CKNW Community Rundown

CKNW is proud to partner with these featured events:


Final Deadline is October 3, 2019

Wake up to your new dream lifestyle! You win, you choose between 8 Life Changing Dreams! Dream Lottery proceeds go toward research initiatives at BC Children’s Hospital, where over 1,000 medical researchers pursue new discoveries that are then translated directly into improved care to benefit sick and injured children across the province. “BC Children’s is the only hospital in BC devoted exclusively to children, and through the funds raised through Dream Lottery ticket sales, we can help advance research that will transform health care for kids across the province,” said Teri Nicholas, president & CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. “The revenue that Dream Lottery generates supports researchers who work tirelessly to discover new treatments and cures that will raise the level of care for the more than 93,000 kids who receive care at the hospital each year.”

The winner of Dream Lottery can choose one of eight grand prize dream packages. They can choose a home located at:

  • 56 Habgood Street, White Rock (open daily 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • 1586 Duncan Drive, Tsawwassen (open daily 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • Plateau by Foxridge Homes (two homes) – 16538 25A Avenue & 16542 25A Avenue, South Surrey (not open for viewing)
  • The Commonage at Predator Ridge – 209 Ashcroft Place, Vernon (opens Aug. 19, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily)
  • Pinnacle on the Park – 1708 Ontario Street, Vancouver (completed Dec. 2019)
  • Capital Park Residences – TH07, 560 Michigan Street, Victoria (not open for viewing)
  • The Kingston – 1768 Crowne Isle Drive, Courtenay (Open for tours & ticket sales Aug. 2, Thurs. – Sun.: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
  • …or they can choose $2.2 million in tax-free cash.

For more info check out the BCCH Dream Lottery website here!


September 21

Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St Vancouver

The Gift of Time Gala has raised over $11.5 million in support of care at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Learn more about Canuck Place click here

An elegant evening that includes an exquisite meal, live entertainment, and the opportunity to bid on exclusive auction items, the Canuck Place Gift of Time is all in support of Canuck Place.

Contact Carey Summerfelt at 604.646.0519 or for more information about how you can be a part of the Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala.


September 12 (Vancouver) September 20 (Surrey)

North Plaza Art Gallery Vancouver / Central City in Surrey

Interested in helping local business and community leaders raise their bail? Click here to see their “Arrest Warrant” and “Wanted Poster” and find out why they have been arrested by Crime Stoppers. Then, click the Bail Button to make your donation.

Join us on the NORTH PLAZA, VANCOUVER ART GALLERY September 12, or CENTRAL CITY, SURREY September 20 and see some of Metro Vancouver’s CEO’s work to bail themselves out of Crime Stoppers County Jail. For more information, contact Anissa Lau at


September 13 – November 17, 2019

Burnaby Art Gallery 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC

The Burnaby Art Gallery is pleased to showcase a selection of Italian Master prints and drawings from Vancouver-area public and private collections, dating from the Renaissance up to the late 18th century. This exhibition includes religious, historical and mythological prints and drawings, examining their intended purposes and the context in which they were made.

Running concurrently with a second exhibition of early printed books from the Wosk-McDonald Aldine Collection from Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections, this exhibition is complemented by a catalogue with essays by Dr. Hilary Letwin, guest curator; Dr. Julian Brooks, Senior Curator of Drawings and Department Head, J. Paul Getty Museum; and Ralph Stanton, Former Director of Special Collections at Simon Fraser University Library.

This exhibition, showcasing works exclusively from the Vancouver area, will be the first of its kind in over 30 years. For more info check out their website here!


September 13

Theatres Near You

Official Secrets is the Gavin Hood’s follow up to 2016’s festival darling EYE IN THE SKY. She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way. Here’s the trailer.


September 26 – October 13, 2019

Various Theatres around Vancouver

This fall, VIFF brings Vancouver audiences over 300 of the best films from around the globe including award-winning films and undiscovered gems. Expand the frame with VIFF Live’s line-up of cinematic experiences, one-of-a-kind VR exhibition and conversations with the world’s leading creators. Tickets, venues and show times are available online at


June 15 to November 2

BC Place 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver

A new era of BC Lions Football is about to kickoff this 2019 CFL regular season! Below is a list of all BC Lions Home Games, tickets are on sale now! For their full schedule check out their website here! 


