Family Day Events in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley


Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 — 3:41pm PST
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Family Day in BC is coming up on Monday, February 18, 2019. It’s a new date this year – lining up with the rest of Canada’s holiday dates – so the event list is a bit thinner. However, I update this list every day so check back often to see what’s happening around the region:

BC Family Day in Metro Vancouver

Family Day in Metro Vancouver

Abbotsford
Feb 18: Family Day Photos at High Street
Feb 18: Kit & Caboodle – Family Day Kit Packing

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February Events in Metro Vancouver 2019


Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 — 11:34am PST
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February is a fun month in Vancouver, where we shift from winter blues to budding blossoms, Valentine’s Day dinners, family day fun, cultural festivals and much more. Your February event list for Metro Vancouver is below and if you have anything to add, you can send it in at any time for a free listing. This post is updated daily throughout the month, thanks!

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February Events in Metro Vancouver

Jump to: Friday, February 1 to Sunday, February 3, 2019
Jump to: Monday, February 4 to Sunday, February 10, 2019
Jump to: Monday, February 11 to Sunday, February 17, 2019
Jump to: Monday, February 18 to Sunday, February 24, 2019
Jump to: Monday, February 25 to Thursday, February 28, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019
Wickfest Surrey
pARTy@PdA: Books with Burgundy
Dine Out Vancouver Festival
PuSh Performing Arts Festival
There Is No Easy Mode:A Night of Video Game Trivia
Brain & Other Stories
Hoobiyee 2019 Ts’amiks Edition
Aberdeen Centre Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair
Flower Market & Prosperity Tree Gifts Away – Yaohan Centre
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
Annie The Musical
Rendez-Vous French Film Festival
Studio 58 presents CABARET
Langley Players: Half Life
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Winter Wander at Vanier Park
2019 Unicorn Ball
Opening Reception: What Grows Beneath
MacKay Wetland Cleanup and Maintenance
Lunar New Year Celebrations at Central City
Groundhog Day in Afghanistan
Vancouver Wellness Show
Black History Month at the VIFF Vancity Theatre
Wickfest Surrey
Lunar New Year Celebrations: Metropolis at Metrotown
Dine Out Vancouver Festival
PuSh Performing Arts Festival
Hoobiyee 2019 Ts’amiks Edition
Aberdeen Centre Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair
Flower Market & Prosperity Tree Gifts Away – Yaohan Centre
Riley Park Winter Farmers Market
Kwantlen St Winter Farmers Market
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
Annie The Musical
Rendez-Vous French Film Festival
Studio 58 presents CABARET
Langley Players: Half Life
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Vancouver Wellness Show
Wickfest Surrey
Lunar New Year Celebrations: Metropolis at Metrotown
Dine Out Vancouver Festival
PuSh Performing Arts Festival
Cannery Farmers Market
Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market
Port Moody Winter Farmers Market
Aberdeen Centre Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair
Flower Market & Prosperity Tree Gifts Away – Yaohan Centre
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
Annie The Musical
Rendez-Vous French Film Festival
Studio 58 presents CABARET
Langley Players: Half Life

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BC SPCA Treat Week


Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 — 10:08am PST
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While Cupcake Day was pretty awesome, the BC SPCA is kicking their fundraising initiative up a notch this year with a full Treat Week! Treat Week is your way to help BC’s animals. Set up a fundraising page to collect donations, and treat yourself and your friends for doing something great for animals in need.

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Treat Week

Treat Week takes place February 25 to March 3, 2019 and is expanding from cupcakes to include brownies, macarons, pancakes, popcorn, cocktails, lattes or any other treat you’d like to offer.

You can show your love for animals by taking treats into work or school, or throwing a party for family and friends. All the “dough” raised from Treat Week™ goes to help abandoned, neglected or abused animals in the BC SPCA’s care across the province.

“By participating in Treat Week, animal lovers can help save the lives of our province’s most vulnerable animals while make everyone’s lives a little sweeter,” says Tess Repenning, manager of peer-to-peer fundraising for the BC SPCA. “We are inviting participants to register their event at treatweek.ca to receive fundraising help, fantastic exclusives and more.” Plus, if you enter by Thursday, January 31st and raise $50 or more, you’ll be entered in a draw to win a KitchenAid stand mixer!

Register today at treatweek.ca and stay up-to-date on all the Treat Week activities. 

New Westminster Innovation Week: Women in STEAM Symposium


Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 — 9:54am PST
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New Westminster Innovation Week will celebrate Women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) with a symposium on March 8th. This full-day event will feature speakers and panels to explore what’s working, what needed, and how to connect the dots using arts based creativity and computational skills.

