Community Events – August 18, 2017

Ways to Save at The Fair – Fair opens August 19th

Promotional Days –

  • Celebrate Canada 150 on Opening Weekend – August 19 – 20, 11am – 1pm
    • Show your Canadian pride by visibly wearing red or a maple leaf and receive Fair Gate admission for just $1.50!
  • FREE Gate Admission for all Guests – August 22 & 29, 11am – 1pm
    • Re-entrance hand stamps will only be given after 1pm. Guests are welcome to re-enter the gates prior to 1pm without hand stamp.
  • Seniors’ Day – August 24, 11am – Late
    • Seniors 65+ receive FREE gate admission and FREE Ferris Wheel rides (West Coast Wheel)
  • Library Day – August 23, 11am – Late
    • Show any BC library card to receive $5 gate admission!
  • Vancity Member Special – Every Day of the Fair, 11am – Late
    • NEW extended Special – Vancity members receive $5 gate admission every day of the Fair!


  •  Guests with disabilities can purchase an $11 Gate Pass which allows an accompanying attendant if needed. We simply ask that you show your Access 2 Card or another form of documentation. This offer is only valid on site at our ticket booths.


Noontime Notes

 July 4 – August 24

Enjoy FREE live lunchtime music on Central City’s outdoor plaza every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:45am to 2:00pm!

Link to the lineup:

We’re making a big splash with this year’s Musical Nooners summer concerts! 

The popular CBC Musical Nooners summer concerts return for their 8th year!

Beginning on July 7 and ending August 25, these free, live music concerts will be happening every weekday on the CBC Vancouver outdoor stage, located at 700 Hamilton Street (between West Georgia and Robson) in Vancouver. Grab your lunch, your friends, your kids or your co-workers and join us Monday to Friday from 12 – 1 pm!

While we do control the line-up, we can’t control the weather. Be sure to follow @CBCVancouver and #musicalnooners for updates and schedule changes due to inclement weather.

And the 2017 line up is…

Spacious Music at the Atrium

June 25, July 23, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, 5 pm – 6:00 pm

Woodward’s Atrium (351 Abbott Street, Vancouver, BC.)

Harambecouver is Vancouver’s Newest Multicultural parade with a focus on Diversity and Reconciliation! For More Info visit       August 25 – 27

Inclusion BC to Host Inclusive Orchestra from Korea

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Inclusion BC is proud to host String Ensemble Angelorum, an inclusive string orchestra from Korea that is making waves around the world.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to enjoy the spectacular sounds of String Ensemble Angelorum, a string orchestra made up of youth without and with special needs (such as autism and intellectual disabilities).

Concerts will be held in Victoria (September 13 at Alex Goolden Hall) and Richmond (September 9 at Fraserview Church).

Tickets by donation at the door!  For more information contact Karla at 604-777-9100 or

BelowString Ensemble Angelorum has some fun with its rendition of “Gangnam Style.”


Click on poster to enlarge!

Camping Fees for Persons with Disabilities

The purpose of this program is to provide support for persons with disabilities who are also receiving income assistance from the authorities identified.

Camping for free – what are the criteria?

If you meet any ONE of the following criteria, your camping party can camp for free. There is also no charge for a second non-recreational vehicle.

Collingwood Neighourhood House Community Lunch

Collingwood Neighbourhood House invites you to lunch every Tuesday and Thursday. Full meal prices are $6.25 for adults, $5.00 for seniors, $4.00 for students and $3.25 for children under 12.  Items can be purchased a la carte or “to go”.

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