The eighth annual Winterruption festival takes place at various locations on Granville Island Feb. 22 to 24.
This cultural festival is a music, food and arts extravaganza organized annually to break up the winter doldrums with a celebration worthy of the West Coast.
There are too many events taking place to list here, but some of the highlights including Vive Vendredi, Feb. 22, a celebration of Francophone flavours, comedy, bilingual artists and performers, and more. Street Eats and Beats under the Granville Street Bridge, the evenings of Feb. 22 and 23, features the city’s top food trucks, hot DJs and beverages for the 19 and older crowd. And don’t forget the Kids Zone, where children can enjoy many activities including mask or music making, clown around with Ben La Barouette and join Mortal Coil’s towering stilt dancers. Many of the events taking place during Winterruption are free, but for a complete schedule and tickets visit granvilleisland.com.
One of the most popular prizes from the 2012 Dart-A-Thon was the jars of home-made pickles donated by a volunteer.
This one-day fundraiser is celebrating its 34th anniversary in support of Variety: The Children’s Charity, while promising good food, good fun and good games for anyone taking part. This year the friendly competition is being held at the Royal Canadian Legion on Commercial Drive.
The entrance fee is $20, with players pided into teams of three to compete in a round-robin style of play. A raffle runs throughout the entire event with hundreds of prizes ranging from TVs and video games, to umbrellas, cakes, and yes, pickles.
The Dart-A-Thon for Variety takes place Sunday, Jan. 27 at Legion: 179, 2205 Commercial Dr. Registration is at 11 a.m. and the event
runs from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Al Carter at
604-299-5156 or the Legion at 604-253-1181.
Nourish your body, mind and soul at New Rave Productions’ 21st Annual Wellness Show, the largest trade show in Western Canada dedicated to helping everyone live a more balanced and holistic lifestyle.
The show runs Feb. 15 to 17 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building: Exhibit Hall B and C, 999 Canada Place. For tickets and information visit thewellnessshow.com.