canadiary Vancouver

Diary of Events and Happenings in Vancouver, BC.


André Picard: Vancouver's drug crisis

May 24 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. André Picard: Vancouver's drug crisis. Mayor Gregor Robertson and the City of Vancouver are inviting residents and key stakeholders to an evening with André Picard to hear him speak about the overdose crisis and the links between physical health and the health of society.. Speakers:Mayor Gregor Robertson (MC)Dr. Patricia Daly, Chief Medical Health Officer, VCHJennifer Breakspear, Executive Director of PHS Community Services SocietyKeynote Speaker: André PicardAndre Picard is one of Canada's top health and public policy observers and commentators.He reports for health for the Globe and Mail, is releasing a book in Vancouver on May 25, Matters of Life and Death: Public Health Issues in Canada, and has spoken about the illicit drug crisis in Vancouver... Event Details. Location: 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

The Ridiculous Darkness

May 21 2017, 7:00 p.m. The Ridiculous Darkness. Raising awareness for the United Nations-sanctioned "World Day for Cultural Diversity", Alley Theatre is holding a public reading of THE RIDICULOUS DARKNESS, a radio play text by Wolfram Lotz, which is being adapted to the stage by Alley Theatre and the Vancouver community. We invite you to witness this in-progress presentation and offer your feedback during a post-read Q & A.. .. Event Details. Location: 823 Seymour Street near Robson, Vancouver

Grandview Woodlands litter cleanup - Keep Vancouver Spectacular

May 20 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon Grandview Woodlands litter cleanup - Keep Vancouver Spectacular. In partnership with Grandview Woodlands CPC and the City of Vancouver, volunteers will take to the streets (and lanes) of the Grandview Woodlands Neighbourhood to help with litter cleanups and graffiti paint-outs.. Event detailsKeep Vancouver Spectacular's neighbourhood cleanup events bring together individuals, businesses, and neighbourhood groups to participate in cleanup projects.Throughout the year, registered cleanup teams work in their own communities to remove litter from public spaces. Teams receive materials they need from the City, including garbage bags, gloves, cleanup tools, and free pickup of litter that is collected.Since it began 22 years ago, over 250,000 volunteers have participated in the Keep Vancouver Spectacular Clean Ups.Join your friends and neighbours and support their efforts to keep our neighbourhood spectacular!Learn more.. Event Details. Location: 1977 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Coastal City Ballet: Giselle

May 19 2017, 8:00 p.m. Coastal City Ballet: Giselle. Coastal City Ballet performs the traditional classic ballet "Giselle". Love, betrayal, madness, despair, and redemption… from beyond the grave.. Event detailsFor the first time in ten years, the traditional classical ballet Giselle will be performed on stage in Vancouver. After sold-out performances of Swan Lake in 2016, Coastal City Ballet presents the highlight of the 2016-2017 season: the illustrious and beloved ballet Giselle, a Canadian premiere choreographed by Irene Schneider.Since its Paris premiere in 1841, Giselle has become the epitome of ballet romanticism. Giselle tells of a young peasant girl betrayed by a nobleman disguised as a commoner. Unable to withstand the prince's deception, Giselle dies of a broken heart only to join the ranks of the supernatural Wilis, restless spirits who have died before their wedding day. As vengeful as they are entrancing, the Wilis lure young men into their lair – driving them to dance until they die. In a heartfelt display of forgiveness from beyond the grave, Giselle saves her beloved from certain death at the hands of her ghostly sisters.A haunting story of innocence and betrayal, and a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love, Irene Schneider's Giselle features some of ballet's most dramatic scenes and otherworldly images. The diverse talents of Coastal City Ballet along with the beautiful score of Aldolphe Adam, glorious costumes and imaginative sets brings this heart wrenching love story to life. This full length masterpiece is one not to be missed and will be enjoyed by both young and old alike... Event Details. Location: 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Britannia renewal: Speaker series – Designing safe places

May 18 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Britannia renewal: Speaker series – Designing safe places. How can the Britannia Renewal project incorporate the impact of gender identity, safety and social inclusion in public space design?. Event detailsSpeakers:Harlan Pruden, 2S ConsultantDora Ng, Trans and Gender Variant InclusionChristine O'Fallon, Womens' Safety.. Event Details. Location: 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver

Proposed new two-family (duplex) zone

May 17 2017, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Proposed new two-family (duplex) zone. Join us at an open house to learn more about the proposed two-family (duplex) zoning changes, ask questions, and provide feedback.. Event detailsDetails on the townhouse and 4-storey zones will be refined and shared with the community at a later date.View a map of proposed new two-family (duplex) zone  (596 KB).. Event Details. Location: 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver

The Flaming Lips

May 15 2017, 7:30 p.m. The Flaming Lips. Even within the eclectic world of alternative rock, few bands were so brave, so frequently brilliant, and so deliciously weird as the Flaming Lips. They appear at the Queen Elizabeth with guests.. Event detailsFrom their beginnings as Oklahoma weirdos to their mid-'90s pop culture breakthrough to their status as one of the most respected groups of the 21st century, the Lips rode one of the more surreal and haphazard career trajectories in pop music. An acid-bubblegum band with as much affinity for sweet melodies as blistering noise assaults, their off-kilter sound, uncommon emotional depth, and bizarre history (packed with tales of self-immolating fans and the like) firmly established them as true originals... Event Details. Location: 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Open house to review the draft new St. Paul’s Policy statement

May 15 2017, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Open house to review the draft new St. Paul's Policy statement. Join us at an open house to review the draft policy statement and illustrations of a preferred development concept for the new St. Paul's Hospital and integrated health campus. City staff and Providence Health Care representatives will be in attendance to answer questions.. Learn more onlineView the new St. Paul's Hospital and Health Campus policy planning program webpage... Event Details. Location: 601 Keefer Street, Vancouver

Jason Zhang

May 14 2017, 8:00 p.m. Jason Zhang. One of China's best-known pop stars, Jason Zhang brings his World Tour to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.. Event detailsOne of China's best-known pop stars, Jason Zhang, brings his world tour to North America for the first time!  Along with 12 hit albums and over 30 concerts, Jason has received the "Most Popular Male Singer" award 33 times in China and was named "Best Asian Artist" of 2010 at the Mnet Asian Music Awards. In November of 2014, Zhang became the first Chinese singer to win the prestigious International Artist Award at the American Music Awards. He recently recorded the hit single "Lost in the Stars" for movie Star Trek Beyond, as well as "Give You My World" for the worldwide release of movie Allied... Event Details. Location: 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver