CKNW Community Rundown

980 CKNW has been a part of the Lower Mainland for 75 years. During these challenging times CKNW is here to support our community partners:

DUE TO COVID-19, many community events MAY BE CANCELLED or POSTPONED. 

For the latest news and information on COVID-19:


Limited Series on Mornings With Simi

July 19 – 30, 2021

More than ever before, consumers are paying attention to the health, economic and environmental impacts of the food they consume. Over the next two weeks, Mornings with Simi plans to connect our listeners to local farms and help them get a better understanding of how the food they eat is grown, processed, and makes it to their dining table, by introducing them to the local farmers that produce it. This series is presented in partnership with BC FRESH – Family farms proudly growing local for 30 years.

You can listen live here or check out Simi’s show page for more info.


August 6, 7 & 8, 2021 Get your tickets here!

Abbotsford International Airport

SkyDrive brings the aerial excitement of Canada’s National Airshow back to the skies over Abbotsford with a drive-in twist. Airshow fans will enjoy the show from the comfort of their own 400 square-foot space on the airfield alongside their vehicle. Performers include the Snowbirds, F-22 Raptor, CF-18 Hornet and F-18 Super Hornet.

Performers already confirmed to appear at SkyDrive include: the Canadian Forces Snowbirds celebrating their 50th season, the United States Air Force F-22 Raptor, the Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18, and US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet, with many more performer announcements to come. SkyDrive will feature two Twilight evening performances with fireworks on both Friday and Saturday, as well as Daytime performances on Saturday and Sunday.

SkyDrive is a limited capacity event and is expected to sell out. Fans are encouraged to secure their spot early to avoid missing out on this unique and exciting new event. For more info check out their website here.

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Tickets are on sale now through September 6

Take a virtual tour or get your tickets online

Win a house! Win a car! This year’s PNE Prize Home is in South Surrey near White Rock’s beaches. This is the first time in its 87-year history that the home has been built off of the PNE grounds. You can view the home now online or in person. Support the PNE with a Prize Home Lottery ticket! Ticket packages start at just $30. The PNE Prize Home Lottery is proudly sponsored by 980 CKNW and Global BC.

The 2021 Grand Prize Package includes:

  • West Coast modern home built by Distrikt Homes
  • Located at Pacific at McNally Creek in South Surrey, just minutes from White Rock beaches
  • Clean energy technology, including an electric vehicle charger and high efficiency heat pump
  • Premium appliances throughout including Samsung laundry pair
  • Stylish indoor furniture from Yaletown Interiors
  • Hot tub and outdoor living package from Coast Spas Lifestyles
  • Media room and home gym

Know your limit. Play within it. 19+


July 3 – August 3, 2021

Full List of Events Here.

Vancouver Pride Society is excited to announce its full schedule for the 2021 #ChooseYourPride celebrations. While acknowledging that Pride doesn’t look the same for all community members, the organization is hosting more than 60 events including in-person and digital experiences taking place July 3–August 3, 2021. As one of the first in-person Summer festivals since COVID started in 2020, Vancouver Pride Society will bring the pandemic-friendly VanPrideFest to Jonathan Rogers Park in Mount Pleasant from July 30–August 1, 2021. The series of free open-air programming with community partners offers ten different time slots dedicated to the specificities of the local 2SLGBTQAI+ community. The event is free but registration is required so organizers are able to comply with all provincial health orders.

For full event info check out their website, below is a list of up coming events:

  • Pride Summer Series: Online July 16 + 23, 2021 starting at 6 PM PST
  • Pride Art Walk: Various Locations, July 19–August 3, 2021
  • VanPride Classroom: Online, July 19–28, 2021, at various times
  • Drag Story Time: Online, starting July 20, at 10 AM PST
  • Pride Lounges: Various Locations, July 23–25 and July 30–August 1, 2021, various time slots available
  • Drag Deliveries: Online July 26–30, 2021 starting at 4 PM PST daily
  • LGBTQAI2S+ International Human Rights Panel: Online, July 27, at 6 PM
  • Queer History Panel: Online July 29, 2021, at 7 PM PST
  • VanPrideFest: Jonathan Rogers Park, July 30–August 1, 2021, various time slots available
  • Symphonic Pride: Online, July 30, 2021, 7 PM PST
  • POSH BALL 2021 – Online Kiki Ball: Online July 31, 2021 starting at 6 PM PST
  • Decentralized Pride Parade: Online August 1, 2021 starting at 12 PM PST


