FVDED in the Park Single Day Lineup 2018


Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 — 2:35pm PDT
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The FVDED in the Park single day lineup has been released and single day tickets will go on sale Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:00am. Future and FERG will headline Friday, July 6, 2018 and KYGO and Kehlani closing out Saturday, July 7, 2018.

FVDED in the Park Single Day Lineup 2018

FVDED in the Park Single Day Lineup

FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2018
Future, FERG, Kaskade, Duke Dumont, REZZ, NAV, Trippie Redd, 88Glam, Ookay, Killy, Jack Harlow, Berhana, Blaise Moore, AC Slater, Murda Beatz, London on da Track, Noodles, Juelz

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018
KYGO, Kehlani, Brockhampton, Illenium, Lil Skies, BAZZI, Slander, Whethan, Grandtheft, K?D, Smooky MarGielaa, Harrison Broome, Robotaki, Chris Lake, Destructo, Graves, A.CHAL, Tails

This year’s FVDED in the Park will again feature some of the biggest names in dance, hip hop, rap, and modern R&B. Fans can enjoy non-stop music across three stages, with a fresh new look and feel planned for the Northwest Stage.

Proudly presented by Blueprint and Live Nation Canada, and hosted at Holland Park in Surrey, FVDED in the Park is the largest outdoor music event in Metro Vancouver with over 40,000 festival goers attending the two day event in 2017.

Follow #FVDEDinthePark & #FVDED2018 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter for more info.

The Release Party at the Roundhouse


Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 — 1:02pm PDT
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There are some fantastic events coming up during BC Youth Week and right here in Vancouver there will be the world premiere of a play created by youth in collaboration with professional artists.

The Release Party at the Roundhouse

Some Assembly Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of The Release Party, a new play with the Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group (“RHYTAG”).

When: May 2-5, 2018
Performance Times: May 3, 11:00am & 1:30pm; May 4 & 5, 7:30pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews)
Tickets: Admission is FREE. Donations are appreciated. For reservations contact: Ken Lawson (604) 603-5247 or kenlawson@shaw.ca.

Some Assembly Theatre: The Release Party
Some Assembly Theatre: The Release Party: Laurel, Sian, Christopher, Elodie. Photo by Emily Cooper.

The Release Party is a play based on real life – a story powerful enough to save lives. It is a celebration of youth expression in a pursuit to manage struggles with mental health, bullying, and suicide prevention.

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Honda Celebration of Light Countries for 2018


Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 — 10:37am PDT
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The Honda Celebration of Light has announced their participating countries for the summer of 2018! South Africa, Sweden and South Korea will light up the sky on those hot Vancouver nights at English Bay.

Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks

Honda Celebration of Light Countries for 2018

The unforgettable energy of the Honda Celebration of Light returns for its 28th year with a thrilling line-up featuring competing teams.

  • Saturday, July 28, 2018 Fireworks for Africa, representing South Africa
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Unique Pyrotechnic, representing Sweden
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018 Daehan Fireworks Co., representing South Korea

New Theme!

For the first time ever, all three participating countries will be required to incorporate the same theme into their fireworks display and musical accompaniment. As voted by the public, this year’s theme
will be Love.

At 10:00pm each night, rain or shine, the fireworks will begin from barges located in English Bay. Music simulcast can be heard on LG 104.3 FM and through the festival’s mobile app, which will be released in early summer. The winning team will be announced on August 7th, 2018.

Front Row Fireworks

Family Fun, Reserved Seating, and More

Back again for all three days, the Park Stage at Second Beach is a free family-friendly festival site featuring live music, food trucks, sponsor activations, a site-wide liquor license and the REMAX Family Zone. The event also welcomes back the Red Bull Air Show, a spectacular pre-show performance. New this year, radio partner Z95.3 will be presenting Z-Fest on The Keg Lounge stage overlooking English Bay for 3 nights of music programming.

