Our BC – Global BC Community Events Calendar

with Global BC Community Reporter Michael Newman

Global BC is proud to partner with these featured events:

Variety Week
On now until October 26

Variety Week Wrap Party
Friday, October 26 | Noon to 7pm
Robson Square, Vancouver

Be sure to join us as Variety Week returns to Global BC.

From October 22nd-26th tune into Global BC to meet the families that Variety helps and call 310-KIDS to Donate.

Plus don’t miss the Wrap Party down at Robson Square on Friday, October 26th featuring a 60 foot Ferris Wheel!

Details at Variety.bc.ca

Global News & Global News Radio 980 CKNW Leadership Series
On now until November 3
Watch on BC1 on Fridays at 10:30am & 2pm
Listen on 980 CKNW on Fridays at 9:30am

Examine leadership through interviews and profiles of leaders that focus on innovative thinking and styles that impact our business, culture & community.

Details at Globalnews.ca/LeadershipSeries

Vancouver Opera’s The Merry Widow
October 25, 27, 28
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

Get ready to indulge in the Vancouver Opera’s season opener, The Merry Widow.

This comedic operetta directed by Kelly Robinson is filled with lush waltzes and ballads conducted by rising star conductor Ward Stare.

Tickets at VancouverOpera.ca

Red Serge Fundraising Gala
Friday, October 26 | 6pm
Hazelmere Golf Club, Surrey

26th annual fundraiser for Community Safety in White Rock/South Surrey.

Buffet dinner, Live Auction, Silent Auction, Grand Prize Draw and this year we have a Mystery Guest Entertainer.

Don’t miss this great event for a good cause. All net proceeds fund community safety initiatives and programs.

Details at SemiahmooCommunitySafety.org

Taste of Yaletown 2018
On now until October 28
Various restaurants throughout Yaletown

Prepare your bellies for the Taste of Yaletown.

Returning for the 14th year on October 18th to 28th in Vancouver’s stylish Yaletown neighbourhood, the event brings together the top chefs in the area to carefully curate menus priced at tiers of $25, $35, and $45.

Details at YaletownInfo.com/Taste-of-Yaletown-2018

Stanley Park Ghost Train
On now until October 31
Stanley Park Railway, Vancouver

The Stanley Park Ghost Train opens for the Halloween season with an Alien Invasion!

The train takes riders on a journey through a mystical and magical land and is open to all ages.

Details at GhostTrain.ca

Harvest Glow
On now until October 31
Milner Village Garden Centre, Langley

Harvest Glow is the largest indoor fall festival in greater Vancouver.

Bring together the people you love to laugh and delight in an indoor pumpkin patch, corn maze and market – or kick back with live music, seasonal treats and four licensed bars.

Details at GlowGardens.com

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Girl Guide Chocolatey Mint Cookies

It’s that time of year again! Girl Guides of Canada are officially offering their delicious cookies this fall, including their delectable Chocolatey Mint Cookies.

Go to GirlGuides.ca to find cookies near you.

Coffee Break
Until October
Various events across BC

Make your next coffee count by hosting a Coffee Break for the Alzheimer Society of BC.

Bring your family, friends, and co-workers and customers together by hosting a Coffee Break at a location of your choice. Funds raised go to local programs supporting people affected by dementia.

Learn more at CoffeeBreakBC.ca

CH.I.L.D. Foundation’s Doormen’s Dinner
Thursday, November 1
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown

Don’t miss the 27th Annual Doormen`s Dinner, celebrating former BC Premier Christy Clark.

There will be auctions as well as a 50/50 and Westjet raffle, and all net proceeds go to help finding a cure for children with Crohn’s Disease

Details at CHILD.ca

Luminary Award Soirée
Friday, November 2
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Join Big Sisters for an elegant evening at their Luminary Award Soirée.

Celebrating the power of mentorship, the event raises funds for programs that empower girls in our community.

This year’s event on November 2nd honours Andrea Thomas Hill for her remarkable impact in our community.

Details at BigSisters.bc.ca/Soiree

BC Lions vs Calgary Stampeders: Wally’s Last Game
Saturday, November 3 | 7pm
BC Place

Join the BC Lions in paying tribute to the spectacular career of the legendary Wally Buono on November 3rd at BC Place presented by Nissan.

Kick off is at 7pm as the Lions battle the Calgary Stampeders in the their last regular season game!

Details at BCLions.com

Chrome & Cocktails
Tuesday, November 6 | 5:30pm
Vintage Motorcycle Museum – Deeley Exhibit Hall, Vancouver

Set amongst the vintage Harleys at the Deeley Exhibition Hall, Easter Seals is hosting a fundraiser to support persons with disabilities.

Sample local cuisines, enjoy craft beer, wine, and cocktails and bid on auction items including a Yukon Getaway Package.

Details at ChromeandCocktails.ca

Surrey Business Excellence Awards
Tuesday, November 6 | 6pm
Sheraton Guildford Vancouver Hotel, Surrey

The Business Excellence Awards on its 20th year celebrates business excellence in Surrey in the following categories:

  • Business Excellence Award 1-10 employees
  • Business Excellence Award 11-40 Employees
  • Business Excellence Award 41+ Employees
  • Not for Profit/Association of the Year
  • New Business of the Year
  • Business Person of the Year

It also features the presentation of the 5th Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Details at BusinessinSurrey.com

Cornucopia presented by Blueshore Financial
November 8 to 18

Discover the best food and drink around BC at Whistler Cornucopia.

This 11 day fall festival taking place at multiple locations in the Whistler area will have winery dinners, grand tastings, culinary workshops and more.

More info at Whistler.com/Cornucopia

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
November 13 to 18
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

Don’t miss Beautiful: The Carole King Musical coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

The show tells the Tony and Grammy award winning story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom and the trials she faced as she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Details at BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca

Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me
Thursday, November 22 | 7:30pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

Be moved by the new show, Dance Me, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Inspired by the works of late songwriter Leonard Cohen, Dance Me is a riveting homage to the famed poet evoking the deep emotions found in his work.

Tickets at Ticketmaster.ca

Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream
November 22 to 25
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver

Disney’s Moana voyages onto the ice for the first time as Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream.

Featuring beloved characters from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella.  Opening Night tickets are available for just $15 on select seating while supplies last.

Tickets at DisneyOnIce.com

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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

HSBC Canada Sevens
March 9-10
BC Place

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

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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


Listen to Global News Morning and Global News Hour at 6 on CKNW

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!

Tune in on your radio dial on AM 980, on the Radioplayer Canada App, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Apple Music, Apple CarPlay or 101.1 FM HD2.

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Send us your Weather Window photos to Global BC

Do you have a wonderful or spectacular weather photo that you would like to share to our TV viewers?

Email us at WeatherWindow@globaltv.com

Or send your pictures through the Global News SkyTracker Weather app – download free on your Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Your photo(s) may be featured weeknights on Global News Hour at 6!

Do you know someone who is celebrating their 100th birthday or older?
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.

Email us to GlobalBCReception@corusent.com

Birthdays and Wedding Anniversaries Announcements are made during Global News at Noon.

*We are not required to announce the birthdays or anniversaries, but we will do our best to accommodate all requests. We only announce 70th Anniversaries and up and 100th Birthdays and up.

Email us your pictures and a brief description of our featured BC communities and neighbourhoods during ‘Our Community’ segment.

Watch for it on Global News Morning on Saturdays and Sundays.

Please note: We randomly choose your photo(s) to be shown on TV.

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