Our BC – Global BC Community Events Calendar

with Global BC Community Reporter Michael Newman

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Global BC is proud to partner with these featured events:

Girl Guides of Canada- Classic Cookies
Now until they are gone

Lookout! Because Girl Guides of Canada are now selling their classic chocolate and vanilla cookies.

When you a box of cookies, proceeds support local BC Girl Guide programs, enabling girls to access awesome adventures, fantastic friendships, and empowering leadership skills.

Details at GirlGuides.ca

Courage To Come Back Awards presented by Wheaton Precious Metals
Wednesday, April 24
Vancouver Convention Centre West

Join Global BC’s Sophie Lui co-hosting Coast Mental Health’s annual Courage To Come Back Award gala where recipients’ stories are told and accomplishments are honoured.

Funds raised from the Courage To Come Back Awards are vital to ensuring Coast can continue to provide the innovative, community-based and client-led programs that have made Coast a leader in mental health care.

Visit CourageToComeBack.ca for more info.

BC Centre for Ability Dining for Dreams Gala
Thursday, April 25
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver

Spend the evening celebrating achievement with Global BC’s Yvonne Schalle at the BC Centre for Ability Dining for Dreams Gala.

Enjoy an elegant evening with an exquisite 3 course dinner, relaxing harp music, auctions and more. All while hearing the inspiring stories of the Heroes of Ability recipients.

Details at BC-CFA.org

Fertile Future’s An Evening of Hope
Thursday, April 25 | 7pm
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Fertile Future will host An Evening of Hope, a gala event creating awareness and raising funds for the young men and women in our community at risk of losing their fertility due to cancer treatments.

Guests will enjoy cocktails, a three-course gourmet dinner, a silent auction, and live entertainment.

Proudly sponsored by Global BC.

Details at FertileFuture.ca

Burn Fund Responder Dinner
Thursday, April 25 | 7pm
Terminal City Club, Vancouver

Join Global BC’s Anne Drewa and help the Burn Fund send child burn survivors to summer camp by attending the 4th Annual Responder Dinner.

Taking place on April 25th at the Terminal City Club, the Responder Dinner is an elegant evening of gourmet dining, auctions, and entertainment.

For more information, please visit BurnFund.org

Art Vancouver
April 25 to 28
Thursday | 6-10pm
Friday | 1-9pm
Saturday | 12-9pm
Sunday | 12-5pm
Vancouver Convention Centre East

Art Vancouver International Art Fairs’ 5th edition returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Artists and galleries come from across Canada and around the world to exhibit and sell their work. The show also features live artist demonstrations, keynote speakers and panel discussions.

Proudly sponsored by Global BC.

Details at ArtVancouver.net

Strathcona Rotary Youth Leadership Hoop-A-Thon
Strathcona Community Centre Gym, Vancouver
Saturday, April 27

Join Global BC’s Michael Newman and Chris Gailus at the Strathcona Rotary Youth Leadership Hoop-A-Thon.

Where among them and alongside community members will shoot free throws, with every bucket raising money for their basketball programs, scholarships and vocational training.

Details at Hoopathon.ca

Rare Finds – Feast for the Senses
Saturday, April 27 | 6:30-10:00pm
VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver

Global BC is proud to be a sponsor of this unique event benefiting extraordinary children.

Experience top chefs at a cocktail party gala event to benefit the Rare Disease Foundation.

Details at RareFinds.org

Vancouver Opera Festival
April 27 to May 5
Queen Elizabeth Theatre/Vancouver Playhouse

Global BC is proud to support the 2019 Vancouver Opera Festival.

This family friendly event will have two mainstage operas, a world premiere performance with the Vancouver Bach choir, workshops and more.

Info at VancouverOpera.ca

BCAA Play Here – Nominate a Play Space!
Until April 28
Across BC

Global BC is proud to be a partner with BCAA Play Here!

It is back again with $300,000 to revitalize 3 play spaces in BC.

Whether it’s a playground, basketball court, library space, or even a music room – if it’s a place to gather and learn, it could win up to a $100,000 upgrade.

Nominate a play space in your community at BCAAPlayHere.com

Parkinson’s Awareness Month
Until April 30

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

This year, Parkinson Society British Columbia celebrates 50 years of service to the Parkinson’s community through providing resources and services to enable self-management, self-reliance, and self-advocacy.

To learn more or to make a donation go to Parkinson.BC.ca

Workout to Conquer Cancer presented by RYU Apparel
May 1 to 31

Whether you run, walk, bike, hike, box, stretch, or dance, join Global BC as we challenge you to get moving every day for the month of May.

Join today and get ready to break a sweat while fundraising in support of the BC Cancer Foundation for critical cancer research and enhancements to care.

Break a sweat on your own, or create a team at WorkoutToConquerCancer.ca

Jeans Day
Thursday, May 2
Across BC

Global BC is proud to support for BC Children’s Hospital on Jeans Day.

