The City of Bhangra is Back!
- Photo Credit: Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society.
Kick-start your summer with the 2013 City of Bhangra Festival, happening May 30 – June 8th! This lively, 9-day festival features performances by local & international artists, free outdoor concerts, dance performances, workshops, and percussion events. Plus, enter to win tickets with our contest below!
- Photo Credit: VIBC
Feel the room come alive with the rhythm of drums at the City of Bhangra’s Repercussion events, which are being held in Vancouver on May 30th & Surrey on June 6th. Some of Metro Vancouver’s finest percussionists will be performing, including Sal Ferreras, Paul Bray, Celso Machado, Kurai Mubaiwa, Jack Duncan, Karn Bhuller, Amika Kushwaha and Susan Nase. The Surrey performance will also feature internationally-acclaimed percussionist Sunil Kalyan, who has worked with Missy Elliot & Punjabi MC! >> Get tickets (more…)
1st Annual Surrey Restaurant Week!
The first annual Surrey Restaurant Week is happening May 24-June 2, 2013, presented by Tourism Surrey and the BC Restaurant & Foodservices Association! Come out & dine at over 40 participating Surrey restaurants, as they serve up delectable set menus for $20, $30 & $40. Whether you want to try Thai, go for a great curry, or check out a local brewpub, Surrey’s diverse dining scene will be sure to tantalize your taste buds. Check out some of the great dining options below & click to see available menus! (And, enter to win a contest below.)
For a full restaurant list, visit http://surreyrestaurantweek.com/menus
Night Markets Return to Richmond & Chinatown!
- Photo Credit: Annie Lambla
Steamed barbecue pork buns. Fish balls in curry broth. Barbecued spicy squid. The deep fried, spiral, flavored potato awesomeness that is rotato, washed down with a mango frappe. The Richmond Night Market and the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market (both starting May 17, open on weekends until the Fall) are about more than amazing food, but the incredible combination of tastes and smoky, inviting aromas is why my friends and I keep coming back to both of these events year after year. (more…)
Must-Visit Metro Vancouver Attractions: Capilano Suspension Bridge
With the long, warm summer days approaching, it’s a great time get out and explore our beautiful region. As such, we thought we’d do a series highlighting some of Metro Vancouver’s must-visit attractions – all located just minutes from Surrey, BC!
First up: Capilano Suspension Bridge!
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Just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Capilano Suspension Bridge easily ranks as one of the top – if not the top-ranked visitor attractions in Metro Vancouver. Almost in an instant, you’re deep in the primeval West coast rainforest; enhanced with an “Ewok-friendly” treetop adventure, a cliff walk that will blow your mind and get your heart running at the same time, mysterious totem poles – not to mention the main attraction - a 450-foot long foot bridge suspended 70 meters over the misty Capilano River! (more…)
Kick-off Your Summer at the Cloverdale Rodeo!
Don your spurs, saddle-up, and head on over to the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair happening this coming May Long Weekend, May 17-20th, at the Cloverdale Fair Grounds (6050 176 Street)! This fun, lively festival has plenty of family events & entertainment to choose from, whether you want to watch some of the world’s best & bravest bull riders, test your mettle yourself on a mechanical bull, or watch some cowboys duke it out in a good ol’ fashioned cook-off. (Enter to win tickets for 4 below!)
The Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo will feature Roughstock Rodeo Events (Bareback, Saddle Bronc & Bull Riding) and Ladies Barrel Racing. The top twenty-two rodeo contestants in each event (as per the 2012 World Final Standings), 2012 Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo Champions & 2012 Canadian Pro Rodeo Champions are invited to participate at the Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo, so you can see the best in the West…North, South, and East. The events will happen through the duration of May 17-20th (view the schedule) culminating in the Rodeo Finals on Monday, starting at 3pm. The rodeo finals will also feature renowned country-singer Kenny Hess, who has shared the stage with big names like Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Tanya Tucker, Brooks & Dunn, as well as a performance by Trick Rope artist Tomas Garcilazo. (more…)