Mexico Fest runs across the city Sept. 5 to 14 and there are events taking place each day celebrating Latin culture, art, food and music.
You’ll find all that and more at a free trade show at the Vancouver Convention Centre Sept. 7 from noon to 9 p.m. Mexico Fest began in 2008 as a celebration of the anniversary of Mexico’s Independence and has grown into the most important festival to be hosted by the Consulate of Mexico in B.C. Due to growing interest the festival has attracted in Vancouver, the event has grown into an opportunity to feature some of that country’s most popular tourist spots and a way to bring about a greater understanding of Mexico.
The theme of last year’s Luxury SuperCar and Shaughnessy Concours d‘Elegance event at VanDusen Botanical Garden was James Bond.
This year the show celebrates the 50th anniversaries of Lamborghini and the Porsche 911 and the 60th anniversary of the Corvette.
The show runs Sept. 7-8 on the Grand Lawn of VanDusen, located on West 37th Avenue at Oak, with collections including new, concept, vintage and electric cars, as well as Ferrari, Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, McLaren, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Masetrati, Bentley, Alfa Romero, Lexus, Lincoln, Cadillac and Tesla models. Other displays include traditional hot rods from the 1930s, military vehicles and a hand-picked selection of 1960s and 1970s Mopar muscle cars.
Other highlights of the day include fashion shows, Italian food pavilion, Great Gatsby picnic site, Wines of Italy pavilion, luxury travel tent, luxury boat display and the best of class Concours Awards. For more information and tickets visit luxurysupercar.com.
A walk to raise critical awareness about melanoma and other skin cancer takes place Sept. 14 at various cities across Canada.
In Vancouver, the Save Your Skin’s National Walk to Remember begins at Kits Beach at 5 p.m. Each walk is five-kilometres long and starts at 5 p.m., a time of day with typically lower UV exposure. Besides promoting the cause, the goal is to bring community members together to share experiences and remember loved ones who lost their battle to melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. For more information visit saveyourskin.ca. Updates will be posted regularly.
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The Lise Watier Foundation is helping support two Vancouver non-profit groups through an initiative that sees 100 per cent of profits from the sale of its Rose Tendresse lipstick and Sparkle of Hope Gloss to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, which has a goal to help 1,500 low‑income women across Canada. Through a financial commitment of more than $300,000 over three years, the Lise Watier Foundation will help fund 17 programs across Canada, including Tradeworks Custom Products Society in Vancouver, which hires women struggling to find a job. Through the program, low-income women learn woodworking skills in a supportive, woman-positive environment. Along the way, they also learn valuable workplace skills and build self-confidence. The foundation is also helping the Kettle Friendship Society’s sewing group run by the Common Thread cooperative. The funds from Lise Watier will help develop a training program for women who are new to sewing.
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