Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – Dec 3 @ 11:00 am

Team Diabetes



You know NEWS 1130 Evening Anchor Tim James, right? He’s one half of the Pronunciation Pickle Panel weeknights on NEWS 1130. This year, Tim is putting his running shoes to good use, by raising money for diabetes research in Canada with Team Diabetes. Tim will be running The Reggae Marathon in Jamaica this December to raise funds. Team Diabetes participants help lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with the illness live healthy lives while the CDA works to find a cure.

You can take part too – either by running the Reggae marathon or donating to Tim’s Campaign!

If you would like to run the Reggae Marathon this December click here

If you would like to donate to Tim James’ Campaign click here

Science World @ Science World
Apr 11 – Dec 31 all-day

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Science World provides spectacular shows and engaging activities for all ages. It includes hundreds of interactive exhibits in five galleries, exhibitions, live shows, children’s camps, parties and much more!

Playland @ Playland
May 7 @ 10:00 am – Sep 18 @ 11:00 pm



Playland is open May 7 – September 18!

Make sure you’re prepared for the season by purchasing a PlayPass online or at retailers*, and save up to $5 compared to purchasing at the gate. A Playland PlayPass gives you access to over 30 rides and attractions, including Canada’s most extreme pendulum ride, The Beast!


Top Secret: License To Spy @ Science World
May 7 @ 10:00 am – Sep 5 @ 9:00 pm



A new feature exhibition at Science World: Jump into the role of a secret agent to uncover facts, investigate leads and capture crooks. Based on a James Bond-style fantasy of exotic locations, high-tech equipment and, of course, a mystery to solve, Top Secret: License to Spy focuses on the science and technology of spying and espionage. May 7–September 5, 2016

In Top Secret: License to Spy the visitor becomes a secret agent, uncovering facts and investigating leads to determine which of the suspects presented, if any, can be implicated in a crime.

Created by the renowned Scitech in Perth, Australia, and based around a James Bond-style fantasy of exotic locations, high-tech equipment and, of course, a mystery to solve, Top Secret: License to Spy focuses on the science and technology of spying and espionage.

On arrival at the exhibition, the visitor is presented with a scenario and six suspects. Armed with a Spy File, the visitor is challenged with gathering intelligence from selected exhibits to uncover information on the suspects, leading them on a journey of discovery into the secret world of spies.

Top Secret: License to Spy consists of 21 interactive science exhibits, including spy satellites, hidden cameras, night vision, sound beams, code breaking and more to piece together the clues and solve the mystery.

Top Secret: License to Spy caters to a wide audience and encourages families and students to collaborate to piece together the clues and fulfill the mission. Older children and teenagers will especially enjoy the challenge of working through the entire exhibition while younger children can also benefit from stand-alone interactive exhibits such as the Laser Maze and Photo Disguise.

PNE Prize Home Lottery @ Playland/PNE
May 16 @ 12:00 am – Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm

BC’s most affordable home lottery is back!

This year’s Grand Prize Package features one of our biggest Prize Homes, with a West Coast modern design. Perched on the Naramata Bench, it will be relocated to a breathtaking lake view property.



·         West Coast modern, ENERGY STAR® qualified home by Freeport Industries

·         A breathtaking lake view in the Okanagan’s Naramata Benchlands

·         Stylish indoor furniture from Lane Home Furnishings, a division of Yaletown Interiors

·         KitchenAid, Jenn-Air and Whirlpool appliances supplied by Coast Appliances

·         Hot tub and sauna from Coast Spas Lifestyles

·         Wine campus experience from Okanagan Crush Pad

·         Napoleon BBQ from The BBQ

Be one of the first to view this year’s home before The Fair at the PNE!
Prize Home Preview Weekend Dates: July 15-17, 24, 31 and August 7, 10am-4pm
Location: 2901 E. Hastings St. (Free parking and entry at Gate 2 off Renfrew St.)

