CKNW Community Rundown

CKNW is proud to partner with these featured events: 

Covenant House Sleep Out: Executive Edition

Covenant House 575 Denman St, Vancouver

November 15th – 16th, 2018

On November 15th, the Covenant House is challenging business leaders to spend one night sleeping on the street to raise funds to support their Residential Crisis Programs. You can help by making a donation to support a Sleep Out participant. Join the Sleep Out movement and make a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of homeless youth.

The Covenant House Sleep Out: Executive Edition will be taking place November 15th, 2018 from 730pm to 6am November 16th. At their Drake Street building – 575 Drake Street Vancouver BC V6B 4K8.

To find out more and how you can support visit their website here.

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After Five Fashion Moving Sale

650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

Moving January 31st!

After Five’s goal is to bring high-end evening wear to every community in Canada. Their vision is to continue connecting fabulous women with fabulous dresses. After 50 years (1969), After Five is moving to Richmond Centre – February 2019! We are getting bigger + better!

MOVING SALE! up to 70% OFF at the Oakridge Mall Location only.

Check out their web page here


Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way Vancouver

November 14th, 2018

Legendary, GRAMMY-award winning band Fleetwood Mac announced today a North American tour, set to kick off in October and travel through 50+ cities ending in Spring of 2019. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will feature the newly announced line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.

Check out their tour page here!

The Vancouver Santa Claus Parade presented by Telus

Downtown Vancouver Georgia Street.

December 3, 2018

Mark your calendars! The first Sunday in December is the official date of the TELUS presents the Vancouver Santa Claus Parade – December 2nd, 2018. The parade is the largest Christmas parade celebrated in Western Canada. In the spirit of giving, the free, family-fun event is also one of the largest food and fundraising events for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and the CKNW Kids’ Fund. It’s the perfect kick off to the holiday season!

Christmas Square: Come out and join in on the family fun pre-parade festivities! Join CKNW at the Christmas Square and record your very own CKNW news report! Located at the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza

Parade Info:


Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Rooftop Ballroom

December 4, 2018

Join us for the 41st CKNW Kids’ Fund Pledge Day!
Celebrating 41 years, we will be live with Global News Radio 980 CKNW at the rooftop room of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on December 4th, to celebrate philanthropy and the importance of community giving. Feel free to join in by stopping by during the day, taking part in the festivities, and making a donation!

For more info on Kids’ Fund Events check out their website here!




West Coast Railway Heritage Park: 39645 Government Road Squamish, BC V8B 0B6

November 24 – December 16, 2018

Get your tickets here!

All Aboard! The West Coast Railway Heritage Park is excited to bring back the Polar Express on weekends November 24/25, December 1/2, 8/9, and 15/16! Visit the North Pole and meet Santa and Ms Claus while you’re there! Hot chocolate, cookies and more treats are available as well as different classes of tickets you can buy on the train! Candy Cane Class tickets are $35.00, First Class tickets are $52.50, and Premium First Class tickets for $59.00 each, plus taxes.


Saturdays: 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM
Sundays: 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM

The Tenors Home for the Holidays Tour

The Orpheum Theatre 601 Smithe St Vancouver

December 2, 2018

Multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning vocal supergroup, The Tenors will be spreading Christmas cheer across North America with their upcoming holiday tour, “Home for the Holidays: Christmas Classics and the Hits!”

“Performing during the Christmas season is a longstanding tradition for the three of us – whether it was church choirs, carolling, community concerts or family sing-alongs around the tree. Music and the holidays have always gone hand in hand,” said The Tenors. “We’re thrilled to share in the magic of the holidays with our fans.”

Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM

Check out their website for more info!


Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton St. Vancouver

December 4, 2018

With a new record label, album and tour Elvis Costello returns to form when he wraps up his tour in Vancouver December 4th with a special evening at the Q.E. Theatre December 4th! Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM

Check out his website for more info!


