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What’s On East Van: June 30, 2017

30 Jun

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Lots happening in East Van this next week.  Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out cool events for the upcoming week. Beyond the week, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Canada Day – July 1, 2017

It’s Canada’s 150th birthday and there are a few events happening in East Van if you wish to celebrate close to home. The Commercial Drive Business Society is hosting a free celebration at Grandview Park that begins at Noon with live music and activities for the kids such as face painting, balloons, inflatable slide and ends with singing O’Canada at 3:00 pm and, of course, birthday cake.  Sunset Community Sunset Centre also be hosting Canada Day Celebrations from Noon – 4:00 pm with lots of activities, music and a BBQ.   Renfrew Park Community Centre and Kensington Community Centre will also be hosting family friendly activities from Noon to 4:00 pm.

Farmers Market  – July 1 & 2, 2017

This weekend you have the opportunity to check out 4 farmer markets.  First up, is the largest hosted by Vancouver Farmers Market at Trout Lake from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 1st. Also on Saturday, you will find River District Farmers Market on the Fraser River in SE Vancouver just below SE Marine Drive at Kerr Street from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Also on Saturday, Riley Park hosts a farmers market at 30th Street & Ontario from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm which will feature 30 local farms and producers. On Sunday, July 2nd Vancouver Farmers Market hosts the Mount Pleasant Market from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Dali + Hopper – July 4 – 9, 2017

Dali & Hopper is an original play about a group of young adults who deal with love and self-acceptance through the role their subconscious plays in their reality. The show runs at The Cultch and tickets are $20.25.

Workshop: Frozen Desserts Without A Machine July 5, 2017

The Uncommon Café hosts a great workshop on Wednesday, July 5th in which you will learn how to make some delish frozen desserts, no ice cream maker required.  You will need a blender and mixer mind you.  Class takes place in Railtown, cost is $59.99. Use the code SAVE20 to save 20%. To register, visit Tartine & Maple.

Entertainment, Comedy, Live Music + Theatre

Looking for fun and games? Playland is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm this weekend. If you are looking to get out of the heat this weekend, the Rio Theatre is showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show Sunday, July 2nd at 11:00 pm. Great weather weekend to check out some local art, the new murals in Strathcona would make a great wander with a stop at brewery nearby, but we also hear visual artist, Amanda Cassidy will be showcasing her art at the Wise Hall on Sunday, July 2nd from 8:00 to 11:00 pm.   Plus, the International Jazz Festival to July 2nd with great talent at Tangent Café and Pat’s Pub.

Whatever you get up to have a great Canada Day long weekend.  Red Canada 150 Logo

 

Image: June Hunter

Happy Canada Day Eh!

1 Jul
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Lots of festivities happening in and around Vancouver for Canada Day including Granville Island, Canada Place and Steveston for the bigger events. If you are looking for something in East Vancouver, here are a few options:
Britannia Community Centre, will be holding a Canada Day celebration at Victoria Park, located on Victoria Drive between Grant and Kitchener, from Noon to 3:00 p.m.They will be featuring live entertainment, games, arts and crafts, face painting and, of course, cake!
Sunset Community Centre, 6810 Main Street, is hosting a Canada Day party from Noon to 4:00 p.m. They will have carnival games, a barbecue, community displays and inflatables. They will also be collecting non-perishable food for the Vancouver Food Bank.
Kensington Community Centre, 5175 Dumfries Street, is hosting a Canada Day celebration from Noon to 3:00 p.m.  They will have live entertainment, a bouncy castle, community information tables and kid-friendly activities. Hot dogs and drinks will be available to purchase, but there will also be free cake.
Hastings Community Centre, 3096 East Hastings Street, will be hosting a Canada Day event this afternoon. They will also be selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for $10 per dozen to raise funds for youth programs.
PNE Grounds, the Hastings Race Track, is hosting its annual Canada Day party with a first post at 1:50 p.m. Real Housewives of Vancouver, Mary Zilba and Robin Richmond Reichman, will be performing and presenting. The Family Zone will be open from Noon to 5:00 p.m. and several of the City’s popular food trucks will be on hand. There is even a chance to win a barbecue grill.
Don’t forget to sing Happy Birthday Canada!
Photo Credit:  R.B. Lissett
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