Global BC community events


Submit Your Event for Consideration

Have an event you’re wanting to promote on Global BC?  Click the link above and e-mail us your details.  If  it is something we are interested in pursuing, we will contact you for further information.  PLEASE NOTE – We are generally booking 3-4 months in advance and due to the sheer number of requests we receive, we simply cannot accommodate everyone.




Pirate Pak Day 

Mark your calendars for a Pirate Pak Day for everyone!  Help White Spot send kids and young adults with serious medical conditions for a week of pure summer fun!  2 dollars from every kids & adults Pirate Pak will be donated on August 13.


The Kidney Walks

Kidney disease is a very serious disease that affects 1 in 10 Canadians and unfortunately there is no cure.  You can help change that and bring awareness, by taking part in the Kidney Walk campaign August to October, across BC.


The Amazing Journey

Get set for a day full of fun challenges, in support of families facing their own life changing challenges.  Race against others and the clock across Vancouver in the Amazing Journey August 24, all to help raise funds for Ronald McDonald House BC.  The race ends at Nat Bailey Stadium, with a BBQ and party.



Abbotsford International Airshow

Don’t miss the first ever twilight show at the world renowned Abbotsford International Airshow, happening Aug 8-10.  The aviation festival is all set to welcome the CF Snowbirds and a unique de Havilland Moquito in flying display!



Rockin’ River Music Fest

Country music fans, how does this sound?  Rascall Flatts, Terri Clark, The Road Hammers and much more and they are all coming to Mission Raceway Park August 7-9.  It’s going to be the biggest party the valley has seen!



White Rock Sea Festival

The annual White Rock Sea Festival is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year so come enjoy the action-packed weekend, including children’s events, a main stage, featuring over 16 local bands, including the Powder Blues Band.  There will also be a torchlight parade, fireworks, Market Place vendors and so much more.  It all happens August 1-3 in White Rock!



Honda Celebration of Light

The tradition continues as the skies above English Bay light up once again for the annual Honda Celebration of Light.  This year’s dates are July 26 (USA), July 30 (France) and August 2 (Japan) and don’t miss a minute of Shorefest, featuring Sheepdogs on July 30 and The Odds on Aug 2.  Buy your licensed all ages tickets now for the YVR Observation Deck and secure the best view on the beach!



Benefits of Bocce

Discover why some have described the Benefits of Bocce as their favourite charitable event of the year!  Soak up some sun, crank up the tunes, crack open a drink and unleash your competitive side as you pursue the hotly contested Benefits of Bocce trophy!  You will also enjoy a delicious lunch, a ticketed bar, a selection of great silent auction and raffle prizes, a 50/50 draw and more!  This year’s date is August 16 at the North Vancouver Bocce pits in Boulevard Park.



Odlum Brown VanOpen

Are you a big tennis fan?  Then you don’t want to miss this!  The Odlum Brown VanOpen is bringing 140 players from over 45 countries to West Vancouver.  It’s the largest professional men’s and women’s tennis tournament in the Pacific Northwest and it all happens July 26-Aug 3 at the Hollyburn Country Club.



Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival 

The Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival is back for it’s 15th year at beautiful Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, Saturday August 9.  This year’s lineup features some familiar faces and some first timers too!


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Umbro Soccerwest Beach Soccer Blast

Are you feeling World Cup fever?  Head over to Spanish Banks Aug 8-10 for 5-on-5 beach soccer fun!  The world’s most popular game, played in the world’s most beautiful setting!




A beloved Vancouver tradition is back!  Theatre Under the Stars promises a blonde-tastic, ogre-ific season filled with surprise, delight and non-stop fun for the whole family, July 11-Aug 23 at Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl.




Vancouver Pride Parade & Feseival

Find your place along one of the most beautiful and diverse parade routes in the world!  The Vancouver Pride Parade & Festival is renowned as one of the largest and most successful LGBTQ events in the world.  Find out why over 650,000 spectators take in the parade when the festivities begin at noon sharp on Sunday August 3.  The parade route starts at Robson & Thurlow, heads down to Denman then ends at Sunset Beach where the festival site is.


Playland at the PNE

You know summer is here when Playland at the PNE is open!  Take in over 30 rides and attractions, including the new attraction Rock-N-Cards.  Open every day until August 15.



Scotiabank MS Bike Tours

Here’s your chance to be a part of the largest cycling series in North America.  Take part in the Scotiabank MS Bike Tours and help raise funds to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.  Around 100,000 people in Canada live with this chronic disease.  The rides happen across BC June-September.  Check out one in your community!



Bard on the Beach


Bard’s annual Bard-BQ and Fireworks nights are a one-of-a-kind spectacular experience!  Start with a play performance, followed by a delicious sit-down salmon bbq dinner with all the trimmings.  After dinner, enjoy informal sword-fighting displays and improv comedy, then end your evening with an up-close view of the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks display over English Bay.  This year’s dates are July 26, 30 & Aug 2.



Scotiabank & BCSPCA Paws For a Cause

Every year, thousands of animal lovers across BC fund raise and walk to fight animal cruelty.  Your whole family can be a part of this movement.  Pooch or no pooch, let’s walk together for animals in need, September 7 at locations across BC.



Canuck Place Adventure Race

Do something greater than finishing a race!  Kayak, bike and run for BC’s children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.  Support Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in this year’s adventure race, taking place September 7 at beautiful Jericho Beach in Vancouver.