Cirque du Soleil returns to Vancouver with LUZIA: A Waking Dream of Mexico @ Concord Pacific Place
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 29 @ 7:00 pm
Cirque du Soleil returns to Vancouver with LUZIA: A Waking Dream of Mexico @ Concord Pacific Place

Cirque du Soleil is coming to Vancouver with its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. For the very first time in BC, audiences are invited now thru December 29.

Due to popular demand, Cirque du Soleil is excited to be adding performances thru December 29th to the previously-announced Vancouver engagement of its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico.  Audiences are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at Concord Pacific Place to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality.

In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey through a vibrant world filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production.


With mesmerizing and refreshing acrobatic performances, LUZIA brings traditional and contemporary circus disciplines to a whole new level. Cyr Wheel artists perform the unprecedented feat of rolling and spinning under the rain, while an aerialist suspended from a Trapeze flies and twirls through pouring showers. Hoop Diving is taken onto gigantic treadmills, expanding exponentially the speed and amount of daring leaps executed. Jaw-dropping highlights include a male contortionist skillfully twisting his body in the world’s most unimaginable positions, a powerful Aerial Straps specialist defying the laws of gravity at the center of a cenote (natural sinkhole), a juggler tossing seven pins at breakneck speed, and two football (soccer) freestylers deftly mixing street dance with mind-blowing ball manipulation.

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Shift into Winter
Oct 21 2019 – Mar 15 2020 all-day

Time to Shift into Winter with Mainroad Lower Mainland Contracting and Kal Tire!

As a member of the Winter Driving Safety Alliance that spearheads this campaign, Mainroad encourages you and your families, friends and colleagues to prepare your vehicles and yourselves for the upcoming season. Whether you are facing rain, fog, snow or ice, winter conditions such as colder temperatures, reduced visibility and fewer daylight hours can present serious hazards for all drivers.

Here are a few simple steps to keep you safe this winter:

Prepare Your Vehicle

  • Install a set of four matched winter tires (three-peaked mountain and snowflake, or mud and snow) with at least 3.5 mm of tread depth. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Get them on now before the inclement weather hits as they provide better traction and control in the rain, snow, slush and icy conditions.
  • Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle.
  • Every year, give your vehicle a pre-season maintenance check-up.


Prepare Yourself

Know how to drive for the conditions before you get behind the wheel. Even the most experienced drivers can’t predict how their vehicle will react in rain, snow or on ice.

  • Slow down to match road conditions. The posted speed limit is the maximum speed under ideal driving conditions.
  • Maintain a safe following distance. Look ahead and keep at least four seconds of distance between you and the vehicle in front.
  • Know how to brake safely and get out of a skid.


Don’t go.

  • If possible, postpone your plans and avoid driving when road and weather conditions are bad.


Know before you go. If you have to travel:

  • Check weather warnings and road conditions at
  • Give yourself extra time to get to your destination.
  • Select the safest route. Stick to roads that have been plowed and salted, and avoid driving on steep hills.
  • Tell someone where you’re going and when you expect to arrive.
  • If you get stuck, stay with your vehicle.


For more information on what you can do to stay safe when driving this winter, visit 


Courage To Come Back: Call for Nominations
Nov 12 2019 @ 12:01 am – Jan 30 2020 @ 11:59 pm

NEWS 1130 is proud to be the exclusive radio partner of The Courage To Come Back Awards.  

First held in Vancouver in 1999, the Courage To Come Back Awards were born out of our firsthand experience of the human spirit’s inspiring capacity to overcome adversity and our wish to celebrate British Columbians who have found the courage to come back.

The Courage To Come Back Awards are given in five categories:
– Mental Health
– Addiction
– Medical
– Physical Rehabilitation
– Youth


Courage To Come Back Award recipients will be recognized at a Gala Celebration on May 7th, 2020 where their stories will be told and accomplishments honoured.

Chaired by Lorne Segal, O.B.C., D.Litt. (Hon.), LLD. (Hon.), President of Kingswood Properties Ltd., the Courage To Come Back Awards gala has become Coast’s most important fundraiser.

Nominations Close on January 30, 2020.

Gala & Awards Event is held on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Centre

Cocktail Reception 5:15pm

Event Begins 6:00PM





Lights of Hope @ St. Paul's Hospital
Nov 14 2019 – Jan 12 2020 all-day

Lights of Hope, St. Paul’s Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign for our hospitals’ and residences’ greatest needs, returns this holiday season.

Join thousands of British Columbians on Thursday, November 14th to experience the 2019 Lights of Hope community celebration at St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver.
Enjoy live entertainment, warm up with some grub from local food trucks, and stay for the celebratory fireworks starting at 6:30 as the light display switches on for the first time this year. There will also be an opportunity to light a star yourself with our new Living Light.

The Living Light is an interactive art piece that shines brightly when you donate, and fades when it goes too long without support. Choose a donation amount and tap your contactless card to donate and help keep hope alive for the patients of St. Paul’s.

We hope you can join us for the celebration!