August 21 – September 6, 2021

Hours and Ticket info Here

The best part of summer is back! As we recover from the pandemic and things are getting back to normal, the PNE is honoured to be able to host our 111th annual Fair: August 21-September 6… a reduced capacity event with a more limited scope that still delivers all the FUNdamentals you know and love. We’ve got all your favourite can’t miss shows and attractions, including the SuperDogs, live music on the Revel District Stage, animal displays, plus BCAA ToonCity, Safeway Cooking Stage, MarketPlace, Prize Home display suite, rides, games, and all the Fair food you can eat!

Also back by popular demand: The West Coast Lumberjack Show, For the Love of Drag show, PNE Pep Band, and Electric Fire – the nightly pyro musical finale.

New this year: Metro Vancouver – Together We Make the Region Strong showcase, and the Comedy Corner.

Please note that the 2021 PNE Fair will operate with reduced capacity, under all applicable Provincial Health Office orders with the health and safety of our guests as our primary focus. Get your tickets early… this event is sure to sell out!


July 27 to October 1, 2021

Visit their website here

The 4th Annual Autism BC Raffle presented by Applewood Auto Group is on now! AutismBC helps countless families and individuals throughout the province navigate their autism journey each year. Today in British Columbia, 1 in 40 children has an autism diagnosis and there are approximately 60,000 people on the autism spectrum. The 4th Annual AutismBC Raffle raises funds for programs that help families and individuals navigate their autism journey. For tickets and more information visit


Throughout July and August

Learn more about estate and legacy donations

Through thoughtful planning, you can help support future generations. By leaving a gift in your will, making a gift of life insurance or designating VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation as a beneficiary of your TFSA, RRSP or RRIF , your gift can help our health care teams save lives now and well into the future.

For over 40 years, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation has been transforming health care in British Columbia. Donor support is a targeted investment in the most modern tools, training, equipment and facilities – for our health care teams and for all of us. Together we can create a healthier future.

For more info check out their website here.


On Now to January 2022.

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Now on view is Vancouver Art Gallery’s newest exhibition, Vancouver Special: Disorientations and Echo.   This exhibition provides an expansive look at contemporary art in the Greater Vancouver region featuring recent work by 32 established and emerging artists. Discover Vancouver’s vibrant art scene.  Book your ticket today at


Donate online here.

Donate to Covenant House Vancouver today and your gift will be matched for twice the impact. Their Spring Match Campaign is on now until June 30th. Every gift provides love and support for young people overcoming homelessness and helps give them food, shelter, mental health care and much more.

About Covenant House Vancouver: Covenant House Vancouver’s purpose is to serve all youth, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need.

For more info on all of the programs supported by Covenant House Vancouver, check out their website here.


Open May 1st 11am – 4pm Tuesday to Sunday

Online registration required

Burnaby Village Museum is open for the summer May 1 to September 6! Admission is free. Advance online reservations are required. Burnaby Village Museum was built in 1971 as a commemorative project of the 100th anniversary of the Province of British Columbia joining Confederation with Canada. The original layout of the Museum depicted a single street and manor house (Elworth) spread across 4.3 acres, which intended to illustrate how a small BC pioneer village may have looked around the turn of the 20th century.

From 2005 to today, Museum staff and volunteers have worked on preserving the past while creating a more inviting and welcoming space for visitors of all backgrounds focusing on inclusivity and diversity.

For more info check out their website here.


Strawberry Season Is On Now

Visit Their Website For More Info

Fresh BC strawberries are available from your local grocery store or from one of the many strawberry growers in BC. Plan a visit to a farm for u-pick! For a full list of farms, visit the website.


*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.


October 21, 2022

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

Friday, October 21st, 2022 (19+) – tickets on sale Wednesday, June 30th at 10am. Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all 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.