Nominations Are Now Open for the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame

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The BC Entertainment Hall of Fame (“BCEHoF”) is inviting nominations for 2021 honourees in both StarWalk and StarMeritus categories. You can nominate someone who has made a significant contribution to the performing arts, film and television, and radio broadcast arenas in British Columbia. The call for nominations opens September 1, 2020 and runs through November 15, 2020.

BC Entertainment Hall of Fame StarWalk Stars

Nominations for the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame

In 2019, there were 8 new StarWalk and 5 new StarMeritus inductees. You can help someone be in the 2021 Hall of Fame by submitting a nomination online here.

About the BCEHoF

The first StarWalk plaques embedded in the sidewalk along Granville Street were unveiled on July 24, 1994. Since then the BCEHoF has honoured almost 300 people of British Columbia who have made an outstanding contribution to performing arts and entertainment across Canada and around the world, but most specifically in BC.

In 1996, the StarWall, was unveiled inside the Orpheum Theatre, on the corner of Smithe and Seymour street, downtown Vancouver. The StarMeritus inductees (previously known as the Pioneer Award) are recognized with brass plaques on display and added in 2005.

Follow the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame on Facebook for more info.

Miss604’s Rebecca Bollwitt is the Vice-President, Marketing on the Board of Directors for the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.

Dine OutSide Vancouver: Yaletown

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Tourism Vancouver, in collaboration with the Yaletown BIA and other community partners, has launched of Dine OutSide – a first summer-time edition of Dine Out Vancouver Festival running August 21 to September 21, 2020

Dine OutSide Vancouver

Dine OutSide Vancouver

Patio season is in full swing and Dine OutSide Vancouver can help you find the best spots and most refreshing menus in the city. The complete list of Dine OutSide’s participating restaurants and their menus are now available here.

With over 160 dining options, there will be no shortage of ways to enjoy the summer sunshine in Vancouver. Prix fixe menus are available at $15, $25, $35 or $45 price points, as well as special promotional offers and picnic-to-go packs.  

  • Travel with your taste buds through a variety of patios in Vancouver neighbourhoods including Downtown, Yaletown, Gastown, West End, Mount Pleasant, South Granville, West Broadway and Kitsilano.
  • Take in picturesque views while dining in Stanley Park or at a pop-up plaza with one of the 93 picnic-to-go offerings.
  • Take a break from home cooking and venture back to the city’s exciting and varied international culinary scene. From west-coast fare to complex fusions of influences from Asia, you will find something to new to try every day of the four-week festival!

Dine OutSide: Yaletown

Book a time to visit the #WishYouWereHere green screen postcard at Bill Curtis Square in Yaletown from August 27th to 29th during the hours of 2:00pm to 6:00pm. You can strike a pose to create a vacation postcard in front of an iconic background for a chance to win a $50 gift card to a Yaletown restaurant.

Participating Yaletown restaurants include:

  • Banter Room
  • Bistro Sakana
  • Blenz Coffee
  • Brix & Mortar
  • DD Mau
  • Earls Kitchen + Bar & The Loft
  • Freshbowl
  • Grand Chinese Yaletown Restaurant
  • Milssam Tacorea
  • Minami Restaurant
  • OEB Breakfast Co.
  • Provence Marinaside
  • Robba da Matti
  • Saigon Xua
  • Sciué Italian Bakery
  • Caffé Sushi Maro
  • Tacofino
  • The Distillery Bar + Kitchen
  • The Flying Pig
  • Yaletown
  • Gelato Café
  • WildTale
  • Yaletown Brewing Company

Grab some takeout and head to David Lam Park (or Cooper’s Park, Bill Curtis Square, or Helmcken Pop-Up Plaza) and enjoy what our local restaurants have to offer. For more info and contests, follow iYaletown on Instagram.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend Aug 28-30, 2020

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Sunflowers and sunshine! It should be a lovely weekend in the Lower Mainland and there’s a nice lineup of online events, festivals, and concerts along with some distanced, outdoor activities like the drive through fair and public art tours. Find these events and more things to do in Vancouver this weekend below:

