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Vancouver International Boat Show
presented by BC
January 18th to 22nd
Western Canada's largest boat show, the Vancouver International Boat Show presented by Boating BC, is returning this January for its 55th year! Running from January 18 to 22, this year's show will host more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the newest and most innovative selection of boats and accessories for boaters and water sports enthusiasts of all types and skill levels.
The Vancouver Boat Show presented by Boating BC hosts two great locations - an indoor venue at BC Place and a Floating Show at Granville Island - offering an unparalleled experience to boaters of any level of expertise. Pre-plan your visit at www.VancouverBoatShow.ca
Illuminations is an annual fundraising event organized by BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Foundation. This high-profile event consistently sells out and attracts over 400 representatives from business, industry and private sectors of Vancouver. Illuminations raises money to meet the needs of the more than 68,000 patients who receive care at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre each year. For more than 80 years, BC Women’s has been a leader in providing specialized women’s healthcare, advocating for women’s needs, training future doctors and leading ground-breaking research to find the answers to challenging women’s health issues.
For more information & to get tickets visit: bcwomensfoundation.org/illuminations
44th Chinatown Spring Festival Parade
YEAR OF THE ROOSTER
Sunday, January 29th
The Lunar New Year is a special event for many in the Chinese community and is considered by many to be the most important festival in the Chinese culture. Many other Asian and non-Chinese also celebrate the Lunar New Year as well, making celebrations for this festival more diverse. The Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival & Parade has been a favourite place for people of all ages and cultures to gather and celebrate. This signature event of Vancouver’s Chinatown will feature lion dances, cultural dance troupes, marching bands, martial arts performances and much more. The Chinese New Year Parade celebrates the new year of the Chinese lunar calendar and is a funfilled event for everyone to enjoy. In 2016, over 100,000 spectators gathered in Vancouver’s Chinatown to watch performances from a variety of ethnic and community groups. At the parade there are over 4,000 participants representing the diversity we have in Vancouver, giving them the opportunity to connect and build relationships with the local community. There were many highlights in the parade this year including tanks, police cars, firetrucks, and there was even a helicopter! The evening Spring Banquet was an equally exciting event as we hosted over 1,000 guests connecting, solidifying and building new relationships throughout the evening. This year, we will be celebrating the 44th Spring Festival & Parade in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Building on each year’s success, we anticipate an even larger audience and it is with fanfare that we will celebrate this occasion on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The evening will conclude with the celebration banquet at the Floata Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown.
More Info: www.cbavancouver.ca
Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient ledgends, and mornern heroictales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese Culture. In Ancient Times, China was known as the land of the Divine, from emperors to the common people they all believed that their culture was a gift from heaven. Shen Yun combines ancient legends with technological innovations and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops. Classical Chinese dance does the storytelling and shares the beautifully diverse ethnic and folk traditions.
Shen Yun is an unforgettable journey, for tickets and more information visit: www.ShenYunPerformingArts.org
Lose the Booze
Take the month long challenge and LOSE THE BOOZE!
Trade your wine for water this February and raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation. Give your wallet and waistline a little break and join us on a twenty eight day alcohol free challenge that will help advance life-saving cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency.
For more information & to sign up today visit: losethebooze.ca
Broadway Across Canada presents
February 7th to 12th
Kinky Boots is Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.
Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.
To learn more about Broadway Across Canada or to get tickets to Kinky Boots, visit BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca
Witness this classic novel come to life in a highly imaginative production where drama and dance intersect. The Bundren family embarks on a 40-mile funeral procession to bring their mother to a final resting place and fulfill her dying wish. Through their calamitous journey, each member struggles with the promises made to the departed, revealing secrets and confronting their own selfish desires along the way. Faulkner’s expressive characters leap from the stage to present a gripping and unforgettable examination of humanity—with all its virtues and vices.
Richmond Children's Arts Festival 2017
Monday, February 13th
Richmond Cultual Centre
10:00am - 4:00pm
Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday on Family Day at the Richmond Children’s Arts Festival with hands-on fun to stimulate kids’ creativity and imagination.
General festival admission is $5 and includes over 10 Canadian- themed Imagination Stations for hands-on, creative fun, plus numerous fun performances that will make you laugh, dance and sing. Kids can also register for the festival’s many Creativity Classes, led by a professional artist, or create together in one of the Parent and Child classes.
The festival also features CircusWest’s newest show, Glowing Hearts, a heartfelt circus exploration of the true north. Tickets for Glowing Hearts are $12 and include general festival admission
The 2017 Children’s Arts Festival takes place Monday, February 13 at the Richmond Cultural Centre from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For full event details, visit www.childrensartsfestival.ca
Scotiabank & United Way
Community Spirit Awards
Tuesday, February 21st
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Kids, families and seniors across the Lower Mainland are happier and healthier because of your generosity and passion for helping others. Join United Way of the Lower Mainland and our very own, Mike Killeen as your emcee, for an evening that celebrates the amazing things you made happen.Be inspired by Amanda, who shares her story of triumph over adversity thanks to you. And give yourself a pat on the back, for being a true community change-maker.
Tickets are available at uwlm.ca
The Original Harlem Globetrotters
February 23rd to 26th
The Harlem Globetrotters return to the Vancouver Area with 5 games, Thursday, February 23rd through Sunday, February 26th. Witness some of the world’s best athletes execute unbelievable feats of ball handling… trick shots… and comedy. And don’t miss your shot to get in on the ultimate action with Magic Pass – the exclusive pre-show opportunity to join the Globetrotters on the court to learn tricks, shoot hoops, and take photos with the stars of the team. Get your family in on in the action at Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum, Abbotsford Centre, and Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Thursday, February 23rd through Sunday, February 26th.
Thursday, February 23 @ 7pm
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Friday, February 24 @ 7pm
Sunday, February 26 @ 2pm
Saturday, February 25 @ 1pm
Saturday, February 25 @ 6pm
Score your tickets at HarlemGlobetrotters.ca
Workout to Conquer Cancer
The brand new BC Cancer Foundation Workout to Conquer Cancer will become a month-long fitness challenge where you'll commit to workout everyday for the month of May 2017. You'll tone-up, sweat it out and sample the hottest fitness classes as you raise funds to advance life-saving cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency. Cap-off your fitness filled month with the Workout Celebration Party! Registration is starting soon, get ready to get fit for a good cause.
Sign up today at: workouttoconquercancer.ca
HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver
March 11 - 12, 2017
BC Place Stadium
The World Rugby Seven Series is one of the most dynamic global sporting events on the market, featuring the dynamism of sevens rugby, paired with a spectacle of entertainment and fan engagement that is second to none.
Rugby aficionados and first-timers alike will revel in the infectious spirit that will take over Vancouver. Spilling into the city streets, well-beyond the stadium, the party-like atmostphere and international celebration draws fans from near and far for a weekend-long festival.
The Series in 2016-17 will include ten tournaments held around the world, in which 16 national sevens team compete for World Series point at each round. The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is culminated with a champion being crowned at the end of the season based on total Series points. Vancouver hosted for the first time in 2016, where New Zealand proved victorious.
Tickets available for public on-sale on Tuesday, September 20 starting at 10:00am, PST. To purchase tickets and to learn more about series, visit canadasevens.com