Purchase a Jean’s Day button or make a donation online and rock your best Canadian tuxedo on Jeans Day to help raise funds that will transform health care for kids across BC.

Info at JeansDay.ca

7th annual Chocolate Challenge
Thursday, May 2
The Gourmet Warehouse, Vancouver

Be part of the 7th annual Chocolate Challenge at Gourmet Warehouse where 7 of Vancouver’s master chocolatiers battle for “best original bonbon.”

Proceeds benefitting local charities helping to get kids access to healthy food.

Details at GourmetWarehouse.ca

Vernon Bike Fest
May 2 to 5
Various Locations around Vernon

Celebrate all the bike trails in the North Okanagan at the Vernon Bike Fest.

There will be a movie night, bike party, as well as race and festival at various locations around Vernon.

Details at OKCycling.com/BikeFest

17th Annual Athletics for Kids Hollyburn Boxing Gala
Friday, May 3 | 6pm
Hollyburn Country Club, West Vancouver

Join Global BC’s Paul Haysom at this vibrant Mardi Gras themed fundraising event, a must to attend!

Enjoy a hosted martini bar during the Bourbon Street cocktail reception, 3-course gourmet dinner with wine, Olympic rules amateur boxing, amazing live & silent auction items available to bid on all evening, 50/50 draw and WestJet Dream Getaway raffle.

Details at A4K.ca

Northern FanCon
May 3 to 5
CN Centre Complex, Prince George

Head up to Prince George for Northern FanCon.

Enjoy 3 days at Northern BC’s very own fan convention featuring celebrity guests, artists, award winning filmmakers, workshops, and epic cosplay all at the CN Centre Complex in Prince George.

More info at FanCon.ca

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s
Sunday, May 5
21 locations across BC

Global BC and the Alzheimer Society BC invite you to the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, to remember and honour those affected by dementia.

Funds raised will support vital programs in our community, and enable research into the cure.

Register today for a walk near you at WalkForAlzheimers.ca

McHappy Day
Wednesday, May 8
Across McDonald’s Restaurants Canada

Join Global BC for the 26th annual McHappy Day across Canada.

On May 8th when you visit a McDonald’s Canada restaurant, they will donate $1 from every Big Mac, Happy Meal, and McCafé beverage sold, to Ronald McDonald House Charity.

Details at RMHBC.ca

Dress for Success IMPACT 360 Gala
Wednesday, May 8
Regency Lexus, Vancouver

Don’t miss the Dress for Success Impact 360 Gala, emceed by Global BC’s Jennifer Palma.

Celebrate the organizations 20th anniversary with a Roaring 20’s themed gala, featuring designer cocktails, hour derves and live music.

All supporting the empowerment of women wanting to enter the workforce.

Details at DFSVancouver.org/impact/

Turning Point Recovery Society’s Making Recovery A Reality Gala with special guest speaker Rob Lowe
Thursday, May 10
Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver

Join Global BC’s Chris Gailus as he hosts the Turning Point Recovery Gala with special guest speaker Rob Lowe.

The annual gala helps to break the stigma around addiction and recovery and celebrates the lives saved at Turning Point Recovery.

Details at TurningPointRecovery.com

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards
Monday, May 13
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Join Global BC’s Sophie Lui recognizing the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.

Honour extraordinary women leaders, while highlighting YWCA programs and services that improve the lives of thousands of people each year across Metro Vancouver.

Visit YWCAWomenOfDistinction.org for more info.

BC Sports Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Induction Gala
Thursday, May 23
Vancouver Convention Centre

Join Global BC’s Sophie Lui, Chris Gailus and Squire Barnes at the BC Sports Hall of Fame 50th anniversary Induction Gala.

Be part of the inspiring, fun filled evening of sport recognition with raffle prizes, 50/50 draw, auctions, with proceeds directly supporting the Hero in You Youth Education Program.

Details at BCSportsHallofFame.com

RBC Race for the Kids
Sunday, June 2
Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver

Global BC and CFOX are proud to support the RBC Race for the Kids.

A 5k or 2k fun run followed by carnival celebration with healthy snacks and activities for the whole family. All with the goal of raising $1 million for kids across the province.

Details at BCCHF.ca/Race

Paul McCartney: Freshen Up Tour
Saturday, July 6
BC Place, Vancouver

Paul McCartney is bringing his “Freshen Up” Tour back to Canada in July.

Don’t miss a stellar performance from one of the iconic Beatles as he brings a lifelong worth of notable tunes to BC Place on July 6th

Tickets at Ticketmaster.ca

Constellation Festival
July 26 to 28
Hendrickson Field, Squamish

Global BC is proud to sponsor the brand new Squamish Constellation Festival!

A festival bringing music, art, food and fun to the heart of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Performances include Bahamas, Serena Ryder and more.

Tickets available online at ConstellationFest.ca

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

Rock Ambleside Park is BACK, sponsored by Global BC and Rock 101!

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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