Our BC – Global BC Community Events Calendar

with Global BC Community Reporter Michael Newman

Global BC is proud to partner with these featured events:

Burnaby Firefighters Breakfast in support of the Angel Toy Drive
Friday, December 14 | 6-10am
Hilton Metrotown Vancouver Hotel, Burnaby

You’re invited to the 7th Annual Pancake Breakfast in support of the Burnaby Christmas Bureau’s Angel Toy Drive & the CKNW Kids’ Fund.

Bring a brand new toy or cash donation for a free pancake breakfast served by the Burnaby Firefighters, or take your breakfast to go.

Details at FirefightersBreakfast.Eventbrite.ca

The Polar Express
December 15 & 16
Railway Heritage Park, Squamish

A 50 minute train ride to the North Pole, meet Santa & Mrs. Claus, ride in the mini rail train, decorate a gingerbread cookie and many other activities!

Details at WCRA.org

Spirit of Christmas
December 16 to 22
Kamloops Heritage Railway

Experience the Spirit of Christmas in Kamloops!

Take a whimsical one-hour train ride through the wintery Kamloops night and experience the magic of an old-fashioned Christmas, filled with carol singing and hot chocolate.

Details at Kamrail.com

Cirque Musica Holiday presents WONDERLAND
December 20 to 22
Vancouver & Abbotsford

Hear some of your favourite holiday songs at CIRQUE MUSICA presents WONDERLAND.

A concert and visual experience where audiences will journey into a world of high-flying circus adventure with amazing acrobats and aerialists that will definitely keep you at the edge of your seat.

Details at CirqueBC.ca

Goh Ballet: The Nutcracker
December 21 to 23
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

Take the family to see a holiday classic at Goh Ballet Presents The Nutcracker.

This heart warming production is sure to delight audiences of all ages this holiday season. There are 5 shows featuring international guest dancers from around the globe and members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece.

Details at GohNutcracker.com

Vancouver Christmas Market
On now until December 24
Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver

Have the ultimate Christmas experience at the Vancouver Christmas Market.

Nestled in Jack Poole Plaza, this grand Christmas village will have over 80 artisan huts, a Christmas carousel for the kids, Canada’s first ever walk-in Christmas tree with 36,000 twinkling lights and much more.

For info go to VancouverChristmasMarket.com

Countdown to Christmas
On now until December 25

Spend the countdown to Christmas in Squamish this year.

Don’t miss the gift markets, Polar Express, Santa Parade, caroling at the Sea to Sky Gondola, eagle viewing and so much more.

Info at ExploreSquamish.com

Variety Tree of Hearts
On now until December 28

Support BC’s kids with special through the Variety the Children’s Charities Tree of Hearts.

Simply donate at online and share your holiday message which we’ll hang on the Christmas tree in our Global BC lobby.

Details at Variety.bc.ca

Concord’s NYE Vancouver
Monday, December 31
Downtown Vancouver

Ring in the New Year at Canada’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration right in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

Concord’s NYE Vancouver is back for a fourth year. There will be food trucks, early family fireworks at 9:00pm and a fireworks finale at midnight.

Details at NYEvan.com

It’s A Wonderful Life
On now until December 31
Gateway Theatre, Richmond

Watch the classic movie, It’s A Wonderful Life, LIVE on stage at the Gateway Theatre.

Playing from Dec 6th-31st, This heart-warming musical features a live orchestra and a charismatic cast, singing festive songs and is sure to be a beautiful experience for the whole family.

Details at GatewayTheatre.com/Its-Wonderful-Life

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Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs Exhibition at the Royal BC Museum
On now until December 31
Royal BC Museum, Victoria

Check out the Royal BC Museum’s newest exhibition!

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs features over 300 artifacts, some an astounding 4,500 years old and covers everything you want to know about ancient Egypt!

Info at RoyalBCMuseum.bc.ca

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation: Festival of Trees
On now until January 1
Various locations across BC

Be part of the community favourite, The Festival of Trees, benefitting BC Children’s Hospital.

