CKNW Community Rundown


CKNW is proud to partner with these featured events:


VGH & UBC HOMETOWN HEROES LOTTERY

Travel Bonus Deadline May 24, FINAL DEADLINE July 11 at Midnight

Online at London Drugs or the Prize Homes located at 1912 Laronde Drive, Surrey / 35347 Eagle Summit Drive, Abbotsford

Choose between 9 Grand Prize Options including $2.1 MILLION in CASH. They’re there when you need them… now it’s your turn to be there for them! BC’s Hometown Heroes come to the aid of people in life-threatening situations every day. From rescue to recovery, BC’s firefighters – along with the doctors, nurses and healthcare teams at Vancouver General Hospital – are always on duty for severely injured and critically ill British Columbians. When you need help, these heroes respond.

Your Hometown Heroes Lottery ticket purchases support VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, raising essential funds for specialized adult health services and research at VGH and UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Vancouver Community Health Services for all British Columbians. Ticket purchases also support programs of the BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund (Burn Fund); including the annual burn camp for young burn survivors.

For ticket info check out their website here!


PLAYLAND OPEN WEEKENDS

Open now until September 15

Playland at PNE, 2901 East Hastings St., Vancouver

Playland is officially open (weekend only). Admission to Playland gives you unlimited access to over 35 rides and attractions*, including our three newest family rides and the top wooden roller coaster in CanadaPLUS Pacific Adventure Mini Golf is now included FREE with admission!

Playland Hours of Operation:

Until Jun 9 Sat & Sun 11am to 6pm
May 20 — Victoria Day 11am to 6pm
Jun 14 — Jun 27 Sat & Sun 11am to 6pm
Mon to Fri 10am to 3pm
Jun 28 — Jul 31 Sat, Sun, Holidays 11am to 7pm
Mon to Fri 11am to 6pm
Aug 1 — Aug 16 Everyday 11am to 7pm

For tickets, pricing and more information check out their website here!


WEST COAST RAILWAY ASSOCIATION PRESENTS A DAY OUT WITH THOMAS: THE STEAM TEAM TOUR

May 18, 19, 20 & 25, 26

West Coast Railway Heritage Park, 39645 Government Road, Squamish

Day Out with Thomas is now on sale!! Two weekends only! Saturday May 18, Sunday May 19, Monday May 20 and Saturday May 25 and Sunday, May 26. Train rides are: 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM, and 4 PM

Ticket and admission includes:

– 25 minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine
– Photos with Thomas at the station (Free for you to take, professional photos available at additional cost)
– Meet Sir Topham Hatt
– Bouncy castle
– Live entertainment performances
– Play on Thomas train tables
– Thomas theme mini-golf
– Sand castle building
– Thomas craft tables
– Model Railway Display
– Tattoo station

For ticket info check out their website here


CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF RICHMOND PRESENTS RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA

May 17 – 25

Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston St, Vancouver

This show promises to be an unusual blend of contemporary musical theatre, with a nod to Cinderella’s Asian origins. While researching the play, the creative team was surprised to discover that the familiar fairytale they had assumed was Western European appeared over a thousand years ago in China’s Tang Dynasty as Ye Xian, the story of a downtrodden girl who confides in a magical goldfish instead of her fairy godmother. Western audiences are perhaps most familiar with Disney’s 1950 animated classic. But the adaptations and variations of this rags-to-riches story have been retold throughout the ages in places including Ancient Greece, Vietnam, Korea, France, and Germany. The story has also been told in the Arabian One Thousand and One Nights, in oral traditions, onstage, in ballet, in musical theatre, and on film and TV.

Show times and backstage tour schedule:

5/17 Fri 7:00pm (Backstage Tour) / 5/18 Sat 2:00pm (Backstage Tour) / 5/18 Sat 7:00pm (Backstage Tour) / 5/19 Sun 2:00pm (Talkback) / 5/19 Sun 7:00pm (Talkback) / 5/20 Mon 2:00pm (Talkback) / 5/24 Fri. 7:00pm (Friday Special) / 5/25 Sat 2:00pm (Backstage Tour) / 5/25 Sat 7:00pm ( Backstage Tour)

For more info on this show and the Children’s Theatre of Richmond check out their website here.


LAST DOOR RECOVERY GALA 

May 25

Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., New Westminster

Last Door’s 35th Anniversary Celebration, celebrating our Living Legacies.
What is your Living Legacy? Join us on May 25th 2019 at the Anvil Centre to celebrate . Residential addiction treatment and recovery are the best ways to reduce homelessness, restore relationships, rebuild careers and save lives. We want to invite you to join us to celebrate recovery from addiction, and to celebrate 35 years of service, recognizing David and Louise.

