Kids In Vancouver: 3 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day Indoors

Inside the Bloedel Conservatory | Photo: Bloedel Conservatory Facebook Page

This weekend people around the world will be celebrating Earth Day, an annual event held on April 22nd of each year, with the purpose of demonstrating support for environmental protection. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has become a globally-recognized occasion, with 192 countries around the world participating in spreading the message of environmental and climate literacy through various events.

Vancouver will be hosting events in and around the city in honour of Earth Day, including parades, parties and festivals for all to enjoy. But if you’d prefer to nod to Earth Day from an indoor venue, we’ve got you covered. Here are 3 ways to celebrate Earth Day indoors with your kids in Vancouver.

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Kids In Vancouver: 3 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day Indoors

Stop and Smell the Roses at the Fleurs de Villes Flower Event

L’Occitane / Maureen Sullivan display – Winner, Best in Show | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Imagine standing in the centre of a bustling mall, eyes closed. As you take a deep inhale, your nose fills with the scent of fresh flowers, as though you were standing in the middle of a fully-bloomed flower garden.

When you open your eyes, you’re drawn to the visually-intriguing, intricately-designed vintage gowns, goddess bikinis, and fanciful headdresses that surround you, all made up entirely of Spring’s most beautiful blossoms.

Thanks to Fleurs de Villes‘ cross-Canada Bespoke Flower Events tour, you can experience this dreamlike state in real life. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s floral fashion series, on at Metropolis at Metrotown from April 5th to April 9th.

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Stop and Smell the Roses at the Fleurs de Villes Flower Event

Kids In Vancouver: There’s No Place Like The Home + Garden Show

Backyard Oasis | Photo: Azuro Concepts

Since 1971, the BC Home + Garden Show has been a popular annual event, featuring real advice, real inspiration, and real experts sharing tips, resources, and supplies for every home improvement project imaginable. Whether you have a budget to spend, or are just there to browse, the home show has something to suit the interests of guests of all ages – including kids! Here are some kid-friendly highlights to check out at this year’s show.

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Kids In Vancouver: There’s No Place Like The Home + Garden Show

Enter to Win a Decadent Stay in Vancouver

Now is the time of rich foods and drinks, soft fabrics, and that feeling of warmth on your cheeks as you come in from the cold. The city is full of those experiences this season; if you already miss the foods of Dine Out Vancouver, try the Wine Festival or check out WestCoastFood for more ideas. If your softest fabrics are starting to feel drab, brighten your senses with the MOA’s colourful textile exhibit. Feeling the chill? There are performances going on every week to cozy into. Find more things to see and do from now until the end of March here.

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Enter to Win a Decadent Stay in Vancouver

10 Upcoming Vancouver Races You’ll Definitely Want to Run in

Photo: https://nightnationrun.com/vancouver/

If the cold is making it tough for you to get motivated, you’re not the only one! Though some dedicated runners are out there 365 days a year, rain or shine, that’s not the case for all of us. People come from far and wide to take part in these Vancouver races, so you’d be silly not to join in! Here are 10 upcoming Vancouver races you’ll definitely want to sign up for:

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10 Upcoming Vancouver Races You’ll Definitely Want to Run in

Kids In Vancouver: See Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment

Elsa and Anna | Photo: Disney on Ice

Frozen’s Elsa and Anna | Photo: Disney on Ice

Nothing makes a child’s eyes light up more than experiencing the magic of Disney, and with the Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment tour coming to Vancouver from November 23 – 27, 2016, your family can marvel in the merriment of Mickey and his friends right here in the heart of the city.

Here’s more of what you can expect from this awe-inspiring performance, featuring appearances by all of your favourite Disney characters.

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Kids In Vancouver: See Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment

Walk, Race, Volunteer or Play Bingo with Drag Performers to Support People Living with HIV in Vancouver

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By Kendell Yan

Over the past three decades much has changed for the HIV+ members of our communities. Life expectancy has increased with greater access to anti-HIV treatments and community support resources; however, the challenges that HIV+ people face remain as palpable as ever, and there are many ways to help in Vancouver that bring people together in ways that are both meaningful and fun.

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Walk, Race, Volunteer or Play Bingo with Drag Performers to Support People Living with HIV in Vancouver