What do you get when you combine firefighters, a soap-opera star and the DJ from the Ellen DeGeneres Show?
The Spring West Coast Women’s Show at the PNE Forum, of course.
DJ Tony Okungbowa will spin tunes for the Main Stage Fashion Show Saturday March 2 but there are events taking place all weekend, including an opportunity to get close to The Young and the Restless heartthrob Joshua Morrow, who plays bad boy Nicholas Newman on the show. Morrow will take to the Main Stage Sunday March 3 to answer questions from the audience and dish the dirt on the latest Y&R gossip.
No women’s show would be complete without the 2013 Hall of Flame firefighters, who will heat up the catwalk in the Firefighters Fashion Show, March 1 at 7:15 p.m. Friday is also Girls’ Night Out! Martini Night with proceeds from calendar sales supporting the Firefighters Charitable Foundation and other selected charities.
In addition to the action on stage, visitors to the Women’s Show can check out trends in health and wellness, fashion, food, organics, careers and interior design. The show runs March 1 through 3 at the PNE Forum. For more information and a complete schedule, visit westcoastwomen.net.
City hall is opening its doors this Saturday, Feb. 23, for Open Data Day, an event bringing together app developers, designers, city staff, “policy wonks” and interested citizens to examine, analyze and explore applications for open data in Vancouver.
Vancouver was one of the first cities in North America with an open data policy and recently expanded upon it with the new Online Rental Standards Database. Other releases in Vancouver’s Open Data catalogue include 311 contact centre data, weekend playing field status, animal control data, street tree locations and more. Saturday’s Open Data event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. City staff will be available to review examples of data the city has already made available, share stories of how it’s being used and respond to questions and suggestions about how to use information and data in innovative applications.
Registration is free and open at vodd2013.eventbrite.ca. For more information on Open Data, visit vancouver.ca/data.
First Nations carver Jaalen Edenshaw will be at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC working on the Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole, March 5 at 7 p.m.
The public is invited to stop by the museum to learn the story of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, which is being carved into an ancient red cedar to help celebrate the relationship between the Haida Nation and the federal government.
On Aug. 15, the nearly 13-metre work of art will be the first pole raised in the remote protected area in more than 130 years and will mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Gwaii Haanas Agreement. Tickets are $9. For more information visit pc.gc.ca/gwaiihaana.