What to do on the weekend?

Hi all!

There are plenty of things to do this weekend! June is packed with free festivals. Check this out!


Dragon Boat Festival
One of the biggest free festivals—attracting over 100,000 people—is the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival, happening June 11 – 12, 2011.

Now in its 23rd year, the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival is a two-day event centred around the dragon boat races. Over 180 teams compete in races that take place in False Creek and finish at Science World, where the Festival’s free entertainment happens. From Science World, you can watch the races, enjoy non-stop live music and entertainment on the World Beat Stage, and grab great festival food at the many vendors on-site.
The Dragon Boat races are an annual tradition for many Vancouverites, who train for the races with work colleagues, friends and family. They also epitomize Vancouver’s multiculturalism, bringing together teams from across the Lower Mainland to participate in a sport—dragon boat racing—that originated in China over 2000 years ago.
For more information click here.

Richmond night market

The Richmond Night Market is one of the hottest summer activities in the Greater Vancouver Area. With its assortment of home-style snacks, cooked-to-order savoury and discount merchandise, it promises to capture the varied interests of all passers-by. Here, you will find clothing, accessories, home decorations, household items, designer-brand inspired accssoriess, toys, music and videos, most of which are at a bargain. The Richmond Night Market has over 400 booths selling mostly Asian cuisine, merchandise, and entertainment. Entrance to the market is free, and all parking is FREE. Over 30,000 people visit the Night Market each night it is held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. The Richmond Night Market runs from 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday, and to 11 p.m. on Sunday, (June to Oct 11th) at 350 Gifford St. New Westminster BC.

Raise the Roof III Party and Silent Auction
This Friday the third annual Raise the Roof fundraiser for Whistler Adaptive Sports Program and Habitat for Humanity will be held at Buffalo Bills from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Hosted by the Delta Whistler Village Suites and Tantalus Resort Lodge, the event will include a silent auction and entertainment will be provided by Bluesberry Jam. Help support two great causes while enjoying the sounds of R&B favourites. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Delta Whistler Village Suites.

VANS Community Skate Jam
Sunday, June 12, 2011  2PM – 5PM
Free event, open to all ages. Each Jam we select 3 features in the park – score the best trick and win! $1000 in Vans + Showcase Prizing at each event. $500 in Cash Prizing at each event. SKATER JUDGED! New for 2011 – a separate Grom Class for those 12 and under. Presented by: VANS & SHOWCASE
For more information click here.



InspiraTO Festival june 09 – june 12
The sixth annual festival of ten-minute plays
Each year, InspiraTO puts on a collection of ten-minute plays. The original plays are based on the senses, with this year’s theme being “sound.” 16 plays were selected and will run in groups of eight on alternating evenings. The two groups are blueSound, which focuses on sounds that “float or drift,” while redSound features plays focusing on sounds that “disturb or awaken.”
For more information click here.

Woofstock is a large outdoor festival designed for dogs and the people who love them. The event has entertainment, contests and a consumer showcase. Vendors offer up the latest in canine fashions, furnishings, products and food, and contests unleash the best mutts in every size, breed and pedigree. The event features The Purina Pro Plan Dog Stars, where specially trained dogs complete an obstacle course that has hoops, tunnels, hurdles and more. There’s also a doggie fashion show, costume contest and a stupid trick contest.
This event will take place on June 11-12, 10AM – 6PM , ST. Lawrence market neighbourhood. for more information click here.

Do you have any suggestions what to do this weekend? Share them with other candidates by leaving a comment. Enjoy your weekend!


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