Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

April 30

It’s May! Summer is coming, and what better way to celebrate than with a weekend of shedding some clothes in the form of all the burlesque going on this weekend or a body painting competition? If that’s too fast for you we can do dinner and a movie first – or many dinners and many movies. In fact, how about entire festivals devoted to eating and documentary film? If that’s still not quit right, there’s also theatre, dance, music and a nerd prom for adults going on this weekend.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

5 big ways the Olympics have changed Vancouver

Photo: adrian8_8 via Flickr, creative commons

Photo: adrian8_8 via Flickr, creative commons

On Friday, the Winter Olympics officially launch in Sochi. It will also mark nearly four years since Vancouver held the honours of hosting the largest sporting event in the world. We’ll no doubt be watching with trained eyes to see how our successors handle the task. It will also be a good time to take inventory of how the city of Vancouver has changed since those monumental two and a half weeks. Let’s have a look at some of those changes. Continue reading:
5 big ways the Olympics have changed Vancouver

Mega Food and Cooking Fest: EAT! Vancouver: June 10-12

Vancouver foodies, your moment has arrived.  This weekend EAT! Vancouver takes over the Vancouver Convention Centre.

This massive and multifaceted food expo features cooking demos from celebrity chefs, beer and wine tastings, chances to sample dishes from some of the city’s better restaurants, an international food fair and, or course, hundreds of exhibitors showing off the latest kitchen gadgets, freshly made and prepared foods and drinks and more.

Here are a few highlights:

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Mega Food and Cooking Fest: EAT! Vancouver: June 10-12

Foodies Unite: Eat! Fraser Valley, Sept. 17-19

Photo: www.eat-fraservalley.com

Eat! Fraser Valley, the annual food expo that brings together chefs and restaurants, breweries and wineries and lots of local retailers, comes to Abbotsford this weekend, Sept. 17-19.  This is the eighth installment of the highly successful Eat! event, and it now ranks as the largest consumer food, beverage and cooking festival in Metro Vancouver.

This year’s festival is in the cavernous Tradex exhibition centre in Abbotsford, about a 50-minute ride from Vancouver along Highway 1.   Tickets are $10 if you buy online, $12 at the door.  Food samples inside are a bargain at $1-$3 each.

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Foodies Unite: Eat! Fraser Valley, Sept. 17-19