Taste of Abby Fall Food Festival

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With the Taste of Abby Fall Food Festival September 9-18, 2022, you can explore a selection of food and agricultural events, learn about Abbotsford’s diverse food culture, and delight in delicious culinary cultivations. This inaugural celebration features a variety of events, from a night market to a food security and sustainability video series, seasonal experiences around the region, and more.

Taste of Abbotsford Fall Food Festival

Taste of Abby Fall Food Festival

Night Market
When: September 9, 2022 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: Jubilee Park (2552 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford)
Tickets: Available online now

Festivities include live music, artisan shopping, and over 100 unique voices including farmers, chefs and wine, beer, and cider makers. Interested guests are to visit the admissions page. The ticket price includes general admission and eight tokens for small food plates and beverages.

Food Security, Food Sustainability, and Ag-Tech Conversations
When: September 11, 2022
Where: Online

A Youtube video series launch of solutions-forward presentations: Archway Community Services Urban Farm; vertical agriculture in local and regional food systems; food systems vulnerabilities in the Fraser Valley revealed by the pandemic; agri-tech incubator and accelerator programs; the Abbotsford Food Asset Map; and local cellular agriculture.

Abbotsford Block Party Food Truck Fest
When: September 16-18, 2022
Where: Abbotsford Exhibition Park (32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford)
Tickets: Free Entry

Food trucks, amusement park rides, live music, and a shop local marketplace.

From September 9-18 you can also enjoy seasonal experiences with Abbotsford’s dedicated farmers and featured collaborations, menus, and promotions by passionate chefs and business owners. View the full list of events online and follow Tourism Abbotsford on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For

Portobello West Fall Outdoor Market Giveaway

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The Portobello West Fall Outdoor Market returns to Downtown Vancouver on September 17th, featuring over 50 BC artists, designers and producers. Check out what’s in store and enter to win a prize package valued at over $300!

Portobello West Fall Market Square 2022

Portobello West Fall Outdoor Market

  • When: Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza) at 853 W Georgia in Downtown Vancouver.
  • Admission: Free – Rain or shine!

Shop from the curated selection of exquisite offerings for your entire family, including fashion, jewellery, art, home decor, skincare, kids toys, pet accessories, and gourmet treats. Enjoy offerings from local food trucks, Camion Café and KYU Grill, on site throughout the day as well.

Confirmed Vendors

AMLiora DesignsOpulence Art 2 Wear
Bek DesignIrit Sorokin Designs
Caroline Baasch ArtParand
Coconut Candle CompanyProud Zebra
Dancing Leaf DesignDrby Pet Co
Elaine Brewer-White CeramicsGift of Gabrielle
GingerakiGordon Llewellyn Design
Hearth and Home Bath and Body CareOuni
Lumen GemMEEKU
Meliora Candle CoMountain Mornings
No Roads StudioSweet Collective Co.
Quilts by BelleSapphorica Creations
Sherabo Organics IncSerenity Living
Street Cat Designs Artisan JewelrySlow Sunday Foods Ltd.
Twice TurnedThe 6th Scent Candle
Waldorf & WoodUnion Street Pottery
White Aura Candles

Enter to Win

Once again, I have a prize pack to give away and it’s valued at over $300! Here’s what’s included and how you can enter to win:

Win a Portobello West Fall Market Prize Package

There are more ways to enter to win when you click the “View This Photo on Instagram” as well. Follow Portobello West on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest market updates, vendor news, and more. 

For over 15 years, Portobello West has sought and presented top-notch emerging and established BC local talent. Featuring up to 90-local artists, designers and producers at a time, Portobello West’s seasonal markets offer up a curated selection of locally designed fashion, jewelry, art, home decor, skincare, gourmet treats, wine and spirits, and more. Portobello West’s nonprofit mandate is to foster support and a sense of community for local creatives living and working here.

Miss604 is a proud sponsor of the Portobello West Fall Outdoor Market

Black Arts Centre Shows at Surrey Art Gallery

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The Surrey Art Gallery will host two exhibits this fall with the Black Arts Centre: Concealed Cultures: Visualizing the Black Vernacular and I see; I breathe; I am! both opening on Saturday, September 17th.

