Win Tickets to the Fair at the PNE


Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 — 12:33pm PDT
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There’s no better way to top off a fun-filled summer than with a visit to the Fair at the PNE. Rides, attractions, concerts, and some crazier (and tastier) than ever food options — it’s been a Vancouver tradition for over 100 years!

The Fair at the PNE

When: August 18 to September 3, 2018 (closed Mondays)
Open 11:00am until late (weather permitting)

Explore exhibits, enjoy live performances, be thrilled by rides, play games, learn about livestock, shop for treasures, and eat the yummiest food all in one place.

PNE Summer Night Concerts

PNE Summer Concerts

The Summer Night Concerts, free with your Fair admission, will run nightly at 8:30pm in the PNE Amphitheatre.

Saturday, August 18 @ 8:30pm Boyz II Men
Sunday, August 19 @ 8:30pm Air Supply
Tuesday, August 21 @ 8:30pm Dean Brody
Wednesday, August 22 @ 8:30pm Goo Goo Dolls
Thursday, August 23 @ 8:30pm I Love the 90s Tour
with Salt-N-Pepa, Color Me Badd & More

Friday, August 24 @ 8:30pm Wilson Philips
Saturday, August 25 @ 8:30pm Marianas Trench
Sunday, August 26 @ 8:30pm Lost 80s Live
with A Flock of Seagulls, Men Without Hats & More

Tuesday, August 28 @ 8:30pm 112 Featuring Slim
Wednesday, August 29 @ 8:30pm Kool & the Gang
Thursday, August 30 @ 8:30pm Jann Arden
Friday, August 31 @ 8:30pm Burton Cummings & Band
Saturday, September 1 @ 8:30pm Chicago
Sunday, September 2 @ 8:30pm Village People
Monday, September 3 @ 8:30pm Cyndi Lauper

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New Entertainment and Attractions

Free with admission:

Knights of Valour
Pacific Coliseum
Daily, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 7:00pm

POPnology
Rollerland Building
Daily, 11:00am to 11:00pm

Action Sports World Tour
Pacific Coliseum
Daily, 4:30, 8:00pm

Street of Dreams
Miller Drive
Open Daily, 11:00am to 11:00pm

Silver Starlets
Festival Park
Daily, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm

NOVA: The Emergence of Light
Festival Park
Nightly, 10:15pm

Lost World of Dragons
Garden Auditorium
Open Daily, 11:00am to 10:00pm

ARCY LIVE! – Live Event Mural
Festival Park
Daily, 11:00am – 6:00pm

Win Passes

I have a 4-pack of passes to give away for the Fair at the PNE. Enjoy all of the free with admission activities included the Summer Nights Concert Series! 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 Monday, August 13, 2018.

Follow the Fair at the PNE on Facebook and Twitter for more information. Stop by this year from August 18, 2018 to September 3, 2018 excluding Mondays, August 20 and 27.

Update The winner is Cheuk Lau!

Put Garbage in its Place with the VanConnect App


Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 — 9:57am PDT
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It’s that time of year when the beach population soars, visitors and locals pack the city for festivals and activities, and we all partake in picnics or delicious take-out from our fine restaurants. While we can do our best to promote “pack out what you pack in”, and we love to keep our city beautiful, all the trash that is generated could pile up.

You can use the City of Vancouver’s VanConnect App to not only report overflowing litter cans in parks and on City streets this season, but you can also use the app to report abandoned garbage throughout the year.

Put Garbage in its Place with the VanConnect App

The free app can be downloaded for Android and iOS, and Blackberry at any time.

You can report all kinds of issues on the VanConnect App, from graffiti to broken street lights and litter, all on the go from the palm of your hand. Abandoned mattress in the alley? Snap a photo and report it for cleanup. You can also find out when to water your lawn, upcoming road closures, and the latest news.

VanConnect App Screenshots

Once you have the app open, click on the Submit Service Request button right in the centre. Garbage & Litter, then select the type.

For abandoned garbage, you can report appliances, donation bin cleanup, electronic waste, furniture, garbage and miscellaneous junk, mattresses/box springs. The next step is to pin point the location on a map, add a photo (optional), fill in a few more location details and submit.

Help keep our City beautiful this summer and beyond!

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Pirate Pak Day at White Spot 2018


Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 — 9:34am PDT
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Adults throughout the province can feel like a kid again when they enjoy an Adult Pirate Pak to support White Spot’s 9th annual Pirate Pak Day charity initiative. For each Pirate Pak sold on August 15th, White Spot will donate $2.00 to Zajac Ranch for Children, an established BC charity that provides a once-in-a-lifetime summer camp experience to kids and young adults with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities.

Pirate Pak Day at White Spot

Pirate Pak Day

The Pirate Pak is a legendary favourite that has been enjoyed by millions since 1968. The Pirate Pak was first created by Nat Bailey in 1968 to provide an exclusive dining experience for kids age 10 and under. This year the Pirate Pak celebrates its 50th birthday!

On August 15th, the Adult Pirate Pak Day menu will be available for dine-in and takeout. The menu includes a selection of the famous burgers (Legendary, BC Chicken, Bacon Cheddar and Veggie), sandwiches and more. All are served in the iconic Pirate boat, and complete with “endless” Kennebec fries, creamy coleslaw, a soft drink, a scoop of premium rich ice cream and a chocolate “gold” coin. View the full Pirate Pak Day menu for adults here »

BONUS! For every sleeve or pint of any one of our craft beers on draught, or any glass of wine from the 100% VQA wine list, White Spot’s partners will donate 25¢ to Zajac Ranch.

