CKNW Community Rundown

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BC Place Vancouver

The Vancouver Whitecaps have kicked off another season in the MLS! See games in person at BC Place, single seat and ticket packages are available here! If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to every Vancouver Whitecaps game on our sister station AM 730!

Click here to get tickets

Click here to see their 2022 schedule!


Season Kicks Off June 11th!

BC Place Stadium Vancouver

Your BC Lions want you to ROAR LIKE NEVER BEFORE! Check out the 2022 Roster, Schedule and get your tickets here! You can listen to every game this year on our sister station AM730 here! 


Tuesdays through Sunday until Sept 24!

Get your tickets here.

Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece follows four young lovers and a troupe of stumbling actors through an enchanted wood, on a journey of discovery to find out who they are, whom they love, and why it matters. Beginning in a world that is in disrepair, the story moves to the forest, where the natural and supernatural have merged and elves, goblins, and talking trees guide the way. Bring your family and friends and enter into a world of love, laughter and magic!

About Bard:

Bard on the Beach is Western Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festival. Presented in Vancouver’s Sen̓ákw/Vanier Park against a spectacular backdrop of mountains, sea and sky, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas and special events in two modern performance tents from June through September, with an average attendance of 100,000. The Festival is known for its signature blend of high-quality artistic programming and a welcoming, informal experience for local residents and visitors from around the world.


Now to September – Get Your Tickets Here!

Nat Bailey Stadium

The Vancouver Canadians are excited to bring baseball back at the Nat. There will be weekly events/giveaways you won’t want to miss! Who doesn’t love winning? BCLC and the C’s want to make you a winner on Tuesdays with all sorts of games, contests and more. Plus, local groups can enter to win a night in their honor.

The Canadians have partnered with RBC to recognize local organizations who go above and beyond to show they care about our community. 11 different charities will be highlighted throughout the season for their effort, impact and inspiration. We’re turning back the clock for every Thursday home game as the C’s don throwback jerseys from 1996 that were inspired by the original Canadians uniform from the late 70s. It’s a blast from the past!

A Vancouver staple is back and better than ever: it’s Fortis BC ‘Nooners at The Nat! Start your weekend early with some day baseball and get home in plenty of time for dinner. First pitch at 1:05 p.m.

Missed your chance at day baseball on Friday? The C’s go right back to work under the sun on Saturdays in April and May this season with Saturday “Nat-In-Ehs” at the ballpark! Summer Saturday nights aren’t complete without a C’s fireworks extravaganzas as the grand finale! We’ll light up the night sky every home Saturday from June through September.

Mascot madness, kids run the bases and C’s baseball? Sounds like A&W Family Fun Sundays! Bring the whole brood for an afternoon at The Nat.


August 20 – Sept 5 – Closed Mondays

PNE Fairgrounds Hastings Street

Make the PNE Fair your End-of-Summer Tradition with *can’t miss* attractions and entertainment including the SuperDogs, Chinese Acrobats, High Dive Show, Dueling Pianos, Agriculture Displays, Drag Shows, Cooking Demonstrations, Pyro Musical, ExhibitsHome Showcase, and the return of Summer Night Concerts!

But wait there’s more… Enjoy all the fun, games, rides, vendors, and treats you can eat!

This year’s Fair will continue to have a limited capacity. We recommend getting your date-specific tickets early.


Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: A Tribute to the Beatles – August 25 2022

Gipsy Kings Feat. Nicolas Reyes with special guest Al Olender – August 27 2022

Summer Night Concert Series Runs: August 20 – September 5, 2022

PNE Amphitheatre – Get your tickets now!

980 CKNW is proud to present two shows this year for the return of the Summer Night Concert Series!

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: A Tribute to the Beatles – August 25 2022

Concert Features Dozens of Beatles Songs. Performed Exactly as They Were Recorded. What would The Beatles have sounded like if they had the chance to perform live in concert with a symphony orchestra?  Find out when Classical Mystery performs live with The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you’ve never heard them before. You might say it’s the best show the Beatles never did!


