CKNW Community Rundown

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Listen Live on AM730

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! 


September – December

Online Here!

The BC Cancer Foundation has launched the most ambitious and comprehensive health campaign in BC’s history to activate BC Cancer experts, advance innovation and accelerate accessibility to world-class care for every British Columbian. Give today at

We are at a critical turning point in cancer care and research. Beyond ideas, we need innovations. And together, our potential is beyond belief. BC Cancer’s experts have changed the world. Now, with your donation to the BC Cancer Foundation, they will go beyond belief.


September 9 – November 6 – tickets are by donation

Polygon Gallery North Vancouver
Stan Douglas: 2011 ≠ 1848 presents a series of works inspired by historical events of social and political turbulence. Douglas connects points of social rupture, rendering in minute detail and with technical ingenuity historic moments of protest, riot, and occupation from 2011 that echoed upheavals that swept Europe in 1848.

The exhibition features five large-scale panoramic photographs depicting different protests and riots from 2011: the start of the Arab Spring in Tunis on Jan. 12 with sit-ins and protests along Avenue Habib Bourguiba; the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver on June 15; clashes between youth and police in London on Aug. 9; and the arrest of Occupy Wall Street protestors on Brooklyn Bridge in New York on Oct. 1. Douglas created the images by combining meticulous and elaborate re-enactments of the events, high-resolution plate shots of each city site, together with aerial documentary footage.

The exhibition also features a two-channel video installation ISDN, an immersive installation that depicts a fictionalized collaboration between rappers from London’s Grime and Cairo’s Mahraganat music scenes. Titled ISDN, after a now-outdated mode of transmitting high-quality audio over telephone lines, the video imagines rappers from the two cities exchanging beats and lyrics in improvised studios, working across space and time to create music collaboratively.

For more info check out their website here.


September 29 – October 9

Multiple Theatres and Online Here

VIFF celebrates its 41st festival with a stellar lineup of some of the world’s best cinema. Over 130 films will light up the screens across Vancouver. Featuring award-winning films, special premieres, live events and more. Details at

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October 1st

North end of the pier at Canada Place

This year we will be hosting a live event on the North Point of Canada Place, with exhibitors along the west promenade. Join us for live music and other performances, and fun activities that celebrate life in a port city.

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 “New technologies for greener shipping.”

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Time: 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: North Point and west promenade of Canada Place

For more info check out their website here!


September 29 – October 2

Abbotsford Tradex – get your tickets here!

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Snowbird RV Show returning to TRADEX in Abbotsford on September 29 – October 2, 2022. The Show is British Columbia’s largest fall recreational vehicle event, with over 50 booth exhibitors including parts and service exhibitors, resorts, accessories, truck customizing, diesel engines, hitches and more. There is also an area for Private Sales of RVs by the public.

The Seminar Stage has daily seminars, including “how to” demonstrations on Maintenance; RV Travel Tips; and many other topics. This is the best time to buy as all the latest recreational vehicles and products will be on display!

For more info on the show visit their website here!


Thursday, September 29 – 10:00am – 9:00pm
Friday, September 30 – 10:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday, October 2 – 10:00am – 5:00pm


Adults – $12*
Seniors – $10*
Youth – $9 (13-19)
Children – Free (12 & under)
Family Pack – $29 (2 Adults & up to 4 youth)*
Multi Day Pass – $16 (Adults or youth)*

 Half Price Adult Admission Thursday September 29th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm


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 2nd

Events Across the Lower Mainland – Find an event near you!

Join us on Sunday, October 2 for the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure. Sign up now to support all Canadians impacted by breast cancer. Fund ground-breaking breast cancer research that will help more people live with and beyond cancer. Shape health policies that can help prevent breast cancer and support Canadians who have been diagnosed. Provide a national support system, so no one has to cope with breast cancer alone. Sign up to support all Canadians impacted by breast cancer HERE.


October 15th and 16th

UBC Botanical Gardens – Get your tickets here!

A family event for all ages, UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of BC’s favourite fruits. From learning about the diversity of apples to tasting rare and unusual varieties, Apple Festival is a great opportunity to discover more about this delicious fruit.

To make sure we deliver a great experience, we are limiting ticket sales and only selling tickets online. Buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tasting tent tickets are especially limited due to capacity within our tent so that people can try the most apples possible during their time slot.

Festival admission and tasting tent tickets are required for all guests 8 years old and up. Children 7 and under are free and do not need admission or tasting tent tickets with an accompanying paying adult. All children under 13 must be accompanied by a guardian over 18 years of age.


October 17 – 21

Watch or Listen to the Global News Hour!

Variety Week returns to Global BC. October 17th to 21st. Tune into Global’s newscasts all week and meet the kids who need your help now. Call 310-KIDS or donate at Variety’s Website Here and your donation will be matched!