September 19 (Chilliwack Cultural Centre ) September 20, 2019 (Centennial Theatre North Vancouver)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre 9201 Corbould St, Chilliwack / Centennial Theatre 2300 Lonsdale  Avenue, North Vancouver

Award-winning comedian RON JAMES has been selling out theatres for over 15 years with his marathon, side-splitting, kinetically charged performances. Marshaling a comedian’s eye for satire and a writer’s ear for language, Ron takes his audience on a breath-taking, non-stop roller coaster ride, cutting a wide swath through contemporary culture with his razor-sharp ribald wit, uncompromising standards and unique, poetically honed delivery. A stand-out amongst ‘stand-ups’…

With ten critically acclaimed one-hour comedy specials under his belt, plus five seasons starring in his own series, “The Ron James Show”, Canada’s #1 road warrior is back doing what he does best: delivering laughs face to face and coast to coast … a high octane Full Throttle ride!

Fore more info follow Ron James on Facebook or Instagram or check out his website here!


September 22, 2019

Deer Lake Park Boat Rental Area 5435 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby,

For the past ten years, our bladder cancer community has united each September to walk together to make a powerful impact on bladder cancer awareness, research and patient support across Canada. Register or donate today and drive breakthroughs that will revolutionize bladder cancer care in the 21st century and improve health outcomes for all Canadians.  
Reminder – returning participants must register each year to confirm participation.

Download and print a BCC Awareness Walk Pledge Sheet to track cash/cheque donations. For more details and info on other walks happening around the country check out their website here!


September 21 & 22 (SOLD OUT) & 24

Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver

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 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!


September 28, 2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

999 Canada Place, Vancouver

Come celebrate World Maritime Day at the Port of Vancouver, an event to celebrate the local maritime community and educate the public on port operations and initiatives. This free, family-friendly event will feature exhibitor’s booths and displays, on water demonstrations, performances with maritime flair, community activations, speaker presentations, public harbour tours and much more! World Maritime Day was established by the International Maritime Organization, with celebrations held internationally to recognize the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment. The theme for this year is ‘Empowered Women in the Maritime Community’.

With performances by:

Bobs & LoLo
Will’s Jams
Langley Ukulele Ensemble
Coastal Wolf Pack
Sarah Wheeler band
The Burying Ground
Headlining Act: The Paperboys

For more info check out their website here!


Opening October 3

Under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place – Tickets are on sale now!

Cirque du Soleil is coming to Vancouver with its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. For the very first time in British Columbia, audiences are invited from October 3 – November 24, 2019 to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at Concord Pacific Place to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended between dreams and reality. In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey through a vibrant world filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production. For ticket, show and more info on Cirque Du Soleil check out their website here.


September 30 – October 4, 2019

Wrap Party happening at Sunset Beach in Vancouver October 4, 2019

Variety’s 4th Annual Variety Week takes place from Monday, September 30 to Friday, October 4. Throughout the week, Global BC will showcase the work that Variety does to help children with special needs and their families across the various communities in BC. During every Global newscast including Global News Morning and Global News Hour at 6, viewers will be introduced to families who Variety has supported while getting to see firsthand how their lives have changed because of Variety’s help.

Donations can be made by calling toll free at 310-KIDS or online at You can also text “KIDS” to 45678 to make an automatic $20 donation.

Help us reach our goal of helping 60 kids per day!

Website Links:

Social Handles: FB: / Twitter:  @VarietyBC  / Instagram:  varietybc

Hashtag: #VarietyWeek


October 4, 2019

RMH BC provides a home away from home for up to 73 families every night, 365 days a year, while their seriously ill children receive essential care. Help keep them close when it matters most by joining us for an inspirational evening at the 17th Annual A Night to Dream Gala.

More than 400 philanthropists and business leaders come together at A Night to Dream to support families across BC and Yukon. Guests enjoy a cocktail reception, exciting live and silent auctions, a luxury raffle draw, a gourmet multi-course dinner, live entertainment and inspiring stories from families staying at the House.

Since 2003, A Night to Dream has raised more than $3.6 million to support families at RMH BC, including a record $480,000 at last year’s event.

Event Details

6 – 10 PM
Friday, October 4, 2019
Fairmont Pacific Rim

Table for Ten – $4,000
Ticket – $400

Click here to reserve your seat or find out more about RMH BC!


October 6, 2019

Goodlife Fitness Family Autism Hub, 3688 Cessna Drive, Richmond BC

Join CKNW at the Autism Speaks Canada Walk at the Goodlife Fitness Family Autism Hub in Richmond October 6! The Walk includes fun activities, performers and snacks, before and after the Walk. Arrive early to give yourself lots of time to visit and enjoy the event with your family and friends! Upon arrival at your Walk, please proceed to Registration to submit your cash and cheque donations with your pledge form(s).  Ensure that your pledge form is clearly labeled with your name and team name (if part of a team) to ensure that you and your team receive recognition for all donations collected.

Registration: 8:30am / Walk Starts: 10:00am

For more info check out their website here!


