Archive | July, 2014

Food Truck Festival Coming to SE Vancouver NOW POSTPONED TO 2015

11 Jul


River District is pleased to announce the launch of their Food Truck Festival which kicks off on Sunday, July 27th.  The Festival will be located at East Kent Avenue at Kinross Street (located between Boundary Road and Kerr Street).  They are still in the process of compiling vendors, so if you are a food truck vendor and interested, fill out the application form. At present, they have a few local food trucks lined up including San Juan Food Truck, Sweet Ride Fro Yo and Tandoori Tikka Dogs.  Keep an eye on their website for updates on what we expect will be a growing list of vendors   The Festival will take place every Sunday from July 27th to August 24th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

UPDATE:  River District has announced this event has now been postponed until 2015.


World Cup Final Game: Celebrate Soccer & Samba Sunday July 13th

10 Jul


In case you missed it, soccer fever has gripped Vancouver.  The number of country flags on passing vehicles around town might give you some insight.   Various locations around East Vancouver have been buzzing with fans gathering to watch their favourite teams. Commercial Drive has certainly been a hub for soccer fever with the sheer number of restaurants, bars and coffee shops showing the game.  Our favourite tweet on Twitter last week was by David C. Jones who summed up people’s passion for the game “Only on Commercial Drive can you walk into a café and be told ‘you have to wait until after this penalty kick’.”

There are many options to watch the final game in East Vancouver outside of the usual bars and coffee shops, including the Rio Theatre which is a free event and local community centres. The City of Vancouver has announced another great option this Sunday for soccer fans for the final match up.  The City is organizing a free outdoor World Cup Soccer event at Trout Lake (John Hendry Park) this Sunday, July 13th . The game will be displayed on a 13 X 23 foot LED screen which will be set up in the park. The day is intended to be a celebration of soccer and samba.

Also scheduled for Sunday morning, members of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be running a soccer clinic for children aged 7-12 on July 13 at the Trout Lake Community Centre. The clinic will be led by Vancouver-born Sam Lenarduzzi who played for nine years with Whitecaps FC. Registration will take place at 10:00 am with the hour long clinic beginning at 10:15 am. Word is out about the Whitecaps Soccer Clinic and there is now a wait list. If you wish to add your child’s name, visit the sign up page at Eventbrite.

This day of celebrating soccer and samba will also feature live performances from local South American and Brazilian cultural troupes, a best-dressed fan contest, face painting and a station where kids can design their own soccer jersey. The event is only able to accommodate up to 800 people and although the event was just announced it is already sold out.  So soccer fever has struck Vancouver. Wherever you watch the final game this Sunday, do a little samba for the host country Brazil.

The Orpheus Project At The Cultch July 16 – 20

8 Jul


The Orpheus Project by Music on Main is coming to The Cultch from July 16th – July 20th. This immersive journey is filled with musical and theatrical intrigue and will absorb you into the life of Orpheus: a poet, musician, and prophet in ancient Greek Mythology who inspired generations of artists such as Jean Cocteau, Tennessee Williams and Albert Camus.

Imagine roaming an entire theatre, discovering rooms filled with mysterious music and surprising interactions. Through creations by Jocelyn Morlock, Veda Hille, Cassandra Miller, James Maxwell, Barry Truax, Alfredo Santa Ana, Colin Browne, George Frideric Handel and others, you’ll explore The Cultch’s Historic Theatre, Culture Lab, as well as the dressing rooms and the backstage and lobby areas. We hear you might even break a sweat as you climb stairs and roam around. You are advised to wear comfortable shoes and prepare to jump into this unique adventure. Tickets range from $19.75 – $38.75 for adults. If you purchase before midnight on July 10th, you will receive a 20% discount if you use the promo code CULTCH.

Broadway East Art Walk Returns Saturday July 12th

6 Jul


The Broadway East Art Walk returns Saturday, July 12th to the Broadway corridor.  Art work by local artists will be on display July 12th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you are not familiar with the Broadway East Art Walk, the vision of organizers is to transform the stretch of Broadway between Price Edward and Price Albert through community engagement and art. All events are open to the public.  The artists and where they will be located are set out below:

425 E Broadway (Andrew Sheret – Outdoors)

490 E Broadway (Teamsters – Outdoors)

452 E Broadway (Large chain-link fence)

2474 Prince Edward (Indoors at St Michael’s Hall and Front Lawn)

While in the neighbourhood, be sure to check out the juried outdoor art exhibition which will be taking place at the same time at the Brewery Creek Garden at Dude Chilling Park, courtesy of the Dude Chilling Art Collective.

Pints For Paws July 24, 2014 Fundraiser for Vancouver SPCA

2 Jul


The BC SPCA Vancouver Shelter presents Pints for Paws on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Roxy Burger, 910 Granville Street. Although the event is out of East Van, it is to help raise funds for housing and medical needs for all animals at the Vancouver Shelter.  100% of the proceeds raised at this fundraiser go back to the Vancouver Shelter.  Your $25 ticket gets you a burger and a beer (vegetarian, tuna and salmon available as well as gluten free options).  You can purchase tickets in person at the Vancouver SPCA, 1205 East 7th Avenue, or by calling them at T: 604.709.4699 by email at The event kicks off at 5:00 pm and goes till 10:00 pm.




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