Black Arts Centre Shows at Surrey Art Gallery
Top Left to Right: Olúwásolá Kéhìndé Olówó-Aké (Sola Olowo-Ake), Ahon Dudu, 2021, photograph; Oluseye Ogunlesi, Demilade II, 2020. Bottom Left: Ogheneofegor Obuwoma, In Memory of Who We Were, 2021, video still. Middle Right: Michèle Bygodt, Allan, Gnoul series, 2021–2022, photograph. Bottom Right: Karice Mitchell, take care, 2021

Black Arts Centre Shows at Surrey Art Gallery

  • When: September 17−December 11, 2022
  • Where: Surrey Art Gallery (13750 88 Ave, Surrey at Bear Creek Park)
  • Admission: Free

The Black Arts Centre is a Black youth-owned and operated artist-run centre and community space located in Surrey. Existing at the intersection of art, community, and culture, the Black Arts Centre aims to provide infrastructure for Black art, creativity, imagination and more, using a community-engaged, hybrid approach. Arshi Chadha, Moroti Soji-George, and Vanessa Fajemisin are just a few co-directors of the Black Arts Centre who are curating the two exhibits in the Gallery.

Concealed Cultures: Visualizing the Black Vernacular connects seven artists (Oluseye, Karice Mitchell, Fegor Obuwoma, Clancy A.F Ngbolah, Odera Igbokwe, Michele Bygodt, and Nura Ali) through a desire to make visible the specificities of language that emerge as a result of lived experiences in the diasporic world. The representation of Blackness is understood in this exhibition as a means of communication, interpreted through storytelling and portraiture. These stories unfold and interweave with one another through film, photography, printmaking, and other media. Themes include community, language, racial violence, voyeurism, spirituality, Black agency, erasure, and cultural reconnection. Urging a consideration of how community is visualized with agency, Concealed Cultures is expansive.

I see; I breathe; I am! features artists Nancy Ainomugisha and Olúwáṣọlá Kẹ́hìndé Olówó-Aké building on the theme of plurality of Blackness presented in Concealed Cultures. Going beyond themes of representation, Ainomugisha and Olówó-Aké use storytelling, photography, and film to expand the conversation on how society interprets Blackness. What emerges from the personal narratives of these two artists is a thought-provoking dialogue highlighting the multifaceted nature of the Black female and femme experience. Though the term “femme” means different things to different people, it’s an identity deeply tied to communities who struggle against heterosexism. To the curators of the Black Arts Centre, “femme” includes those who push against gender norms and sexist policies that serve to further oppress those who are historically marginalized.

Black Arts Centre co-director Vanessa Fajemisin says, “The different intersections and facets of these exhibitsunderscore that Blackness and Black femmehood are complex, intersectional, and multi-dimensional, a statement that feels urgent to reiterate in this moment, knowing that art can play a meaningful role in shaping social and cultural narratives.”

Additional Events

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 17th 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Curator Moroti Soji-George of the Black Arts Centre will facilitate a panel conversation with exhibiting artists Michele Bygodt, Olúwáṣọlá Kẹ́hìndé Olówó-Aké, and Odera Igbokwe.

The opening reception will also celebrate Surrey Art Gallery’s other fall exhibits: video-based artwork in Poets with a Video CameraHenry Tsang: Tansy Point; and Zachery Cameron Longboy: Guardian of Sleep; the colourful vinyl murals Echoes by Atheana Picha and It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see by Sandeep Johal; paintings in Fraser Valley Chapter Presents: Fresh Paint! and mixed media in Surrey Art Teachers Association: Connect.

Saturday, October 8th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Black Arts Centre will be at the Gallery for an art performance and screening of films made by exhibiting artist Fegor Obuwoma, alongside a performance by Chipo Chipaziwa. Obuwoma’s and Chipaziwa’s works highlight themes of Black identity, spirituality, and female agency. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Black Arts Centre curator Moroti Soji-George and the two artists.

Saturday, November 12th 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Black Arts Centre curators will lead an interactive workshop on creation in spoken form. Participants will engage with mediums of spoken word such as poetry, rap, song, and literature as they interact with the boundless and changing ideas surrounding visualizing Blackness, cultivating art inspired by language and imagination.

About the Black Arts Centre in Surrey

Located in the heart of Surrey, directly beneath Surrey Central Station (10305 City Pkwy), the Black Arts Centre exists to support and celebrate Black art and artists across a variety of disciplines at a local, national, and international scale, by hosting exhibitions, performances, events, workshops, and other diverse programming. The Black Arts Centre is a response to our community’s need for a Black-friendly art and gathering space that is culturally relevant and accessible. The Centre not only conceptualizes art in an everyday sense, but also aims to foster mutual, transformational relationships that connect our community to artistic and cultural Black experiences year-round.