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend Sunflowers

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Friday, August 28, 2020
Sponsored by Miss604: Richmond Maritime Festival
Abbotsford’s Sun & Soil Summer Concert Series
Vancouver Mural Festival
City Opera: PoPUpOpera
Kristin Fung: Seawall Sounds
Firehall Arts Centre Presents Music in the Courtyard
Ezra Kwizera Presented by TD Uptown Live
VMF Mural Tours presented by Herschel Supply
The Concert Truck – Live at Müzewest Concerts
Concerts on the Farm Festival
Francophone Summer Festival: Jill Barber | Sympa César
Visual Storytelling in Photography with Felipe Fittipaldi
Fridays #QuestNewWest Edition
PNE 2020, a Drive Through Fair
Dine OutSide Vancouver: Yaletown Activation/Contest
Vancouver Biennale Summer BIKEnnale/WALKennale
Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts
Sunflower Festivals/Events Near Vancouver
Burnaby Village Museum

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Variety Week 2020 on Global BC

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Variety – the Children’s Charity and Global BC are pleased to announce that this year’s Variety Week will take place from Monday, September 14 to Friday, September 18, 2020.

Variety Week 2020

Variety Week 2020

“For the first time in Variety BC’s 54-year history, we have been overwhelmed with requests for support and cannot keep up with the demand,” said Cally Wesson, CEO, Variety BC. “With the support of Strand Development and Townline Homes and the support of British Columbians, we hope to help even more kids with special needs.”

Donation Matching

Strand Development and Townline Homes will be coming to the rescue of BC’s kids when both companies will match each and every Variety Week donation up to $500,000.

Programming on Global BC

Throughout the week, Global BC will be showcasing the work that Variety does to help children with special needs and their families across the various communities in BC. During every newscast including Global News Morning and Global News Hour at 6, viewers will be introduced to families who Variety has supported while getting to see firsthand how their lives have been impacted because of Variety’s help. As well, they’ll meet children whose futures are uncertain as they wait for funding that may not come.

“Variety BC is often the last resort for families who have exhausted all other funding opportunities,” said Kenton Boston, Variety Board Chair & VP National & Network News, Global News. “Without the generous support of our listeners and viewers, we simply cannot keep up with the demand. The time is now for all of us to come together and to give what we can to ensure that our most vulnerable kids are not forgotten.”

Last year’s Variety Week raised $682,239. Donations can be made by calling toll-free at 310-KIDS, online, or by texting “KIDS” to 45678 to make an automatic $20 contribution.

Helping BC Kids be Kids

Variety – the Children’s Charity steps in where health care ends providing direct help to children with special needs in BC. For over 50 years, Variety has ensured children have the support to reach their potential. Since 2010, Variety has distributed more than $30 million in funding to families and organizations in communities all across the province.

For more information about Variety follow along on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Miss604’s Rebecca Bollwitt is Secretary of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Marketing Committee at Variety.

Win Tickets to the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

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The wait for the 78 nominees for the 37th Annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, presented by Scotiabank is soon over! The 2020 awards will be handed out, virtually, on September 23rd and you can win a link to access this exciting evening of programming.

2019 YWCA Women of Distinction Winners
2019 Award Winners

Win Tickets to the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Thanks to the awards Tribute Sponsor Absolute Software, I’m teaming up to give away two tickets to the awards virtual ceremony and fireside chat with Icon Award winner Dr. Bonnie Henry! You can enter on social media, here’s how:

Do you know of a woman or organization that exemplifies #AbsoluteDistinction? Share their photo using the tags #AbsoluteDistinction and #YWCAWODA to enter to win a viewing link to the virtual Women of Distinction awards.

Follow @AbsoluteCorp @Miss604 @YWCAVan on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more info and tag us so we can see your entry and celebrate the woman of #AbsoluteDistinction in your life.

Two winners will be drawn at 12:00pm on September 18, 2020.

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards - Miss604

YWCA Metro Vancouver is dedicated to achieving women’s equality. Their mission is to touch lives and build better futures for women and their families through advocacy and integrated services that foster economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities.

The event is already 75% sold out. Purchase your tickets online today.

Miss604 is a proud sponsor of the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, since 2010.