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:

Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival
June 21 to 23
Concord Pacific Place & False Creek, Vancouver

Head to False Creek for the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival.

Enjoy North America’s flagship dragon boat festival filled with races on the waters of False Creek, acrobatic shows and workshops on the Community Stage presented by Creative BC, local musicians on the main stage and 3 days of headliner concerts including KOS, Yukon Blonde and Jill Barber.

Proudly sponsored by Global BC.

Details at ConcordDragonBoatFestival.ca

100 Mile House Art Crawl 2019
June 21 to July 1
Various venues in 100 Mile House

Head up north for the 100 Mile House Art Crawl.

Enjoy the self-guided tour to learn about, celebrate, and connect with the local artists in the region as businesses provide a venue for artists to display their work.

Details at 100MileArts.com

Shop for a Cause
Until June 22 | 10am-6pm
Turnabout Luxury Resale, Vancouver

Global BC is proud to be a part of Dress for Success Vancouver’s Shop for a Cause!

Find amazing deals on gently used, designer and new clothing shoes and accessories.

Shop for the summer, season and every season! Refresh your wardrobe with amazing finds all while supporting Dress for Success Vancouver to empower women in our community.

Details at DFSVancouver.org

June 22 and 23
Blackie Spit in White Rock / Surrey

Global BC is a proud sponsor of GearUp4CF cycling event on June 22 and 23.

Choose from a 1-day ride from White Rock to Chilliwack or the more challenging 2-day ride to beautiful Manning Park.  This is a two-day fully supported ride for all levels of riders.

Details at GearUp4CF.ca

Greek Day on Broadway
Sunday, June 23 | 11am-9pm
MacDonald to Blenheim Street, Vancouver

Greek Day on Broadway, presented by the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC is the largest one day Greek festival in Vancouver.

A five block stretch of West Broadway (MacDonald to Blenheim), featuring delicious Greek food and drink, market vendors, entertainment, and lively Greek music.

Proudly sponsored by Global BC.

Details at GreekDay.com

Oprah Winfrey Presents: Your Path Made Clear Tour
Monday, June 24 | 8pm
Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver

Oprah Winfrey will be talking about the moments throughout her life that helped direct her on her path with a unique one on one conversation.

Tickets will be on sale on Friday, May 3 at Noon.

Details at LiveNation.com

Bard on the Beach presents All’s Well That Ends Well
June 26 to August 11
Vanier Park, Vancouver

Don’t miss Bard on the Beach’s rendition of All’s Well That Ends Well under the tents at Vanier Park, proudly sponsored by Global BC.

The story unfolds against a backdrop of dramatic social change in 1940s India. Tickets available online.

Details at BardontheBeach.org


Vancouver International Guitar Festival
June 29 & 30
Multiple Venues in Vancouver

VIGF is an international showcase celebrating the art and craft of contemporary guitar making, both acoustic and electric. All instruments on exhibit will be available for purchase and custom commissions are welcome.

Details at VancouverGuitarFestival.com

Golfathon for ALS
Multiple Dates in June
Across BC

Global BC wants you to dust off the clubs and head to the green to support ALS Society of BC.

The PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS is taking place at golf courses throughout BC during the month of June, in honour of ALS awareness month. Funds raised will support patient services throughout the province.

Details at GolfathonForALS.com

Walk to End ALS
Various dates in June
Across BC

Join Global BC’s Fiona Forbes at the Walk to End ALS at Bear Creek Park in Surrey on June 15.

The Walk to End ALS is the largest volunteer-led fundraiser for ALS Societies across Canada. Support those 3,000 Canadians living with the disease and their families by joining a walk in your area.

Details at WalktoEndALS.ca/British-Columbia

Canada Day at Canada Place
Monday, July 1 | 9:30am-7pm
Canada Place, Vancouver

Join Global BC, Global News Radio 980 CKNW, Rock 101 and The World Famous CFOX at Canada Day festivities at Canada Place.

Be there as we celebrate our freedom, values, and diversity with a citizenship ceremony, headlining concert from Delhi 2 Dublin, food trucks, fireworks show, and more.

Details at CanadaPlace.ca

MS Bike BC
Various dates in July
Various Locations in BC

MS Bike BC is a cycling experience in West Kootenay, Fraser Valley, Cowichan Valley and Okanagan that raises funds to end Canada’s disease: multiple sclerosis. Each tour offers a unique ride across BC while enabling cyclists to perform acts of greatness against MS.

