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Global BC is proud to partner with these featured events:
CKNW Kids’ Fund Pink Shirt Day, presented by Coast Capital Savings
Wednesday, February 27
Wear pink and take a stand against bullying!
The 11th annual CKNW Kids’ Fund Pink Shirt Day presented by Coast Capital Savings will take place on February 27th.
You can purchase your official Pink Shirt Day t-shirts and other items at your local London Drugs retail store today while supplies last!
Rock your pink shirt on February 27th, and throughout the month of February spread kindness on social media by using the hashtag #PinkItForward and Coast Capital Savings will donate $1 per use to CKNW Kids’ Fund.
Net proceeds will support anti-bullying programs for youth throughout BC.
Info at PinkShirtDay.ca
Until February 16
City of Kimberley
Put on your best flannel and head to Kimberley this February!
The winter Flannel Festival is taking place the weekend of February 15 and is going to be a huge party.
There’ll be DJs, massive 360 dance floor, beer gardens, winter market and more.
Details at TourismKimberley.com
Earlybird RV Show & Sale
On now until February 17
Head to Tradex in Abbotsford for the annual Earlybird RV Show and Sale.
See the largest selection of RV’s under one roof, learn about the RV lifestyle at free seminars, and join House of Q at their on site demo, showcasing some of their most popular BBQ recipes.
More info at RVshowsBC.com/earlybird
BC Home + Garden Show
February 20 to 24
BC Place, Vancouver
Do the homework to make your home work at the BC Home and Garden Show at BC Place.
Get tips from Canada’s biggest names in home improvement, including HGTV Canada’s stars from Island of Bryan and Worst to First.
Details at BCHomeandGardenShow.com
Odlum Brown FWE Gala: Pitch for the Purse Finale 2019
Thursday, February 21
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Join Chris Gailus and over 650 of Vancouver’s exceptional business leaders on February 21 to celebrate women entrepreneurs and help award a $25,000 prize for the best pitch at the Odlum Brown FWE Gala: Pitch for the Purse Finale.
Details at FWE.ca
Rock for Dimes Vancouver
Friday, February 22 | 7pm
Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
Great music for a great cause! Rock for Dimes features Vancouver’s best amateur bands rocking out to raise money for March of Dimes Canada.
Funds go towards local programs for people living with disabilities. Get your tickets at the door or online.
Details at RockForDimes.ca/Vancouver
Hopwired Festival – Craft Beer and Coffee Festival
Saturday, February 23 | 1pm-5:30pm
Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver
Experience the most unique and energetic craft beer and coffee tasting festival in Canada.
Presented by Espressotec and CFOX, Hopwired features tasting panels, and new and rare all-inclusive craft beers and coffees from local and international breweries and coffee roasters.
Partial proceeds go to support Good Night Out Vancouver, an international initiative dedicated to raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault on nights out.
Details at HopwiredFest.com
Boots & Toques
Saturday, February 23
West Fraser Centre and Lebourdais Park, Quesnel
Head over to Quesnel for their annual Boots and Toques winter event.
There will free public skating, crafts, glow ball hockey, a winter baseball tournament. Plus you can stay warm by the bon fire, enjoy hot chocolate and fireworks!
Go to Quesnel.ca for more info.
Pet Lover Show
February 23 to 24
The Pet Lover Show is barking its way into Tradex for its 7th year.
This premiere pet focused event is jam packed with speakers, activities, educational seminars, and more and is sure to be a cant miss event for pet lovers of all ages.
Details at PetLoverShow.ca
Head to Prince George to watch the some of the best Para Nordic athletes in the world.
The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club is hosting the 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championship, featuring 140 athletes from over 20 countries.
More info at CaledoniaNordic.com
Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon
Monday, February 25
Rogers Arena, Vancouver
Join the Canucks for the annual radio and TV telethon, as they take on the Ducks.
All proceeds raised will go to the Canucks for Kids Foundation which supports many children charities across BC.
More info at Canucks.com/Telethon
March 1 to 3
City of Fernie
Embrace our great Canadian winter and experience Fernie’s 42nd year of Griz Days.
This year’s theme is Gone Denim. Featuring lumberjack shows, live music, food trucks, fireworks, a parade and much more.
More info at FernieGrizDays.com
BC Centre for Ability Hot Chocolate Run
Saturday, March 2
Lumberman’s Arch Concession, Stanley Park
10K: 10:00am | 5K: 10:05am | Fun K: Noon
Fun and family friendly event offering 5K, 10K and Fun K (.65KM) route open to all ages and many abilities.
Race ends with a delicious mug of hot chocolate.
Details at TryEvents.ca
Night of Wonders Gala
Thursday, March 7
London Aviation Centre, Richmond
Join Global BC’s Sophie Lui and help the Children’s Wish Foundation make kids dreams come true at their Night of Wonders Gala.
This premiere event brings together business and social luminaries to help grant wishes to dozens of seriously ill children. The evening will transport you beyond your wildest dreams as you celebrate joy and the wonder of wishes.
Details at NightOfWonders.ca
7th Annual Kidney Gala
Friday, March 8
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
Join Global BC’s Sophie Lui at The Kidney Gala on March 8 for a night full of inspiration.
Featuring Honoured keynote speakers Toby and Bernadine Boulet, parents of Logan Boulet, an unfortunate victim of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy.
Logan’s legacy lives on as he not only gave life to six others needing an organ transplant, he also inspired a nation to register to be organ donors.
More details at KidneyGala.com
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
Vancouver Sun Run
Sunday, April 14
Run, walk, or dance with thousands of people through downtown at the 35th annual Vancouver Sun Run.
Corporate Team early bird deadline is February 15th.
Register today at VancouverSunRun.com
Courage To Come Back Awards presented by Wheaton Precious Metals
Wednesday, April 24
Vancouver Convention Centre West
Coast Mental Health’s Annual Courage To Come Back Award recipients are recognized at a gala celebration every Spring where their stories are told and accomplishments 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.
YWCA Women of Distinction Awards
Monday, May 13
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours 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.
Rock Ambleside Park
August 16 to 18
Ambleside Park, West Vancouver
Rock Ambleside Park is BACK!
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
Listen to Global News Morning and Global News Hour at 6 on 980 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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Or a wedding anniversary of 70 years or over?
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Email us to GlobalBCReception@corusent.com
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