Chris Griffin at the Biltmore: Win Tickets


Friday, September 14th, 2018 — 1:02pm PDT
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JFL NorthWest presents Vancouver’s own Chris Griffin – the comedian, not the cartoon character – for two performances at The Biltmore Cabaret on October 18, 2018. Vancouver-based Chris Griffin has established himself as one of comedy’s most dynamic storytellers and you can attend this show which will be part of a live comedy taping.

Chris Griffin at the Biltmore

When: Thursday, October 18 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm
where: The Biltmore Cabaret (2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver)
Tickets: Available online now for 7:00pm & 9:30pm.

Chris Griffin Photo: Rebecca Blissett
Chris Griffin, photo credit: Rebecca Blissett

After winning the Great Canadian Laugh Off, Chris set his academic degrees aside (BAs in English and Political Science), quit his stable job, sold his house, and hit the road to do what he loves best – drinking, making people laugh, and reclaiming his name after enduring over a decade of awful “Family Guy” jokes.

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Grouse Mountain’s New Mountain Ropes Adventure


Friday, September 14th, 2018 — 10:11am PDT
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It’s a great ice breaker, to begin with. Helmets on, harnesses tightened, clipping carabiners into the life-line on the first obstacle of the Mountain Ropes Adventure at Grouse Mountain.

Grouse Mountain Ropes Adventure

Along with your SkyRide or Grind to the top, the lumberjack show, and a visit with grizzlies Grinder and Coola, this new attraction is an amusingly challenging addition to the activities lineup at the Peak of Vancouver.

A little “welp!” from me, before latching my trolley onto the demo course zipline as our guide Matt watched our group learn the ropes – literally and figuratively.

A “wahoo!” from our adventurous nephew as he left the first full zipline tower and sailed over a pond.

And a calculated, “Ok.” from John before his feet left the platform and he soared between the evergreens completing his first line of the course.

Grouse Mountain Ropes Adventure

A little fear, a whole lot of adrenaline and excitement, and a seriously decent workout rolled into one action-packed activity.

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Disclosure: Review
This is not a sponsored post. My experience was compliments of Grouse Mountain for review purposes. Others in my party paid full price.

Oktoberfest at H2 Rotisserie & Bar: Win Tickets


Thursday, September 13th, 2018 — 12:12pm PDT
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Dust off your lederhosen or dirndls because on September 28th, the H2 Rotisserie & Bar garden-side terrace will become the scene of a lavish German volksfest — traditional, yet elevated!

Oktoberfest at H2 Rotisserie & Bar

Where: The Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, 1601 Bayshore Drive
When: Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Tickets: A limited number of tickets are available online for $60 per person.

Oktoberfest at H2 Rotisserie & Bar

In addition to a sprawling, indulgent all-you-can-eat menu of classic Deutsch fare, guests will enjoy craft beer courtesy of Red Truck Brewing Company, party-appropriate song and dance from Siegel Entertainment’s The Alpiners Oompapa Band, group games, and more. Each ticket includes entry, a complimentary beer ticket, plus a beer stein to take home. Arrive in your finest lederhosen or dirndls for a chance to win a best-dressed prize.

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Port Moody Events for Tri-Cities Culture Days Weekend


Thursday, September 13th, 2018 — 10:29am PDT
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Tri-Cities Culture Days 2018Enjoy activities and events during Tri-Cities Culture Days Weekend, September 28-30, 2018. Culture Days represents the largest-ever collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in Canada with thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to create, participate and share.

Inspiring greater public participation in arts, culture and heritage, Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam will host over 20 free events. Here’s what’s happening in Port Moody:

Port Moody Events for Tri-Cities Culture Days Weekend

Port Moody Scavenger Hunt

Port Moody Scavenger Hunt
When: September 28 to 30 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Throughout Port Moody
Follow clues through Port Moody for the 4th annual Scavenger Hunt! You’ll see some of the City’s public art, view great historical sites and increase your eco knowledge along the way. We’ll have a riddle for you to solve – win some great Port Moody swag. Grab your family and friends and sign up online »

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Dali and Picasso at Oakridge Centre in Vancouver


Thursday, September 13th, 2018 — 10:03am PDT
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Oakridge Centre in partnership with Chali-Rosso Art Gallery will host, for the first time, “Meet the Masters’ art exhibition – showcasing original Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali works of art. This free exhibition draws a parallel between these two Modern Masters.

Dali and Picasso at Oakridge Centre in Vancouver

When: Friday, September 21, 2018 to Sunday, October 14, 2018
Where: Oakridge Centre’s West Gallery (650 W. 41st Ave, Vancouver)
Admission: Free!

Dali and Picasso at Oakridge Centre in Vancouver

This public Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali exhibition will include numerous pieces of art that highlight various stages of these two artists’ professional careers. Picasso and Dali worked and created artworks during the same time period, and they also had a relationship of mutual inspiration and rivalry. These prolific artists are known for breaking away from tradition by bringing abstraction into the realm of art for the first time.

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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Thursday, September 13th, 2018 — 8:55am PDT
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The leaves are starting to turn and the rain is back, but the fun around Vancouver isn’t stopping! Check out the last weekend of the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival, these Local Farms for Fun, and the big Vancouver weekend event list before for things to do:

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Friday, September 14, 2018
Slurpee Name Your Price Day
Family Paint Night
Urban Looks at Central City
Easter Seals Drop Zone Vancouver
Westward Music Festival
F-O-R-M Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Baba Yaga and the Black Flower
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Precious Little
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Marion Bridge at the Kay Meek Centre

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