What to do on the weekend?

Here comes the sun and I say it’s all right. Spring is coming! According to the weather forecast, it will be sunny this weekend! Since we can finally plan activities outside again, let me give you some suggestions.

Saturday is a special day because… we’re celebrating Earth Day! Earth Day itself is actually Sunday the 22nd, however, celebrating it on a Saturday seems more convenient. Earth Day is an event celebrated worldwide. Its purpose is to raise awareness for the environment and help end plastic pollution. Plastic is damaging the planet to a great extent, including the ocean and its animals and us, humans, as well. Therefore, lets use this day to make a difference and appreciate the planet we are living on. The perfect way to do so? Go to the Earth Day Parade and Festival! There will be a march to the park, where food trucks and live music entertainment will be waiting for you. 29698319564_2b17f6c1ab_n

Does a day filled with sun, music and delicious food sound good to you? Then I found a great event for you! This Sunday the 40th Annual Greek Food Fest will be happening in Vancouver. Prepare your body for lots of Greek food, such as baklava and tzatziki. The event lasts all weekend long.

Not into Greek food? No worries! Until the 29th of April, there is a Tulip festival in Chilliwack. The festival offers 20 acres of tulips in all the vibrant colours you can think of. Enjoy a nice stroll along the ‘Tulip path,’ delicious food from the various food trucks and take pictures to show your family and friends. The festival is opened from 9am until 6pm and tickets vary from $10 online and $15 on-site. It might take a while to get there, but since it’s Western Canada’s largest and most renowned Tulip Festival, it will definitely be worth it!

Of course, if you just want to take it easy, why not go to the park and enjoy the sun? Bring a blanket, some fun games and delicious food and you are guaranteed to have a fun, relaxing day before the busy workweek starts again.

I wish you all a great weekend! See you at the Earth Day Parade tomorrow!

– Angy

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Fun Fact Friday

This weekend, the world celebrates Earth Day. As you surely have noticed already, Vancouver is full of nature too. So, let me tell you some fun facts about the green areas in this beautiful city.

Have you ever heard about the Dude Chilling Park? That is the actual name of a sdrpark located in the Mount Pleasant area. It all started off as a prank when in 2012 the local artist Viktor Briestensky created a sign with this name on it. The Vancouver Park Board staff removed it, but an online petition with 1,800 signatures saved the sign eventually. Since 2014, it is back as a celebration of the unique community in the neighbourhood. This park is definitely worth a trip to take a cool picture in front of the sign.

There are many parks spread over the entire city. The most famous one is also the biggest one. Exactly, Stanley Park. It is even bigger than Central Park in New York and offers beautiful sceneries. When walking around, you might see some of the many animals that are living in Stanley Park. All grey squirrels actually have American roots. In 1909, New York City gave eight pairs of grey squirrels to Vancouver, so all of the grey squirrels in Stanley Park today are descended from these American pairs.

Another natural highlight in and especially around Vancouver is of course the ocean and its coastline. Wherever you plan a trip, you can choose diverse great spots near water. The total length of the coastline including the islands in British Columbia is 27,200 kilometres. Is that much? As a comparison, the length of the Earth at the equator is 40,075 kilometres, so not even twice that long. Pretty amazing!

Enjoy your weekend!

– Kerstin

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What to do on the weekend?

Almost weekend!! There are lots of events this weekend in Vancouver!

First of all, some of us will go to the Vancouver Riptides to watch their first Frisbee game of the year, so it will be very busy.

There are also some other events this weekend. For example, tomorrow it is Earth Day. To celebrate this day there will be a number of events around town. Screen Shot 2017-04-21 at 11.28.57 AM.pngThe two biggest ones are the Party for the Planet in Surrey and the Earth Day Parade in Vancouver. Party for the Planet is a family friendly event at the Surrey City Hall. It features environmental information booths, activities for children and lots of live entertainment. Around the second half of the afternoon there will be live music for older folks. The Earth Day Parade will start at 1 PM at the corner of Commercial Drive and Grandview Highway, after that it will go north and finishes at Grandview Park, where a small festival will take place until 5 PM.

On Sunday the Vancouver Sun Run will take place and starts at 9 AM. This is the largest 10 km race of Canada and also one of the most beautiful. It will start at the corner of Georgia and Burrard and it goes to Stanley Park, English Bay, Burrard Street Bridge, Cambie Bridge and to BC Place Stadium. The views include the mountains, ocean, beaches, skyscrapers and bridges.

I hope to see all of you this weekend!

– Janel

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What to do on the weekend?

After a weekend away from Vancouver it is time to join the Vancouverites in the city again. Let’s have a look at what Vancouver has to offer this weekend.

Friday

Critical Mass
If you love cycling and hate this city for making it so hard, than join this “protest” group and piss off every car driver while biking with a large group around the city. If you want to be part of critical mass, take your bike at 6pm on Friday and go to the Art gallery to meet your fellow bikers. Form there one you will drive to and unannounced destination, pissing of car drivers. Btw; this is everyone last friday of the month! Click here to get more information.

Fuse
You thought the Art Gallery is boring, not this Friday! The Art Gallery is hosting one of the many Fuse nights, called A Terrible Beauty with art, music and film entertainment. Even alcoholic drinks can be bought during the evening. The Art Gallery opens at 8pm and stays open till 1am. Tickets cost $20, but is free for gallery members. Click here form more information.

Saturday

Bike the blossom
If you cannot get enough of biking through Vancouver, why not joining the Bike the blossom tour. It is a free guided bike ride starting at the South side of John Hendry Park, 3300 Victoria Drive at 11am. Visit their website to see the bike route and to get more information.

Party for the Planet
Surry celebrates Earth Day with a free festival including different performances, small activities and much more. Also concert performances are included such as Said the Whale and Dear Rouge. It features four stages, so there will be something for everyone. It starts at 10.30am and goes on till 9pm. For more information click here.

Sunday

The Eastside Flea
What would be a weekend in Vancouver without any flea market, not Vancouver I guess. So here is another flea market for the ‘flea-ers’. The flea market can be found on 2755 Prince Edward St. at The Biltmore Cabaret it opens at 11am and closes at 5pm, enough time to walk through the market. At the flea you can find vintage collectors selling, accessories, rock n’ roll memorabilia, shredded tees and tanks, vinyl records and way more vintage stuff.

We wish you a fun weekend and hope to see you tomorrow for the After-Rockies

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