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


October 20 – 23, 2022

Vancouver Convention Centre – West Building

Real home advice from local trusted experts. Is your do-it-yourself a don’t?  Get real home advice from trusted local experts at the Vancouver Fall Home Show, Oct 20-23 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. From kitchen and baths to flooring and more, see the latest trends, get expert advice and find great deals! Plus, discover new ideas and inspiration for all your home projects.

Vancouver Fall Home Show Hours:

Thursday October 20 – 4pm – 9pm

Friday October 21 – 12pm – 9pm

Saturday October 22 – 10am – 9pm

Sunday October 23 – 10am – 6pm

For ticket info click here, and more on the Vancouver Fall Home Show check out their website here.


October 23 – 11AM – 4PM

Grand Villa Casino Burnaby – 4331 Dominion Street Burnaby

Join Travel Best Bets at their Travel Expo October 23rd at the Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby! Connect with airlines, hotels, cruise lines and adventure & tour operators. Meet travel representatives from all over the globe. Get Access to exclusive ‘show only’ deals. Book with travel agents on location. Attend on-stage presentations and smaller specialized seminars. Win great travel prizes! BUT you must register first! 

For more info check out the Travel Best Best website here.


October 29th – Get your tickets here! 

Parq Vancouver – 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3

Now in its 18th year, the Gift of Time Gala has raised over $16 million to support care at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Your support means we can do more for the 830 children and families we serve: more care and play, more child and family support, more moments to remember.

When children and their families come to Canuck Place, they already know the end of the story. But how they get there hasn’t been written. We aspire to make their story the very best it can be—because we can’t add days to the life of a child, but we can add life to their days.

With your generous support, we can give short lives the gift of great days.


Salmon spawning season

Throughout Lower Mainland

From summer to early winter, Pacific salmon return to rivers and streams around B.C. to spawn. Here’s the scoop on where and when you can expect to see salmon returning and the species you are most likely to see.

Born in freshwater rivers and streams, Pacific salmon migrate to the ocean where they spend several years feeding and growing, then return to their natal stream as spawning salmon to reproduce and die.

On their upstream journey home, adult salmon spawners may travel hundreds of miles and often evade many obstacles — predators, competition, and environmental impediments. Once they return to their spawning grounds, the adults reproduce and die soon after, their bodies nourishing the surrounding ecosystems.


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.


November 19th 2022 – 5:30pm

Hyatt Regency Vancouver – Get your tickets here! 

Join us for the inaugural Vitality gala, presented by B2Gold Corp., for a brand new, exhilarating and immersive experience.

The program will feature a fun, vibrant immersive experience that will take you to the heart of our health care system. With hundreds of industry professionals and philanthropists expected to attend, this is a chance to be part of an exciting event that brings together our leading and emerging health care superstars with business and community leaders.


November 26th

Abbotsford Centre – Get your tickets here!

On the heels of sold out European Summer Festivals and this week’s appearance at Rock in Rio, the Offspring announced today that their Let The Bad Times Roll Tour is coming to Canada in late 2022, in support of their album of the same name released earlier this year. The nationwide tour, featuring support from Canadian rockers Simple Plan, will kick off in Halifax and hit 18 cities coast to coast.

Frequently regarded as one of the best punk rock bands of all time, The Offspring have garnered a reputation for their unmistakable sound and social comment. The multi-platinum band first achieved worldwide success in the 90’s with the release of their album Smash, which sold over 11 million copies. Following Smash, they continued to release hit after hit, popularizing punk rock at a mainstream level.


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.


May 27, 2023

BC Place – Tickets go on sale September 16th! Get your tickets here!

The Luke Combs World Tour will be at BC Place May 27th with Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Calvary, Brent Cobb!

The upcoming tour is just the latest milestone in an already monumental career for Combs, whose acclaimed new album, Growin’ Up, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this past June. Out now via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville (stream/purchase here), Growin’ Up was produced by Combs, Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton and is his third studio album following 2019’s 3x Platinum What You See is What You Get and his 4x Platinum debut, This One’s For You. The record also features his current single, “The Kind of Love We Make,” which debuted at #17 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart—the highest chart debut since January 2020—and is currently top 5 and rising. The single adds to a historic run at country radio for Combs, who recently achieved his record-breaking, thirteenth-consecutive #1 as his single, “Doin’ This,” reached the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts.



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!

BCIT EVOLUTION 22 FAIR – Postponed to 2023

Postponed to 2023.

BCIT Burnaby Campus – Register to win door prizes here

Join us at the first-ever BCIT electric vehicle (EV) open house.  EVolution ’22­—Festival of Learning is a free, accessible, and inclusive celebration of electric vehicles, bringing together industry experts, vendors, innovators, and leaders to bust some myths and explore the realities of the EV world.

Whether you plan to purchase an EV or you just want to learn more about the new and more sustainable world we are all building together, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore, learn, play, and experience throughout the day at EVolution ’22. Talk to experts and get your questions answered. Test drive a new EV. Tackle the E-scooter obstacle course, grab a snack at a food truck, and a whole lot more.

We’ve got over 45 edutaining attractions for you to experience. For more info visit their website here.