Our 30th and 25th anniversary celebrations were evenings of laughter, memories, tears, and hope. Be part of an amazing experience of people gathering together to create a legacy of overcoming addiction. Live and Silent Auction Items to be announced soon, close to $40,000 worth of items donated as of today.

For ticket and more information on how you can support Last Door check out their website here.


MS WALK: VANCOUVER

May 26

Concord Pacific Place, 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver

Multiple sclerosis can strike anyone at any moment, and Canadians have one of the highest rates of MS in the world. Joining MS Walk means being involved in a community that is driven to improve the lives of those affected by the disease. The funds you raise at MS Walk are invested in accelerating the pace of MS breakthroughs and empower people with MS to live their best lives.

Bring your family and friends together to share in the start/finish-line activities, team awards ceremonies and amazing stories from people living with MS! We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

For more information on the walk and how you can support the MS Society of Canada check out their website here.


CKNW KIDS FUND PICNIC AT PLAYLAND 

May 28

Playland @ PNE 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver

Originally a special day out to Bowen Island for a small group of kids in 1956, the picnic event has transformed into one of our most beloved events of the year. For half a century, CKNW Kids’ Fund has been able to support over 90,000 elementary and high school aged children with various challenges, including learning difficulties, physical, and/or mental challenges, to experience a fun, worry-free day out that they may not otherwise enjoy.

Now held at Playland in Vancouver, with the help of donors and sponsors we are able to invite over 3,500 children once a year to enjoy the entire park that is reserved just for them.

Applications for the 2019 Picnic are now open: APPLY HERE


CHER: HERE WE GO AGAIN TOUR

May 30

Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver

Just Announced! Cher’s Here We Go Again Tour has added some Western Canada Tour dates! With Special Guests Nile Rodgers and CHIC. Tickets go on sale through livenation.com.

For more info on CHER and her tour check out her website here!


2019 VANCOUVER RICHMOND WALK TO END ALS

June 1

Garry Point Park Steveston BC

The Walk to End ALS is the largest volunteer-led fundraiser for ALS Societies across Canada. Family-friendly and fun, it unites Canadians in their desire to put an end to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Celebrate hope for a future without ALS. Honour those we have loved and lost. Show support for the 3,000 Canadians and their families living with the disease.Your fundraising efforts and generous donations support the best ALS research in the country and enable ALS Societies to provide community-based support to people and families living with the disease.

Click here to join a Walk near you. To visit the Richmond-Vancouver Page click here!


BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL RACE FOR THE KIDS

June 2

Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver

RBC Race for the Kids in support of The BC Children’s Hospital Foundation June 2nd at Queen Elisabeth Park. The race is on to raise 1 million dollars for childhood cancer and mental health initiatives at BC Children’s Hospital. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities will participate in a scenic 5K route or a 2K fun run.
More info at RacefortheKidsBC.com or check them out on social media: facebook.com/bcchf    Instagram.com/bcchf     twitter.com/bcchf


BIG SISTERS OF BC SPRING LUNCH 

June 7

Fairmont Pacific Rim 1038 Canada Place 11:30am – 2pm

This year, we are delighted to host Susannah Pierce, the External Relations Director of LNG Canada, as our Keynote Speaker to discuss the important role mentorship has played in her professional and personal life. Spring Lunch profits will directly benefit Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland and help create mentoring connections for Littles of the Lower Mainland in need. For Ticket information visit our website or contact Kimberly at 604-873-4525 ext 321

It’s a tough world for girls. You can change that. With social pressures for girls at an all-time high, mentoring matters now more than ever. Every Spring at Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland, we celebrate the impact mentorship has on inspiring young, vulnerable girls to achieve more. Join us at our annual Spring Lunch and be part of changing girls’ lives for the better.


TOUR DE DELTA BIKE RACES – PART OF BC SUPERWEEK!

June 5, 6, 7

7th Avenue at 52nd Street Delta, BC

Tour de Delta was first introduced to the cycling community in 2001 with the inaugural event attracting more than 200 cyclists from across Canada, the U.S. and New Zealand.

With great weather, challenging courses and enthusiastic spectators, Tour de Delta has been a wonderful success story, growing to $25,000 in prize purse, and a partner in BC Superweek.

Past competitors have included Henk Vogels, Ina Teutenburg, Roland Green, Mark McCormack, Kim Davidge, Sarah Uhl, Claire Hall-Patch, Lyne Bessette, Gord Fraser, Ivan Dominquez, Svein Tuft, Eric Wohlberg, Tyler Farrar and Graeme Miller, to name just a few.

