Close encounters of the marine kind will bring Richmond Maritime Festival to life

  Close encounters of the marine kind will delight audiences this weekend as a crew of colourful characters welcome crowds to the Richmond Maritime Festival Friday through Sunday at the Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site.   Enchanting mermaids, marauding pirates and other maritime creatures will be joined this year, by Rikki the Rat, a scabrous shipyard denizen who will…

BARD ON THE BEACH 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS – AUGUST SPECIAL EVENTS

  Bard on the Beach continues its 25th anniversary season under the tents in Vanier Park with unique special events. This August, attend one of the many special events being held on the BMO Mainstage and the Howard Family Stage. Bard is hosting the Celebrating Red & White Wine Tasting, signature Bard B-Q & Fireworksevenings, Bard Explored talks and Opera and Arias: Shakespeare’s Opera concerts…

Robson #STREAT @ #VSDF2014 August 2

Join us this Saturday at The Vancouver Street Dance Festival as Hawkers Marketpresents Robson #STREAT. Free for all to attend with select Hawkers vendors serving up street food alongside street dance @ Robson Square Saturday August 2nd 11am-9pm #EAT #DRINK #DANCE #STREAT #HAWKERSMARKET…

The Essence of Veneto

  Nestled along the northeastern coast of Italy is the region of Veneto, famous for many things other than its scenic capital of Venice.  In the hills 50 km north of the capital are the best wine growing areas.  This is land of gently sloping vineyard covered hills, mountains and valleys.  While each valley has…

Destination Steveston

  Sometimes it’s nice to change things up, try something different. I spend a lot of my time at venues in Vancouver for the various yearly wine events, and though they are often exceptionally well organized and attended it’s nice to find something on offer that’s fresh and little unique. I was lucky enough to…

SQUAMISH VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL TALENT COMPETITION

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! VANCOUVER ARTIST WINS VIRGIN MOBILE PRESENTS SQUAMISH VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL AND GALAXIE’S RISING STARS TALENT COMPETITION Jess Cullen has won the ultimate summer prize – the chance to perform in front of 35,000 music fans at the most anticipated live music event of the year! The Australian born singer and songwriter is the…

Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour

Enjoy two-wheeled touring & behind-the-scenes access during Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour August 9 & 10, 2014   Comox Valley farmers are opening their back gates for an in-depth, behind the scenes tour where cyclists can explore, taste and experience the best of farm life and product during the fourth annual Comox Valley Farm Cycle…

Free Fun & Culture on the Streets of Vancouver

Squamish Valley Music Festival Helps Bring Free Fun & Culture to Streets of Vancouver  Virgin Mobile Presents Squamish Valley Music Festival has partnered with Rize Alliance Properties and Sean Pacey (president of Pacey’s Pianos and founder of the Piano Teachers Federation) and his widely popular Pianos on the Street project, which brings free, playable pianos to the…

Filberg Festival featured artist

Just one of the featured artists at the Filberg Festival in Comox August 1 – 4   Indian Summer Leather Design – Anita Jackel-Deggan WEBSITE: indiansummerleather.com FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/IndianSummerLeatherDesi­gn  …

32nd annual Filberg Festival August 1-4

Celebrate the best of Arts, Crafts and Music at the 32nd annual Filberg Festival August 1 – 4, 2014 Comox, BC, In less than 2 weeks we will be once again enjoying the magic of the Filberg Festival. The critters will move out and the vendors will move in to take over the Filberg Heritage…

National Cheesecake Day: July 30th

National Cheesecake Day…surely there is a day for everything but for those of you who are cheesecake fanatics, July 30th will be the perfect day to ignore the diet and grab a slice of creamy cheesecake from Trees Organics. They’re offering all cheesecakes for half price; all 9 flavours, by the slice, and whole cakes,…

Quirky cast of characters make BC’s Maritime Heritage fun

  Enchanting mermaids, marauding pirates, a storytelling wharf rat and creatures from the deep will bring the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site alive with free entertainment, exploration and discovery for the Richmond Maritime Festival from August 8 to 10. BC’s oldest shipyard, the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, will be transformed with festive, maritime-themed décor, spontaneous…

THE BEST LITTLE COUNTRY FAIR – CONTEST

  THE BEST LITTLE COUNTRY FAIR JUST GOT EVEN BETTER WITH A FANTASTIC ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP, NEW FEATURES AND ATTRACTIONS WIN FOUR TICKETS courtesy of Abbotsford Agrifair To win leave a comment on this post For an extra entry sign-up for our MyVanCity newsletter As one of the most beloved annual traditions for families in the…

Tasting Plates YVR: Central Richmond Edition

After a long day at the office, there is nothing like a “miniature scavenger” to taste the delights of a few of Central Richmond’s hidden gems. This event was mainly situated between Westminster Highway and River Rock Casino. Not everyone knows this but Richmond is food central. Sure, there isn’t a large variety but some…