September Events in Metro Vancouver 2022

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This month Miss604 is proud to sponsor the final days of Summer at Burnaby Village Museum (until September 5th), the final Vancouver Salsa Cruise of the season (September 10th) and the Portobello West Fall Outdoor Market (September 17th). Find these and hundreds of September events in Metro Vancouver listed below:

September Events in Metro Vancouver

September Events in Metro Vancouver 2022

Jump to: Thursday, September 1 to Sunday, September 4, 2022
Jump to: Monday, September 5 to Sunday, September 11, 2022
Jump to: Monday, September 12 to Sunday, September 18, 2022
Jump to: Monday, September 19 to Sunday, September 25, 2022
Jump to: Monday, September 26 to Friday, September 30, 2022

Multi-Day Events/Activities

This list is updated daily.
If you have any events to add, please send them in for a free listing.

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Sponsored by Miss604: Summer at Burnaby Village Museum
Stanley Park Urban Forest Train
PNE Summer Night Concerts
Thursday Night Trivia at BC Kitchen
The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Hackers
Chilliwack Sunflower Festival 2022
Chilliwack Corn Maze at Greendale Acres
Friday, September 2, 2022
Sponsored by Miss604: Summer at Burnaby Village Museum
First Friday Free Admission @ Bill Reid Gallery
Shipyards Live in North Vancouver
Stanley Park Urban Forest Train
Comedy In The Courtyard
PNE Summer Night Concerts
Chilliwack Sunflower Festival 2022
Chilliwack Corn Maze at Greendale Acres
Hidden Wonders Speakeasy Magic Experience
Fort Langley Night Market
Richmond Night Market
Saturday, September 3, 2022
Sponsored by Miss604: Summer at Burnaby Village Museum
Stanley Park Urban Forest Train
First Saturday Open Studios
Vancouver TaiwanFest
PNE Summer Night Concerts
Valley West Stampede
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Chilliwack Sunflower Festival 2022
Chilliwack Corn Maze at Greendale Acres
Hidden Wonders Speakeasy Magic Experience
Richmond Night Market
Sunday, September 4, 2022
Sponsored by Miss604: Summer at Burnaby Village Museum
Victory Square Block Party
Polish Festival Vancouver
Stanley Park Urban Forest Train
PNE Summer Night Concerts
Valley West Stampede
Vancouver TaiwanFest
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Chilliwack Sunflower Festival 2022
Chilliwack Corn Maze at Greendale Acres
Hidden Wonders Speakeasy Magic Experience
Richmond Night Market

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Sunflowers on Sale for Canuck Place

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A family in Delta has grown an entire field of 15,000 sunflowers that they are picking and selling this week in support of Canuck Place.

Sunflower Sale for Canuck Place

Sunflowers on Sale for Canuck Place

  • Where: 4295 96 St, Delta
  • When: All week until the field is picked
  • Cost: $2 a stem or 7 stems wrapped for $15, 100% goes to Canuck Place

Stephanie Hill Davie, whose son is in a Canuck Place Children’s Hospice program, wrote on Instagram:

Last year I made a post about mason jars for flowers I donated flowers to seniors in long term care. That post connected me with a Ladner resident. Carla’s mom had recently passed away and had an assortment of jars she wanted to donate so they could go on and make others smile. 

Not long after that message I drove from our farm to pick them up. We talked and I shared that I had a dream of a sunflower field and growing an entire field to donate to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. My son is on their program. I didn’t know Carla let alone what she did for a living but after sharing my dream she told me. A few days later Carla called me Her boss approved 15,000 sunflower seeds FREE of charge. I had hoped to get them out that same year but it wasn’t in the cards. This wet spring delayed things for all farmers and in addition our son moved to hospice for 5 weeks. He returned home April 17. It wasn’t until June until we got those seeds in the ground. I never thought Owen would be here to see us harvest those sunnies but they will be ready very soon.

Stephanie Hill Davie

“Let’s all help Owen sell these sunflowers and give back to the one place that has supported him and his family on this journey of life.”

The goal is to raise $30,000 for Canuck Hospice, and to make the fundraiser an annual event. More info can be found on Stephanie’s Instagram. eTransfers can be made to hopebloomsdelta[at]gmail[dot]com if you’d simply like to contribute or you can donate directly to Canuck Place.

For over 25 years, Canuck Place has been providing exceptional complex medical care, while helping children and families embrace living fully with the time they have left together. Canuck Place operates 13 patient beds and 8 family suites through two hospices in Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include medical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, provincial 24-hour clinical care line, music and recreation therapy, education and art, grief, loss, and bereavement counselling, as well as end-of-life care.

Related: Canuck Place Fall 50/50 Raffle