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Take a look at some of the events happening in and around Vancouver!

Midsummer’s Eve

Thu, Jun 20

Shaughnessy Restaurant, 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1, Canada map

Midsummer’s Eveis Diabetes Canada BC & Yukon’s signature annual fundraising event. Thisstunning cocktail soirée presented as an evening of story-telling featuring awell-curated auction and mystical entertainment has become a leading event inVancouver’s social scene. A celebration hosted around the summer solstice,Midsummer’s Eve is set to be a truly magical evening!

Join us onThursday, June 20, 6pm – 9pm at Shaughnessy Restaurant at VanDusen Garden.Funds raised will benefit children & youth living with type 1 diabetes,specifically, by helping send children to our very own Camp Kakhamela – aninspiring camp on the Sunshine Coast. Campers are exposed to full range of campactivities and experiences whilst receiving individualized attention to developnew skills for managing their type 1 diabetes. All this learning happens in asafe, nurturing and empowering environment; supported by an exceptional team ofmedical staff, volunteers and counsellors.

Spend amystical evening with us and create a magical week at camp for children withtype 1 diabetes!

For more information, to purchase tickets,donate an auction experience, or share your story, reach out to Kirstie.McRae@diabetes.ca or604.732.2311.

Perspectives on the Solstice

Fri, Jun 21

Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9, Canada map

Summer Solstice is a significant day for many cultures worldwide, and for the planet itself! Come celebrate and learn about solstice with a 19+ summer kick-off party at the Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

In honour of the longest day of the year, these two organizations will open the doors of their unique building for an engaging partnership event filled with activities, lectures, traditional storytelling, Star Theatre shows, exhibitions, drinks, games, music, food and so much more.

First Nations knowledge holders Woody Morrison and Latash Nahanee will perform Solstice themed storytelling. Participants will learn how the Haida and Squamish approach and celebrate Solstice on this day, one that is now recognized as National Indigenous Peoples Day. Knowledge holders will be joined by Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk, Professor at the UBC Faculty of Forestry and Keely Langford, Park Interpreter at Metro Vancouver Parks to animate biological interpretations of Solstice and seasonal change in our city.

Grab a drink, wander through MOV feature exhibitions, drift into the Space Centre where you will learn more about why our planet has seasons, how seasons affect other planets in the solar system, and how we will search for life on other worlds in the galaxy.

Feature Planetarium Show
Solstices in the Solar System: HRMSC Astronomer Kat Kelly will take you on a visual journey through with a cosmic perspective on solstices and seasons through the solar system, and what that may tell us in our search for life in the universe.

Demonstrations on how we find exoplanets, their orbits, seasons, solstices, and which of these might be suitable for life will be shown at GroundStation Canada and the Cosmic Courtyard will be animated with art stations and interactive displays.

Your ticket includes admission to all this plus access to the special Solstice Planetarium show and all MOV exhibitions, and that’s not all! This 19+ event features music, a cash bar, and delicious on-site food truck options, like Roasted Revolution, Taste of Heaven, and East Van’s very own Cannoli King. Be sure not miss out on this memorable premiere event celebrating the start of Summer!

Date: Friday, June 21, 2019

Time: 7:00pm to 12:00am

TICKETS: $25 early bird tickets until June 7th, regular $30.
Choose between either the 7:00pm, 8:30pm or 10:00pm planetarium show when purchasing your tickets.

Tickets available online through Eventbrite until 12:00pm on June 21st, and at the door.

This is a 19+ event. All attendees will be required to provide photo ID upon entry.

The Elixir of Love

Fri, Jun 21 - Sun, Jun 23

Surrey Art Gallery & Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 3L1, Canada map

The Elixir of Love is an opera written by Gaetano Donizetti, traditionally set in France and sung in Italian, BUT as a tribute to the cultural diversity of the city of Surrey, Young People’s Opera Society has opted to set the opera in India, on a farming estate in Punjab. The production is resplendent with colorful costumes and sets and fused with Indian musical elements and dance in various parts of the opera! In collaboration with U Create Art Productions and Sudnya Dance Academy, Seva Thrift Store Society and Nanak Foods, what more could you ask for? Oh wait! Its also a comedy! This amusing story is about Nemorina, who is in love with the beautiful and intelligent landowner, Adina. She spurns his love, and in desperation, Nemorino seeks a magic love potion from the self professed doctor, Dulcamara, who sells him a cheap bottle of bordeaux, claiming it is the famed elixir. What ensues is sheer hilarity while the whole estate gets in on the fun! Sung in English. Four performances. Friday June 21, 7 PM – Gala Opening with Indian desserts served at intermission, Saturday June 22, 3 PM and 7 PM, and Sunday June 23, 2 PM (please note the earlier matinee time). All performances at the Surrey Arts Centre Studio Theatre 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey. For ticket information see https://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/26761.aspx

