This weekend marks Vancouver’s Pride parade and celebration.
2019 is a big year, because it’s the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in San Francisco, which started the original Pride protest/celebration movement, and was pivotal in bringing LGBTQ rights to the forefront.
Vancouver celebrates Pride on Sunday, August 4, and there will be road closures nearby that may affect local traffic.
The Parade starts at noon on Robson St, then makes it way down Robson, along Denman, and finally up Beach Avenue to Sunset Beach.
For full road closures, click here.
For more info, check vancouverpride.ca
It’s officially those lazy, hazy days of summer!
Hope you are all making the most of it.
The kids are out of school and before they get underfoot and start yelling “I’m bored!!” here is a great list of some free and low-cost things to do this summer.
Our favourite thing to do in the summer is to ride our bikes over to Second Beach Pool. If you pack a lunch, this costs the princely sum of $6 for pool admission, which is a pretty great deal.
Join us for a summer rooftop party!
It’s going to be a casual, laid-back affair for adults only. Come and hang out and share some good cheer in the best party spot there is.
Saturday, July 6, 8-10 pm
Rooftop B Bldg
Bring a snack to share
Hosted by the social committee–see you there!
Monday is Canada Day, and, as ever, we have the best seat in the house for the fireworks!
The easiest and closest Canada Day celebration is of course, taking place at Canada Place. There will be food trucks, entertainment, and concerts, including Delhi 2 Dublin, and culminating in Fireworks at 10:30 pm.
If you want to venture further afield, check out these other Canada Day celebrations:
20 Canada Day Celebrations happening around the Lower Mainland
For the second year in a row, the VSO will present a free concert at Second Beach for all to enjoy.
The night’s program includes:
- O Canada
Lohengrin, Prelude to Act III
Night on Bald Mountain
Allegretto from Symphony No.7
- John Williams
Adventures on Earth (from E.T.)
Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Selections from West Side Story
Admission is free, and there will be food trucks available for snacks, or bring your own, along with a blanket or low chairs so as not obstruct the view of those behind you.
More info: https://www.vancouversymphony.ca/event/symphony-at-sunset/
In addition to Stanley Park, there will also be free movie screenings at Canada Place.
Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place happens Thursday nights throughout the summer on the far north end of the Canada Place, running from July 11 to Aug 29.
Here is the 2019 schedule:
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, snacks will be available for purchase.