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Italian Day Happens Sunday June 9th On The Drive

15 May

ItalianDayThe much loved Italian Day returns to Commercial Drive Sunday, June 9th.  This 14 block vibrant street party takes place on The Drive from Broadway to Venables.  The day is filled with food, entertainment, things to do and see and experience.  Grab some friends and stop at one of the many outdoor patios set up for the day for a bite and refreshment. Or take in one of the many food trucks lined up and down the stretch.  You will certainly not go hungry whilst you wander and take in all the sights and sounds.

Each year, Italian Day, hosts a theme, this year’s is community an important piece of Italian culture and heritage. This year’s festival looks to celebrate community and the common ground we all share and how together we can make a positive difference in our community.

Britannia Community Centre is again hosting a free family friendly activity. This year, local artists will help host a Friendship Bracelet Workshop from Noon to 4:00 pm in the Napier Greenway.  All materials are supplied. Everyone is welcome to stop by and participate.

Italian Day kicks off at Noon and the party runs till 8:00 pm. Just a reminder that vehicle traffic on Commercial Drive is blocked off, so it is best to take transit, walk or cycle in. For those cycling to Italian Day, we expect a Bike Valet will be set up again at 1st Avenue & Commercial, but this hasn’t been confirmed yet. We invite you come out and celebrate all things Italian. Italian Day represents the largest one day cultural street festival in Vancouver – and perhaps in Canada – drawing over 200,000 attendees of all cultures and ages.  Stop by and see some of the magic of this great street festival.

 

June 15th Italian Market & Pizza Making Workshops

11 Jun

ItalianMarket2018This Friday, June 15th is the first Italian Market of the season. These outdoor markets are held monthly in the parking lot in front of the Italian Cultural Centre from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. They have a distinctly Italian taste to them which includes the food and the music. At the same time you will see many favourite local vendors in the mix with food, produce and handmade goods. Running along side this Italian Market this Friday, with be Pizza Making Workshops in Beaconsfield Park located directly behind the Italian Cultural Centre.  You will have the opportunity to stretch and cook your own pizza with pizza master, Giueseppe Cortinovis, in their beautiful outdoor pizza oven.  This is a hands-on event that is suitable for all ages.  Two basic pizzas are being offered, but you are invited to bring or buy extra toppings from the market to make the pizza distinctly yours.  Cost of the Pizza Making Workshop is $13 online or $15 at the event.  There will be 4 pizza workshops starting at 5:00 pm. They will continue at 5:45 pm, 6:30 pm and 7:15 pm. To reserve your spot, visit the Italian Cultural Centre online.

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22nd Annual Stone Soup Festival Saturday May 13th at Britannia Community Centre

10 May

StoneSoupFestivalBritannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street, is hosting the 22nd Annual Stone Soup Festival on Saturday, May 13th.  This annual event is a celebration of food, art, environment and community. You can expect to find a food market, local artists, community groups, talks and workshops, live music, tea leaf reading, children’s activities, free soup and much more. The Stone Soup Festival aims to bring awareness to the issues of food security, the benefits of sharing resources and eating ‘local’ and celebrating the diversity of food in our neighbourhood, the environment and its importance to the culture of our community.  Some of the highlights from this year’s festival include:    

 

             Wild Salmon Caravan Art Build with Artist Nadine Pluzak
Location: West Zone 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Katari Performance
Location West Zone 1:00 pm

V’ni Dansi-Metis Dance & History. Come Learn The Red River Jig
Location: Gym D 2:00 pm

Pasta Jewellery Making Workshop with Paula Luther
Location: Britannia Courtyard 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Britannia Box of Light with Kelty Jean McKerracher & Ronnie Dean Harris
Location: Britannia Site: 12:00 – 5:00 pm

There will be live music on the Commercial Drive Stage starting at Noon with the Carnival Band kicking things off, then at 1:00 pm Backspin takes the stage followed by the Tim Sars Duo at 2:00 pm. After that The Vancouver Fiddle Club keep things moving about 3:00 pm which are followed by Rio Samaya at 4:00 p.m. The Stone Soup Festival kicks off at Noon and runs till 5:00 pm. This is a family friendly event with lots of activities for the kids including face painting, storytelling and a kids activity area.  For more information, contact the Britannia Community Centre at T: 604.718.5800.

The Fair At The PNE Kicks Off Saturday August 16th

15 Aug
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The Fair at the PNE officially gets underway Saturday, August 16th and will run until Monday, September 1st from 11:00 am until late each day (weather permitting).  There will be lots of new events as well as some returning favourites including:

 

 

Kidz Discovery Farm

4th Annual Vancouver Rib Festival Competition

Dueling Pianos in the Plaza Beer Garden

Game of Thrones: The Exhibition

Mystic India – Bollywood Dance Spectacular

Get Animated! Interactive Animation Festival

Just For Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival

Jigu! Thunder Drums of China

Summer Night Concerts

Superdogs

Timber! A Stompin’ Lumberjack Shindig

Let’s Go Crazy – Retro Dance Party

PNE Prize Home

There are many more events and activities planned. For full details, visit the PNE’s website. There are some special promotions to keep in mind whether you wish to participate in them, or alternatively steer clear of those days as promotional days are busy.

Sat. Aug. 16th & Sun. Aug. 17th – FREE gate admission for First Responders (valid for current or retired police, ambulance, paramedics, firefighters, EComm, military, search & rescue & coast guards)

Tues. Aug. 19th – FREE gate admission for ALL guests 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ONLY.

Wed. Aug. 20th – From 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Purchase 2 Ride Passes for the price of 1

Thurs. Aug. 21st – FREE gate admission for seniors 65+ from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Wed. Aug. 27th – VanCity members and a friend receive $5 gate admission.

Twilight Ride Pass – Save $13 on the price of a Ride Pass when you purchase a Twilight Ride Pass Tuesday through Thursday after 5:00 pm.

After Dark Ride Pass – After 9:00 pm nightly, purchase a Gate Pass for just $5.00

If you and your family are looking to partake in the rides at the PNE, you may wish to consider purchasing passes online, as savings range from $2 – 5 per pass. Note, the Fair at the PNE is closed Monday, August 16th and Monday, August 25th.

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