Tagged: Events

TAIWANfest

2010 TELUS TAIWANfest – September 4-6, 2010

We live in a society that relies on changes to advance. Changes come from challenging perceptions, reinventing traditions and dreaming the impossible. Crossover is a universal concept which symbolizes the movement or action of change. The festival aims to use “Crossover” to abstractly illustrate how Taiwan has transformed.

Canary Derby

Canary Derby 2010

The fifth annual Canary Derby once again brings together the technology and business communities of Victoria and Vancouver, Canary Foundation of Canada, and BC Cancer Foundation to help support early detection cancer research.

Crazy Sustainable Commute

Crazy Sustainable Commute

The Crazy Sustainable Commute is all about raising awareness on taking sustainable transportation to and from work via one day of craziness!

For one day, August 27th, the goal is to inject enthusiasm and obtain exposure to sustainable transportation. Rethink the way you get to work! Commute to work in non-traditional, yet sustainable ways like canoeing, stilt walking, rollerblading, skateboarding, horse-backing…etc.

Summer Night Market

Summer Night Market in Richmond

The Summer Night Market, now in its second year, has been open since mid-May. Located behind Home Depot at 12631 Vulcan Way, the market is open throughout the summer from 7:00 PM to Midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. on Sundays and holidays.

The market features merchandise tables, food vendors and a variety of entertainment and demonstrations. The Summer Night Market took over where the former Richmond Night Market left off.

The new Summer Night Market runs until October 4.

For more information, please visit: http://www.summernightmarket.com

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga adds second Vancouver show on her Monster Ball Tour

It seems Vancouver can’t get enough of flamboyant pop star Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga has added a second show at Rogers Arena after quickly selling out her first show on Aug. 23, concert promoters Live Nation. That show, part of her Monster Ball Tour, sold out in under 30 minutes.

Lady Gaga will perform her second show on Aug. 24 at the same venue.

PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day Vancouver

PARK(ing) Day Vancouver is on Friday, September 17, 2010. PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.

KitsFest 2010

KitsFest 2010

KitsFest is Vancouver’s new summer tradition. This 3-day event celebrates sports and healthy living through a variety of competitive sports tournaments including; basketball, tennis and volleyball. This year, the KitsFest is proud to feature a new sport sanctioned by the US Tennis Association (USTA) – Beach Tennis.

Vancouver Zombie Walk 2010

Vancouver Zombie Walk 2010

Thousands of zombies reported in downtown Vancouver!

Ladies and Gentlemen, the 2010 Vancouver Zombiewalk has been officially announced for August 21st 2010 at 4:30 PM!

Police in downtown Vancouver watched helplessly from the sidelines Saturday afternoon as an army of the living dead gathered en mass to search for nourishing human brains.

Well, almost.

On the south side of the Vancouver Art Gallery at 750 Hornby Street, participants gathered for the Vancouver Zombie Walk — a growing annual event that has become known as the New Years celebration of the Goth community.

“We are protesting human stupidity,” parade marshal Ashton Green said Saturday. “We are protesting all the things that will lead to an apocalypse – zombie or otherwise.”

12×12 Vancouver Photo Marathon

12×12 Vancouver Photo Marathon

The 12×12 Vancouver Photo Marathon is a fun and challenging contest designed to test the skill, creativity and quick thinking of photographers. The true-to-life setting of minimal time, few exposures and creative carte-blanche is an exciting exercise for any photographer – from the upstart amateur to the avid pro – and gives participants a chance to test themselves on a variety of different themes and techniques against photographers from all walks of life.