Free Weekend Events (June 22 - 24)


Friday, June 22, 2012

Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver
The winner will receive a grand prize of $1000! Don’t miss this exciting evening of competitive enthusiasm and great entertainment by a very gifted group of young performers. Produced and presented by Carmelina Cupo. Come and show your support! At 7:30 pm in the Ballroom. 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

UBC Farm Market
9:00am-1:00pm June-Oct
UBC Farm
In addition to farm-fresh veggies, fruits, herbs, flowers and free-range eggs from the UBC Farm, the Saturday Farm Market also features a variety of other local growers, bakers, craftspeople, prepared food, and live musicians.

Scion FR-S Test Drive Event
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Lansdowne Mall (Corner of No.3 Rd & Alderbridge Way)
Take the All New & Legendary 2013 Scion FR-S on a closed track! Reserve your VIP Time Slot now: Test drive for your chance to win a $500 gas card! Free SWAG for everyone! Live DJ on site

Radio Station Open House
10:00am - 2:00pm
2440 Ash Street, Vancouver
News1130, SONiC radio, JackFM will be hosting their first-ever open house. Stop by, meet your favourite DJ and get a behind-the-scenes look at how a radio station works.

MAKE, SHAKE & TAKE: Arts, Music, Culture Festival
11:00am - 3:00pm
Riley Park, Vancouver
Come DANCE, PLAY, MAKE, LEARN...and celebrate this diverse, vibrant & resilient neighbourhood with us!   This year’s festival themed "Make, Shake & Take" features live music, dance, food carts, arts/crafts, community mural painting, bike and gardening workshops, children’s activities, a mini carnival, and a seniors’ tea among others.

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead Book Signing
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chapters, Metropolis, Metrotown 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Join bestselling author Richelle Mead as she signs the highly anticipated second book in the Bloodlines series, The Golden Lily.  This series is a spin-off from the Vampire Academy based on Sydney the Alchemist’s character, a human teen who's part of a group working to keep the existence of vampires a secret.

MEC Bikefest Vancouver
10:00am – 3:00pm
Athlete’s Village Plaza on False Creek
MEC Bikefest is a daylong community celebration of all things bicycle related. Our goal is to bring together Vancouver’s bicycle community and those new to bikes, to celebrate the wonders of cycling. Come join us and make it the best bicycle bash in Vancouver.

Multicultural Heritage Music & Movement Festival 
12:00PM - 4:00PM
CBC Outdoor Plaza, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Multicultural Heritage – Music & Movement is a festival that celebrates and explores the multicultural heritage and traditional art forms of different cultures in Vancouver.   This year's festival is a celebration of Chinese, Japanese and East Indian traditional art forms and music. It is free admission, and will be filled with exciting and dynamic performances and a variety of interactive activities for all ages.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Farmer’s Market at the Shangri-La
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Shangri-La Hotel, 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Join us in celebration of local farmers and purveyors! Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver will host its first Farmer’s Market on Sunday, June 24th.  Nine local vendors and one winery, supported by Wayne Harris, the hotel’s executive chef and his team, will gather on the third-floor terrace of Market by Jean-Georges, to stage Shangri-La’s inaugural Farmer’s Market. From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the community-at-large is invited to savour, sip and shop.

Greek Day on Broadway
11:00am - 9:00pm
Broadway from Blenheim St to Macdonald St, Vancouver
The HCC’s Greek Heritage Festival project would do this by promoting the Vancouver Greek community’s established presence during the last 100 years and incorporating its rich cultural heritage spanning 2500 years of history. The project will encourage public inter-cultural and inter-racial understanding, personal enjoyment and harmony. The activities will concentrate mostly in the realm of art, history, crafts, dance, music, mythology, presentations/lectures, literature and learning about the social and cultural contributions the Greek community has made to the City of Vancouver.

Festa Italiana 
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver
An outdoor festival for the whole family! Come and enjoy the best in delicious Italian food, live music, games, children activities (including a Friends of Ferrari race!) and tons of fun for all! From 12:00pm until 5:00pm at the Centre. Note: This event was formerly known as “Market Day” or “Opening Day of Italian Week”.

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