This fundraiser transforms lobbies across BC into lush forests of brilliantly decorated trees. Check their website for locations near you

Details at BCCHF.ca/FoT

Christmas at Canada Place
On now until January 3
Canada Place, Vancouver

Capture the spirit of the season with Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver.

Experience the nostalgic tradition of the Woodward’s Windows, Canada’s North light display, the Sails of Light, and the festive Avenue of Trees.

Details at CanadaPlace.ca

Kindness Pays Forward
On now until January 3

Concord Pacific and Global BC set out to find set out to find kind people in the community and reward their favourite charities with a $1000 donation.

Until January 3rd, vote for your favourite random act of kindness video to award one of these charities with an extra $30,000 donation! The story/video with the most votes will receive an additional $30,000 from Concord Pacific!

Vote and find more info at KindnessPaysForward.ca

Bright Nights in Stanley Park
On now until January 5
Stanley Park Railway, Vancouver

Come celebrate the 21st Anniversary of Bright Nights in Stanley Park!

Experience this annual holiday tradition with festive light displays, a ride on the Christmas train, a visit with Santa and so much more!

Funds raised benefit the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund and will go to support burn survivors across BC and the Yukon.

Details at BrightNights.ca

The Big BC Snowball Fight for Kids
On now until January 6

Help BC Children’s Hospital raise critical funds during the Big BC Snowball Fight for Kids.

Every online donation made represents a snowball thrown in this virtual snowball fight.

Details at SnowballFightForKids.ca

St. Paul’s Foundation: Lights of Hope
On now until January 8
St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver

Your gift to Lights of Hope will have a direct impact of hundreds of thousands of British Columbians each year at their hospitals and care homes.

Donate today at LightsOfHope.com

Christmas Glow
On now until January 19
Milner Village Garden Centre, Langley

Celebrate the Warmth of the Season at Christmas Glow, the largest indoor Christmas festival in Greater Vancouver.

Bring together the people you love to stroll, laugh and play under the twinkle of a million lights, Experience the Christmas market with artisans and boutique businesses, and bring the kids to spend time with Santa.

Details at GlowGardens.com

Coldsnap: The Prince George Winter Music Festival
January 25 to February 2
City of Prince George

Head to Prince George for one of best winter parties in BC.

Coldsnap Music Festival is volunteer run, winter festival  where the sounds of indie, blues, folk, hip hop and more fills the streets and venues of Prince George.

Details at ColdsnapFestival.com

Saturday, January 26
Abbotsford Centre

Experience STOMP, the international percussion sensation, coming to Abbotsford January 26.

Get sucked into the intoxicating rhythms from the most unorthodox percussive instruments including brooms, radiator houses, and even hub caps. It is surely unlike anything you have seen before.

Tickets at Ticketmaster.ca

HSBC Canada Sevens
March 9 & 10
BC Place, Vancouver

On March 9-10 watch the top Rugby athletes in the world face off at BC Place.

The HSBC Canada Sevens tournament is coming to Vancouver as the 6th stop in a 10 stop world tour as part of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

Sevens rugby is a fast paced and shorter version of rugby, showcasing power, speed, and agility in its athletes.

To be part of the action at BC Place and get tickets head to CanadaSevens.com

Rock Ambleside Park
August 16 to 18
Ambleside Park, West Vancouver

Rock Ambleside Park is BACK for 2019!

Get your tickets to Vancouver’s biggest classic rock festival next summer, featuring Tom Cochrane, Quiet Riot, and The Romantics!

Full line up and info available at RockAmblesidePark.com

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CKNW Kids’ Fund

After 73 years, the CKNW Orphans’ Fund has changed its name to the CKNW Kids’ Fund.

It will continue to support vulnerable kids with physical, social, cognitive and mental health challenges living in BC communities.

Details at CKNWKidsFund.com


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You can now listen to the simulcast broadcast of Global News Morning weekdays from 5-5:30am while you start your mornings!

While you’re driving home from work or you can’t get to your TV set to watch Global News Hour at 6, you can now listen to the simulcast broadcast on Global News Radio 980 CKNW every night at 6pm!

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Or a wedding anniversary of 70 years or over?

You can send us your details including the name of the person/persons, their date of birthday, where they live, how old they will be and leave a contact name and number and/or return email address.

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