All tickets are entered into the Grand Prize draw, Audi TTS Coupé draw, Trev Deeley Harley-Davidson® Package draw, 10 cars or cash draws and all five additional vacation draws!

Plus you can win:

A 2016 Audi TTS Coupé
A Trev Deeley Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle Package
10 Cars or Cash!

5 luxurious beachfront vacations:

Varadero, Cuba staying at Melia Marina Varadero Hotel

Varadero, Cuba staying at Iberostar Playa Alameda Star Class

Riviera Maya, Mexico staying at Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perl

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic staying at Paradisus Punta Cana Resort

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic staying at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

3 European Early Bird Trips:

Early Bird 1- London, England staying at Ibis London Earls Court

Early Bird 2- Rome, Italy staying at Hotel de Petris PLUS $5,000 cash

Early Bird 3- Paris, France staying at Hotel Le Littre PLUS $10,000 cash

Royal BC Museum: Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age @ Royal BC Museum
Jun 3 – Dec 31 all-day




Victoria’s Royal BC Museum presents Mammoths! Giants of the Ice Age, a remarkable exploration of the great creatures that roamed the Earth millions of years ago. Sometimes standing more than 14 feet tall, mammoths and mastodons towered over the lands of Europe, Asia and North America from as long ago as 1.8 million years in the past to as recently as 10,000 years ago, during the Ice Age. And now they’re coming to the Royal BC Museum.


This engaging, interactive exhibition tells the amazing story of the Ice Age in BC – and around the world. Explore how mammoths and mastodons lived with other giant creatures like short-faced bears and saber-toothed cats. Through a rich collection of fossils, casts, preserved flesh, immersive media and engaging interactives, visitors will discover the Proboscidean family tree, from woollies to mastodons to dwarves to modern-day elephants, immersed in a richly animated Ice Age panorama. Then for the first time ever in Canada, you will be able to see Lyuba, a 40,000 year-old baby woolly mammoth. Discovered in Siberia in 2007, Lyuba is the world’s most complete preserved mammoth. This is a remarkable opportunity for visitors to see an animal – now extinct – that once roamed across much of BC.


Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival @ Kits Point at the foot of Whyte Avenue
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm

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Celebrating its 27th Season in 2016, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September.

The Merry Wives of Windsor: June 17 – September 24

Bard’s 2012 hit show is back! It’s 1968 in Windsor, Ontario and Sir John Falstaff is set to seduce two wealthy women – until these merry wives get their sweet and hilarious revenge.


Romeo and Juliet: June 3 – September 23

Bard presents a classic staging of Shakespeare’s great romantic tragedy, the story of two passionate young lovers whose happiness is destroyed by their families’ bitter feud.

BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival @ Percy Parry Stadium
Jun 18 all-day

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BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival is an all-day celebration of everything Scottish and Celtic in British Columbia. It is a great family day of kilts, bagpipes, massed pipe bands, highland dancers, Scottish heavy events (caber tossing) kids activities, British food, whisky tastings, beer gardens, cultural activities, music, entertainment, drumming and more.

11th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic @ St. Andrew's United Church
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm



St. Andrew’s United Church invites the public to attend its annual Teddy Bear Picnic on Saturday, June 18th from 10:30a.m. – 2p.m., rain or shine, at St. Andrew’s Park in North Vancouver (St. George’s Ave & 11th street). The event is free and features a variety of entertainment for everyone, including clowns, music, storytelling, face painting, cookie decorating and a bouncy castle!

2016 BCBusiness Top 100 @ The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm




On June 23rd, join Peter Legge as he continues his revealing and insightful interview series with British Columbia’s business legends. This year’s special guest is CEO extraordinaire Christine Day.

From Starbucks to Lululemon, Christine has helped build and transform West Coast companies into global premium mega-brands. She continues her winning ways as the CEO of Luvo, where she is innovating and disrupting the frozen food industry.

Don’t miss your chance to hear from one of our province’s most powerful women. Reserve your tickets to the 2016 BCBusiness Top 100 event today.