Vancouver’s Annual Night at the Aquarium Supports Ocean Conservation

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Imagine being at the Vancouver Aquarium after hours, wandering its many aquatic galleries while enjoying fabulous food and drink.

The Aquarium’s annual lavish gala, Night at the Aquarium, entails an evening of feasting and dancing, with all proceeds going to Ocean Wise’s conservation, research, and educational efforts.

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Vancouver’s Annual Night at the Aquarium Supports Ocean Conservation

Night at the Aquarium, June 18

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There are few places in Vancouver more magical at night than the Vancouver Aquarium. The word “enchanting” comes to mind, with jellyfish glowing as they float against a bright blue backdrop and sharks dancing around each other as the beloved endangered sea turtle, Schoona, sails by.

On Thursday, June 18, the Aquarium will open its doors for a particularly majestic evening – their signature fundraising event, Night at the Aquarium. Continue reading:
Night at the Aquarium, June 18

NIGHT AT THE AQUARIUM GALA GUESTS SUPPORT VITAL OCEAN CONSERVATION EFFORTS

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With the addition of 55,000 square feet of amazing exploration space at Vancouver Aquarium this summer, the Aquarium’s signature fundraising gala, Night at the Aquarium, presented by PCL Construction Group, will be an event you won’t want to miss. Taking place on June 19th, Night at the Aquarium is a celebration of our oceans and raises funds to support the Aquarium’s conservation, research and education efforts, including its national sustainable seafood program Ocean Wise™.

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NIGHT AT THE AQUARIUM GALA GUESTS SUPPORT VITAL OCEAN CONSERVATION EFFORTS

20 Unmissable Vancouver Events in June 2012

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June escorts in the official start of summer and the packed line up of events, from concerts to street parties and festivals, reflects the city’s overwhelming urge to get out and have fun.

I’m particularly looking forward to the line-up for Italian Heritage Month, including the EuroCup Breakfast and Commercial’s Italian Day on the Drive – one of the largest community events of the year dedicated to celebrating la dolce vita with food, music, entertainment and more.

But the street parties don’t stop there. Expect mass community participation and entertainment during Car Free Days, Velopalooza bike fest and Make Music Vancouver – a remarkable, free concert where 200 musicians take to the historic Gastown and Yaletown streets.

The annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival (pictured above) puts Vancouver on the world map with its longstanding tradition of vibrant multicultural heritage and, of course, vigorous boat racing. Venus makes a rare trek across the heavens this month. Get out and watch; the next opportunity is 100 years away. Oh and Bryan Adams is bringing his old school, sexy-scratchy vocals to town.

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20 Unmissable Vancouver Events in June 2012

Night at the Aquarium – Vancouver Aquarium’s Gala Fundraiser June 10, 2011

Night at the Aquarium - the Vancouver Aquarium's gala fundraiser

The Vancouver Aquarium is one of the most beloved institutions in Vancouver. It’s home to more than 70,000 creatures, the go-to place for family fun any day of the year (rain or shine), and a Stanley Park landmark. But it’s also so much more. The Vancouver Aquarium is a leader in conservation whose programs have had an impact across Canada. The Aquarium founded the famous Ocean Wise program to promote sustainable seafood (Ocean Wise logos appear on restaurant menus at 2,700 locations throughout the country), and plays a vital role in many local and national conservation efforts, including marine mammal rescue, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Adopt an Orca, and many more.

Because the Vancouver Aquarium is a non-profit, self-sustaining organization, community support is extremely important. On June 10, 2011, you have a chance to demonstrate your support and enjoy one of the highlights of the Vancouver social calendar at the same time at the Vancouver Aquarium’s annual gala fundraiser Night at the Aquarium. This elegant evening features incredible gourmet food from Vancouver’s top chefs and restaurants, B.C. wines and dazzling entertainment, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Aquarium’s education and conservation activities.
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Night at the Aquarium – Vancouver Aquarium’s Gala Fundraiser June 10, 2011