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Trivia Night for Aunt Leah’s Place: Win Tickets


Saturday, April 6th, 2019 — 9:33am PDT
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There’s a Trivia Night coming up in Vancouver, in support of one of my favourite local causes! Aunt Leah’s is hosting a Trivia Extravaganza and Silent Auction on April 27th which will be a fun night of obscure facts, laughter and good times, as they raise money for local foster youth in need.

Trivia Night for Aunt Leah's

Trivia Night for Aunt Leah’s Place

  • Where: St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Centre (Large Hall – 3150 Ash Street, Vancouver). Plenty of Free Parking on-site! or an 11 min walk from Broadway-City Hall Skytrain Station
  • When: Saturday, April 27th, 2019
    7:00 pm Doors Open (Silent Auction Preview & Mingle)
    7:30 pm Trivia Starts
    10:00 pm Silent Auction Ends
  • Tickets: Individual tickets or tables 6-8 people may be booked. $35/person book online now »

The evening includes live music, delicious craft beer generously provided by Luppolo Brewing, and dozens of Silent Auction items to bid on.

I love Trivia Nights. One of my crowning achievements came last summer when I was visiting my in-laws in small town Iowa. Every time John and I visit, we go to Trivia Night (first Tuesday of the month) and this time our family team won. It was a tough challenge, but it was a glorious victory. There was even a trophy that took two hands to hold up above my head triumphantly (and rather obnoxiously) as our team posed for photos afterward. So, I’m very excited to offer up the opportunity to YOU to join a Trivia Night here in Vancouver, thanks to Aunt Leah’s.

About Aunt Leah’s

Aunt Leah’s Place helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless and mothers in need from losing custody of their children. To support them on their journey to self-sufficiency, they provide supported housing, job training, and coaching on essential life skills.

Win Tickets

I have two tickets available to Trivia Night for Aunt Leah’s. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow Aunt Leah’s on Facebook and Twitter for more info. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

UPDATE The winner is Sarah!

Get Outdoors: Explore Coquitlam this Spring


Thursday, April 4th, 2019 — 2:50pm PDT
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April puts spring back in our steps. If you’re eager to get outdoors and explore some new terrain, check out these adventures in Coquitlam.

Ridge Park Hiking - Coquitlam
Ridge Park Hiking

Think hiking trails less travelled, adrenalin-inducing mountain biking trails and golf games with crazy views. So shed those winter layers, dust off the bicycles, lace up your runners and hiking boots, and get outside!

We’ve got the lowdown on top things to do, where to pick up the season’s top sporting goods, and some suggestions of where to have a cold drink or bite to eat at the end of the day.

Well, what are you waiting for? Let’s get out there.

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5 Reasons You Can’t Miss One Night in the Valley


Thursday, April 4th, 2019 — 2:44pm PDT
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One Night in the Valley (April 27th) is the ultimate “Country Nights” Gala supporting Variety – the Children’s Charity where guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind Valley event experience at the iconic Cloverdale Agriplex. Supporting a wonderful local cause, here are 5 reasons you have to join me at this fantastic event!

One Night in the Valley for Variety BC

Tailgate Party

Guests will be welcomed to the event through the Red Carpet Tailgater featuring Preston GM’s 2019 trucks line-up.

Live Entertainment

Enjoy country line-dancing led by the cowgirls at Zynth & Co., musical performances by Cambree Lovesy, Shylo Sharity and Todd Richard, and the private headline concert with platinum-selling recording artist & 2018 multi-CCMA Award Winner, Dallas Smith!

The Food

One Night in the Valley will have a whiskey tasting lounge hosted by the Joseph Richard Group and the gala meal will be an upscale-country BBQ feast prepared by MasterChef Canada Winner, David Jorge and Blank Canvas Catering.

The Location

Located at the Cloverdal Agriplex in Surrey, you don’t need to travel to Downtown Vancouver to enjoy this premier gala evening. If you are traveling and would like to stay close by, there are hotel deals to be had with the Holiday Inn (17530 64th Ave, Surrey) and Sandman Inn and Suites (8855 202 St, Langley) just quote Variety’s One Night in the Valley when you book.

The Cause!

With your ticket, you’ll be supporting the important work that Variety – The Children’s Charity of BC does throughout the year, helping thousands of BC kids with special needs. You can also participate in the fundraising live and silent auctions include vacation getaways, wine packages, Thomas Rhett concert tickets and much, much more.

One Night in the Valley for Variety BC

Where: Cloverdale Agriplex (17798 62 Ave, Surrey)
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 6:00pm
Tickets: A limited number of tickets remain for $249. Corporate tables of 10 are available for $3,500.

Follow Variety BC on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for more info and follow the tag #VarietyInTheValley for updates throughout the event.

Miss604’s Rebecca Bollwitt is a proud member of the Board of Directors of Variety – The Children’s Charity of BC.