Classical Mystery Tour has performed with more than 100 orchestras across the United States, Canada and around the world, receiving accolades from fans and the media. The Los Angeles Times called the show “more than just an incredible simulation…the swelling strings and soaring French horn lines gave the live performance a high goose-bump quotient…the crowd stood and bellowed for more.”

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Led by Musical Director Otto Tausk since 2019, the VSO performs more than 150 concerts each year, throughout Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia, reaching over 270,000 people annually.  On Tour the VSO has performed in the United States, China, Korea, and across Canada.  The Orchestra presents passionate, high-quality performance of classical, popular, and culturally diverse music, creating meaningful engagement with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Gipsy Kings Feat. Nicolas Reyes with special guest Al Olender – August 27 2022

Nicolas Reyes has been the leader and co-founder of the Gipsy Kings for well over 30 years. In the past three decades, they have dominated the World Music charts and sold more than 14 million albums worldwide. Their platinum compilation, The Best of the Gipsy Kings, was charting for over a year upon its release and their ninth studio album, Savor Flamenco, was awarded the Grammy for Best World Music Album in 2013.

As active as this remarkable collective remains, they are also confident in the future of their legacy. “Even though it’s been 30 years, we want to keep on making new music because it’s our life. It’s who we are,” says Nicolas Reyes. “But I think there will be a time when we pass down the Gipsy Kings to our sons”.

30 years is an eternity in pop music but the story of the Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes has the depth to endure. Theirs is a music that extends through generations, to the sounds of their ancestors—Spanish Romani people who fled the Catalonia region during the Spanish Civil War—and reflects the vibrantly eclectic and peripatetic history of the gitanos.


August 31, 2022 6PM-8PM

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Vancouver – get your free tickets here. – seating is limited!

This event will help you understand the opportunities and challenges to building secured, purpose-built rental housing in our communities.  LandlordBC, Chard Development and BC Housing are collaborating to deliver an informative and interactive educational event for Metro Vancouver mayoral and council candidates like you. This event will help you understand the opportunities and challenges to building secured, purpose-built rental housing in our communities. It will be a deep dive into the entire process, from the early stages of land acquisition, through project design and right to the day shovels are in the ground. Emphasis will be on the financial considerations and the critical role municipalities and their political leaders play in the process.

About Landlords BC:

LandlordBC is the industry leader for the residential rental housing industry in British Columbia. It is our mission to support you and your rental housing business. Whether you have one unit or hundreds of rentals, LandlordBC prides itself on professionalizing the rental housing industry through education, support, and most importantly, government advocacy. For more info visit their website here.


September 3 – 5 2022

Stories of Independence in downtown Vancouver and Virtual Programming here.


šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery (SEPT 3rd – 5th)
Granville Street (SEPT 3rd – 5th)
Annex (SEPT 3rd – 5th)

For more info check out their website here.


Tickets are on sale now!

Introducing the 2022 PNE Prize Home in Langley! Take a virtual tour here.

Win a House! Win a Car! PLUS many more prizes… All tickets are entered into the Grand Prize draw, plus 5 Chevrolet vehicles draws, 1 Trev Deeley Harley-Davidson Motorcycle draw, 1 draw of 2 Trev Deeley Harley-Davidson e-bikes, Woody’s RV Travel Trailer, Beachcombers Hot Tub package draw, Yaletown Furniture shopping spree draw, and ten cash draws!

This luxurious Craftsman home with Tuscan-inspired interior accents was built by Wesmont Homes.

The fully-furnished 2022 PNE Prize Home boasts:

  • 3,408 square feet of lavish living space over 3 levels
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2.5 bathrooms
  • media room
  • a legal 1-bedroom basement suite

This climate-friendly dream home includes clean energy technology, including an EV charger and an all-electric heat pump system to heat and cool the home.


