The weekend is coming up soon and we have some cool events in Vancouver, Whistler and Toronto you have to check out!
This Friday Critical Mass in Vancouver
Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space — a bike ride and skate — held the last Friday of every month. You are invited to enjoy the safety and comfort in the car-free space that will be created by simply riding together! Bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, self propelled couches, and any other form of human powered locomotion are all welcomed! They ride around the city wherever people want to go – this is decided collectively – the length of the ride depends on enthusiasm and is also collectively decided. No one who comes is forced to or needs to break the law in order to participate. Meet 5 to 5:30 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, leave at 6pm; Critical Mass in Vancouver.
12th Annual PMC-Sierra Science Fair Fun Run
Largest timed 5K race in BC, one of technology industry’s biggest fundraising events. All proceeds to The Dr. Michael Smith Science Fair Endowment to support the promotion and development of Science Fair programs throughout the province. This event will take place on Sunday. For more information click here.
Whistler Valley Trail Run
Run along Whistler’s scenic Valley Trail in the 20th annual Whistler Valley Trail Run. The race welcomes all ages and levels with a choice of 5 km or 10 km routes. Enjoy post-run snacks, awards ceremony and draw prizes from local sponsors. Register in person on May 28 between noon – 4 pm at the Run With It Store in Nesters (north of Whistler Village) or on race day on May 29 at Spruce Grove Park between 7 am and 8:30 am. Race begins at 9 am.
Whistler Wellness Fair
Join the 8th annual Whistler Wellness Fair featuring products, samples, services and healthy living ideas all under one roof. Don’t miss the free seminars taking place every hour on the hour. This event takes place at The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler between 11 am and 6 pm on May 28. Admission is by donation benefiting Pearl’s Transition House for Women. For more information check out the website.
Crud 2 Mud Downhill
Don’t put away the skis or boards yet – this Sunday the Crud 2 Mud combines snow and mud for this spring rite of passage in the mountains. In teams or individually, Crud 2 Mud competitors ski or snowboard from the top of Whistler Mountain to the bottom of the snow line, where their bikes and equipment lay waiting. Once they’ve struggled out of their boots and are clipped into their bike pedals, participants race through the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Check out the Facebook page.
Fun seekers have to check out this event! desiFEST is an annual South Asian arts festival. It features 12 hours of musical performances in several genres, from jazz and world, to urban, as well as multiple vendors in the food and merchant markets. This crazy event will take place this Saturday at Young & Dundas square from 10AM to 10PM. For more information click here.
Doors open Toronto
For one weekend a year, buildings across Toronto open their doors to the public during the Doors Open Toronto festival. This year’s festival theme is photography and architecture.
Participating buildings include Old and New City Hall, Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre, Union Station, St. Andrew’s Church and more. New buildings this year include Corus Entertainment’s headquarters at Corus Quay and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital.
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Have a great weekend!