Canada Celebrates its 150th Anniversary With Epic Drumming Celebration!

Canada celebrates its 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017!

This is a historic moment with the power of bringing people and communities together as we celebrate our heritage, values, sense of pride and belonging.

All Canadians from all walks of life including Indigenous Peoples, immigrants – early and new, people from all cultures, of all ages, are invited to participate in this once-in-a-life-time remarkable experience! This simultaneous, national drumming celebration will unite everyone to celebrate Canada’s birthday and achieve its own all Canadian world record celebration.

This drumming celebration is organized by a federal non-profit organization: The Legacy 150 Celebrations Society with the support of more than 200 community organizations across Canada

With the support from all regions, this celebration also aims to achieve a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title in Vancouver, for “Most Nationalities in a Drum Circle (single venue)”.

This free, community celebration will be held to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial and success of Canadian multiculturalism

The event will feature 3 parts:

  • Multicultural drumming performances
  • Simultaneous drumming across eight Canadian cities and five time zones
Vancouver 11am (PDT)*
Calgary, Regina 12pm (MDT)
Winnipeg 1pm (CDT)
Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal 2pm (EDT)
Halifax 3pm (ADT)

(broadcast live) on Facebook and YouTube

  • GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt to set the record for “Most Nationalities in a Drum Circle” in Vancouver (broadcast live) on Facebook and YouTube

The minimum attempt is 50 nationalities. The participants of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt are representing countries from around the world including Canada, China, Singapore, Australia, Netherlands, Mexico, Vietnam and United Kingdom and more.

Giveaways: Free rattle drums and Canada flags for the first 1500 attendees!

Event Details:

  • Saturday, July 1st
  • 10:00am to 12:30pm (simultaneous drumming at 11:00am PST)
  • Creekside Park | 1455 Quebec Street | Vancouver (beside Science World) – please use public transit
  • More event information, including the full event schedule can be found here.

Inside Vancouver Blog

Canada Celebrates its 150th Anniversary With Epic Drumming Celebration!

Canada Celebrates its 150th Anniversary With Epic Drumming Celebration!

Canada celebrates its 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017!

This is a historic moment with the power of bringing people and communities together as we celebrate our heritage, values, sense of pride and belonging.

All Canadians from all walks of life including Indigenous Peoples, immigrants – early and new, people from all cultures, of all ages, are invited to participate in this once-in-a-life-time remarkable experience! This simultaneous, national drumming celebration will unite everyone to celebrate Canada’s birthday and achieve its own all Canadian world record celebration.

This drumming celebration is organized by a federal non-profit organization: The Legacy 150 Celebrations Society with the support of more than 200 community organizations across Canada

With the support from all regions, this celebration also aims to achieve a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title in Vancouver, for “Most Nationalities in a Drum Circle (single venue)”.

This free, community celebration will be held to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial and success of Canadian multiculturalism

The event will feature 3 parts:

  • Multicultural drumming performances
  • Simultaneous drumming across eight Canadian cities and five time zones
Vancouver 11am (PDT)*
Calgary, Regina 12pm (MDT)
Winnipeg 1pm (CDT)
Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal 2pm (EDT)
Halifax 3pm (ADT)

(broadcast live) on Facebook and YouTube

  • GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt to set the record for “Most Nationalities in a Drum Circle” in Vancouver (broadcast live) on Facebook and YouTube

The minimum attempt is 50 nationalities. The participants of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt are representing countries from around the world including Canada, China, Singapore, Australia, Netherlands, Mexico, Vietnam and United Kingdom and more.

Giveaways: Free rattle drums and Canada flags for the first 1500 attendees!

Event Details:

  • Saturday, July 1st
  • 10:00am to 12:30pm (simultaneous drumming at 11:00am PST)
  • Creekside Park | 1455 Quebec Street | Vancouver (beside Science World) – please use public transit
  • More event information, including the full event schedule can be found here.

Inside Vancouver Blog

Canada Celebrates its 150th Anniversary With Epic Drumming Celebration!

Vancouver Convention Centre Opens Its Doors on Canada’s 150th Birthday!

You are invited! The Vancouver Convention Centre is hosting an Open House in its West building on July 1, Canada’s 150th Birthday.

Explore the world’s first LEED® Platinum-certified convention centre, home to the renowned TED Conference and other exciting events from around the globe. Learn about the facility’s many “unconventional” features including its marine habitat and six-acre living roof; visit the new exciting Event Expo; learn about the convention and meetings business; and participate in fun family-friendly activities.

All indoor Open House activities will run from 11 am to 6 pm in the West building (1055 Canada Pl.) on July 1.

Event Highlights

Canada’s Celebration Corner: Take advantage of a special photo opportunity with the Maple Leaf Donut Wall – with donuts baked fresh from our scratch pastry kitchen. Donuts are available for purchase with a minimum donation of $ 5. All proceeds will be donated to charity.