New Westminster Innovation Week: Women in STEAM Symposium

Women in STEAM Symposium

When: Friday, March 8, 2019 9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St, New Westminster
Tickets: Available online now »

Sponsored by Vancity credit union, Advancing Women in STEAM will facilitate a regional conversation with representation from government, non-profits, academia, and private business. Sessions will be dedicated to themes like: Why Does Industry Need STEAM?, When Barriers Collide, and Holding Space For STEAM.

Women in STEAM

While the demographics of key innovation sectors like science, technology, and engineering are changing, women remain under-represented in many of the fields driving the modern economy.

Advancing Women in STEAM Panelists & Speakers

  • The Honourable Judy Darcy: MLA for New Westminster, BC Minister for Mental Health and Addictions
  • Kailyn Skuban: Programs Manager, IGNITE, Innovate BC
  • Dr. Gillian Judson: Executive Director, Centre for Imagination In Research, Culture and Education, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Sarah Lubik: Director of Entrepreneurship, Simon Fraser University
  • MLA Bowinn Ma: Represents North Vancouver-Lonsdale, licensed Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional
  • Sarah Clark: President & CEO Fraser River Pile and Dredge
  • Jay-Ann Gilfoy: CEO and Director, Vancity Community Investment Bank
  • Denise Williams: CEO, First Nations Technology Council
  • Sandra Brynjolfson: Coordinator, Centre for BC Women in Trades
  • Liza Bautista: Manager, Job Quest and TechWomen programs, Immigrant Services Society of BC
  • Maureen McRae- Stanger: New Westminster Schools
  • Kate Armstrong: Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
  • Jennifer Thompson: COO, CryoLogistics Refrigeration Technologies

View the full schedule here and for more information about New Westminster Innovation Week, follow the City of New Westminster on Facebook and Twitter.

Panty by Post: Win a Prize Pack


Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 — 5:51pm PST
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It was 10 years ago that I met a pair of Vancouver entrepreneurs who were starting their own panty-of-the-month subscription service called Panty by Post. I was thrilled when, just a few weeks ago, PBP contacted me to not only celebrate our 10 year anniversary but to also offer up a contest for my readers to mark the milestone.

Panty by Post

How it Works

Choose a subscription package for yourself or a gift, chose your line (Premium, Signature, Basic, Naughty but Nice), choose your style, pick your size and get ready for panties delivered to your door! Get your first month for $9.95.

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In a day and age when you can get pretty much anything delivered to your door, it’s fun to see that this local start-up is still going strong. From basic everyday styles to the lacy frillies, you get to select your preference — and every style is wash-and-go. Since the beginning, PBP has also given back to their community locally and abroad. They currently support Women Deliver, a Global Organization focussed on the maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and women. 

Win a Prize Pack

I’m giving away $100 worth of Panty by Post styles to one lucky winner who can pick from the line of their choice.

Here’s how you can enter to win:
  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Click below to post an entry on Twitter
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Follow Panty by Post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more info. I’ll draw a winner on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 12:00pm. Win for yourself, or for a friend!

UPDATE The winner is Erin!

Canada’s Walk of Fame Hometown Stars in Vancouver with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Jimmy Pattison


Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 — 5:03pm PST
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They were officially inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto in December 2018, but now it’s time to bring the celebration home to the city where it all started for them – Vancouver!

Canada’s Walk of Fame is proud to honour business magnate and philanthropist Jimmy Pattison along with comedy kingpins Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in their hometown of Vancouver for a special Canada’s Walk of Fame Hometown Star unveiling, presented by Cineplex, with special guests including 2009 Inductee Howie Mandel

Canada’s Walk of Fame Hometown Stars

  • Where: Ocean Foyer, Level 2 at Vancouver Convention Centre 1055 Canada Place (Burrard Street Entrance)
  • When: Friday, February 15, 2019 4-5pm Jimmy Pattison Star Unveiling 5-6pm Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Star Unveiling
  • Admission: FREE for the public to attend!
Canada's Walk of Fame Hometown Stars

Canada’s Walk of Fame Hometown Stars, presented by Cineplex, is a new initiative that launched in 2017, providing all Inductees going forward with an additional opportunity to celebrate their induction in their hometown with a plaque mounted at a special location of their, or their families’, choice.

This program is designed by Canada’s Walk of Fame to deepen its commitment, broaden its impact and build a more meaningful national platform. For more info, follow Canada’s Walk of Fame on Facebook and Twitter.