Role of Indigenous Women and Water Explored in New Bill Reid Gallery Exhibition


Thursday, April 4th, 2019 — 11:24am PDT
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Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents qaʔ yəxw – water honours us: womxn and waterways. The premiere group exhibition is guest curated by four members of the ReMatriate Collective – Tsēmā Igharas (Tahltan), Tiffany Creyke (Tahltan), Angela Marie Schenstead (nêhiyaw), and Denver Lynxleg (Anishinaabe) – and features nine Indigenous artists.

Becoming-Worthy-by-Marika-Echachis-Swan
Becoming Worthy by Marika Echachis Swan

Bill Reid Gallery Presents qaʔ yəxw – water honours us: womxn and waterways

Where: Bill Reid Gallery (639 Hornby St, Vancouver)
When: April 10 to October 2, 2019

The exhibition will also feature Audrey Siegl (Musqueam) as an important contemporary Water Keeper. The show honours the important role of Indigenous women on the coast, both past and present, in a timely investigation amid ongoing debates about pipelines and Indigenous rights. qaʔ yəxw is a hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ expression that means “water honoursus.”

qaʔ yəxw – water honours us: womxn and waterwaysfeatures video, photography, carving, printmaking, beading, and performance by artists affiliated with various Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast and the interior of British Columbia.

Each of the nine artists considers a unique experience with the life-giving element of water, and creates innovative works based on culturally specific practices:

Richelle Bear Hat (Blackfoot/Cree)
Krystle Coughlin (Selkirk)
Lindsay Katsitsakataste Delaronde (Mohawk)
Alison Marks (Tlingit)
Dionne Paul (Nuxalk/Sechelt)
Kali Spitzer (Kaska Dena)
Marika Echachis Swan (Nuu-chah-nulth) 
Carrielynn Victor (Sto:lo) 
Veronica Waechter (Gitxsan)

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Veronica Waechter

Free Admission First Friday of the Month

Thanks to their partnership with the Vancouver International Airport the gallery is able to offer FREE admission from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm every first Friday of the month. Next date is Friday, April 5, 2019.

Follow the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more info.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Thursday, April 4th, 2019 — 8:50am PDT
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April is here and so is the Cherry Blossom Festival and soon, our two local tulip festivals. This weekend enjoy some great festivals, theatre, markets and more!

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Friday, April 5, 2019
Looking Glass Foundation’s 15th Annual Gala
BC Log Home & Cottage Show
Bonfire Nights-Indie Music Fundraiser
There Is No Easy Mode:A Night of Video Game Trivia
Blue Dirt Concert
Darts Hill Spring Opening
Forage Distillers Dinner
KPU Fine Arts BFA Grad Show
GLORY at Gateway Theatre
Reclaiming our Roots at Gallery Gachet
A Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Singin’ in the Rain at the Massey Theatre
Firehall Arts: The Tashme Project: The Living Archives
Pacific Theatre Presents: Cherry Docs
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

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Handel Coronation Anthems: Win Tickets


Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 — 12:10pm PDT
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Early Music Vancouver (“EMV”), in collaboration with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (“PBO”) and the Vancouver Cantata Singers (“VCS”), presents Handel Coronation Anthems on April 14th at the Chan Centre.

Esteemed conductor and organist Alexander Weimann leads the PBO, VCS, and four internationally renowned soloists in a spectacular large-scale performance of two Handel masterpieces: Coronation Anthems and Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne.

Handel Coronation Anthems

When: Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3:00pm
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (UBC, 6265 Crescent Rd)
Tickets: Available online now from $18

Pacific Baroque Orchestra and Vancouver Cantata Singers by Jan Gates
Pacific Baroque Orchestra and Vancouver Cantata Singers. Photo by Jan Gates

Since their successful debut, Handel’s Coronation Anthems have remained at the heart of the favoured English Baroque repertoire. Handel’s setting of Zadok the Priest, the first of the four anthems, has been included at every British coronation since 1727. The long instrumental opening of this work remains one of music history’s greatest examples of how to build anticipation and tension.

EMV’s programme will also include a performance of Handel’s festive Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne. This earlier work was written in 1713 and honours both Queen Anne’s birthday and the celebration of the Treaty of Utrecht that finally ended the War of Spanish succession in 1712. Scored for three solo voices, choir, and orchestra, it begins with one of Handel’s most beloved and famous solos Eternal Source of Light Divine, featuring the trumpet and the alto voice. Millions of people all over the world heard this piece during the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018.

This highly anticipated concert will showcase four internationally recognized vocal soloists: Sumner Thompson (bass-baritone), Ross Hauck (tenor), Vicki St. Pierre (mezzo soprano), and Danielle Sampson (soprano), paired with the glorious voices of the Vancouver Cantata Singers.

The all-star vocalists will be accompanied by Vancouver’s own Juno-nominated PBO led by acclaimed music director and harpsichordist Alexander Weimann. Formed in 1990, the PBO is universally recognized as one of Canada’s best orchestras playing on period instruments.

In addition to sharing Handel’s magnificent works, EMV looks forward to announcing its captivating 2019–20 season at the beginning of the concert at the Chan Centre.

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I have a pair of tickets to give away to this performance! Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow Early Music Vancouver on Facebook and Twitter for more info. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.