Vancouver Biggest Ever Networking Party! – Aug 22

networking event, community event

For those who don’t know I have been writing featured posts on Hello Vancity for a while and I am super pleased to announce Hello Vancity and Spark Metric 3rd annual VANCOUVER BIGGEST EVER NETWORKING (Thai Cuisine)

DATE: Thur, August 22 

TIME: 6pm-10ish

VENUE: The Profile, 375 Water St, The Landing, Gastown


  • Authentic Thai cuisine (included in the ticket price)
  • Sinful desserts (included in the ticket price)
  • Many chances to win lots of fabulous prizes
  • ‘60 Second Power Tips’ from business influencers through out the night (Not self promotion speeches, but powerful business tips and advice that will impact your life and business.)
  • A spectacular harbour view from The Landing and The Profile in Gastown
  • A cash bar at your service by our partner Carte Blanche Events
  • A feature presentation on ‘How to Access Your Intuition for Business Success’
  • Thai Cuisine cooking & vegetable carving demonstration by Benjarong Thai Cuisine

Use special promo code ‘hellovancity’ and pay only: $29 each

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5th Annual Garlic Festival – Aug 25

5th Annual Garlic Festival in Richmond
5th Annual Garlic Festival in Richmond

Metro Vancouver’s only Garlic Festival

Get your breath mints ready, The Sharing Farm’s 5th Annual Garlic Festival is back this August 25th at Richmond’s Terra Nova Park.

Open to all ages, this free event combines organically grown artisan garlic and garlic goods with family friendly activities like: live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, exhibitors and everyone’s favourite, garlic ice cream.

Some of the highlights for this year’s festival include:

Over 1,000lbs of fresh organically-grown artisan garlic for sale
Contra dancing to the Sybaritic String Band (We want to you dance!)
Cooking Demonstrations by West Restaurant, Graze Restaurant, and Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant
Wood Fired Cob Oven eats by Steveston Pizza
The groovin’ sounds of Brehdren
Earnest Ice Cream with Garlic or Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Kids Activities with demonstration honey-bee hives, hay pile, crafts, and more!
Free workshops: Learn to grow your own garlic

Free Admission! Free Parking! Free Valet Bicycle Parking!

Garlic Festival History

The Sharing Farm’s annual Garlic Festival is the only garlic festival in Metro Vancouver and the place to be for garlic lovers. This is a great family event so mark your calendar and plan to spend a few hours. Festival highlights from previous years include artisan garlic sales, garlic ice cream, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, fun kids activities, local exhibitors, and food vendors.

For several years, The Sharing Farm has hosted the only Garlic Festival in Metro Vancouver and the largest agriculturally-based festival in Richmond. Bringing together great food, great music and great garlic, this free event is open to all ages. Come shop, eat and enjoy the beauty of Richmond’s multiple award-winning Terra Nova Park. Even with threatening rain clouds and a very small advertising budget, last year’s festival was attended by over 2,000 garlic lovers. This year we anticipate between 2,500 and 3,000 guests to our largest single fundraiser of the year.


Fourth Annual Corn Festival Aug 17

Vancouver’s Farmers Market


Vancouver Farmers Markets will be hosting its Fourth Annual Corn Festival on Saturday, August 17 at the Kerrisdale Market. Visitors will find fresh-picked BC corn by the truckload, fun for the family, and information booths on corn products and the farming process.

What: Corn Festival

When: Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Kerrisdale Farmers Market, East Boulevard between 37th and 41st Ave near Kerrisdale Arena

Why: Bright visuals, bustling crowds taking in the family fun and community of the farmers market

**media release**

Vancouver Pride Festival & Parade – Aug 4

pride vancouver 2013 Festival & parade
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Over 150,000 Pride partiers take in the Festival and Market, which is a great place to be before, after, and even during the Parade. This celebration includes live music by local performers and the local market provides a great mix of products, services, and community organizations.

Date: August 4, 2013
Time: 11am
Where: Sunset Beach @ Beach and Bute

Musical Stylings by:
DJ Marty Funkhauser
DJ Sista J and Young SquirePerformances by:
Deborah Cox
Eleanor Rigby
Jerome Mandrake
Man Up
Hunter Valentine
Clara Shandler
Celestial Seasons
Mathew Presidente
Jess Cullen
Carnival Band
Natasha Burnett
Sarah K
Tonye Aganaba
Jeffrey Shaker
Carlotta Gurl

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