October 6

Concord Pacific Place – 88 Pacific Boulevard Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2R6

We invite you to run or walk with us on Sunday, October 6, 2019 for the CIBC Run for the Cure in Vancouver.

With 1 in 8 Canadian women expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, your support matters more than ever.

So, whether it’s your first time or you’ve participated for years, we look forward to having you join us and more than 82,000 Canadians in the largest, single-day, volunteer-led event dedicated to changing the future of breast cancer!

Click here to register or donate!


October 17th

River Rock Theatre 8811 River Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 3P8

The legendary Downchild Blues Band are celebrating 50 years of playing the blues – and bringing the party to Richmond, for a NOT TO BE MISSED performance! Hot on the heels of their 2017 JUNO-nominated album Something I’ve Done, on True North Records, The legendary Downchild Blues Band have announced their 50th Anniversary Tour, bringing their iconic sound and timeless hits to theatres and festivals in Canada and the U.S. It’s hard to believe it’s been half a century since, bandleader, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh and his brother, the late Richard “Hock” Walsh, formed The Legendary Downchild Blues Band in Toronto in June 1969.

“There would be no Blues Brothers if it weren’t for Downchild!” – Dan Aykroyd. Check out their website for ticket and show info! Tickets go on sale Friday June 14th through LIVENATION.


October 13, 2019

Rogers Arena 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and his iconic hit parade with Creedence Clearwater Revival, “My 50 Year Trip” recreates the sounds and spirit of 1969.

“My 50 Year Trip” encompasses a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Fogerty’s iconic songbook, which was written, recorded and released in 1969, and also showcases the original Acme guitar and amp used at the Woodstock performance. Each show features a montage of vintage photography and iconic stories from the band’s set at the festival, as well as stories from Fogerty’s musical journey over the past five decades.

Tickets go on sale Friday July 12 @10am. For more info check out his website here! for tickets go to LIVENATION


November 15 (Vancouver Show) November 17 (Surrey Show)

Orpheum Theatre (Vancouver) Bell Performing Arts Centre (Surrey)

Just For Laughs is thrilled to announce the return of the Just For Laughs Comedy Tour. With two shows in the Lower Mainland! The 18th edition, titled Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada, will be hosted by Canadian comedy superstar Rick Mercer and will feature a stellar line-up of some of Canada’s brightest talents. Following the 15th and final season of the incredibly popular Rick Mercer Report, Rick Mercer will hit the road with some of the best comedians Canada has to offer! Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada will see Rick Mercer, along with 2018 Juno Award winner for comedy album of the year Ivan Decker, Gemini award winning comedian Debra DiGiovanni and host of CBC and Sirius XM’s Laugh Out Loud the hilarious Ali Hassan, perform in prestigious theatres from coast-to-coast starting October 23 in St. John’s, NL and wrapping up in Surrey, BC on November 17. The Tour will stop in Vancouver at the Orpheum on Friday, November 15 at 7:00 PM. Tickets go on sale Monday, June 3 at 10:00 AM.

Fore more info check out their website here! 


October 19, 2019 SOLD OUT

The Westin Bayshore 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT FOR THIS EVENT! This year’s edition of the glamorous evening will engage more than 500 of Big Sisters’ broad network of supporters and feature a raffle, silent auction, three course dinner and live band. Each year, the Luminary Award honours an outstanding individual, male or female, who has distinguished themselves as a mentor in our community. We are thrilled to announce that this year, we will be honoring not one but two incredible women who, both individually and together, contribute significantly to our communities.

To find out more info on how you can support Big Sisters of BC check out their website here!


December 3, 2019

Queen Elizabeth Theatre 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?” The Tenors are coming to town. The multi-platinum selling, JUNO Award-winning band today announced their annual North American holiday tour “Wonder of Christmas.” Kicking off in Seattle, WA on November 29, The Tenors will celebrate the holiday season with fans in 13 cities across Canada and the U.S. The Tenors will perform a selection of songs from their two Christmas albums, along with other festive favourites. The tour culminates on December 22 in Brantford, ON for a special celebration of the city’s centenary.

Tickets for select shows go on sale starting Friday, August 23 at 10 A.M local time at VIP packages are available at and include premium seats, a personal photo with The Tenors, a signed 8 x 10 photograph and exclusive merchandise.

“Sharing the joy of the holidays through music with our families and extended families – our fans – is one of our favourite ways to celebrate the Christmas season,” said The Tenors.


**July 9, 2020**

Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver

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.

ALL TICKETS FOR THE PREVIOUS DATE WILL BE HONORED AT THE DOOR. For more info check out or the Live Nation app.