Teddy Bear Picnic

Sat, Jun 22

St. Andrew's Park, 211 11th St E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 2G7, Canada map

Grab your favouriteteddy bear and join in the fun! St. Andrew’s United Church invites the publicto attend its annual Teddy Bear Picnic on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:30 am – 2pm, rain or shine, at St. Andrew’s Park .The event is free and features a varietyof entertainment for everyone including Music with Marnie, clowns Dilly &Donna, face-painting by Looking Glass face painters, Jump for Joy bouncycastle, and the ever popular Teddy Bear Clinic, Teddy Bear cookie decorating,arts and crafts, storytelling, concession stand, and much more! Everyonewelcome! Info: 604-985-0408 / events@st-andrews-united.ca/ https://st-andrews-united.ca/community/teddy-bear-picnic/

The Roots

Fri, Jun 28

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6, Canada map

The legendary GRAMMYAward-winning Roots crew is one of the best-known and most respected hip-hopacts in the business. Prolific and progressive, they were named one of thegreatest live bands around by Rolling Stone and serve as the official houseband on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Forsaking usual hip-hopprotocol, they are endlessly creative, whether with their own material orthrough numerous collaborations.

The Roots Picnic, a yearly star-studded mix of musicians, has become acelebrated institution, and most recently, they are working on live-action andanimated children’s series in partnership with Amazon.

They’ve gone platinum, they’ve gone gold, and they bring the house down everytime.

Canada Day at Canada Place

Mon, Jul 1

Port of Vancouver, 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4, Canada map

Canada Day at Canada Place has been western Canada’s premier Canada Day event for over 30 years, bringing communities together to share our diversity. 
This award-winning event, presented by the Port of Vancouver, is the largest Canada Day celebration outside our nation’s capital.  Date: July 1  Location: Canada Place and surrounding city streets   
2019 Event highlights 
Daytime event featuring performances by DiRTY RADiO, Blonde Diamond, Bitterly Divine, Marieme and many more 
Main stage headliner performance by Delhi 2 Dublin 
Citizenship Ceremony welcoming 60 new Canadians 
Coast Capital Savings Youth Zone 
Canadian Forces Zone with incredible displays and interactive exhibits 
Innovation Zone  Kids’ Zone  Picnic Plaza with picnic tables and family-friendly activities 
Food trucks 
Fireworks Show 
Canada Day at Canada Place is the best way to celebrate our nation’s birthday!  

For more information:
https://www.canadaplace.ca/events/canada-day/ 

31st Annual Dancing on the Edge Festival

Thu, Jul 4 - Sat, Jul 13

Firehall Arts Centre, SFU Woodward’s, and other site-specific work at various locations map

The 31stAnnual Dancing on the Edge Festival is Canada’s longest running festival of contemporary dance featuring over 30 performances from more than 20 companies and innovative choreographers from across Canada and around the world. The 2019 EDGE brings dance in all shapes and forms to Vancouver audiences in full and mixed programs as well as site-specific works.

For more information:
dancingontheedge.org
@DOTEFestival
https://www.facebook.com/DOTEFestival

Carnaval Del Sol

Sat, Jul 6 - Sun, Jul 7

Concord Pacific Place, 88 Pacific Blvd map

Carnaval de Sol is the biggest Latin festival in the Pacific Northwest. The festival recreates the atmosphere of a vibrant city plaza in Latin America and it will bring together more than 450 artists from different Latin American countries. Carnaval del Sol celebrates the closure of Latin American Week.

For more information:
www.carnavaldelsol.com

The Nations Cup Multicultural Soccer Tournament (40thAnnual)

Fri, Jul 12 - Sun, Jul 14

Hugh Boyd Soccer Fields, 4038 Francis Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 1J9, Canada map

July 12th through 14th, The Nations Cup Soccer Society presents The 40th Annual Nations Cup Soccer Tournament. Recognized by players and spectators alike as Western Canada’s foremost amateur men’s and women’s soccer tournament, this unique soccer event groups players based on their ethnic backgrounds and countries of origin to create an exciting “World Cup” type atmosphere, right here in the lower mainland. – 64 Teams, representing over 20 countries – Over 1,200 participants (ages 16 to 60) – A vibrant ethnic FOOD COURT – A lively “pitch-side” BEER GARDEN – Filled with the colourful sights and sounds of our community’s cultural diversity

Full details, including schedule of game and times, can be found at www.thenationscup.com

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