For more information on all of the different races and activities going on check out their website here! 


ANDREA BOCELLI IN CONCERT

June 13

Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver

Fresh from the October release of his brand-new album ‘Sì’ and his first recording of all-new material in 14 years, Andrea Bocelli announces a performance at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena on June 13, 2019. Consisting of two parts – the first half of the evening will include Bocelli performing all of the best known operatic arias, followed by a performance of his most popular hits.

Tickets for this unforgettable performance go on sale at www.livenation.com.

Check out his website here!


CITY OF PORT MOODY COMMUNITY FAIR

June 15 – 11am – 3pm

Port Moody City Hall – 100 Newport Dr, Port Moody, BC V3H 5C3

Join your neighbours at City Hall on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 11am–3pm for the second annual Port Moody Community Fair. Celebrate our community while connecting with local people, services, and organizations. The fair features free and fun activities for all ages, including an inflatable slide, mini train ride, toddler zone, and Science World demos.

You’ll also find a wealth of information about City and community services, public safety, parks and recreation, and arts and culture. Discover local volunteer opportunities, clubs, community associations, and more.

Whether you’re new to the city or a long-term resident, join us as we celebrate everything that makes Port Moody such a great place to live, work, and play.

For more info check out their website here!


OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: YOUR PATH MADE CLEAR

June 24

Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver

Oprah Winfrey will embark on a multi-city Canadian tour this summer as she shares her key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. Oprah Winfrey Presents: Your Path Made Clear (Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose) tour will kick off in Toronto, ON on Friday, June 14. Oprah Winfrey will speak about the moments throughout her life that helped direct her on her path before being joined on stage by a special guest who impacted her journey for a unique one on one conversation. “If you’re feeling stuck or at a crossroads, there’s no need to waste another moment wondering if there is more to life,” says Winfrey. “Of course there is. And it’s yours for the finding.”

Winfrey’s most recent New York Times Bestseller released in March 2019, “The Path Made Clear” provides inspiration and guidance to help readers discover not only who they are, but who you are meant to be. Guests featured in the book who will join Winfrey on tour will be announced at a later date. tickets go on sale through Livenation on Friday May 3.


COREY HART: THE NEVER SURRENDER TOUR

June 25 – 7pm

Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver

Canadian musical icon, Corey Hart has announced the details of his first major arena tour across Canada since 1986. Produced by Live Nation, The Never Surrender Tour kicks off in St. Johns, NL on May 31 (Corey’s Birthday) and will follow the May 3, 2019 release of Hart’s new record Dreaming Time Again. Special guests to be announced soon.

Tickets for The Never Surrender Tour go on sale at www.livenation.com. Fans can visit Corey Hart’s Facebook page for exclusive presale details www.facebook.com/coreyhartofficial.

For more info on his tour check out his website here!


JEFF LYNNE’S ELO LIVE 2019

June 26

Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver

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!


PAUL McCARTNEY: FRESHEN UP TOUR

July 6

BC Place, 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver

CKNW welcomes Paul McCartney coming back to Vancouver!

For more info check out the tour page here!


 

BACKSTREET BOYS DNA WORLD TOUR 2019

July 27

Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver

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 at LiveNation.com.


PNE FAIR SUMMER NIGHT CONCERT SERIES 

August 19 – September 2

PNE Amphitheater

Every evening during the Fair, Summer Night Concerts fill the PNE Amphitheatre with sweet sounds! Don’t miss our opening night with country music legends Blue Rodeo, then take a trip down memory lane with classics by Smokey Robinson and sing along to your favourite hits by The Beach Boys. Be ready to party away as Vince Neil and 98 Degrees take the stage. Spend an evening dancing the night away with UB40 then make sure you work on your best moves to dance off with TLC.

Fall back in love with the 90s and dance with Vanilla Ice, Montell Jordan, Biz Markie and Rob Base! It’s time to rock the nights away with ZZ Top, STYX, Billy Idol, Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms coming to town. Then bring the house down and party all night with MC Hammer with special guest Bobby Brown. And for Canadian legends, celebrate all the hits from Burton Cummings and Colin James! Check out the whole list of shows and get your tickets here!

CKNW is proud to support Smokey Robinson August 23 and UB40 August 27th! CKNW will have tickets and meet and greet opportunities for each of these shows!


ELTON JOHN FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD TOUR

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.”

JUST ANNOUNCED: A Third Concert Date for September 24 

Check out the tour page for updates and info!


CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: LUZIA 

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.


OZZY OSBOURNE NO MORE TOURS 2 – POSTPONED

**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 LiveNation.com or the Live Nation app.