There are a limited number of seats available to Vancouverites interested in watching the upcoming Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Regimental Sergeant Major’s Appointment Parade, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Jericho Garrison, 4050 West Fourth Ave.
A reception will follow the parade, which is just one of the events taking place during Army Reserve Recognition Week on now through Oct. 5.
The parade marks the change of the Regimental Sergeant Major’s Appointment of Chief Warrant Officer C.P. Gormely to Chief Warrant Officer J. O’Connor. Guests are asked to be seated in the drill hall by 8:45 p.m. Respond with an RSVP to
Feast of Fourth is a foodie celebration of dining, food and drink at participating restaurants on now through Oct. 13 in and around West Fourth Avenue.
There are events taking place each day, but a highlight is Tasting Plates Vancouver — West 4th Edition, Sunday Oct. 6 from 4 to 9 p.m., organized by Vancouver Foodster, also known as Richard Wolak.
Participating restaurants, including O5 Rare Tea Bar, Romer’s Burger Bar, Guanaco Food Truck, Las Margaritas and Jackson’s Meats and Deli Butcher Shop, will showcase their food and chefs by providing small plates for sampling. The roving tour brings guests to the participating venues via moped, bike, car, on foot, rollerskates, skateboard or by carpool. For more information, visit tastingplatesyvr.com or shopwest4th.com.
Movies for Mommies is teaming up with UsedVancouver.com for a Halloween movie and free costume swap Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Dunbar Theatre, 4555 Dunbar St.
Everyone is invited to bring a costume from home and swap it for a new-to-you one. Costumes are all free. The swap starts at 9 a.m. and the movie Hotel Transylvania starts at 10 a.m. Arrive early to swap and make a Halloween craft with Craft Caravan. No costume to swap, no problem. The kids can still join the fun. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the cost is $5 for three-years old and up with proceeds to benefit Basics for Babies. For more information search, “Family Halloween Movie and Free Costume Swap” on Facebook.
The B.C. Schizophrenia Society is offering a free education program with a focus on mental health and families.
The Strengthening Families Together Education Program is a free 10-session program during which participants will learn about varying types of mental illness, treatment, support and recovery, as well as how to cope with and support a family member with mental illness, problem solving, communication or self-care skills and how to navigate the mental health system. Visit bcss.org/strengtheningfamilies for a program outline. The next Vancouver program begins Oct. 7.
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