*RESCHEDULED to August 24, 2022

Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Ave, Vancouver

The Backstreet Boys have rescheduled their world tour for 2022! All tickets sold to the original show will be honoured at the door. For more information check out LIVENATION’S Website.


September 2, 2022

BC Place Stadium

After two summers of delays it is FINALLY happening!! The world’s most iconic and celebrated rock legends will hit the road together this summer for a coheadlining tour SO MASSIVE that it could only be held in North America’s biggest stadiums. THE STADIUM TOUR featuring, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD with POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS will hit select cities in the U.S. and Canada where each band will bring their electrifying stage shows while promising to perform their stadium sized anthems. Produced by Live Nation, the summer tour is set to steamroll through North America starting June 2022.

Due to fan demand, the tour is adding 5 all new stadium shows to the epic run. Tickets for the new dates will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 25 at 10am local time at, check local listings for details. Def Leppard & Mötley Crüe VIP offerings for the 5 new shows will be available coinciding with the general on sale next Friday Feb. 25 at 10am local time.

For more info on this show check out the TOUR PAGE HERE.


September 9, 2022 – Tickets go on sale June 1st!

The Vancity Theatre (VIFF Centre)

Organized independently by youth in Metro Vancouver, this year’s theme, The Changing World, mainly focuses on the truths and limitations in our world and how we can overcome them in the eyes of youth. This event is mainly centered around youth and students in our community to be able to express themselves and their ideas as they might not have the chance to. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.


September 10th

Free Event in New West! 

The 10TH Anniversary of Recovery Day is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction recovery event.  Thousands will get together on September 10th, 2022, to raise awareness, reduce stigma, while connecting with healthcare services providers, listening to amazing music, enjoy family fun activities, and eat great food.  This year recovery day features close to 200 information booths and vendors,  a children’s entertainment stage with children’s music, plus three other live music stages.  Event runs from 12 pm to 6 pm.  Entertainment includes Tom Cochrane, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Fred Penner, Busty and the Base, Eagle Eyes, and so many others.


September 10th and 11th

Visit their site to register or donate

Parkinson SuperWalk returns in person this September! Gather your friends and family and lace up your shoes – your participation makes a difference in the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease across the province. Register or donate today at!


September 15, 2022

Rogers Arena, Vancouver

Due to overwhelming demand, Roger Waters: This Is Not A Drill 2022 North American tour has announced more shows this summer. Tickets for Vancouver, BC at Rogers Arena on September 15, 2022 are on sale now.
“This Is Not A Drill is a ground breaking new rock and roll/cinematic extravaganza, performed in the round, it is a stunning indictment of the corporate dystopia in which we all struggle to survive, and a call to action to LOVE, PROTECT and SHARE our precious and precarious planet home. The show includes a dozen great songs from PINK FLOYD’S GOLDEN ERA alongside several new ones, words and music, same writer, same heart, same soul, same man. Could be his last hurrah.”

To purchase tickets and for additional tour information, please visit


September 8 – 18

Granville Island – Check out the list of performances here!

BIGGER, BOLDER and BETTER than ever before, this year’s Fringe Festival (8 – 18 Sep) will be parading its fine wares all across Granville Island and beyond – from rollicking new theatre to belly-bursting comedy, awe-inspiring dance to lip-splitting spoken word and more…

As ever, expect an array of returning favorites alongside a whole host of pioneering new acts, guaranteed to blow your bloomin’ socks off! And, in true Fringe style, be sure to brace yourself for the many surprises we still have in store. There’s something for just about everyone to get stuck into, so clear your calendars and get ready to join us for this year’s celebratory showcase of the finest theatrics in town.


September 22 – 8pm show start

Rogers Arena – Tickets on sale July 15th here.

Each concert will feature ‘Hotel California,’ performed live in its entirety from start to finish, accompanied by an orchestra and choir.  After a short intermission the band will perform a full set of their greatest hits. The Eagles kicked off the “Hotel California” concerts in 2019 in Las Vegas to rave reviews and critical acclaim. To date, the Eagles have performed more than 60 sold-out shows, including five nights at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City, four nights at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada,

A variety of presales are available starting Thursday, July 14th at 10:00 am local time in each market. A limited number of VIP packages, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise, parking & more, will be available beginning Friday, July 15th.  Check for complete tour and ticket information.