Event Expo: New to our Open House is a showcase of some of the exciting consumer shows and events* we host at the Convention Centre. Be sure to stop by to learn about their events, enjoy special activities, games and giveaways.

  • Anime Revolution
  • Art! Vancouver
  • BC Lions
  • Canucks Autism Network
  • Fan Expo Vancouver
  • Fertility & Adoption Expo
  • Pro AM & Expo Vancouver
  • RBC GranFondo Whistler
  • Specialty Food Expo
  • Vancouver Education & Career Fair
  • Vancouver International Travel Expo
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC

*Subject to change.

Hold the World in Your Hands: Take your photo with one of the most popular features in the facility – the one-of-a-kind suspended globe.

Sustainability Avenue: Learn about the Convention Centre’s comprehensive sustainability program while enjoying activities like our recycling game and busy bee corner. As well, learn about Canada’s largest living roof and the more than 400,000 indigenous plants and grasses from the Pacific Northwest Coastal region.

Marine Connection: Enjoy unique activities in unison with the Convention Centre’s thriving marine habitat and Ocean Wise program.

Remembering the Games: Take a journey back through the magical moments during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. See the medals and torches up close and see what it feels like to reach the top of the podium.

Cauldron Lighting: This majestic 2010 legacy will be re-lit at 12 pm to celebrate Canada’s birthday.

Brew with a View: Enjoy delicious, family-friendly fare and beautiful mountain and harbour views on the facility’s licensed Pacific Terrace, home to Douglas Coupland’s Digital Orca. Food and beverage, including ice-cold beer and cider, will be available for purchase starting at 12 pm.

Instagram Photo Contest: Share a photo of your visit to the Open House on Instagram and use #VanConventions to be entered into a draw to win great prizes.

In addition to the Open House, the Vancouver Convention Centre is a Community Partner of Canada Day at Canada Place, where an exciting line-up of events is scheduled in the Convention Centre’s East building and the Jack Poole Plaza.

Event Information:
When: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West | 1055 Canada Place Way
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE!

Inside Vancouver Blog

Vancouver Convention Centre Opens Its Doors on Canada’s 150th Birthday!

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday #OnRobson

The following article was originally published by the Robson Street Business Association.

On Saturday, July 1st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Robson Street Business Association (RSBA) is teaming up with West End Business Improvement Association (WEBIA) to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Robson Street style!

The sidewalks along Robson Street from Burrard to Denman will be filled with music, entertainment, treats, giveaways, and business promotions. Additionally, the south side of Bute, Jervis and Cardero Streets will be closed to vehicle traffic to make way for some exciting activations. VIVA Vancouver is launching 800 Bute Street as a pilot pedestrian plaza on Canada Day, which will be transformed into a colourful and fun outdoor lounge area, complete with tables, chairs, umbrellas and a piano. To kick the day off, RYU Apparel is hosting a morning kettle bell workout in the space from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

On Jervis Street, the inaugural Timber Ball Hockey Tournament (TBHT) benefiting the Britannia After School Hockey program will be taking place. From 12-4pm, local brewery teams, a Timber/Forage team, Bomber Brewing guys, and a team from B.A.S.H will face off to win the coveted TBHT trophy.  Throughout the day, Timber will feature drink specials, s’mores in the courtyard, and Chef Whittaker will be cookin’ up some delicious bison on the patio. Down on Cardero Street, WE Arts will have a large outdoor art display featuring over 10 artists and musicians and Holy Crab will also be a part of the festivities, selling their newest menu items, including lobster rolls.

photo: Vincent Lee

We’ll also be dancing to the beats of some of Vancouver’s best artists:

  • Baby C – Hip Hop & Pop
  • David Morin – Soul & R&B
  • Derek Pitts – Folk Rock & Soul
  • Joshua Minksy – French inspired
  • Karla Sax – Saxophone instrumental
    … and many more!

And what birthday celebration would be complete without cake? At 2 p.m., the RSBA and WEBIA will officially celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with the playing of our national anthem and serving maple flavoured mini cupcakes (from Cupcakes) at Bute and Cardero Streets.

Be sure to celebrate Canada Day #onRobson, everyone is invited! Stay up to date on our Facebook event page for details on retailer promotions and more!

Inside Vancouver Blog

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday #OnRobson

Vancouver Convention Centre Opens Its Doors on Canada’s 150th Birthday!

You are invited! The Vancouver Convention Centre is hosting an Open House in its West building on July 1, Canada’s 150th Birthday.

Explore the world’s first LEED® Platinum-certified convention centre, home to the renowned TED Conference and other exciting events from around the globe. Learn about the facility’s many “unconventional” features including its marine habitat and six-acre living roof; visit the new exciting Event Expo; learn about the convention and meetings business; and participate in fun family-friendly activities.

All indoor Open House activities will run from 11 am to 6 pm in the West building (1055 Canada Pl.) on July 1.

