May Events in Metro Vancouver


Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 — 1:16pm PDT
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May is a month packed with events in MetroVancouver! This month Miss604 is proud to sponsor BC Youth Week (May 1-7), the Grape Juice Wine Auction for Big Sisters (May 2), as well as the YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards (May 13). I am also a Jeans Day Ambassador! Jeans Day for the BC Children’s Hospital is on May 2nd and you can buy a button and #JeanUp for a great cause. All of these events and hundreds more (including the latest farmers markets) are listed below:

May Events in Metro Vancouver

May Events in Metro Vancouver

Jump to: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019
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Events at Place des Arts

Featured Event May 25th at Place des Arts

Art After Dark! A Night of the Arts for Teens
When: Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam)
Tickets: Free! Register in advance here »

Place des Arts’ Youth Arts Council invites teens ages 13 to 17 to Art After Dark: Galaxy Edition! At this free night of the arts, you and your friends can explore your artistic and creative interests through a variety of casual arts activities. In addition to making art, find your way out of the escape room, and enjoy free snacks, drinks and music! Art After Dark is an awesome way to spend a Saturday night chilling with your squad.

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GrapeJuice Wine Auction for Big Sisters 2019


Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 — 11:16am PDT
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The GrapeJuice Wine Auction for Big Sisters is coming up on May 2nd at Weissach Vancouver. Featuring hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction of fine wines, and wine tasting stations, you can pick up some rare wine finds while raising much needed funds for Big Sisters.

GrapeJuice - Vikaash Prasad Photography
GrapeJuice – Vikaash Prasad Photography

GrapeJuice Wine Auction for Big Sisters

Where: Weissach Vancouver (1757 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver)
When: Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Tickets: Available online now for $125.

With social pressures for girls and youth at an all-time high, mentoring matters now more than ever. In its 12th year, the annual GrapeJuice event champions mentorship through an exclusive wine auction and tasting. Join founding sponsors McNeill Nakamoto Recruitment Group and MLA Canada to bid on unique and exclusive wines from around the world.

GrapeJuice - Vikaash Prasad Photography
GrapeJuice – Vikaash Prasad Photography

Top 5 Reasons to Attend GrapeJuice

1. Wine Silent Auction
Bid on your favourite rare wine finds from around the world. They’re exclusive, delicious, and unique wines to add to your collection.

2. Wine Tasting Stations
Sip on some of the best wines in the city. It’s included in the purchase of your ticket and they’re pouring all night.

3. Networking
Network with over 200 of Vancouver’s top business professionals.

4. Hors d’Oeuvres
Cocktails & Canapés is preparing a delightful selection of delicious hors d’oeuvres that complement your wine.

5. Make a Difference
According to UBC research, more than a quarter of Lower Mainland children in grade four have a low level of well-being. This leads to a lack of social, emotional, and physical health. Big Sisters is part of the solution and all proceeds support our mentoring programs.

GrapeJuice 2018

Big Sisters is committed to enhancing the confidence, self-esteem and well-being of female, transgender, and non-binary youth through supportive relationships with mentors.

Follow Big Sisters on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for more information.

Miss604 is a the proud Blog Sponsor of Big Sisters BC Lower Mainland for 2019!


Spring and Summer Farmers Markets Around Vancouver


Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 — 10:40am PDT
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There’s nothing like farm-fresh produce and artisanal goodies, grown, baked, and made right in our own backyard – so to speak. This season there are farmers markets in all corners of our region, offering up the very best (and tastiest) local goods. Here are just a few located in and around Metro Vancouver:

Farmers Markets

Surrey Farmers Markets

Surrey Urban Farmers Market
Dates: June 15 to October 5, 2019 – Wednesdays
Location: North Surrey Recreation Centre Plaza at 10275 City Parkway
Features: Vendors and live entertainment weekly

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Health & Wellness at the Burnaby Festival of Learning


Monday, April 29th, 2019 — 3:15pm PDT
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The Burnaby Festival of Learning (May 4-11, 2019) features a week-long series of free events for individuals, families and young (and not so young) learners, all designed to fulfill your desire to #LearnGrowThrive. Programming includes Arts & Culture, Sustainability, Science & Tech events as well as Health & Wellness:

Health & Wellness at the Burnaby Festival of Learning
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Health & Wellness at the Burnaby Festival of Learning