Attendees can reserve a seat at the 3-day summer festival with exclusive VIP and family-friendly viewing options of the fireworks with the best seats in the house! Limited seats are available for the 3 ticketed viewing locations: The Keg Lounge, the Concord Lounge at the Inukshuk, and the YVR Observation Deck with new partner Air Canada included in the Observation Deck experience.

All tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, April 13, 2018 online.

Follow the Honda Celebration of Light on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more info.

Williams Lake Art Walk


Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 — 8:21am PDT
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It’s amazing what you can discover about a community when you get out of your vehicle and explore its downtown core, rather than breeze right through on the highway. Last summer I had the distinct pleasure of touring around the Cariboo region and one of the places that really caught my attention was Williams Lake. I went mountain biking, I hung out with some Timber Kings, and I discovered cool shops and cafés with my new BFF, Arty the Art Walker.

Williams Lake: #ExploreCariboo

Read more about the Williams Lake Art Walk in my FestivalSeekers story »

Did you know that Williams Lake is the Mural Capital of the Cariboo? I met up with Arty at the Cariboo Arts and Culture Centre, where a sidewalk pottery sale was taking place. From there he showed me some of the participating venues for the Williams Lake Art Walk. The concept is that visitors can pick up an Art Walk passport, visit the venues (shops, services, and eateries) view the artwork on display from local artists in the Cariboo, get stamps and enter to win a prize. It not only shows you some awesome local art (which you can buy) but introduces you to the community through these venues.

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PayByPhone Referral Program


Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 — 4:39pm PDT
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There are some moments when technology makes life so simple, when you might think to yourself: “We live in the future!” One of those moments is when I don’t have to stand in line to pay for parking at a pay station. Better yet, when I don’t have a to leave a meeting to re-up my parking. Both of these tasks, and more, can be done with the PayByPhone app on my mobile.

Found in both public and private parking spaces across Metro Vancouver, PayByPhone allows you to pay to park without coins or waiting in line, and you can extend your parking time from anywhere (within city limits). The app is available in cities across the United States, Canada, France, the UK, and Australia.

  • Pay for parking in seconds using just your mobile phone
  • Extend a parking session from anywhere (within city limits)
  • Receive parking reminders before your time expires
  • You can add multiple credit cards, including Visa

PayByPhone Referral

PayByPhone Referral Program

April 9, 2018 to May 31, 2018

PayByPhone has setup a pretty sweet referral program. PayByPhone customers have the opportunity to collect a number of Starbucks eGift cards and be entered to win a $250 CAD Visa gift card! Here are all the options:

1) Existing PayByPhone users who refer 2 friends via this online form will receive a $5 Starbucks eGift.

2) If someone who is referred parks with PayByPhone at any public of private parking space where PayByPhone is accepted – and pays with Visa – within the Metro Vancouver Regional District, they will also be eligible to receive a $5 Starbucks eGift.

3) If someone who is referred parks with PayByPhone at any public of private parking space where PayByPhone is accepted within the Metro Vancouver Regional District – and pays with Visa – they will be entered to win a $250 CAD Visa gift card, along with the friend who referred them!

Please note: There are one hundred (100) eGifts to be given to Referrers and one hundred (100) eGifts to be given to Referees.

Full terms and conditions can be viewed here »

The Fine Print
The Promotion and Contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. PST on April 9, 2018 and ends at the earlier of 11:59:59 p.m. PST on May 31, 2018 or the time when 100 Starbucks eGifts have been distributed to Referrers and 100 eGifts have been distributed to Referees. There are a total of (2) awesome Contest prizes to be won for a total value of approximately $500 CAD. Chances of winning will depend on number of entries. NO PURCHASE OR OBLIGATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open ONLY to legal Canadian residents of the Province of British Columbia who have reached the age of majority at their time of entry. Void in all other geographic locations and where prohibited.

The Promotion and Contest  is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (individually, a “Platform” or collectively, the “Platforms”), Visa Inc., or the Starbucks Corporation.

For more information, you can follow PayByPhone on Facebook and Twitter.

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