Almost a million Pirate Paks were sold last year (54,064 of them were on Pirate Pak Day alone). To date, White Spot has raised a total of more than $660,000 for Zajac Ranch for Children and sent more than 400 kids to camp.

White Spot will be sending kids to Zajac Ranch for “White Spot Week” from August 20 to 23. The kids will participate in a variety of activities such as horseback riding, kayaking, water sports and arts and crafts – an opportunity that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.

Win a Gift Card

To celebrate Pirate Pak Day, I have a $50 White Spot gift card to give away, 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 Pirate Pak Day, Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Follow White Spot on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information.

Update: The winner is @ThiesenArt!

Marriott Root Beer Float Day


Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 — 4:55pm PDT
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Enjoy a sweet, refreshing treat with proceeds supporting a fantastic local cause! All of Downtown Vancouver’s Marriott family hotels are participating in Root Beer Float Day on August 8th & 9th, with all proceeds going to the BC Children’s’ Hospital Foundation.

Marriott Root Beer Float Day

Marriott Root Beer Float Day

Enjoy a deliciously classic A&W root beer float at the following locations:

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Thursday, August 9, 2018
12:00pm to 4:00pm
At the Fountain Square
The A&W Root Bear will be on site

The Westin Grand
Thursday, August 9, 2018
11:00am to 5:00pm
In the Westin Grand Lobby
Get a free Nanaimo bar with each float

The Westin Bayshore
Thursday, August 9, 2018
11:00am to 3:00pm
Along the Stanley Park Seawall

Marriott Pinnacle
Thursday, August 9, 2018
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Visit the outside Lobby

JW Parq Marriott and
The Douglas Hotel
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Inside both lobbies
Sunny the Bear from the BCCHF will be on site

Sheraton YVR and
Marriott YVR in Richmond
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
12:00pm to 3:00pm
In the parking lot of each hotel

Stop by August 8th & 9th and #FloatForKids!

Perseid Meteor Shower August 2018


Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 — 4:16pm PDT
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It’s the stargazing highlight of the entire summer season, and the Perseid Meteor Shower peaks this week! Probably the most well-known of all the yearly meteor showers, the Weather Network has shared two things that make the Perseid Meteor Shower particularly spectacular:

Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseid Meteor Shower

1) It is one of only three yearly meteor showers where its possible to see up to 100 meteors per hour (the other two are in autumn and winter), and

2) the Perseids produce the greatest number of bright fireball meteors, compared to every other meteor shower we know.

Right now, Earth is passing through a wide stream of meteoroids in space – small bits of ice, dust and rock orbiting the Sun, after being left behind by the passage of a massive ball of ice, dust and rock, known as Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle.

When these meteoroids encounter Earth’s atmosphere, they streak through the sky, producing bright flashes of light that we call the Perseid Meteor Shower.

Where to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower

The shower actually runs from July 17 to August 24, as it takes over a month for Earth to completely traverse the width of the meteoroid stream left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle. The peak will be August 12-13, and the best time to watch!

Want to catch a glimpse without light pollution from the city getting in the way? Here’s how:

Aldergrove Regional Park
Where: Meet at Aldergrove Bowl entrance at 501 Lefeuvre Road, Abbotsford
When: Saturday August 11, 2018 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Cost: $2 per person, drop in anytime
Details: Meet astronomers and space enthusiasts who will have telescopes aimed at the skies. Enjoy lantern-lit trails, games, crafts, blacklight theatres and fun activities from Science World, H.R. Macmillan Space Centre, Langley Environmental Partners Society, and many others. Camp overnight to extend your star-gazing experience. This event is presented with Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Read more about the celestial event via the Weather Network.

Cabin Fever at the Vancouver Art Gallery: Win Passes


Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 — 1:03pm PDT
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Cabin Fever, a new exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, is the first-ever exhibition investigating the cabin’s architectural typology and influence on contemporary culture. The centerpiece of this exhibition is a collection of 17 architectural models installed in chronological order showcasing the cultural influences that have informed cabin design in North America since the 17th century.

Cabin Fever at the Vancouver Art Gallery

In addition, two full-scale installations by American artist and filmmaker James Benning and a full-size cabin by Canadian artist Liz Magor will be mounted in the Gallery space.

Cabin Fever at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St
When: June 9 to September 30, 2018
Admission: Ticket prices range from Prices range from $6.50 to $24.

From rustic sanctuary of the kind Henry David Thoreau wrote about in his book Walden (1854), to minimalist homestead popularized by coffee table books Rock the Shack and Hide and Seek, and websites such as Cabin Porn, the cabin and its connotations have evolved over centuries.

Cabin Fever at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Cabin Fever explores this evolution through three key themes: “Shelter”, which introduces the cabin as a practical solution to patterns of westward expansion and emergency relief; “Utopia”, which examines the cabin as the ideal locale to practice introspection or to escape the conventions of society; and “Porn”, which positions the cabin as an idea fully integrated into popular culture.

Win Passes

I have a 4-pack of passes to give away to Cabin Fever. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow the Vancouver Art Gallery on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for information about this exhibition, special events, and more.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, August 13, 2018. Passes are valid to be used during the Cabin Fever exhibition, until September 30, 2018.

Update The winner is Kevin!

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