Commodore Ballroom 868 Granville St. Vancouver

December 13, 2018

A COLLECTION OF THE MEATIEST TRACKS! There’s no stopping Dweezil Zappa from continuing his mission to unlock the mysteries held within the superabundance of Frank Zappa’s iconic music. For over a decade, the renowned guitarist has been honoring his father by touring the world with his Grammy-winning project, now named Dweezil Zappa. The first leg of the tour begins March 30th 2018 in Scottsdale Arizona and will keep the Zappa train rocking and rolling for 6 weeks across the US and Canada! Doors: 8:00PM Show: 9:00PM

For more info check out their official website!

CKNW KIDS FUND PINK SHIRT DAY Presented by Coast Capital Savings

London Drugs Plaza at corner of Georgia and Granville St, Vancouver

February 27, 2019

Join CKNW and Global BC on location February 27 for the 11th annual Pink Shirt Day! this year’s focus is on Cyber-bullying: The dawn of social media brought with it a whole new way to interact, communicate, and even bully. But in this digital world where filtered photos and crafted messages can be posted in an instant, it often takes more time and effort to say something mean than it does to say something nice. Kindness requires no manipulation, no focusing on the negatives, and no filtering of yourself. It’s simply, truly nice. For social media users, we want them to THINK before the post. We want them to ask themselves if it is: True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary and KIND.


Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd. Abbotsford

January 26, 2019

CKNW welcomes STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its Abbotsford premiere at the Abbotsford Centre on January 26, 2019.  From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people.

For more info check out their website here!

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band 

Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way Vancouver

February 7, 2019

BOB SEGER & The Silver Bullet Band
Roll Me Away – The Final Tour

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band announced today seven more shows have been added to their final tour. Tickets for the new dates in Milwaukee, Sioux Falls, Vancouver, Fresno, San Diego, Sacramento and Albuquerque will go on sale Friday, November 9 at 10 AM local time.

Check out the band page here!

An Evening with Former President Bill Clinton and Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Ave Vancouver

May 2, 2019

CKNW is proud to welcome President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as they travel North America, participating in live events with audiences from coast to coast. Experience a one-of-a-kind conversation with two individuals who have helped shape our world and had a front seat to the most impactful moments in modern history. From creating policy and working alongside global luminaries, to living through one of the United States’ most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections, they provide a unique perspective on the past, and remarkable insight into the future and where we go from here.

Click here for ticket info!


Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Ave Vancouver

June 26, 2019

CKNW Welcomes Jeff Lynne’s ELO to Rogers Arena June 26, 2019!

Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s ELO has spent the last two years with a critically acclaimed and chart-topping album, a sold out run of UK and European shows, as well as an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band has always been known for their epic live shows and with a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, ELO has had more than 20 Top 40 Hits across the U.S. and the U.K., making Lynne’s sweeping productions some of the most recognizable music of the last forty years and helping sell over 50 million records worldwide.

For more info check out the tour page here!


Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Ave Vancouver

July 11, 2019

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has announced additional North American tour dates for 2019. For these shows, OSBOURNE will be backed by his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards), with Special guest Megadeth supporting for the entire North American run.

Tickets for the 2019 North American “NO MORE TOURS 2” shows go on sale to the general public starting Friday, November 9 at and through the Live Nation app.


Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Avenue Vancouver

July 27, 2019

The Backstreet Boys are thrilled to announce their biggest arena tour in 18 years along with the release of their new album DNA, coming out January 25th on RCA Records. Now available for pre-order, DNA features songs written by Lauv (Charli XCX), Andy Grammer, Stuart Crichton (DNCE) and Mike Sabbath (J Balvin). Tickets for the Vancouver show go on sale November 14th through Livenation.


Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Ave Vancouver

September 21 & 22, 2019

Due to overwhelming demand, superstar Elton John, recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time, added 25 additional North American concert dates to his sold out Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. The tour will make stops in Salt Lake City, Tacoma, Memphis, Charlotte and Western Canada as well as return dates in Toronto, Philadelphia, Nashville, Cleveland and more.

The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour kicked off to a sold-out crowd on September 8 in Allentown, PA. Taking the audience on a magical journey through his career, the show features some of Elton’s most beloved songs from his legendary catalogue including, “Bennie and the Jets,” “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” and “Philadelphia Freedom.”

Check out the tour page for updates and info!


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