The EAGLES – Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill –have extended the “Hotel California” 2022 Tour with concerts being added in Canada beginning Friday, September 9th in Toronto, Ontario. Tickets for the Canadian tour, produced by Live Nation, go on sale Friday, July 15th at 10 AM local time through Ticketmaster.



August 22 to September 25th

Find out how you can help here! 

Hunger lives in your neighbourhood this Back to School season, But you can help. A 20 dollar donation to Backpack Buddies gives a hungry child an entire backpack-full of food to last an entire weekend—so they can return to school happy, healthy and ready to learn. Put hope back on the table for a hungry child. Donate today at

About Backpack Buddies:

Growing children require regularly available food, but many B.C. families struggle to put food on the table every day. That’s why we help fill the weekend hunger gap – a time when children go without the support of school breakfast and lunch programs – by providing meals and snacks for the weekend directly to those who need them.


October 1, 2022

Rogers Arena 800 Griffiths Ave

Great news Bublé fans!  The Grammy winning, multi-platinum superstar entertainer will bring his “Higher” tour home to Canada this fall. Travelling to 11 Canadian cities, the tour produced by Live Nation Canada, includes stops at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on October 1st tickets are available now!

Bublé’s previous global tour which ended in 2021 spanned 25 countries, included 61 sold out US shows alone and a collective audience of well over 800,000 fans. His just released new studio album Higher is his 9th Top 10 on Billboard’s Album Sales Chart.

With unstoppable talent, energy and a voice that is equally at home singing standards, pop tunes, swing, jazz, R&B and comedy, it’s no wonder that when Michael Bublé gets to town, the party begins. You don’t want to miss it!


October 21 & October 22, 2022

BC Place, 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6B 4Y8

Second showing of Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Tour is happening on October 22!

Tickets will go on sale to the public Wednesday, April 6 at 10am local time.

Elton has achieved 1 diamond, 40 platinum or multi-platinum, and 23 gold albums, over 50 Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. He holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, Candle In The Wind 1997, which sold over 33 million copies. Since launching his first tour in 1970, Elton has over 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries to his credit.

Elton is the most successful solo male in the history of the American charts and the third most successful artist overall, behind only Madonna and the Beatles. He has logged 67 Hot 100 entries between 1970 and 2000, including nine No. 1s and 27 top 10s. He achieved seven #1 albums in the three-and-a-half-year period from 1972 to 1975 — a period of concentrated success surpassed only by the Beatles.

More details at
Tickets on sale at


November 1, 2022

The Centre for Performing Arts in Vancouver

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets are an English rock band formed in 2018 to perform the early music of Pink Floyd. The band comprises Pink Floyd drummer and co-founder Nick Mason, bassist Guy Pratt, guitarists Gary Kemp and Lee Harris, and keyboardist Dom Beken.

Click here for ticket info.


November 12, 2022

Rogers Arena 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver

Tickets go on sale May 27th through LIVE NATION. Platinum selling and Grammy Award winning musician Bryan Adams returns to Canada for a colossal coast-to-coast Canadian tour, in support of his 15th studio album, released in March 2022, aptly titled So Happy It Hurts. Widely considered one of the most iconic rock musicians in the world, Bryan Adams has countless accolades and awards including three Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe nominations and a Grammy Award. Bryan Adams is a Canadian singer / songwriter who continues to tour the world playing his music which has become a mainstay on rock radio.

Adams continues to tour somewhere in the world ten days every month intertwining arena concerts with special, intimate solo acoustic dates. His live concerts have established him as one of the world’s best rock singers of our time.