This holiday season, give hope. Donate today at

Windows of Hope @ Richmond Auto Mall
Nov 20 2019 – Jan 3 2020 all-day
Windows of Hope @ Richmond Auto Mall

NEWS 1130 is proud to sponsor the 16th Annual Windows of Hope event presented by the Richmond Auto Mall. On November 20th, 14 Richmond Auto Mall dealerships will come together with community-minded businesses and over 250 volunteers to paint 24 unique holiday windows. The event benefits The Richmond Christmas Fund to distribute grocery vouchers and special holiday gifts to Richmond families in need. Last year’s fundraising total was $37,000! The windows will be on display at Richmond Auto Mall until January 3, 2020.



Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge
Nov 22 2019 @ 11:00 am – Jan 26 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Celebrate Canyon Lights, A Winter Lights Festival now thru January 26!

Hours: Park is open from 11am – 9pm daily (except Christmas Day); Holiday activities begin at 4pm.

Capilano Suspension Bridge’s annual holiday tradition Canyon Lights is a must-see event for all ages. Re-capture the holiday feeling and be amazed by thousands of lights twinkling across the Suspension Bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk and throughout the park. You will also see the world’s tallest living Christmas tree – 153 feet tall and still growing!

Canyon Lights includes: admission to the park, a Snowy Owl Prowl, gingerbread cookie decorating (by donation) and sing-a-long carols with the holiday band.

Canyon Lights donates partial proceeds from admissions to the BC Professionals Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, supporting fire and burn education in BC schools.

Celebrate 100 Years of the Vancouver Polar Bear Swim @ English Bay in Vancouver, BC
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Celebrate 100 Years of the Vancouver Polar Bear Swim @ English Bay in Vancouver, BC

Take the plunge at the 100th anniversary of the Vancouver Polar Bear Swim presented in part by NEWS 1130.

The Vancouver Park Board is planning to celebrate this centennial anniversary with live music, roving performers, food trucks, live ice carving and much more.

To ENSURE you receive the “Official Centennial Participation Certificate” please pre-register HERE 

The 100 Year Celebration event runs from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. The Polar Bear swim happens @ 2:30pm.

Take an invigorating dip in English Bay to celebrate 100 years of this annual New Year’s Day event.   Whether you decide to take the plunge or you just want to cheer on the polar bears, it’s surely the best way to start off the year.




Cupid is sharpening their arrow and aiming for Like – Love – Lust
Jan 13 @ 12:00 am – Feb 9 @ 11:59 pm

Just in time for Valentine’s Day NEWS 1130 is proud to partner with A Loving Spoonful to bring you CandyGrams 2020!

Don’t delay. Purchase your official 2020 CandyGram HERE.

CandyGrams can be sent to your: husband, wife, friends, brother, sister, co-worker, teacher, boyfriend, girlfriend or crush… the possibilities are endless. Be anonymous or tell them who you are, it’s up to you!

Important CandyGram DATES for 2020
On Sale: Monday January 13th
East Coast (*) Order Deadline: February 5th
West Coast (**) Order Deadline:  February 6th
Metro Vancouver Deadline: February 9th

(*) For Mailing Purposes we categorize East Coast as:  SK, MB, ON, QC, NS, NB, NL, PEI, YT, NU, NT
(**) For Mailing Purposes we categorize West Coast as: AB and BC outside of Metro Vancouver.

Order your special Valentine’s Candygram today. Pay online and we’ll mail it for you anywhere in Canada. It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

  • Start your Candygram(s) order
  • Pick one of 150 creative and fun Valentine’s messages
  • Order now, we’ll mail it for you anywhere in Canada

* We aim to have all CandyGram orders delivered before or on Valentine’s Day

Each CandyGram includes:

  • A specially designed Valentine’s Day gift pouch (that is re-usable!)
  • Two delicious 3D Heart gummies by Spoonful’s Candy Creations and more!
  • Postage for anywhere in Canada using Canada Post

All funds generated by CandyGrams will be used to provide meals for men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS.

Each CandyGram purchased means 2 meals can be provided for individuals and families in need, and all additional donations made with CandyGram purchases will be used to purchase meals, produce, milk, yogurt, juice and bread for people in need.

Next year, with your help, we hope to provide 8,000 meals to people living with illness!

AME’s Discovery Day 2020 @ Vancouver Convention Centre East
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
AME’s Discovery Day 2020 @ Vancouver Convention Centre East

A free family event, AME’s Discovery Day is packed with exhibitors and displays that will educate visitors about geology and innovations in the mineral exploration industry. Everyone is invited to experience the intrigue and excitement of mineral exploration in B.C. with interactive and educational displays that will engage both adults and children alike. Don’t miss the chance to learn about the importance of minerals and metals in our everyday lives at this free event.

AME Roundup 2020: Lens on Discovery @ Vancouver Convention Centre East
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm
AME Roundup 2020: Lens on Discovery @ Vancouver Convention Centre East

Join us at the 2020 AME Mineral Exploration Roundup, one of the world’s premiere technical mining exploration conferences. Hosted by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME), the 37th annual conference brings together industry professionals, prospectors, geologists, investors, suppliers, academics, and government to share their latest findings, stories, successes, and innovative ideas for the future of mineral exploration in B.C. and beyond.

With the theme ‘Lens on Discovery’ and an eye on the newest trends and opportunities, the 2020 Roundup conference will explore the technical highlights and successes in mineral exploration, including topics such as new geoscience initiatives, social innovation in mineral exploration, and emerging technologies. Additionally, the Gathering Place session at Roundup is a leader in showcasing Indigenous content and promoting meaningful engagement with Indigenous groups.