Vancouver International Boat Show sets sail at B.C. Place from Feb. 7 to 11.
The weekend also includes free Discover Boating boat rides at Granville Island, the Kids' Zone, SailFest offering information on the latest sailboats, gear and destinations, and answers on anything you need to know about getting started as a boat owner.
For a complete schedule, more information and tickets visit VancouverBoatShow.ca.
- Passages to Canada workshop calls on Vancouverites to share their stories of diversity, Jan. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Metro Vancouver YWCA, 535 Hornby St.
The Historica-Dominion Institute's Passages to Canada Speakers Bureau, along with the Vancouver Mokuyokai Society, invite Vancouver's diverse communities to a unique free workshop on creating and sharing personal stories of identity.
Immigration lawyer Emma Andrews will share her story of immigrating to Vancouver to escape civil war in Honduras, while South Asian historian Naveen Girn will discuss his experience bridging the gap between his family's heritage and his Canadian upbringing.
Participants will learn how to identify key moments in their own lives and tell their stories in compelling ways that promote understanding and diversity.
The bureau is a national initiative through which Canadians share stories of their cultural diversity and brings together local leaders who are actively engaged in promoting understanding and celebrating differences in Vancouver. The Historica-Dominion Institute is the largest charitable organization dedicated to Canadian history, identity and citizenship. Its mandate is to build active and informed citizens through a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history, heritage and stories of Canada. Visit passagestocanadaarchive.com for more information.
Vote for your favourite food truck at the Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium every Saturday now through April 27.
The winner of the people's choice award will be chosen to join the market this summer. So for the month of February, market shoppers can check out even more food trucks, with a dozen regulars including Pig on the Street, Eli's Serious Sausage and Taser Grilled Cheese, as well as new recruits Ze Bites, Slavic Rolls, JJ's Trucketeria, Old Country Perogi and Feasto (The Rolling Bistro).
The farmers market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Nat Bailey, 4601 Ontario St. For more information, visit eatlocal.org.
Ever dream of giving it all up and circling the globe by sailboat?
The Vancouver Maritime Museum continues its Ocean Cruising Adventure speaker series, the Bucket List Seafarer, with A Vancouver Island Circumnavigation, Feb. 1, with tips from Steve and Tracy Dolling on how to fit out a coastal cruiser for an extended cruise on an often unforgiving coast.
Other events in the series include: Summer Cruise to Southeast Alaska on Feb. 8, and The Long Beat Home: Brisbane to Victoria on Feb. 15. For more information and complete schedule visit vancouvermaritimemuseum.com. The museum is located at 1905 Ogden Ave. in Vanier Park.
-The History Education Network is hosting an evening of talk and discussion, Approaching the Past, Vancouver: Our Diverse Heritage, Feb. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St. This is a free event for educators in schools, museums and heritage programs, as well as the general public. For more information visit thenhier.ca. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-822-6915.