Activities throughout the summer

Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver

Ready, set, Grouse! Grouse Mountain is the ultimate destination for endless adventure this summer. Enjoy the World-Famous Lumberjack Show featuring a 60-foot tree climb, log rolling and axe throwing and be amazed by the effortless flight of birds of prey during the Birds in Motion Demonstration. Say hi to resident Grizzly bears, Grinder and Coola, at the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife and learn more about the wildlife through informative Ranger Talks. Feel the rush on the exhilarating Mountain Ziplines tour or explore the treetop canopy on the Mountain Ropes Adventure aerial course. Plus, enjoy the best views of the city from the Awe-Inspiring Lookouts or Altitudes Bistro deck.

Book your adventure today at


Multiple shows, to see their schedule click here.

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) announces its 2022/23 Season: its 104th season of irresistible musical experiences and one of its most exciting to date. From Mozart, Bach, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven, to the music of Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, The Police and Harry Potter, there is something for everyone’s musical tastes next season at the VSO.

Led by Music Director Otto Tausk since 2018, the VSO performs more than 150 concerts each year, throughout Vancouver and the province of British Columbia, reaching over 270,000 people annually. On tour the VSO has performed in the United States, China, Korea and across Canada.

The orchestra presents passionate, high-quality performances of classical, popular and culturally diverse music, creating meaningful engagement with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Recent guest artists include Daniil Trifonov, Dawn Upshaw, James Ehnes, Adrianne Pieczonka, Gidon Kremer, Renée Fleming, Yefim Bronfman, Itzhak Perlman, Bernadette Peters, Tan Dun, and more.

To get your tickets and to see what else the VSO is up to this season visit their website here.


Now available for viewing

Vancouver Art Gallery

The Imitation Game surveys the extraordinary uses (and abuses) of artificial intelligence (AI) in the production of modern and contemporary visual culture around the world. The exhibition follows a chronological narrative that first examines the development of artificial intelligence, from the 1950s to the present, through a precise historical lens.  Building on this foundation, it emphasizes the explosive growth of AI across disciplines, including animation, architecture, art, fashion, graphic design, urban design and video games, over the past decade. Revolving around the important roles of machine learning and computer vision in AI research and experimentation, The Imitation Game reveals the complex nature of this new tool and demonstrates its importance for cultural production.

Featured artists, designers and architects include *airegan, Stafford Beer, BIG, Ben Bogart, Gui Bonsiepe, Sougwen Chung, Muriel Cooper, DeepDream, Stephanie Dinkins, Scott Eaton, Epic Games, Amber Frid-Jimenez, Neri Oxman, Patrick Pennefather and WETA, among others.

For more info visit The Vancouver Art Gallery Website HERE.

SHARP Workplaces training sessions

On now until 2024

Learn how to respond to and prevent workplace sexual harassment with FREE online training sessions for employers and workers in small businesses and non-profits.

Learn more at



Rogers Arena, Vancouver

Sir Rod Stewart, the legendary two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame  inducted singer-songwriter announced 19 newly added dates for his highly anticipated 2022 North American summer tour with special guests Cheap Trick. Rod Stewart Fan Club members have access to a special ticket presale for Canada concerts beginning Monday, Feb. 28 at 10am through Thursday, March 3 at 10pm local time, visit for more information. American Express® Card Members in Canada will have access to Amex Front of the Line presale tickets starting Tuesday March 1 at 10am – Thursday March 3 at 10pm local time.

Sir Rod Stewart has sold more than 250 million records worldwide during a stellar career that includes ten #1 albums and 26 Top 10 singles in the U.K.; plus 17 Top 10 albums and 16 Top 10 singles in the U.S. As a singer-songwriter his extensive catalog of hits includes “Gasoline Alley,” “Every Picture Tells a Story,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” “Mandolin Wind,” “You Wear It Well,” “The Killing of Georgie,” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?,” “Young Turks,” “Forever Young,” “Hot Legs,” “Infatuation,” the indelible, “Maggie May,” and many more.

Tickets are on sale, get them here!