What to do on this (long) weekend?

When you are surrounded by awesome people, you try to search for awesome things you can do together. To help you out, I did some research to survive this very hot and long weekend.

You haven’t been to the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) yet? You should definitely go there. It’s a Vancouver tradition to celebrate the end of the summer. You can enjoy rides, shows, farm animals, midway games, food stalls and concerts all day long. This weekend the concerts are from Rick Springfield (Friday) and The Gypsy Kings (Saturday). The concerts are included in the price. There is a beer tasting festival as well.

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On Sunday and Monday the iHeartRadio Beach Ball concerts are taking place featuring Alessia Cara, Liam Payne, The Stumbellas, Shawn Hook, Scott Helman, Virginia to Vegas, and Ralph (Sunday) and Train, Blondie, Serena Ryder, The Philosopher Kings, Ruth B and Christian Hudson (Monday). You can buy tickets online.

If you like it more multicultural this is the perfect weekend for you. In Richmond the free Richmond World Festival is taking place on 1 and 2 September. Or you can decide to go to Nikkei Matsuri, a Japanese festival in Burnaby. Polish Festival in Lynn Valley can also be an option for you on September 3. Last but not least there is also the Taiwanese Cultural Festival on Granville Street September 2 till September 4.

9068895987_0072ca91a9_zBecause Monday is a free day, you can party on Sunday as well. In Vancouver’s downtown is a small event at Victory Square. It features live music from 2 to 9 pm.

To celebrate Labour Day this Monday, we are going to the free festival in Cleveland Park called ‘Music in the park’. What is better than drinking beers and listen to music outside in the park? Exactly, nothing!

Have a good weekend and hope to see you all at ‘Music in the park’.

– Bart

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REMEMBRANCE DAY

As you might know it’s Remembrance Day this Wednesday, November 11. The holiday is also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day. But what is Remembrance Day you might ask? 15149724183_8c8974ff5d_bWell, basically it’s a day to remember all Canadians who sacrificed their lives during World War I and World War II. On that day Canadians commemorate the fallen members of the armed forces like soldiers, sailors and airmen. The date and the time on which the festivities are taking place certainly have a special meaning: The hostilities of World War I ended officially on the eleventh day of November 1918, in the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour. So every year at that time is at least one minute of silence to honor all those fallen soldiers. Connected to that day most Canadians wear a red poppy the weeks before November 11. This symbol evolved due to a poem written by a Canadian writer and soldier John McCrae, called “In Flanders Fields”. It’s one of the most famous pieces of Canadian literature.

15770509952_469a5f7876_bIn remembrance of the soldiers fallen in the line of duty Vancouver had a parade last year. Our PR-Coordinators participated and they were absolutely fascinated. They wrote a review about that day; here is a short extract about how they experienced it: “A lot of people met up to show their respect and support […]. It wasn’t just a parade. We could also hear the sounds of shots being fired from cannons; we could see old 2nd World War airplanes flying overhead, poems were being read out loud… For sure this was an unforgettable experience.”

This year the Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade will start on Wednesday, November 11 at 9:45am at the Victory Square Cenotaph at West Hastings Street and Cambie Street. For more information to the Parade, click here.

Review: Remembrance Day

Yesterday, 11th of November, several parades took place in different areas around Vancouver and in cities across Canada. It was Remembrance Day, so the parades were held to remember Canadian soldiers who died in battles during the First and Second World Wars, as well as wars in Korea, Afghanistan and Iraq. The biggest parade in Vancouver took place in the area around Victory Square, and of course we were there to have a look from the sidelines.

A lot of people met up to show their respect and support for both the veterans still alive and for those who died in battle. There was always something going on. It wasn’t just a parade; We could also hear the sounds of shots being fired from cannons,  we could see old 2nd World War aeroplanes flying overhead, poems were being read out loud… For sure this was an unforgettable experience.

Have a look at more pictures from the parade here.

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Remembrance Day

Hey Everybody! As you might know it’s Remembrance Day this Tuesday, and there’ll be several parades in Vancouver. So what is Remembrance Day? Well basically it’s a day to remember all of the Canadians who sacrificed their lives during World War I and World War II. It’s to remember that these soldiers sacrificed their lives for a greater cause. The parade starts from Victory Square in downtown Vancouver. You can find more information on this parade here.

The event takes place on a Tuesday but it’s a public holiday. We’ll meet up at 9am in front of Vancouver Film School at the corner of the the intersection West Hasting Street and Cambie Street. If you’re not able to join this early you can also join in later. Just post a comment on the Facebook event page, so that I know where we can meet. You can sign up for this event here.

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