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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.

Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club: Win Tickets


Monday, September 9th, 2019 — 2:53pm PDT
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It’s been a Vancouver tradition for over 30 years and it’s back again for another season. Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club takes place over three weekends with dancing, music games, schnitzel, sauerkraut, and of course pints of Krombacher and Erdinger.

Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club

Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club

Where: Vancouver Alpen Club (4875 Victoria Dr, Vancouver)
When: October 4-5; October 11-12; October 18-19, 2019
Tickets: Available online now for all three weekends

Watch Vancouver’s very own Schuhplatter dance group the Alpen Plattlers as they perform traditional dances, and sing along with the The Continentals. You will be transported to Munich while participating in authentic Oktoberfest games such as the ever popular stein holding.

Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club 2019

Enter to Win a Prize Pack

I have tickets (and more) to give away to one lucky Miss604 reader! The prize pack includes 2 general tickets, 2 food vouchers, and 2 beers (value $125). Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow the Vancouver Alpen Club on Facebook and Twitter for more information. Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

UPDATE The winner is Carol Anne!

Refresh Market in Squamish: Win 50 Market Dollars


Monday, September 9th, 2019 — 11:40am PDT
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Refresh Market returns to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish this weekend. Shop the edited selection of locally designed and made clothing, ceramics, food, jewelry, dry goods, vintage, and more from 75 local artists, makers and shops, plus food trucks, tin type portraits, music and more in a creative community environment.

Refresh Market
Refresh Market – Photo by Tara O’Grady

Refresh Market – Fall 2019

  • WhatRefresh Market
  • When: Friday, September 13 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Where: West Coast Railway Heritage Park (39645 Government Rd, Squamish)
  • Tickets: Admission is $5 at the door, $3 online before September 12th. Free for kids under 12. Be one of the first 50 on both days to receive a Refresh Market swag bag.
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Refresh Market – Photo by Tara O’Grady

Win 50 Market Dollars

I am giving away 50 market dollars so a lucky Miss604 can do some shopping at the Refresh Market this weekend! Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow Refresh Market on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for more information. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. The winner must be able to pick up the prize at the market.

UPDATE: The winner is Gloria!

Vancouver Modern Home Tour


Monday, September 9th, 2019 — 9:49am PDT
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KPU’s Wilson School of Design is the non-profit partner again this year for the 7th annual Vancouver Modern Home Tour showcasing 7 excellent homes, designed by local architects, builders, and designers.

Modern Homes Tour - Newmarket Drive - Photo by Ema Peter
Modern Homes Tour – Newmarket Drive – Photo by Ema Peter

Vancouver Modern Home Tour

  • When: September 14, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Where: Three homes in Vancouver: East Vancouver and Riley Park (2); 4 homes in the North Shore: Capilano Highlands, Lower Lonsdale (2), and Eagle Harbour.
  • Tickets: Available online now for $45 (plus fees).
    • The Tour homes are visited in any order at your own pace, and provide a day of exploration, education and enjoyment to share with like-minded architecture & design lovers. Tickets are $45 each prior to Tour day, and Day-of tickets are $50 at the door of any Tour home on Tour day.

The Vancouver Modern Home Tour gives people a chance to explore and view some of the greatest examples of modern residential architecture right in their own city.

Year after year, the self-guided event provides a fun, enlightening day of local sight-seeing and open-house-style visits for lovers of architecture, design, real estate, and anyone who enjoys seeing the inside of some really cool homes, plus anyone on the hunt for ideas and inspiration or professionals with which to work.

Participating homeowners get to show off their cool, modern dwellings to neighbours for a day, and a handful of local architects, builders, and designers get another chance to shine in the spotlight. This tour stands out from other tours by showcasing homes that are modern in design and style and by offering this experience to everyone – not just members of an exclusive club or association.

For more information visit the Vancouver Modern Home Tour website.

A Miss604.com guest post by Alexis Miles

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Vancouver International Flamenco Festival 2019: Win Tickets


Thursday, September 5th, 2019 — 12:19pm PDT
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The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival announces its spellbinding lineup of local and international flamenco artists, September 13-29, 2019, with free workshops and ticketed performances at various Vancouver venues.

Manuel Liñán Company in Baile De Autor
Manuel Liñán Company in Baile De Autor

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

When: September 13-29, 2019
Where: Vancouver venues including Vancouver Playhouse, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Waterfront Theatre, St James Community Square, Vancouver Public Library
Tickets: Buy online now for ticketed events »

Festival Highlights

The 2019 Festival proudly presents the Canadian debut of Spain’s Manuel Liñán Company in Baile De Autor (September 14th at the Vancouver Playhouse). Manuel Liñánis one of the main current references in the renewal of both Spanish and flamenco dance

Baile De Autor unites Manuel Liñán as choreographer and performer. After choreographing for other renowned companies such as the Ballet Nacional de España, Nuevo Ballet Español, Rafaela Carrasco, Belen Maya; and having made his mark as a solo dancer, Manuel Liñan sets forth these two facets, which have defined his career. Manuel presents a space in which the director, the author, creates different scenes during the work, breathing life to each element: light, sound, song, guitar, music, dance; a fantasy which creates connecting ties for the artist as choreographer and dancer.

The Festival also features some of the finest Canadian and International Flamenco artists with performances at the intimate Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island:  

  • World Premiere “MAGNETIKAE – a personal journey” by La Otra Orilla (Montreal), Waterfront Theatre Thursday, September 26th at 8:00pm
  • World Premiere “Nuevo II” by Flamenco Rosario & Guests (Vancouver/Spain/Mexico), Waterfront Theatre Saturday, September 28th at 8:00pm
  • La Musica del Flamenco” with Victor Kolstee and featuring Manuel Liñán Company Artists (Vancouver/Spain), The Hall at St James Community Square, Friday, September 13th at 8:00pm 

…And more! Free events include dance classes for adults, children, or seniors; pop-up performances; “Understanding Flamenco”- a lecture demonstration by Flamenco Rosario; and Creative Artistic Residency: Open rehearsal & studio showing.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to Baile De Autor by Manuel Liñán Company at the Vancouver Playhouse on Saturday, September 14th. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival on Facebook and Twitter for more info. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

UPDATE: The winner is Anita! Rose!

It Takes a Village Whitecaps Exhibit at the BC Sports Hall of Fame


Thursday, September 5th, 2019 — 10:44am PDT
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The BC Sports Hall of Fame is one of my favourite places in Downtown Vancouver. It’s got everything I like in an attraction: A whole lot of history, inspirational stories, a Vancouver 2010 exhibit, an Indigenous Sport Gallery, behind the scenes tours, and plenty of hands-on activities. New this season, they have launched It Takes a Village, a special exhibit honouring the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer Bowl championship.

It Takes a Village - BC Sports Hall

It Takes a Village Whitecaps Exhibit

It Takes A Village honours the 1979 Whitecaps squad that won the North American Soccer League title, and in doing so, captured the hearts and imagination of people across British Columbia.

It Takes a Village - BC Sports Hall

The exhibit includes rare 1979 season artifacts, photos, archival film footage, and interactives on the greatest season in Whitecaps history – and is appropriately named, in recognition of sportscaster Jim McKay’s observation during the Whitecaps playoff run in 1979 that, “Vancouver must be like a deserted village right now.”

Win a Prize Pack

If you would like to check this out for yourself, I have a pair of admission tickets to give away. PLUS, the Whitecaps have included a two VWFC bucket/sun hats and an autographed scarf. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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The BC Sports Hall of Fame is open daily at Gate A of BC Place, from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily. Follow along on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram for more info.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

UDPATE The winner is Cassie!