Event Highlights

Canada’s Celebration Corner: Take advantage of a special photo opportunity with the Maple Leaf Donut Wall – with donuts baked fresh from our scratch pastry kitchen. Donuts are available for purchase with a minimum donation of $ 5. All proceeds will be donated to charity.

Event Expo: New to our Open House is a showcase of some of the exciting consumer shows and events* we host at the Convention Centre. Be sure to stop by to learn about their events, enjoy special activities, games and giveaways.

  • Anime Revolution
  • Art! Vancouver
  • BC Lions
  • Canucks Autism Network
  • Fan Expo Vancouver
  • Fertility & Adoption Expo
  • Pro AM & Expo Vancouver
  • RBC GranFondo Whistler
  • Specialty Food Expo
  • Vancouver Education & Career Fair
  • Vancouver International Travel Expo
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC

*Subject to change.

Hold the World in Your Hands: Take your photo with one of the most popular features in the facility – the one-of-a-kind suspended globe.

Sustainability Avenue: Learn about the Convention Centre’s comprehensive sustainability program while enjoying activities like our recycling game and busy bee corner. As well, learn about Canada’s largest living roof and the more than 400,000 indigenous plants and grasses from the Pacific Northwest Coastal region.

Marine Connection: Enjoy unique activities in unison with the Convention Centre’s thriving marine habitat and Ocean Wise program.

Remembering the Games: Take a journey back through the magical moments during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. See the medals and torches up close and see what it feels like to reach the top of the podium.

Cauldron Lighting: This majestic 2010 legacy will be re-lit at 12 pm to celebrate Canada’s birthday.

Brew with a View: Enjoy delicious, family-friendly fare and beautiful mountain and harbour views on the facility’s licensed Pacific Terrace, home to Douglas Coupland’s Digital Orca. Food and beverage, including ice-cold beer and cider, will be available for purchase starting at 12 pm.

Instagram Photo Contest: Share a photo of your visit to the Open House on Instagram and use #VanConventions to be entered into a draw to win great prizes.

In addition to the Open House, the Vancouver Convention Centre is a Community Partner of Canada Day at Canada Place, where an exciting line-up of events is scheduled in the Convention Centre’s East building and the Jack Poole Plaza.

Event Information:
When: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West | 1055 Canada Place Way
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE!

Inside Vancouver Blog

Vancouver Convention Centre Opens Its Doors on Canada’s 150th Birthday!

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday #OnRobson

The following article was originally published by the Robson Street Business Association.

On Saturday, July 1st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Robson Street Business Association (RSBA) is teaming up with West End Business Improvement Association (WEBIA) to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Robson Street style!

The sidewalks along Robson Street from Burrard to Denman will be filled with music, entertainment, treats, giveaways, and business promotions. Additionally, the south side of Bute, Jervis and Cardero Streets will be closed to vehicle traffic to make way for some exciting activations. VIVA Vancouver is launching 800 Bute Street as a pilot pedestrian plaza on Canada Day, which will be transformed into a colourful and fun outdoor lounge area, complete with tables, chairs, umbrellas and a piano. To kick the day off, RYU Apparel is hosting a morning kettle bell workout in the space from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

On Jervis Street, the inaugural Timber Ball Hockey Tournament (TBHT) benefiting the Britannia After School Hockey program will be taking place. From 12-4pm, local brewery teams, a Timber/Forage team, Bomber Brewing guys, and a team from B.A.S.H will face off to win the coveted TBHT trophy.  Throughout the day, Timber will feature drink specials, s’mores in the courtyard, and Chef Whittaker will be cookin’ up some delicious bison on the patio. Down on Cardero Street, WE Arts will have a large outdoor art display featuring over 10 artists and musicians and Holy Crab will also be a part of the festivities, selling their newest menu items, including lobster rolls.

photo: Vincent Lee

We’ll also be dancing to the beats of some of Vancouver’s best artists:

  • Baby C – Hip Hop & Pop
  • David Morin – Soul & R&B
  • Derek Pitts – Folk Rock & Soul
  • Joshua Minksy – French inspired
  • Karla Sax – Saxophone instrumental
    … and many more!

And what birthday celebration would be complete without cake? At 2 p.m., the RSBA and WEBIA will officially celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with the playing of our national anthem and serving maple flavoured mini cupcakes (from Cupcakes) at Bute and Cardero Streets.

Be sure to celebrate Canada Day #onRobson, everyone is invited! Stay up to date on our Facebook event page for details on retailer promotions and more!

Inside Vancouver Blog

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday #OnRobson

This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver – June 23, 2017

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Watching the sunrise from the @vancouverlookout above the sleepy city below ✌🏼📷 // Photo: @carlblanchet

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Summer has arrived in Vancouver ☀️🏐☀️ // Photo: @icalderonphoto

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Car Free Day Main St

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This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver – June 23, 2017