Register today at MSBike.ca

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

SFU Football Alumni Rick Klassen Memorial Golf Classic
Friday, July 13
Burnaby Mountain Golf Course

Festivities begin at 11:30 am with a pregame BBQ hosted by Centennial Food Services. All proceeds go to support financial aid for NCAA Football Student Athletes at Simon Fraser University.

Register today at SFUFootbAllAlumni.org/

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

PNE Summer Night Concerts
August 17 to September 2
PNE Ampitheatre, Vancouver

Global BC is proud to present the PNE Summer Night Concert Series!

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!

There’s great music every night at the PNE Fair. Don’t miss out!

Tickets On Sale now at PNE.ca

Summer at the Burnaby Village Museum
Now until September 2
Burnaby Village Museum

Open Tuesday-Sunday plus statutory holidays 11am-4:30pm, with free gate admission. Wander the streets of the 1920s Village and take a ride on the vintage carousel.

Proudly sponsored by Global BC.

Details at BurnabyVillageMuseum.ca

Open weekends now until September 15
Playland Fairgrounds, Vancouver

Experience a seriously West Coast thrill on the brand new ride, the Sea-to-Sky Swinger!  Starting low, you’ll fly above the ocean quickly gaining elevation as you soar to the peaks of the mountains!

With over 35 rides and attractions, including Canada’s top Wooden Roller Coaster, one of the world’s fastest, the Revelation, the heart-stopping Hellevator, and The Beast’s fantastic five g-forces of fun, everyone is sure to have an electrifying experience. There are also over 15 family and kids rides for the entire crew to experience together including Bug Whirled, Teacups and Dizzy Drop. For less avid ride-goers, there’s a range of fun activities from Pacific Adventure Golf to the Midway. Indulge your appetite in the wide variety of food including Fun Dunkers mini donuts, cotton candy, Triple O’s burgers, Kettle Corn and icy cold slushes at S’luscious.

Proudly sponsored by Global BC.

Details at PNE.ca/Playland

Bard on the Beach presents Shakespeare in Love
Until September 18
Vanier Park, Vancouver

Don’t miss Bard on the Beach’s rendition of Shakespeare In love under the tents at Vanier Park, proudly sponsored by Global BC.

The show based on the screenplay of the same name, illustrates a young William Shakespeare finding inspiration in his muse during a spell of writers block. Tickets available online.

Details at BardontheBeach.org

Bard on the Beach presents The Taming of the Shrew
On now until September 21
Vanier Park, Vancouver

Get ready for another of year of Shakespeare under the tents at Vanier Park, proudly sponsored by Global BC.

This year, don’t miss as Bard on the Beach presents a spaghetti western version of the classic The Taming of the Shrew.

Details at BardontheBeach.org


Boom! Mill Show
On now
Britannia Mine Museum

Global BC is proud sponsor of Britannia Mine Museum’s new Boom! Mill show.

A sensory thrilling experience with live action special effects, the show transports visitors back in time to the 1920s when the mine was booming

Details at BritanniaMineMuseum.ca

Sea to Sky Gondola
All Summer

Head to the Sea to Sky Gondola for outdoor adventure this summer.

Enjoy the amazing views on the 10 minute ride up and check out their mountain music series, and Saturday social hikes.

Details at SeaToSkyGondola.com

Maya The Great Jaguar Rises
Until December 31
Royal BC Museum, Victoria

Don’t miss the newest exhibit coming to the Royal BC Museum, Maya The Great Jaguar Rises.

The first exhibit of its kind in North America, the museum invites you to experience hundreds of Mayan artifacts and learn about the many Mayan languages still spoken today.

Details at RoyalBCMuseum.bc.ca

Friends of the Pier Fundraising

Let’s all help to rebuild the White Rock Pier for future generations to enjoy for another 100 years and more!

Global BC, in cooperation with the City of White Rock and the community-based Friends of the Pier Fundraising Committee has been organized with the help of Semiahmoo Rotary donations to help rebuild, are eligible for a tax receipt for the full amount of your contribution.

You can help donate at FriendsOfThePier.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!

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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

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

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Or a wedding anniversary of 70 years or over?

You can send us your details including the first and last name of the person/persons (phonetic spelling would be greatly appreciated), 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

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*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 older.

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