  • Finding Cantonese Culture in the Diaspora (Adults)
    • Where: Burnaby Public Library, Bob Prittie Metrotown, 2nd floor, Multipurpose Space (6100 Willingdon Ave)
    • When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    • Presented by Kimberley Wong and Burnaby Public Library. Join Kimberley Wong as she digs into her experiences navigating through climate action and sustainability, queerness, and her Chinese Canadian identity through artful storytelling. Limited spots, register online »
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Sponsored by the Burnaby Festival of Learning and SFU

Metro Vancouver Lawn Watering Regulations 2019


Monday, April 29th, 2019 — 12:20pm PDT
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It’s that time of year! Even though there were plenty of April showers, Metro Vancouver’s lawn watering regulations will come into effect on Wednesday, May 1, and remain in place until October 15, in a concerted effort to conserve treated drinking water during the hot and dry summer months.

Capilano Lake and The Lions seen from Cleveland Dam
Capilano Lake. Photo credit: Morisawa81 on Flickr

The Stage 1 regulations are being activated as part of Metro Vancouver’s Drinking Water Conservation Plan. Residents can water their lawn two mornings per week while watering trees, shrubs and flowers is limited to mornings only when using a sprinkler. An hour of rain or watering per week is all your lawn needs to remain healthy.

Metro Vancouver’s drinking water supply relies on snowpack, as well as cumulative precipitation to bolster the water levels in the three reservoirs that supply our drinking water.

Recent snowpack surveys conducted in the Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam watersheds in early April 2019 show snowpack levels are slightly lower than average for this time of year, but reservoir levels are expected to reach 100 per cent by June. Metro Vancouver’s three alpine lakes — Palisade, Burwell, and Loch Lomond – which are used as reserves for the Capilano and Seymour reservoirs in late summer, are also anticipated to be at full capacity by early summer.

Although the region’s population continues to grow, overall water demand has historically remained relatively steady, generally offset by conservation measures. However, overall consumption is increasing gradually as the effect of the rate of population growth on water demands begins to exceed the per capita water use reductions.

Metro Vancouver Lawn Watering Regulations

Metro Vancouver Lawn Watering Regulations 2019

Local governments throughout Metro Vancouver enforce the lawn watering restrictions through local bylaw regulations. 

STAGE 1 RESIDENTIAL LAWN WATERING ALLOWED:

  • Even-numbered addresses Wednesday, Saturday mornings 4:00am to 9:00am
  • Odd-numbered addresses Thursday, Sunday mornings 4:00am to 9:00am
  • Watering trees, shrubs and flowers is permitted any day, from 4:00am to 9:00am if using a sprinkler, or any time if hand watering or using drip irrigation. All hoses must have an automatic shut-off device.

STAGE 1 NON-RESIDENTIAL LAWN WATERING ALLOWED:

  • Even-numbered addresses: Monday mornings, 1:00am to 6:00am and Friday mornings, 4:00am to 9:00am
  • Odd-numbered addresses: Tuesday mornings, 1:00am to 6:00am and Friday mornings, 4:00am to 9:00am
  • Watering trees, shrubs and flowers is permitted any day, from 1 am to 9 am if using a sprinkler, or any time if hand watering or using drip irrigation. All hoses must have an automatic shut-off device.

Engage with Metro Vancouver on Facebook for more info.

Coquitlam Youth Week Events 2019


Monday, April 29th, 2019 — 12:04pm PDT
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BC Youth Week is coming up May 1-7, 2019 with dozens of events hosted across the province, created by youth for youth. In Coquitlam, there are 12 FREE events:

Coquitlam Youth Week Events

BC Youth Week

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Ultimate Cooking Challenge
When: 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Where: Maillard Middle School Kitchen, 1300 Rochester Ave
Details: For ages 10 – 15 years. Bring your skills & creativity to the kitchen and create some impressive dishes with our secret ingredients. Four teams will compete to impress the professional chef judge and take home the prize. Call (604) 933-6166.

Youth Week Kick Off BBQ
When: 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Where: 1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Details: Free Drop In! Enjoy some barbecue and music while trying out jumbo games for a chance to win prizes. Don’t forget to snap a selfie with our photo booth. For more information, contact: bsidhu@coquitlam.ca

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