trailheads
  • Golden Ears: South Beach Day-Use Parking Lot, Alouette Lake Boat Launch Parking, East and West Canyon Trailhead Parking Lot (including Lower Falls Trail).
  • Mount Robson: Berg Lake Trail
  • Mount Seymour: Upper mountain trails including the Seymour Main Trail, Mystery Lake Trail, and Dog Mountain Trail.
  • Stawamus Chief: Chief Peaks Trail (also called the Backside Trail)

These environments do not easily allow for physical distancing and large numbers of visitors also have increased environmental impacts. The trail systems within these parks can become crowded at narrow pass points and view points which can lead to congestion and difficulties maintaining physical distancing.

The reservation/pass system opens up each morning at 6:00am and some are valid for a whole vehicle, others require each person in the vehicle to have a pass booked. Passes can only be booked on the day of arrival. Select from AM/PM or all day. Passes do not guarantee a parking spot – visitors should plan accordingly. Find more info here.